Skin Firming Cream - Plant Complex
A rich, fast-absorbing cream that aims to increase skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles, and facial signs of aging.
A cream with the a blend of oil, butter and actives. Actives are chosen for their effectiveness to address elastase, hyaluronidase and collagenase. The science behind the ingredients can be found here in the paper
Benaiges, A, et al. “Study of the Refirming Effect of a Plant Complex.” Advances in Pediatrics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aug. 1998, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18505506
This is an annual or biannual plant and the fruits are used in this extract. The fruit contains actives in the flavonolignans category: silybin, silydianin, silychristin. The flavonolignans are added for free radical scavenger action and its anti-elastase properties.
Widely found across Europe and the leaves are used in the extract. The leaves have tannins and flavonoids. These tannins exhibit anti-elastase activity.
This plant has two different types of stems: the sterile stems and the fertile stems that appear during the Spring. Fertile stems are used as a cosmetic raw material, because of its abundant mineral components, especially silicon, and flavone compounds. Silicon content helps stabilize the glycosaminoglycans in the connective tissue.
Amino acids and vitamins from soy beans, wheat germ, alfalfa and radish are added because of their stimulating action on fibroblastic protein synthesis.
Horse Chestnut Seed
Contains escin which inhibits enzymes including collagenase, hyaluronidase, beta-glucuronidase, and elastase to increase capillary permeability.
Check out our blog post for more information on skin elasticity, causes and the science behind the ingredients
|INCI||Where it comes from||What it does|
Active - Silymarin
Free radical scavenger
Active - Tannins
Active - Silicon
Stabilize the glycosaminoglycans in the connective tissue
Glycine Soja Seed Extract
Raphanus Sativus Seed Extract
Germinated seeds from soybean, alfalfa, radish and wheat germ
Actives - Amino acids and proteins
|Stimulating fibroblastic protein synthesis|
|Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract||
Horse Chestnut seeds
Active - Escin
Inhibits enzymes such as hyaluronidase and collagenase
- Anti-elastase activity
- Skin mechanical properties such as elasticity
- Reduction of wrinkles
- Restore elasticity
- Increase collagen formation
- Reduce wrinkles
Suitable for dry, oily, dull, mature, problem, sensitive or combination skin types.
All natural components, allergen free, GMO free, paraben free, silicone free, fragrance free
Vegan product. Not tested on animals.
How to use:
Apply two to three pumps and massage on the face and neck. Do not apply on broken skin. For external use only.
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Dimethyl Sulfone, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Stearate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Decyl Glucoside, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Glycine Soja Seed Extract, Triticum Vulgare Seed Extract, Medicago Sativa Seed Extract, Raphanus Sativus Seed Extract, Arnica Montana Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Decylene Glycol
The cream is packaged in an airless pump dispenser.