Not just a natural sugar substitute, Stevia also has proven to have wonderful benefits for promoting healthy skin! Stevia Leaf extract is rich in antioxidants like kaempferol, phytonutrients, vitamins and trace elements. Topical application in clinically proven ratios is beneficial for both sensitive and aging skin issues.
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is an herbal plant with the active ingredient ‘Steviol Glycosides’. It is native to South American countries like Paraguay and Brazil and marketed worldwide as a ‘natural sweetener’. The botanical extract of Stevia is approved by FDA as a GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) ingredient.
When used in Skin Care, sustainably grown variants are used in scientifically proven ratios to provide optimum results without side effects.
Here’s how Organically-grown Stevia leaf extract takes care of the skin:
1. Calms & Heals Blemishes
Stevia Extract has the dual ability of clearing blocked pores and maintaining pH, making it an exceptional treatment for blemishes.
Our On the Spot Blemish Treatment – Day contains Stevia as a key ingredient with Bentonite/Kaolin Clay as the base. This formula targets and heals blemishes quickly, and can also be used as a healing mineral cover concealer under makeup. Alternatively, our Puraveda Organics On the Spot Blemish Treatment (Night) with French (Green) Clay is a fast acting overnight formula that begins to show results in as little as 30 minutes. Stevia is also very helpful in calming skin conditions like rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.
2. Tough on Advancing Wrinkles
The combined effect of Vitamin A & C, Phytosterols and Antioxidants in Stevia helps promote improved skin response against oxidative stress responsible for collagen loss a/k/a skin aging. Our SBR Serum with a combination of anti-aging bioactives like Stevia, Gotu Kola, Green Tea, Comfrey and several other cold-pressed organic and essential oils solves the triple purpose of arresting AGEs (learn more), accelerating cell rejuvenation for a more youthful look and eliminating the underlying cause of redness in Sensitive, Blemished and Rosacea skin.
3. Deep Cleansing
Poor facial skin hygiene can plug pores due to deposition of dirt, debris, oil (sebum) and bacteria. This not only leads to acne and blemishes (Kapha Dosha), but can also slow down the effectiveness of Anti-aging (Vata Dosha) and Sensitive/Rosacea (Pitta Dosha) skin treatments.
For deep pore cleansing, use one of our three Dosha based cleansers, (the first step to any routine) such as our sensitive, blemished/rosacea (Pitta Dosha) SBR Cleanser followed by our Enzyme-based SBR Papaya & Honey Facial Mask for 2-3X times a week. For other skin types, you can use the natural-scrub based variant Papaya & Honey Exfoliation Mask & Scrub.
4. Improved Hydration
Steviol glycosides are humectants that attract and retain moisture from the atmosphere. No matter what your dosha type, optimum skin hydration can ease all types of skin issues. Stevia Extract in our Daily Hydrator/Toner (for Vata Dosha skin, ie; dry, thin and fine pored) and Pore Perfect Hydrator/Toner (Kapha Dosha for Oily Skin and Enlarged Pores) not only introduce hydration, but also dissolve traces of grime and balance pH levels of your skin.
Additionally, natural Steroid alcohols in Stevia are astringent and very effective in unblocking and toning/minimizing pores, especially great for balancing oily complexions.
If you’re looking for Organic Skin Care that truly produces long-lasting results, find a formula with 100% natural, clean and calming ingredients. There should be absolutely no toxic elements in the ingredient list or the manufacturing process, for beautiful skin with no side effects.
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