CALENDULA HERB (EXTRACT)
Calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Calendula, a plant extract, has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and, also, promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Its natural restorative properties infuse the skin with a youthful glow. Calendula oil is also used to protect skin from premature aging and thinning of the skin and is safe enough to be used on the delicate skin under the eyes to help prevent crow’s feet.
The cooling and penetrating effects of camphor oil make it an anti-inflammatory and sedative agent. It is very helpful in curing nearly all types of inflammation, both internal and external. It also relaxes the body and mind while giving a feeling of peace and freshness. Being a detoxifier and a stimulant for circulatory system, camphor oil excites blood circulation and gives relief to rheumatic diseases, arthritis, and gout. It is also considered an antiphlogistic, that is, it reduces the swelling of body parts. While camphor oil used properly is extremely beneficial, it can have some narcotic effects, as it temporarily desensitizes the nerves and relaxes the brain. While we use camphor carefully in our products, it is important to understand that excessive sniffing or consuming of camphor oil can potentially be addictive, so be careful if using the oil as a stand-alone product!
Carrot seed essential oil can help you retain your youth and look refreshingly young. Antioxidants in this essential oil repair a lot of the damages done to your tissues by oxidants (free radicals) and stop them from doing further harm. These antioxidants protect your skin from wrinkles, your joints from stiffening, and your muscles from weakening, It is also extremely effective in curing skin conditions and irritation.
As an unsaturated fatty acid, ricinoleic acid found in castor oil has many healing abilities that can help in increasing circulation, preventing the growth of viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds, fighting skin disorders and infections, helping to kill ringworm, keratosis, skin inflammation, abrasions and fungal infections, healing acne, improving hair growth, reducing itching and swelling on the skin, fighting toenail fungus, hydrating chapped lips and reducing painful sunburns
A single teaspoon of cayenne pepper imparts 15 percent of the daily recommended value in vitamin A and 3% of the vitamin. Red peppers also tend to have a higher carotenoid content – especially lycopene and astaxanthin, which some believe to be the most powerful antioxidant in nature! Cayenne peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, which provides collagen synthesis to retain healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and organs, and helps boost your immunity. It also contains, capsaicin, which has powerful pain-relieving properties – research has revealed a long list of maladies it has helped to alleviate, which include lower back pain, pain in the extremities causes by damaged nerves, osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, pain from fibromyalgia, and nerve pain from shingles.
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CHAMOMILE HERB (EXTRACT)
Most of us are familiar with the calming properties of chamomile tea, but there are also numerous health benefits from applying it topically. Chamomile applied topically can effectively eliminate oxidative stress and enhances immune response. Aromatherapy with this herb, raises your serotonin and melatonin levels, eliminating feelings of stress and worry, slowing down the mind and combatting anxiety symptoms. Chamomile also relieves scalp irritation, builds better hair strands, eliminates dandruff and gives your hair a silkier appearance.
Wild cherry has expectorant, antitussive, astringent, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, bitter, and nervine actions. The cooling and anti-inflammatory action of wild cherry also recommends it as an external wash for sores, ulcers, herpes (cold sores), and shingles.
Citric acid can be obtained both naturally (in plants) and artificially (in human tissues and body fluids). It’s present in large quantities in juicy fruits such as limes, oranges, grapefruits, kiwis, strawberries, apples, pears, cherries and raspberries and vegetables such as mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, peas and asparagus. As an antioxidant, citric acid can neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals, which are unstable compounds that trigger the growth of cancerous tumors. It also enhances the activity of many other beneficial antioxidants, offering a wide range of health benefits. Citric acid is a common ingredient in face packs and skin products. It helps in the regeneration of skin tissue, slowing down the aging process. Creams rich in citric acid can have a depigmenting effect and can lighten freckles.
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Cocoa butter makes an excellent skin moisturizer, plus it does more than just hydrate the skin — it helps heal it from the inside out too. It’s a great source of natural antioxidants that are found in cocoa beans (the same kinds found in real, dark chocolate that are tied to benefits like heart health and improved cognitive functioning). Saturated fats are especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because they’re easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours.
Coconut Oil is composed of saturated fats, capric/caprylic/lauric acids, vitamin E, and many beneficial proteins. Saturated fats are predominately medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides. When applied on the skin, they keep it smooth to the touch. Due to the presence of these fats, coconut oil also retains the moisture content of the skin, as the fats eliminate moisture loss through the pores on skin. Capric/caprylic/lauric acids are not very different from the medium chain fatty acids, but it is still important to mention them separately here, since they have their own contributions. These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. Vitamin E contributions towards skin care are well known. It is essential for healthy skin growth, repair of wear & tear on the skin, keeping skin smooth and protecting against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin. Proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, and contribute to cellular health and tissue repair.
COFFEE ESSENTIAL OIL
Coffee essential oil is highly effective in treating various disorders related to the nervous system, such as stress, anxiety, and depression. It improves concentration and ability to focus. Additionally, the antioxidant properties of coffee essential oil are highly beneficial in helping neutralize the harmful free radicals and prevent the risk of cell damage significantly. Coffee essential oil is also highly effective in preventing cellulite. It accomplishes this by targeting fat cells and dehydrating them, resulting in smoother skin appearance.
Cucumbers are made up of 95 percent water, making them ideal for hydrating and cooling. Well known for hydrating and soothing properties, cucumber extract has been used in skincare products for years. Cucumbers are rich in vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and many other nutrients. In addition to their astringent properties, which are helpful to oily skin, cucumber oil helps reduce inflammation, in part by inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes. Cucumber oil also contains polysaccharides, which give it that gel-like feel and work to attract and lock moisture into your skin.