Super plants for healthy skin

by Natalie Eden July 07, 2016

Super plants for healthy skin

Foods and plants such as kale, dark chocolate, citrus, Aloe Vera and other super food, can help combat chronic conditions like heart decease, diabetes and generally improve your health and well-being. What you eat can also effect your hormone balance, cure Acne and create less inflammation in your body. These super foods are amazing for your skin as they are full of antioxidants as well as other components that will help combat Acne, ageing of your skin, remove discolouring and help to make your skin look flawless.


Six super plants for healthy skin


Super plants that are good for skin - Aloe Vera

The ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera the “plant of immortality” and since then, the use of the plant has become more targeted and medicinal. The leaves of the Aloe Vera plant secrete a gel that can be applied to heal wounds and soothe the skin. Several studies have found that Aloe Vera has several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from dry skin, cosmetic alignments, to hair and scalp problems and much more.

The benefits of Aloe Vera for your skin

It treats sunburn: Most commonly known is that Aloe Vera helps soothe sunburn through its powerful healing activity. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals quicker.

Moisturiser: Aloe Vera moisturises the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it’s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion.

Acne treatment: The plant contains two hormones. Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Gibberellin in Aloe Vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells, allowing the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.

Anti-Ageing: As we age, the appearance of fine lines and the loss of elasticity in the skin becomes more apparent. As Aloe Vera leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E, it helps improve the natural firmness and keeps the skin hydrated.

Stretch-Marks: Due to pregnancy or rapid weight change, the elasticity of the skin can be damaged and that’s when you get stretch-marks. Aloe Vera gel can help hide these stretch-marks by healing the skin.

Packed with the nourishing benefits of Aloe Vera and an abundance of other natural ingredients, L'Action Paris UK Aloe Vera Spa Mask soothes and hydrates your skin. The face masks have antioxidant and natural anti-ageing properties that calms and relaxes your skin helping it rediscover it’s natural resilience. The mask also protects your skin against the effects of ageing, helping revive it’s natural resilience to the effects of everyday life.

Sea weed antioxidant for skin

Maybe Sebastian the crab in “The Little Mermaid” was on to something. It really is better under the sea…?

Marine plants and extracts can revitalise your skin, hair and overall health. From seaweed baths to face masks, getting a dose of seaweed will make you glow inside and out. Seaweed is packed with an unusually high concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, thus doing wonders for your skin. Here is how the weeds of the sea can rev up your beauty routine.

The benefits of seaweed for your skin

From cleansing and toning to moisturising and repairing, seaweed has earned some serious kudos in the skincare world, and for good reason. Seaweed extracts are also a weapon against pigmentations. The lighter your skin, the earlier you’ll get the signs of pigmentation that will begin to develop - something that is especially common during pregnancy. Whether you suffer from spots, sensitivity or pigmentation, seaweed can help. In short seaweed does the following:

  • Purifies and regenerates your skin.
  • Cleanses your skin of all impurities.
  • Regenerates and revitalises your skin
  • Tones and relaxes your skin
  • Enhances the natural radiance of your skin

L’Actions Paris UK have two amazing seaweed masks. The Seaweed Purifying Mask is rich in vitamins, minerals and marine salts, leaving your face feeling energised and refreshed all day long. The Icelandic kelp mask is 99% pure Icelandic kelp which is a rare type of seaweed desired for its regenerative properties. This mask will tone and regenerate your skin, leaving it feeling smooth and relaxed.

Chamomile good for skin

Chamomile is one of the most widely used and well documented medicinal herbs in the world. Its use dates back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt where it was considered a sacred gift from the Sun God Ra. Chamomile is one of the best skincare herbs available and is particularly useful for skin conditions such as Eczema. Not only is Chamomile anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic, its is also hypoallergenic and calms skin irritants. As such, it is considered to be hypoallergenic with the ability to neutralise skin irritants. The herb is amazing to use in facemarks and is suitable for all skin, especially sensitive skin, prone to inflammation. 

The L'Action Paris UK Tired and Puff Eyes Reducer Masks are the perfect solution for reducing the effects of tired eyes while being quick and easy to use. The natural combination of decongesting Chamomile, soothing Aloe Vera and anti-ageing Green Tea, revitalises your eyes in minutes. It’s ideal to revive your eyes the morning after or the night before.

