6 ingredients we love in Christmas skin care
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6 ingredients we love in Christmas skin care

We asked Charlotte Vøhtz, organic beauty pioneer and founder of Green People organic skin care, to share 6 of the best beauty ingredients for defying dryness, dullness and skin congestion at Christmas time.

Von Hannah Mepham

6 Minute read

We asked Charlotte Vøhtz, organic beauty pioneer and founder of Green People organic skin care, to share 6 of the best Christmas skin care ingredients for defying dryness, dullness and skin congestion during the festive season.

Natural ingredients for Christmas skin care

 

COAL

Famously left in stockings of naughty children, Charcoal, in its activated form, is actually very beneficial for the skin.

COAL

Charlotte says:

“Activated Charcoal is an incredibly porous natural ingredient that is known to draw out impurities and balance the skin’s oil production.

“A great ingredient for skin that’s feeling the congesting effects of Christmas indulgences, the Activated Charcoal we use is a fine, black powder which is derived from waste Coconut husks.

“It is highly porous which makes it very absorbent and ideal for using in deep-cleansing skin care, such as Green People’s Purifying Face Mask.”

 

 

MYRRH

Reputedly gifted by the three kings, Myrrh has a royally good reputation for helping to heal damaged skin and is a favourite for Christmas skin care.

 

MYRRH

Charlotte says:

To make One Balm, our multi-purpose beauty balm that soothes and restores dry skin, we blend Myrrh with Cranberry Seed Oil, Orange Peel Oil and Frankincense.

“We use Myrrh because it is known to help accelerate skin healing. By distilling Myrrh into an essential oil, we can incorporate its natural anti-inflammatory benefits into balms that can be used to help heal skin and lips that have been left chapped or cracked by exposure to cold winter weather.”

 

 

FRANKINCENSE

According to the Christmas story, Balthasar travelled from ‘the land of spices’ to bestow Frankincense on the baby Jesus. We can only wonder if he knew of the skin-boosting benefits of his spice-scented surprise.

 

FRANKINCENSE

Charlotte says:

“The qualities of Frankincense are more suited for older skin than the skin of a newborn babe. This spicy scent has astringent qualities that make it ideal for rejuvenating mature skin and smoothing out wrinkles.

“That said, Frankincense also has a calming scent that could be very useful when it comes to helping a little one to settle. It’s so naturally soothing that we use it in all three products in the Alexandra Kay Me Time Scents Pure Essential Oils Collection.”

 

 

CRANBERRY

Cranberries make a tasty Christmas dinner sauce but they’re even more appetising when you know that they also serve skin a winter boost of antioxidants.

 

CRANBERRY

Charlotte says:

Ruby red cranberries are rich in natural antioxidants, such as tocotrienols (a form of vitamin E).

“When we use Cranberry Seed Oil in skin care, it delivers a deeply nourishing 1:1 balance of Omega-3&6 essential fatty acids and Omega-9. The result of this is that skin feels instantly smooth and moisturised.

“Another great benefit of Cranberry Seed Oil is that that it helps to maintain skin hydration by protecting the skin’s lipid barrier, making it an ideal ingredient to use in creams for dry, itchy skin.

“That’s one of the reasons why we use Cranberry in our Pure Luxe Body Oil, a home-spa body oil that envelops dry, snake-like skin in moisture to leave it soft, supple and radiant. The perfect Christmas skin care treat.

 

 

 

CLOVE

Commonly used in Christingles, the slightest sniff of Clove scent can conjure up a sense of Christmas, but could it help your skin to find its festive feel-good factor?

 

CLOVE

Spicy Clove can lighten a low mood, improve memory and fight lethargy and is great for swapping afternoon slumps for a power-hour of productivity.

“Green People use Clove to make its Alexandra Kay Time to Ease Muscle Relax Body Oil which can be used to ease feelings of tiredness and tension in the body. It also features zesty Lemon Oil which smells fresh and pure and has properties that aid concentration, increase energy and lift the spirits.”

 

 

ORANGE

Love the zesty, fresh scent of dried orange slices at Christmas? Dry skin does too!

 

ORANGE

Charlotte says:

“It’s important to exfoliate dull, skin. Otherwise, it will simply sit on the skin and congest the pores, preventing the absorption of your skin care.

“Orange & Lemon Fruit Extracts are brilliant for bringing brighter skin to the surface and provide naturally occurring Citric Acids to gently exfoliate and promote healthy cell turnover.

“These extracts are just some of the 5 AHAs that I use in my signature Age Defy+ by Cha Vøhtz AHA Radiance Peel Mask which leaves skin velvet-soft as it promotes cellular renewal and a bright, youthful complexion.”

 

 

Shop festive beauty treats

Treat your family and friends to luxurious Christmas skin care gift sets and organic body care that balances, restores and replenishes.

Need a gift for someone with very sensitive skin? We’ve got just the thing, with a dedicated scent-free collection for those with reactive skin.

 

 

Need a hand choosing?

We know it is tricky to choose when buying Christmas skin care and beauty gifts online. Our friendly UK customer care team can help you pick the perfect present.

We’re around 9-5 Monday to Friday and are always happy to help. Please give us a call on 01403 740350.

 

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