Benefits of our ingredients:
Argan oil: Made from green nuts of the Argan tree (Argania spinosa )found mostly in Morocco and sparsely in Algeria and Israel. It is the rarest vegetable oil because of the scarcity of these trees in the world. Argan oil has extremely high levels of Vitamin E and 80% fatty acids which make it perfect for healing many skin ailments as well as protecting against premature aging caused by oxidation.. It is also thought to be anti-Acne and good against chickenpox. (Acne is an inflammatory disease in which red dots appear on skin). It is an anti-aging agent that prevents the degeneration of muscles, a natural process resulting from growing age It prevents the skin from premature aging symptoms like wrinkles and crow’s feet. Moreover it is very helpful in quickly curing burns or other inflammatory bruises on skin. It is known to be useful in neutralizing the marks on skin after pregnancy. It is also useful in getting rid of dandruff in hair because it has a strengthening effect on hair, as well as on nails and skin! AND It protects the body against Ultraviolet radiations.
Aloe vera: Fights aging. As we age, everyone begins to worry about the appearance of fine lines and the loss of elasticity in their skin. Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated. Treats acne. Aloe vera contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. God created these two hormones to provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema. Moisturizes. Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. For women who use mineral-based make-up, aloe vera acts as a moisturizer and is great for the face prior to the application to prevent skin drying. For men who shave, Aloe vera can be used as an aftershave treatment as its healing properties can treat small cuts caused by shaving. Treats sunburn. Aloe Vera helps with sunburn through its powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin, a layer of cells that cover the body. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals quicker. Lessens the visibility of stretch marks. The skin is like one big piece of elastic that’ll expand and contract as needed to accommodate growth. But if the skin stretches too far, too fast (due to pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss) the elasticity of the skin can be damaged. That’s what leaves those unsightly stretch marks. These marks appear due to minor tears in the layers of the skin caused by sudden and excessive stretching. Aloe vera can help hide these stretch marks by healing these wounds. Various studies have found out that God created aloe vera with several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more. It is also said to be useful in treating wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts, diabetes, and elevated blood lipids in humans, and shows some promise in treating more serious and persistent conditions such as eczema, genital herpes, dandruff, psoriasis, canker sores, and skin ulcers. Aloe vera contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid.
Ascorbic acid: It stimulates collagen synthesis, has powerful antioxidant properties, and helps in the production of collagen and maintenance of healthy skin, promoting wound healing and protecting cellular DNA against damage caused by oxidation. Vitamin C, a naturally occurring antioxidant is an important constituent of our skin. It plays a central role in the prevention of dry skin and wrinkles, collagen synthesis and skin regeneration. Vitamin C has been shown to be effective in increasing collagen deposits and also enhancing collagen lattice contractions, implying that exogenous vitamin C application contributes to strengthening the collagen framework and maintaining a healthy dermis. Topical application of Vitamin C has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Caused by mechanisms supporting collagen production, this leads to improving the appearance of the skin. It has further been proven to reduce the severity of sunburns and age spots. Cutaneous levels of Vitamin C cannot be achieved well by ingestion, and so topical application is essential to prevent oxidative damage resulting from pollution, smoke and sunlight.
Avocado Oil: God made this oil with regenerative and moisturizing properties. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, D, tons of vitamin E, and Beta carotene. Avocado Oil keeps the skin moist, rejuvenates it and reduces wrinkles. Avocado Oil can also be used to reduce inflammation and treat injuries, scars, and sun damage.
Basil Oil: This oil is a good tonic for the treatment of nervous disorders and stress related headaches, migraines and allergies. It is used to clear the mind and relieve intellectual fatigue, while giving clarity and mental strength.
It helps to minimize uric acid in the blood, thus relieving gout. It is useful in arthritis as well and when used on the skin, it helps to control acne. In general it refreshes the skin and can also be used on insect bites. It has a beneficial action on the respiratory tract and is often used for asthma, bronchitis and sinus infections. It furthermore is also effective in cases of constipation, nausea, vomiting and cramp, and is also good when used for menstrual problems.
In vapor therapy, basil oil can be used for migraines, headaches and to help increase concentration and clear the mind. In a warm bath, it can help relieve gout and arthritis, as well as muscular and menstrual pains.
The therapeutic properties of basil oil are antidepressant, analgesic, antispasmodic, anti-venomous, carminative, expectorant, digestive, febrifuge, insecticide, nervine, sudorific, stimulant, and tonic.
