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|ORIGIN:||Abyssinian oil is obtained from the seeds of crambe abyssinica. Crambe abyssinica is an oilseed crop that grows wild in steppe regions of Central and East Africa, in the Ethiopian Highlands. Oil obtained from crambe abyssinica has various commercial uses, for example as a valuable cosmetic ingredient.|
|INGREDIENTS AND EFFECTS:||Abyssinian oil is easily absorbed by the skin, it has a light consistency, it’s practically odourless, it does not have allergenic effects, but above all – it contains many fatty acids (in particular, erucic acid) and other beneficial ingredients. Therefore, it is perfect as a component of cosmetics with a broad range of uses.|
Due to its high concentration of long-chain unsaturated erucic acid, as well as the presence of other ingredients beneficial to health and beauty, Abyssinian oil hydrates deeply, softens and smoothens the skin, increasing its radiance. This effect is not only clearly visible, but also long-lasting (in comparison to the effects of many other oils). Additionally, this oil has strong antioxidant properties, counteracting the skin ageing processes and protecting its cells.
Regular use of Abyssinian oil and cosmetics that contain it strengthens the skin’s lipid barrier and helps neutralise the effects of irritants such as detergents.
|USE:||Crambe oil is an ingredient in many products for face, body and hair care, as well as colour cosmetics. In creams, it is perfect for caring for all types of complexion, including very “demanding” skin types, such as mixed, mature, sensitive and atopic. Massage preparations, lotions, butters and complex oils often contain crambe oil. It can be also found in conditioners, masks and cleaning or cleansing products.|
|ORIGIN:||Aloe comes in 300 different species, which include woody plants, shrubs, perennials, and even liane. One of the most common kinds is aloe vera, which comes from Africa and Asia Minor.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Aloe is highly valued and popular both as a medicine (for topical and systemic use) and an effective component in cosmetics. Aloe flesh and juice are rich in various compounds and substances such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements, organic acids or essential oils, which have a synergic effect of strengthening and complementing each other. Aloe also contains biostimulating compounds.|
Aloe vera is used for the benefit of health and beauty in numerous ways. For example, aloe extracts and preparations boost immunity, protect damaged gastric mucosa, improve digestion and speed up wound healing. Aloe is valued in cosmetology as it soothes irritated epidermis, smoothes, has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, enhances sun protection, and has subtle lightening properties.
|USE:||Active compounds of this incredible plant are absorbed quickly and deeply into tissues, ensuring long-lasting skin hydration. Aloe extract contains anti-oxidants, which combat the free radicals that are a factor responsible for skin aging. That is why aloe is a perfect component in cosmetics for dry or mature skin, as it moisturises and regenerates skin.|
Additionally, creams, gels and tonics with aloe vera are recommended for sensitive skin or acne.
|Origin:||argan oil is extracted from argan nut trees growing in the Kingdom of Morocco. Due to its characteristics and limited manufacturing area is one of the more expensive oils in the world.|
|it has valuable medical properties supported by scientific research. Extensive use is also in cosmetics, being a component of many treatments for skin, nails and hair. This oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and highly concentrated vitamin E, a potent antioxidant. But also in vitamin A responsible for the condition of the skin cells.|
|Use:||thanks to being so rich, all-natural, cosmetics containing argan oil are highly moisturising, regenerative and rejuvenating.|
|ORIGIN:||Arnica is a plant of the sunflower family. The name arnica includes 30 plant species, most of which can be found in North America. In Europe, including Poland, one can find arnica montana, which is also called wolfsbane. This plant is valuable due to its ornamental, cosmetic and health properties.|
In Poland, this small perennial plant with orange and yellow flowers is strictly protected in the wild. For herbal, medical, cosmetic and ornamental purposes, arnica is currently grown in some regions of the country, such as the south.
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Arnica montana is a valuable source of substances that boost health and beauty. It contains organic acids, flavonoids, essential oils, phytosterols, and amines. For topical use, in the form of brews and compresses, arnica has a medicinal effect on haematoma and other vascular problems, bruising, post-traumatic oedema, rheumatic ailments, burns, and even insect bites. Its flower heads contain active substances with versatile properties — they have an anti-inflammatory effect, seal vessels, and act as anti-coagulant. In systemic use, in the form of brews and herbal preparations, arnica stimulates the blood circulation and nervous systems, promotes secretion of digestive juices, has relaxant properties, and lowers blood pressure.|
Wolfsbane is perfect for cosmetics, as its use in creams and preparations strengthens and shrinks blood vessels, regenerates skin, and, thanks to oils and flavonoids, reduces swelling and inflammation. In cosmetics and medicine, the extract from the flower of arnica montana is most commonly used, including, sometimes, its rhizomes.
|USE:||Due to its properties, arnica montana has numerous applications in cosmetics for vascular and problematic skin — seborrheic, sensitive skin or skin prone to rosacea. Thanks to the high content of flavonoids in arnica extracts, care products have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and properties that stimulate skin micro-circulation. That is why creams, ointments or masks with arnica speed up regeneration and reduce swelling and bruising.|
|ORIGIN:||Avocado (Persea Gratissima) is a tree typical of warm regions of America. Currently, it is also grown in Africa, Asia and southern Europe. The Avocado fruit has a large seed and green edible flesh.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Avocado flesh contains a rich mix of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial fatty acids. The fruit is quite unique, as it is not sweet and does not contain carbohydrates, but is abundant in healthy fats.|
Avocado oil is a very valuable ingredient in cosmetics. It is produced by pressing the dried flesh of the fruit, or through maceration of the fresh flesh. Thanks to its regenerating, soothing properties and protection against harmful radiation, and due to its good absorption by the skin, this oil is used in the cosmetics industry in care products for dry, rough, flabby and aging skin. It is also an ingredient in many medicines and dermatological products.
