Global Beauty Secrets: 4 Natural Ingredients To Incorporate In Your Routine Plus Benefits

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From Mexico to Africa; women all over the world has something in common: A natural and unique beauty regimen. Find four ingredients you need to make sure to incorporate in your daily routine. Getty

Have you ever wondered what women in Spain use to soothe dry skin or what ladies in Colombia use to clear up skin blemishes? Beauty secrets can be found from Barcelona to Medellin, and beauty brands have taken note and started incorporating them into their latest treatments.

Below, are four of the best global beauty ingredients and their benefits.

  • Aloe Vera – Native to tropical regions around the world, including Mexico, Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years to alleviate skin problems. It contains amino acids and vitamins A, B, C and E that help moisturize and restore skin. The Nubian Heritage Shea Butter & Aloe Vera Body Lotion contains Aloe Vera to naturally hydrate skin while Cocoa and Shea Butters help soften and condition it.
  • African Black Soap – African Black soap is made with locally harvested pl­­­ants such as plantains, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and shea tree bark which are then sun-dried and roasted, to give it its signature deep black color. Coconut, shea and palm oils are added to this mixture which is then left to cure. This combination of natural ingredients makes African Black Soap an effective, gentle cleanser that also exfoliates and calms irritated or inflamed skin. The SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Maskcontains a proprietary blend of African Black Soap and Raw Shea Butter that helps clarify, balance and soothe blemish-prone skin.
  • Maracuja Oil – Not only is Brazil home to beautiful beaches and samba, it is also home to the passion fruit or maracuja. Maracuja oil is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that brighten skin and help reduce inflammation. The Nyakio Maracuja & Yangu Soothing Oil contains cold pressed Maracuja and Yangu oils that calm and nourish skin.
  • Baobab – Baobab, also known as the tree of life, is native to several countries in Africa, where it is revered for its many health benefits. It is r ich in antioxidants which protect skin against free radicals and its high Vitamin C content can improve skin elasticity. The Nyakio Baobab Youth Infused Daily Defense Crème contains antioxidant-rich baobab oil that will help restore your skin's natural glow.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.