At Sattva Pure we strive to create products that work without compromising our ethics. We use a variety of plant based ingredients, like clay, flowers, oils, and fruit extracts.
Aloe vera is a well known skincare ingredient, and for good reason. It does most of it’s work by moisturizing the skin and improving the skin’s ability to form a protective barrier.
Aloe vera makes a great moisturizer for oily or combination skin types as it moisturizes without feeling heavy or greasy. The moisturizing properties give aloe vera the power to improve your skin’s recovery after a sunburn and improve the look of wrinkles and stretch marks.
Hyaluronic acid is one of my favourite skincare ingredients. It works by helping your skin absorb water molecules, which allows your skin to stay more hydrated and plump. It reduces dehydration and dryness, helps to balance your skin, and it even improves the look of wrinkles.
Shea butter is a rich, nourishing butter that’s sourced from the African Shea Tree. Shea butter is moisturizing and anti-inflammatory. I use raw shea butter all over to hydrate and soothe my sensitive skin.
While it has a rich texture that could scare people with acne prone skin, it has a comedogenic rating of 0, which means it won’t clog your pores and is safe to use on your skin.
Known for it’s natural anti-inflammatory benefits, willow bark is often used in natural products designed for acne prone skin. It’s also commonly used as a natural way to reduce headaches.
What gives it it’s anti-inflammatory properties is the chemical salicin, along with other plant chemicals called polyphenols and flavonoids, which have antioxidant, fever-reducing, and antiseptic properties.
Castor Seed Oil
A few years ago I used castor seed oil regularly to draw out impurities (mostly blackheads) so my skin could heal.
Castor oil can do more than draw out impurities. It’s great for reducing the signs of aging, inflammation, and acne. It’s moisturizing, and it’s great for healing and even fading acne and acne scars. What’s not to love?
We use castor oil in both of our cleansers.
Sarah Price is a green beauty writer with an obsession with holistic skincare. She writes about natural beauty and more on her self titled blog.