DEFINITION OF INGREDIENTS:
Honey restores tissue damage, while promoting the skin’s ability to rejuvenate and improve skin hydration (an important factor in the skin’s ability to maintain softness, suppleness and elasticity.) It is nourishing (packed with vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium), and contains antioxidants, (which neutralize free radicals to promote healthy skin, which helps to keep it looking fresh & youthful), and as an anti-irritant, is suitable for sensitive skin. Honey is naturally soothing and has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it helpful for those who suffer from skin blemishes and acne, as it also absorbs impurities from skin pores. Goat’s Milk is a natural emollient that helps soothe and moisturize the skin. It contains vitamins A, B6, B12 and E. Goat's milk has 3 times more beta-casein than cow's milk. Caseins are easily absorbed into the skin and allow for quick hydration of dry skin. The content of triglycerides, capric, caprylic and caproic acid helps balance the skin's natural pH and promotes natural exfoliation of dry skin. Apple Cider Vinegar is created by fermenting the juice of apples and helps to maintain healthy skin by restoring and regulating a healthy pH level. Evening Primrose Oil protects delicate under eye skin, lightens dark under eye circles and skin discoloration. It also treats dry, rough, sagging skin, improving firmness & elasticity. Pomegranate Oil revitalizes mature skin to rehydrate and smooth out wrinkles, improves skin elasticity (by retarding collagen/elastin breakdown, which causes “skin laxity,” resulting in the appearance of wrinkles & jowls.) It is for anti-aging, has anti-oxidant benefits and repairs sun damage. Rosehip Seed Oil is high in Vit. A (which improves skin moisture, as a wrinkle remover), and Vit. C (where it stimulates collagen production), and is for sun damaged skin. It fades pigment spots, scars & acne marks. Omega 3 & linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid, which cannot be produced by the body) further fades scars, corrects hyper-pigmentation and redness (aka: skin-tone/discoloration/sun damage.) Rosehip Seed Oil penetrates into deeper layers of skin than most oils. Sea Buckthorn Oil is a strong anti-oxidant (anti-oxidants mop up the free radicals that trigger wrinkling, sagging and other aging changes), with high Vit. C levels (Vit. C is directly involved with collagen synthesis. Collagen is a part of the connective tissue in skin that pertains to smoothness, firmness, suppleness and the constant renewal of skin cells, therefore, it is vital for skin elasticity. But while collagen is the ‘cement’ that holds skin together, with age, its production slows and the cell structures weaken, the skin becomes thinner and is easier to damage; it sags and wrinkles.) Vit. C also helps to shield our skin from UV rays (which generate free radicals), thereby minimizing their damaging effects on the skin, it also helps to fade brown spots. High in Vit. A (the best overall age fighter, it is proven to: reduce wrinkles, fade brown spots and smooth roughness.) Tho the benefits of Vitamins A & C sound similar, using both delivers more complexion perfection, because skin aging occurs in various ways, therefore, we need multiple forms of defense and repair. Sea Buckthorn combats wrinkles, dryness & other symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin (as it rejuvenates & restores.) Grapeseed Oil is bursting with antioxidants and phyto-nutrients, it increases Vit. C levels & protects collagen, the ‘cement’ that holds skin together. It is particularly intended for dry, damaged or aging skin. Grapeseed is especially useful for skin types that do not absorb oils well. It is wonderful for skin sensitivities, due to its non-allergenic properties. Carrot Seed Essential Oil nourishes, tightens, revitalizes & rejuvenates. A tonic for skin, it relieves any sort of skin irritation or rash. It is high in Vit. A (the best overall age fighter, it is proven to: deter & reduce wrinkles, fade brown spots, and smooth roughness) & Beta Carotene, both of which are for the delicate skin under the eyes. Vetivert Essential Oil has a regenerative effect that acts specifically on the deeper skin layers, where aging skin loses fat content, causing the outer layers to sag. