Published: August 30, 2021
There’s nothing quite like harnessing the nourishing and rejuvenating power of nature in your skincare products. And with the clean and green movement in full swing, botanical extracts are all the rage in the beauty space.
Yes, it’s easy to get lost in trendy ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. But at the end of the day, what’s best for your skin are natural extracts and botanicals. They allow you to be one with nature while caring for your complexion.
That’s not to say that Bionyx skin care products are not made with skin-loving chemicals and compounds — they’re chock-full of those, too. But natural extracts simply elevate the many fabulous formulas Bionyx has to offer.
With Bionyx skin care, you get innovative ingredients formulated in a lab, but also gentle, organic botanicals to make your skin happier. Read on to see the unusual natural extracts you’ll find in Bionyx’s collections.
Bionyx Balances Indulgent Platinum with Botanical Extracts
In the world of precious metals, nothing screams sophisticated, sleek, and stylish quite as much as platinum. But this chemical element isn’t just for jewelry. It also has tons of benefits when infused in beauty products. That’s why it’s the signature ingredient of Bionyx skin care.
Colloidal platinum is useful in skincare because it helps restore the electrolyte balance in the skin. This balance is an important part of allowing the skin to retain moisture and stay hydrated.
It also protects the skin from free radicals that can damage it and speed up skin aging. Plus, it can’t hurt to have an extra bit of luxurious indulgence in your skincare routine either, can it?
But it doesn’t just stop there. Bionyx skin care also uses natural botanical extracts in its formulas to complement the presence of colloidal platinum. That way, you get the best of both worlds — innovative and luxurious skincare technologies merged with the power of mother nature.
Many Bionyx formulas use popular ingredients like avocado oil, aloe vera, and green tea. But they also delve deeper into the botanical space, providing unique extracts to spice up many skincare products in the collection. Here are ten of those natural extracts you can find in Bionyx skin care products:
Laminaria japonica extract, also known as algae, is amazing for strengthening the skin. It’s rich in lipids, amino acids, and proteins that can thicken and fortify the layers of your skin, making your skin barrier more resilient.
It also does an amazing job hydrating parched skin. Algae contains many humectants in its structure. This suggests that it has the ability to take moisture from the air and draw it into the skin to hydrate it and retain that water in your skin for a long time.
The science even claims algae extracts are a better humectant than hyaluronic acid, the holy grail of hydration in skincare.
If you have oily skin and are prone to getting your pores clogged, you’ll find algae extracts to be heaven-sent. Algae is rich in magnesium, zinc, and other minerals that naturally purify and clean out the pores.
Aside from algae and a couple of other natural extracts, the serum is formulated with derivatives of hyaluronic acid and vitamin A, making it a must for any anti-aging routine.
Another extract the Platinum Transformative Serum, as well as the Platinum Transformative Cream, boasts is that of licorice. More than just a sweet piece of candy, organic licorice is a known brightener of the skin. It’s a fantastic natural alternative to vitamin C or hydroquinone if you need a hand to even out your skin tone.
Licorice extracts work to inhibit melanin production, which is what gives the skin its natural pigment and color. It also contains liquiritin. This is a compound that eliminates existing pigment from the skin. In a nutshell, it brightens your current complexion while preventing any future form of discoloration.
This extract also helps control sebum production in your skin. If you need extra help keeping shine and greasiness at bay, licorice is your guy. Licorice extracts are also known to have anti-inflammatory benefits, so it’s excellent for acne-prone skin.
Witch hazel is an extract from an American shrub that is used as an astringent in many skincare products. It’s quite a popular toner in its pure form, which you can find in any major drugstore today.
The main benefit of witch hazel on the skin is drying out active acne. It’s useful especially on those red, angry, and inflamed cystic breakouts. However, you can also use it to treat whiteheads and blackheads, too. It’s awesome for clearing up your skin and making sure it’s free of blemishes.
Witch hazel is a terrific alternative to benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and any other direct acne-treating ingredient. Since it’s a natural extract, witch hazel tends to be gentler than those potent and overly drying chemicals.
Had a long, stressful night with zero sleep? Witch hazel also helps diminish dark undereye circles.
All of these reasons are why witch hazel makes a regular appearance across the products in the Bionyx Platinum Transformative Collection.
Arnica Montana Extract
A more unfamiliar natural extract you can find in the Bionyx skin care line is arnica montana extract. It’s not an ingredient you hear every day, but trust us, it’s amazing for tired, sensitive skin.
Arnica is a yellow flower that is popularly extracted into an essential oil and used for aromatherapy and homeopathic remedies. What makes it unique is its ability to calm and heal wounded skin, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
As a skincare ingredient, arnica extract helps to reduce swelling and speed up wound healing. It’s perfect if you have skin prone to lesions, cuts, nicks, and insect bites. Arnica is also amazing at depuffing exhausted skin, which is especially useful under the eyes.
It also boosts blood circulation, which helps distribute nutrients across the skin in its deeper layers. Proper blood flow can give your skin a healthy, pinkish flush, making you look rosy and youthful.