This luxurious oil has softening and nourishing properties; it does not cause skin irritation or allergies. Squalene, a substance that has been isolated from avocado fruit and seeds, has antibacterial and antifungal effects.
|USE:||In natural medicine, avocado has had multiple uses, for example in treating hypertension, diabetes, and skin problems. Avocado and avocado oil are also often used in cooking. The avocado is an important ingredient in cosmetics, too. Avocado masks soothe skin irritation (including sun irritation) and nourish the complexion. Avocado oil is mostly used in care products for dry skin, in the form of richly textured creams and nourishing balms.|
|ORIGIN:||Beeswax is formed in wax-producing glands of bees, and is utilised by these useful insects to build honeycombs in hives. Generally, there are two kinds of beeswax: yellow (natural Cera flava) and white (Cera alba). It has a characteristic, pleasant scent similar to propolis and honey. This wax is quite hard, but becomes malleable in processing, which makes it a versatile product.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||The main components of beeswax are esters, free organic wax acids and hydrocarbons.|
Due to their nourishing, health and care properties, bee products, including wax, have raised interest in the fields of natural medicine, dietetics and cosmetics. The beneficial effects of beeswax have long been known, and modern science confirms its benefits in treatment and care. Wax used in cosmetics moisturises and nourishes the skin, making it soft and smooth. In creams, beeswax provides the right texture and shine, and optimum hardness for lipsticks.
|USE:||Wax produced by bees has multiple uses in various aspects of life and industry. It is used to produce candles, cleaning products, and polish products. It is also a valued ingredient in confectionery, medicines, cosmetics for face and body care, and for make-up (lipsticks, mascaras, liners, etc.).|
Creams, ointments, lotions, balms and other cosmetics which contain beeswax soften and firm the skin. In addition, beeswax gives cosmetics the right texture and extends product life.
|Calmosensine™ is an innovative lipopeptide, which works with the force of botulinum toxin relaxing muscles and preventing them from excessive contraction. This breakthrough ingredient at the same time stimulates the production of endorphins, increasing the comfort of overactive skin. A modern and very effective in action Calmosensine ™ reduces the sensitivity to the perception of some stimulus, for example pain, thereby relieving the unpleasant sensations to the skin. For this reason it is often referred to as a needle-free alternative to injections of Botox and collagen - flagship substances used in aesthetic medicine.|
|USE:||Calmosensine ™ gives skin the effect of relaxation and pampering. As a neuropeptide of the new generation it is used in high-quality cosmetics focused on the fight against wrinkles. Cosmetics with this ingredient relax the muscles, prevent their shrinkage and wrinkling of the skin.|
|ORIGIN:||Camu camu is a popular, international name which defines an unusual plant - Myrciaria Dubia. It is a species of the Myrtaceae family, a native to tropical areas of South America, of the Amazon basin. The plant has the form of a bush with large, feathery leaves and small white flowers. But it is in its fruits - small, yellowish, orange or red – where we will find the extraordinary richness of vitamin C and other valuable ingredients.|
|Camu camu berries are one of the richest known source of vitamin C - including 30 times more of vitamin C than lemons and 60 times more than oranges. Natural, highly concentrated vitamin C hidden in these exceptional fruits, shows an effective action for healthy skin, hair and nails, supporting our immune system. For this reason, in the market there is more and more formulations and capsules containing Camu Camu, mostly in the form of a powder.|
Camu Camu fruit is also rich in other natural components, e.g. vitamins B1, B2, B3, minerals (Ca, P, K, Fe), cellulose, amino acids and antioxidants. For this reason, they have a positive effect on the organ of vision, the condition of the respiratory tract, nervous system and bone structure.
|USE:||Many doctors and scientists see the positive impact of these miraculous fruit on the human body. Because of the strong anti-inflammatory, antiviral and immunity enhancing action, Camu Camu berries are used as a support in the treatment of many diseases. An increasing number of shops with organic food introduces that product in their regular assortment.|
The potential of these Amazonian fruit have been also discovered by the beauty industry. Moisturizing, toning and lightening creams, body lotions and masks, anti-ageing and aftersun products composed of camu camu berries are getting more and more popular.
|ORIGIN:||Caviar is salted fish roe, most commonly of sturgeon (black caviar, Russian caviar), gadidae (Norwegian caviar) or salmonidae (red caviar). It is known in many countries as a luxurious delicacy. However, caviar, and the black variety in particular, is also widely used in cosmetics. Caviar extract is a substance with a strong rejuvenating, firming and anti-aging effect.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Caviar is a vitamin bomb with plenty of microelements for the skin. It works as a catalyst and speeds up the natural regeneration of the epidermis. Caviar contains a mix of beneficial substances of marine origin, which are absorbed well through human skin. Fish roe is very rich in active components such as proteins, vitamins, phospholipids, and EUFA (essential unsaturated fatty acids — omega 3 and 6). Iodine, phosphorus, zinc and magnesium are among the minerals found in caviar.|
As a result, preparations which contain caviar have strong repair, firming, revitalising, nutritional, tightening, moisturising and rejuvenating properties.
|USE:||Caviar is used in rejuvenating and nutritional cosmetics, as well as in SPA treatment. It is suitable for any kind of complexion, but mostly recommended for tired, over-dry skin which lacks radiance and firmness, for mature skin, and for “smoker's complexion”.|
This miraculous ingredient can be found in face and eye area creams, ampoules, serums, masks, lotions and micellar solutions. The effects of caviar, especially when used regularly, are both very visible and extremely versatile. Products which contain caviar extract reduce skin roughness and tiredness, strengthen protective barriers of the epidermis, regenerate, stimulate the natural synthesis of collagen, make skin firm and tight, rejuvenate and delay the skin aging process, and even maintain skin colour balance.
|ORIGIN:||Centella asiatica (Asian pennywort) is a plant of the family Apiaceae known in medicine for years. It shows a global health and rejuvenation action. It was used externally, among others, on various kinds of wounds, and even as the treatment of psoriasis and eczema - as it extensively improves skin condition.|
In Chinese medicine pennywort (Fo-Ti-Tieng) is considered the herb of longevity because used regularly it slows the aging process.
|Asian pennywort herb is rich in ingredients that promote both health and beauty.|
It includes, among others, essential oil, monoterpenes, tannins, flavonoids, phytosterols, amino acids, resins, vitamins A, C, F, E, and a large amount of magnesium. Asiaticoside from the herb has a strong antibacterial, anti-swelling and anti-inflammatory action. It positively affects the synthesis of collagen and elastin - proteins responsible for the youthful appearance of the skin. It accelerates the treatment of skin lesions such as acne, herpes, hives.
|USE:||cosmetics containing in its composition beneficial substances present in the centella asiatica are ideal for irritated, damaged and aging skin. As a "panacea" for a variety of skin problems, Centella asiatica is becoming widely used in cosmetics, including couperose skin.|
|Origin:||chestnut kind includes about 25 species occurring in many countries on different continents - in India, North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe, including Poland. Chestnut trees are usually impressive, majestic tree, but you can also meet the shrubby forms.|
|chestnut is a plant containing many valuable health and beauty ingredients in its flowers, bark, fruits, seeds and leaves. For this reason, the chestnut is widely used in both natural and classical medicine, as well as in cosmetics.|
Natural, biologically active substances contained in the extract of horse chestnut (eg. escine, flavonoids and coumarin) inhibit the activity of destructive enzymes acting on the walls of capillaries. They seal them and improve their flexibility and resistance to cracking. They also have anti-inflammatory properties.
