ASTAXANTHIN – SKIN PROTECTION FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Studies show that astaxanthin can rejuvenate skin from within. Astaxanthin is among the most powerful and versatile marine plant antioxidants known, and as such, it has the ability to scavenge skin-damaging free radicals. Even though astaxanthin is widely distributed through most organs in the body, it accumulates in the skin, where it makes its way into all skin layers. This can provide potent protection against ultraviolet radiation, the most powerful environmental risk factor for skin cancer.
•MORE THAN 1000 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VITAMIN C
•600 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN CoQ10
•500 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VITAMIN E
•10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN BETA-CAROTENE
•HELPS TO STIMULATE CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION OF COLLAGEN IN THE SKIN
RED DULSE ALGAE
Dulse seaweed is full of lipids, proteins, minerals and vitamins that are readily absorbed into the skin. Upon absorption, Dulse rebalances, nourishes, detoxifies, purifies, oxygenates and deeply moisturizes the skin’s texture and tone. Dulse is also an excellent source of amino acids, as well as vitamins A, C, B1, B12, D, E, K & P – thereby making it ideal for forcing toxins from stagnant cells.
The use of Dulse seaweed also stimulates and improves blood and lymph circulation, while combating premature aging, environmental stressors and the impact of poor nutrition and pollution – all of which take a terrible toll on the skin. What’s more, the seawater in Dulse seaweed is very similar to human plasma, thus making it ideal for cleansing, toning and soothing human skin – all while regenerating broken capillaries and the skin’s tissue, to render a more youthful appearance.
Baobab oil The baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) has captivated the people since time immemorial, for it can live to an age of 500 years or more without problems and reach a height of 20 m and a trunk diameter of 12 m in the native African tree savannah. “Magic tree”, “chemist’s tree”, “tree of life”: the designations of the local inhabitants for the baobab show how important it its for life in the challenging African environment. There, one has used almost every part of the plant and fruit for many years. For example, humans and animals enjoy “tapping” the enormous water reservoir inside the trunk to cover their fluids requirement during periods of drought. The fruit, however, is naturally dry in ripe condition and contains only 8–9% of water when harvested. Seeds, bark, leaves, and shoots deliver several irreplaceable active ingredients and thus are used in a variety of fields, e.g. for food, traditional medicine, and cosmetics.
THE PROPERTIES OF BAOBAB OIL
Due to its versatile properties, baobab oil is of particular interest to cosmetics. Baobab classic oil is characterised by its antioxidant properties and its high content of palmitic acid, which, in turn, shows a remarkable affinity to the skin, thus having a positive impact on skin penetration. In fact, a study of Ferrara University proves that local application of baobab oil significantly increases skin elasticity. Its high content of tocopherols results in a considerable oxidative stability. The Baobab Oxy-Oil is also extremely effective as a free radical scavenger. Moreover, it inhibites the growth of dermatophytes and Candida albicans, which makes it a meaningful additive to be used in hand care and foot care products (particularly as far as the nails are concerned). In addition, both oils give new brilliance to dry hair.
W3 Peptide (HEXAPEPTIDE -33)
W3 – Hexapeptide, Nobel prize winning ingredient, W3 Peptide is the novel Skin Care Peptide of the 3rd generation targeting “G-Protein-Coupled Receptor” , which makes it work on the skin from the inside out.
Peptides are molecules that contain two or more amino acids linked by peptide bonds. Their nomenclature is derived from the number of amino acids in the chain. For example, dipeptides contain two amino acids; tripeptides three; tetrapeptides four, etc.
Although the terms peptides and proteins are sometimes used interchangeably, the key differentiator is the number of amino acids in their chains. Peptides are shorter chains of amino acids, while proteins are larger, more complex molecules consisting of one or more polypeptides. Peptides play an important part in rebuilding collagen, which degrades as we age, resulting in sagging and wrinkled skin. Because of this function, these molecules are heralded in the anti-aging market with claims such as:
•Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.
•Improves skin elasticity.
•Activates collagen production, stimulates repair and renewal mechanisms of the skin.