I tried this a couple months ago and am glad I can finally order more! It alleviates this harsh winter dryness instantly and it lasts for a few days (with regular Enlighten toner and light application of the oil blend). Plus I love the smell. Reminds me of medicinal tea.
Replenish Mini | MASKS
Welcome to . . . DEEP HEALING
Let's dive right into what I put in this powerful jar and WHY...
Horse Chestnut Concentrate
Horse Chestnut Concentrate is perhaps the most powerful anti-aging component to this mask.
It actually has been shown to cause contractions in non-muscular cells, meaning it firms up the skin and diminishes wrinkles with daily use.
The sopanins in Horse Chestnut are anti-inflammatory and reduce capillary fragility.
The anti-oxidants in Horse Chestnut were the most free-radical-scavenging in 65 herbs tested. So it's anti-aging properties cannot be topped.
Rose Hips Concentrate
Rose hips make their feature here as the bearer of of high amounts of vitamin C, polyphenols, and carotenoids (vitamin A!).
These types of anti-oxidants are wonderful at stimulating collagen production.
Rose Hips have been used in scientific studies to decrease the depth of wrinkles.
Dandelion Root has not had many topical-use studies, but you're getting my own expertise here.
Dandelion is a a well-known cancer cell-killer and blood detoxifier. These types of herbs are wonderful for the treatment of melasma and sun-damaged skin.
It is great for healing acne because it helps speed collagen production and keeps skin hydrated.
Silk Amino Acids
Silk Aminos show immediate improvement in the skin's moisture retention level.
French Green Clay
One of the most soothing clays available. French Green clay is great for detoxifying the skin without irritating.
Chia Seed Oil
Significantly increases skin hydration and barrier function while also reducing trans-epidermal water loss.
Very anti-inflammatory and a powerful anti-oxidant, Moringa oil is cleansing while delivering very beneficial monosaturated fatty acids to the skin.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Nourishing and rejuvenating. High in vitamin A and E. This light oil absorbs quickly and has also been shown to cause apoptosis in cancer cells.
Anti-inflammatory and anti-septic. Ucuuba Trees grow in South America and are in Nutmeg family. Indigenous families there often use Ucuuba for eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Hey Shhhheeaaaaaaayyy!!! One of my favorites as a formulator, shea butter is high in stearic acid, which assists in absorption of all the other goodness you've got going on in this jar.
Shea Butter is also a great source of vitamin A and provides a gentle smoothness to anything it touches.