PURIFIED RAIN/GLACIER WATER
In nature, flowing water contains an energy vortex that reduces impurities and increases the amount of dissolved oxygen it holds. The energy and valuable health benefits of this 'living water' is lost when the water is transported in restrictive pipes and not allowed to flow naturally. With a combination of ancient technique and modern science, the revitalized water process restores the natural energy of water by running it through a vortex of quartz crystals and silver coils, flushing away impurities and increasing dissolved oxygen levels.
Water in this newly revitalized state holds fewer impurities, making it easier to integrate with the body's skin cells. And because it is a more effective solvent, it makes the membranes of the skin more receptive to the beneficial effects of face 4 humanity's product.
ROSEHIP (Rosa canina)
Wild crafted and cold pressed in Chile, this oil is rich in transretinoic acid and essential fatty acids. Clinically proven to reduce scarring, wrinkles and other age related conditions on the skin.
HORSETAIL HERB (Equisetum arvense)
Rich in minerals - particularly silica, glutathione and vitamin C, Horsetail remineralizes and acts as an anti-oxidant, astringent and local decongestant. It is known to help minimize old scars and helps to boost collagen production. A great herb for use in anti-aging skin care.
ROSEMARY (Rosemarinus officinalis)
Rosemary has been utilized since the first century AD for its curative and rejuvenating properties. Applied to the skin, rosemary helps strengthen the capillaries. For this reason it is a common ingredient in many cosmetics, including skin toners, creams, soaps and hair products. Rosemary extract also has a long history of medicinal uses including the treatment of ailments ranging from digestive disorders to headaches. Recent research has attributed even more benefits to this remarkable herb, including its ability to help prevent cancer and age-related skin damage, boost liver functioning and act as a mild diuretic to help reduce swelling.
Hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the joints and deeper layers of skin, has been dubbed "the key to the fountain of youth". Frequently used to reduce dryness, itching and burning, hyaluronic acid also promotes healing and the growth of new cells. An active ingredient in many topical anti-aging treatments, hyaluronic acid has proven itself highly effective at plumping and firming sagging skin, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, treating acne scars and healing damaged skin. Hyaluronic acid readily attaches itself to collagen and elastin fibers and is easily absorbed by the deepest layers of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid does not occur naturally in plants but in 2009, after years of research, a method of producing 'clean' hyaluronic acid from plant cells was verified, providing a more efficient and ethical way of making this polysaccharide for biomedical purposes. face 4 humanity products use plant-based hyaluronic acid only.
RED CLOVER EXTRACT (Trifolium pratense)
The wild perennial red clover is considered a weed by some, but its nutrient-rich flowers are widely used in both modern and traditional medicines. Red clover is a powerful antioxidant and an all-natural alternative therapy for a variety of ailments. This legume is a rich source of isoflavones - valuable additions to skin care products for their ability to stimulate the development of new skin cells, reduce the breakdown of collagen and prevent fats in the skin from turning into aggressive compounds. Isoflavones have been clinically shown to reduce wrinkles and prevent age related skin damage.
Red clover also contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, thiamine, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, chromium and potassium. Red clover ointments are frequently effective in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema.
LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Licorice root is one of the most popular herbs in the world. Its properties as a natural whitening agent make licorice extract an invaluable active ingredient in many skin care products. Age and long-term exposure to the sun can result in skin discoloration, "age spots" and hyper-pigmentation. When their effects are visible - especially in the areas around the face and eyes - topical formulations that include licorice extract can help reduce variations in skin tone. The glabridin found in licorice extract helps inhibit melanin production by hampering production of tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for producing melanin. Glabridin also has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
In additional to skin lightening, licorice has been shown to protect the skin from external threats such as bacteria and to help shield it from the sun's harmful rays, thereby helping to keep skin looking younger and hyper-pigmentation from reoccurring.
AVOCADO OIL (Persea gratissima)
Avocados yield an extremely deep-penetrating oil, rich in vitamins A, D and E, as well as potassium - commonly known as the mineral of youth. They also contain proteins, beta-carotene, lecithin and more than twenty percent essential unsaturated fatty acids. Their high concentrations of sterolins help to reduce the appearance of age spots, sun damage and scars. It is the sterolins (sometimes called plant steroids) in the oil that help soften the skin and impart an enhanced moisturizing effect. Avocado oil is easily absorbed into deep tissue where it significantly increases the amount of collagen in the skin. With its wonderfully emollient properties avocado oil is an ideal ingredient for mature, dehydrated, sun or climate damaged skin. It also helps to relieve the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema.
MACADAMIA OIL (Macadamia ternifolia)
Macadamia nut oil is highly stable and effective for virtually all skin types but it is especially beneficial for dry and mature skin, primarily as a result of its high concentration of palmitoleic acid - the highest concentration of any plant oil. Palmitoleic acid is naturally present in human sebum during youth, but it diminishes considerably as one ages. Palmitoleic acid softens and moisturizes mature skin and also helps heal mild wounds. Macadamia nut oil is light, non-greasy and absorbed very easily by the skin and the scalp where it helps cells rejuvenate. It is effective at preventing sunburns and helps the skin retain its moisture. Macadamia oil also acts as an anti-oxidant, preventing damage to skin cells by free radicals.