Targeting Skin Concerns with All Natural Ingredients: Part II

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Targeting Skin Concerns with All Natural Ingredients

Part II

In last week’s journal we explored the benefits of all-natural skin active ingredients for addressing some of the most common skin concerns. Today, in Part 2 of our series, we tackle the trickier skin concerns, focusing on actives in products that improve skin texture and resilience. From mitigating redness induced by pollution and environmental stressors to combating persistent blemishes and blackheads, we adopt a holistic approach to cleansing, moisturising, and sun protection.

Remember, your skincare routine need not be extensive, keeping it simple and holistic using effective all-natural products will not only offer a solution to your skin concern, but the overall results and improvement in your skin’s resilience and function may just surprise you! As we say here at TNC, skin health is a marathon not a sprint, be consistent, use less by using better products and get the most for your money by investing in products that work.

Clear Skin with Natural Fruit Enzymes

All-natural fruit enzymes derived from bilberry, mango, papaya, and pineapple extracts offer numerous benefits in natural skincare products for promoting clearer skin with improved texture and smoothness. These enzymes contain proteolytic enzymes such as papain and bromelain, which work to gently exfoliate the skin by breaking down and removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and promoting cell turnover. This process results in a smoother, more even complexion with reduced roughness and texture irregularities. An added bonus, these fruit enzymes contain natural acids and antioxidants that help to brighten the skin, fade hyperpigmentation, and reduce the appearance of acne scars and blemishes. When it comes to anti-ageing the exfoliating and brightening effects of fruit enzymes promotes collagen production, improving skin elasticity, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, ultimately leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

If you want Clearer Skin

Action: Natural fruit enzymes like those found in bilberry, mango, papaya, and pineapple extracts are good for promoting clear skin because they contain proteolytic enzymes (such as papain and bromelain) that exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores, and help to brighten and even out the complexion, resulting in smoother, clearer skin.

Product Pick: Fruit Enzymes for All Skin Types

True luxury in a jar, The La Fervance Gommage Extraordinaire offers multiple benefits in promoting clearer skin, thanks to its key ingredients, including tropical fruits grown in Australia such as mango, papaya, and pineapple extracts, as well as Australian macadamia extract and vegetable charcoal derived from silica-rich bamboo. These ingredients work synergistically to provide a comprehensive skincare solution. The tropical fruit extracts contain natural enzymes that gently exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and promoting a brighter, more even complexion. Combined with Australian macadamia extract providing a rich source of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, helping to nourish and hydrate the skin, while vegetable charcoal acts as a potent cleanser, drawing out deep-seated impurities from the pores and helping to detoxify and purify the skin. The combination of these ingredients not only promotes clearer skin by reducing congestion and blemishes but also soothes and repairs damaged skin, leaving the skin revitalised, and visibly clearer.


Gommage Extraordinaire

A refreshing exfoliant cream to oil to milk cleanse emulsion. The Gommage Extraordinaire provides wellbeing, purity and balance to the epidermis. The skin looks amazing, with energy and a healthy glow. Best for: Deep cleansing and gentle hydrating exfoliation in all skin types. Volume: 100ml

Product Pick: Fruit Enzymes for All Skin Types

The Jojoba Company Jojoba and Enzyme Radiance Mask offers several benefits for promoting clearer skin and improving skin texture and feel. Its key ingredients include Salicylic Acid (BHA) sourced from White Willow Bark, ACB™ Fruit Mix (AHAs), and Jojoba Leaf Extract, each contributing to its efficacy. Salicylic Acid acts as a deep exfoliant, penetrating pores to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum, reducing redness, inflammation, and treating acne and breakouts by regulating oil production. ACB™ Fruit Mix, comprising plant-powered alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), provides gentle exfoliation, promoting cell turnover, and effectively reducing fine lines, hyperpigmentation, scars, and uneven skin tone. Additionally, Jojoba Leaf Extract enhances the skin’s structure, strength, firmness, and cohesion, resulting in smoother, clearer skin with improved texture and feel. Together, these ingredients work synergistically to address various skin concerns including dull and congested looking skin that needs a pick me up.


Jojoba and Enzyme Radiance Mask

Natural exfoliating and brightening gel mask.

Non-irritating gel mask harnessing the power of plant based AHAs and BHAs to remove lifeless skin, revealing a radiant complexion.

Best For: Brightening and pore refining. Non-irritating formula suitable for all skin types.