|USE:||creams, gels and other medicinal formulations containing this natural ingredient particularly work well as the treatment of varicose veins and cracked capillaries. Yet in the field of cosmetics they are a popular ingredient in skin care products for couperose skin. Extracts of horse chestnut are also used in cosmetics for mature and flabby skin - it narrows pores, enhances both skin tone as well as skin tension.|
|Origin:||This is an oil obtained from the seeds of an annual plant of the chia species (also known as salvia hispanica), which comes from Guatemala and Mexico. This plant was cultivated by the Aztec people as a treasure trove of healthy and nourishing properties. Today, it is still very popular in its original regions, and increasingly better known and valued in various parts of the world. Its seeds are used to prepare nutritious dishes and drinks, and oil pressed from chia seeds also has an increasingly wide use in health and cosmetic products.|
|INGREDIENTS AND EFFECTS:||Salvia hispanica is cultivated in various countries, mostly for its seeds. They are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids (over 60 per cent), vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, fibres and antioxidants.|
Omega-3 acids – the concentration of which in chia seeds is exceedingly high – have versatile, beneficial effects on the human body. For example, they help in moisturising the entire body, including the skin. Chia oil applied directly on skin – including as an ingredient of cosmetic products – helps in rebuilding its natural protective properties, and is beneficial to epidermal regeneration.
The strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of chia oil have a positive impact on the skin’s condition and appearance – it becomes firmer, soothed (irritations, flushing and erythema after sunbathing disappear), and its colour is more even. Due to its relatively rich consistency, chia seed oil nourishes and lubricates the skin.
|USE:||Chia oil can be found in high-quality cosmetics, such as anti-wrinkle face creams used to deeply moisturise, smoothen and tone the skin. It is also perfect in preparations for very dry, irritated, or atopic skin, and is used in products that regenerate the skin after cosmetic treatments using peels and fruit acids. It is also found in intensive serum cosmetics and hand creams.|
|ORIGIN:||Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone Q10 – CoQ10) is an organic chemical compound, which exists naturally in the human body, for example, in the skin. It has a great impact on the speed and efficiency of energy production in the cells of our bodies, and protects them against free radicals. In cosmetics, it is chemically synthesised from natural derivatives. This ingredient is very common in nature, both in animals and in plants.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:|| Some sources claim Coenzyme Q10 to be one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th century. This natural enzyme, which exists in the mitochondria of plant and animal cells, not only delays aging by eliminating free radicals, but also has a broad and positive effect on our health. It protects the skin against UVA, and has a positive effect on the arteries, heart, kidneys, and liver.|
Coenzyme Q10 is sometimes called the "aging biomarker", because its level in the body decreases as we get older. In most adults, the level of CoQ10 is notably lower compared to that during youth. The result is a decreased natural ability to produce collagen, elastin and other substances, which are responsible for the good condition and young look of the skin. That is why cosmetics and dietary supplements which contain this beneficial ingredient have become so popular worldwide. Due to the fact that this enzyme is a particle of minute size, it penetrates skin cells easily. As a result, cosmetics which contain CoQ10 are typically very effective in use.
|USE:||CoQ10 proves effective both in systemic use (in dietary supplements) as well as in topical use; that is why it has become a very common ingredient in face and body cosmetics. Care products which contain this enzyme have, above all, a strong anti-aging effect (by protecting against free radicals); they smooth wrinkles, energise, vitalise and firm the skin, and protect against harmful sunlight and pollution. In addition, they stimulate the natural immunity of epidermis, boost skin regeneration, and make the skin work on its own to create a healthier and younger look. Ubiquinone Q10 is mostly found in products for face, neck and body care, dedicated to mature, tired and problematic skin. It is also an ingredient in numerous sun protection and after-sun care formulas.|
|ORIGIN:||Cranberry (Oxycoccus) is an evergreen dwarf shrub, with small, slightly bitter fruit. It can be found in bogs throughout Europe, Siberia, the USA, and Canada. In Poland, there are three kinds of cranberry: common cranberry, small cranberry, and large cranberry — the last one having the most economic impact.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||This rather inconspicuous shrub produces some of the healthiest fruit. The effects of cranberry in medicine, dietetics and, recently, in cosmetics are very versatile. Cranberry fruit is rich in vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C, E and carotene), in minerals such as sodium, potassium, phosphorus, iodine and iron (the latter of which helps fight anaemia), and in fibre and flavonoids. Cranberries are low in calories, they cleanse the body of toxins, and thus enhance a healthy diet and weight loss.|
Cranberry products have an extremely wide range of health and beauty effects. Their high content of vitamins, mineral salts, organic acids and bio-active compounds, which determine the antioxidant and antimicrobial action of cranberry extracts, make this plant an object of intense interest as an ingredient in cosmetics, care products and treatment for skin problems.
|USE:||For centuries, cranberries have been a popular element in people's diets. Cranberries are a rich source of antioxidants, which protect the body against free radicals and aging. That is partly why they are used not only in cooking, but also in cosmetics. Cranberry juice and fruit are more and more often found in the formulas of products dedicated to face and body care. With its antioxidant, moisturising and lifting properties, cranberry provides excellent care for tired, grey, mature, and acne-prone skin. The high content of vitamin C makes this plant an element in treatments and masks for evening out skin colour.|
|ORIGIN:||Damask Rose (Rosa Damascena) has been grown around the Mediterranean since antiquity. Nowadays, it is grown in Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia and China. Most valued are the products extracted from the Damask rose from the famous Valley of Roses in Bulgaria. This genus of rose only exists in cultivation.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||For centuries, roses have been considered a cure for all ailments. The fruit of the rose is extremely rich in vitamin C, and has a diuretic, strengthening and antioxidant effect. Roses enhance digestion and detoxification of the body. That is why roses are used in herbal treatments, cooking, cosmetics and even medicine, in various forms of extracts. Damask rose extract has very strong antioxidant properties, and hydrolate from this flower contains, among other things, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, and essential oil with a characteristic intensive, sweet and honey-like scent.|
|USE:||These plants have multiple uses in cooking (rose petals, fruit, extracts and preserves). The Damask rose is also an ornamental plant, cultivated in gardens and green squares. Thanks to its characteristic smell, it is used in the perfume industry.|
The Damask rose is widely used in cosmetics, to produce absolutes, hydrolates, seed oil, fruit extracts, rose oil and rose water. Rose oil is mostly used to protect against skin aging, breaking veins, stretch marks, irritation and dry epidermis. Products obtained from the Damask rose often make up the formulas of facial creams, tonics, masks, eau de toilette, and bathing products.
