Plant Power In Skin Care: Natural Botanical-Based Ingredients For Your Skin

Some of our favorite products and their botanical-based ingredients

Here at COSMEDIX, we know that nature is powerful. Plants can soothe redness and can deliver hydration, help brighten and even the look of skin tone, and encourage relaxation and stress relief. That’s why so many of our products are infused with active ingredients based on botanical heroes like Shea Butter, Turmeric, Citrus Fruits, and Aloe Vera. Even if you can’t start every day with a stroll through the botanical garden, COSMEDIX can help you introduce a little bit of nature into your skincare routine. In this post, we’re going to round up a few of our favorite natural botanical ingredients, tell you what they can do for your skin, and show you where to find them in our skin loving COSMEDIX products.


Turmeric has been turning up in everything lately, from lattes and tea to your favorite skin care face mask. The turmeric plant looks a lot like a ginger root, and, like ginger, turmeric can be used as a flavorful spice. At COSMEDIX, we love turmeric because it’s a powerful antioxidant ingredient that can help even and brighten the appearance of skin. In other words, turmeric is a win-win for your skin. By the way, if you’re looking at labels, turmeric is often listed by its scientific name, Curcuma Longa.

Find Turmeric In:

Clear | Deep Cleansing Mask PM

Our Deep Cleansing Face Mask, which picked up a Dermascope Aesthetician’s Choice Award for 2022, gently exfoliates skin to draw out impurities. Turmeric, along with other natural botanicals like Eucalyptus, Aloe, Henna, and Passionflower, works to help soothe the skin and reduce the appearance of redness without leaving skin dry or tight-feeling. Want even more Turmeric? You can find it in our Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask—a gentle exfoliant you can incorporate into your weekly skincare routine for long-lasting hydration and a more radiant-looking complexion!

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a soothing superstar ingredient that can likely be spotted just around the corner as a common household succulent. Anyone who’s used Aloe Vera gel on a sunburn knows how its gel form can cool that burning heat, but Aloe Vera’s benefits don’t stop there. Those succulent leaves are experts at retaining water, making Aloe Vera an A+ hydrator as well as a skin-soothing botanical ingredient.

Find Aloe Vera In:  

Opti Crystal Liquid Crystal Eye Serum AM/PM

This undereye serum isn’t just a bestseller and an Aesthetician’s Choice for 2021—it’s also infused with Aloe Vera! Opti Crystal is specially formulated with Aloe Vera and other powerhouse ingredients to radically help reduce the look of dark circles and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the eyes. With natural botanical ingredients like Eggplant, Henna, and Coconut, Opti Crystal is our most-loved undereye skin hydrator for a more rested appearance.

You don’t need to look high and low to find this skin care hero. Aloe Vera is also part of the formulas for other high-performing COSMEDIX products like our  Mystic AM/PM Hydrating Treatment, a hydrating, toning mist, and Illuminate & Lift Neck & Décolleté Treatment, a moisturizer that can make skin look firmer and smoother.

Shea Butter

Creamy, vitamin-rich Shea Butter is another powerful hydrator that helps seal in your skin’s moisture. Made from the West African Shea tree, Shea Butter is gentle and won’t make your skin oily because of its natural, balanced combination of fatty acids. Shea Butter may work to help soothe and moisturize skin so you can find in a wide array of COSMEDIX products.

Find Shea Butter In:

Emulsion | Intense Hydrator AM/PM

This smooth, luxurious face moisturizing cream uses Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to replenish moisture and help restore balance to dry skin. Another member of the well-loved Liquid Crystal Technology collection, Emulsion is suitable for all skin types and can be used morning and night to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin. Shea Butter is also part of the plant power behind our COSMEDIX Bioshape Firming Face Mask, which helps improve hydration for smoother and plumper-looking skin and includes other natural botanicals like Oats, Honeysuckle, and Rosewood.


Citrus fruits like Oranges, Lemons, Limes, and Grapefruits are found in so many COSMEDIX serums and cleansers because have a high concentration of Vitamin C, which can help brighten and even the appearance of skin. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that may help improve the appearance of skin tone. Citrus fruits are also a gentle, natural exfoliant that helps your skin absorb hydration.

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Our COSMEDIX Global Education Director calls bestselling Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum AM/PM “a multivitamin in a bottle,” and part of that multivitamin is Grapefruit peel oil! Citrus works in Affirm as part of a vitamin-rich blend of ingredients that help improve the look of an uneven skin tone and prevent signs of aging, often caused by environmental stressors. Witch Hazel and Sandalwood are also featured in the formula for this supercharged Antioxidant Firming Serum. You can also find citrus in products like C.P.R. Skin Recovery Serum AM/PM, along with other skin-loving botanical ingredients like Watermelon and Apples.