How green tea, jojoba, kojic acid, and lactic acid affect aging skin

Green Tea Oil

Green Tea Oil is a rich source of omega 3,6 and 9 fatty acids. plus Vitamin E and polyphenols, making it a strong emollient.

Green Tea Oil is a superb antioxidant, due to its unique EGCG’s which protect the skin from free radical damage, reducing aging of the skin.

Laboratory skin analysis of women treated with Green Tea Oil showed a significant improvement in their elastic tissue content, after 8 weeks of external and internal use.

 

Jojoba Oil / Butter / Wax

Out of over 350,000 plant species, jojoba seeds are the only ones which produce a wax-like substance, when pressed, not an oil.
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This ‘liquid wax’ is almost identical to the oil which our skin produces, so it keeps skin plump, hydrated and supple.
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Jojoba ‘Oil’s’ close resemblance to our own natural oils, causes it to be readily absorbed. It penetrates deeply into the pores of the skin, promoting a glowing skin, and a youthful tone.
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Jojoba contains Alpha, delta, and gamma forms of Vitamin E, which counteract free radicals, and heal damaged skin.

Jojoba is rich in Omega 9 (Oleic acid), which boosts the lipid (oil) content of the skin, and repairs the skin’s barrier function. This helps protect delicate, aging skin.

Omega 9 in improves moisture levels, and helps the skin retain its own moisture, leading to improved softness, hydration, and elasticity.

 
 

Kojic Acid

Kojic acid, found abundantly in shiitake mushroom extract, brightens skin by slowing the production of the enzyme responsible for melanin and dark spots.

If your skin tone is uneven, or if you have sun-related dark spots, mushroom extracts are a safe, natural way to brighten the skin, and fade sunspots and scars.

Shiitake mushroom’s kojic acid, is renowned as a skin lightener, and is useful as a natural alternative to dangerous, and often toxic, chemical skin lighteners, such as hydroquinone, which has recently been linked to skin cancer.

Shiitake mushrooms have been used for skin lightening in Japan, Korea and China for centuries, yet has only recently been discovered in the Western world,

 
 

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid treats scaly, dry skin, by increasing moisture in the skin layers, due to its humectant properties. However, due to its many contraindications, it cannot be classified as a safe option:
  • It may cause stinging and burning in those with aging, thin skin.
  • Many people apply creams in such a manner that the cream can enter the eye, and lactic acid will cause burning of the mucus membranes of the eye.
  • Using lactic acid in excess of the prescribed dose, will worsen skin conditions.
  • Lactic acid use can cause hyper-sensitivity to sun.
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