Every country around the world has native ingredients that are used in skin care and beauty, many of which are unknown to those outside of the country. OROGOLD takes a look at some of the common beauty ingredients used in Mexico.
The cactus is a plant that is found throughout Mexico, and is commonly used for a variety of beauty purposes. It contains 17 different amino acids, as well as high levels of powerful antioxidants, bringing a multitude of benefits to both skin and hair. In addition to protecting against cellular damage and premature aging, cactus is also able to prevent moisture loss, leaving your skin hydrated for longer. The cactus plant is also used to treat inflammation and minor injuries, as, just like aloe vera, it has soothing, healing and cooling properties.
Mexican agave is a plant that was loved by the Aztecs and Mayans, who were the first ones to recognize its skin care benefits, grinding it up with salt to treat wounds. Mexican agave grows in a very dry climate, meaning that the plant is able to preserve water right to its core, and this is a benefit that it can also bring to your skin. Since agave has natural amino acids, it is also able to effectively moisturize the skin, as well as the hair, retaining water and keeping the skin and hair well hydrated. If all of that wasn’t enough, Mexican agave also protects the skin from certain types of bacteria, whilst minimizing any wrinkles and expression lines.
Tepezcohuite Tree Bark
The Tepezcohuite tree can be found in Mexico, and is thought to be somewhat of a miracle because of its many skin care uses. It is the bark of the Tepezcohuite tree that holds these skin care powers, with the bark being able to protect the skin from aging, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, stimulate the generation of new skin cells, and regenerate skin tissue. It is also able to minimize scarring, prevent acne, and heal skin blemishes, even serious burns!
Avocado is a superfood that has so many different health benefits, but it is also a fantastic beauty ingredient when applied topically. Avocados are rich in antioxidant carotenoids, which help to fight against any damage that has been caused by the sun. The high levels of vitamin C in avocados stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, and they are also able to retain moisture in the skin, while reducing any redness or skin irritations. Recent research has also shown that avocados are able to minimize the effects that the UVA and UVB rays from the sun have on the skin.
From cactus to avocado, each of these Mexican ingredients that OROGOLD listed has been used for centuries when it comes to beauty and skin care. Whether used on their own or mixed in with other ingredients, the incredible benefits each brings definitely make them worth a try!