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Skin soothing ingredients work to visibly reduce irritation, sensitivity or redness upon application. This group of ingredients derived from plants, packed with antioxidant and provides anti-aging benefits to the skin. Designed to target sensitive, redness-prone and inflammation skin but works wonder for all skin types.

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The Best Skin-Soothing Ingredients

There are so many skin-soothing ingredients in skincare products, I have selected some of the best ingredients that work best to soothe and calm irritated skin:

Harakeke is one of New Zealand most ancient native plant, also known as New Zealand Flax or Phormium tenax. This amazing ingredient is packed with linoleic acid and polysaccarides, able to lock in our skin's natural moisture, promotes skin cells turnover rate and has an awesome soothing benefit on the skin.

Oats is a super anti-inflammation ingredient due to its main molecules like Lipids, Beta Glucan and Avenanthramides. These molecules help replenishing our skin’s natural oils, supports skin’s hydration level, increases production of collagen and works like a topical antihistamine to reduce itchiness and irritation.

Aloe Vera helps soothe and ease dry and irritated skin due to its cooling and medicinal properties. It loaded with minerals, vitamins, glycoproteins (speed up healing process) and polysaccharides (stimulates skin growth and repair).

Niacinamide (B3) has soothing and hydrating properties. When applied to irritated, troubled skin will calm it down and reduce skin’s redness. Additionally, niacinamide supports the production of ceramides, protect against Transepidermal water loss (TEWL- amount of water passively evaporates through skin due to external environmental factors)

Panthenol (B5) has the ability to regenerates skin tissue which helpful in recovery of acne scars, spots, rashes, eczema and psoriasis. It also helps maintain skin softness and elasticity, smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Suitable for dry, aging and damaged skin.

Calendula is widely use in skincare products due to its strong healing and soothing medicinal properties and also anti-inflammation, antibacterial, anti-fungal as well.

Centella Asiatica, is well known ingredient in Asia for its anti-inflammation property, provides soothing, repairing, regenerating and calming effects for the skin. It used to improve small wounds, cuts, burns and eczema conditions.

Allantoin extracted from Comfrey plant’s roots and leaves, that has soothing and moisturizing properties, designed to treat sensitive or compromised skin. This is one of the non-irritating ingredients that provides natural exfoliation and helps stimulating new tissue growth. However, nowadays, most forms of Allatonin use in cosmetics nowadays would probably be synthetic.

Honey has antiseptic, wound healing properties, draw and holds skin’s moisture, protecting, moistursing at the same time and promotes healthy skin.

Ceramides help replenish the skin, maintain and protect skin’s moisture and hydration. This is really important as no matter how benefits the ingredient is to your skin, if your skin’s barrier is damaged, it takes longer to repair so please look after it.​


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