Skin & Hair Key Botanical
Plants, and the phytochemicals they contain, are an important source of raw materials specific to the skin recovery process. Using high-quality, botanically based products that are concentrated with essential fatty acids and lipids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids delivers a restorative action to the skin. Whether irritation is the result of mechanical or chemical means, botanically rich products can support the skin through the inflammatory and repairing stages. Optimizing skin health involves hydrating, soothing, protecting, nourishing and rejuvenating actions, and plant extracts are active in each of these areas. A Botanical Ingredient is a component of a cosmetic or personal care product that originates from plants (herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, leaves or seeds).
Plant-derived (botanical) ingredients were among the very first cosmetics. Natural colorants, plant juices for soothing and protection from insect pests, and fragrant oils for imparting scent were all used in ancient times. Historically, plants were the only way to produce products for cleaning, moisturizing, covering up blemishes and even treating minor skin conditions.
Natural plant oils and extracts:
- increase elasticity, promote collagen, hydrate and soften the skin;
- contain natural plant chemicals (phytochemicals) that work in synergy to counteract “free radicals” and help to correct and prevent many skin problems;
- are gentle and provide protection for the skin. They foster good circulation and cell renewal – are nourishing, replenishing, reducing inflammation and they calm even the most sensitive or acne-prone skin;
- don’t “sit” on the skin or clog the pores, unlike commercial skin care preparations;
- are absorbed by the skin extremely well – therefore they have a greater effect on the cell membrane and skin matrix resulting in smoother, plumper, more youthful looking skin;
- transport valuable nutrients deep into the skin’s layers, regenerating connective skin tissue, inhibiting bacterial growth and stimulating collagen and elastin to slow the signs of aging;
- fortify the skin, improving its defences against bacteria and infection – very important for acne-prone skin.
Botanical healthy and beauty skin and hair care contains 100% active ingredients in contrast to conventional skincare that contains synthetic ingredients that largely lack any significant therapeutic benefit, particularly within the deeper layers of the skin. Because botanical healthy and beauty skin and hair care is concentrated (no fillers or in-active ingredients) it is highly effective even in small quantities to ensure skin feels comfortable.
Herbal Ingredient Library
Phyllanthus Emblica (Extract)
Emblica Fruit is one of the important Indian Ayurvedic herbs, which have been used for thousands of years for a wide variety of human ailments. It is a powerful antioxidant, age-defying and brightening agent. it is used to stimulate hair growth by nourishing the hair and scalp and even preventing premature graying hair.
Alpha Bisabolol (Extract)
Alpha Bisabolol has been used because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. It helps deliver active ingredients to the skin, promotes skin healing process, restores suppleness to the dehydrated and damaged skin. It can effectively stimulate and encourage healthy hair growth.
Fomes Officinalis (Extract)
Fomes Officinalis is one of the largest and longest living mushrooms in the world and is used as a natural astringent and moisturizer. It helps skin defend itself against external attack, tightens the skin and pore for improved skin texture and avoid the harmful effects to the skin from external factors.
Grape Seed (Oil)
Non-pore clogging Grape Seed Oil is high in linoleic acid, a type of Omega-6 fatty acid, which is good for soothing and repairing damaged and irritated skin. It is a powerful antioxidant and age-defying agent with anti-inflammatory properties. It has astringent qualities that help tighten skin and close up the pores.
Jojoba Oil’s composition closely resembles that of the skin’s natural oil so it is safe to use even for those with sensitive skin. It is rich in Vitamin E and has strong antimicrobial property. It is full of various organic and mineral elements that can provide you with naturally groomed and glowing skin.
Avocado oil contains vitamin K and E along with vitamin B2. It brings back moisture and elasticity to your dry skin and stimulates blood circulation all around your eye making dark circles and even puffiness go away. It boosts the skin’s ability to generate more and stronger cells by moisturizing with avocado oil.
Sarsaparilla is a nutritive herb that has been used in connection with eczema, psoriasis, and other skin disorders. Studies have showed it to be diuretic, cleansing and anti-inflammatory. Chemicals in sarsaparilla might help decrease joint pain and itching, and might also reduce bacteria.
Gotu Kola (Extract)
Gotu Kola is a perennial plant native to India, Japan, China, Indonesia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the South Pacific. The leaves and stems of the gotu kola plant are used for medicinal purposes. Gotu kola has been used topically for minor burns, psoriasis, prevention of scar formation following surgery.
Guava Leaf (extract)
Guava Leaves has been traditionally used on damaged skin, acne, skin inflammations, irritation and itching. Is beneficial for fading blemishes and clearing dandruff, ulcers and irritation. This leaf can be used on skin, scalp and hair. Guava leaves contain powerful antibacterial compounds. Prevents inflammation and further infections.
A fragrant, evergreen shrub is popularly used to relieve physical and mental stress through aromatherapy. This classic beauty ingredient also helps calm your skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce skin redness and blotchiness. It even stimulates blood circulation and promote faster cell turnover.
Orange Jewelweed (extract)
Orange Jewelweed contains antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which give it ability to soothe. It has waterproof leaves and seed capsules that explode when touched. It is also known as a nutritive remedy for many skin irritations from mosquito and bee bites to eczema, psoriasis and acne.
Soapwort has an ancient reputation for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis, dandruff, eczema, boils, and acne. It is used for gout and rheumatism is probably effective because of the anti-inflammatory and depurative properties. It is tonic, diaphoretic and alterative, and forms a remedy in the releif of cutaneous diseases.