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Activated charcoal (or activated carbon) was known to ancient Egyptians for its detoxifying properties. It is also known that the father of Medicine, Hippocrates, used charcoal frequently in his various treatments.
It has the ability to chemically bind other substances to its surface and hold them there, so molecules “stick” to the surface of the activated carbon, through a process that is called “adsorption”. Just a small piece of activated carbon can adsorb thousands of times its own weight, that’s why it can “absorb” so many toxins from our skin.
κέᾰρ black soap with activated carbon can pull the unwanted excess oils from the skin (face or body), together with the impurities and toxins from the environment. It effectively deep cleanses the pores through gentle exfoliating, providing an oil-free, fresh and smooth look. After using it, skin pores should be visibly refined.
It provides such an amazing deep cleanse, because toxins stick to the activated charcoal, while its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties help prevent skin infections. This way, it eliminates blemishes and acne, promoting a clean and flawless skin, ready to receive all the beneficial nutrients κέᾰρ balms contain.
Deep cleansing doesn’t mean super drying; κέᾰρ black soap formula works well on all skin types. While, on one hand, it extracts the excessive oil from the oily skin, on the other, it also moisturises and nourishes the dry skin, so gentle enough to use daily on both your face and body.
The ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality.” Aloe acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish moisture. It provides the skin with nutrients and moisturises without leaving a greasy feel.
Aloe Vera gel contains hormones (Auxin and Gibberellins) that have the ability to stimulate the growth of new cells, thus allowing the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. It is also rich in antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.
Antioxidants keep free radicals in check. Antioxidants are molecules in cells that prevent free radicals from taking electrons and causing damage. Antioxidants are able to give an electron to a free radical without becoming destabilized themselves, thus stopping the free radical chain reaction. Antioxidants are natural substances whose job is to clean up the free radical waste in the cells. Well-known antioxidants include beta-carotene and other carotenoids, lutein, resveratrol, vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene and other phytonutrients.
Antioxidants contribute to:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
- Normalising the natural exfoliation rate of the skin.
- Protecting the skin from UV radiation.
- Accelerating the healing process of wounds and scars.
Prunus armeniaca (apricot) oil
Apricot kernel oil is obtained from the kernels ( seeds ) of apricots. It is a very light oil that promotes a soft skin, similar to almond oil. Apricot kernel oil contains along with other fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 and 9 acids, as well as Vitamins A and E.
Omega fatty acids are known to maintain softness, suppleness and radiance of skin, provide anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory protection and keep skin moisturised.
Vitamin A protects against UV radiation, stimulates collagen and cell regeneration to keep skin healthy, smooths wrinkles and fine lines and protects skin against bacteria and toxins.
Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that fight free radicals, boosts circulation, and prevents moisture loss.
Arnica montana (Arnica) belongs to the Compositae family, in other words, it is a relative of the common daisy and has been used for centuries to treat bruising, swelling and pain associated with soft tissue injury. Today, Arnica is trusted by professional athletes to soothe sore muscles, by prominent cosmetic surgeons to reduce post-procedure pain and swelling, and by anyone with a soft tissue trauma or bruise. Arnica can also be used to relieve stiffness caused by arthritis, flying or long-distance driving. The powerful antioxidants and essential oils found in Arnica have rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is a natural pain reliever that accelerates the healing process by stimulating white blood cells to disperse the trapped blood from the injured part, and repair the damage. Arnica can be used as a muscle relaxant, especially after a bath, and can be particularly effective on tired, sore feet. It is not advisable to use arnica on open wounds.
Cera Alba (Beeswax) is a unique substance found nowhere else in nature, that contains about 300 nutrients, known to our ancestors for its healing and stimulating properties. The worker bees must consume about eight kilograms of honey to produce one kilogram of beeswax. They form it to raise their young in honeycomb cells.
Beeswax has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that fight chapped skin and bacterial infections that tend to affect us most in the dry, winter months. It is a natural humectant that pulls moisture from the atmosphere and delivers it to our skin without smothering or clogging up the pores. An excellent source of regenerative Vitamin A, known for its anti-ageing, reconstructive and rehydrating properties. The fatty acids it contains are compatible with skin lipids, while protecting it by creating a safety layer that prevents irritation.