|ORIGIN:||Eyebright (Euphrasia rostkoviana Hayne) is a genus of the Orobanchaceae family. It can be found throughout Europe, including in Poland. This common plant, valued for its properties, is also referred to as eyewort. It is small, with small light-coloured flowers, and grows in meadows, pastures, bogs, woodland, and humid places.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Eyebright is commonly used in herbal medicine. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergic and astringent properties. An infusion of eyebright can be used topically, for example to cleanse the eyes and skin.|
Eyebright extract is rich in tannins, phenolic acids, essential oils, coumarins, and mineral salts such as copper and magnesium compounds.
|USE:||Due to its composition and properties, an eyebright decoction is very often used in compresses or to cleanse eyes in cases of conjunctivitis, and eyelids where there is irritation caused by allergy or external factors such as radiation from computer screens, or industrial air pollution.|
Eyebright is often used as an ingredient in cosmetics for soothing skin around eyes. It is also used in the formula of make-up removers. It has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect, and helps reduce eye swelling and redness by sealing blood vessels.
|Origin:||folic acid (vitamin B9), or folacin, occurs naturally in many plants and is also a part of numerous food products. Rich sources of folacin include: legumes (eg. peas, beans, soya beans), green leafy vegetables (eg. lettuce, spinach, cabbage, parsley) and broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus and cauliflower.|
|folic acid is usually known as a nutrient that helps prevent neural defects in children. However, vitamin B9 plays many other important functions in the human body.|
Folic acid is responsible, among others, for the development of various tissues and cells of our body, it also supports the work of many vital organs. It has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, brain, digestive system and immunity. The properties of this vitamin are also highly valued in the cosmetics industry.
|USE:||folic acid - delivered not only internally (with food), but also externally (as a component of skincare products) - may be beneficial for the skin condition. Cosmetics with folic acid, well appreciated in the world, are not only caring for the skin, but they also stimulate the work of cells and tissues. As a result, the synthesis of collagen is stimulated, which further promotes its youthful appearance and firmness.|
|Origin:||The name “gardenia” describes about 200 plant species, mostly from tropical regions of Asia and Africa. Many of them bear beautiful flowers, typically snow-white or in bright colours. This is why several species are cultivated as ornamental flowers in various countries worldwide.|
Tahitian gardenia is the most commonly used species in cosmetics. It comes from the island of Tahiti. This unique flower has been known for centuries. It has an intensive aroma, its shape resembles a star, and it is Tahiti’s national flower.
The Tahitian gardenia flower is traditionally called “tiare”, which means tiara or diadem. To this day, Tahitian women use it to ornament their head or hair, and as part of distinctive garlands worn around the neck.
|Ingredients and effects:||Tahitian gardenia flower oil – Monoi The Tahiti – has unparalleled nourishing, moisturising, and rejuvenating properties. It also has a protective effect, for example against harmful UV radiation. It is the secret behind the beauty of Tahitian women, whose skin – due to the climate of the island – is exposed to intensive effects of many atmospheric factors such as wind, salt water and sun. Monoi oil is manufactured by hand and not only protects the skin from irritants, but also smoothens, regenerates and soothes it. Its effects are actually akin to a medicine – anti-inflammatory and pain relieving – thanks to, among other things, the presence of methyl salicylate and other beneficial ingredients.|
Valued formerly in the region of Polynesia and today in many countries worldwide, this oil is obtained by macerating (soaking) flowers in pure, natural coconut oil. Cosmetic raw materials obtained in this way preserve the beautiful, relaxing floral aroma.
|USE:||The intensive, wonderful aroma of the gardenia flower oil potentiates the pleasure of using cosmetics with this ingredient; it is perfect for massages and relaxing treatments.|
However, gardenia’s most important effects are its rejuvenating and beautifying properties. This flower oil is an ingredient of many skin, face and hair care cosmetics. It smoothens, regenerates, tones, and provides long-lasting hydration for the skin. It leaves a delicate, non-oily film on the body. For these reasons, it is an ingredient of many protective preparations and products used after sunbathing. Thanks to its antiseptic properties, it is also effective in the care of acne-prone complexions. Gardenia cosmetics are friendly for people with allergies or very sensitive skin.
|Origin:||ginger is a kind of perennial plants, which in the wild occurs in Australia and Asia. For medical, cosmetic and culinary purposes, special varieties of ginger are grown in many different countries, eg. in China, India, Nigeria or Jamaica. In this case, it is ginger rhizome that is being used.|
|ginger has numerous health properties and has many applications in medicine and cosmetics. The therapeutic effects of this plant has long been known. Ginger has a warming, energizing and stimulating properties – it stimulates circulation in tissues, including the skin. That is why it is often a component of cellulite treatments. Ginger has also an effective antibacterial action so it is used in the anti-acne formulations.|
Due to the fact that ginger improves metabolism and circulation, it is present in the composition of many effective firming and anti-swelling cosmetics. The circulation-stimulating effect of ginger made it become an important component of modern treatments for couperose skin.
|Origin:||Japanese ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is a big tree from China. Its leaves are used in Chinese medicine. However, due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, stimulating and nourishing properties, Japanese ginkgo is now worldwide known ingredient used in the treatment of many diseases, as well as in cosmetics.|
|extract of Ginkgo biloba contains more than 60 bioactive ingredients: flavonoids (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties, sealing blood vessels, decongestants) and terpenes (natural hydrocarbons of plant origin, which thanks to its biological activity have been successfully used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries for a long time).|
|USE:||Japanese ginkgo is one of the substances, which according to the experts should be included in cosmetics for couperose skin. It improves elasticity of the walls of blood vessels, it reduces their brittleness and improves blood circulation.|
|ORIGIN:||Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) is a perennial shrub originating from Asia, with numerous and valuable components accumulated in its characteristic fleshy roots. Ginseng root was already being used in ancient oriental medicine to help recover health and energy. Nowadays, ginseng, also known as "all healing," is applied in medicine and herbal medicine in many countries, and is becoming increasingly popular in cosmetics.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:|| Ginseng roots contain dozens of beneficial active substances with various health and beauty effects. They include phenolic acids, antibacterial essential oil, polysaccharides, proteins, minerals, vitamins A, C, E and B-group, steroids, enzymes and amino acids.|
A number of medicinal effects are attributed to ginseng. It can help keep the body in good shape, improve concentration, boost the immune system, provide energy, stimulate vitality (including in older people), lower blood sugar levels, support weight loss, and even have anti-cancer properties. It is used in cosmetics, most notably for its antioxidant, stimulating and nourishing effects.
