Meet our Ingredients: Prickly Pear, Papyrus, Tuberose, Japanese Cucumber

Gaias Lab

Posted on September 07 2017

We got our hands on several exotic ingredients that are great for the skin on your face and eyes.

1. Prickly Pear Leaf Extract - otherwise known as 'Nopal' from Mexico where the plant is featured on their flag. Traditionally used in food and medicine since the 16th century,  it is incorporated in our creams for a variety of reasons.

Prickly pear benefits include antioxidant properties which are beneficial in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and helpful in increasing the skin defense system. 

2. Papyrus Leaf - often used in ancient Egypt to make paper as a writing medium. The leaf extract of Papyrus is helpful in rebuilding the moisturizing film on the skin, maintaining the elasticity of the skin, limiting dryness, and maximizing hydration. It helps to provide your skin with better protection against harsh elements such as UV, pollution, etc. 

3. Tuberose - a white heliotrope flower that originated in Mexico and introduced to Europe in the 16th century.  Now cultivated in India, North Africa, and China, tuberose is mainly used in perfumes. 

Tuberose extract, though, is used in our eye serum to decrease the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles.

4. Kyuri - Cucumis is native to Asia and grows wild in the Himalayas.  It is known commonly as the cucumber and the plant has been extensively researched for its skincare benefits over the years. We have obtained the extract from the cucumber variety grown in Japan called Kyuri that decreases puffiness under the eyes. 

 

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