Gotu kola (Centella asiatica): This Ayurvedic herb can strengthen connective tissue and build collagen. Research shows that topical application can improve skinâ€™s elasticity and firmness.
Grape (Vitis vinifera): Grape seeds contain high levels of proanthocyanidins, antioxidants up to fifty times more powerful than vitamins E or C. Studies show that grape seed extracts applied to the skin can bond with collagen, boosting skinâ€™s elasticity and texture and reducing the signs of aging.
Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster): Taking oral doses of antioxidant-rich pine bark extracts can increase your skinâ€™s resistance to sunburnâ€”and counteract the oxidative damage that UV exposure can cause.
Pineapple (Ananas comosus): Pineapples contain alpha-hydroxy acids and other natural fruit acids, which are used topically and have been shown in numerous studies to be an effective weapon against aging. Youâ€™ll also find them in mango (Mangifera indica), papaya (Carica papaya), and passion fruit (Passiflora edulis).
Pomegranate (Punica granatum): Pomegranate, which is high in antioxidants, can help repair aging skin. Extracts of both the peel and seed (oil) have shown the ability to inhibit age-related collagen loss and speed the production of new supplies.
Rose (Rosa canina, R. damascena): Rose is rich in antioxidants and has one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C in the plant world. Rose oil and rose hips (the fruits left behind after the flower dies) can prevent UV-induced skin damage and act as a natural sunscreen.
Tea (Camellia sinensis): Tea contains piles of dermis-friendly chemicals, including more than sixty antioxidants, at least forty anti-inflammatories, and malic acid (which combines both alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids). Drinking tea and applying it to your skin can protect against sun damage, preventing photoaging and skin cancer.
Chamomille (Matricaria recutita): Essential oil of chamomile has been shown to decrease puffy eyes and dark undereye circles.