All Natural Anti Aging Skin Care: A Beginner's Guide & Ingredient Advice

all natural anti aging skin care

All Natural Anti Aging Skin Care

I am endlessly intrigued by all natural anti aging skin care ingredients, and how the effect our efforts to combat the signs of aging.  It was how we began our skin care journey, and the development of our products reflect the very best ingredients that are naturally derived and the most promising.

It’s been a long road for skin care and the quest to fight the signs of aging.  As you’ll see below, there were some strange practices that brought us to where we are today.

Our Wrinkle Repair & Peptide Complex Cream is a really great way to amp up your natural anti aging skin care plan with a luxurious list of plant derived ingredients proven to help skin.

A Brief History of Natural Anti Aging Skin Care Through the Ages

Ancient Egypt

Did you know that the first archaeological evidence of all natural anti aging skin care and cosmetics is from Ancient Egypt roughly 6,000 years ago? But these discoveries weren’t just for aesthetics – they also protected the Ancient Egyptians from the elements, like the sun and insects. Makeup was also used to honor gods and goddesses. In terms of skin care, the Ancient Egyptians used castor, sesame, and moringa oils to fight dry skin and wrinkles. Ancient Egyptians also made a soap paste out of clay and olive oil to cleanse their skin. What is more, Egyptian women incorporated honey and milk masks into their beauty regimes to moisturize their skin, and they also took milk baths and used dead sea salts to exfoliate, rejuvenate, and heal their skin.

Ancient Greeks

In Ancient Greece, precious oils, perfumes, cosmetic powders, eye shadows, skin glosses, paints, beauty unguents, and hair dyes were in key in find and using all natural anti aging skin care. Ancient Greeks made their own skin care products using local, natural ingredients. One of the most widely used skin care treatments was mixing fresh berries with milk, and then applying the paste on the facial area. The Ancient Greeks also used olives and olive oil as exfoliants and moisturizers to combat dry skin. Lastly, honey along with milk and yogurt were used as anti-aging preparations.

Medieval Times

During the 12th century, all natural anti aging ingredients were regularly used in medieval Europe. Ointments consisted of animal fats, that were meant to hydrate dry skin. Smooth, white skin was highly regarded, and many women used herbal remedies to promote fair skin and diminish pimples. Aloe vera, rosemary, and cucumbers were used to cleanse the skin. Seeds, leaves, and flowers were also mixed with honey to create face masks, and vinegar was used as an astringent.

Renaissance

Women in the Renaissance period used silver mercury, lead, and chalk to color their faces - which is a far cry from the all natural anti aging skin care focus most time periods pulled their expertise from. Most of the skin care practices were the same as the medieval period, and women primarily relied on herbs and honey to cleanse and rejuvenate their skin (a little more all natural than the first group of ingredients we mentioned). Some other skin care remedies included using broom stalks to cleanse the skin and oatmeal boiled in vinegar to treat pimples. Bread soaked in rose water was also used to soothe puffy eyes and hydrate skin.

The Baroque Era

During the Baroque Era, women believed in saunas and sweat cleansing. Milk baths were also used for smoother more hydrated skin. Make up during this time was intended to look like paint, and heavy makeup was considered more respectable. Rouge was very popular, and in the 1780s, French women used two million pots of rogue per year. Women’s lips were reddened with distilled alcohol or vinegar.  Not all that appealing, but mostly aligned with the theme of all natural anti aging skin care.

1800s

Exercise, cleanliness, and skincare were all held in high regard during the 1800s. Zinc oxide was used to lighten skin, but often caused allergic reactions. Hygiene products became less expensive and more accessible. Harsh cleansers were often used - as were some all natural anti aging skin care ingredients like egg yolks, honey and oatmeal to hydrate the skin and help diminish blemishes. Lemon juice was also used to naturally bleach the skin a few shades lighter. During this time, too, Chapstick, Vaseline, and baby powder were invented, all of which were used in skincare regimes.

Our Wrinkle Repair & Peptide Complex Cream is a really great way to amp up your natural anti aging skin care plan with a luxurious list of plant derived ingredients proven to help skin.

Top 24 All Natural Anti Aging Skin Care Ingredients

When it comes to solving our anti aging skin care issues, there are 5 main categories that will help us achieve our goals.  You can count on these in just about any combination, and we've done a great job of stacking these kinds of ingredients in our products to make you can solve more than one skin care issue at a time:

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances that stop oxidation and the deterioration of cells in the skin and inside the body. In other words, they stop free radicals from damaging more cells:

Pomegranate Seed Oil: A strong antioxidant, with the capability to protect skin from cancer.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol):  Protects the skin membrane and can prevent the signs aging, an anti-inflammatory agent in the skin, as several studies have supported its prevention of inflammatory damage after UV exposure. 

Rosehip Oil:  Is naturally derived and rich in Vitamin A, C, and E, as well as Omega 3 and 6. Has been proven to regenerate skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars.  Known also to be a natural sunscreen ingredient.