Bergamot Oil: This oil is known for its many properties. It acts as an antibiotic, antiseptic, anti analgesic, and cicatrisant. It inhibits growth of germs, virus and fungi. It helps ward off skin infection and aid recovery. It not only helps healing up of wounds and cracks in the skin, but it helps scars and other marks on the skin disappear. It also makes the distribution of pigments and melanin even and uniform, resulting in the fading away of marks. Bergamot oil helps control excess oil production in the skin, attacking acne from two sides. If you have old acne scars, eczema, psoriasis, or even cold sores, the bergamot oil in IGY- anti-aging serum can help your skin heal faster. Even better, it can help prevent new scars and fade old ones. In fact, bergamot is a reputed treatment for scars and stretch marks, as it helps regulate the distribution of skin’s natural pigment—melanin—while evening out skin tone.
Black Willow Bark: Also known as Salix nigra is rich in tannins and salicylic acid-like materials. The freshly prepared extract has been reported to have analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, anti-pyretic, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Black Willow Bark has been shown to possess potent antimicrobial properties. Efficacy testing has shown that the extract has activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Propionibacterium acnes, two of the skin flora implicated in the formation of acne. When added to cosmetic formulations, the extract/tincture can also increase the cell renewal capabilities of cosmetic formulations. Studies have found that it is also an anti-oxidant.
Borage Seed Oil: This oil has a history of helping reduce psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, acne, rosacea, and prematurely matured skin. Due to its regenerative and firming properties, this oil also restores the intracellular moisture barrier of adult skin which is either chronically dry or has been environmentally damaged, and restores proper hydration and elasticity to the skin!
Brazil Nut Oil: This oil helps lubricate and moisturize the skin, provides antioxidant benefits with its high selenium content, helps prevents dryness, and leaves skin soft, smooth, and hydrated. Brazil nut oil contains very good levels of minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, selenium and zinc. Copper helps prevent anemia and bone weakness (osteoporosis). Your body will thank you for giving it the necessary trace minerals while you treat your skin with I Got Youth anti-aging serum!
Calendula Oil: Due to anti-inflammatory property, this oil is highly effective in treating various problems such as bruises, ulcers, bed sores, eczema, rashes and others. Its skin friendly property makes it extremely effective against various skin problems such as rashes, dry skin, cracked nipples, sunburn and many more. We also use a Calendula tincture in our products as a natural preservative.
Camelia Oil: This oil is an excellent anti-oxidant. It protects the skin from free radical damage – one of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic industry. Can be used as an emollient for dry skin and helps with acne. Prevents and smooths wrinkles, stretch marks and heals scars.
Carrot Seed Oil: This oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Vitamins A, C and E all are anti-oxidants that reduce free radicals – from sun damage and environmental toxins- associated with premature aging. Vitamin C also plays a role in stabilizing collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Both Vitamins B and E improve moisture for increased elasticity and smoothness. With these rich properties, Carrot Seed oil stimulates cell growth, moisturizes, tones and increases the skins elasticity.
Cedarwood Oil: This oil is antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, insecticidal, sedative, and a fungicide.
When used with Jojoba or Hazelnut oils, it benefits the skin by its sedating ability which relieves itching. Its astringent action is great for acne, oily skin, as well as for hair and dandruff. Cedarwood is known to help cure seborrhoea, heal wounds, fight spasms, cause contractions in the gums, muscles, tissues, skin and blood vessels, while increasing urination and the subsequent removal of toxins, water, salt and fat from the body. It also regulates menstrual cycles, cures coughs and colds, kills insects, sedates inflammation and nervous disturbances, and inhibits fungal growth and infections.
Ceramides: Scientists are uncovering the important role that ceramides play in the barrier function of the skin. The top layer of the skin is the epidermis, and the top layer of the epidermis is the stratum corneum (SC). Even though the SC is very thin — 10-30 mm or one-tenth the thickness of a piece of paper — it is the main barrier of the skin. It keeps chemicals that come in contact with the skin from absorbing into the body, and it keeps water inside the skin from leaching out. The SC contains three types of lipids — ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids. These lipids have different chemical compositions and different functions throughout the body. Ceramides are the essential lipids found in the surface layer of skin that help maintain the integrity of the skin’s barrier layer. When this barrier is intact, skin looks smooth and glowing. But with age and environmental exposure, our skin’s natural ceramides can be compromised leading to loss of moisture, roughness, fine lines and wrinkles, and allowing outside irritants to get into the skin. When applied directly to the skin through I Got Youth anti-aging serum, ceramides aid in treatment of certain skin conditions such as eczema and psoriaris, improve dry skin, and reduce signs of aging in your face and neck, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Cinnamon Oil: This oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent, anti-clotting, stimulating, cooling, and carminative in nature.