Volume: 50ml

Less Redness with Niacinamide

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is certainly a “buzz” ingredient in the skincare industry. And for good reason. Firstly, niacinamide possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm and soothe irritated skin, reducing redness and inflammation. Additionally, niacinamide helps to improve the skin’s barrier function, enhancing its ability to retain moisture and protect against environmental stressors that may exacerbate redness. Clever niacinamide has been shown to regulate sebum production, making it beneficial for individuals with oily or acne-prone skin, where excess oiliness can contribute to redness and inflammation. Moreover, niacinamide supports the skin’s natural repair processes, promoting overall skin health and resilience, which also helps to reduce redness over time.

The gifts keep coming, in terms of its anti-ageing properties too. Niacinamide offers multiple benefits that contribute to a more youthful complexion. It helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, essential proteins that provide structure and elasticity, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, niacinamide possesses antioxidant properties, protecting the skin from free radical damage caused by UV radiation and other environmental aggressors that exacerbates redness in the complexion.

If you want to Reduce Redness in the Skin

Action: Niacinamide is rich in anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm irritated skin, improve the skin’s natural barrier function, and regulate sebum production, leading to a reduction in redness and a more balanced complexion. It also works to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, making it less prone to irritation and sensitivity.

Product Pick: Niacinamide For Sensitive/ Reactive and Post Treatment Skin

The VENN Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster offers several benefits for reducing redness in the skin and providing calmer skin. This booster contains a potent blend of probiotics and cica (Centella asiatica) extract, both of which are renowned for their soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Probiotics help to restore and maintain the skin’s natural microbiome, which plays a crucial role in regulating inflammation and promoting skin health. By balancing the skin’s microbiome, probiotics help to reduce redness and irritation, resulting in calmer, more comfortable skin. Additionally, cica extract, also known as tiger grass, has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Cica helps to soothe and repair damaged skin, reducing redness and inflammation while promoting overall skin health. Together, the probiotics and cica extract in the VENN Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster work synergistically to provide effective relief for redness and irritation, leaving the skin feeling calm, balanced, and rejuvenated.


Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster

Lifting and hydrating probiotic booster serum.

VENN’s microbiome balance system™ in a supercharged serum that soothes, strengthens and renews the skin barrier. Lifts the skin for a perfectly revitalized and balanced complexion.

Best for: All skin types, including for post-treatment, reactive and sensitive skin.

Volume: 30ml

Product Pick: Niacinamide for Oily/ Combination/ Dry/ Sensitive skin types

The YINA Hydracloud Cream offers a multitude of benefits for reducing redness in the skin. Enriched with a blend of soothing and hydrating botanical ingredients, this cream provides gentle yet effective relief for irritated and inflamed skin. Formulated with calming herbal extracts such as chamomile, calendula, and centella asiatica (cica), the Hydracloud Cream helps to soothe redness and inflammation, promoting a more even and balanced complexion. Additionally, its lightweight and hydrating texture helps to replenish moisture levels in the skin, further reducing redness and discomfort associated with dryness or dehydration. With daily use this luxurious cream provides comprehensive care for sensitive and reactive skin, leaving it calm, nourished, and visibly less red.


Hydracloud Cream

Natural cream moisturiser.

A lightweight but deeply moisturising cream with YINA's Ginseng complex.

Best for: Oily, Combination, Dry, Sensitive skin types,


Did you know that Niacinamide is great for your scalp and hair?

The VENN Synbiotic Polyamine Shampoo offers a unique approach to haircare, harnessing the benefits of niacinamide along with pre and probiotics to promote healthier, more vibrant hair. Niacinamide is renowned for its ability to support the scalp’s natural barrier function, helping to maintain moisture levels and reduce inflammation. The result is a calmer, less irritated scalp, which is conducive to optimal hair growth. In this formula the addition of pro and prebiotics helps to balance the scalp’s microbiome, supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria while inhibiting the growth of harmful microorganisms. This promotes a healthier scalp environment, which in turn can lead to stronger, more resilient hair.


Synbiotic Polyamine Shampoo

Low-pH, low foaming restorative shampoo. New, upgraded formulation. Pre- and pro-biotic microbiome balancing and nourishing hair and scalp shampoo. Restore and balance the scalp while deeply nourishing the hair. Best For: All hair types, in particular weak and thinning hair. Volume: 250ml

Reduce Blemishes and Blackheads with Green Tea

Green tea offers numerous benefits when incorporated into all-natural skincare routines for reducing acne and blackheads. Rich in antioxidants such as catechins, green tea extract helps to neutralize free radicals that contribute to skin damage and inflammation, helping in reducing the severity of acne breakouts. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties help to calm redness and swelling associated with acne, providing relief for irritated skin. Ideal for oily and reactive skin types, green tea extract contains polyphenols that have been found to regulate sebum production, helping to prevent excess oil build-up that can clog pores and lead to blackheads and acne. Incorporating green tea into skincare products, such as cleansers, toners, and your daily moisturiser offers a holistic approach to addressing acne and blemishes.

