Sebaceous glands within the skin produce sebum, a mixture of lipids including oleic acid that contribute towards the skin's barrier function and moisture retention. However, oleic acid naturally depletes from skin with age, making it more vulnerable to dryness and sagging with a loss of elasticity.
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Camu is considered a superfruit and has the highest vitamin C content of any food in the world, more than both oranges and acai.The fruit has a deep, dramatic color that ranges from red to almost black when ripe.
Its high vitamin C content makes the fruit an excellent remedy for many health conditions, as vitamin C supports immunity, wound healing and regenerates antioxidants in the body, to name just a few of its benefits.
People who have irritated or sensitive skin can particularly benefit from Kigelia’s calming and restorative properties. It is potent enough to fight bacteria and acne, yet gentle enough to calm and rejuvenate skin.
The precious oil from the kernel of the Marula fruit is well known among the Maasai women. A tribe that settled in the Rift Valley in the 17th century, the Maasai discovered that Marula oil was a healer for everything from stretch marks and scars to burns. It is a powerful moisturizer that soaks deep into the skin and is considered one of the best oils for aging skin.
Although wrinkles and fine lines are signs of wisdom, life and beauty, their inevitability does not mean they can’t manifest gradually, softly and gracefully. Here we discuss some of the best oils for wrinkles and aging skin.
Camu camu, a small yet mighty Amazonian berry, is unlike any other fruit used for skin care. It boasts 30 times more vitamin C than an orange (the poster child of vitamin C). This is a big deal. Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know about this extraordinary do-it-all fruit.
In celebration of Africa Day this month, we’re going back to its roots. Literally.
You know what this means… adventure time. Bust out your explorer hat, and come along with us as we venture into the far depths of Africa where its rugged environment boasts some of the most nutrient-rich and ecologically diverse ecosystems out there.
C’mon, we’re going on a trip. Next stop: the Latin America.
From maca to chia seeds, yucca to açaí, cacao to lucuma, it’s really strength to strength down there. But on this adventure, we’re headed deep into the Amazon for one thing in particular. In search of what? None other than the superfood superstar Camu camu.
Once upon a time, we’d shrink in terror by the mere thought of drenching our skin in oils. Nowadays we use oils as freely as ever like nobody’s business because science (and the radiant complexions among us) have demonstrated the undeniable benefits that botanical oils bestow upon our largest organ.
For those with both sensitive and blemish-prone skin, trust us, we know how difficult it can be to successfully remedy this. The trouble, for the most part, lies in the fact that sensitive skin is innately more fragile and requires special care, but common methods to eradicate acne often lead to dryness, further sensitization and, ultimately, even more breakouts. It’s a vicious cycle that is hard to know how to break, annoyingly frustrating and quite frankly upsetting.
At LUXE Botanics, we care about not only what we present on stage, but also what’s behind the curtain. What we mean is that we’ve chosen the most high-performing botanical ingredients to provide you with visibly effective solutions. We wanted to highlight our superstar, Marula oil. Marula oil is not only good for your skin—it’s also economically beneficial to the African women who gather it and environmentally sustainable.
Kigelia africana is the unsung hero of skin care banishing unsightly skin concerns such as acne, fine lines and sensitivities. If you struggle from stressed, sensitive, red, flakey or blemished skin, Kigelia really is a little miracle ingredient to clarify and bring back that natural glow.
Do you know what oliec and linoleic acids are? Do you know their benefits and which may be more suited to you? We delve a little deeper to find out what they are and how they work to repair and strengthen your skin naturally.
If you have ever experienced a reaction to your skin care then you'll know exactly how our founder felt when it happened to her. She shares her (very personal) experience with phenoxyethanol and her journey to recovery.