Bergamot Fruit Oil
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (bergamot fruit) Oil
The sweet and fresh scent of bergamot is uplifting, soothing and refreshing. It has antibiotic and disinfectant properties, prohibiting skin infections while contributing to a healthy glow. Bergamot oil helps in a uniform distribution of melanin, diminishing the appearance of age spots and blemishes to refine the skin’s texture.
Calendula Officinalis is the scientific name of the plant marigold, native to Mediterranean countries. In Greece it is a very common plant and is found in many parts of the country. Calendula was used in ancient Greek, Roman, Arabic and Indian culture as a healing herb, but also as an ingredient in food and cosmetics, even in fabrics.
Its essential oil is obtained by an extremely mild extraction of the golden blossoms of the plant. It is an excellent source of powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that help increase collagen synthesis and contribute to a smooth, even-toned skin that glows with youthful vitality. Calendula extract is emollient, soothing and protective.
Chamomilla Recutita Extract
Chamomilla Recutita Extract: The ancient Greeks and Romans widely used chamomile in medicine, drinks, and incense. In fact, the word chamomile, and the genus name Chamaemelum comes from the Greek word ‘χαμαίμηλον’ (chamaimēlon), meaning “earth-apple.” This word is derived from χαμαί (chamai) “on the ground” + μήλον (mēlon) “apple,” because of the apple-like scent of the plant.
Chamomile is rich in flavonoids, with powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties that boost the skin’s oxygen intake to aid cell renewal. Additionally, it is rich in essential oils that improve dehydrated skin, while rejuvenating Vitamin B-Complex helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a healthy, more luminous complexion.
The primary component of chamomile essential oil is bisabolol, which has a high panthenol concentration, meaning that it can effectively stimulate and promote the skin’s healing process. Chamomile can easily be termed as the European equivalent of the Chinese power plant, Ginseng.
Free Radicals | Oxidative stress | Cellulite
Free radicals are released into the human body by mitochondria, which are the energy production factory of the cell, transforming food into energy.
Free radicals of oxygen are generated during the production of energy using oxygen. Oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Electrons like to be in pairs, so these atoms, called free radicals, search the body for other electrons to become a pair with.
To balance their structure, they detach electrons from neighbouring molecules, transforming these molecules into free radicals, triggering a destructive chain reaction and damaging important cellular structures (proteins, cell membrane, DNA).
Substances that generate free radicals include fried foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke, pesticides, air pollutants, and UV radiation.
We age because of free radical damage over time. Free radicals can damage DNA’s instructional code, causing our new cells to grow incorrectly, leading to ageing. Free radicals are usually neutralised by antioxidant Vitamins C and E.
Oxidative stress occurs when there are too many free radicals and too much cellular damage. Oxidative stress is associated with the destruction of proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.
Our body produces some antioxidants on its own, but an insufficient amount. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants (too many free radicals and too few antioxidants).
Free radicals caused by sun exposure can damage collagen, elastin, melanocytes, and moisture barrier, causing wrinkles, looseness, unevenness in skin tone, black spots, and dry texture. Also, pollution damages the skin by increasing the production of free radicals, severe weather (dry air, wind, and cold) exhausts the skin from the necessary moisture, causing rough texture and fine lines. Finally, smoking increases the production of free radicals and may decrease the production of collagen and elastin. Smoking can also significantly reduce oxygen supply to cutaneous cells.
Cellulite is caused by the progressive failure of the circulatory system under the skin and marks the onset of extensive circulatory insufficiency throughout the body. One of the main factors contributing to this is the excessive concentration of free radicals in the body. Free radicals, along with other highly active chemicals, are found almost everywhere in our bodies. The problem arises when they are concentrated in large quantities. Whether our body produces free radicals or receives them from nutrition or the environment, the result is always the same: cell walls weaken and DNA molecules are destroyed. Over time, this leads to degradation of circulation which is responsible for cellulite.
