Have you ever looked at a product’s ingredients list and felt lost? While many people want to hop on the wellness bandwagon—for good reason!—it can be difficult to understand what health products are made of or how they work. (Makes you wonder how Gwyneth Paltrow does it, right?)
But don’t worry, we’ve got you! Below, find a list of 6 good-for-you ingredients to watch out for. They’ll make you look good and feel good.
Himalayan pink salt is not just for your pantry anymore. These days, it’s found in everything from body scrubs and bath soaks to (believe it or not) lamps! This lovely, rose-tinted salt helps detoxify the body and ease aches and pains. And because of its deep-cleansing properties, its a godsend for folks with eczema and psoriasis.
WE RECOMMEND: Easy Cures Himalayan Pink Salt, P240
Previously associated with plastic surgeons, collagen is now one of the most hyped-up beauty buzzwords of the year. The amount of collagen you have is directly linked to how plump and firm your skin is. By applying it topically, you can stimulate new, healthy skin cells and look youthful for a long, long time. So can you imagine what miracles happen when you ingest it?
WE RECOMMEND: GNC Super Collagen+C (120 tablets), P2,299
Rosehips are the small red fruits that accompany the rose plant and are famed for their healing properties. Rosehip contains high levels of Vitamin C and lycopene, which rejuvenate the skin and maintain elasticity. Have we mentioned it can also fade scars? Goodbye, spots and stretch marks!
WE RECOMMEND: BeauOxi White Vit. C and Rosehips Extracts, P400
Listen, there is more to glutathione than its ubiquitous whitening claims. Yes, it happens to be effective in lightening pigmentation. But it also contains antioxidants, which neutralize the effects of free radicals. Even better, some studies have shown glutathione to be a cancer preventative, since it has a safeguarding effect on healthy cells. Maybe now you’ll consider it.
WE RECOMMEND: White Allure Plus 7 in 1 Enhanced Glutathione, P1,200
Got acne? Dry patches? Frizz? These are just some of the many reasons to try the ever-so-popular argan oil. Extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, this oil is rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants. This potent blend helps nourish the skin and boost healthy cell production, while warding off free radicals. There’s no questioning why argan is a favorite ingredient in natural beauty products.
WE RECOMMEND: Moe’s Professionals Argan Oil Hair Serum, P480
Also known as the Malabar Tamarind, Garcinia Cambogia is a sweet fruit from Indonesia commonly used for weight loss. Its main ingredient is hydroxycitric acid, which blocks the body’s ability to produce fat and suppresses appetite. In short, fruit should make your fitness goals happen faster.
WE RECOMMEND: Oxifit GarciniaCambogia Fat Burner, P1,200
Go on, make Gwyneth Paltrow proud and try one of these ingredients today!
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