Our new active ingredients: meet the heroes in the men plus range

Our new active ingredients: meet the heroes in the men plus range

by Lucy Kelly

Have you heard? Our family has expanded! Today we welcome Natio men plus to the household, our first anti-ageing skincare range designed specifically for men’s skin. 
The new collection combines natural key ingredients with botanical extracts and plant oils for an effective regimen. Popular active ingredients including Vitamins A and C deliver effective results, and for the first time, we have included Mountain Pepper Berry within our skincare offering. It all sounds very exciting – but how does it work? Here we break down the key actives in the men plus range.  


Welcome, Mountain Pepper Berry 

It sounds delicious, and we think your skin will love to drink it up too. Mountain Pepper Berry is new to the Natio family and we know that once it’s been added to your skincare routine, you won’t go back.  

Mountain Pepper Berry is a potent source of Vitamins E and C, as well as phytoactives – natural compounds that help stimulate collagen production, promote skin elasticity and counteract pigmentation. MPB (The real MVP?!) is packed with antioxidants that work to brighten skin while delivering hydration, so it does a lot of the heavy lifting in anti-ageing skincare.  

It’s also a big team player. When combined with Vitamin C – a teammate across the men plus collection – the two ingredients work synergistically, so that both of their antioxidant benefits are intensified, improving their efficacy for visible results.  
You can find Mountain Pepper Berry present across the Natio men plus range. 

BHA? A-okay! 

BHA – or beta hydroxy acids, for those playing at home – are acids used to regulate oil production, helping to prevent acne and unclog congested pores. Our favourite BHA is Salicylic Acid, which is key in our new liquid exfoliant for dissolving dead skin cells and promoting a healthy, youthful glow.  

Partnering with Niacinamide, these two powerhouse actives work together to increase hydration and support the skin’s moisture barrier. Niacinamide isn’t new to us though, it’s been a trusted key ingredient in the Natio family for years.  

Vitamin A is an A+ from us 

Niacinamide is also a hero ingredient in the men plus age defence face moisturiser, the ideal cream to apply at night for long lasting hydration. This thick, balmy formula is also packed with Vitamin A, which when applied topically, works to smooth texture and even skin tone.  

Also known as Retinyl Palmitate, Vitamin A is a combination of two skin-salving components: an antioxidant retinoid which reduces the signs of ageing and a fatty palmitic acid. Retinyl Palmitate is a more gentle way to deliver retinoid to the skin, and over time it is very effective at minimising fine lines and boosting collagen, speeding up the rate of cell turnover for youthful skin. 

If you’re eager to introduce these actives into your routine, you can learn more about the full Natio men plus range here.