Geraniol is an extracted plant oil derived from plants, such as geraniums and lemongrass. It contains over 67 compounds! It is a natural substance found in essential oils and it is used to improve the fragrance of cosmetic products. Plants containing it have the natural ability to repel insects.
Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger Essential Oil or Ginger Root Oil is derived from the root of the Zingiber officinale herb, better known as Ginger, named after the word “zingiberis” meaning “horn shaped.” It has been valued for thousands of years for its medicinal and culinary properties, particularly in ancient Chinese, Indian and Greek civilisations.
Ginger Essential Oil is rich in Gingerol, a component that is mostly known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. With a warm, sweet, woody, and spicy aroma that has an energising effect, Ginger Oil has earned the nickname “The Oil of Empowerment” for the feeling of confidence that it is known to inspire.
Ginger Essential Oil soothes redness, eliminates bacteria, inhibits the signs of skin damage and ageing, and restores colour and radiance to a dull complexion.
Ginger essential oil is effective in relieving muscle pains as it improves blood circulation, and can also reduce cellulite and symptoms of varicose veins.
The natural form of glycerin, known as vegetable glycerin or glycerol, is derived from plant-based oils, such as coconut oil or palm oil. It has a very light colour and is odourless. Plant glycerin is an organic compound that is water-soluble, absolutely safe and non-toxic, with amazing skin benefits!
It is a skin-replenishing and restoring ingredient, helping to maintain a healthy look and feel, defending against dryness and working to maintain skin’s moisture level. Essentially, glycerin is a master at hydration, and works best when combined with other replenishing and emollient ingredients.
Vegetable glycerin helps balance the skin’s pH level, does not clog the pores or cause breakouts, and acne. Instead, it helps smooth fine lines and microscopic wrinkles, leaving it smooth and silky.It also helps skin cells mature properly, thus assisting in the creation of the skin’s protective barrier. The anti-ageing properties of κέᾰρ products are further enhanced by the presence of natural glycerin. Soft, youthful, and wrinkle-free skin should be grateful to glycerin.
Glycine Soja Oil
Glycine Soja Oil is a natural emollient and moisturiser. Rich in proteins, minerals, and antioxidant Vitamin E, it protects the skin from free radical damage and the signs of aging, while stimulating cell renewal. Glycine is also a customised moisturiser, suitable for both dry and oily skin, keeping it soft and smooth and diminishes the appearance of blemishes.
Grape seed Oil
Vitis Vinifera (Grape seed) Oil is extracted from the seeds of red wine grapes and is loaded with powerful antioxidants, Vitamins C, D & E, beta-carotene, polyphenols and essential fatty acids. The linoleic acid found in grape seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties, doesn’t clog pores and is a commonly used moisturiser for acne-prone and sensitive skin. Together with Vitamin E it also speeds up the healing process and minimises scars, fine lines and wrinkles. Grape seed oil doesn’t leave an oily residue, as it dries upon application and quickly penetrates the skin due to its light and thin consistency.
The powerful flavonoids found in grape seed oil (especially proanthocyanidin), have strong antioxidant properties against free radicals, protect against the sun’s harsh UV rays, and increase collagen production, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin is healthy and youthful looking.
Grape seed oil is suitable for all skin types but is especially used by those with sensitive and/or acne prone skin as well as those with oily skin.
Green Clay was used in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, as a remedy for a variety of skin problems and digestive disorders. The clay’s green colour comes from a combination of iron oxides and decomposed plant matter, mostly kelp seaweed and other algae. It also contains trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, aluminium, silicon, copper, selenium, and cobalt.
Green Clay naturally removes impurities from the skin, like stale sebum, dead cells, dirt, pollution, bacteria, and toxins (its negatively charged ions attract and neutralise the positive charged of toxins). The clay gets activated when mixed with water or any other liquid.
With a slightly rough texture, it exfoliates gently and removes dead cells, without making skin feel dry and irritated. As a matter of fact, it is very gentle on the skin, and provides a soothing relief.
It also absorbs the excess oil, tightens the pores, tones the skin, eliminates sebum, blackheads, whiteheads and acne. It is rich in minerals that nourish the skin by increasing circulation, leaving you with fresh, clean and soft skin!
