Here at Organic Apoteke, we use a range of pure, all-natural and effective ingredients as the basis of our skincare solutions.
With the aim to nourish, protect and heal, our use of herbs and minerals, modern science and ancient wisdom is the key to the success of our emulsifier-free, fluid state formulations, and neem is the star of the show across many of our products.
With its moisturising and healing qualities, neem is a great ingredient for remedying winter skin complaints. Here we explore its benefits for winter skincare and beyond.
Soothe and treat breakouts
Neem’s antimicrobial properties are renowned throughout history – almost every part of the neem tree is used in Ayurveda and has been for a very long time. So, it should come as no surprise that its antibacterial, antifungal nature makes it the perfect treatment for acne and other skin breakouts.
In addition to providing an effective treatment for spot prone skin, neem offers a preventative step towards a flawless complexion.
It makes breakouts less of an occurrence by eradicating spot-causing bacteria, calming inflammation and irritation, easing itchiness, and controlling excess oiliness. The result is clear, clean and oil-free skin.
Hydrate and smooth skin
Thanks to its vitamin E and fatty acids, neem (particularly the neem leaf) is made for deep moisturisation. As Vogue India explains, neem’s antioxidant content along with its hydrating and plumping effects go one step further to unlock more gravity-defying benefits for your skin:
“As the skin ages, the production of collagen starts decreasing, which in turn leads to the appearance of wrinkles. Neem comes loaded with Vitamin C, which helps boost the natural production of collagen and flood the skin with antioxidants to smooth fine lines.”
Neem leaf extract is a powerful astringent, a fact that only adds to neem’s anti-ageing properties. It firms and tightens to prevent sagging and wrinkling, as well as uses its antioxidants to stimulate collagen production.
In winter, neem can be used as a moisturiser to nourish and heal parched, weather-beaten skin. Whilst come summer, its redness-reducing, anti-inflammatory qualities make it the go-to treatment for sun-damaged skin.
These moisturising, healing and anti-ageing plus-points made neem leaf extract the obvious ingredient choice in our award-winning, multi-action Active Face Hydrating Gel.
Heal and minimise scarring
The wound healing power of neem goes far beyond breakouts and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. In a 2012 study, neem oil was found to promote healing with those surveyed reporting that this all-natural ingredient helped them overcome post-surgical scalp wounds quicker.
Beyond wound care, neem is thought to minimise scarring to reveal a clearer, more even complexion. Its amazing ability to reduce pigmentation and even tone also makes it an effective remedy for dark circles.
When used as a shampoo, neem stimulates dormant follicles to boost hair growth, whilst its antifungal qualities make it a gentle but powerful remedy for dandruff.
Explore our naturally wonderful skincare solutions, including our neem-rich products, by shopping with us today.
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