Plant-based vs Synthetic Skincare

December 19, 2019

Plant-based vs Synthetic Skincare

Do you want to make the switch to plant-based skincare but you're not sure if it really delivers? You may be all for ditching the synthetic ingredients, but not the results, right?

There’s a long-prevailing myth that to be effective, beauty products need synthetic ingredients - you might skip over the natural brands believing they’re not as effective in addressing problems like acne, rosacea, or wrinkles.

It’s time to bust that myth with the help of Coast Sydney Botanicals

The results of plant-based skincare formulated with highly potent, antioxidant-rich ingredients can rival and even outperform their synthetic counterparts.

Science has proved some of the hardest-working ingredients in skincare products are natural.

Formulated with natural ingredients rich in essential fatty acids, herbal extracts, essential oils, and natural cosmetic butter packed vitamins and minerals, plant-based skincare naturally nourishes your skin.

Thanks to cutting edge scientific advancements and extraction technology brands can create high-tech natural formulations from natural and organic bases. Plant-based skincare today looks very different from say a decade or two ago.

Potent, yet delicate botanical and active ingredients aren’t compromised and their effectiveness remains true to nature.

Many synthetic ingredients are created to mimic the natural version - but with a longer shelf life due to the mass production of synthetic formulations. Why not choose the natural option to start with!

Let’s take a look at 8 hardworking extracts that target a range of skin concerns from acne and hyperpigmentation to fine lines and wrinkles. Plump, energised, healthy skin from the power of plants.

Aloe Vera extract: Calming for inflamed, irritated skin, aloe vera soothes while Vitamins C and E work to improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep it hydrated.

Prickly Pear fruit extract: Prickly pear extract acts as a natural hyaluronic acid, a humectant, which helps your skin retain moisture. It also contains skin-softening vitamins E and K, as well as skin-nourishing fatty acids and minerals like calcium and potassium.

Sake Extract: A long-held Japanese beauty regimen includes the use of sake baths to achieve moisturized, flawless and even skin. Naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, sake is used to smooth, soften and protect the skin.

Witch Hazel: A natural astringent, witch hazel removes excess oil and boasts impressive antioxidant qualities to calm skin and reduce redness.

Willowbark Extract: Revered for its astringent, conditioning properties, this extract is a powerful skin rejuvenator. A natural exfoliant, it’s an effective ingredient in acne treatments thanks to its ability to help skin shed dead cells and clear pores. It contains phenolic acids, flavonoids, tannins and minerals which all promote skin rejuvenation.

Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus): Plumps and smooths the undereye area reducing the appearance of dark circles and evening out skin tone. Butcher’s Broom contains flavonoids that are beneficial for skin.

Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica): Used in ancient ayurvedic health, this extract is prized for its ability to regenerate skin cells by enhancing the synthesis of collagen.

Kakadu Plum Fruit Extract: This incredible Australian native fruit contains the world’s highest levels of vitamin C which is essential for collagen production.

How to use your Coast Sydney Botanicals Simply Detox Purifying Serum

Simply Detox is a purifying serum in a gel texture. It acts as a serum and a primer for your foundation application.

After cleansing, apply 2 drops onto face and massage in. Use as a primer before your foundation, and/or at night for deep rejuvenation while you sleep.

Formulated with 100% plant based ingredients, powered by 7 superheroes: prickly pear fruit/stem extract, sake rice wine extract, butcher's broom, witch hazel, willowbark extract and gotu kola (centella asiatica).Light in texture in a base of aloe vera gel, another adaptogenic plant extract that has the ability to regulate the skin’s balance point. When balanced, your skin is not susceptible to skin irritations and is performing at its best with a radiant glow.

If you would like to learn more about Coast Sydney Botanicals products, head to their website:

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