Food that is good for skinGrapes have been used for centuries to treat numerous conditions. The leaves of the vine were initially used to treat inflammation and pain, and the unroped grapes used to soothe sore throats. Even the seeds from the grapes are beneficial!

Antioxidants protects cells form unstable molecules that can cause damage to healthy cells on the skin and in the body. The two most famous antioxidants are vitamin E and C, and grape seeds are jammed packed with OPC’S (Oligomeric Proanthoncyanidins) which are powerful antioxidants. So powerful that they contain 29 times the antioxidants power of vitamin E and 50 times the antioxidant of vitamin C!  Grape seed extract is therefore often used in anti-ageing skin care, especially in skincare for sensitive skin.

The benefits of grape seeds for your skin

Protect against sun damaged skin: Prolonged unprotected UV exposure can damage your skin and give you wrinkles and age spots. The antioxidants in the grape seeds can help neutralise some of the UV related damage, improving the appearance of your skin.

Anti-Ageing: Grape seed extract can strengthen collagen fibres in the body thereby improving the look and feel of you skin. Grape seed bonds with collagen and enhances the health and elasticity of the skin.

Heal wounds: Applying grape seed extract on wounds will accelerate the healing process since grape seeds have high levels of a protein called Tenascin which helps to rebuild connective tissue around the wound.

L'Action Paris UK’s grape seed anti-ageing face mask protects your skin from cellular ageing helping to create a younger and tighter looking skin and protects from the effects from cellular ageing. The masks leaves your face looking and feeling healthy and refreshed.

Cucumber good for skin


Aside from being nice to eat, Cucumber also works miracles for your skin. It has properties that soothe and soften the skin whilst being vitamin rich and full of antioxidants.

The benefits of cucumber on your skin

Anti-Ageing: The older you get, the fewer antioxidants you have in your skin to combat wrinkles and sun damage. Cucumber can help restore some of the damage as your skin will absorb the antioxidants from the cucumber. It is also a source of several compounds that fight inflammation and anti-ageing including Cucurbiarcins and Cucmerin. Cucumbers are also a source of Silica which, as a precursor to collagen, can help fight wrinkles.

Vitamin Rich: Cucumbers contain vitamin C. They also have plenty of vitamin K, also an antioxidant, which fights dark circles under the eyes. Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B-5, is another compound found in cucumbers that helps your skin retain moisture. The vitamin A, or retinol, in cucumbers fights dark spots and freckles because it helps control your skin's production of melanin.

Skin Irritations: Cucumbers have a high water content and a cooling quality, making them appropriate to help soothe mild burns, particularly sunburn. They can also reduce swelling and relieve minor skin irritations.

L'Action Paris UK soothing Cucumber Purifying Spa Mask is packed with a combination of natural plant extracts, cucumber and vitamins. It is perfect to apply after a day in the sun as it will leave your skin feeling smooth, cleansed, refreshed and calm.

Tea tree oil as Acne treatment

Derived from the Australian tree Melaleuca Alternifolia, Tea Tree oil is an essential oil commonly used in alternative medicine for skin infections as well as to fight Acne.

The benefits of Tea Tree Oil for your skin

Tea Tree Oil has many good qualities such as combating Acne. Tea Tree oil contains Terpin-4-ol that is responsible for its antimicrobial activity. When applied to the affected skin it destroys the skin-dwelling bacteria that causes Acne . It also contains anti-septic and anti-fungal properties that helps prevent Acne. It deeply penetrates the skin to unblock the sebaceous glands which disinfect the pores, dries out whiteheads, pimples, zits, blackheads and prevents further outbreaks. Even though Tea Tree Oil is an oil, it balances the skin by controlling oil production.

What better way to reduce painful spots and scars than the natural remedy of Tea Tree? Our Tea Tree lotion works wonders for your skin, reducing grease and shine whilst healing and relieving  pain. It is a more gentle alternative to Tea Tree Oil, although just as effective in treating and repairing spots and sores. If you experience spots, cuts or cold sores this is the must have beauty product for you!

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Natalie Eden
Natalie Eden


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