|USE:||Ginseng is now very common in the form of various nourishing and energising products, as well as dietary supplements. It is also a plant commonly used in cosmetics, with extract from ginseng root added to rejuvenating and regenerating products, and to those dedicated to acne-prone skin. In the correct concentration, it can also be applied to the eye area, neck and chest, as an ingredient of creams or tonics, and to the whole body, as a component of lotions.|
|ORIGIN:||Horsetail (Equisetum L.), of which there are 15 kinds that grow on almost all continents, is the only currently existing genus of equisetales. The field horsetail is used in medicine, herbal medicine and cosmetics. It grows wild in Poland, where it can be found in humid meadows, fields, potato plantations and escarpments. Its looks resemble a small fir.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Because it is commonplace, horsetail is often treated as a weed. However, it is a valuable medicinal plant used in natural medicine, body care and the prevention of many ailments.|
Horsetail contains a lot of silica, saponin, flavonoids and protein. It is also rich in minerals (such as iron), and its tubers contain starch. That is why horsetail has remineralising, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Silica prevents atherosclerosis and the formation of stones in the urinary tract.
This plant is used systemically, for example in the treatment of urinary tract diseases, as well as topically, for inflammation and skin irritation. It makes skin flexible and firm again.
|USE:||The medicinal properties of horsetail result from the high amounts of silica and other valuable substances. Field horsetail is often used in the form of a brew or compress, or as an ingredient in medicines and care products for damaged, burnt or inflamed skin. It also helps tighten blood vessels and is found more and more often as an ingredient in cosmetics for vascular skin. Horsetail products, being a natural source of silica, are effective in treatments aimed at strengthening hair and nails.|
|hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally in all living organisms. In humans it is responsible, among others, for proper hydration and firming the skin. Spectacular effects of hyaluronic acid result from the fact that it has very strong properties of bonding collagen fibers and of binding water molecules, thus enhancing firmness and nourishment of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is not only acting deep in the skin, but it also forms a protective coating that prevents loss of moisture.|
|USE:||unfortunately, with age it decreases in our tissues. That is why it is of big interest to the plastic surgery, aesthetic medicine and cosmetology, who are aiming at delivering this beneficial ingredient to the skin from the outside.|
Gels, creams, HA-based treatments are used to fill cavities in the tissue and for eliminating wrinkles, hydrating, revitalising and firming the skin. It also stimulates the regenerative processes and improves facial contour.
|ORIGIN:||Jojoba oil is a liquid wax, with a yellowish colour, extracted from the seeds of the jojoba shrub (Simmondsia chinensis). This plant comes from the Sonora Desert in the south-west part of North America, ranging from Arizona to Mexico.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Waxes contained in the seeds used to be applied by Native Americans to treat skin ailments. Currently, jojoba oil is widely used as an ingredient in cosmetics and medicinal products. It is resilient to oxidation and high temperatures. It is known for its ability to penetrate through external layers of skin, and this excellent property helps strengthen the lipid layer, the “intercellular cement” which prevents skin from losing water. This oil also has intensive lubricating and shining properties.|
Jojoba oil contains many substances with health and care effects, such as cetyl palmitate (with valuable lubricating and nourishing properties), squalene (protects the skin against water loss), phytosterols, and an abundance of vitamin F. It is also a good source of plant protein.
|USE:||Due to its composition, jojoba oil is used in care cosmetics dedicated especially to dry and damaged skin, body and hair. It can be used for any skin type, but it is mostly recommended for inflammation and after-sun problems. This oil gives cosmetics a thicker texture, and extends the life of other oils.|
|ORIGIN:||Laminaria algae (laminaria digitata) are a type of brown algae growing in, among other places, clean regions of the North Sea coastline. It is an edible species that has been known as a dietary ingredient for centuries, particularly in Japan. But it’s also becoming increasingly better known in Europe and other regions of the world. It is found in dietary supplements and cosmetic preparations because of its beneficial composition and many uses.|
|INGREDIENTS AND EFFECTS:||This alga has a very high concentration of organic, easily absorbed iodine, which perfectly supports the human metabolism. Laminaria also contain proteins, vitamins (A, C, E, and B-group vitamins), amino acids, mineral salts, and alginic acid, which detoxifies the body and skin. The rich, natural composition of this inconspicuous-looking alga also protects the body from free radicals, helping to maintain health and youthful looks.|
Laminaria algae also have revitalising, slimming and moisturising properties. They improve microcirculation and support collagen synthesis, positively influencing skin elasticity. Due to its high content of mineral salts, preparations with this alga smoothen, soften, tone and moisturise facial and body skin.
|USE:|| Laminaria algae extract is commonly used not only in many beauty salons, but also in the manufacture of many skin care products. Because these algae perfectly moisturise and tone the skin, they are often found in face masks, body compresses, spa treatments, and facial cosmetics.|
Laminaria digitata is a great treatment for skin with poor elasticity, which requires excitation and lifting. This ingredient is also valued in cases of skin types that need both surface cleansing and deep detoxification. Therefore, as an ingredient in treatments and cosmetics, this seaweed is recommended for people with problematic skin types. Laminaria is also found in many cosmetics neutralising swelling and supporting skin remineralisation.
|ORIGIN:||Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza) is a perennial plant of southern Europe and Asia. It is one of the oldest plants used in medicine, and its application dates back to the ancient times. The liquorice genus encompasses more than 20 plants. They include liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), grown in many parts of the world for its medicinal, cosmetic and nourishing properties.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||In medicine (now and in antiquity) and in cosmetics, the liquorice root is most commonly used. After drying, it becomes yellowish and very sweet, thanks to glycyrrhizin. However, this active substance is responsible not only for its sweet taste, but also has a number of health and beauty effects. For example, it binds water in the skin, is anti-allergic, and stimulates the immune system.|
Liquorice also contains glycosides, tannins, essential oils, phytoncides, and flavones. Thanks to such a richness of natural active substances, liquorice has numerous effects, as an expectorant, relaxant, antiseptic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory, and it also stimulates digestion and metabolism. What is really valued in cosmetics is the fact that this perennial plant has properties which reduce swelling and redness, as well as soothe skin irritation and inflammation. In addition, glycyrrhizinic acid minimises the activity of melanocytes, thus reducing skin discolouration.
