Our skin is the outer facade of our body. Despite our best care and effort, sometimes it loses its lustre and radiance. The missing link might be hidden in the philosophy of ‘‘scrubbing’’.
So, how does our skin regenerate?
For something to be reborn, it must perish first. The old, dead skin cells need to be replaced by new, young, healthy cells that grow below the surface. At this stage, the skin is quite literally covered in an opaque, colourless layer of superficial impurities.
In order for the healthful cells to come to light and for our complexion to shine in its full splendour, it is necessary to remove the old layer, which no longer has any function. The simplest way to do this is via scrubbing. After only a single at-home treatment, our skin can breathe again.
We owe ourselves a natural and non-invasive approach to skincare. So, below is a brief presentation of some of the most splendid ingredients we pride ourselves in using in our vegan, Australian-made scrubs.
Matcha or Macha – An Ancient Remedy
Considered one of the most potent superfoods known to us, matcha is a miraculous elixir whose powers have been known for millennia in the Far East. Interestingly, this Japanese herbal enigma comes from the same plant from which the green tea is made. The difference is that matcha is harvested from only the very young, tender leaves that grow in the shade. Quite fitting considering we use it to keep our skin youthful.
Following the ancient tradition of the Song dynasty, the leaves are hand-grounded into ‘‘liquid jade’’. The name is so fitting for the divine, green dust packed with antioxidants, proteins, vitamins A and C as well as minerals, potassium, iron and calcium. It’s like a cheat meal for your starving skin. As a bonus, it even protects it from the effects of UV radiation.
Furthermore, known as a mood-enhancing substance (matcha contains L – theanine), it's full, creamy texture is also often referred to as ‘‘umami’’. Buddhist priests often enhance their meditative sessions by consuming matcha. Isn’t it simply exciting to know that nowadays we have the chance to nourish our skin with one of the most powerful antioxidants found in nature?
Raw Sugar – A Gentle Force
The grain-sized pieces that can be found in modern cosmetic peels are not as harmless as we are led to believe. The truth is that they cause microscopic tears in our skin.
Raw sugar, on the other hand, is built from finer particles, making it gentler and safer. Additionally, it is a natural source of glycolic acid, the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which penetrates the skin and breaks down the "adhesives" in the skin cells, thus promoting cell regeneration. Glycolic acid is also commonly used to treat sun-damaged skin.
As an aftermath of this infinitesimal combat taking place on our epidermis, we are left with a UV-protected, fresher, younger-looking skin. A raw-sugar infused scrub helps remove scars, fight cellulite and the scent is just heavenly.
Hemp oil – Organic Alchemy Drops
Hemp is considered to be the very first, pioneer herb to be planted by a human. It is produced from the homonymous plant. The oil can, in fact, be obtained from any plant belonging to the Cannabis genus, but industrial hemp is usually treated to obtain hemp oil. For those wondering – no, it does not contain THC or any psychoactive substances.
This precious oil does not only nourish the skin from the outside, but it is so powerful that it penetrates directly into the bloodstream. It restores our cells and acts regeneratively, helping our body to achieve its best performance day by day. Scrubbing our skin with hemp oil promotes better circulation. Furthermore, it balances oily skin, hydrates it and regulates sebum secretion.
Thanks to its high percentage of fatty acids, and nutritious components, this gem of nature is simply an irreplaceable agent in contemporary skincare. Hemp oil is a rich source of antioxidants (vitamin E), carotene (a precursor of vitamin A), phospholipids, then numerous minerals, including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus and smaller quantities of iron and zinc.
What else do we need to label it sublime?
That’s right! It also combats the effects of ageing, meaning we get to live longer to indulge our skin and senses with hemp oil. It also prevents skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and dryness.
According to the scientific research ‘‘Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience’’, the therapeutic value of hemp and hemp oil is too great to be ignored.
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