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The Benefits of Using Plant-Based Skincare Products

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The Benefits of Using Plant-Based Skincare Products

If you still haven’t found skincare products that suit your needs, look to nature. Studies suggest that plant-based ingredients are often gentle yet hard-working, and they do these important things:

1. They make your skin look glowing.

Seaweed or kelp contains alginates—acids that help soothe, soften, and hydrate the skin. A study involving kelp creams found the products to be safe, since they didn't irritate the skin.

Try: Origins™ Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash (P1,250). With regular use, it helps keep oily areas of the skin shine-free and the dry areas moisturized.

2. They protect and soothe your skin.

Cactus extract was found to keep the skin hydrated even after being rinsed off. It also has soothing properties for dry and sensitive skin, as it inhibits signs of stress.

Try: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Defense Advanced Daily UV Defender SPF45 Broad Spectrum (P2,100), a non-chemical sunscreen.

3. They help protect against skin aging and inflammation.

Ginseng is a medicinal plant widely used for skincare in South Korea. It’s been found to have antioxidant properties that help fight skin aging caused by UV rays.

Meanwhile, caffeine and other nutrients in coffee have been reported to help protect against skin cancer. Newer research states that coffee is also effective in preventing inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea.

Try: Origins GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer (P1,800). With regular use, it moisturizes the skin and makes skin look more radiant.

4. They're good for the environment.

Supporting plant-based products encourages the beauty industry to further protect its materials and sources. Origins, for instance, has partnered with FEED Inc. (Fostering Education and Environment for Development Inc.) to plant 540 trees at Laguna-Quezon Land Grant, a 6,765-hectare property essential to the University of the Philippines' research and initiatives in the region. The brand’s global team has also donated 7000 USD (approximately P363,600) for FEED’s other reforestation projects.

To know how to become more eco-conscious, watch this.

Shop Origins skincare products on Lazada and in Origins stores located in SM Mall of Asia, SM Makati, SM Megamall, as well as in The SM Store in SM North EDSA and SM Cebu. Visit the Origins website and Facebook page to know more about its products and endeavors.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Origins.