Ancient Secrets for Clean Beauty Formulations


 March 31, 2021

Long before the concept of clean beauty formulations was mainstream, natural skin care was trending. Centuries ago, Ancient Egyptians were using plant-based skin care as an integral part of health and hygiene to offer protection against the hot sun and Moroccan women were slathering argan oil on their faces to provide those anti-aging effects. Back then, the only proof of nature’s beauty powers was someone complimenting you on your radiant glow. Now, science tells us that certain raw ingredients can moisturize the skin, protect against the elements, and repair damage.

Today’s consumer wants products made with clean beauty formulations and those that have proven results. Let’s take a look at three skin secrets from nature that earn top clean beauty brands’ thumbs-up.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is referred to as “liquid gold” not only because of its golden-hue, but also for the powerful ways it benefits skin and hair. Argan oil absorbs easily and is non-irritating, making it a great moisturizer for skin, nails and hair. Even Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian swear by it.

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Organic Argan Oil is a water-soluble, non ionic ingredient that allows to add the benefits of Argan Oil in water-based formulations. And because of the trans-esterification production process, this ingredient retains the properties of Argan oil.

Organic Argan Oil from Arganizm is 100% natural, cold-pressed and solvent-free. It contains a high level of essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid, which are beneficial for nourishment and protection of the skin and hair.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has been used for years as an antioxidant to protect skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. It helps to stimulate the production of collagen, retain moisture and repair scar tissue. Just recently, Jessica Alba launched Gloss-C Lip Gloss by Honest Beauty emphasizing natural, organic ingredients that bring results.

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Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate from Selco (INCI: Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) is a stabilized Vitamin C derivative that is metabolized on the skin. Stable in cosmetic formulations, this ingredient releases pure ascorbic acid to improve collagen synthesis and repair, with skin brightening and antioxidant benefits.

Olive Oil

As clean beauty continues to gain traction, even Jennifer Lopez has launched her own line: JLo Beauty. She claims that the secret to her glow is the natural ingredient, olive oil. Olive oil is naturally rich in Oleic Acid (omega-9), squalane and squalene plus antioxidants and is widely used in beauty products for its moisturizing and conditioning properties.

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OLEAMULS® Range brings olive oil’s priceless virtues into emulsifying systems that are state-of-the-art, effective, 100% vegetal-derived and safe. It is PEG-Free and palm-oil free.

BergaCare FG Olive is a COSMOS approved alternative to silicones. With quick skin penetration, this liquid emollient (based on olive) is odorless, heat stable and free of preservatives. This PEG-free derivative allows to add the benefits of olive oil in water (O/W) based formulations.

While popular names, like JLo and Jessica Alba, are now synonymous with clean beauty, it’s clear the movement’s roots extend deeper than today’s celebrity world.