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Botanical Extracts in Our Natural Skin Care Products

 Bearberry Extract

Bearberry ExtractBearberry Extract has many anti-aging skin benefits and derived from the leaves of the bearberry shrub. It is one of the best natural lightening and anti-aging ingredients. This powerful botanical contains a naturally occurring active agent, arbutin, which naturally lightens and brightens skin. Arbutin has been scientifically proven to whiten your skin by inactivating tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for producing melanin. Arbutin is a natural, botanical-based compound that has the same skin whitening benefits as synthetic hydroquinone – without the side effects or risks. Bearberry extract has strong antioxidant properties that protect the skin from the visible signs of aging like premature wrinkles and fine lines caused by free radical damage. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022202X15526663

Brightening Luminous Peptide Serum

 

Centella Asiatica Extract


Centella Asiatica Extract
Centella asiatica is a herb found in damp areas and has simple rounded leaves. Its name varies from gotu kola, centella asiatica, pennywort to wild violet. Extract is powerful blend of incredible ingredients that offer strong anti-aging benefits due to its ability to protect skin molecules from degradation. Centella asiatica is rich in amino acids, beta-carotene, fatty acids, and sugars. It improves synthesis of collagen, stimulates new cell growth, has outstanding anti aging, healing, moisturizing and soothing benefits.

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Cornflower Flower Extract 

Cornflower Flower Extract in Skin CareCornflower Flower Extract (Centaurea Cyanus) – Is chosen for its recognized soothing, softening, and strong anti-inflammatory properties. Extract has astringent properties and excellent for minimizing the appearance of pores. It has cooling and toning properties and for that reason this lovely herb is used to firm skin, diminish fine lines and tone the skin around the eyes.

 

Aloe Azulene Gel Soothing Mask

 

 

 

Comfrey Leaf Extract

Comfrey Leaf Extract in Skin Care

A natural plant extract that contains allantoin, a substance that helps stimulate the growth of new skin cells, accelerate healing and soothe inflamed or irritated skin. It is high in Calcium and Vitamin C. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. It has antiseptic, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties. It has wonderful emollient properties; it contains amino acid asparagine, which has great moisturizing properties. Comfrey is great for sensitive skin.

 

Marine Moisturizer, Aloe & Azulene Gel Soothing Mask

 

 Cucumber Fruit Extract

Cucumber Fruit Extract

Cucumber Fruit Extract is a natural skin emollient and softener with cooling and tonic properties.It is composed of 95% water, vitamin C, caffeic acid that has an excellent antioxidant benefits, fatty acids, the mineral silica, plus other trace minerals. Due to its antioxidant activity, cucumber is a welcome addition to anti-aging products. It tones, softens, moisturizes, cools, hydrates, and soothes the skin.

 

Liquid Gold Facial Serum

 

 

Daisy Flower Extract

Daisy Flower Extract

Skin Benefits of Daisy Flower Extract: This delicate flower packs powerful skin benefits from naturally occurring acids that have astringent, anti-inflammatory, toning and antioxidant properties. It contains organic tartaric and malic acids that are skin firming, lightening and exfoliating. The extract contains naturally occurring protein L-arbutin that helps to lighten the skin. It helps to prevent and improve existing skin pigmentation problems. L-arbutin lightens the skin by interfering with pathways that lead to the formation of melanin or pigment, which is responsible for skin coloration. It lightens and brightens the skin without harsh chemicals.

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Echinacea Extract


Echinacea Angustifolia Extract (coneflower extract)(coneflower extract) is an extract of the roots of perennial shrub. It is improving skin hydration and reducing the appearance of wrinkles; reducing inflammation and redness of the skin; has antibacterial and anti fungal functions and protects collagen from free radical damage.

 

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Fennel Fruit Extract

Fennel Fruit Extract

Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. It soothes and moisturizes dry or irritated skin conditions. Fennel makes the skin look and feel healthier because it is a great source of many of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Vitamin A, C, E, and B-complex, which help the skin to heal, stimulate collagen production, prevent signs of aging like wrinkles and stretch marks, and give the skin a healthy glow. It also contains minerals like potassium, zinc, and magnesium, which keep the skin healthy and can help with conditions like acne and excessive dryness.

 

Vital Balance Hydrant Toner

 

 

Ginkgo Biloba Extract 

Ginkgo Biloba Extract in skincareGinkgo Biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is one of the oldest species of trees on the planet. It is really 300 Million Years Old! Ginkgo Biloba or maidenhair tree is native to China. Ginkgo Biloba grows slowly, but these trees can live for thousands of years. 

