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Ingredients and their benefits used topically:
Aloe-Vera: Hydrates the skin and helps to reduce wrinkles. It’s said that Cleopatra’s secret to maintaining beautiful skin was due to Aloe Vera. The gel contains polysaccharides, which stimulate collagen formation (a protein necessary for skin regeneration) and elastin fibers, which help to promote the elasticity of the skin, making it less wrinkled. The amino acids in the gel also soften hardened skin cells and it’s zinc content helps to tighten the pores. Aloe Vera helps to heal wounds by stimulating collagen formation and mobilizing blood flow to the hurt area, allowing for a faster recovery. To reduce the appearance of a scar, apply the Aloe Vera multiple times a day while the wound is still healing. For best results, use the pure Aloe Vera gel from a fresh leaf.
It also helps with abrasions, acne, athlete’s foot, eczema, hemorrhoids, and psoriasis.
Evening Primrose Oil – Several human trials have demonstrated it’s efficacy in treating inflammation, eczema, dry skin and itching. It naturally contains gamma linoleic acid which enhances the epidermal barrier. Because of its ability to dilute sebum production, it is good at calming acne flare ups, while also hydrating skin. The astringent properties of the itsjuice can soothe skin irritations and inflammation. Because of its high level of antioxidants, which counteract the detrimental effects of oxidation in living tissue, helps to smoothe roughness, reduce fine lines and lighten dark circles around the eyes.
Rosewater helps to maintain your skin’s pH balance.It helps fight acne, dermatitis and eczema. Rose water hydrates, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin, and makes it smooth. It also helps to heal scars, cuts and wounds. Rose water cools the skin. It helps to tone the skin. It also has anti-bacterial properties. The antioxidant properties of rose water help to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues. The nourishing and moisturizing properties of rose water enhance the quality of hair. Rose water helps to treat mild scalp inflammations and dandruff that are caused by fungal infections. It also helps to revitalize aging skin and keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
Organic Rosehip Seed Oil penetrates deeply into the lower layers of the skin. It regenerates cells and increases collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and retinoic acid, which studies have shown it brightens and tightens skin! It also helps restore skin’s elasticity, fade age spots, reduce broken capillaries, and balance oil glands. It is very beneficial to dry, irritated and mature skin. Vitamin C actually is the super ingredient it claims to be, though you might need skip the juice section and instead head to the beauty department to score its benefits. Applying Vitamin C topically through a skincare regimen allows the powerful antioxidant to perform its skin-brightening, hyperpigmentation-correcting and skin tone-evening benefits.. “Vitamin C’s anti-aging, damage-repairing and UV-protecting powers make it a Holy Grail ingredient, but it takes time and consistent application to see the best results.”
Hyaluronic Acid – Hyaluronic acid isn't just a substance to encircle your skin cells. It's vital in keeping the skin hydrated. Hyaluronic acid attracts water from within the dermis and moves it along to the skin surface, the epidermis. Hyaluronic acid and other glycosaminoglycans also play a role in skin elasticity and tone, cell metabolism, regeneration, and healing. As you age, hyaluronic acid levels in the skin naturally taper off. Your skin doesn't manufacture it as effectively as it used to. That is partly why the skin becomes thinner and drier as you get older. Hyaluronic acid levels in the skin begin a steep decline after age 40.
Vitamin E – has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make getting enough essential to your everyday health. Vitamin E is most commonly known for its benefits for skin health and appearance. It can be applied topically to your face to reduce inflammation and make your skin look younger.
Amino Acid – It's like giving nutrition for the fibroblast cells to produce collagen and elastin. Amino acids also have wonderful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Amino acids help build dermal density, increase skin brightness, provide defenses from environmental hazards and improve skin hydration.
Jojoba Oil - Soothes Dry Skin. Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage control.
Pure Juniper Essential Oil - Juniper Berry essential oil acts as a natural skin toner and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes.
Pure Clary Sage Essential Oil - Its rich antioxidant content tones, tightens, and strengthens the skin and muscles while fortifying hair to reduce hair loss. Used medicinally, Clary Sage Essential Oil works to eliminate or prevent the spread of harmful bacteria that can promote the development of fungal infections.