It is frequently employed as a brain tonic, as well as for respiratory problems, skin infections, blood impurity, blood circulation issues, infections, wound healing, pain relief, and as a relief for bad breath! It should always be used as recommended by a reputable practitioner. This oil can be toxic for many people, and it has to be completely diluted in a base or carrier oil and used in combination with other essential oils. If used pure in a bath or on the skin, it could cause severe blisters and burns.
Citronella Oil: This oil inhibits bacterial, microbial, viral & fungal infections while also killing insects, protecting wounds from becoming septic, relaxing spasms, soothing inflammations, eliminating body odor, stimulating perspiration, increasing urination and the removal of toxins from the body, reducing fever, and repelling insects.
For rheumatic problems or other aches and pains, mix 2 fl oz vegetable oil and 20 drops of citronella. Rub on the distressed area.
Clove Leaf Oil: This oil is recommended for treating acne. It lessens the effect of aging, like wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial rejuvenation for the eyes because of its rejuvenating and stimulating properties, which can increase blood flow to unhealthy skin and make it look young again! Clove is rich in minerals such as calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin A and vitamin C. Some properties of this oil are: antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antiviral.
Coconut Oil: This oil is excellent for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and other skin infections. Coconut oil also helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties. Ever wonder how many of these trees there were in the Garden of Adam & Eve?
Emu Oil: God made every animal with a wonderful purpose: Emu oil naturally contains Vitamin E, which is a major antioxidant and healing agent; Vitamin A, a known skin repairer and antioxidant – skin cell regenerator and anti-wrinkle agent, helping to improve the condition of aging skin. Linoleic acid, which helps to ease muscle aches and joint pain; Oleic acid, which is a proven skin cell regenerator and anti-wrinkle agent; Sapogens, proven skin softeners; and Terpines, known antiseptics.
Eucalyptus Oil: This oil is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulating. It is very useful in the treatment of respiratory problems, wounds, muscle pains, mental exhaustion, dental care, skin care, diabetes, fever, and intestinal germs.
It is used for the remedy of cuts, small wounds, sores, and contusions. It helps alleviate skin discomfort and insect gnaws. Especially appropriate for skin breakouts and greasy complexions, it is also used for genital herpes, acne and chicken pox. A few drops of this essential oil can be included to a bath tub of hot water just before you step in. This will help you benefit from this oil through breathing of the fragrance through the vapor and also by consumption of the oil by the skin. As with all essential oils, it is not water soluble, and it has to be blended with a carrier oil prior to adding it to the bath water.
Eucalyptus oil also enhances shine, and overall wellness of your hair. However, too much use may decrease shine and result in oily scalp. Most professionals recommend using eucalyptus oil for hair an hour prior to bathing, then using a high-quality hair shampoo to get rid of the deposits, followed by a good hair conditioner.
Evening Primrose Oil: This oil contains a high concentration of a fatty acid called GLA (Gamma-linoleic acid), which essential for cell structure and improves the elasticity of the skin. This oil is wonderful for dry, flaky, chapped, cracked, sensitive, and mature skin types. It effectively moisturizes, reduces wrinkles and dryness, encourages regeneration of skin cells, and keeps skin soft. It also helps damaged skin such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, stretch marks, scars, and acne.
Frankincense Oil: This oil has been known to treat dry skin, reverse signs of aging, and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. It helps in eliminating sun spots, and removing wrinkles. It fights warts, and tones and tightens your skin while replacing old or dying cells with new, healthy ones.
Geranium Oil: Though not the Rose of Sharon or the Lily of the Valley, the toning oil from the geranium is packed with antiseptic, astringent, balancing and cicatrisant qualities, which make it effective for the treatment of oily, greasy, congested, acne prone skin and eczema. Another wonder of this oil is its amazing balancing property – it works to balance production of sebum (the skin’s natural oil) making it suitable for either dry or oily skin! Lastly, it tightens the skin and diminishes wrinkles or fine lines. In short, it combats various anti-ageing symptoms effectively.
