|The many, many benefits of Oil|
|The many, many benefits of Oil|
The Benefits of Zinc Oxide
We get mixed reactions when we say our Simply Zinc has extracts of olive oil as our base for the formula. Some automatically think this means the product will be too rich for them. Others are excited by the prospect having heard so many good things about oils for the face. Our extract of olive oil that we source from Milan actually comes in the form of white flakes and does not look like the olive oil you would purchase in a grocery store. Our olive oil extract is an Eco-certified product that we use as our emulsifier, meaning it allows the oily phase to mix with the water phase of the formula. It makes for a beautiful product since it’s 100% compatible to the skin and mimics our natural lipid structure. Like zinc oxide, it also forms a breathable barrier that promotes our own natural hydration mechanism. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and stable anti-oxidant, which is why we use this same emulsifier as the base for 4 out of 7 of our current products. Our emulsifier happens to have its own beautiful and very interactive website so don’t take our word for it- click here to read all about its magical properties.
First on the docket: H20 Reserve
Some of you may recall my earlier rant against moisturizers. They are so often prime culprits of the dash of this, dash of that formulations philosophy. Many of us have been lured into stippling on these rich occlusive types of cream puffs while thinking that thick meant hydrating. I’ve been prying out of people’s hands their Nivea Cold Cream but until now I have not had many alternatives for them. Our wonderful chemist at CyberDERM (who we owe many thanks to) developed in my biased opinion the nicest moisturizer I have ever used. I’ve been using a sample of it everyday and I do not even have especially dry skin. I just love it.
It took a cue from Dr. Laughlin’s love of olive oil. Both she and I regularly add a capful of olive oil to our baths at night and I sometimes feel like it’s the original fountain of youth. The base of H20 Reserve is an olive oil full of essential fatty acids. Olive oil is great for hydrating the skin because it replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier but is also capable of penetrating through to the epidermis. We then added Resveratrol as a powerful anti-oxidant for all of that very important free radical scavenging. I’m sure many of you have in some way heard about Resveratrol. It has been featured on 60 Minutes, Oprah, Dr. Oz is a big fan etc. Maybe you are familiar with the slogan “300 glasses of wine a day” as that is the amount of wine you would have to ingest to get the same amount of the polyphenol. We then also added tetrapeptides. You may be aware of a pentapeptide called Matrixyl. It is quite a popular one, the idea being that long chains of peptides increase the production proteins like collagen, elastin and fibronectin. They are helpful in maintaining and renewing the epidermal matrix that keeps our skin supported and pinch-able. We selected a tetrapeptide that has been shown clinically to double the production of those essential fibers when compared to Matrixyl. You have to love ever evolving technology.
I feel like a proud parent really. I just cannot seem to say enough great things about this one but to each their own…so go and get your own when it comes out.
All the Beauty Best,