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Give Your Skin a Boost with All-Natural Serums and Creams from Abbey St Clare

May 06, 2023

Give Your Skin a Boost with All-Natural Serums and Creams from Abbey St Clare

If you work diligently to take care of your skin, you’ve probably invested in products containing hyaluronic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, peptides, or some combination of all three. These powerhouse ingredients are found in many skincare products because they’re very potent and effective for treating a wide variety of skin issues, and they may help improve the skin’s health and appearance with repeated use. 

Finding good skincare products isn’t about the lack of effective ingredients—it’s unlikely you’ll find commercial skin creams that don’t contain at least one of these compounds—but instead the addition of other ingredients that you don’t want to have on your skin or absorbed into your body. All the beneficial effects of a healthful ingredient are negated by chemical-laden products with drying properties, known skin irritants, or even hormone disruptors. 

That’s why Abbey St Clare takes pride in creating skincare formulas with everything you want in them and nothing you don’t. Our products contain nourishing ingredients such as essential oils, aloe, and Vitamin C that work in conjunction with hyaluronic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, and peptides to help smooth, tone, and heal your skin naturally. 

Why would you want a natural skincare cream with one (or all) of these ingredients? Which one is best suited to your skincare needs?

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by your body. It helps lubricate and moisturize your joints, skin, and eyes. It’s commonly used in dry-eye treatments because it’s such a powerful moisturizer. Just a small amount—a quarter of a teaspoon— can bind to and hold up to a gallon and a half of water. Medical professionals effectively ease the pain of and lubricate their patients’ arthritic joints with hyaluronic acid injections. 

Some people take hyaluronic acid by mouth to try and heal their bodies from the inside out. Oral consumption is considered safe and can help to ease arthritis and repair the skin. 

Used topically, hyaluronic acid can help improve the flexibility and stretchability of your skin. It has also been shown to help reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines, and it can help heal skin wounds more quickly and lessen the appearance of scars. 

Skin cream commercial manufacturers add hyaluronic acid to their formulas for all of these reasons. They also often include other compounds that aren’t considered safe or beneficial to boost the effectiveness of their creams. 

If you’re searching for an all-natural skincare formula that contains hyaluronic acid, try our powerful antioxidant Radical Cream. We’ve combined hyaluronic acid with other natural compounds known for their potent healing and soothing capabilities. You’ll find aloe, almond oil, avocado oil, hazelnut, and plenty of other lovely moisturizing ingredients that come straight from nature. As a bonus, this product also contains peptides, which we’ll cover later. 

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Similarly to hyaluronic acid, alpha-lipoic acid is also a substance that your body produces naturally. This organic compound can be found within every single cell in your body. The mitochondria in your cells manufacture alpha-lipoic acid to assist them with converting nutrients from your food into energy your body can use. 

Many people take alpha-lipoic acid (also known as ALA) as an oral supplement, because the body only produces tiny amounts at a time. It’s such a powerful antioxidant that it may help balance blood sugar and soothe inflammation. It may also improve damaged nerve function and slow skin aging. 

This anti-aging benefit is the primary reason ALA is such a popular ingredient in topical lotions and creams. While the body probably can’t topically absorb enough ALA to help with blood sugar and internal inflammation the way an oral supplement might, these creams may soothe skin-level inflammation and reduce the appearance of age-related wrinkles. 

Our Bleue Creme is a fantastic way to include ALA in your natural skincare routine. Combined with chamomile, hazelnut oil, vitamins E and A, and other beneficial compounds, this formula can help restore your dull complexion to its brighter natural state and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 


You may prefer to choose foods and skincare products with ingredients that are easy to pronounce. In general, this means that you’ll look for products that are made from whole, unprocessed foods and skincare ingredients that come from natural sources. 

Peptides should be an exception to this rule. Peptides come in many forms, and each is as much of a mouthful as the others. If, for example, you see Tetrapeptide-7 or Palmitoyl Oligopeptide on a label, you may assume that these are some of those hard-to-pronounce chemicals you should avoid. But they are worth a second look. 

Peptides can be extremely beneficial in skincare products, and they’re far more natural than they sound. Peptides are short-chain amino acids, which are the smaller components that make up larger proteins. The protein structure of collagen, for instance, is made from a number of collagen peptides. 

The function of a peptide depends on its type, but the peptides you’ll usually find in skincare products include the ones that serve as the building blocks for collagen and other compounds that help reduce wrinkles, promote elasticity, and protect against sun damage. 

Peptides are ideal for skincare formulas because they have the rare capability to absorb into the body through the skin and help promote healing on a deeper level than most topical products can reach. That’s because the amino acid chains are so small they can slip between the skin’s usual barriers. 

If you use a formula with collagen or elastin peptides, you may actually be helping your skin produce more of these vital compounds, supporting your skin’s natural ability to heal itself. 

Many of our natural skincare products include peptides that may help reduce wrinkles. However, if you’re looking for something that can also help to brighten your complexion and lighten sun spots and discolorations, we recommend our peptide-enhanced Fade cream. 

Want the benefits of all three powerful ingredients together in one all-natural formula?

Our Intense Line Repair Serum contains generous amounts of hyaluronic acid, alpha-lipoic acid, and the peptides Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide alongside a variety of other healthful ingredients such as aloe, orange, lemon, cranberry, and ginseng extracts, vitamin E, and Beta Carotene. This product can help smooth the skin’s appearance and promote a healthy complexion. Our customers love to use it day or night, under makeup or before bed, to help reduce the appearance of their lip lines, neck creases, and other troublesome wrinkles. 

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