Even skincare novices have likely heard of a number of skincare buzzwords over the years: charcoal, apple cider vinegar, Himalayan pink salt, hemp seed oil, just to name a few. Many of these popular cosmetic ingredients have a nice ring to them. Some of them actually work wonders on your skin, some can detrimentally affect your skin with even short-term use. So remember, it’s always important that you do your own research to find the best ingredients for your skin.

If you’re looking to branch out and find new, effective, and gentle formulations, here are some little-known ingredients to look for in your products that support healthy skin in the long-term.

Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract

Malus Domestica extract is derived from the stem cells of Uttwiler Spätlauber, a Swiss variety of apple of which only 20 remain. Though the apple itself isn’t fit for consumption, it is well known for its longevity. This “miracle apple” retains its moisture without rotting and the skin stays perfectly smooth for four months or longer. The revitalising nutrients in the skin make it an excellent skin nourisher.

Glyceryl Glucoside

Myrothamnus flabellifolia is a plant species often referred to as the “South African resurrection plant.” During the dry season, these plants lose their leaves and shrivel to near decay. However, upon the first rain, they rapidly bloom and “resurrect” back to their thriving form. Glyceryl Glucoside is derived from the leaves of the Myrothamnus flabellifolia plant and provides the skin with consistent hydration via its highly-concentrated moisturising agents.

Onsen Water

Onsen, or hot springs, are well known in Japan for their rejuvenating properties. The delicate mineral balance in certain onsen gives them highly effective moisturising qualities. Many people bottle up onsen water to take home and use as part of their skincare routine.

Salix Alba Bark Extract

Salix alba is colloquially known as the white willow tree. Extract from the Salix alba’s bark is packed with salicins, which can help even out and restore worn out skin. Salicin is a natural alternative to salicylic acid; although it doesn’t pack as much of a punch, it’s more gentle on your skin in the long-term and has plenty of anti-inflammatory properties.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Camellia sinensis, commonly known as the plant origin of a variety of black and green teas, is said to have a strong deoxidising effect on the skin. The antioxidating properties of concentrated Camellia sinensis extract reduce damage on the skin.

Hdrolysed Silk

Hydrolysed silk, derived from golden silk cocoon, is commonly used to help skin retain its moisture. The silk extract mimics the functions of the skin’s natural moisturisers and natural oils to support its barrier functions.

Citrus Junos Fruit Extract

Citrus Junos, better known as the Japanese yuzu fruit, is similar to the traditional lemon, though more fragrant. Extract derived from Japanese yuzu provides the skin with organic acids, essential oils, and high-concentrate pectin to smooth out its texture and provide moisture.

Start Out on a New Skincare Journey

If you’re looking to try out a new skincare routine, every product at BULK HOMME contains all of the ingredients above. What they call, “7 Key Ingredients,” make up a mild formulation that hydrates and protects your skin. Strong chemicals like exfoliants and peels may seem appealing in the short-run, but acquiring healthy skin requires you to play the long game. Try out some of the 7 Key Ingredients above with BULK HOMME’s face care products THE FACE WASH, THE TONER, and THE LOTION. Or, go on a different skincare journey and try out other uncommon cosmetic ingredients that well help you achieve your skincare goals.