German Chamomille Oil: This oil is steam distilled from the flowers of wild crafted Matricaria recutita, also known as Chamomilla matricaria. Though the names are similar, the German variety is significantly different from the Chamomile Cape and Chamomile Roman essential oils. With the highest content of chamazulene, Chamomile German Essential Oil is the bluest of all the Chamomile’s, and that higher content of chamazulene, makes it the most anti-inflammatory, for the same reason. Chamomile German Essential Oil is the only, of the Chamomile’s, that contains alpha-bisabolol, one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory, and soothing agents. German Chamomile increases regeneration of the skin making it a perfect natural remedy for itchy skin, eczema and dermatitis. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-allergen and is nourishing to itchy skin. This oil excels at treating all sorts of dry, itchy, and flaky skin problems.
Grape seed Oil: This oil is made from seeds of grapes after the wine is pressed. It is high in vitamin E and is 76% essential fatty acid, and linoleic acid (also known as Omega 6). Contains natural chlorophyll and antioxidants, and it is very rich in vitamins, and minerals. The skin absorbs it easily and since it is slightly astringent, it tightens and tones the skin. It will not aggravate acne. In the fight against premature aging, grape seed oil joins the fight with the unique blend of the essential oils found in I Got Youth anti-aging serum. This works towards stabilizing elastin and collagen in the skin, while treating the issues our largest organ in our body (our skin) faces! While most acne treatments set atop the skin, grape seed oil has very small chains of molecules allowing it to be absorbed all the way down into our pores – delivering the BHA salicylic acid to the bacteria that cause breakouts, and helps clear it up.
Grapefruit Seed Extract: It has very high amounts of disease-fighting, free-radical eliminating antioxidants and phytonutrients called bioflavonoids. One of these powerful bioflavanoids (plant antioxidants) include the chemical component hesperidin, a well-known natural immune-system stimulator and booster. Grapefruit seed extract is a liquid derived from the seeds, pulp, and white membranes of grapefruit. While there has been no scientific demonstration of efficacy, this extract has been claimed by some practitioners of alternative medicine to possess antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. *** NEWS: Due to the controversy about commercial practices for this particular extract, we will no longer add it to our products. We will use Herbal tinctures as natural preservatives for our night serum ***
Hazelnut Oil: This oil has proved to be very effective in tightening the skin, thereby acting as a superb toner for the skin. It also aids in the regeneration of cells and strengthening of capillaries. Because is also known to for its antibacterial and astringent properties, it is of utmost importance for acne prone skin, preventing the excessive secretion of skin oil that results in acne. Hazelnut oil also provides soothing and relaxing effects to the skin. The hazelnut oil in I Got Youth anti-aging serum acts as an excellent emollient and moisturizer because it has a number of essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, which can alleviates and rehydrates dry skin.
Helichrysum Italicum Oil: This oil is one of the must have essentials for any skin issue. Another gift from God! It has marvelous wound healing and cicatrisant abilities. Helichrysum Italicum is a perennial plant in the daisy family, also known as “Immortelle”, that works on healing cuts, diminishing bruises, and fade away scars. It is also beneficial for eczema, psoriasis and acne, and contains diketones, which are known for their regenerative effects!
Hemp Seed Oil: This exceptionally rich oil is high in essential omega fatty acids and proteins. Its healing and regenerative ingredients can be used to nourish and regenerate the skin. Hemp seed oil is capable of deeply penetrating the skin, rather than just sitting on top of the skin. This action works to prevent the aging of the skin, by allowing the essential fatty acids to fully penetrate the outer layer of the skin, and encourages a healthy moisture balance.
Hyssop Oil: This oil is an astringent, stimulant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antirheumatic, carminative, cicatrisant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, hypertensive, nervine, and vermifuge.
In aromatherapy, it induces the tightening of gums, muscles, skin and blood vessels, while reducing spasms, eliminating excess gas, as well as promoting quick healing of scars and after-marks. Furthermore, it promotes digestion, increases urination, regulates menstruation, decreases phlegm and coughs, increases blood pressure, and promotes sweating. It is commonly thought to be good for reducing stress on the nervous system and reducing fevers. . As with all essential oils, overdosing can cause convulsions and seizures, and it may cause allergic effect such as skin rashes, swelling of skin, and difficulty breathing.
Jojoba Oil: This oil is very similar in composition to human natural skin oils. It penetrates the skin rapidly to nourish it, and softens and moisturizes mature and dry skin. Jojoba helps to heal inflamed skin conditions such as psoriasis or any form of dermatitis, and also helps control acne, soothing and restoring elasticity to the skin. Though it may sound alarming to put an oil on your skin if you already have a problem with oily skin, jojoba oil can help regulate the amount of sebum (what you see as oil) your skin makes, balancing the oil production. Jojoba oil is a natural cure for eczema which is caused due to lack of moisture. It has anti-inflammatory properties which help in reducing redness caused by dryness and other skin condition like rosacea. It is non comedogenic, so even though it has the word oil in its name, it does not clog pores and it keeps the skin supple and well moisturized.
