Being accountable for the ingredients we choose to incorporate into our formulations is not just making sure they are sustainably sourced and of the highest quality; the long-term impact of the ingredients and in turn their impact on the environment is taken into account as well.
Meet The Richest, Natural, Botanical Source of GLA //
A great deal of research, trails and consideration go into each plant based ingredient we choose to incorporate into our precious formulations. Each has a purpose, must stand alone but also offer synergistic capabilities, in brief maximum skin healing benefits. Here we take a close look at Borage Seed Oil Borago Officinalis – also known as Starflower Oil.
The central principle of homoeopathy is ‘like cures like’. This principle dates back to the Greek physician Hippocrates who lived in the 5th century BC. This law states that any substance which is capable of producing symptoms in a healthy person will remove similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease.
About 30% of our skin’s sebum (this is the natural substance that coats our skin) is a natural wax ester. It plays a protective role – kill germs, viruses and creates a protective barrier for locking in moisture. This protective wax ester in our skin diminishes as we age.
The data collected by way of the combined GC-MS test analyses the chemical constituents in the essential oils and give the relative percentage of them. This information can be used to compare the specific constituents and their percentages to those of a known sample that possesses reliable purity and is of the optimal quality for the specific botanical (being tested).
Researchers believe that antioxidant property of turmeric is even stronger than that of Vitamin C. [Song et al 2001], pointed out that it is as much as 10 times more effective than Vitamin C.
Initially grown centuries ago for their seeds and green foliage, carrots eventually became prized for their colorful roots, which are a reliably tasty addition to a wide variety of cuisines, either raw or cooked.
Carrot Root is considered one of the most therapeutic skin oils due to it’s natural carotenes. Carrot Root oil is a CO2 extract of dried carrot root creating an orange liquid that is packed with potent antioxidants. This oil has different properties from Carrot Seed, which has its own beneficial components.
Powerful Cellular Regeneration
Significant carotenoids are γ- and B-carotenes, lycopene, and zeacarotene. Two bioactive carotenoids, such as retinol and retinal, are biogenerated through rearrangement of the -Bcarotene, which is mediated by the cytostolic enzyme -carotenoid- dioxygenase.
- Soothes skin irritations.
- Antioxidant rich.
- Encourages cell regeneration.
- Topical application of Carrot Root Oil stimulates the production of sebum in dry, scaly skin.
Carotenoid – The carotenoid family includes alpha and beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin and lycopene.
High Carotenoids (vitamin A) content – Strong antioxidants that play a crucial role in the health of your skin. They inhibit UV damage and stimulate cell repair.
Beta Carotene – The other type of Vitamin A, which is obtained from colorful fruits and vegetables, is in the form of “pro Vitamin A” namely carotenoids.
Lutein – A potent antioxidant which not only shields skin from your phone and laptop’s blue light, but also from atmospheric pollutants like particulate matter’s (PM) heavy metals and chemicals.
Lycopene – A powerful antioxidant (part of the more than 600 fat-soluble plant compounds known as carotenoids) that helps protect and repair skin from premature ageing caused by modern living and environmental stressors. Topical application of lycopene combats age-causing free radicals and assists in metabolic functions related to growth and repair. Important free radical scavengers that protect from overexposure to damaging UV-light. Lycopene’s antioxidant and UV-blocking capabilities.
BETA-CAROTENE // A form of Vitamin A a potent antioxidant helps to prevent the early signs of ageing along with environmental damage.
CAROTENOIDS // Potent compounds with protective power against free radicals which ultimately contribute to fine Innes and wrinkles.
VITAMIN A // Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne while smoothing, brightening, boosting skin healing and skin protection.
VITAMIN E // Powerful antioxidant helps to keep skin healthy defending agains the early signs of ageing photoprotective potential against UV light radiation in human skin cells
Better together Vitamin A + E synergistically provide powerful collagen-promoting compounds helping to prevent collagen breakdown preventing loss of skin firmness.
CELL RENEWAL BOOST
Vitamin A and beta-carotene are a natural exfoliants helping to increase cellular turnover. Expected results… the removal of damaged skin cells to reveal, less visible fine lines and a brighter more even skin tone.
- Vitamins: A & E
- Plant Sterols: Very High in B-sitosterol // Tigmasterol // Campesterol // Lycopine
- Antioxidants: Beta-carotene // Carotenes // Lycopene
METHOD OF EXTRACTION: CO2 The use of natural carbon dioxide in the form of a supercritical fluid is an environmentally friendly extraction technique and provides a pure product with no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, and no reproducible microorganisms.
PLANT PART USED: The root
CULTIVATION METHOD: Certified Organic USDA & ECOCERT
INCI NOMENCLATURE: Daucus carota
HARVESTING FACTS: Early planted carrots are harvested from late July to September. Late crops are harvested in fall, often well into November.
AROMA: Mild and fresh.
Until next time
Be human, be kind, be you.
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By using organic skin care products, you’re helping to minimise your environmental impact and support the sustainability of our environment.
Herbal waters have been used for centuries in beauty regimens because they are hydrating and deliver beneficial properties of particular herbs or flowers to skin cells. Ancient healing herbs, chamomile, lavender, rose and rose hips have been used since ancient Egypt.
A review of medical literature finds acupuncture to be effective in treating some dermatologic conditions when compared to alternative treatments, placebo acupuncture, or no treatment.