Hippophae rhamnoides Oil
Hippophae rhamnoides Oil (sea-buckthorn berry): The oil of sea-buckthorn is extracted from the fleshy fruit or seeds of sea-buckthorn berries. According to the legend, the ancient Greeks used sea-buckthorn leaves in racehorses diet. Its botanical name, Hippophae rhamnoides, which means “shiny horse”, refers to its ability to improve horses’ health and make their mane shiny and smooth.
The medicinal use of the plant and its fruit goes back just as far, with references found in Ancient Greek texts. Herbal remedies obtained from the plant were originally used to treat skin diseases and digestive issues. Various parts of the plant and its fruits were also traditionally used to lower fever, reduce internal inflammation, and treat colds and coughs.
This berry is a multi-nutrient powerhouse! It contains over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients, making it incredibly nourishing to skin cells, such as Vitamin E, Linoleic acid, Lycopene, Beta carotene, Palmitic acid. The rare fatty acids it contains, lock moisture into skin, nourish skin cells and form a protective barrier over them, eliminating dryness. Beta carotene gives skin a beautiful golden glow.
It is also rich in Vitamins C and E (Tocopherol) that boost circulation, regenerating skin cells and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sea-buckthorn oil has UV-blocking properties. It contains more than 60 antioxidants, amongst them powerful lycopene, that neutralise free radicals and protect against sun damage. Lycopene promotes collagen production and reduces the DNA damage leading to wrinkles.
Highly anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, it even helps prevent acne. Skin is healthier, smoother, softer, more even and radiant.
Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Oil
Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Oil has been known for about 2,500 years for its healing properties. The use of this herb began in Greece, where the renowned physicians like Hippocrates, Dioscorides, Theophrastus and Galen, used this herb for treating several illnesses and especially sword wounds. It got its common name from St. John the Baptist, whose birthday was June 24; the time the flowers usually bloom. “Wort” means “plant” in Old English.
St. John’s Wort is packed with powerful flavonoids that nourish the skin. It also has antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiviral properties that help transform stressed or broken skin by fighting free radicals (facial or body). St. John’s Wort oil speeds up tissue recovery by stimulating circulation of oxygenated blood to skin cells to activate repair, boost hydration, promote elasticity and improve texture. Whether you have oily or dry complexion, this herb will do wonders to your skin.
Ivy Leaf Extract
Ivy (Hedera helix) is a plant known to our ancestors for its therapeutic and cosmetic properties. Ancient Greeks had dedicated Ivy to Dionysus (Bacchus). Dioscorides and Theophrastus considered ivy a cure-for-all diseases. Ivy also symbolised the warriors’ victory.
Ivy leaf extract aids to eliminate excess fluid from the tissues, improving the skin’s lymphatic drainage. It also helps to effectively remove toxins and wastes resulting in a younger looking complexion. Due to its anti-microbial and soothing properties, it is ideal for oily skin, as it normalises oiliness, while it is also perfect for all skin types. Ivy leaf extract moisturises, stimulates the formation of new cells, tightens, removes puffiness, tones the skin, and protects it from the harsh effects of the environment. It is also used to treat sunburns and fight cellulite.
Lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil has been used for centuries for its cleansing and healing properties. Ancient Egyptians used it as a perfume and Romans for purifying their baths. Its scent calms the body and the mind, removes stress, fights insomnia and improves mood.
Lavender oil has antibacterial properties that keep skin pores healthy and clean, reducing acne and oiliness. It has the ability to balance the skin’s moisture level.
It also detoxifies the body, reduces fluid retention and fights cellulite.
Citrus limonum (lemon) oil
Lemon essential oil comes from cold-pressing the lemon peel, that is actually the most nutrient-dense portion of the lemon, as it contains phytonutrients.
It has an invigorating and refreshing scent, and purifying and cleaning properties. Lemon essential oil benefits your skin by reducing acne, while nourishing and hydrating damaged skin. Because of it strong anti-oxidant properties, lemon oil is able to reduce cell and tissue damage caused by free radicals. The antimicrobial compounds found in lemon essential oil can treat skin issues naturally, such as blisters, insect bites, greasy and oily conditions, cuts, wounds.
Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) oil
A little history: Pistacia lentiscus (var. chia), commonly known as the mastic tree, is a variety of a Mediterranean shrub. The tree flourishes throughout the island of Chios, especially in the southern part, where the climate is warm and dry. There, the ‘tears’ of resin exuded from the tree, set and dry on exposure to air to form mastic; a unique agricultural product, distinct for its place of origin and way of production, as well as its properties and multiple applications.
It is exclusively a Greek product and has been designated in 1997 by the European Union as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product.
Mastic has been used for more than 2,500 years as a traditional Greek medicine for treating several conditions, such as stomach and peptic ulcers. The great historian Herodotus (5th century BC) wrote that the Greeks used to chew the dried resinous liquid flowing from the mastic tree bark. Chios mastic was the first natural gum of the ancient world.
In ancient Greece, Hippocrates, Galen, Dioscorides and Theophrastos often point to its beneficial properties.
In the 1st century A.D., Dioscorides, the distinguished pharmacologist of antiquity, lists all therapeutic and aesthetic properties of mastic known at the time in his “De Materia Medica” (About Medical Substances) treatise: “It’s good for the stomach”, he writes, “and is added to teeth cleaning remedies and face creams, because it promotes skin radiance. When chewed it helps scent breath and strengthens the gums”. As for mastic essential oil, he notes that “it cleanses the face and gives it the colour of health”.
Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus, var. chia) essential oil is produced by distilling the natural mastic with steam and its aroma is distinctive and woody, with a sense of freshness. It has been proved to have antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Its ingredients cleanse and whiten the skin, while helping to tighten tissues.
At the same time, by controlling the excretion of sebum, mastic oil significantly reduces problems associated with oily skin, such as a shiny appearance, acne or black spots. Because collagen production is boosted, frequent use helps soften lines and wrinkles, and ensures greater elasticity.
κέᾰρ products containing mastic, give both face and body a youthful and healthy appearance, thus confirming ancient beliefs regarding the beneficial contribution of Chios resin to beauty.
Myrrh essential oil
Myrrh essential oil contains many ingredients, each of which is toxic on its own; yet myrrh is one of the safest, mild and sweet essential oils of nature.
Myrrh Oil is rich in health-enhancing compounds in, such as terpenoids and sesquiterpenes. Both of them have inflammation-fighting and antioxidant effects. Sesquiterpenes can affect certain parts of our brain, helping us remain calm and balanced. This essential oil helps stimulate cell tissues, support proper circulation and restore physical energy.
It strengthens and activates the immune system and protects the body from infections. Myrrh oil, thanks to its antimicrobial and anti-viral properties, does not allow the growth of viruses in the human body.
Olive Fruit Oil
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, it nourishes the skin, reinforces its elasticity and replenishes the precious lipids of the epidermis. Its high content in Vitamin E and polyphenols protect against skin ageing. Besides, it is also a great hydrator for all skin types, even sensitive and combination, as it contains high amounts of linoleic fatty acid.
Ancient Greek poet Homer used to call olive oil “liquid gold”, and it was, in fact, a common skin care ingredient used by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans.
Olive Leaf Extract
Olea Europaea (Olive leaf) Extract
Derived from olive leaves, this emollient plant extract is rich in antioxidants including oleuropeine and hydroxytyrosol, which fight free radicals and protect the skin from premature ageing. Additionally, the vitamin E found in olive leaves helps soothe oxidative stress in the upper layers of the epidermis by eliminating toxins, minimising the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and blemishes.
Olive leaf extract can also prevent DNA damage in the skin caused by UV radiation, while its moisturising properties make it beneficial for dry skin types.
History: the ancient Greeks used the juice from the olive leaves as a natural antibiotic.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) oil is a natural astringent with powerful antibacterial and toning properties. It is rich in antioxidant Vitamin C, which increases blood flow to the skin and stimulates the production of collagen. Orange essential oil is rich in limonene, which is a powerful defence against oxidative stress. Stimulates blood circulation by ensuring that each skin cell receives rich nutrient-rich blood to keep it healthy and functional.
With powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, orange essential oil soothes dry, irritated skin and acne-prone skin, and has an uplifting, citrus aroma.
Polyphenols are substances found in plants, which also treat pollution and free radicals effectively, due to their antioxidant activity. High-quality olive oil contains hydroxytyrosol, a polyphenol with the highest level of free radical absorption activity ever reported for a natural antioxidant.
PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT (Pomegranate extract)
Ancient scriptures and artefacts from many religions and cultures have acknowledged the wonderful nutritional and medicinal properties of Pomegranate. In ancient Greece, pomegranate was used to treat diseases such as arthritis, circulatory and digestive problems, and infections. In the verses of the Odyssey, Homer mentions it as part of the gardens of Alcinous (probably in Sicily). Hippocrates acknowledged its medical value and described it as the “miraculous fruit”. The goddess Aphrodite linked her name to the origin of the pomegranate as, according to the legend, she was the one who planted the first pomegranate tree in Cyprus.
Believed to have originated from Persia and Asia, Pomegranate is the orange-sized fruit of a deciduous shrub botanically called Punica granatum, which consists of a large number of soft, red, edible arils contained in a thick red outer covering. Pomegranates may have been domesticated as early as the 5th millennium BC, as they were one of the first fruit trees to be domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean region.
Pomegranates are rich in Vitamins C and B5, Polyphenol, potassium and other minerals and nutrients which help maintain a healthy body. The healing benefits of this berry are often attributed to the antioxidants and punicic acid found in its rich oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the fruit and has ample health and beauty benefits.
The natural antioxidants present in pomegranate seed oil help to protect the skin from the harmful free radicals, aid in regulating the production of sebum and help treat hormonal imbalances in the body, consequently treating and preventing acne. The moisturizing effect of this nutrient-rich oil revitalizes and rejuvenates the skin to help it look smooth, soft and flawless.
Pomegranate extracts exert their positive effects by extending the life of fibroblasts, the cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin, the components that give strength and support to the skin.
The punicic acid in pomegranate seed oil helps to increase the production, and reduce the breakdown of collagen fibers, thereby preventing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of ageing on the skin. Antioxidants like Vitamin C enhance skin elasticity, improve skin tone and balance the skin’s pH level to create healthy, radiant and youthful skin.
This oil helps to treat skin problems like eczema, psoriasis and sunburns. Its potent healing qualities are helpful in repairing wounds, cuts, pimples, cracks and other break outs on the skin without leaving any scars or marks behind.
Propolis was introduced in ancient Greece and Egypt as a natural antiseptic and preservative, while the name propolis was chosen for its meaning of “defender of the city”. It is a resin the bees make from tree bark, leaves, and many other ingredients, to seal the beehive from any intruder, making it the most hygienic environment in nature. Propolis is a natural antibiotic, disinfectant, antiviral, anti-fungal, and antiseptic product. Propolis balances moisture, heals and soothes the skin, providing a healthier, more vibrant complexion.
Rock Crystal Salt
Rock Crystal Salt contains all its natural trace minerals but has none of the additives found in processed salts. With a balanced content in magnesium, calcium, and iodine, in addition to sodium, rock crystal salt promotes a soft and smooth skin, while gently removing dead cells. Relieves physical fatigue, cramps, muscle aches and joint pains, as well as detoxifies and improves circulation.
Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) Oil is one of the most potent essential oils. Deriving from rosemary, a herb considered sacred by ancient Greeks, as it was a gift from Aphrodite. Students wore rosemary wreaths when they were passing tests, because it helped them concentrate and remember.
it is a rich antioxidant having the same free radical fighting power as goji berry. Containing a wide array of nutrients such as iron, calcium, vitamins, and antioxidants, it helps stimulate cell renewal, promoting healthy healing, while replenishing skin moisture levels. Thanks to its multiple benefits, it promotes freshness, improves elasticity, adds shine, and strengthens cell protection; and all this is due to its high antioxidant content.