Kelp: Kelp gives skin a healthy glow. It removes surface impurities and toxins. It restores moisture levels and revitalizes, nourishes, and firms the skin. It helps oxygenate and detoxify the dermal layer, and hydrates and purifies our skin while re-mineralizing it! It has also been known to improve skin texture, slow skin aging, and protect the skin from environmental elements. Kelp also contains antioxidants and beta-carotene, and when used in a powder form it exfoliates and is good for face masks. Kelp abounds in calcium, chlorine, potassium, magnesium, and other minerals, including trace minerals, and it acts as an antibiotic!
Lavander Oil: This oil can be calming, disinfectant, analgesic, sleep inducing, anti-inflammatory,, antiseptic, and antifungal. . In contrast to other essential oils, it is gentle enough to be used undiluted. It is also beneficial for treating issues with the nervous system, insomnia, pain relief, urine flow, respiratory disorders, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion, and immune system health. When applied directly to the skin, it relieves joint soreness, and disinfects scalp and skin.
Lecithin: Lecithin is vegetable emollient, which is a softening and soothing agent. In addition, it has magnificent moisturizing properties, and helps to hydrate the skin. The phospholipids naturally present in Lecithin are able to attract water from the air, and in doing so, increase hydration. This makes it an excellent additive for restorative creams, or for products designed for mature, dry, or overworked skin. It also has the unique ability to deeply penetrate the skin, and carry substances directly to the cells and the bloodstream. Because of this, it may assist the body in absorbing other properties as well.
Lemon Oil: This oil is an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, restorative, and tonic. It protects from wounds becoming septic, while inhibiting viral and bacterial growth, strengthening gums, and stopping hair loss. Furthermore, it lifts skin, induces firmness in muscles, stops hemorrhaging, fights infections, and cures fevers. When using lemon oil on the skin, mix 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and rub onto the area. Use this method for the following conditions: joint pain, poor circulation (rub on whole body or just legs), varicose veins (rub lightly), cellulite (rub vigorously). Colds, coughs, flu and voice loss (rub on chest and neck). You can also use this technique on your body as an insect repellent. For scars, use this same blend and massage vigorously on the area with both thumbs in opposite directions to help break up the scar tissue. As with most essential oils, do not use undiluted as it can cause skin irritation in some people with sensitive skin.
Lemon Balm Oil (Melissa): This oil is commonly used as an antidepressant, antispasmodic, nervine, sedative, antibacterial, and a tonic. It is normally used to reduce feelings of depression, cure nervous disorders, open blocked menses, sedate inflammation, reduce spasms, and is good for the stomach. Furthermore, it inhibits bacteria, removes gas, increases perspiration & removes toxins, while reducing fever, lowering blood pressure and boosting the health of your immune system.
When used in vaporizers and burners, the vapor therapy can combat depression and calm the mind. It can fight nausea, ease headaches and reduce the intensity of fevers.
When blended in bath water or in massage oil, Melissa oil can treat fungal infections, settle stomach upsets, ease stress, headaches and fever.
When mixed with lotions and creams, Melissa oil can improve blood circulation, treat wounds, and counteract hair loss and baldness!
Magnesium Chloride Oil: This pure liquid form of magnesium chloride is the quickest and most convenient way to transmit magnesium into the cells and tissues through the skin. For example, a few sprays under each underarm after a shower function as a highly effective deodorant, while at the same time transporting magnesium swiftly through the skin into the glands, lymph channels, and blood vessels, which distribute it throughout the body. Spray some onto the back of the hands or the top of your feet any time of day or night for continuous magnesium absorption. Regardless of where on the body you apply the spray, once it penetrates the surface of the skin, the body transports it to whichever tissues need magnesium most. Use undiluted.
Meadow Foam Seed Oil: This oil is cold pressed from the tiny seeds of Limnanthes alba, which produces an oil with superb anti-oxidant properties and skin softening benefits. Thanks to the long chain fatty acid structure of meadow foam seed oil, it delivers good barrier formation and helps to lock in skin’s natural moisture to help prevent dryness and soften the skin. (Meadow foam Seed Oil is so superior as an anti-oxidant that we use it to extend the shelf life of other more fragile oils and oil blends).
