The Best Ingredients For Hydration
This winter is the time to #HydrateWithHemp. So let’s talk about our favourite topic: hydration!
At Alivio HQ, we are super passionate about keeping our skin and our bodies hydrated. Our unofficial motto is, of course, “stay hydrated!”. Luckily, we know just the super ingredients to help us in our quest for happy, moisturised skin.
The following ingredients are all bottled up in the Alivio range:
Say hello to Aloe! Just like our hero ingredient, Hemp, Aloe Vera is extremely versatile! The plant is often used to alleviate sunburns, as it not only soothes and moisturises the skin, but prevents the skin from peeling. We use Aloe Vera in our Day and Night Creams as they provide deep hydration. Aloe Vera also supports the production and release of collagen, which is a protein that plays an essential protective role in the human body.
Our favourite type of tea! We use Green Tea extracts for our Day Cream and Glycolic Facial Cleanser. The antioxidants found in this green goodness can protect your cells from UV damage, while the EGCG is known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and boosting skin radiance.
The star of the show! Every single Alivio product contains Hemp. So, why did we create an entirely Hemp-based skincare range? The answer is really simple: Hemp seed oil contains anti-inflammatory properties and is gentle on the skin. It helps to clear acne, minimises the production of sebum (oil) and moisturises the skin. Studies have also shown that Hemp oil has anti-aging properties, which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It really is a dynamite ingredient that has a lot of love and healing to give.
Many people hear the word ‘acid’ and automatically think it’s some kind of harsh chemical, but in actual fact, Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by the human body! It can be found in the skin, connective tissue and eyes and reduces noticeable fine lines and wrinkles by retaining moisture to the skin. This moisture increases skin cell production, which paves the way to smoother, plumper skin cells! Pretty amazing, right?
Science does not lie! A small research study with 19 volunteers with and without a history of atopic dermatitis compared the benefits of sunflower oil to olive oil when used on the skin, and found that sunflower oil was highly effective at hydrating the skin! And we are not surprised: Sunflower Oil is particularly beneficial for dry skin. With its natural calming properties, it helps to improve the skin's ability to retain moisture and is also revolutionary for people with dehydrated or sensitive skin.
So which natural hydrator should you try? The answer is, of course, all of them! You can find all of these ingredients in our range, here.
Let Alivio walk with you on your journey to healthier and happier skin.
For more information, visit our Ingredients page.