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It’s the perfect time to update your beauty arsenal for the better with supercharged natural skincare and fragrance ingredients. Here, The Style Sheet introduces you to four of our favourites, with some tips on how to incorporate each into your routine for stellar results.

1. Red Camellia Flower 

Red camellia flower extract is an advanced anti-ageing hero that offers a multitude of benefits to the skin. Along with acting as a shield against oxidative damage induced by urban pollution, it also supports the maintenance of the skin's protective barrier function and, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and mildly astringent qualities, it has the potential for fighting acne and soothing redness.

How to try it: CHANEL BEAUTÉ’s anti-ageing skincare line, N°1 de Chanel, is formulated with red camellia extract as its heart. Try anti-wrinkle heroes including the N°1 De Chanel Revitalizing Cream and the N°1 De Chanel Revitalising Serum.

2. Marine Algae

Bursting with natural minerals and vitamins, marine algae is an unparalleled water-binding agent that saturates dehydrated skin with moisture, leaving it plump and youthfully radiant. It also boasts inherent anti-inflammatory properties to calm the skin, while simultaneously strengthening its protective barrier.

How to try it: La Mer’s product range is the ultimate way to incorporate marine algae into your skincare routine. The brand offers a few potent formulations, some compounded with sea minerals. The result replenishes and rejuvenates skin the skin to supreme levels, and is found in La Mer products such as The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask and the Genaissance De La Mer The Concentrated Night Balm.

3. Caviar

Caviar, the unfertilised fish roe often eaten as an hors d’oeuvre, has emerged as a luxurious powerhouse in skincare too. It stimulates collagen and ceramide production, fostering firmness and deep hydration. It’s also rich in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which help form a protective barrier, sealing in moisture and fortifying against irritants while enhancing overall skin texture. Plus, thanks to its ceramide concentration, it reduces inflammation and imparts a brightening effect.

How to try it: For the very best of caviar skincare science, look to La Prairie. The brand offers advanced innovations, including Caviar Premier, which helps skin rebuild its tautness and suppleness, and Swiss Golden Caviar Minerals, a powerful antioxidant. You’ll find these and other caviar-boosted innovations in both La Prairie’s Skin Caviar range, including their rich and velvety face cream, and the label’s White Caviar range, which includes the White Caviar Pearl Infusion.

4. Oakmoss

When it comes to hardworking and lesser-known natural ingredients, an award goes out to oakmoss — a raw material derived from the lichen that grows on the trunks of oak trees. Oakmoss smells earthy, woody and sensual, and adds a rich, mossy scent to fragrances. It’s unique and important to a perfumer’s palette because it also works incredibly well as a fixative to boost a scent’s longer life on the skin.

How to try it: Oakmoss is found in fragrances with woody notes, including Jo Malone’s Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense, which is an aromatic and sensuous ode to statuesque and woody cypress trees. It’s also found in Acqua di Parma’s iconic Colonia Eau de Cologne, which symbolises Southern Italy through a universally loved citrus fragrance finished with woody notes.