Natural Ingredients: The Difference Is Clear
At Akar Skin we take the natural route, creating skincare products made with powerful ingredients. Starting with two superfoods that have been relied on for centuries, goji berry and sea buckthorn, founder Kate Chen made it the brand’s mission to provide a collection of products formulated from nutrient-dense ingredients sourced directly from nature. Though we incorporate more than 70 plant-based superfoods and bioactives into our formulas, there are a few key ingredients, and the products they’re in, worth giving special attention to.
The Originals: Goji Berry and Sea Buckthorn
Sourced directly from a sustainable farm on the Tibetan Plateau, our key ingredients are the stars of the show. Their beneficial properties have been recorded in Tibetan texts as far back as the 8th century. Already packed with powerful fatty acids and vitamins, the goji berries and sea buckthorn sourced from Tibet have double the usual nutritional profile due to the extreme altitude and climate. Goji berries are well known for their antioxidant properties that help protect against discoloration, inflammation, and the appearance of fine lines. Sea buckthorn, on the other hand, helps to regenerate collagen to promote skin that appears firmer, smoother, and softer. Both of these incredible ingredients can be found in our Soothe Face Oil, along with another high-performing natural resource: jojoba oil.
The benefits of jojoba oil for skin have been known for some time, and we utilize its many valuable properties in a number of our products, from the Clarify Cleanser to the already mentioned Soothe Face Oil. Jojoba oil is a natural emollient and anti-inflammatory, meaning it both smooths and soothes your skin. On top of that, it builds a strong barrier, similar to the natural oils already there, to help protect your skin and promotes a natural, healthy-looking glow.
White Willow Bark
Most everyone knows the benefits of salicylic acid in fighting off and preventing breakouts. Naturally occurring salicylic acid comes from white willow bark. As a beta hydroxy acid, this powerful ingredient both hydrates and exfoliates to encourage softer, cleaner skin. It also has antimicrobial properties, which is why it makes such a great addition to products designed for addressing blemishes. We use it in our balance toning mist, which is a multitasking product filled with other high-performing ingredients like rose and neroli—it doesn’t hurt that they smell good, too.
Our balance toner is a must-have for any skincare routine, whether you’re concerned about breakouts or not. Use it after cleansing for a moisturizing boost or spritz it after applying your makeup to help set your cosmetics with a beautifully dewy finish.