Bamboo is one of the highest sources of natural silica which is responsible for it's incredible strength, and suppleness. Silica is one of the most important constituents in human collagen where it plays a key role in improving elasticity. Like all other building blocks of collagen the levels will decline with the natural aging process. Bamboo Extract is also supportive of the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans which play a key role in moisture retention.
The use of topical products containing Bamboo Extract, with its abundant natural silica, is one of the easiest ways to help restore healthy skin.
Silica, a main component in the chemical make-up of collagen – a fibrous protein that, due to its flexible yet stable structure, plumps and firms the skin – prevents premature aging and delays the appearance of wrinkles to promote a radiant, youthful appearance.
Bamboo Skincare polishes and evens the uppermost layer of the skin, leaving it fresh, soft and vibrant.
Bamboo Extract boasts a combination of beneficial actives: it is anti-irritant making it a great choice for sensitive skin; it is anti-oxidant making it a great choice for protective products; it is nutrient rich, making it a great choice for deficient skin; and it is a key element in collagen, responsible for the underlying structure of skin and helps to improve the over all appearance. Bamboo Extract is an easy solution to protecting the integrity of the skin.
Silica is a relatively unknown mineral which is absolutely astounding bearing in mind what it does for the body, which is nothing short of miraculous. Also known as Silicon, it is a combination of silicon and oxygen, the two most abundant elements on our planet. It is within the grass that herbivores eat whilst meat eating animals have much less of it within their bodies. Silica is found in many vegetables including leafy greens and onions as well as whole grains.
Silica is absolutely essential to bone growth and for the development of the body. When you are young, your body has abundant levels of silica which is why children normally have beautiful silky hair, soft skin and perfect nails. We are born with large amounts of silica and low amounts of calcium and as we age, we lose silica and our bodies deposit calcium in our glands which leads to what is termed “calcification” of our tissues and the eventual loss of gland functions. Calcium requires vitamin D3 for its absorption but it also requires silica for the utilisation of calcium into building strong bones and teeth. A calcium deficiency is invariably associated with a deficiency in silica. Several studies have indicated that people with broken bones heal a lot quicker when silica levels are high irrespective of their calcium levels in the bloodstream. In fact, without silica your body could break apart!
Silica also promotes proper mineral balance between calcium and magnesium within the body. This mineral balance in turn helps with hormonal balance. This hormonal balance in turn is important because it is precisely hormonal imbalances that lead to osteoporosis. By achieving hormonal balance and its ability to enhance bone mineralisation, silica is invaluable in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and ideally every good calcium supplement should have some silica within the formulation.
Inspired by the healing powers of ancient Spa Therapies, our Sea Minerals Collection is a wonderful reinvigorating and refreshing range to recreate that luxurious spa experience everyday. Sea Minerals will transform that bathroom into a sanctuary helping both mind and body benefit from a daily spa ritual.
Marine plants and extracts are known for revitalising your skin. Sea kelp may not sound particularly glamourous or appealing when it comes to beauty, but this mineral and antioxidant rich seaweed is incredibly nourishing for the skin and is used in my Sea Minerals Collection facial serums, eye creams and body butters and scrub because of its potent anti-ageing properties.
Marine plants are very resilient as they have to survive in extreme, often-changing, environments, which makes them very valuable in skincare and helps prevent damage to amino acids and protects the cell’s membrane.
This further protects against damage caused by free radicals, highly unstable molecules which accelerate the ageing process by attacking healthy cells and damaging collagen. The extract can also ‘re-organise’ the cell membrane to reverse cell damage and restore them to their healthy state.
Sea Kelp contains acids that can bind to toxins in your body, penetrates your skin and draws out impurities.
Natural health proponents maintain that high levels of toxins in the environment overwhelm various systems in the body, including metabolic processes and the immune system.
Sea Minerals contain 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. These essential minerals naturally occur in our bodies but must be replenished, as they are lost throughout the day. These minerals are known to treat, detoxify, and cleanse our bodies.
Pure Rose Water
My Pure Rose Water is all natural, organic, made with distilled water and contains no additives....no witch hazel or glycerin. You may add your own if you wish. For best results and lengthen the freshness of the Rose Water storing in the refrigerator is recommended.
My Pure Rose Water is culinary food grade for human consumption also....makes a wonderful Rose tea!
Rose water is great for all skin types. It has gentle anti-bacterial properties to it and can help relieve redness and inflammation in the skin. This makes it a great product to use for those who suffer with acne or chronic redness. It won't dry out your skin, so it's great for those with dry skin, too. It has been known to help with under-eye circles and softening of early signs of aging. It also is great to use on skin irritations, such as bug bites or sun burns.
One of the main benefits of rose water is that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated skin. Some people also use roses as a rich source of antioxidants, which can help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue. These properties, proponents believe, make rose water particularly beneficial to people with sensitive skin.
Those with dry skin sometimes use rose water as a moisturizer. The idea behind this is that sugars found in rose petals add to rose water's soothing effect, and its natural oils trap moisture in the skin, helping it feel and look smoother. Some experts even believe that rose water can play a role in reducing damage from sun exposure. Too much sun destroys elastin, the fibers that give your skin its ability to stretch. When those fibers break down, they cause your skin to lose firmness and sag. There's some evidence that rose water may help decrease damage to the skin's elastin fibers and prevent wrinkles, but researchers are still testing this theory.
Rosewater is Awesome for Hair too.... really a natural moisturizer that can reinstate your hair from too much summer sun, saltwater, blow trying and can repair damage.