Derived from an edible red berry, bearberry extract contains a compound called arbutin, which is a powerful skin lightener. Acting in a similar way to hydroquinone, this ingredient is a great way to brighten dark spots, and scars without the negative drawbacks of hydroquinone. In fact, many people swear by this ingredients to get better results (naturally) than controversial hydroquinone. Bearberry extract is antioxidant rich, which means it will nourish the skin while protecting it from free radical damage. This ingredient has been becoming more and more popular recently, with good reason.
Plant extract that has skin-soothing properties. In addition, licorice root may be effective in improving the look of an uneven skin tone. One of its components, known as glabridin, is a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing ingredient.
Sunflower seed oil is rich in linoleic acid, and has been used topically in the treatment of essential fatty-acid deficiency, rapidly reversing the disease with its excellent transcutaneous absorption. These essential fatty acids can help maintain the skin barrier and decrease transepidermal water loss, both important features in thinking about skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. There is some thought that preparations with higher amounts of linoleic acid versus oleic acid may be more beneficial in this role and some clinical data that bears this out.
Peony root is a major Chinese medicinal herb that has been used for thousands of years. Researchers now recognize the importance to your immune system of a bioactive peony extract component called paeoniflorin. The peony extract has special action, and helps maintain a youthful skin.
We use the finest quality Aloe for skin care, standing out far above more than 200 varieties of Aloe. Aloe Vera, referred to as the “Lily of the Desert”, is essential for all types of skin care and particularly beneficial in the treatment of painful, difficult or challenging skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Green tea has powerful health benefits. Known to detoxify and prevent signs of premature aging, green tea has been a popular beauty remedy for generations. It is a rich source of Epigallocatechin Gallate, or EGCG, widely regarded as one of the most powerful antioxidants available today.
One of Chinese medicine’s most treasured herbal medicines, gotu kola has powerful rejuvenative effects. It supplies oxygen and other essential nutrients to the skin which combined with the vitamins, have a penetrating effect. This helps the herb move deeper into bodily tissues. Although not quite as widely known in the West, gotu kola is one of the planet’s true medicinal treasures.
The Kakadu plum is an olive fruit, native to Australia that is considered a gift by Aboriginal culture. The fruit has been a traditional source of nourishment for centuries. It is Australia’s native superfood known to have up to 100 times the Vitamin C to oranges. Kakadu Plum is one of the most potent antioxidant ingredients to protect skin against environmental damages.
Rosa rubiginosa seed oil is a strong anti-aging ingredient because of its high vitamin C content and its ability to boost skin regeneration and elasticity. It is also high in GLA, an essential fatty acid which helps to reduce fine lines and combat the drying effects of the sun, environment and climate.
Willow bark, another natural wonder, has been used to ease pain for centuries. Ancient Egyptians and Native Americans were all known to have chewed on the bark and leaves, brewed willow bark tea, and used it in warm baths to help ease pains and reduce fevers. Willow Bark Extract contains salicylic acid, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant and is used in many conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, premature aging, and more. Willow bark can actually help turn back the clock, so skin looks smoother, firmer, and younger.
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