The Beauty of Simplicity: What is Multifunctional Skincare?

The Beauty of Simplicity: What is Multifunctional Skincare?

Jul 19, 2023Jade Edge

When it comes to skincare, we often see many trying to juggle multiple products, each targeting a specific concern or skin type. 

With shelves full of multiple creams, serums, masks, and treatments promising to treat specific concerns, it's easy to become overwhelmed by an extensive and costly skincare routine. 

That’s why when developing the Bare Roots range our founder Suzanne wanted to keep multifunctional in mind and include ingredients that had multipurpose features with high compatibility across various skin types and skin concerns. 

In this blog post, we will be outlining what multifunctional skincare actually is, key multifunctional skincare ingredients and three multifunctional products in the Bare Roots range. 

What is multifunctional skincare and why is it important? 

Put simply, multifunctional skincare refers to a product's ability to treat multiple skincare concerns and be suitable for various skin types. 

It's a product that is diverse in how it's used, where it's used and why it’s used and reduces the need to treat one concern with one product. 

By using multifunctional products, you simplify your daily routine, save money, and still achieve your desired results. 

These products are designed to cater to various needs, so you can rely on a few trusted multifunctional options that efficiently target different concerns, whether it's hydration, brightening, anti-aging, or any other specific need you may have.

Multifunctional skincare not only saves you time and effort but also allows you to invest in high-quality products such as the professional and Australian-made Bare Roots range. 

Multifunctional ingredients Bare Roots uses 

The Bare Roots range has been developed to include ingredients that have multifunctional features and high compatibility across skin types while still ensuring there are active ingredients to yield change in the skin, gently and efficiently. 

Some of these ingredients include: 


Turmeric is a key ingredient known for its multifunctional benefits when it comes to skincare. Its active compound, curcumin, possesses numerous properties that can help improve the health and appearance of the skin. 

The first key benefit of turmeric is its potent anti-inflammatory properties which can help soothe and calm various skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and eczema. 

The second is Turmeric’s antioxidant activity which can help protect the skin against free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage the skin cells and accelerate the aging process. 

Lastly, turmeric has been shown to have brightening and complexion-enhancing effects which can help to fade hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone, giving the skin a more radiant and luminous appearance.

Willow bark

Derived from the bark of willow trees, Willow bark contains a natural compound called salicin, which has various advantageous properties.

It is also renowned for its exfoliating abilities and contains beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), such as salicylic acid, which gently slough off dead skin cells, unclog pores and remove impurities.

This exfoliating action helps to improve the texture of the skin, refine its appearance, and promote a smoother and more even complexion.

Willow bark also possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties along with natural compounds that can inhibit the growth of certain bacteria on the skin, making it a valuable ingredient to reduce acne symptoms and prevent future breakouts. 

Witch hazel 

Witch hazel is also another great multifunctional product. It has astringent properties, which means it helps to tighten and tone the skin. 

It can help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and make the skin look smoother. 

It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and also helps to maintain the skin's natural moisture balance by not stripping away its natural oils, making it suitable for various skin types. 

Bare Roots multifunctional products

Omega oil

One of the most popular multifunctional skincare products in our range includes our Omega Oil. 

This wonder oil can be used anywhere on the body and can be used as a cuticle or hair treatment, to assist with cradle cap and dermatitis, to remove makeup or to use on dry lips. 

It contains multifunctional ingredients such as Chia Seed which is considered to be one of the richest sources of Omega 3 fatty acid which is integral in fortifying a healthy skin barrier. Chia is also high in vitamin B3 and Zinc which makes it the go-to for treating Acne and Rosacea.

Gentle Cleansing Milk

The Gentle Cleansing Milk is another great multifunctional skincare product in the Bare Roots range as it can be used as an eye makeup remover, a second cleanse or as a leave-on overnight mask to provide longer-lasting hydration and nourishment.

It also includes multifunctional skincare ingredients such as Chamomile which is the ultimate anti-everything!  It is antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant and can be used on the most sensitive of skins. So if you’re looking for an Australian-made cleanser milk that is multifunctional then this is the one. 

Clarity Serum

The Clarity Serum has been developed to be suitable for all skin types and assists with a range of skin concerns such as Acne, ageing, dry skin, a weakened barrier and contains multifunctional skincare ingredients such as turmeric.

As mentioned this powerful ingredient is anti-inflammatory and can help reduce redness, scarring and inflammation that may be attributed to Acne, Eczema & Psoriasis. 

Multifunctional skincare wrap-up 

  • Overall multifunctional skincare refers to products that can treat multiple concerns and are suitable for various skin types. 
  • Using multifunctional products simplifies your skincare routine, saves money, and delivers desired results. 
  • The Bare Roots range incorporates ingredients like Turmeric, Willow bark, and Witch hazel, known for their multifunctional benefits. 
  • The Bare Roots range offers multifunctional and professional products, including the Omega Oil, Gentle Cleansing Milk, and Clarity Serum, which target various skin concerns and can be used in a variety of different ways. 
If you’re wanting to experience the benefits of multifunctional skincare and simplify your routine shop our range of Australian-made, professional skincare products now.

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