MSM: Nourishes the skin, hair, and nails by enhancing elasticity and repair of damaged collagen and elastin. With MSM supplementation, the skin has better tone, fewer wrinkles, and healthier appearance. Hair and nails become stronger and more resilient. Burns and scars heal more completely and are less unsightly. Many skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and even long-standing psoriasis resolve with continued use of MSM. Allergy sufferers notice a 75 to 100 % reduction in symptoms of inhaled allergies such as dust or animal dander. MSM stabilizes, strengthens, and softens cell membranes, allowing free flow of fluids to remove allergens and foreign proteins from the body. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring, sulfur compound found in plants, fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. It is a naturally occurring compound in the human body as well, although the body’s production of it does tend to diminish as we age. MSM taken internally or applied topically supplies sulfur to the body and skin which allows it to heal and regenerate itself. It’s an anti-inflammatory and an anti-microbial. It also acts as a deep delivery system when used in body care products, helping to carry nutrients and other beneficial attributes from the other ingredients into the deepest layers of the skin. It’s water-soluble, making it easy to dissolve in non-oil liquids. It’s molecular structure makes it easy to absorb into tissue and through the skin. It’s gentle to the body and skin but big on benefits.
Orange Oil: This oil is an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, and sedative. Orange essential oil is traditionally used to soothe inflammation, fight depression and uplift mood, protect against sepsis, enhance libido and as a cure for sexual dysfunction. Also, it gives relief from gas and removes toxins, while toning up the general health of the immune system, reducing emotional and nervous disturbances, increasing discharge and secretions from glands.
Put a few drops on your hand, rub in on sore muscles and treat yourself to a calm and slow rub for a few minutes.
Oregano Oil: This oil is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, and anti-allergenic.
It is commonly used to inhibit viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections. Oregano essential oil also heals damage done by oxidation, soothes inflammations, promotes digestion, and helps cure allergies. It is also an effective treatment for acne, because of its anti-inflammatory and natural antibiotic properties which work as a one-two punch against the disease. The antibiotic action works to break down and kill the bacteria which cause the infection leading to acne lesions, while the oregano oil’s drying action causes the enlarged acne lesions to shrink and dissolve.
Palmarosa Oil: This oil helps promote cell growth and facilitates cell repair when the skin has been damaged by aging or wounds. It helps the skin retain moisture and reduces inflammation and dehydration, which keeps the skin smooth, moist, and young-looking.
Peppermint Oil: This oil is used as an analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, decongestant, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor and as a vermifuge.
It is commonly used in the treatment of pain relief, as a way to induce numbness, protect against sepsis, reduce milk flow and discharge, relax spasm, strengthen gums, stop hair loss, and lifts skin. Also, it induces firmness in muscles, stops hemorrhaging, removes gas, is good for brain and memory health, and promotes bile discharge, clears congestion and eases breathing. Furthermore, peppermint essential oil relieves obstructed menstruation, expels phlegm & catarrh, reduces fever, is good for the liver, nerves, and stomach, while promoting perspiration and slight contraction of the blood vessels.
Peru Balsam Oil: This oil helps treat a number of skin conditions such as eczema, overly dry skin, chapped skin and rashes. It has a reputation as a natural remedy for leg ulcers, hemorrhoids, eczema, rashes, chapped skin, ringworms, bedsores, scabies, and other skin diseases. It’s a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial agent, so it has the ability to naturally fighting bacteria that can cause skin and wound problems.
Rock Rose Oil: Treats chronic slow healing skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, and skin conditions of all sorts. This anti-infectious oil fights powerfully against aging dermis, offering significant astringent activity for toning and firming tired skin.
Rooibos tincture: We use it as a natural Hypo-allergenic and Anti-bacterial preservative that can treat and alleviate bacterial infections on the skin. Rooibos has high levels of many minerals and vitamins that promote healthy skin, besides treating eczema and acne.
Rose Oil: This oil has long been used as an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cicatrisant, depurative, emenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic, and a uterineoil substance.
Rose essential oils have strong anti-viral properties that can help in fighting viral infections. Since essential oils are easily absorbed by the body, the effects are immediate. Research has also found that when rose essential oil is absorbed by the cells in the body, they acquire a special resistance against penetration of virus. There is some kind of a shield that prevents infection of the cells by the virus. Rose essential oil is also a very effective bactericide. It protects the body against bacterial attacks as well.