Curious about Bionyx skin care products infused with arnica? Check out the Bionyx Platinum Transformative Thermal Mask, an arnica-infused mask that warms and soothes the skin. It helps soften and condition your complexion while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
The Bionyx Platinum Transformative Thermal Mask also contains lemon extracts, which are great for lightening the skin.
People tend to turn away from lemon as a skincare ingredient because it’s considered highly acidic and can burn the skin when used in copious amounts. But when you use the right amount, like in the Bionyx skin care formulas that use lemon extracts, it has tons of skin benefits.
The reason why lemon can be excellent for the skin is that it’s very rich in vitamin C — everyone’s favorite skin vitamin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage. It’s also effective at brightening dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Aside from these, lemon extract has a handful of other skin benefits you may find useful. These include controlling oil production, reducing blackheads, lightly shedding dead skin cells, and lessening the appearance of scars.
Angelica Root Extract
You’ll also find angelica root extract listed in the ingredients of the Platinum Transformative Thermal Mask. Angelica root is a popular botanical in traditional Asian medicine, namely in Japan and China. It’s used to balance women’s hormone levels, alleviating pains during their period.
The angelica herb itself has tons of anti-aging properties. Research suggests that it can block enzymes like elastinase and collagenase, which destroy and break down elastin and collagen — two of the most important proteins in the skin that make it plump, volumized, and supple.
Since it helps preserve collagen and elastin, angelica root makes your skin look youthful-looking for longer. With a daily dose of this extract, your skin can stay tight and dewy, never thin and crepey. It only makes sense to put this obscure botanical extract in the limelight of Bionyx’s anti-aging products.
Something else you can find in the thermal mask is an extract from your go-to morning drink of choice — coffee.
Ground coffee beans are popular ingredients in exfoliating scrubs, but their extracts are highly beneficial too. Coffee extract is rich in antioxidants that protect the skin from pollutants, balance out pH levels, and boost blood circulation.
Like your fave drink, coffee extracts have a lot of caffeine in them. This stimulant is known to dilate your blood vessels, allowing blood to flow faster and carry nutrients and vitamins to every part of your skin. This gives your complexion a healthy, radiant flush.
Coffee extract also contains polyphenols, an antioxidant that protects the skin from harmful UV rays that can speed up skin aging. They’re great for keeping photosensitivity at bay when you’re out and about under the sun.
Cannabis Sativa Oil
Don’t panic! This isn’t the type of cannabis that can get you in trouble with the cops. Cannabis sativa oil is also known as hemp seed oil, a gorgeous, nutty oil rich in omega fatty acids.
Because hemp seed oil is ultra-nourishing, you can count on products with this extracted oil to lock in hydration from your other Bionyx skin care products and leave your skin bouncy and moisturized all day.
Hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and calm down irritated skin. It’s perfect for those struggling with breakouts — not just because it’s anti-inflammatory, but because it also regulates the production of excess sebum on the skin.
Experience the nourishing prowess of hemp seed oil yourself with the Bionyx Alloy Magnetic Synergy Mask. This mask is formulated with nutrient-dense nourishing oils, cannabis sativa oil included, to leave your skin soft, glowy, and younger-looking.
Baobab Seed Oil
Another extracted oil you can find in the Alloy Mask is baobab seed oil. This oil comes from the baobab tree native to Africa, which is known as the “tree of life” in that region due to its plethora of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins A, E, K, and omega fatty acids.
It’s also rich in vitamin C, making it excellent for delaying the onset of the signs of skin aging. Because of this, baobab seed oil helps stimulate the production of collagen, keeping your skin plump and taut even as you get older.
Baobab seed oil is super silky and extremely moisturizing, so it’s perfect for super dry skin. What’s terrific about this oil is that it doesn’t leave a greasy residue on the skin. Instead, it’s easily absorbed by the skin, making it moisturized from the inside out.
Cucumbers are super refreshing on a hot day and at the spa, but their extract is excellent for the skin, too. It contains vitamins A and C, and is great for healing and providing immediate relief to burnt and irritated skin.
You’ll find cucumber extracts listed as cucumis sativus fruit extract in the Bionyx Transformative Fine Line Syringe. This syringe serum is infused with peptides, humectants, and vitamins to instantly firm up the skin and eliminate wrinkles. Cucumber extracts take it up a notch by giving it a soothing effect when applied.
The natural extracts listed above may not be the typical botanicals you see in your skincare products’ ingredient lists. They’re underrated gems that aren’t as mainstream or widely accepted as others. But just because they’re eccentric doesn’t mean they’re any less beneficial to your skin.
On the contrary, all these botanical extracts have a plethora of nutrients and vitamins your skin will drink up. If colloidal platinum is the heart of Bionyx skin care, then natural extracts are its lifeline — they make every product that much better and more skin-friendly.
Don’t sleep on any of these natural extracts. See how your skin likes them by incorporating the Bionyx skin care products mentioned above. You never know — these unusual extracts might be just what you need to get that dewy, bouncy, radiant complexion you’ve always wanted.