The teen years are the most challenging for many, particularly those who wake up to numerous skin problems including acne, sensitivities, oiliness and dryness. While many mainstream products are available, unfortunately for many, they still leave these skincare issues as an endless saga. While commercial products may cause irritation, itching, peeling or redness of skin, some natural solutions may be more effective and gentler on your teenaged customers’ skin.

New York, NY—Shoppers may not consider natural health and beauty care (HBC) products discretionary purchases; rather, they’re essential. According to market research firm Packaged Facts, sales in the natural HBC market hit $8.5 billion in 2011. This marks a double-digit growth (11%) since 2005.

Many people would like to remain eternally young and radiant. While no magic bullet will stop the aging process, some researchers believe a new field of skincare can slow the signs of aging. Advanced research has found a positive link between plant stem cell extracts and anti-aging/anti-wrinkling processes.

Premier Health Concepts, LLC has announced a new lip balm line called DeVine Lip Shimmers that uses grape seed oil, resveratrol and red wine antioxidants. The company says it takes the health benefits of wine and puts it into the form of a lip balm featured in Rose/Merlot, Champagne/ Bordeaux and Vanilla Spritzer. MSRP: $4.99 per 2 pack

White Egret has added Hyaluronic Acid Day Serum to its personal care line of products. Says the company, “Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient in the formula because it’s a moisture-promoting molecule that is abundant in youthful skin, but begins to diminish as we age.” Hyaluronic acid can help firm and moisturize the skin. SRP: $16.99 for a 2-ounce jar.

Straight Arrow has developed a line of shampoos and conditioners called Conceived by Nature, promoting moisture and shine. The coconut and corn surfactant base in the shampoos also contain aloe vera, grape and olive extract, as well as vitamins B5 and E. The conditioners also contain many natural ingredients such as sweet almond, olive, coconut and shea butter. Different scents include citrus, lavender and rosemary.

The Damascus Rose Beauty line from W.S. Badger Company, Inc. is a three-part moisturizing system that includes lavender, chamomile, calendula, sea buckthorn, rosehip and pomegranate oil as ingredients. The line includes a face oil, body oil and beauty balm. SRP: face oil $12.00, body oil $27.00, beauty balm $14.00

JASÖN now offers Pure Natural Deodorant Sticks, which are “clinically tested to deliver all day odor protection, without the use of aluminum and propylene glycol.” Odor-fighting ingredients include grapefruit seed extract, corn starch, baking soda and zinc ricinoleate. Aloe vera and lavender oil soothe skin, while vitamin E moisturizes. Formulas include: Soothing Aloe Vera, Nourishing Apricot, Calming lavender, Purifying Tea Tree and more.

Nature’s Gate introduces new shower products in two pleasing scents. On offer are açai scented body wash, liquid soap and lotion, as well as green tea scented body wash and liquid soap. Each product contains antioxidants, and a patented combination of 7 Natural Moisture Boosters: sodium hyaluronate, vegetable glycerin, shea butter, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, apricot kernel oil and soybean oil.