Heading up our superstar menu…Organically grown Aloe Vera. The Egyptians revered this succulent, and Cleopatra mashed up the gel of this plant onto her infamously beautiful face every day. This is a substance of perpetual youth and rapid healing. Naturally occurring MSM in the aloe vera leaf lends to this plants rejuvenating properties. Natural plant steroids and salicylic acid are delivered in the gel of aloe vera, and skin is youthened and nourished, as well as soothed in the summer heat. Great for sun burns, toning, shrinking of pores, and a great source of silicon for the skin to recreate itself in the most beautiful manner possible. This is the first ingredient in many of our lotions, rather than the more common first ingredient found in your competitors ingredient decks…WATER. (for a great after sun cooler try out ASC Organic After Sun Cooler)
Gotu Kola will always be found at the top of our menu. In ancient China, Gotu Kola was the principle ingredient in a famous elixir called Fo Ti Tieng, a brew that had an astounding reputation as “Fountain of Youth”. Gotu Kola works specifically to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, as well as the manufacture of new skin cells. This translates into beautiful, renewed, supple skin. Gotu Kola greatly enhances the integrity and vascularization of connective tissue and skin, hastens wound healing, improves elasticity and rejuvenates blood vessels for improved circulation to the skin. Need I say more?
Trailing right behind is old reliable Horsetail. How we love to sing the praises of this extremely effective active ingredient. Named for its resemblance to the tassle on a mare’s nether parts, there is no other source of silica more concentrated than Horsetail. Why do we care about silica? Not only is silica a major building block for hair, skin, and nails, but Silica is the age old secret to beauty. Hair, nails, and skin all thrive on silica, drinking it up like water in a desert. The mineral silicon possesses many hidden properties, one of which is its ability to be transformed into calcium. Silicon is a “conscious” mineral. It seems to posses a form of intelligence. That is why all of our computers are coming from “The Silicon valley” and are based on silicon technology. This is also why crystals and crystal healing are so popular….crystals are made of silicon. It is also why silicon possesses such healing and beautifying properties. Many believe that the application of this mineral has a tendency to manifest a more refined and perfected physical appearance. The skin knows exactly how to use silica to make itself the best that it can be.
To Be Continued Next Week…….stay tuned, and in the meantime, have the best day ever!