Our Favourite Natural Skin Care Products
Using natural skin care products containing plant-based actives and natural ingredients is a healthy and effective way to treat every skin concern from dehydration, and dullness to hyperpigmentation and signs of ageing.
Why choose natural beauty care?
Natural skin care products are a gentler choice for your skin and formulated with nutrients and antioxidants to feed and nourish your skin. You’ll avoid the toxic ingredients in traditional formulations that can dry out and damage your skin barrier as well as pose long term risks to your health.
Common toxic skincare ingredients:
Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
Even if you’re only applying a *small* amount of these chemicals to your skin, when you apply them day after day it increases the ‘toxic load’ on your skin. This can lead to potentially harmful health and skin complications over time.
Plus, some of these chemicals are known irritants, causing immediate reactivity and inflammation for many people.
Natural skin care products are free from the toxic ingredients that put your skin and health at risk. They can contain a blend of natural and plant-derived ingredients, including active ingredients.
Active ingredients are the heavy lifters of your skin care routine. Put simply, an ‘active’ is the ingredient included in a skincare formulation to target a specific skin care concern. For example, hyperpigmentation, dehydration, ageing concerns, and redness.
We’re excited to introduce you to 5 products from the esmi range that feature the best natural skin care ingredients as well as hard working actives!
Probiotic Skin Mylck
Probiotic natural skincare products are really having their moment to shine. Exciting research continues to uncover just how beneficial topical probiotics can be for skin.
Put simply, probiotics are a group of live bacterial cultures that are beneficial for your skin and body. Good bacteria!
Lysates are concentrated doses of probiotics that research has found to be specifically beneficial for the health of your skin.
Your skin has its very own eco-system known as its microbiome which exists on the outer surface of the skin. This ecosystem is teeming good and bad bacteria (microflora) and skin needs a balance of both to be healthy.
Problems happen when bad bacteria outnumber the good bacteria. Skin can become reactive, sensitive, and inflamed.
This is where Lysates can help. Introducing these good bacteria to your skin’s microbiome can help build up your skin’s defences against bad bacteria and promote a healthy environment for skin to renew and repair itself.
A very light moisturising lotion that simply melts into the skin, the probiotic rich formulation ideal for extremely sensitive, compromised skin.
Skin Mylck contains the 100% Australian Made probiotic Lysate to help create an ideal environment for compromised, ultra sensitive skin to thrive, heal and protect itself from outside irritants and bad bacteria.
24K Gold Nourishing Oil
Luxurious and non-greasy esmi 24K Gold Nourishing Oil contains high quality, cosmetic grade, 24k gold flakes and is perfect for combination to dry skin as a moisturiser. It helps address dryness, dehydration, ageing, fine lines and wrinkles on face, neck, and decolletage.
How does gold leaf work?
The hero of this face oil is cosmetic grade, 24k gold leaf. A natural antioxidant with active properties it offers powerful anti-ageing benefits. It helps to boost circulation, stimulate collagen, and increase skin elasticity.
Not only does gold antioxidant activity help increase the production of new collagen, but it can also help protect the health of existing collagen by fighting free radical damage caused by environmental stressors.
Natural, active benefits of 24k Gold Nourishing Oil
esmi 24K Gold Nourishing Oil can help stimulate skin’s collagen production and strengthen elasticity for a smoother, firmer, looking complexion.
It aids in neutralising damaging free radical activity on existing collagen to fight signs of fine lines, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and dullness.
The oil also imparts a beautiful healthy glow post-application thanks to an increase in blood circulation.
In addition to gold flakes, 24K Gold Nourishing Oil contains natural and plant derived ingredients including a blend of rosehip, jojoba, avocado, and coconut oil.
esmi 24k Gold Nourishing Oil is designed as the moisturising step. Cleanse and then follow with 24K Gold Leaf Oil or, if you use a serum, cleanse then apply the serum then 24K Gold Leaf Oil.
Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie
The best natural skin care ingredients to treat inflamed, red skin will help cool and calm inflammation.
This is exactly what the ingredients in our quick absorbing and water-based, Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie do!
With an energising wild mint aroma, this serum cools and heals damaged, red skin with potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hydrating properties. The natural ingredients with active properties include:
Tasmannia lanceolata extract
Australian native ingredient Tasmannia lanceolata extract contains polygodial, a potent antioxidant and active ingredient. An anti-inflammatory agent, this natural extract calms red, blotchy skin caused by inflammation.