Sage Leaf Water
Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Water
A little history: Sage goes back in time many years. It was used by Ancient Egyptians as a fertility drug, while Greek physician Dioscorides recommended sage juice in warm water for hoarseness and coughs. Herbalists used it externally to treat sprains, swelling, ulcers, and bleeding.
Sage can keep your skin healthy and beautiful, as it is rich in antioxidants, essential oils and vitamins. The antioxidants reverse the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Loaded with calcium and Vitamin A, it protects the skin against the assault of free radicals and aids in daily cell regeneration, minimising spider veins and delaying the onset of facial wrinkles.
The antibacterial properties of this amazing herb prevent the occurrence of skin infections. It also possesses antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help cure acne as well as relieve the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.
Algae (seaweed) Extract
Seaweed is a miracle ingredient full of incredible therapeutic benefits for skin, that has been used in skin care for thousands of years. It conditions, hydrates, softens and detoxifies the skin, replenishing essential vitamins and minerals.
The wealth of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants in seaweed keeps the skin revitalised, moisturised, and youthful. These elements guard the skin against the harmful effects of environmental pollutants and eliminate toxins. A blend of marine minerals, amino acids, sea proteins and polysaccharides deeply hydrate, protect and renew.
Also, thanks to the fatty acids they contain, they deeply moisturise and improve skin elasticity. Seaweed enhance blood micro-circulation and reduce excessive fluid retention.
Sodium Palm Kernelate
Sodium Palm Kernelate is the sodium salt of the fatty acids that derives from the oil of the oil Palm Kernel.
Sodium Palmitate is a common saturated fatty acid found in fats and waxes including olive oil, palm oil, and body lipids.
Sunflower seed Oil
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) seed Oil: Its botanical name comes from the Greek words “helios”, meaning sun and “anthos”, meaning flower. It is a superb source of antioxidant Vitamins A, C & E with strong free radical and sun damage scavenging activities. It supports the elastin and collagen content in your skin, which in turn protects the skin from premature ageing.
Although it is technically an oil, it acts as a barrier to keep moisture within the skin, leaving no oily residue. Omega-6 found in Helianthus Annuus seed oil (oleic and linoleic acids) boost the production of new cells, ensuring a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance and have a calming effect on the skin.
Sweet almond Oil
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond) Oil is a mild, light textured hypoallergenic oil, safe for sensitive skin, including baby skin. In fact, it is the best massage oil for infants. Pure sweet almond oil contains Vitamin E (Tocopherol), one of the most potent antioxidants known. When applied regularly, your skin is protected from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage. Proteins in sweet almond oil stimulate cellular turnover, oxygenate skin cells and reverse free-radical damage, leaving a smooth and balanced complexion. Sweet almond oil reduces moisture loss, by forming a barrier on the surface of the skin, keeping it soft and supple. κέᾰρ combines it with other plant-based essential oils for amazing results.
It is essential for the biosynthesis of collagen – which is the connective tissue of the skin – as it helps the skin improve its elasticity and firmness.
- It reduces the excessive accumulation of elastin in photo-aged skin.
- It helps the skin stay soft and smooth.
- It reduces pigment composition by contributing to the discoloration of age-related spots.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) has antioxidant properties and protects the skin against free radicals, which are responsible for the formation of wrinkles, helps treat skin irritations and relieves sunburn as it provides excellent hydration. Vitamin E has been proven to be one of the leading natural ingredients in anti-ageing remedies, as it promotes a younger complexion by boosting collagen production, while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Vitamin E protects the lipid structures of the skin, as well as the proteins from oxidation. Due to its lipophilic nature, Vitamin E is fast-absorbed by the skin. The combination of Vitamin C and E provides protection against UV radiation.
A rich blend of natural beeswax and antioxidant olive oil together with a bespoke fusion of nutrient-rich botanicals and essential oils, respect the skin and restore its natural beauty.
κέᾰρ labs created the first ever liquid beeswax balm in the form of body oil. Non-greasy and lightweight, they seal in moisture and protect against dryness, ensuring our body receives the same care as our face.
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