|USE:||Thanks to numerous beneficial properties and the possibility to use it topically and systemically, liquorice, both in the past and now, is widely used in herbal medicine (as well as regular medicine), in cooking, and in the beauty industry.|
Liquorice is used in diseases of the digestive, nervous and immune systems, as well as in the support of treatment for atopic skin lesions. In turn, the food industry applies liquorice as a natural sweetener and an ingredient for the production of sweets — its taste is similar to anise. Liquorice root has been long appreciated in cosmetics. Creams, gels, micellar solutions and tonics containing this ingredient are suitable for practically any kind of complexion. This is due to its broad range of properties, such as soothing and moisturising skin, reducing redness and strengthening blood vessels. Liquorice can calm acne and oily skin, soothe irritation in problematic and sensitive skin, and help maintain skin colour.
|ORIGIN:||Lotus (Nelumbo) is a kind of aquatic plant that grows in North America, Europe and Asia. It has been known for centuries, and has numerous names, the English one – Nelumbo – being most common. The lotus flower, considered a miracle of nature by some people, is the national plant of Egypt and Vietnam, a part of the Indian emblem, and a sacred flower in Buddhism and Hinduism. The lotus and its flower are the subject of numerous legends and tales, and in legend it has magical properties.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||The lotus flower is unique for its striking beauty and extraordinary health and care properties. Practically all parts of it are edible.|
There are two kinds of lotus. Yellow lotus, or Nelumbo lutea, can be found in North and Central America. It has yellow flowers and characteristic leaves, which can grow fast and in abundance. In turn, Indian lotus, or Nelimbo nucifera, comes from Australia and Asia; today, however, it is grown in many different parts of the world. Its beautiful flowers are red, white or pink. The fruit of the lotus comes in the form of small balls, known as lotus nuts. They can be eaten raw, boiled or fried.
The lotus is rich in valuable nutrients. It contains minerals (copper, iron, zinc and magnesium) and vitamins. It is also a good source of protein. Lotus rhizome contains a lot of starch, fibre, vitamin B and C, and pyridoxine — a substance which helps reduce irritation, headaches and nervous tension. Lotus flowers, applied systemically as natural medicine, as a cooking ingredient, or in the famous lotus tea, cleanse the pancreas and blood, improves kidney function, and calms nerves. Lotus is also used topically — in cosmetics and perfumes.
|USE:||Lotus flowers are grown in reservoirs as ornamental plants. Lotus nuts and rhizome are a part of many countries' cuisine. The power of lotus has been long appreciated by cosmetics manufacturers, who include this ingredient in the formulas of creams, conditioners, masks, powders and perfumes.|
In the process of distillation, the flower produces very valuable oil, with a beautiful, powder-like texture and sweet scent. When used in cosmetics, this oil relaxes the soul and body, tones and refreshes. The lotus flower has also antioxidant properties, soothing irritation and acne lesions. It nourishes, moisturises deeply, improves skin colour, and reduces wrinkles. That is why lotus is the perfect ingredient in care products for skin of any type.
|ORIGIN:||Macadamia oil is a natural product extracted from ripe nuts of the macadamia tree (Macadamia). These trees can be found in nature in Australia and New Zealand, and on Sulawesi, but they are also grown in Hawaii and South Africa.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Macadamia is cultivated for its tasty nuts, which contain mono-unsaturated acids, proteins and other nutrients. Oil extracted from macadamia nuts is a highly valuable product, as it is rich in beneficial fatty acids vitamins A, B and E, minerals, and lecithin.|
Macadamia oil has nourishing (both in diet and cosmetics), anti-wrinkle and anti-aging properties. It protects the skin against harmful free radicals, and has a softening effect.
|USE:||Macadamia tree nuts make a tasty and nourishing snack, especially popular in Australia. Macadamia oil is also used in cooking, particularly for those who care for health and a balanced diet. It can be used raw (for example, in salads) or cooked.|
Macadamia oil is used in cosmetics, too. Due to its versatile beneficial properties and delicate effect on the skin without causing any irritation, it is an ingredient in many body and hair care products dedicated to adults and children. Macadamia oil is easy to rub in, is quickly absorbed, soothes, nourishes and makes skin look beautiful. As a result, it is used in body massage (as a base oil), and in care products for dry, rough and sensitive skin.
|ORIGIN:||Magnolia (Magnolia) covers around 250 kinds of trees and shrubs of the magnoliaceae family. Magnolia grows naturally eastern Asia and both Americas, but is cultivated in many countries worldwide for ornamental and cosmetic purposes. It can also be found in Polish gardens.|
One species especially valued in cosmetics is Magnolia biondii, also known as the Chinese magnolia, due to its place of origin. This endangered genus is rarely seen in the wild, and Chinese magnolia used in natural medicine and cosmetics is nowadays grown for the purpose.
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Magnolia biondii is an ornamental tree, which can grow up to a few metres tall and has large, unique flowers. The flowers have a lemon-like scent, and are cream-coloured or white, often with intensive pink streaks. These spectacular looking flowers are used to obtain a valuable extract, which is then applied in cosmetics.|
Magnolia has been known since antiquity. However, it has only been appreciated for its beneficial properties and used as an ingredient in cosmetics in Europe fairly recently. Magnolia flowers contain a number of active substances, two of them being very important. These are magnolol and honokiol, which reduce inflammation.
Flower extract from magnolia sinensis is considered to have robust health and beauty properties, such as anti-cancer, antioxidant and antibacterial effects. It protects the skin against harmful elements, such as toxins, UV and bacteria. It stimulates the immune system, has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-wrinkle properties, combats free radicals, soothes allergies, rash, and skin irritation, and speeds up skin regeneration. This ingredient also moisturises and tones, and gives a pleasant scent to cosmetics.
|USE:||Dried flowers of magnolia biondii are used in today's Chinese medicine to relieve cough and runny nose. They are also used in oriental cuisine.|
Magnolia flower extract is also becoming increasingly popular in modern cosmetics, thanks to its broad range of beneficial properties. Due to its strong moisturising effect, it is often an ingredient in cosmetics for dry or flabby skin. It can also be found in anti-aging products, as it is a good anti-oxidant with anti-wrinkle properties. It is added to products for problematic complexions due to its anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, soothing effect, which also strengthens blood vessels. Magnolia flower extract gives a pleasant scent to plenty of cosmetics.
