Ingredient Spotlight - How Do Natural Ingredients Benefit Your Skin
Body wash ingredients matter. As we’ve said before, what you put onto your skin can have as big an impact as what you put into your body. Choosing safer alternatives can enhance your wellbeing, but how do these organic ingredients actually work? What natural ingredients for skin care benefits does OC Naturals incorporate into our personal care and beauty products? And how do our body wash natural ingredients leave your skin feeling soft, clean and nourished?
Follow along as we shout out the blend of plant-based ingredients we feature in our OC Naturals Hand and Body Wash collection.
Natural Ingredients For Skin Care Benefits
Natural ingredients have been used for centuries for skin care purposes, thanks to the abundance of vitamins, antioxidants, essential oils, hydrocolloids, proteins, terpenoids and other bioactive compounds. Moreover, plant extracts are typically much safer than their chemical counterparts and are a cost-effective alternative to beauty products made with synthetic ingredients.
A 2015 study by the University of Porto demonstrated antioxidant and antimicrobial activities and tyrosinase inhibition effects in various plant extracts. It concluded, in summary, that “many plant extracts, after being duly studied, can be a safe, efficacious and cost-effective alternative to synthetic products.”
That’s quite a bit of scientific information, so let’s break it down one by one.
Antioxidants: compounds in foods that scavenge and neutralise free radicals linked to various diseases (including heart disease and certain cancers).
Antimicrobial: anything that inhibits the growth of bacteria, prevents the formation of microbial colonies and may destroy microorganisms.
Tyrosinase Inhibition: preventing melanin accumulation in the skin.
Although there is always more work to be done towards creating even greater formulations of plant extracts, natural ingredients for skin care benefits are “becoming more prevalent in formulations, due to consumers’ concerns about synthetic ingredients/chemical substances.”
“In summary, many plant extracts, after duly studied, can be a safe, efficacious and cost-effective alternative to synthetic products.”
Natural Ingredients From OC Naturals
Nourishing Frangipani and Nectarine
A nourishing, plant-based body wash blended with frangipani and nectarine alongside a mix of papaya and lotus extracts for soft, clean, healthy-looking skin. Created in partnership with Australia Zoo in support of their Animal Adoption Program, a portion of every purchase of Nourishing Frangipani and Nectarine body wash will go towards the ongoing fight for wildlife conservation. Each bottle features a stunning design from local artist Brigitte Hanley of Frankie B Design that beautifully reflects the partnership's nature.
Uplifting French Pear and Apple
Another incredible array of body wash ingredients for the Australia Zoo Animal Adoption Program, this uplifting, plant-based body wash is blended with french pear and apple and a combination of lime and vanilla extracts for soft, clean, healthy-looking skin. And just like its Nourishing sister, the Uplifting French Pear and Apple body wash also features unique artwork from Frankie B Design.
Refreshing Mango and Papaya
Our Refreshing body wash is the ideal choice to refresh your skin after a long day. Blended with organic mango and papaya extracts, enjoy soft, clean, healthy skin every time you step out of the shower.
Soothing Blood Orange and Bergamot
Our Soothing hand wash combines organic blood orange and bergamot extracts to help soothe your hands as you clean, for a softer touch every time you wash.
Replenishing Vanilla Shea
Enjoy a natural, plant-based formula in our Replenishing Vanilla Shea hand wash. Shea butter and safflower oil are combined to create a deeply moisturising hand wash that will soften and protect your skin. If you want your hands feeling cleansed, soft and smooth, and smelling like vanilla, find it at your local Independent Supermarket.
Antibacterial Lemongrass and Ginger
Kill 99.99% of germs while leaving your skin soft with our Antibacterial Lemongrass and Ginger hand wash. Gently cleanse your skin while killing germs with our natural, plant-based, antibacterial formula, combining lime juice and organic olive oil with a delicately fresh aroma of lemongrass and ginger.
Hydrating Coconut Crème
Soft, hydrated, clean, healthy skin is just a bottle of Hydrating Coconut Crème body wash away. A natural, plant-based formula blended with organic coconut oil, avocado oil and shea butter is available at selected Independent Supermarkets.
Moisturising Vanilla Ylang Ylang
Don’t worry about pronouncing the name. Just enjoy the naturally, plant-based formula blended with organic sunflower oil, brazil nut oil and vanilla extracts for soft, moisturised, clean, healthy skin. Available at Coles and selected Independent Supermarkets, our Moisturising Vanilla Ylang Ylang body wash nourishes your skin and leaves a beautiful scent.
Natural Ingredients That Benefit Your Skin And More
With our ingredient spotlight over, we want to remind you that on top of our natural ingredients for skin care benefits, it’s vital to choose Certified-Cruelty-Free products that are free of animal testing.
By switching to OC Naturals, you’ll enjoy soft and clean skin, with peace of mind knowing nature, and the animals that inhabit it, won’t be harmed. We even use recycled plastic for our bottles in our semi-solar-powered factory!