This oil with a fresh, sweet floral fragrance is obtained through steam distillation of Pelargonium odorantissimum. This plant, which is indigenous to Algeria, Madagascar and Guinea is one of 700 species of the Geranium family. The oil is highly therapeutic, antiseptic and astringent and can help users relax and cope with pain. It is used in skincare for its delightful perfume, astringent and antiseptic properties and for its action in increasing radiance and balancing sebum making it invaluable for excessively dry or oily, or for dry skins with oily patches.
Aliases: Pelargonium Graveolens
Superfine French Green Clay comes from the sedimentation of Silico-aluminum, its colouring is the result of the oxides contained in these rocks. Over thousands of years in the earth, green clay absorbs a wealth of essential minerals from the plant kingdom including Silica, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Cobalt, Manganese, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Alumina, Phosphorous and Sodium. After removal from the ground, the Illite is naturally sun-dried, capturing the solar energy, which activates the vital minerals and trace elements within. Green clay has a neutral pH of 7, posessing a deep cleansing action, removes dead skin cells from the epidermis, absorbs impurities, excess sebum and oils to keep the skin smooth, fresh and radiant and has a regenerating effect.
The clay works by adsorbing impurities from the skin cells, by causing dead cells to slough off, and by stimulating the flow of blood to the epidermis. As the clay dries on the skin, it causes the pores to tighten and the skin to feel firm. Green Clay also possesses analgesic properties effective in relieving muscular or joint pains by decongesting the affected area.
Aliases: Illite Clay
|Green Coffee Oil||
A truly special oil rich in phytosterols with chlorogenic acid, lipolytic and polyfenolic components which has powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenging qualities, combined with the ability to stimulate detoxification and aid in deep cleansing. The oil is able to neutralise toxins and carcinogenic compounds.
The oil possesses vaso-regulating properties due to its alkaloids which also activate lipases found in adipose tissues. Enzymes work to break down lipids and visibly reduce water retention, and deposits of adipose tissue, thereby improving the appearance of the skin and reducing the silhouette.
Cellulite is a thickening of the subcutaneous fat cells. The cells gradually grow thicker with deposits of fibrous collagen thereby locking in the fluid and toxins. It largely affects women as there is a hormonal connection, and indicates high levels of toxins and that the lymphatic system is sluggish and therefore elimination of toxins from the body is slowed.
Green coffee oil can also assist with weight loss if combined with a low sugar diet, as it works to inhibit the release of glucose into the blood. Therefore it is really helpful for those that are insulin resistant and diabetic and even for hyperactive children that have an exaggerated response to refined sugar.
|Green Tea Extract||
The beneficial effects of green tea have been well known for over 4000 years within Chinese cultured. It contains ingredients that nourish skin, including vitamins E, C and B. Green tea is antibacterial and a natural antioxidant, green tea extract is also a natural astringent that is effective in treating troubled skin and breakouts.
Guava oil is high in iodine, vitamins A,B,C and potassium, copper, manganese, cartenoids, polyphenols and pro-vitamin A. The body is incapable of synthesising cartenoids and therefore must obtain these elements through diet or absorption through the skin. Guava is anti-inflammatory, astringent and prevents aging of the skin by efficient free radical scavenging, which slows oxidisation of the skin.
Aliases: Psidium Guajava