Throughout the ages caring for the skin has always been regarded as being of great importance. The Ancient Egyptians bathed in salt baths to rejuvenate skin and combat skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Ancient Greece was the home of the olive tree and consequently it's beautiful green oil was their primary focus for skincare. Ancient Indians believed that if you couldn't eat it it didn't belong on your skin, and the list of skincare ingredients they used reads like a cookbook: turmeric, sandalwood, sesame oil, coconut oil.
Native American Indians revered jojoba, juniper and yarrow for skin health. Aloe Vera, avocado, Shea butter, cocoa butter, milk, honey, apple cider vinegar, the list continues with foods which have been revered for generations as being essential for skin health. Nature's gifts were the only option for ingredients back then and the modern world is now making its way back to these ancient beauty traditions, with manufacturers and consumers alike becoming more educated and conscious when it comes to skin care.
The truth about the industrial chemicals which have found their way in to many standard skincare products has become more transparent, and there is now a massive movement back towards more botanical based products inspired by ancient practices.