Green Tea:  Can decrease the risk of skin cancer and alleviates water retention in skin. Great for firming and toning.  Anti-viral and anti-bacterial.  

CoQ10:  Also known as ubiquinone, is plant derived and excellent for encouraging significant collagen production.

Retinol

Retinol and retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin color. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin.

It's possible that some people might steer clear of retinol, being under the impression that it's harsh, but that's not actually true.  The prescription Retin-A is harsh on the skin, but these naturally derived options below still pack some punch and soothe the skin with their vitamin and nutrient qualities:

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil:  Sea Buckthorn berries are rich in vitamins A, B1, B12, C, E, K, and P; flavonoids, lycopene, carotenoids, and phytosterols.  It can dramatically help combat wrinkles, and sooth dry, irritated skin. 

Black Cumin Seed Oil:  Black cumin seed contains over 100 vitamins and minerals. These include vitamins A, B, and C, which help the skin retain moisture, maintain elasticity, and fight the damaging free radicals. 

Tomato Seed Oil:  Tomato seed oil is rich in vitamin a and vitamin c.  Due to its antioxidant properties, it is used for wrinkles, sun damage and age spots.  Its topical use helps to eliminate scars, wrinkles, rashes, stretch marks, acne scars, burns, cracked skin and dry skin.

Cranberry Seed Oil:  Rich in tocopherols and antioxidants.

Abrasive Exfoliants

Abrasive exfoliants are gritty solids help cleanse the skin when rubbed against the skin's surface.  The process of exfoliation eliminates the old cells and let the new ones emerge for skin renewal. Furthermore, they are used to combat aging signs and to reduce dullness of the skin.

This topic will offer some debate, but our experts stand strong on the fact that exfoliation is one of the most excellent ways to rid the skin of discoloration, a rough surface, fine lines, scarring, and help keep pores clear and therefore encourage less breakouts: 

Besides, exfoliation feels great and helps make your skin look fantastic as soon as your done.  

Aluminum Oxide:  Naturally derived from the earth, this dermabrasion crystal are is used by professionals.  This aluminum oxide we use is approximately 120 size grit which feels like fine grains of sand and is very beneficial for exfoliating away dead skin and smoothing the surface of your skin.

Sugar:  Sugar is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin.  It is considered gentle, and dissolves as it is worked into the skin.  There are a variety of sugar granular sizes that can be used.  

Coffee:  Contains natural caffeine which is excellent for firming and regenerating skin. Coffee is a powerful antioxidant. It offers natural UV protection.

Salt:  Depending on the kind of salt you use, it can contain dozens of minerals and vitamins, helps skin restore a normal balance, improve circulation, and gently draws out toxins.  We personally love using Himalayan or Dead Sea salt.

Crushed Seeds:  There are many crushed seed options that can be safe for skin exfoliation and offer some nutrition benefit to the skin’s surface. 

Acids (Non-Abrasive Exfoliants)

Glycolic:   Our glycolic acid is of high quality and benefits skin greatly by gently exfoliating layers of the skin to remove hyperpigmentation, the signs of aging, and helps keep pores unclogged which can lead to less breakouts and clearer skin.

TCA:  TCA is used to treat cosmetic issues such as removing acne scars, reducing facial wrinkles and reducing signs of aging.  It is capable of reaching deeper layers of the skin compared to most other acids on the market.

Lactic:  Our lactic acid is derived from cane and beet sugar and is vegan certified.  Lactic acid is specifically used to treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven complexion, and is considered a bit milder than other acids.

Malic:  Malic acid is one specific type of alpha-hydroxy acid, found in apples as well as pears.

Lighteners

There are some very good lightening ingredients on the market today, which we love.  These below are all naturally derived, safe, effective, and can help you really up your game in your quest for all natural anti aging skin care:

Arbutin:  Alpha Arbutin is derived from the Bearberry plant, and is the natural alternative to skin lightening. While it is natural, it can be faster and safer than chemical alternatives. Arbutin will correct sun spots and discoloration.

Kojic:  Kojic acid has been proven to lighten visible sun damage, age spots, and scars. This can result in an anti-aging effect on the skin. In addition to skin-lightening effects, kojic acid also contains some antimicrobial properties.

Niacinamide:  Improves skin color, decreases inflammation, improves blotchiness, and can lighten skin per the National Library of Medicine.

Licorice Root:  Has been used as an Aryuvedic remedy, is a strong antioxidant, and aids in lightening, toning, firming, and cellulite reduction.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate:  One of the most important skin ingredients available, it is an antioxidant and transforms into vitamin c when applied topically. It is known for wound healing, collagen production, corrects pigmentation issues, and improves elasticity.

Our Wrinkle Repair & Peptide Complex Cream is a really great way to amp up your natural anti aging skin care plan with a luxurious list of plant derived ingredients proven to help skin:

Conclusion

There is a long list of ingredients and ways we can enjoy all natural anti aging for our skin, and easily fit those things into our skin care routine.  Once you determine what your current skin care goals are, you can narrow down what ingredients and products would be a good fit for you.