|Matrixyl® is the biggest anti-wrinkle innovation of past 25 years and one of the most expensive substances used in cosmetology. It is a peptide that penetrates into the deeper layers of the epidermis and stimulates collagen synthesis. It improves skin tone and reduces the existing wrinkles.|
In the natural aging process the amount of collagen and polysaccharides diminishes in the skin. To reduce these processes modern cosmetics use Matrixyl® who, through his innovative, proactive action causes „inner” skin lifting. Used in high-end cosmetics, Matrixyl® enters into furrows and wrinkles and fills them like a needleless injection of collagen. As a result, the amount, depth, and size of the wrinkles are reduced.
|USE:||products for face and eye area containing Matrixyl® as biologically active substance are recommended for people in their 40s, for first signs of aging, as well as for mature people, whose wrinkles are already visible and profound. Matrixyl® in contrast to the most strong anti-wrinkle ingredients has a very low allergenic potential, and therefore is also recommended for people allergic to active anti-ageing substances.|
|ORIGIN:||Phytohormones, or plant hormones, are organic compounds which regulate the growth and development of plants. Their function is sometimes compared to the role of "chemical messenger," because they act remotely in places other than where they are produced. Hormones produced by the plant move around the plant along with the cell sap.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Some phytohormones have similar structure and properties to human hormones, which is why it is possible to use them in medicine and dietary supplements. Plant hormones, such as phytoestrogenes, are becoming more and more common in cosmetics. Due to the fact that it is difficult to isolate individual phytohormones, they are often used in the form of complexes.|
Phytohormones, depending on their kind, have various effects. They can, for example, have a positive effect on metabolic processes in skin cells, stimulate cell division and skin regeneration, fight free radicals, and stimulate the natural synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronan.
|USE:||Phytohormones are used in agriculture and horticulture. They are also applied in medicine and cosmetics, for example, salicylic acid or coumarin. Plant hormones are used in nourishing creams, masks and face care liquids.|
Phytohormones are often used by manufacturers of dietary supplements and cosmetics for pregnant, menopausal or post-menopausal women. At this stage of life, the body produces fewer and fewer hormones such as oestrogen or progesterone. This has a negative effect on the look of the skin, which becomes thin, flabby, dry and less flexible. Preparations containing plant hormones can help rebuild and improve skin condition, making it look younger. Phytohormones improve the flexibility and tension of skin, and make wrinkles less prominent.
|ORIGIN:||Vitis vinifera, also called the common grape vine, comes from the regions of Asia and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a long-lived climber with many cultivated varieties, although it is still found wild in many countries worldwide. The grape vine is popular and valued for many reasons, includingfood (cuisine, wines), ornamentation and health. The red-fruited variety has many uses in cosmetics.|
|INGREDIENTS AND EFFECTS:||The grape vine and wine made using its fruits have been known since antiquity. In the past, wine was used not only as a drink in cuisine or religious rituals, but also for skin care. Wine and its sediments were rubbed onto the skin, added to natural masks, and used to wash the face. Nowadays, using grape vine in the form of extracts and oils from various parts of grapes (seeds, skins, flesh or juice) is much more popular in cosmetics. Red grapevine extract is particularly valuable, because it is an extraordinarily rich source of polyphenol compounds (such as resveratrol) with strong antioxidant properties.|
Red grapes are a source of many mineral salts and vitamins, such as C, B and K, as well as beta-carotene and sugars. However, it is the high concentration of polyphenols that makes red grape vine extract such an efficient ingredient of rejuvenating and beautifying preparations. Not only does it help fight free radicals, but also enhances the effects of other antioxidants. It also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, helping the skin regenerate, as well as a protective effect, preventing photoageing. Red wine extracts also have a beneficial effect on skin elasticity, and they seal blood vessels, reducing lividity and swelling.
|USE:||Red grapevine extracts are effective in health and beauty care, both in the form of dietary supplements, and as preparations for face and body care, and are used in cosmetic treatments. They have a rejuvenating effect when used in face, neck and décolleté and bust creams. They strengthen and regenerate skin cells, additionally stretching the skin, which provides a natural lifting effect. Therefore, they are often found in cosmetics for mature skin. Ingredients obtained from red grapes are also used in the manufacture of peeling and anti-inflammatory preparations, and in products used to prepare compresses.|
|ORIGIN:||Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) – is a plant of the olive family, often called "the Russian pineapple." This shrub is found in Europe and Asia, far to China, mainly along the sea coasts. It can also be found in North America. Sea buckthorn has been well-known in traditional Asian medicine for many centuries. Its health benefits are still very appreciated by the people of Tibet, Mongolia and Russia. In many countries this plant is also used in cosmetics. It is more and more often cultivated also in Poland - for the cosmetic and culinary purposes.|
|Sea buckthorn has a distinctive appearance, of ornamental properties. Small, usually orange, spherical fruits are clustered closely on thorny branches. It is the fruit that stores the most of valuable ingredients– and from which is extracted sea buckthorn oil.|
The "Russian pineapple" fruits are juicy, aromatic, with a characteristic sour, tart taste. Due to the extraordinary wealth of beneficial and unique ingredients, sea buckthorn oil belongs to the most valuable plant oils. It is rich in fatty acids, tocopherols, carotenoids, sterols, vitamins, and particularly rich in vitamin C (2.4 times more than black currant). The sea buckthorn fruits contain also macro and micronutrients, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, boron.
|USE:||In addition to a wide variety of applications, such as decorative features (horticulture), coulinary (jams, juices, purees) and medical - support treatment of asthma, stomach problems, rheumatism and skin pronlems, strengthening the immune system - sea buckthorn is becoming widely used in the cosmetics industry.|
In cosmetology masks, creams, gels and lotions from fruits or extracts of sea-buckthorn berries are being developped. They have a wide and effective action: improve the appearance of the skin, delaying the aging process, reduce pigmentation, reduce wrinkles, nourish, moisturise and rejuvenate the skin. Sea buckthorn works in cosmetics for all skin types as well as in products for hair and body. Its additional advantage is its beautiful, natural dye – it gives formulas, creams and other cosmetics a distinctive, bright orange color, with a yellow, sunny note.
|ORIGIN:||This ingredient comes from Africa, from the shea butter tree. Its large brown and red seeds contain significant amounts of oil, and it is from crushed seeds that shea butter is made. A single tree can provide 15-20 kg of fruit (with seeds inside), which can be used to produce approx. 1 kg of unrefined butter.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Shea butter, also known as karité, is rich in fatty acids, phytosterols, and unsaponifiables. This combination makes it a perfect ingredient for body and hair care products. It moisturises, softens and soothes skin intensively, and has anti-wrinkle properties. It also has antiseptic and antifungal effects, speeds up skin recovery and is a natural UV filter.|
The traditional recipe for producing shea butter without any chemicals has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Butter based on this recipe is therefore a fully natural, ecological ingredient, valued for its versatile beauty and health properties.
