When it comes to anti-aging products it can get a bit confusing, because there seems to be a grocery list of ingredients that are recommended for youthful skin.
You may know the basics, like for example, we all know that antioxidants are important for keeping the skin radiant and healthy, but when it comes to specifics you may get a little lost.
While you should be able to purchase a product and simply trust its “miracle claims,” the truth is knowledge really is power in terms of natural ingredients that will truly feed your skin with the nutrients it craves. By learning how to read skincare labels and identifying the real superstar anti aging ingredients, you can feel confident about buying a product that will show real results, rather than splurging on a pretty jar filled with water and synthetic fillers.
Here, at Baie Botanique, we strive to educate our readers about the ingredients your skin really needs. One of our absolute favourites for youthful skin is MSM. You may have never heard of this one before, but by the end of this article you’ll be telling all your friends and family about this must have ingredient!
WHAT IS MSM?
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) may sound like a chemical you need to avoid, but in fact it’s an organic sulfur compound found in some of the most nutrient dense superfoods including broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage. It’s no secret that eating a diet rich in these superfoods will help to improve your skin so it’s only natural to include it in our topical products too!
HOW MSM CAN BENEFIT THE SKIN?
If you have skin that is dehydrated and seemingly resistant to all forms of topical hydration then you are going to fall in love with MSM. MSM has the unique ability to penetrate through several skin layers where it provides a deep boost of hydration to leave the skin feeling softer and beautifully moisturised. It also helps to make the skin cells more permeable, meaning any other products present in your MSM moisturiser will be able to absorb better into your pores. The result is a hydrated, plump complexion with improved elasticity.
Apart from it’s benefits for mature skin, MSM has powerful anti inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation in inflammatory skin conditions such as acne or eczema. It’s skin repairing benefits will also help to heal and fade scars.