Spice up Your Skin Care Routine with Jasmine

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Are you getting fed up with trying to sift through ingredient lists that require a degree in chemistry to understand? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Skin care shoppers are increasingly turning to products with more natural and organic ingredients and less synthetic ones.

The Organic Movement

Organic skin care has exploded in popularity and quickly become one of the fastest growing trends in skin care. Shoppers are getting fed up with fancy, over-priced, anti-aging skin care products that leave behind dull and dry skin and are turning to more natural ingredients as an alternative.

Understandably, many women have grown cautious of the seemingly endless parade of exotic new chemical ingredients with little in the way of studies to address their safety or potential, long-term effects. This is one of the biggest driving forces behind the explosive growth in consumer demand for organic skin care solutions.

How many times have you tried a promising new anti-aging cream only to find out that it left your skin dried out, inflamed, or with some form of irritation? One of the biggest benefits of organic creams and lotions is that they tend to be well-tolerated by even the most sensitive skin.

So which ingredients are trending right now?

One popular organic ingredient frequently appearing in new products is Jasmine.

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Just the name alone has the ability to conjure up images of exotic locations and traditional skin care benefits. These delicate flowers have a long history in skin care due to their soft, soothing, natural aroma. To this day, they are hand-picked as the blooms unfurl in the early morning sunlight and gently stacked to preserve their delicate structure.

While Jasmine has long been used to soothe, hydrate, and add fragrance; the anti-aging benefits of the timeless flower are just now being fully discovered and incorporated into a wide variety of skin care creams and treatments.
You will typically find it in one of two forms, the essential oil or the botanical extract.

What is it about Jasmine that makes it so attractive?

Many of the ingredients in the products we use on a daily basis are being made with increasingly harsh chemical compounds that can take their toll on your skin over time and lead to redness and irritation. Clinical studies have also shown that Jasmine essential oil has a stimulating and uplifting effect on mood! (Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20184043)
That is where this traditional flower comes into play.

The gentle soothing properties can often counteract some of the negatives associated with some of the products we put on our skin. It works to smooth, moisturize, and soothe irritated skin and is often found in night creams and overnight treatments.

Some Products to Consider

Some of the specific names that come to mind include an organic night cream by Eminance called Jasmine Tangerine Age-Defying Night Cream or Alba Vitamin E Moisture Cream. Both of these luxurious blends earn points for absorption and overnight moisturizing treatments. Available online and in some organic food markets, these two represent an attractive value and affordable treat that can provide your skin with a gentle boost of radiance.

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