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Its effects are moisture-balancing, softening, smoothing and due to plant hormones present in the oil, it is rejuvenating for stressed/aging skin. Myrrh Essential Oil revitalizes aged wrinkled skin. Lime Essential Oil tightens skin & connective tissue. Neroli Essential Oil is regenerative for aging skin and is beneficial for small broken blood vessels under the skin’s surface and broken capillaries under eyes (the cause of dark under eye circles). It also tightens sagging under eye skin (which is typically the 1st place to show the signs of aging.) It also supports the skin’s renewal process of shedding old skin and stimulating new cell growth. Magnetic Calcium Bentonite Clay is derived from volcanic ash and highly charged with negative electromagnetic energy (our natural state of balance.) What clay does is draw to itself (adsorb) and absorb, positively charged substances that throw off our balance by clogging our pores and causing destruction to healthy cells. This is the absolute best clay to detox our skin. Pumice Powder is a volcanic ash, which is formed when lava is permeated with gas bubbles during the solidification process. It is the softest abrasive and makes the most effective skin polisher. Lavender Essential Oil: Physically: Promotes the development of new skin growth, that makes it a good skin rejuvenating oil. Psychologically: Washes away impurities. Myrtle Essential Oil: Physically: Has antiseptic & deodorizing properties, to cleanse and strengthen skin. Psychologically: It cleanses the person’s delicate inner being to dissolve disharmony. Hyssop Essential Oil: Physically: Treats blemishes and eczema prone skin. Psychologically: Used for ritual cleansing, it is a symbol of baptism & a sign of sins forgiven. Lemon Verbena Essential Oil: Physically: Tones the skin and underlying facial muscles. Psychologically: Helps release one’s attachments to people & things from the past. Rose Hydrosol acts as a humectant and also helps to balance the skin. It can be used for all skin types, including combination skin. It helps to regulate sebum, and its antibacterial properties can be helpful in the prevention of acne. It is a good choice for anti-aging and anti-wrinkle formulations. It is also known for its ability to help cool sunburn. Aloe Vera Juice heals and moisturize the skin. Silk Amino Proteins: As the building blocks of the proteins in our skin, amino acids are essential for maintaining healthy cell function and renewal, as well as the skin’s structure and natural moisturizing factors. Amino acids also have antioxidant properties that help repair free radical damage. Amino acids are added to anti-aging skin treatments to help replenish the collagen and elastin fibers that give our skin its strength, texture and resiliency. They also have a natural tendency to form strong bonds with water molecules, so they can dramatically boost the skin’s moisture level as well (able to penetrate the skin surface and deliver the moisture and nutrients required for optimum cell growth in the underlying dermis.) Alpha Lipoic Acid is often referred to as the ‘Universal Antioxidant.’ It may very well join the ranks of Vitamin C and E as part of a first-line of defense against free radicals and prematurely aging skin. In contrast to Vitamin E (which is fat soluble) and Vitamin C (which is water soluble), Alpha Lipoic Acid penetrates both the fatty and watery tissues of cells, neutralizing free radicals and providing both intra-cellular and extra-cellular protection. In addition to its antioxidant properties, ALA restores oxidized forms of Vitamins C, Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10 to their active states. By controlling free radical damage, Alpha Lipoic Acid suppresses the production of inflammation causing molecules, making it a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient. ALA’s anti-inflammatory action prevents the cross-linking of collagen fibers, thereby fighting the formation of wrinkles and slowing the appearance of premature aging. DMAE or dimethylaminoethanol, is an analog of the B vitamin choline and is a precursor of acetylcholine. It is a compound found in high levels in anchovies and sardines, with small amounts also naturally produced in the human brain. By potentially increasing acetylcholine in tissues, DMAE is touted for its ability to increase skin tone. DMAE helps prevent and correct the loss of skin elasticity, as well as helping to firm, tone and tighten the skin's appearance, for a more chiseled and youthful look.