We all know you can’t airbrush in real life and we are all for ageing gracefully, so we’ve bottled some powerful antioxidants to ensure you’ll never have to look your age! Hippies & science can sometimes make beautiful soulmates.
Some of the biggest factors of skin ageing are oxidisation, dryness and too much sun.
We've made Anti-Ageing Moisturiser to keep you looking as young as you feel. We’ve used antioxidant extracts of Liquorice Root and Resveratrol, as well as lots of healthy vitamins and soothing oils, like Olive Squalene, Borage Oil and Vitamin C to help prevent dryness as well as soothe sun-damaged skin.
“Anti-Ageing Creams” make us roll our eyes too. So we’re going to break it down and describe what they can’t do and then show you what they can do. This will help you know who's trying to over complicate things ...because you're worth it.
1. A cosmetic anti-ageing cream cannot lift muscles or affect the structure of the face. Nor can it have a "Botox Effect." Your skin is a barrier. This means it keeps anything on the skin from reaching the fat and muscles underneath. Furthermore, any cream that did manage to affect the muscles would need to be classed as a drug.
2. Stem cells and DNA from different species will not make our human skin live longer. This sounds silly we know. But every year we see anti-ageing actives based on such things, for example, the "Immortal Button Jellyfish", “Swiss Apples”, and “Sheep's Placenta”. It seems so convincing and they have "studies" to back them up. But human DNA and cells are not the same as that of other animal kingdoms. Sure the other ingredients may be moisturising but forget the stem cells.
HIPPY FACT Did you know some formulas have menthol added to give a tingling "I can feel it working" sensation?
So what's the good news?
There are loads of very powerful natural anti-ageing ingredients. These help target the factors that are known to cause ageing, like skin oxidisation, skin dryness and sun damage.
Here are the ones we have chosen to use in our Anti-Ageing Moisturiser:
GLABRIDIN A very powerful topical antioxidant extracted from Liquorice Root. It helps prevent skin oxidisation.
ABSCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE We know it’s a mouthful, but that’s the technical name for Vitamin C, one of the best antioxidants. It’s oil soluble too which means that it can penetrate the skin’s natural oils to do its job.
RESVERATROL Another one of our favourite antioxidants which can also be found in red wine and red grapes.
NATURAL OILS such as Starflower Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Olive Squalene which are loaded with essential fatty acids to moisturise the skin and prevent skin dryness as well as help keep the skin soft and supple.
Aqua (What The Suits Make Us Call Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Emollient), Squalane (Olive) / Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Borago Officinalis (Starflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant-Based Emulsifying Wax), Squalane (Olive), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Oil, Sodium Levulinate, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride (Fractioned Coconut Oil), Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Glyceryl Caprylate (Emollient), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Hyaluronic Acid, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Oil-Soluble Vitamin C), Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotwood – Resveratrol), Vanilla Plantifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Glabriden (Licorice) Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Citric Acid (Natural Preservative).
Massage the cream into the skin as a moisturiser. Wait for a minute to allow the cream to reach body temperature, and them massage in any remaining residual cream. As with all-natural products, patch test for allergies before use. Store below 30° C.
To boost your results, massage some Rosehip Oil + Vitamin C & E into your face. Let it soak in for a couple of minutes and then seal the oil by applying Anti-Ageing Moisturiser over it. You'll notice all the oily residue is gone and your skin will feel softer than ever.