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Botanical Skincare

Therapeutic & Medicinal

 

BENEFITS

  • Fight premature aging.
  • Can protect the skin from the effects of harmful UV exposure.
  • Prevent inflammation.
  • They promote hydration.

What are Botanics in Skincare?

Botanicals are simply plants that are valued for their therapeutic or medicinal properties. Components that have been extracted pack a powerful punch with high levels of nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which are essential for the nourishment and regeneration of skin cells.

Plant-derived (Botanical) Ingredients were among the very first cosmetics. Natural colourants, plant juices for soothing and protection from insect pests, and fragrant oils for imparting scent were all used in ancient times. Historically, plants were the only way to produce products for cleaning, moisturising, covering up blemishes and even treating minor skin conditions.

Why you need Botanicals in your skincare routine

  1. Botanical-Skincare-IngredientsVitamin C, collagen production and reducing pigmentation are always on top of the skincare target list, botanicals such as kakadu plum dramatically give the look of brighter skin due to increased collagen production and help reduce the appearance of dark spots.
  2. Botanicals such as bilberry contain phenolic acids (polyphenols), which have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Due to their natural origin and low toxicity, phenolic compounds are an exciting tool in combating skin ageing and sun damage which is a major win when we are worried about fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Many plants contain botanicals abundant in nutrient-rich oils to nourish and restore your skin whilst improving firmness, smoothness and radiance. Our favourite plant oils which are lightweight, non-greasy and penetrate like a boss are jojoba, apricot and Squalane.
  4. Davidsons Plum is a botanical which is extremely high in antioxidants and contains anthocyanin, a flavonoid that researchers have found assists in the prevention of wrinkles and the elimination of free radicals. Think of it as an AHA treatment for your skin. Davidsons plum is a star ingredient in our Aquila AHA & Antioxidant toning essence.
  5. Aloe Vera has to be the most well-known botanical, a natural moisturiser that helps reduce transdermal water loss and contains antioxidants, vitamin E and beta carotene. These stellar nutrients help to fight free radicals whilst promoting skin and wound healing. The perfect botanical for acne scars, dermatitis and dry skin.
  6. Botanical Skincare offers a huge range of targeted benefits to your skin and you won’t find a formulation without them. They are a gentle, more natural way to approach skin care concerns without the need for synthetic ingredients.

Aspect Dr products feature higher-level active ingredients to ensure maximum efficacy without a prescription. These products are only sold at select physician, skin clinic and spa locations. The purchase of any Aspect Dr products requires our Skin Specialist at NASCENT Skin & Beauty Clinic to speak with you before your purchase can be shipped.

Our skincare products containing Botanicals

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A Guide to Selecting the Best Skincare Products

Your skin is the bodies largest organ. Its major functions are protection, regulation and sensation. If our skin is not functioning to its full ability, these functions may become compromised.

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of skincare options these days. Not only are there doctors, dermatologists, skin professionals and aestheticians telling you this or that, you also have YouTubers, bloggers and beauty enthusiasts flooding you with thoughts and ideas too. It’s no wonder there are so many skin issues and concerns these days. When you don’t know where to start or what information is reliable, how is your skin really going to respond? More importantly, the use of incorrect skincare products can actually exasperate your condition or cause additional skin problems.

The use of professional active ingredient skincare is recommended. The “Professional” skincare products we recommend on this site can only be purchased through certified stockists and practitioners who are required to provide their professional advice on the application of these products, (as opposed to those you can purchase over the counter (OTC) in the department stores and supermarkets). These recommended professional products contain;-

  • higher levels of active ingredients to boost your skin’s health and correct skin problems
    (OTC product lines have less active ingredients to minimise the chance of irritation to protect the buyer)
  • are backed by clinical studies
    (not exaggerated unsubstantiated claims)
  • are made in small batches and distributed to trained or licensed skin therapists, spas and salons to be supplied with professional advice on their use
    (OTC products are made for the masses and sold in department stores and supermarkets)
  • contain small molecule technology for dermal and epidermal penetration
    (OTC products that lack active ingredients, have large molecules which are not able to penetrate the skin. When a product can’t properly penetrate the skin, it will only “superficially” treat and temporarily provide relief to skin concerns. This gives the illusion that the products are working without actually treating the skin. Professional lines use molecular technology that penetrates the skin producing clinical results)
  • are packaged in airless pump packs to eliminate spoilage of ingredients  when exposed to the air
  • have pH balanced and adjusted ingredients – skin functions at its prime when the natural pH is between 4.5 and 5.5.
    (Often OTC products don’t take pH into consideration and will leave the skin in an alkaline state. When the skin is alkaline, bacteria and free radicals (such as pollution) can invade the skin)
  • do not contain unnecessary fillers and preservatives

Professional skincare often has a reputation of being “too expensive” but that is more often than not actually far from the truth. A good professional line will price their products according to the concentration of active ingredients versus fillers and are actually overall more budget-friendly. It is a common mistake to overuse products which leads to the perception that professional skincare is more expensive. Our Skin Specialist will advise you on the appropriate amount and when to use the products according to your skin condition and type.

When used properly, professional skincare products will last longer and work better giving you the ultimate bang for your buck. OTC products will have a lower upfront cost but over time can be similar in price or more expensive than professional skincare and won’t actually repair the skin condition being treated.

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