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NOURISH THE SKIN YOU'RE IN
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?
Overindulged at Christmas? Determined to nourish your body through yoga, exercise and eating organic, natural foods?
How many of us make these promises to ourselves but forget about our skincare?
Why not nourish your skin too?
If it’s anything like mine, in winter your skin is naturally drier than normal, but the natural, organic, non-toxic ingredients in Skin Elixir balm can help!
Organic Shea butter, known for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, (with Cinnamic acid and, in particular Lupeol cinnamate), has been found to reduce skin inflammation making it beneficial for acne sufferers. Aiding the skin’s natural collagen production, it contains Stearic, Oleic, Palmitic & Linolenic acids which smooth and protect to prevent drying. Long term use can soften and strengthen skin as well as reduce wrinkles.
Organic Sweet Almond oil is rich in vitamin E, a great skin conditioner. Regular application protects the skin from oxidative stress, nourishes, reducing redness. Oxidative stress is one of the main reasons for deterioration of the skin’s collagen layer. With regular use it is known to lighten dark under eye circles. A non-toxic way to nourish sensitive skin.
Black seed oil contains valuable vitamins and minerals (A,B,C, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium and Zinc) and trace elements, aiding skin recovery and repair. An interesting discovery is that the extract Thymoquinone, found in Black seed oil is effective against squamous cell carcinoma cells, inducing apoptosis in these skin cells. The Vitamin A, amino acids and fatty acids present in this fabulous oil work together to regenerate skin cells. A great anti-histamine, Black Seed oil is ideal for treating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Organic Frankincense is a powerful anti-astringent helping to protect cells and reduce acne blemishes, the active ingredient of Cicatrisant, found in Frankincense oil can help make marks fade much faster. Frankincense is noted as an anti-aging remedy keeping existing cells and tissue healthy whilst it is also a natural mood booster used since ancient times to increase mental clarity and bring about peace through its sedative action. Similarly, May Chang is not only known as a skin tonic due to its gentle anti-stringent properties but is also used by Aromatherapists as a tonic to boost mood.
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Beautiful winter skin to you all!
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