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Potential Benefits of Our Skin Care Ingredients

These claims have been made for these natural ingredients from other Health Care Sites and we at The Playful Hippie want you to have this information to help you decide which soaps may be most beneficial for your skin.

Coconut Oil- may be linked to some potential benefits for skin, including reducing inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and helping heal wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrC30:C54obial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria,  Coconut oil is composed primarily of nourishing fatty acids and is especially high in lauric acid. It also contains vitamin E and healthy fats, which help to make skin smooth. helps to improve skin elasticity and collagen production. Coconut oil is also known for its anti-aging properties. Coconut oil has anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and Vitamin A, which help to slow down the aging process and may help to reduce the damage from free radicals and the sun.

Olive Oil- According to the International Olive Council, olive oil has many vitamins, including A, D, and K, as well as vitamin E. If you’re prone to acne, using a soap made with olive oil may help decrease your acne by killing off the bacteria that causes the acne. Olive oil is also known to moisturize and hydrate your skin. if you have sensitive skin, particularly oily skin or a skin condition such as dermatitis, olive oil might not be the best choice.

Palm Oil- Used topically, Palm Oil restores hydration to dry skin, preventing further dryness by sealing in moisture. Suitable for use on sensitive skin, it effectively nourishes areas afflicted by eczema, psoriasis, and stretch marks. The antioxidant properties of Palm Oil boost immunity and delay the onset of wrinkles.

Shea Butter- High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using shea butter on your body, especially your face, can condition, tone, and soothe your skin.

Sweet Almond Oil- Reduces puffiness and under-eye circles. Improves complexion and skin tone. Treats dry skin. Improves acne. Helps reverse sun damage. Reduces the appearance of scars. Reduces the appearance of stretch marks.

Castor Oil- Preventing wrinkles. Castor oil contains antioxidants that fight free radicals in your body. Fighting acne. Castor oil has antibacterial properties. Reducing puffiness. Moisturizing. Soothing sunburn. Fighting dry lips. Promoting overall skin health.

Avocado Oil- The beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E found in avocado oil help moisturize and protect your skin from damaging UV rays and also increase collagen metabolism.

Hempseed Oil- Hemp oil can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent signs of aging from developing.

Jojoba Oil- Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage control.

Wheat Germ Oil- Being a great source of vitamins - B6, Folic acid and E, wheat germ oil is said to act as an anti-ageing agent for the skin. "Vitamin E is a strong anti-oxidant and it promotes healthy skin as it prevents many skin problems like psoriasis, eczema and dry skin.

Sunflower Oil- Sunflower seed oil moisturizes your skin. Due to its rich vitamin E content, Sunflower seed oil has emollient properties that help the skin retain its moisture. Vitamin E helps trap moisture inside skin cells, keeping skin hydrated for a longer period. This is good news for people with eczema.

Vitamin E- Vitamin E helps support the immune system, cell function, and skin health. It's an antioxidant, making it effective at combating the effects of free radicals produced by the metabolism of food and toxins in the environment. Vitamin E may be beneficial at reducing UV damage to skin.

Goat's Milk- High-quality goat milk products contain fats that can gently hydrate the skin and may be helpful for people with dry and sensitive skin. Goat milk is also rich in lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid that gently aids in skin cell exfoliation.

Glycerin- Acts like a sponge and draws more moisture to itself. It also helps slow down the evaporation of water from the skin, which can help keep skin moist and hydrated in the middle of winter. Several scientific studies provide evidence that glycerin effectively moisturizes and hydrates skin.

Buttermilk- Excellent as a bleaching agent. It is enriched with lactic acid, ideal for solving a host of skin-related issues. It can help solve skin woes like discoloration, spots, blemishes, etc. It can also help lighten age spots and tighten skin. It helps check sun damage, tanning and sunburn.

100% Absolute Rose Essential Oil- Rose Oil has been proven as an excellent treatment for acne-prone skin due to its antiseptic and astringent properties. Its anti-inflammatory benefits will also help those that struggle with acne, inflammation and/or skin redness.

French Lavender Essential Oil- Fights Acne. Soothes Eczema and Dry Skin Conditions. Anti-Inflammatory. Detoxifies Skin. Heals Injured Skin. Helps Prevent wrinkles.

