Best Natural Skin Care Ingredients and What They Do Part 2

Since we already covered the importance of knowing and trusting the skin care ingredients, let us focus on our next favorite natural skin care components. This time we introduce to you pea protein and green tea – powerful natural ingredients with the potential to deeply condition our skin and provide essential nutrients and minerals.

Pea Protein

We talked about pea protein benefits for hair before, now let’s take a look at the amazing properties it offers for our skin. 

Pea protein is built from amino acids called pea peptides, which are known to induce collagen production in the body. A perfect balance of essential amino acids gives pea protein excellent nourishing and restoring properties.

In skin care products pea protein is usually found in a hydrolyzed form that absorbs easier and deeper into the skin. In this form pea protein can have great benefits for our skin, including:

  • Deep hydration: hydrolyzed pea protein fractions with lower molecular weights are able to penetrate deeper into the skin. Because of their hygroscopic nature, these fractions significantly increase moisture levels in deeper layers of the skin.
  • Anti-aging properties: – a group of vitamins including niacin (B3) and thiamine (B1), known to prevent signs of aging and hyperpigmentation
  • Lifting properties: thanks to different molecular weights and the ability of these fractions to work in synergy, pea protein has the potential to promote elasticity and plumpness of the skin. It improves the tone and the overall condition of the skin.

Green Tea

Green Tea has been known for centuries as a very powerful antioxidant. In Japanese and Chinese tradition it is believed that green tea cleanses and purifies the body. Today, many studies show that drinking green tea can have a positive impact on our bodies. 

Applied topically green tea shows anti-inflammatory, soothing, and restoring properties. This is attributed to the high amounts of polyphenols, which are a major active component of green tea. Here is how they work, together with other important elements:

  • Catechins: polyphenolic compounds, naturally found in some plants. Catechins have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and give green tea the potential to reduce redness, irritation, and swelling. They protect the skin from UV radiation and work in synergy with other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.
  • Vitamins B and E: green tea contains vitamins B2 and B3 (niacin) which are, together with vitamin E, essential for healthy skin. Vitamin E promotes cell regeneration and improves skin hydration, while vitamin B2 is known to maintain collagen levels and promote firm and youthful skin.
  • Caffeine and tannins: these components are known to shrink blood vessels and contribute to depuffing of the skin. This is why green tea is commonly used to treat puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, but also to brighten and even out skin complexion.

Both pea protein and green tea can be found in Phillip Adam’s body washes. By combining these two ingredients in his all-natural formula, Phillip Adam has delivered a unique body care experience with the best of nature.

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