The search for beauty is a natural tendency of every human being since ancient times. In an attempt to modify the aspect to differentiate one tribe from another, the use of cosmetics became a hallmark of the human species.
From the primitive villages, in which the aborigines painted their bodies with coloured paints using clays or iron oxides, through Ancient Greece, Egypt, the Mayan culture or the Far East, nature leads us by providing natural ingredients with extraordinary properties and active principles since ancient times. Of course, long before chemical cosmetics broke into the current scene.
Today we want you to know the origins, the different uses and the best properties of the top 3 natural ingredients that we use the most in our laboratory.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis: Orange Extract
Orange is a fruit of the sweet orange tree, a tree that belongs to the genus Citrus. It has a high content of vitamins, flavonoids and beta carotenes. Therefore, there are many benefits of orange and they will be food that will help us be healthier.
In addition, as we have mentioned, it contains a high content of vitamin C, which plays a very important role in the body since it favours the formation of collagen, bones and red blood cells. In turn, it facilitates the absorption of iron.
Because of its vitamin and mineral content, it makes it ideal for repairing damaged tissues and, therefore, taking care of the health of our skin.
Orange extract keeps the skin hydrated and prevents the early appearance of wrinkles by activating the circulation.
Green tea has been in use for ages by the old and new generations from the Asian culture, and now, it has become a perfect ally in beauty treatments and the natural cosmetics sector.
Among all of them, we can highlight it's important antioxidant action; Hence, it is increasingly acclaimed in anti-aging cosmetic products. In addition, green tea contains other components that are also beneficial for our skin, such as its high levels of Vitamin A, B2, C and E and minerals such as calcium, fluorine, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium or zinc.
Amongst its properties we can find green time is a wonderful antioxidant that helps fighting, and even preventing, wrinkles. Besides, its high caffeine content actively stimulates the elimination of fats. Therefore it is used in creams and anti-cellulite gels as a lipolytic agent.
And to put the cherry on top, green tea is also an astringent! It works works against excess oiliness so it is perfect for oily skin.
Epilobium Angustifolium Flower Leaf Extract
Have you ever heard of it? Well we tell you all about it here, so bare with us. Its scientific name is Epilobium angustifolium, but it is also popularly known as oleander, blue spike, antonina and laurel of San Antonio or San Antonio herb.It belongs to the enoteráceas or onagráceas family and is native to Europe and Asia.
Not only anti-inflammatory properties are attributed to the epilobe, but also astringent, healing and antifungal properties, as reflected in various published scientific research. You will understand much better what actions or effects it exercises by reviewing the main uses or applications of this valuable plant.
Tannins, an astringent phenolic compound with healing function present in the epilobium, make this plant a useful remedy against some skin conditions: dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, eczema, etc. This willow herb has also soothing and antioxidant effects on skin with anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, antimicrobial and properties and helps in acne marks removal.
Now you that you're informed, you may also check the products we have in our online store involving these three gems. All of them work wonders for you skin and we're sure you'll find the right fit for you.
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