Spotlight on Ingredients: Neem Leaf | Velettà skincare

Spotlight on Ingredients: Neem Leaf

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One of the things that we love the most here at Velettá is being able to hunt down and incorporate natural ingredients that Mother Nature intended to be used on our skin. The beautiful thing about natural ingredients is that a lot of them have already been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine, which means that you are getting so much more out of it than just a dewy complexion. For many years, people have been using neem oil as a natural insecticide, to control plant diseases and insects. However, this naturally occurring oil can also be used for your skin. In fact, it is considered a powerhouse, that can help keep your skin glowing, clear, and clean.

What is Neem Oil?

Neem oil is derived from pressing the seeds and fruits of the neem plant. It is considered a vegetable oil, but can come in a variety of different colors, from greenish brown, yellowish brown, dark brown and reddish brown, to golden yellow. It is also known as an Indian lilac and is an Evergreen that is native to the Indian subcontinent. However, it can also be found in many other tropical parts of the world.

Neem oil contains a lot of essential fatty acids, including palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid.

Benefits of Neem Oil

Neem oil is a unique, naturally derived oil that contains many different ingredients that are exponentially beneficial for your skin. This is why it is often used in a variety of different beauty products, including hair products, cosmetics, and lotions. As you can see from the list above, it's naturally high in fatty acids, but it includes other nutrients as well, some of which are calcium, antioxidants, vitamin E, an triglycerides.

Another thing we love about neem oil is that it has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help restore moisture to your skin, and tighten large pores, so that it can prevent future breakouts.

Best Uses for Neem Oil

Because neem oil is so versatile  it can often be found in range of beauty products. Additionally, you might be interested to know that this potent oil has many antibacterial properties, which makes it a great option if you are prone to breakouts or acne.

Neem oil can help reduce inflammation, irritation, and redness of the skin, while hydrating and protecting it at the same time. We have heard, anecdotally, that it is excellent (both topically and when taken in pill form) in the treatment of perioral dermatitis. It has been known to help heal wounds, minimize moles and warts, treat acne, treat wrinkles and dry skin, stimulate the production of collagen, and reduce scars and blemishes. Clearly, this naturally occurring oil is extremely versatile, which is why we love to include it in our products. 

Using Neem Oil for Skin

We make sure to use the highest quality neem oil in our skin care range, and one of the reasons why it is so popular is because it's great for sensitive skin as well. This means that it is tolerated well by most. However, we still recommend that you do a patch test to make sure that it's well suited for your skin.

Incorporating Only the Best Ingredients

Here at Velettá, we take pride knowing that all of the ingredients we use in our skincare range are 100% natural, and plant-based. This means that you can feel confident you are putting the very best that Mother Nature has to offer on your skin, which is not only going to take care of it right now, but for a long time to come. To truly give your skin that nourishing, luxury feel every day, we recommend that you incorporate our purifying mask at least once or twice a week.

As well as including neem leaf, this all-natural, cruelty free facemask incorporates French pink clay, orange peel, and rosehip seeds for the best results. Together, these natural ingredients not only help to fight against aging but work to maintain your skin’s brightness. When you're using natural ingredients like this, you don't have to worry about your outward appearance, as it will reflect how good you are feeling on the inside as well.

 

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