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AHAs, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids, if you want to get technical are water soluble acids renowned for their exfoliating abilities. Derived from natural sources (such as fruits and sugar cane) AHAs work by dissolving the bonds that glue dead skin cells together, helping to alleviate the look and feel of grey, dulling skin. This makes AHAs ideal for dry, sun damaged or ageing skin as they not only increase cellular turnover – hello radiance – but also improve the moisture content of skin for a more radiant, hydrated complexion. Their smaller molecular structure also makes them ideal for sensitive skin types, as they are less likely to cause irritation than BHAs.
There are many organic compounds that are essential to the health of your body, none more so than Amino Acids. These compounds are the building blocks of protein and play a crucial role in many biological processes as they make up a large proportion of our cells, muscles and tissues.
Apple pectin is more than just an ingredient you will find in your kitchen cupboards. Originating in the walls of plants cells, this complex carbohydrate has the ability to deliver long-lasting hydration and enhance cell activity for a renewed and regenerated complexion.
Apricot oil, or apricot kernel oil, is extracted from the seeds of apricots and is used across the globe in everything from facial oils to body oils and even moisturisers. When pressed, these seeds release a light-weight oil that is known for its vitamin packed content and famed for its ability to soothe and nourish the skin.
One of the key ingredients in our Blue Diamond Collection are arabinogalactans. Read on to discover their magical benefits and why you should be including them in your daily skincare regime. First of all, it is important to understand what rababinogalactans are. These are polysaccharides derived fromnasturtium (watercress). They work to protect our skin from hypoxic stress and stimulate cellular transport of oxygen by synthesis of cytoglobin (a protein, which facilitates diffusion of oxygen through tissues.) What is hypoxic stress, and what does it mean for my skin? To make it easier to understand - imagine that your skin cells need a lot of oxygen to properly work. Hypoxic stress happens when the skin does not get enough oxygen and as a result, it loses tissue integrity, which affects the skin’s ability to heal, renew, and directly affects skin’s fibroblasts, which keep skin firm. By fighting against hypoxic stress and accelerating the oxygenation of the skin, arabinogalactans are essential to maintain your skin with a more refined texture and a healthier glow.
Condition - Puffy eyes. Cause - Sleepless nights, hormones and quite possibly, the extra glass of wine you swore you wouldn’t have. Whatever the reason, puffy eyes is one of the most highly searched beauty concerns across the world but today ladies, gentlemen, the search is finally over. And it is all thanks to a little herb who goes by the name of arnica. Let us introduce you…