Rose essential oil has the astringent properties that help in curbing secretion of excessive sebum from the oil producing sebaceous glands in the skin. As a result, people with oily skin experience relief from having a greasy face. Diluted oil can be dabbed into a piece of cotton and rubbed on the face. It also acts as a cleanser and refreshes skin. Rose essential oil is also considered to be a very good toner. It helps in fighting signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. It is an excellent hydrator and moisturizer. Few drops added to facial massage creams can be very beneficial in making the skin firm and lustrous. Regular use of rose essential oil on the skin helps in reducing acne, pimples, eczema and lightens scars.
Rose Hip Oil: (Also known as “Rosa Mosqueta”). This oil helps delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin. In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.
Rosemary Oil: This oil has numerous therapeutic properties and is used to treat and alleviate various conditions. This natural oil also possesses uplifting properties and its invigorating aroma has the ability to alleviate mental and physical exhaustion after a hard day’s toil. Rosemary essential oil is great for stimulating hair growth, skin care, mouth care, anxiety, mental disorders, depression, pain, headache, rheumatism, respiratory problems, bronchial asthma, indigestion, and flatulence, and as a disinfectant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, antibacterial, and analgesic substance.
It has been established that use of rosemary essential oil helps to alleviate inflexible, throbbing, exhausted or hackneyed muscles when it is used as a massage or bath oil following hectic activities. In addition, rosemary essential oil helps to maintain hair health and luster. This oil also helps to renew the skin, and its therapeutic properties make it essential to keep a bottle of rosemary essential oil in all first aid kits as it is antiseptic and helps in healing wounds and burns.
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil: This oil is packed with nutrients essential to keep our skin healthy: Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, K, and P, Omegas or Fatty acids (3, 6, 7 and 9), 24 Lipids, Essential Acids (Organic, Amino and Folic), Tocopherols, Flavonoids, Phenols, Terpenes, and Tannins. This oil delivers a very powerful network of antioxidants, and minimizes the harm done by inflammation of the skin. Though oxygen is essential for the human body to survive, free unstable molecules of oxygen oxidize in the presence of pollution or radiation, and damage the human skin. The oxidants are also supplemented by pollutants and particulates. This wonderful oil prevents the process of oxidation near the skin, and also prevents the pollutants from settling on the skin. Sea buckthorn oil is also an excellent agent for the process of cellular rejuvenation, and it has the property of absorbing the harmful ultraviolet rays!
Silk Peptides: Peptides Signal Your Skin to Make More Collagen – When we age, collagen is destroyed but not replaced. As a result, young and smooth skin becomes thin and wrinkled over time. One strategy to improve wrinkles and to make you look younger is to replace lost collagen. When collagen breaks down, it forms specific peptides. These peptides act as a signal to tell your skin it was damaged and to make new collagen. Applying peptides directly to your skin is a way to trick your skin into thinking that it has lost collagen recently and needs to make more. Peptides deliver amino acids into your skin – Because peptides are small, they can penetrate the skin’s protective barriers to get to the deeper layers. There is research showing that peptides are an effective agent in skin healing which is why it has been used for years to treat chronic wounds. Peptides seem to promote collagen production and act as antioxidants, and they are needed for natural healing and regeneration of your skin and to help remove damaged collagen.
Shea Butter: It is hailed for its protecting and emollient properties. Rich in cinnamon acid, it protects the skin from UV sunlight. It can also be used as a moisturizing agent and as a treatment for minor skin wounds and irritations. Shea butter is one of the best moisturizing, anti-aging regenerating and protecting natural product in the World! It is known to protect your skin from harsh climates, dehydration and pollution damages. It strengthens your skin by stimulating the production of collagen, which is the youthful scaffolding protein in your skin. It makes it more supple, more alive, nourished and radiant.
Sunflower Seed Oil: An oil wealthy in Oleic acids with high amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E, also has beneficial amounts of lecithin, and unsaturated fatty acids. Deeply nourishes and conditions dry, weathered, aged, and damaged skin.
Sweet Almond Oil: This oil is rich in oleic and linoleic fatty acids and gets easily absorbed by the skin. It lends a soft feel and balances the level of moisture in the skin. It also rekindles the skin and brings back lost glow, thereby improving complexion and giving a younger look. Since almond oil contains vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin D, it also helps to reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin. Sweet almond oil is safe to use on any skin type, moisturizing skin without clogging pores. Other benefits of almond oil include reducing discoloration on the skin, adding moisture to chapped or chafed skin and lips, improves the overall complexion and prevents dry or flaking skin.
