The common nettle is not as common as it seems – it remains one of the most valuable medicinal herbs. Although usually treated as a tiresome weed, it must possess exceptional qualities if it is to survive even in the harshest environments. Despite being meticulously researched by scientists, it can still cause surprises as to its qualities, unmatched by any other plant. It is rich in folic acid, iron and a plethora of vitamin C, calcium, silicon – substances that strengthen, cleanse and regenerate the human body.
The large chlorophyll content in nettle leaves, as well as the presence of mineral salts and microelements, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and fully absorbent iron, acetylcholine, carotenoids, phytosterols and flavonoids – all these substances are not indifferent to the condition of our skin. Nettle nourishes, regenerates and smoothens the skin. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-free radical and anti-wrinkle properties and is irreplaceable in treatment of skin afflictions, abscesses, boils, acne and other inflammations. Thanks to its unique moisturizing qualities, it gives superb results when nurturing dry and cracked feet, ankles or knees. A massage with the use of nettle oleum decreases muscle tension and improves blood circulation.
Grape seed oil is the richest source of linoleic acid and natural vitamin E, an ideal antioxidant. Additionally, it contains vitamin B6, lecithin, anti-oxidant flavonoids and resveratrol, as well as various minerals. As a result, it helps suppress skin-aging processes, regenerating and nourishing the skin, while it also has tonic, anti-inflammatory and irritation soothing properties.
After use on the skin, it is fully absorbed without leaving an oily layer. The skin becomes smooth and shiny, its firmness and tension improves, while the lipid structure of the epidermis is strengthened. Shea butter, known also as karité butter (from the French word for LIFE), is an aromatic fat obtained from the nut of the African shea tree.
It acts as a natural UV filter, and it has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-aging properties, as well as helping eliminate stretch marks. It is also an exceptional medicinal compound, as it stimulates the faster scarring of wounds and burns. Additionally, it contains vitamin F, which brings relief to tired, tense and hurting muscles, thus helping them to relax.
Oleic and stearic acid constitutes up to 90% of the butter. The amount of unsaturated fatty acids considerably exceeds that which can be found in cocoa butter and other natural vegetable butters. Unsaturated fatty acids are the key ingredient of skin rejuvenation and moisturization – thanks to its deep penetration, it helps oil and moisturize the skin. Shea butter helps to maintain moisture and decrease water loss by creating a protective barrier on the skin’s surface by binding water (it lowers the TEWL level), thus preventing excessive skin dryness or exfoliation.
Simultaneously, it is ideally absorbed without leaving an oily layer, while remaining in the deeper skin layers for longer. Undeniably, thanks to its origin, it adds a touch of the exotic to the cosmetics.
Natural beeswax creates an occlusive membrane (film) on the skin’s surface, which helps prevent excessive water loss on the surface (this has an indirect moisturizing effect). As a result, it helps nurture, i.e. smooth and soften the skin, bringing about a shine and exhibiting regenerative properties. Honey enthusiasts are also entranced by its marvellous sweet scent.
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A very small amount of oleum should be placed onto irritated, damaged or inflamed skin. Delicately rub in and leave to dry. The product is very efficient – it contains only active substances.
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