Pure Lavender Essential Oil – is full of antioxidants, which help protect your skin from free radicals, which are partly responsible for fine lines and wrinkles. It also soothes eczema and dry skin. Since lavender has antifungal properties and reduces inflammation, it can help keep eczema at bay. Lavender oil can also be used to treat psoriasis. The lavender oil helps cleanse your skin and lessen redness and irritation.
Pure Tea Tree Oil - The anti-inflammatory effect of tea tree oil helps to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin. It may also help to reduce redness and swelling. Research supports that tree oil reduces inflamed skin due to skin sensitivity to nickel. Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil that ... When used topically, tea tree oil is believed to be antibacterial. Tea tree oil is commonly used to treat acne, athlete's foot, lice, nail fungus and insect bites.
Pure Sandalwood Essential Oil - can combat all kinds of skin issues, such as acne or scarring. Indeed, sandalwood oil can both prevent breakouts, as well as fully do away with any remaining zits. It provides healing against skin inflammation5, nd reduces irritation and redness. This is because the sandalwood acts as a weapon against bacteria and infection. The oil thus both thoroughly cleanses areas with existing acne, while disinfecting any old wounds, too. It can also generally even out your complexion, allowing it to be smooth and fresh.
Rose Essential Oil (purchased in Egypt)- Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, roses can help to heal acne, reduce Rosacea and soothe irritation; all while helping to give you a glowing complexion.
Pure Orange/Neroli Essential Oil - is said to reduce inflammation, alleviate stress, stimulate circulation, and enhance mood. When used in skin-care and hair products, neroli essential oil is thought to treat oily skin, reduce signs of aging, and diminish the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Pure Lemon Essential Oil - Its active chemical components contribute to its therapeutic benefits that give it the reputation of being an invigorating, cleansing, and purifying oil. These constituents make it ideal for use in cosmetics, aromatherapy, massage, and home cleaning products to purify the air as well as surfaces. These healing benefits can be attributed to the oil’s anti-inflammatory, astringent, analgesic, stimulant, antiseptic, soothing, energizing, and balancing activities, among other valuable properties. Lemon Essential Oil is also known by the nickname “Liquid Sunshine!”
Pure Cypress Essential Oil - Cypress Oil is a powerful firming oil. It improves circulation, strengthens blood capillaries, is antibacterial, anti-infectious, and anti-microbial. Cypress oil is amazing for varicose veins and broken capillaries.
Frankincense Essential Oil- Frankincense has skin regenerating properties. It is an astringent, which means it tightens and balances pH. It helps to even skin tone as well as diminishing the appearance of scars and spots. Frankincense is anti-tumor, antiseptic and antibacterial.
Geranium Essential Oil - is great for regenerating skin and revving up circulation. It is extremely healing. It also promotes even distribution of melanin-which helps even out the overall tone of the skin.
Pure Helichrysum Essential Oil - When it comes to essential oils for skincare, nothing beats the effectiveness of Helichrysum, also known as Immortelle. It contains anti-microbial, anti-biotic and regenerative compounds that promote healthy skin cell growth and regeneration. It also helps speed up healing of wounds, burns, and rashes and reduces scarring. Additionally, Helichrysum helps smooth both skin tome and texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and its emollient properties help keep skin hydrated.
Pure Green Coffee Extract - Research is emerging that green, unroasted coffee beans provide numerous skin-related benefits when applied topically.6This is especially true of one of the most commonly grown species of the coffee plant, Coffea arabica.
Coffea arabica seed oil is extracted by cold pressing green coffee beans. Its high concentration of essential fatty acids, sterols, and vitamin E make it a potent antioxidant that can offer protection against skin damage such as sunburn cell formation and DNA degradation. It can also assist in the prevention of the development of photoaging and inflammatory skin disorders.6
In a placebo-controlled clinical study of 40 female participants, a topical mixture containing Coffea arabica was applied twice daily as a facial wash and once per day as a lotion and night cream. After 12 weeks, treated subjects experienced significant improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, firmness, redness, and texture, compared to the control group.9
These impressive results were due to Coffea arabica’s ability to increase production of collagen and elastin and to protect against the loss of moisture.6
When Brazilian scientists tested Coffea arabica seed oil on human skin, they found a 1.5-fold increase in elastin production and a nearly 2-fold increase in collagen production compared to the controls.6 These two proteins are essential for smoothing wrinkles and preserving the firmness and flexibility of facial skin. In addition, it was found to provide hydration to the skin.