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These are the Plant-Based Ingredients You Want in Your Skincare Products 

In plants, there is a cure for everything. Many people don’t realize how beneficial plant-based ingredients in beauty products are for their skin because if they did, everybody would want to completely replace all the animal-derived ingredients in their creams and serums with vegan alternatives.

Apart from its benefits on the skin, plant-based ingredients are eco-friendly. The utilization of plants in the beauty industry promotes and ensures the growth of more plant setups, in turn benefiting the environment. The ingredients extracted from plants are in the rawest and most organic form, which guarantees no side effects of its application on the skin.

In this blog, we’ll talk about the 5 most popular plant-based ingredients to hunt for in skincare products.


Squalane is the main constituent in the majority of hydrating skincare products. It is a non-comedogenic ingredient, which means it prevents blocked pores on the surface of the skin. Dry skin types can find squalane-rich products very helpful to combat dehydration. 

Sugarcane, rice, olive, and amaranth oils are rich sources of squalane.

Lactic Acid

Known for its exfoliating properties, lactic acid proves to be a beneficial constituent of your everyday skincare products. It enhances the repair and maintenance of cell layers that are ruptured by their interactions with harsh environments.

Milk is mainly composed of lactic acid. However, there are other ways of preparation of lactic acid to use industrially in skincare products. These methods include the fermentation of glucose and sucrose which are extracted from beans and corn. 

Lipids and Esters

Plant-based fats are good for the human body. Not only is the consumption of HDL beneficial for the body, but the percentage of it in skincare products serves the external properties of the skin.

All kinds of vegetable oils are beneficial for the protection of the skin against microbes, bacteria and dust particles. 

Coconut oil is widely recognised for its moisturizing ability. With that, it can also act as an exfoliator and a key substance to remove your make-up without harming your skin.


Beeswax is the most underrated skincare ingredient that fosters the skin, protecting the surface from invading microbes and other harmful substances. Beeswax has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help the skin to recover from damage. 

Beeswax is extracted from the honeycomb, and with its numerous benefits, it is a highlighted component of skincare products.  


From burns to insect bites, sandalwood is known for treating every skin-related concern for ages. It is a highly antiseptic and antibacterial agent, proven to disinfect the skin and kill the bacterial growth on the outer surface. 

With that, it is very effective in treating rashes and sensitive patches on any part of your body.

The next time you go skincare shopping, definitely keep an eye out for the plant-based ingredients mentioned above!


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