We're sizzling over here! This month it's all about the hottest natural skincare trends in beauty for 2018. Also trending... having eco-friendly products and packaging. For Qēt Botanicals, that's no trend... it's already our passion! Auto-immune disease, thyroid issues, infertility, sensitivities... these issues continue to rise, and there are more and more links to the unhealthy synthetics found in many everyday care products. Blech! We refuse to compromise our health for beauty, and we ALL need to be mindful about packaging and waste when it comes to what we love and use.
It's really important to know that not all "natural" is created equally. More on this below in our "New to Natural?" segment. Thankfully, as we continue on our clean journey while developing and sharing our true-to-nature treatments with you, we refuse to compromise for lesser quality ingredients or those that appear to be natural, but really aren't. No way ~ we won't compromise our health for beauty!
The hottest and must-have ingredients and trends for 2018 are resurfacing over and over again. We are happy to see that they're some of our favorites as well.
Here are three most sought after natural ingredients trending today:
Dry skin, acneic skin, inflamed skin, mature skin... rose offers a relief and benefit to these various complexions and concerns. High in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, the age-defying, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help calm and treat skin. Beware of synthetic rose, such as 'rose fragrance' ~ it's inexpensive and it's everywhere. The benefit lies in only the naturally derived rose oil. Rosehip seed oil contains proteins, high levels of Vitamins A and C, and is like nature's form of Retinol and Retin-A without the side effects. Rosehip seed oil can help combat the signs of aging and may offer natural skin brightening and balancing benefits.
Here is a list of Qēt Botanicals' skincare products that contain rose and rosehip seed oil.
Our Restoring Cleansing Oil with Rose, Restoring Clay Exfoliant with Tea & Rose, Restoring Herbal Exfoliant with Tea & Rose, Restoring Day Serum, Restoring Night Serum, Hydrating Toning Water with Lavender & Rose, Hydra-Rose Eye Serum, and Rosewood Botanical Nectar.
This little root is highly antibacterial all on its own. We use turmeric in our skincare and blend it with other antioxidant and healing elements to help fight acne, rashes, Rosacea bumps, bug bites, and other minor skin upset as these surprises pop up. Curcumin is an ingredient in turmeric and offers the antibacterial punch. Turmeric can also treat UV damage on the skin, and the antioxidants may also help lessen scarring and clear the complexion. Ask us... we know! :)
The Qēt Botanicals Spot Serum is our favorite friend to keep on hand for those surprise and reoccurring skin upsets. The turmeric in our Spot Serum can help to heal and reveal clear skin once again.
Because some skin can benefit from caffeine, various forms of caffeine can be found in more skin and body care than before. Caffeine restricts the size of the blood vessels which helps to eliminate redness on the surface. Some also feel that because it temporarily can remove any excess water in the skin, because it causes a slight dehydration, it may help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It's a secret of models before hitting the runway... a little caffeine body polish rubbed on the backs of the thighs may smooth any unwanted cellulite.
Many brands use extracts of caffeine ~ because we use no extracts, we prefer to use the bean, the whole bean, and nothing but the bean. :) Additionally, because it can remove excess water in the skin, we choose to use it only on the body rather than on the face. Think about this... we see caffeine popping up in various eye treatments. Yes, it may reduce puffiness, but it's only because it removes the natural hydration in the skin. Our eye areas have very little oil glands, so removing excess water in that area or on the face can cause dehydrated skin.
Qēt's Espresso Mint Body Polish contains true and beneficial amounts of caffeine from the sustainably harvested organic coffee beans we use. It softens, cleanses, and exfoliates all in one exhilarating application.