Best Clean Skincare Ingredients

Best Clean Skincare Ingredients

It feels like everyone is talking about “clean” skincare. Brands must look closer at their ingredient list to hold onto longtime customers. Although a significant step in the beauty industry, clean skincare may have lost its meaning through all the chatter. Simply put, the term “clean,” when used in the context of beauty and skincare, means safe, responsibly sourced, and cruelty-free ingredients. Furthermore, clean skincare emphasizes not using ingredients that may be banned in other countries for their possible links to conditions and diseases. These ingredients are tested in a lab and backed by dermatologists to be safe on all skin types.

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Organic Aloe

Aloe has antimicrobial properties which help protect against bacteria and acne. It is also rich in vitamins C & E, which you will later learn are great for youthful appearing skin. Helps increase the production of collagen in the body & skin elasticity. It also helps enhance collagen production, leading to firmer, younger-looking skin. It both soothes the skin and heals it.

Hyaluronic Acid

A naturally occurring fluid in the body, skin, and joints. Adding this topically helps hydrate the skin and acts as an anti-aging treatment.

Malus Domestica Fruit (Apple) Cell Culture Extract

Popular in Korean skincare and science, this extract comes from a specific type of Swiss apple. Stem cells such as this can benefit most common skin issues, ranging from inflammation to damage to wrinkles. This ingredient is high on the clean scale thanks to its biological makeup and similarities to human stem cells.

Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil

This plant oil is non-fragrant and emollient. By clean beauty standards, it doesn’t get much better than that. It contains fatty acids, so it works exceptionally well on dryer skin. And yes, it is olive oil, but no, you can't tell. It is more like a micro dose to soften the texture and appearance of the skin.

Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract

This extract comes pure from the seed of the kiwi. A fantastic source of vitamin C, which you will learn later, is crucial for skin health and appearance. It protects against free radicals, airborne pollutants, and sun damage.


Known to improve circulation and immunity. Ginseng acts as a natural skin balancer & shield against environmental pollution. It boosts the circulation of the skin’s blood vessels and ramps collagen synthesis, resulting in firmer skin. It improves the dullness of the skin and reduces hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin A

This vitamin, known as retinol, is the golden standard for anti-aging. So, when you see A, think anti-aging. This antioxidant is essential for the growth and renewal of skin cells. Topically applied, it may boost collagen production and promote skin cell turnover.

Vitamin B

Increases fatty acids in the skin, promoting a firm overall texture.

Vitamin C

Also known as Ascorbic Acid. Think C for collagen. Collagen is the protein that gives the skin its structure, tone, and elasticity. Like vitamin A, vitamin C helps conceal signs of aging.

Vitamin E

An antioxidant that helps build and maintain healthy skin tissue. As you can imagine, it is excellent for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It is one of the most resilient vitamins. Like vitamins A & C, vitamin E helps reduce signs of aging.

At Your Fingertips (Literally)

Additionally, at Vieve’s Leaves, we do not stop at ingredients. We owe it to our customers and society to responsibly source the highest quality ingredients. All while maintaining a cruelty-free testing process. Because natural beauty needs natural formulas. We're proud to have a clean moisturizer and a clean serum available.

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