Top 8 Plant-Based Skincare Ingredients For Clean Beauty

Meet the superstars of clean beauty. 


Safe for your health and the environment, these all-rounders are adored by many for their exceptional efficacies. In general, plant-based ingredients infused in many of Luxury by Sofia’s beauty collection can be classified as either plant extracts or essential oils. Discover our skincare powerhouses and how they can help you address your skin concerns.  


Plant Extracts:  Derived from various solid/liquid separation techniques, plant extracts are concentrated essences of a plant. These complex compounds contain high concentrations of natural vitamins and minerals that deliver a broad spectrum of skin-loving benefits.


Aloe Leaf Juice Extract:  Aloe Leaf Extract, also known as Aloe Barbadensis on ingredient lists, has a long history in being used for its medicinal properties. This mighty compound contains over 200 nutritional substances, including 20 minerals, 20 amino acids, 12 vitamins and active enzymes. Protect your skin from the harmful action of free radicals and damaging UV rays. If you have sensitive or blemish-prone skin, Aloe Leaf Juice Extract helps to soothe flare-ups and deliver anti-inflammatory benefits that speed up wound healing.

 

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Centella Asiatica:  Indigenous to parts of Southeastern US and Southeast Asia, Centella Asiatica is widely used for its medicinal properties. Commonly known as cica, this multi-action plant extract is rich in amino acids, beta-carotene and fatty acids that help strengthen your skin barrier and reduce water loss. It delivers superior anti-aging properties and boost collagen synthesis to reveal a glowing youthful complexion.

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Geranium Extract:  Derived from the leaves of Pelargonium native to South Africa, Geranium Extract features intense anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic benefits that are effective at keeping breakouts at bay. This floral extract is rich in fatty acids that help build healthy skin cells for a silky smooth texture that looks lit-from-within.

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Sugar Cane Extract:  A popular skincare ingredient for very good reasons, Sugar Cane Extract contains lactic acid that smoothens uneven skin texture while gently exfoliating your skin to stimulate skin cell turnover. It delivers an intense dose of moisture and its composition of phenolic compounds boast antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Essential Oils

 

Essential oils are powerful plant derivatives that capture their ‘essence’ through distillation or mechanical extraction like cold pressing. They are highly concentrated so a little bit of product can go a long way. For instance, a single drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to around 28 cups of peppermint tea.

 

Coconut Oil

Extracted from the kernel, or meat, of the coconut fruit, Coconut Oil boosts skincare absorption and deeply hydrates your complexion for a supple finish. It is rich in fatty acids, natural vitamins and antioxidants that neutralizes the action of harmful free radicals.

 

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Safflower Oil

Originating from the seeds of Safflower plant, this potent essential oil acts as a lubricant on your skin’s surface and creates a soft smooth canvas that glows. It is an effective skin conditioning agent that strengthens skin barriers for a youthful look.

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Jojoba Seed Oil

With a wax structure that is comparable to the natural oils on our skin, Jojoba Seed Oil is loved for its exceptional moisturizing effect as it is absorbed into your skin quickly and deeply. Its anti-inflammatory properties improve the symptoms of eczema and rosacea. Enriched with Vitamin E and B, Jojoba Seed Oil soothes sunburns, repairs damaged skin and regulates sebum production for a healthy complexion. 

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Sunflower Oil

Cold-pressed from seed of the sunflower plant, this essential oil is the ultimate skin barrier rescuer. Sunflower Oil strengthens the epidermal layer of our skin to help it retain moisture. Its high concentration of antioxidants and Vitamin E help to fade fine lines and erase multifaceted signs of aging.

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Beauty can benefit both you and the environment. Live in harmony with nature by choosing organic skincare and makeup that harnesses the many miraculous efficacies our ecosystem has to offer without leaving any negative eco footprints.

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