Key Ingredients- Week 2

To keep you in the know, RSL continues with our series of informative newsletters, highlighting our standard line up of formulating ingredients.

Organic Geranium elegantly slides into our line up, right behind horsetail. Having been used for centuries in topical skin care applications this elegant flower packs a beautiful punch. Its forte lies in it’s incessant regeneration of skin tissue. Proving to be excellent for rebuilding scarred, damaged, and broken down skin cells, Geranium is prolific in renewing even severely burned skin without leaving any discoloration or scarring behind. Distilled from the fragrant leaves of the rose geranium (not the common geranium found in many windowsills), geranium effectively balances hormones, treats acne, inflammation, wounds, and WRINKLES.

Having hung around the personal care products industry since the first century B.C., despite an onslaught of new fangled pharmaceutical ingredients to contend with, organic comfrey has been healing wounds and regenerating epidermal cells “from the beginning”. The Greek physician Dioscorides praised comfrey's healing and restorative powers in the first medicinal herbal publication ever written. Today we know that allantoin is what makes comfrey so essential to anti-aging skin care. Renowned for its calming effect on inflammation, comfrey substantially stimulates cell renewal and re-growth, along with supportive effects to the immune system. As the skin is the first line of defense in the body’s immune response arsenal, comfrey not only keeps you looking fresh and young, but enhances overall health and wellness. Thank you comfrey.

Humbly bringing up the rear is the underappreciated, overlooked, and forever maligned Organic Dandelion . Considered by most to be a pesky weed, RSL is here to set the record straight and raise Dandelion up to its well deserved glory. As a wild plant that has not been cultivated like most others, dandelion retains its high mineral content and passes this onto us in a highly bio-available form. Having originated in Greece, its botanical name comes from the Greek words “disorder” and “remedy”. It has blown itself into the four corners of the world and today is used as a thousand year old remedy for breast cancer in China, a cure for AIDS in Toaist Herbalism, and in Costa Rica is sold as a remedy for diabetes. Dandelion contains chemicals called eudesmanolides, which are found in no other herb. Other components include sterols, flavonoids, and mucilage. These are all highly revered antioxidants, preventing the degeneration of skin cells and DNA. A key to anti-aging is preventing free radical damage. Dandelion kicks free radical booty and is why we include it religiously in our skin care formulation menu. Next time you blow its parachute-tufted seeds while making a wish, take a moment to say thank you to our faithful and humble skin care servant….Dandelion.