If you want to reduce Blemishes and Blackheads

Action: Green Tea in skincare helps to reduce acne and breakouts by regulating sebum production, fighting acne-causing bacteria, and soothing inflammation with its rich antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Product Pick: Green Tea for Combination/ Dry/ Mature Skin Types

Cleanse, cleanse and please cleanse morning and night! At TNC we believe cleansing is one of the most important steps in your skincare and never more true when it comes to waging a war against blemishes and blackheads. The YINA Bioadaptive Cleanser ingeniously harnesses the potent properties of green tea within its formulation to target blemishes and blackheads effectively. Infused with bioadaptive botanicals including green tea, this cleanser adapts to individual skin needs. Green tea, renowned for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, works synergistically to purify and soothe the skin, combating blemishes and minimising the occurrence of blackheads. This cleanser is designed to be used after makeup removal. It is a creamy pH balancing cleanser that does foam, expect skin to be left balanced and hydrated without the tight feeling of over-cleansing. With each use, the skin is gently purified and the benefits of this cleanser compound with every cleanse.


Bioadaptive Cleanser

Natural cream cleanser An elevated daily cleanse. This YINA Bioadaptive Cleanser is infused with Chinese medicine botanicals like antioxidant-rich white peony tea, clarifying poria mushroom, and brightening pearl powder. Best For: All skin types, including sensitive skin. Volume: 100ml

Product Pick: Green Tea for Combination/ Oily/ Acne Prone

Oily and reactive skin can be stressful to manage, often not finding a solution creates an endless search for the right product. Natural and active mists like the VENN Synbiotic Defense Mist offer a really good alternative to a serum that works for hydrating and treating oily skin types, offering all the benefits without the extra weight of a serum product. Brimming with skin balancing probiotic this toner/essence is brimming with green tea. It’s a multi-functional solution for reducing blemishes and blackheads while providing potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, to help calm and soothe the skin, reducing redness and inflammation associated with blemishes and acne. By delivering a lightweight and hydrating mist, VENN’s Synbiotic Defense Mist provides the benefits of a serum without the feel of an additional skincare layer and the green tea extract helps to regulate sebum production, reducing blackheads and congestion.


Synbiotic Defense Mist

Ultra-hydrating prebiotic and probiotic face mist.

Refreshing and hydrating face mist, using VENN’s proprietary combination of probiotics and prebiotics to help balance the skin microbiome and instantly nourish and revitalise the skin.

Best for: All skin types, recommended for acne-prone and dry skin types.

Volume: 100ml

Product Pick: Green Tea for All Skin Types including Sensitive/ Combination/ Oily Skin Types

Finding hydration and sun protection that doesn’t promote blemishes and blackheads can be a real challenge. One of the first face sunscreens that has not given me pimples is the WOT NOT Tinted BB Cream with green tea. This product offers a multitude of benefits for reducing blemishes and blackheads while providing a serum alternative for combination and oily skin, that has is a lightweight matte finish makeup and sun protection in one. Enriched with green tea extract, this all-in-one daily sunscreen, serum, and mineral makeup effectively soothes and calms the skin, reducing redness and inflammation associated with blemishes and acne while reducing the frequency of breakouts. Additionally, the Jojoba Oil in this BB Cream helps to regulate sebum production, making it an excellent choice for individuals with oily and combination skin types. With its lightweight formula and mattifying finish, WOT NOT tinted BB Cream provides seamless coverage and sun protection without feeling heavy or greasy and it comes in a number of colours that adapt well to many skin tones.



SPF 40 Natural Face Sunscreen Tinted BB Cream

Lightweight matt finish makeup and protection. All-in-one daily sunscreen, serum and mineral make-up in one easy step. Best For: Sheer coverage and 40SPF protection in all skin types, including sensitive. Volume: 60g

When it comes to the more complex skin concerns, natural ingredients in skincare are optimal for addressing these skin concerns due to their gentle yet effective properties, which help soothe, nourish, and balance the skin without the harsh side effects of synthetic preservatives and fillers. You’ll even find, due to their compatibility with the skin’s natural processes, 100% natural skincare ensures a holistic approach to skincare promoting long-term solutions and skin health.

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