A natural ingredient, arnica is a flower with incredible skin healing benefits.
The main restorative antioxidant, sesquiterpene lactone, has anti-microbial activities which, along with arnica’s flavonoids help soothe and reduce inflammation as well as accelerate healing.
Moisture promoting and skin repairing aloe-vera contains active ingredients
including vitamins (vitamins A (beta-carotene), C, E and B12), enzymes, minerals, salicylic acids, and amino acids.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera, which is more than 95% water, have protective, calming effects on stressed out, inflamed skin.
Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie is suitable for all skin types to treat red, puffy or acne inflamed skin it’s ideal to use after laser, IPL or diathermy treatment.
After cleansing, apply the serum and once absorbed, follow with a moisturising face oil or lotion.
Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum
To combat dehydration for all skin types, Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum aids in deeply replenishing skin cell’s water content.
A combination of natural and plant-derived active ingredients work together to hydrate from the inside out to restore, repair and reveal healthy skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar molecule found in your body that helps skin retain much-needed moisture for plumpness and elasticity.
A natural humectant ingredient that can hold 1000x times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid attracts moisture to your skin to rehydrate the surface layer. This helps address concerns like flakiness, dullness, and fine lines.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Niacinamide is an active form of vitamin B3. It’s a non-toxic, plant-based ingredient derived from yeast that is actually found in skin cells naturally.
It works to stimulate the production of ceramides - which are essential for a healthy skin barrier - and promote hydration.
Niacinamide is a soothing, safe ingredient for all skin types - particularly if you’re dealing with reactivity, inflammation and want to strengthen a compromised skin barrier.
A versatile ingredient, allantoin is known for its ability to promote the natural exfoliation of dead cells on the surface. This softens skin and aids in increased hydration as moisture is able to better penetrate the deeper levels of the skin.
Allantoin also possesses soothing and anti-irritant properties while promoting the renewal of epidermal cells.
Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum increases hydration by 25% within 2 hours
Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum is like a big drink of water for your cells containing triple action Hyaluron! This increases hydration by 25% within 2 hours for a plumper, brighter complexion.
Light-weight, non-comedogenic and deeply hydrating, every skin type and concern will benefit from this serum, including oily skin types.
After cleansing, apply the serum and once absorbed, follow with a moisturising face oil or lotion.
Pomegranate Brightening Serum
Dealing with pigmentation, dark spots, and dullness? Meet our Pomegranate Brightening Serum.
Formulated with the best natural skin care ingredients plus plant-based actives this serum helps target these concerns.
Brimming with potent Australian native and plant-derived ingredients with skin lightening abilities, this serum helps reduce discolouration and promote a radiant glow.
Don’t believe the myth that natural skincare ingredients are less effective! Kakadu Plum is a perfect example of a natural ingredient that can deliver a significant, positive change for dullness and hyperpigmentation.
This Australian native superfruit is believed to be the world’s most potent source of natural Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that regenerates the skin and plays an essential role in helping diminish the appearance of dark spots and promoting a glowing complexion.
Liquorice root extract
Liquorice root extract is packed with a polyphenolic flavonoid called glabridin.
Studies tell us that glabridin prevents pigmentation caused by UVB rays and also offers anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin. Liquorice root extract is popular in natural skin care to help improve skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, dullness, eczema, acne, and melasma.
Pomegranate isn’t only delicious in a fruit salad, it offers benefits to your skin when applied topically as an extract too.
Rich in plant polyphenols (micronutrients packed with antioxidants) pomegranate extract can aid in neutralising free radical activity while encouraging skin repair and regeneration.
Pomegranates also contain Vitamin C to help with skin brightening.
The brightening serum can be applied morning or night. Use the dropper to apply an amount smaller than a pearl on cleansed skin and gently massage in. Allow the serum to absorb before applying other products.
It’s extremely important to protect your skin daily with an SPF and avoid excess or prolonged sun exposure when using Vitamin C serums.
Have sensitive skin? Apply on cleansed skin every second night for 2 weeks, gradually increasing to every night. Can be used morning and night eventually.
Discover the full range of esmi Skin Treats that use natural and plant-derived ingredients.