Hi Everyone This Week In The Uk we are having a heatwave good for some not so good for others, anyone not from the uk who is use to hot weather excuse my slight excitement because we don’t experience warm weather over here for anything longer than a few days and even then it usually comes with rain. You may note the joy mixed with a sprinkle of pessimism.
So with the hot sun comes your skin being exposed to the sun far more than normally, so even more now do you need to make sure your body internally and skin wise externally is kept topped up with nutrients.
We have said for ages that the way forward for your skincare apart from the simple and cheap steps stay hydrated with lots of water and some good choices with your super foods maybe put into smoothies, then HERBAL EXTRACTS in your face creams get as much goodness in your body and on your body and you will reap the rewards.
We all want to look the best we can possibly look and feel good also so here goes our
top 5 herbal extract to have in your skin creams this summer
Skin Benefits Of Moringa:
Just like healthy hair, supply of proper nutrients is vital for the maintenance of healthy skin. Moringa is loaded with nutrients like calcium, vitamin A, B, C, D, E; minerals like copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, silica and manganese. Moringa has moisturizing and nourishing properties and an excellent cleansing ability which makes it an active ingredient in skin care products.
Moringa has been found to possess anti-ageing properties. The effect of free radicals on human skin causes the appearance of wrinkles and makes the skin aged and less resistant to lines. Moringa has excellent cleansing ability which aids in cleaning the skin cells of free radicals and restoring the vitality and youthful complexion of the skin.
Moringa leaves contain about 30 antioxidants that contribute greatly towards healthy skin. Moringa oil is highly absorbable and hence helps in delivering these powerful antioxidants to the skin cells.
Moringa leaves also contain sulphur. This mineral is present in every single cell of the body and is the key ingredient for Collagen and Keratin. Collagen is an elastic substance that gives flexibility and softness to the skin and Keratin is a rigid substance which gives the skin rigidity and strength. These two substances form the majority of skin tissue and are made up of proteins constructed from sulphur.
N0 2 SEA BUCKTHORN
sea buckthorn is known to have many healing properties,it has been used for centuries for medical practices across asia & europe.
no 1 the leaves have been utilized for arthritis and has known to be beneficial
no 2 sea buckthorn helps with skin rashes and irritations
no 3 tea from sea buckthorn berries is loaded with minerals
no 4 the oil is used for asthma and angina
no 5 Siberian sea buckthorn oil (pressed from the bright orange colored berry and seeds of the plant) has come to the attention of the Western medical community because of its unique fatty acid profile—it’s the only known plant that contains all four essential fatty acids.
Studies show that omega-7 fatty acids contribute to healthy skin, hair, and nails; enhance cardiovascular function; boost brain health; and improve gastrointestinal health. Sea buckthorn is also distinctive in that the fruits and seeds contain an extensive array of antioxidant compounds.
no 6 chinese researchers finished a study indicating sea buckthorn oil extract can reduce angina & improve heart function in patients with cardiac disease
no 7 sea buckthorn is used to heal wounds of the skin
no 8 sea buckthorn can be used for acne and insect bites
no 9 sea buckthorn has anti bacterial & anti inflammatory properties helping skin regeneration & anti ageing.
no 10 weight loss, this claim was made by dr oz from results of a study published on different berries positive effects on metabolic diseases
NO 3 SEA KELP
Sea kelp has long been a sought after ingredient for anti ageing creams
Sea kelp has had a lot of media coverage over the past few months, claiming it has amazing health benefits, with numerous products coming out containing it.
Here are some of the ways it may help you slow down time:
There has been evidence that suggests that the iodine in sea kelp helps decelerate the ageing process in blood cells as well asregulating the thyroid hormones. Kelp has high levels of seawater which isgreat to hydrate your skin, making it look fresher and younger.
Kelp is a group of large sea algae that is commonly referred to as seaweed. This amazing plant species has been used for many years by sea dwelling cultures. It is renowned for its powerful nutritional benefits.
Kelp is part of the brown algae family in the order of Laminariales. There are about 30 different genera of this form. In the 19th century, the word “kelp” was used to describe seaweeds that were burned to form soda ash (sodium carbonate).
Kelp grows in shallow, underwater oceanic forests. It depends on cool temperatures between 43-57 degrees F (6-14 degrees C). Some kelp species grow well over a foot a day and can reach heights of 250 ft. These kelp species are easily harvested due to their surface canopy and underwater growth rate.
Kelp is extraordinarily rich in alkaline buffering nutrients such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. It is also a phenomenal source of chlorophyll to boost blood cell formation and purify the body.
Kelp is considered the world’s most potent source of naturally occurring iodine. Some species have been known to concentrate iodine by up to 30,000 times the amount in sea water. Iodine deficiencies are becoming increasingly common throughout the world. The areas with the least amount of iodine deficiencies are typically coastal regions where seaweed is readily available. Iodine deficiencies are known to cause hypothyroidism and goiter formation. Kelp has been used for many years as a remedy for these problems.We use SEA KELP in our night cream and it is a big favourite to reverse ageing
NO 4 CHIA SEED
This is another amazing superfood seed, which you can introduce into your diet into smoothies, which we have on a regular basis either as a snack or a light meal. Also the benefits of Chia Seed is truly awesome for your skin. When using organic products which contain Chia Seed (loaded with omega fatty acids) you can begin to notice the improvement of elasticity of the skin. You can either search for products that contain this across the net but we do stock several moisturisers that amongst many other beneficial ingredients also contain Chia Seed. You can even now by the seeds and just sprinkle on cereals and other meals to get the goodness in your system, but mixed into face creams with other herbal extracts will for sure be beneficial for skin quality.Chia seed is a big favourite of mine in our creams but also as a snack.
NO 5 POMEGRANATE.
Pomegranates are not just a fruit that have been spoken about health wise from a hundred years or so, but from thousands of years ago going back to the bible.Without even going into the natural beauty, when you view the gold to red colour that make them look tantalising.
They are super low in saturated fat and contain high amounts of vitamin c, they are full of minerals such as copper, potassium folate, manganese, thiamin, pantothenic acid (vitamin b5) pomegranate’s have antioxidant polyphenols like anthocyanins, tannins and ellagic acid.
Fresh pomegranate juice has all three, as well as the antioxidant punicalagin, which research indicates may be effective in reducing the risk of heart disease due to aggressive free radical-scavenging activities in the body.
One study has based two main premises: that prostate cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death among men, and that pomegranate juice is known to be rich in polyphenols with potent antioxidant activity and the power to inhibit cell proliferation, invasion, and promote apoptosis (cell death) in various cancer cells.The positive conclusion provided further insight into the molecular mechanism of inducing prostate cancer cell death using pomegranate juice, with dialogue on how to go about developing new mechanism-based chemopreventive strategies for treating prostate cancer using this fruit.
Another study involved the potential anticancer effects of pomegranate extracts and genistein (plant-based phytoestrogen) on the inhibition, proliferation, and apoptosis of breast cancer cell cultures. Both the extracts and genistein showed significant and positive dose- and time-dependent effects on inhibiting cancer cells, but significantly higher in combination treatments rather than single treatments.
Introducing herbs or fruit extracts into your daily intake can help to super charge your health, your mood and your energy levels.
We love to use pomegranate as a glycerin base in a lot of our creams, working to hold together the cream and as a starting building block for other herbal extracts that can super charge skin rejuvenation and so complexion.
So how ever you take your first step into going organic or continue improving your health and skin care just GO FOR IT
LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD
much love lou