Moisturization: African American skin tends to be naturally drier than other skin types, due to a lower concentration of sebum (oil) in the skin.
Melanated skin, also known as darker skin, has unique characteristics and needs when it comes to skin care.
Here are some of the best botanicals that are beneficial for melanated skin:
Niacinamide (vitamin B3) : Niacinamide has been found to improve the overall appearance of hyperpigmentation, increase hydration, and improve skin's barrier function.
Kojic acid: A natural by-product of rice fermentation, kojic acid can help to lighten dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Licorice root extract: Licorice root extract is known for its skin-lightening properties and can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help to brighten the skin and even out skin tone, it also helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Turmeric: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can be beneficial for treating hyperpigmentation and evening out skin tone.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant that can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, and promote healing and skin rejuvenation.
Moringa Oil: Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, Moringa oil is known to be beneficial for many skin types, particularly those with darker skin. It's light texture and high oleic acid content makes it easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it moisturized and nourished.
It's important to note that when using botanical ingredients, it's important to do a patch test and carefully read the label to make sure the products are suitable for your skin type. Additionally, use products with a sun protection factor, as melanated skin can be more YES, black can crack....susceptible to sun damage. It's important to note that melanated skin can be sensitive and it is important to use gentle, fragrance-free, and non-irritating products such as BootieButtah Botanicals.
We also recommended to do a patch test before using any new product on the skin.