Geranium Essential Oil- Its astringent property helps tighten the skin and to diminish the appearance of the symptoms of aging, such as sagging and wrinkling skin. For decades, Geranium Oil has also been used to promote hair growth by nourishing the scalp and balancing the production of sebum and natural oils.

Tea Tree Essential Oil- A popular choice for treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It's thought to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. It may even help to prevent and reduce acne scars, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.

Bergamot Essential Oil- Several compounds in bergamot oil have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This may make bergamot oil an effective spot treatment for acne in people who do not have sensitive skin. Its analgesic qualities may also make it effective against painful cysts and pimples. 

Eucalyptus Oil- The Australian aborigines used eucalyptus leaves to treat wounds and prevent infection. Today the diluted oil may still be used on the skin to fight inflammation and promote healing.

Lemongrass Essential Oil- As the herb is packed with vitamin A and C, it works hard to keep your skin and hair glossy. However, beyond that it also has astringent properties which helps to minimize your pores as well as keep your oil levels balanced – cutting back on those pesky pimples.

Lemon Essential Oil- Acts as a detoxifying agent that nourishes, cleanses, and exfoliates skin while clearing up skin issues such as oiliness and acne. Its anti-bacterial properties can also sanitize wounds.

Lime Essential Oil- Limes contain vitamin C and flavonoids, the antioxidants that strengthen collagen.

Vanilla Essential Oil- The niacin, thiamin, and pantothenic acid found in vanilla essential oil help promote skin health, keeping skin clear of acne and fending off free radical damage. It can also help prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.

Patchouli Essential Oil- Treating skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne, or dry, cracked skin. helping with oily hair or dandruff.

Peppermint Essential Oil- Naturally cleanses the skin and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect which soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne.

Chamomile Essential Oil- wound healing, including ulcers and sores. anxiety relief. easing skin conditions like eczema or rashes. anti-inflammation and pain relief for conditions like back pain, neuralgia, or arthritis.

Rose Clay- The exfoliating and polishing action gradually reduces the appearance of pores and puffiness. As your skin gets used to the regular special treatment, you may see a more lifted, firm appearance. The consistent exfoliation can also help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as even skin tone.

French Clay- French green clay is beneficial in removing impurities and tightening the pores, toning the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and reducing inflammation in acne. It can also be used as a full-body treatment to soften dry, rough skin.

Kaolin Clay- benefits your skin by gently sloughing away dull dead skin, absorbing impurities from your pores, and leaving your skin feeling wonderfully soft! 

Ground Pumice- Helps exfoliate dead skin and reveal young, beautiful skin. Reduces Rough, Dry Skin. Creates Smoother Skin.

Oatmeal- Oatmeal can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Oats also contain compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers. They remove the dirt and oil that clog the pores and exfoliate the skin.

Activated Charcoal- Activated charcoal effectively cleanses the skin, unclogs pores, removes deeper impurities, and dead skin cells. The result is smooth, supple, and even-toned skin. Dirt, toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, and other poisons are attracted to the charcoal molecules and washed away.

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt- Himalayan Pink Salt becomes a powerful detoxifier as this ionic salt solution helps to extract the toxins out of your skin and tissues. The Himalayan pink salt penetrates your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and nourished.

Dead Sea Salt- Working in a variety of ways to alleviate discomfort, Dead Sea salt helps to strengthens skin tissue, improve blood circulation, eliminate toxins and balance the skin's natural pH levels. Dead Sea salt can also help to treat eczema by exfoliating dead skin cells, rehydrating the skin and restoring depleted minerals.

Wheat Grass Powder- Has Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory and Neuroprotective properties. Vitamin A in wheatgrass enhances skin luster and offers a natural glow. Possibly helps with dermatitis.

Coffee Grounds- Coffee has Antimicrobial Properties that may protect the Skin against Germs. A great Exfoliant for Scrubbing away Dead Skin Cells. Caffeic Acid is an Antioxidant. The Scrubbing effect Increases Blood Flow and Circulation.

Honey- Helps balance the bacteria on your skin, which makes it a great product to use for acne.  Honey speeds up your skin cells' healing processes.