Ancient Beauty Ingredients That Are Making A Comeback

Ancient Beauty Ingredients That Are Making A Comeback

Beauty products have been around for many years in various forms, and people have often gone to extreme lengths to bring out their natural radiance and boost their beauty. In fact, we're sure you'll look back on some ancient skincare ingredients from years gone by and think that you'd never dream of putting them onto your skin. But, the original way to do it can sometimes be the best.

It's time for the revival of some ancient beauty ingredients that have been swiftly making their way back into our modern skincare. After all, just because they’re ancient, doesn’t mean they are forgotten!

Marula Oil

The super-nourishing oil has quickly become a top favourite in skincare – but little does everyone know; it has actually been around for quite some time. With its many different uses, this oil naturally comes from the Marula tree found in South Africa and was originally used as a scar-healing remedy.

As it’s making its comeback in modern day skincare, Marula Oil has been found to be one of the most effective skincare oils suitable for acne and blemish prone skin. It’s a common mistake that people with this skin type tend to steer away from oils on the skin – however, it is vital that you are adding moisture to maintain your natural skin balance. The non-greasy texture means that this oil will deeply nourish your skin but will not clog your pores leading to breakouts. It’s also perfect for minimising scarring that may be left behind as a result of acne.

If you want to give this superhero skincare ingredient a try, the MIRROR WATER Smooth Body Oil. With it’s super absorbent and non-greasy formula, this is ideal to use in your daily routine to moisturise your skin and leave it looking nourished and supple. Combined with 99.65% naturally-derived ingredients, Marula Oil is a superhero in this body oil, providing your skin with powerful antioxidants for the ultimate protection, and locking in moisture.

Fermented Ingredients

Now don't be put off by the names of these skincare ingredients. Fermentation is actually one of the most revolutionary steps skincare has taken. This powerful process takes mostly natural ingredients, and transforms them into next level skincare. Fermented skincare ingredients have been used in South Korean beauty rituals for a long time, but they have now made their way into some of the most-loved skincare products out there right now - and we understand why.

Cultured Biomecare are a must-have skincare brand who harness the power of FutureFerments™. Their next-generation formulations have taken years to perfect - creating powerful science-backed skincare products. They have formulated a streamlined range which individually works to support your skin microbiome. 

The Cultured Biomecare Biome One Rich Cream is the one of their most recent additions to this powerhouse skincare range. Expertly formulated with the iconic FutureFerments™, this multi-tasking velvety rich cream is perfect for restoring and revitalising your skin leaving you with the ultimate radiant complexion. With a combination of fermented hyaluronic acid and hydrating inulin prebiotic, this cream will infuse your skin with moisture proving you with maximum hydration. The fermented micro-algae also contributes to supporting and repairing your skins barrier and microbiome to prevent any moisture loss.


Now you may be thinking, ceramides are found in my body so why should I put them on my skin? This skincare ingredients has definitely become a buzzword in the skincare world, but they aren't actually anything new! Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids, or fatty acids, that are found in the skin barrier, and they help your skin retain moisture.

Using ceramide skincare products can help strengthen your skin barrier, leaving your skin looking more hydrated and plump. Ceramides are typically found in moisturisers, serums, and creams. They can also be combined with other ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, for enhanced benefits.

The Q+A Ceramide Body Lotion is the product for you to keep up the trends and add must-have skincare ingredient that's making a comeback, to your skincare regime. The deeply nourishing formula will help to replenish moisture back to your skin whilst soothing any irritation. It's softening complex of squalane and sustainable ceramide fruit extract will not any hydrate, but protect your skin from day-to-day agressors.

Shea Butter

This is a skincare ingredient with a long history of use dating back centuries where is was used in Africa as a natural moisturiser and healing balm. It has quickly become one of the most popular ingredients in skincare, and for good reason! It's like a superfood for your skin - full of nourishing vitamins and fatty acids that will leave your skin feeling soft, supple, and smooth.

Let's talk about the different types of shea butter. There's unrefined shea butter, which has a nutty smell and a thicker texture, and there's refined shea butter, which is odourless and has a smoother texture. Both types have their benefits, but unrefined shea butter is more popular for skincare, as it retains more of the natural nutrients.

The Augustinus Bader The Lip Balm has been inspired by 30 years of expert research and innovation, creating a next level deep conditioning treatment for your lips. Specifically formulated with the superhero ingredient shea butter, this lip balm enhances your skin's natural regenerative process whilst deeply nourishing and moisturising.


Rosewater has a long history of use in skincare. It's known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. It can be used to soothe irritated skin, reduce redness and inflammation, and even out skin tone. It can also help to hydrate and balance the skin's pH levels. As the queen of floral waters, rosewater is super versatile and can be used as a toner, a facial mist, or even mixed with other ingredients.

The Perricone MD High Potency Face Finishing & Firming Toner is the perfect addition to your skincare regime if you're looking to give this comeback skincare ingredient a go! The lightweight formula will help to revitalise, hydrate, and soothe your skin - leaving you with the ultimate radiant complexion. This toner works to gently remove dead skin cells and unclog any impurities in your skin to reduce uneven skin texture. 

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MIRROR WATER Smooth Body Oil 100mlMIRROR WATER Smooth Body Oil 100ml
MIRROR WATER Smooth Body Oil 100ml

Q+A Ceramide Body Lotion
Q+A Ceramide Body Lotion

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Augustinus Bader The Lip Balm

Augustinus Bader The Lip Balm is available from Face the Future. Augustinus Bader is a premium, science-led skincare line backed by the highest calibre of applied science in the industry.


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