This potent skincare serum offers the greatest protection to dry and combination skin types of all ages, while leaving the face rested, soft and radiant. Its effective oil complex rich in essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and phytosterols helps prevent aging by fighting free radicals, detoxify, reduces wrinkles, boost collagen production and regulate sebum production. The ximenynic acid contained in Ximenia oil enhances blood ow in the skin, reduces inflammation and redness and improves skin elasticity and firmness. Its light, auto-emulsifying and mat finish texture has a slight green natural cucumber scent that wears off quickly. In order to optimize skin tolerance, neither essential oils nor mineral or chemical UV filters have been added.
With indigenous plants complexes including: Ximenia, Buriti, Kalahari Melon, Cucumber, Yangu, Marula, Baobab, Mongongo, Pomegranate and Papaya.
Yangu Oil (Calodendrum capense): Also called Cape Chestnut, this plant, originating from the Southern African region, is rich in essential fatty acids; its natural UV protection and rich antioxidants protect the hair fiber and skin.
Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa): The Buriti Palm grows in Amazonia and is used by indigenous population to treat sunburns as well as animal bites. It is considered the richest natural source of beta-carotene, one of the most powerful antioxidants, which supports cell renewal and is an excellent natural peeling. It is a potent anti-aging agent thanks to its ability to absorb radiation in the visible and ultra-violet light spectrum.
Ximenia Oil (Ximenia americana): Also known as African Sour Plum and originating from the Southern Africa Savannah, this oil has a unique honey-like consistency. Ximenia oil contains Ximenynic acid, which has been shown to improve blood flow in the skin. Due to the exceptionally long fatty acid composition of the oil, it is known for its anti-aging effects and has amazing nourishing and moisturizing properties, reducing inflammation and redness, and improving skin elasticity:
Passion Fruit Oil (Passiflora eduli): From the seeds of the tropical fruit, this oil contains flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamins E, F and K and vegetal squalene, helping protect against skin degeneration. It is a fast-absorbing, sebum-regulating, anti-etching, anti-rosacea and calming oil with a high content of linoleic acid that helps retain skin hydration.
Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima): In its unrefined form, this oil is very rich in unsaponifiables and phytosterols, plant-based sterols which mimic the beneficial effect of cholesterol in human skin, increasing elasticity while reducing wrinkles and transepidermal water loss.
Marula (Sclerocarya birrea): The Marula tree is related to the mango; it is drought resistant and most commonly found at low altitudes in open woodlands in Southern Africa. Marula oil has a powerful free radical scavenging ability and is a high potency antioxidant. It is easily absorbed and contains high proportions of oleic acid and linoleic fatty acid, making it ideal for skin rejuvenation.
Mongongo / Manketti (Schinziophyton rautanenii): The Mongongo tree grows in dry areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and fares particularly well in the deep sands of the Kalahari. Its oil has a unique composition: it is very high in eleostearic acid. This acid polymerizes rapidly under UV light to form a protective film on skin and hair. Mongongo oil is also high in protective tocopherols.
Papaya Oil (Carica papaya): Besides a range of Vitamins and minerals as well as Omega 6 and essential fatty acids, it contains a unique enzyme called papain which helps remove dead cells by speeding up cell renewal and dissolves skin impurities.
Pomegranate Oil (Punica granatum): with its polyunsaturated and antioxidant punicic and ellagic acids, tocopherols (Vitamin E/free radical fighting antioxidant) and phytoestrogens (plant-based estrogens) – reduces free radical damage and acts as a rejuvenating agent. Research has shown that it stimulates the growth of epidermic (keratinocyte) cells in the skin and has anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.
Baobab (Adansonia digitata): The Baobab tree grows across Africa in hot, dry lowland areas. It is common for Baobabs to live over 1000 years. Baobab oil is non-siccative and contains a high percentage in beta-sitosterols that have been shown to be a strong antioxidant, and to reduce DNA damage in cells. The oil also contains vitamins A, D3 and E. Vitamin A, which, in combination with the essential fatty acids, helps rejuvenate and renew cell membranes.