Our skin, the largest organ in our body, is there to protect our internal organs from the external environment. In modern times our skins are exposed to more pollutants and less filtered sunlight than in times gone by, resulting in added ingredients and additives to our creams and lotions to make them more appealing to our sophisticated market.
To moisturise and rehydrate the skin there are anti- aging, moisturizing, and firming claims on thousands of beauty products, yet do we actually know what ingredients really work?
Through many years of research, it has been found that creams and lotions that contain antioxidants and collagen for firming are the best buys.
Vitamins A, C and E have an antioxidant effect, which means they balance the effects from pollution in the air from smog or smoke. These antioxidants are implicated in collagen synthesis, strengthening the fibers in the skin.
Certain kinds of vegetable fats act as anti-oxidants as well, and vegetable fats or oils that constitute very small molecules are readily absorbed without clogging the pores.
The fatty acid content of natural fats and oils combine with the lipid (fatty) layer in the epidermis of the skin, improving the appearance and texture of the skin and also reducing water loss.
The two actions combined result is collagen firming and an anti-oxidant effect.
NATURAL & ESSENTIAL OILS
Collagen firming and anti-oxidant effects are fulfilled by many natural oils and enhanced by essential oils. Natural oils from Rosehip seeds, Jojoba, Avocado, Aloe Vera, Apricot kernel and other rich, very fine oils, are perfect in their natural form for skin repair and treatment.
We recommend that applications on the skin should be as close to nature as possible, remembering that the precursor in all plants is photosynthesis, which capture the suns energy. This energy is captured too in all carbon bonds in plants and transfers into our skins. Nature is in harmony with our bodies, thereby the natural oils are also in harmony with our skins. This true sun energy, or life force, is not present in synthetic compounds.
Take a look at our beauty oils
AROMATIC APOTHECARY BEAUTY OILS
Referred to around the world as The Wonder Oil, our Rosehip oil is 100% organic, and can be used as a treatment for scarring such as stretch marks or even as a night cream. It is well known for its healing and rejuvenating properties and is light enough to apply daily without fear of the oil clogging pours or leaving an oily film on your skin.
Harvested from the seeds of rose bushes, rosehip seed oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to repair, hydrate and soothe the skin
Containing Rosehip, Jojoba, Apricot, Avocado and Evening Primrose Oils, and enriched with essential oils of Neroli and Geranium, this scar tissue rejuvenates the skin. And the convenient handbag sized mini roll-on is ideal for targeted areas like facial scaring, wrinkles, blemishes and stretch marks.
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