Phytocosmetics or plant-based cosmetics is much more than a trend, it is a natural and healthy alternative to pamper your skin and hair. If you want to know more about this revolution that aims at a healthy beauty and that dates back to time immemorial, keep reading this blog!
Phytocosmetics include all natural ingredients derived from medicinal plants and other plants that can be used for the cosmetic treatment of the skin.
Phytocosmetic products are cosmetic products made from vegetable substances, i.e. they are derived from active plant ingredients extracted from different parts of plants such as leaves, fruits, flowers, stems and bulbs for the care and aesthetics of skin and hair. The use of different plants is decided according to their physiology, so it is possible to find plants for almost all skin needs. In cosmetics, the botanical extract, which can consist of hundreds of chemical structures, is called the active ingredient.
Phytocosmetics encompasses the use of lotions, creams, oils, masks, poultices, plasters, shampoos and even make-up (lipsticks, etc.). It is possible to find thousands of formulas for preparing and applying all types of cosmetics, which is why phytocosmetics is an invaluable guide for professionals in the cosmetics sector, pharmacies, laboratories, artisans, formulators, manufacturers, distributors, etc.
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A phytoingredient is a plant raw material that has been processed for inclusion in cosmetic formulations. Its origin can be from fresh plants, whole or in parts, oils, secretions, extracts, etc. Some phytoingredients used are the following:
Phytocosmetics are cosmetic products made from vegetable substances. They are of great value because they are natural in origin, reduce any side effects and provide health benefits as well as being effective in aesthetic and hygienic functions.
In most cases, plant extracts cannot be replaced by synthetic substances or are not easily imitated in the synthesis laboratory.
Phytocosmetics will be the best ally for your skin. Plants provide properties and benefits to the wellbeing of your skin, the most important of which are:
The most important phytonutrients for your skin are vitamins (involved in skin regeneration and protection), minerals (help The mostimportant phytonutrients for your skin are vitamins (involved in skin regeneration and protection), minerals (help support enzyme function and provide protection by creating a physical barrier), antioxidants (control damage caused by free radicals, which cause cellular ageing) and fatty acids (protect and maintain the hydrolipid barrier, prevent water loss and help to make the skin brighter and smoother). Different extraction techniques (maceration, distillation, percolation and supercritical CO2 extraction) are used to extract the natural active ingredients from plants and herbs to ensure the purity of the extracts.
Depending on the cosmetic activity, phytocosmetics can be classified as follows:
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