Tamanu Oil: This oil has been known to be an excellent cicatrizant and skin regenerator because it promotes the formation of new tissue, andaccelerates wound healing! It helps with Abrasions, acne, blemishes, blisters, burns and sunburns, diaper rash, scaly skin, shingles, eczema, insect bites, and psoriasis.
Tangerine Oil: This oil is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, depurative, sedative, stomachic and tonic.
It is commonly used to protect against sepsis, relax spasms, promote growth and regeneration of cells, while also purifying the blood, soothing inflammation and reducing nervous disorders. Tangerine essential oil has a fresh and lively fragrance. It is believed to decrease stretch marks and help control acne. In aromatherapy, the sweet, comforting aroma of Tangerine Essential Oil helps mood, ease tension, fear, sadness, irritability and insomnia.
Tepezcohuite: Also known as Mimosa Hostilis, Mimosa Tenuiflora, and “Skin Tree” (Pronounced Te-pez-Cco-wheety), is a tree bark from Mexico. Some of the bark’s significant properties are anti-microbial, analgesic agent, and cellular regenerator. Tepezcohuite contains: Flavonoids – Diminish capillary permeability and increases its resistance, protecting from skin aging. Tannins – With their astringent action, smoothes skin. Micronutrients – Zinc, copper, manganese, iron and magnesium; which play an important role in cellular reparative and protective action. Certainly, this tree must have been a favorite for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! Tepezcohuite’s ability to both protect and stimulate collagen is the key to its remarkable ability to cure the most severe burns in a matter of weeks leaving virtually no visible scarring at the end of the natural healing process. Tepezcohuite acts as an all in one cure since it is as strong as any known natural antibiotic to kill infection while also acting as a natural anti-inflammatory. Extensive research has been performed in labs in Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom has found that tepezcohuite is non-toxic, a cellular regenerator, a powerful fungicide, and an anti-bacterial 200% more effective than streptomycin.
Ucuuba Butter: A few people know about this extraordinary ingredient. Ucuuba Butter is from the family of Nutmeg. This butter is ultra rich in Lauric, Myristic and Palmitic acid (crucial in healthy cell development, regulation of the immune system and maintenance of healthy skin and hair.) It naturally contains Vitamin A (retinol), which helps to unclog pores, boost collagen synthesis, reduces fine lines, speed cell renewal, evens out discoloration and smoothes the skin. Lastly, Ucuuba butter is rich in unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) fundamental for maintain skin hydration and the equilibrium of skin barrier and in phenols with anti-inflammatory, healing and anti-septic properties.
Vetiver: This oil is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, nervine, sedative, and tonic.
Doctors often prescribe it to soothe inflammation, protect against sepsis, enhance the libido, speed the healing process of scars and spots, cure nervous disorders, and generally boost the body’s ability to heal itself.
Vitamin B3: There are 2 important enzymes (NADH and NADPH) that contribute to the production of cellular energy and lipids (responsible for cell growth). With a sufficient supply of both enzymes, your skin creates an effective barrier to external factors that influence the aging process. However, the levels of both NADH and NADPH decline as we grow older. When applied topically, vitamin B3 seems to reduce their rate of decline. Because topical application of niacinamide can help preserve levels of NADH and NADPH, it contributes to the support of the skin’s barrier against pollutants and other irritants. As a result, many skin conditions, such as acne, the redness associated with rosacea, and other inflammatory signs can be actively managed. Also, vitamin B3 has shown to be useful for encouraging the production of natural emollients that can help the skin remain hydrated.
Vitamin E: Plays a crucial role in protecting skin cells and membranes from environmental damage. This protection extends to stopping damage to the skin from UV rays, pollutants and aging. The D-alpha-tocopherol form of Vitamin E protects against lipid peroxidation and polyunsaturated fat, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and although it crosses the skin barrier, it still allows the skin to breathe and function naturally. It is also a natural preservative that helps sustain shelf life of products.
Wheat Germ Oil: This oil contains high amounts of vitamin E, anti-oxidants, lecithin, and proteins. It can treat conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Because it is rich in essential fatty acids, it promotes cell regeneration and growth, fighting premature aging directly.
Yarrow Oil: This oil is commonly used for its anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, stomachic, and tonic qualities.
This versatile essential oil soothes inflammation, improves circulation and removes uric acid, while giving relief from rheumatism, protecting against sepsis, reducing spasms, tightening gums and muscles, and also stopping hemorrhage. Furthermore, it provides relief from excess gas, heals scars and after-marks, increases perspiration, promotes digestion, gives relief from coughs and excess phlegm, lowers blood pressure, and improves stomach health, while also boosting the immune system.
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