The 4 Best Green Ingredients To Add To Your Skincare Routine

The 4 Best Green Ingredients To Add To Your Skincare Routine

by beauty expert Katey Kristabelle

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Power up your skincare routine with these 4 green nutrient packed ingredients. 

4 Green Ingredients In Your Skincare:

1. Algae

Algae is widely used in skincare products due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to hydrate and smooth the skin.


Spirulina is the ultimate skin superfood inside and out. It contains 10x more concentrated beta carotene than carrots and is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, including protein, complex carbohydrates, iron, and vitamins A and K, as well as B complex. It’s also rich in chlorophyll, fatty and nucleic acids, and lipids. Spirulina is an amazing detoxifier and will help to protect your skin from free radical damage.


This algae helps to improve skin’s overall tone and texture while brightening dark spots. Dulse from the Atlantic ocean is a fantastic food for helping to remove toxic heavy metals, radiation, pesticides, and other toxins from the body. Atlantic dulse is a powerful force for helping to remove mercury on its own, which can make it a beneficial skin food to bring in and help with skin conditions like rosacea, pigmentation, eczema and acne.

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2. Cucumber

Cucumber has been shown to reduce swelling and puffiness making it beneficial for inflammatory acne and sensitized skin. Cucumber has a naturally cooling and soothing effect on the skin topically and contains silica (a collagen boosting mineral) which makes them a beneficial skin food internally too. They have a fountain-of-youth effect, hydrating us at the deepest cellular level possible.

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3. Olive Leaf

Whether you love olives or you hate them, you need to know about the skincare benefits of olive leaf. The leaves of these ethereal trees have been used throughout history for a variety of remedies, and mentioned in ancient scriptor:

Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.” - Ezekiel 47:12

Internally, olive leaf helps to get pathogens out of the lymphatic system, provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support, and remove acidity from the body. Topically, olive leaf protects your skin from free radical breakdown, lessens the severity of inflamed breakouts, soothes irritation, brightens, softens, and supports wound healing.

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4. Avocado

Avocados increase the body’s ability to assimilate nutrients, which make them a wonderful addition to green leafy salads to ensure proper absorption of all the vitamins and minerals. In skincare avocado oil is known to boost the skin’s elasticity and its ability to strengthen and moisturize the skin barrier.

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