Neem – The Healer
The neem tree – also known as the Indian lilac – has been recognized by the United Nations a the “Tree of the 21st Century.” It is the source of an ingredient that has long been an important component in Ayurvedic remedies because of its medicinal properties. Neem oil is rich in antioxidants, which makes it effective in combating inflammation, stretch marks, fine lines and discolouration. Neem’s antibacterial properties also make it the natural choice for curing skin infections or blemishes.
Aloe Vera – The Hydrator
Ancient Egyptians referred to aloe vera as the “Plant of Immortality” because it’s known to moisturize, protect against bacteria and repair sun damage. Rich in vitamins C and E, this plant-based ingredient is considered the ultimate skin hydrator. It improves firmness, soothes and reduces pigmentation. Aloe vera also contains plaint hormones gibberellins and auxins, which promote cell regeneration and wound healing. People with all skin types (even combination, oily or acne-prone complexions) benefit from incorporating aloe vera into their skincare routine because of its ability to evenly distribute moisture where it’s needed.