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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Glossary of herbs normally used in Italy for the healing and beauty of the skin
CHAMOMILLA MATRICARIA (CHAMOMILE) calming, protective, anti-redness, relaxing, soothing for sensitive skin, capillary fragility. Chamomile soothes and calms various types of inflammations. It also reduces redness and protects the capillaries, preventing the appearance of new ones. It eliminates sign of fatigue on the face, diminishes fine lines and restores an even and luminous skin tone. Works effectively as a pleasing eye make-up remover as well as a relaxing massage oil.
RUSCUS ACULEATUS (BUTCHER’S BROOM) anti-inflammatory, protects capillary fragility, Promotes circulation helping to improve the tone and the elasticity of the veins, reducing the permeability and avoiding stagnant lymphatic activity, responsible for visible capillaries and cellulite. Helpful to relieve night cramps and diminish fatigue of the legs.
ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT- (BURDOCK) In the root, the active ingredients have been found to "detoxify" promote blood circulation improving the skin quality/texture and alleviate irritated skin. Antioxidants compounds have also been found in the root.
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO OIL) nourishing, emollient, smoothing Avocado oil is a strong skin protective, restores softness and reduces the appearance of age spots. Rich in antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E, particularly good for dry or aged skin. Highly moisturizing it increases production of collagen and reduces the effects of aging. Contains lecithin and potassium, which are all highly beneficial for the skin as well as the hair.
BETULA ALBA BARK ( BIRCH) astringent, purifying, Known as Birch Bark, it has astringent, soothing, anti-septic, healing and purifying properties. A good remedy for blemishes and spots. It refreshes, tones and refines skin texture. Helps prevent premature aging of the skin tissue, protecting it from oxidation and restoring healthy and clear skin of the face, body and scalp.
BITTER ORANGE - purifying, balancing, astringent Bitter Orange essential oil has been proved effective in treating numerous skin problems with its antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. The effects and unique properties of Bitter Orange essential oil is used in Aromatherapy cosmetics to prevents capillary fragility, restore irritated skin to a clear and even appearance. It also acts as a natural antiseptic and aids in clearing acne and, the strong anti-oxidant quality, prevents premature aging of the skin tissue. Mildly astringent, with light exfoliating action that helps progressively eliminate dead cells and flaky skin from the body and the scalp, allowing the skin to breath freely
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII(SHEA)BUTTER emollient, nourishing, hydrating. Protects from external agents and deeply nourishes the skin preventing the formation of wrinkles and maintain the skin soft and fresh. The anti-oxidant activity present in this plant, is due to the natural Vitamin A and D which help maintain an even color and a younger skin.
ENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) nourishing, emollient, anti-aging Evening Primrose Oil is a remarkable healing plant with high contents of nutrients, essential for cell structure and improve skin elasticity. Helps treat rosacea by reducing inflammation and, the essential fatty acids dilutes sebum while reducing clogged pores, preventing acne and restoring smooth and even appearance.
LAVENDER) soothing, purifying, balancing, healing The fragrance of Lavender is calming, relaxing, and balancing for the mind and the body. Ideal for its soothing, purifying, clarifying and antiseptic properties, preventing dehydration and maintaining a soft and clear complexion. Lavender oil promotes tissue regeneration and helps fade dark spots and scarred tissue.
LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT soothing, softening, astringent, emollient, demulcent. Lilium is a mucilaginous herb that soothes and heals dry, damaged or irritated skin. Used as a great anti-inflammatory with hydrating and emollient properties, which promote optimal moisture levels while improving the elasticity and the texture of the skin LINDEN balancing, soothing, moisturizing Rich in polysaccharides and proteins, Linden, has conditioning effect on hair and skin, forming a protective film that improves the structure of dry hair and skin. It is able to moisturize hair fiber and epidermis at long term, protect hair, smooth and coat hair surfaces, improve hair volume, and decrease static electricity.
MENTHA (MINT) is a refreshing, and stimulant plant extract that provides stimulant, astringent and anti-oxidant effects. Used for personal care preparations as regenerative and balsamic ingredient for hair care and bath products
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) purifying, stimulating Rosemary has astringent, purifying, stimulating and toning properties in skincare. Largely used in anti-aging creams for its many beneficial effects on mature skin with loss of elasticity. It helps relieve skin congestion to reduce puffiness and swelling, resulting in firmer and toned skin. It promotes a healthy-looking complexion for its purifying action, eliminating waste material from the cells and refining skin texture. Rosemary has great beneficial values in hair products. It balances and prevents formation of impurities that might clog the pores inhibiting the normal breathing of the scalp, which may cause thinning or hair loss. Rosemary revitalizes dull and damaged hair, helping to restore healthier and stronger hair.
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS(SWEET ALMOND)OIL hydrating, emollient, softening, suitable for all skin types even the most delicate and sensitive of adults and babies. Traditionally used in cosmetics for its refreshing, emollient, soothing and nourishing qualities. It helps prevent stretch marks and heal dry/flaky skin. What¹s more, it is odorless and will not alter the natural scent of the essential oils.
VITAMIN A - Regenerating, anti-aging-anti-oxidant The primary benefit of vitamin A in cosmetics is its ability to normalize by regulating skin cell growth, encouraging skin renewal and deep hydration, resulting in a soft, clear and smooth skin. Vitamin A in combination with vitamin E has great antioxidant, moisturizing and rejuvenating effects.
VITAMIN E - Anti-aging, repairing, protective Vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants that protects and repairs the skin. It prevents premature aging of the skin and cellular damage, while increasing production of collagen, essential to avoid skin dryness, fine line lines and wrinkles.
TRITICUM VULGARE(WHEAT) GERM OIL is known for its antioxidant and emollient properties. The high contents of nourishing ingredients prevent premature appearance of signs of aging, encouraging healthy cell growth and regeneration, deeply nourishes, softens dry/rough skin and eliminates dead cells and flaky skin. NETTLE – fortifying, protective – anti-inflammatory Using Nettle in hair products, is a trusted method of reducing hair loss and encouraging hair to re-grow. Due to its nourishing properties and anti-oxidants such as vitamin C, Nettle is also believed to improve the condition of hair, providing hair follicles with vitamins and minerals to produce stronger and healthier hair. Balancing and mildly antiseptic Nettle, incorporated in hair formulations, helps combat hair loss and helps provide healthy, shiny hair, preventing dandruff and providing protection of the skin and hair integrity against oxidative processes
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) soothing, purifying, balancing, healing Lavender is one of the most versatile oils in nature. The fragrance is very calming, relaxing, and balancing for the mind and the body. Ideal in body and bath products for its soothing, purifying and antiseptic properties, preventing dehydration and helping maintain a soft and clear skin. Lavender oil promotes tissue regeneration EQUISETUM
AERVENSE EXTRACT (HORSETAIL) is ideal for dry/irritated skin. The main activity of this plant is to reinforce the connective tissue and stimulate renewal of the cells. Rich in minerals and soothing components, Horsetail is ideal to treat dehydrated
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