|USE:||For generations, shea butter has been used in African cuisine for its taste, interesting smell and rich texture. Nowadays, it is also common in cosmetics. It is used as an element of fat phase in the formulas of beauty products. Shea butter can also be found in facial cosmetics (such as those for the eye and lip areas), body products, and masks. This ingredient is often chosen by manufacturers of sensitive products for babies and people with allergies.|
|Origin:||Troxerutin is a flavonoid extracted from Sophora Japonica plant.|
|Action:||it protects blood vessels. It reduces the permeability and fragility of capillary vessels and inhibits the activity of hyaluronidase, an enzyme found in inflammatory conditions. Consequently, it reduces tissue swelling and effusions. At the same time Troxerutin improves flow of blood.|
Troxerutin is also an antioxidant, ie. it exhibits harmful effects of free radicals and oxidation of vitamin C, prolonging its action. As a result, it is also an anti-aging ingredient.
|USE:||the effective action of the substance has been applied in medicine - to treat problems associated with circulation of blood and lymph and in cosmetics. Troxerutin became a highly valued component of many successful cosmetics for couperose skin, prone to redness and irritation.|
|ORIGIN:||Vaccinium encompasses around 450 plant species of the ericaceae family, mostly found in the northern hemisphere. Vaccinium grows in the form of small shrubs, bushes, vines or even small tress. Typically, they bear rather small fruit, red or black and blue. In Poland, there are natural habitats of cowberry, bilberry (also known as whortleberry), and bog bilberry, with the two first species being most popular in terms of health and beauty.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Some species, such as bilberry, are grown for their tasty fruit, which is consumed both raw and processed. The fruit has numerous nutritional and medicinal properties. That is why it is also used in medicine and cosmetics, along with leaf extracts of some species, for example, cowberry.|
Vaccinium fruit contains tannins, organic acids, and lots of vitamins, such as vitamin C, B-group vitamins, PP and pro-vitamins. To a lesser extent, vaccinium berries also contain pectins, fibre, saponins, and other active substances beneficial to humans. Bilberry fruit contains a complex of violet anthocyanosides, know as myrtillin. Myrtillin is an organic compound with very beneficial effects on human body, for example it stabilises blood sugar levels. For a long time, bilberry has been used as an effective antidiarrhoeal; it also has medicinal properties for the treatment of retinal ailments and weakened vision caused by microcirculation disorders. The strengthening effect on capillaries goes beyond the eyes, and affects the entire body, including the skin.
Vaccinium berries also have anti-inflammatory, astringent, antioxidant, softening, moisturising, and smoothing properties, and they protect against harmful solar radiation.
|USE:||For many years, bilberry has been present in cuisine as an ingredient of many food products, such as jams, syrups, cakes, and wines. There are numerous medicinal preparations and dietary supplements which support the treatment of many ailments, by, for example, enhancing the eye functions and treating diabetes and skin diseases.|
In cosmetics, extracts from vaccinium berries and leaves prove to be excellent ingredients of preparations for vascular skin; they also reduce skin dryness and help in the treatment of acne, demonstrating a peeling effect. Vaccinium berries play an important role in cosmetics with their antioxidant properties, which support the body in removing harmful free radicals. That is why the vaccinium berry is a common ingredient in anti-aging products.
|ORIGIN:||Vitamin C Tetra (i.e. present in the form of ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, instead of a conventional form of L-ascorbic acid) is an innovative ingredient which is used more often by the cosmetics industry. It was developed by the Japanese scientists, whose aim was to find a new form of vitamin C - form which shows at least as high efficiency and biological activity as L-ascorbic acid, but that would be free from defects in the traditional vitamin C: instability, difficult permeability and irritation action.|
|Tetra has proved to be very stable form of vitamin C, soluble in oils (not like ascorbic acid which is soluble in water). This makes it much more stable and resistant to oxidation, sunlight and high temperatures – it does not degrade so fast for a long time while maintaining its valuable properties. It is also extremely easy to use and skin friendly, it absorbs very well. In contrast to the ascorbic acid – it does not exfoliate nor irritate the skin. All this translates into its greater its efficiency.|
|USE:||Vitamin C Tetra is gaining growing recognition of specialists in the field of health and skin care. It is an increasingly popular ingredient in the world of cosmetics for face and body. It is still a novelty, offered in our market by a few manufacturers.|
Thanks to its high durability, vitamin C Tetra shows effective action for a long time after opening the bottle of the formulation. However, thanks to the ease of assimilation – it penetrates the skin (while not forming on the occlusive layer on the surface), providing a more intense action.
Serum, cream or concentrate with a breaktrough form of vitamin C does not exfoliates the skin, neither irritate it, nor causes redness. On the contrary - it nourishes, cares, brightens and rejuvenates even most sensitive types, including those prone to irritation and couperose skin. Preparations containing vitamin C in the form of Tetra also stimulate collagen production and protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
|ORIGIN:||This kind of tea is grown mostly in China. It consists of young, still closed buds, harvested in spring. The buds are then dried naturally in the sun, which ensures minimal fermentation. Leaves and leaf-buds are not formed in the production process, and they maintain their natural shape. White tea is one of the most expensive kinds of tea.|
|COMPOSITION AND EFFECTS:||Because white tea is the least processed kind of tea, it preserves more beneficial components than green or black tea. White tea is often referred to as youth potion as it contains plenty of active substances such as antioxidants and catechins (polyphenols), which have anti-aging and positive health effects.|
White tea, brewed for dinking or used as a preparation ingredient, has a wide range of beneficial effects on the body. It has a strong antioxidant effect (protection against free radicals), it protects the skin against oxidative stress caused by sunlight, and has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It prevents wrinkle formation and skin discolouration, moisturises, refreshes, and improves flexibility.
In systemic use, in the form of brews and preparations, it has a stimulating effect (thus being a healthier alternative to coffee), improves concentration, lowers blood pressure, and helps reduce bad cholesterol levels.
|USE:||This kind of tea, so beneficial for health and beauty, is becoming increasingly popular as a drink and ingredient in dietary supplements, for example, weight-loss preparations. Its properties have also drawn the attention of cosmetics manufacturers. Care products containing extracts from white tea leaves have strong anti-aging and nutritional effects; and protect skin against free radicals as well as pollution and sunlight.|
Creams, masks and toiletries containing white tea have anti-aging (anti-wrinkle and firming), energising and regenerating effects, as well as soothing and moisturising properties.