It is a medicinal plant that provides a huge number of health benefits. But in skincare it is an anti-aging wonder. It was found that Ginkgo Biloba extract helps to boost collagen production*. In 1997, a study conducted by Chonnam University Medical School in Korea proved that ginkgo biloba leaf extract could increase the production of collagen by stimulating fibroblasts in the skin.
It is super rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols and flavonoids. They help to reduce the damage caused by free radicals, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and keep your skin firm and looking younger and healthier.
Its anti-inflammatory, anti-irritation, rejuvenating and regenerative properties are very well known. It’s known for its purifying and detoxifying properties
Ginkgo Biloba is a natural sunscreen. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of the Sun. 

* Kim SJ e. Effects of flavonoids of Ginkgo biloba on proliferation of human skin fibroblast. – PubMed – NCBI. Ncbinlmnihgov. 1997. 

Vital Balance Hydrant Toner, Marine Moisturizer

 

Ginseng Root Extract

Ginseng Root Extract

Ginseng Root Extract is from the root of the ginseng plant has many skin benefits. There are several medical studies have demonstrated that this ancient botanical has anti-aging benefits by boost skin-firming collagen*. The herb also acts as a whitener, giving the skin a brighter and more youthful appearance. This is a skin-conditioning and revitalizing ingredient that brightens skin tone and has natural ability to balance skin natural oils. This amazing ingredient is great for sensitive skin.



*J. Lee, E. Jung, J. Lee et al., “Panax ginseng induces human Type I collagen synthesis through activation of Smad signaling,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 109, no. 1, pp. 29–34, 2007. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106003217

Botanical Peptide Oxygen Cleanser; Marine Moisturizer ; Liquid Gold Nourishing Moisturizing Serum; Lotus Flower Ginseng Toner; Microdermabrasion Cream , Vital Balance Hydrant Toner 

Hibiscus Flower Extract


Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract

Called the ‘Botox plant’, Hibiscus Flower Extract is one of the most powerful anti-aging plant botanicals. One of the many skin benefits of Hibiscus Flower Extract is increasing skin elasticity. Hibiscus contains flavonoids and anthocyanins, which have antioxidant properties. It is a fantastic natural skin moisturizer. Hibiscus helps to speed up cell turnover and evens skin tone. It purifies the skin by breaking down dead skin cells and very gentle on sensitive skin.

 

Botanical Marine Gentle Cleanser;

 

 

Orchid Flower Extract


Orchid Flower Extract

Orchid Flower Extract is another beautiful flower botanical that has many benefits for beautiful skin. An excellent antioxidant, it helps delay the effects of aging in our skin by regulating skin pigmentation and allowing the recovery of natural coloration. It increases cell regeneration and provide softness to the skin surface. Orchids contain calcium, iron, zinc, copper and magnesium that help nourish our skin properly. All skin types can benefit from Orchid Flower Extract.

Botanical Peptide Oxygen Cleanser

 

 

Pumpkin Seed Extract

Pumpkin Seed Extractis a hydrolyzed protein fraction obtained from the pumpkin seedcake. This active ingredient stimulates the synthesis of collagen and fibrillin. It is high in antioxidants and Vitamins A, C and E, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and phytosterols. It is natural source of enzymes which helps gently slough away dead skin cells. Pumpkin Seed Extract helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin vitality and tone, and increases smoothness, firmness and elasticity.

Papaya & Pumpkin Brightening Mask

 

 

 

Rosa Canina Fruit Extract


Rosa Canina Fruit Extract

Also commonly known as Rose Hip Oil, this powerful medicinal oil has many skin benefits. It is derived from the small fruits that sit behind the rose flower. The oil contains high levels of vitamin C, plus is rich in proteins, which help keep skin soft and moisturized. It is the only vegetable oil that naturally contains retinol (vitamin A), which helps treat lines and wrinkles, discoloration and other visible signs of aging.

Rose Hip Oil also contains a naturally occurring flavonoid called quercetin. This bioactive ingredient was the subject of a 2009 published scientific report issue of “Bioscience, Biotechnology & Biochemistry,” in which two Japanese scientists determined that rose hips-derived quercetin could be used like a weapon to combat melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.*

*T. Fujii, K. Ikeda, and M. Saito, “Inhibitory effect of rose hip (Rosa canina L.) on melanogenesis in mouse melanoma cells and on pigmentation in brown guinea pigs,” Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 489–495, 2011. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1271/bbb.100702

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Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Leaf Extract

Rosemary Leaf Extract

Rosemary is an aromatic herb of the mint family native to the Mediterranean region. It has strong anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, and skin toning properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary extract help to reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin. Rosemary extract helps to tighten sagging and loose skin by improving firmness and elasticity. Additionally, rosemary stimulates biological activity and cell growth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It has powerful disinfectant and antimicrobial properties.
Rosmarinic and caffeic acids are components of rosemary extract. Research has shown that rosmarinic acid has a calming effect on skin. Rosmarinic acid is a powerful antioxidant, as is caffeic acid. 

Micro-dermabrasion Crème; Vital Balance Hydrant Toner