For thousands of years people have recognised the positive impact of gold on beauty and health. In ancient Egypt women of the Pharaohs added crushed gold to baths and body care mixtures. In ancient Rome gold pieces were stored in barrels of olive oil and the mixture was believed to prevent skin conditions. There is ongoing research about colloidal gold in reducing the possibility of skin cancer. By combining technology and natural resources the state of gold can be modified to achieve even better results. We use 24-carat gold in our creams. Why? Because colloidal gold acts as a vehicle for delivering substances to deeper layers of the skin. We believe that this approach makes our creams particularly effective at slowing down the processes of aging by keeping your skin healthy, youthful-looking and radiant.
Thousands of years ago Alexander the Great used to keep drinking water in silver urns. Bacteria was not yet understood but the experience had taught him that storing water in silver vessels somehow kept it clean and potable for longer than any other material. Kings, rulers and other members of society’s elite drank from silver goblets in order to not fall ill.
Why is silver good? Biosilver strengthens skin cells, slows down the aging process and prevents pigmentation from developing. Because of its healing properties silver promotes freshness and silky softness of the skin. Silver’s restorative properties help keep even the most problematic skin clean and healthy. Using silver in combination with gold the effectiveness of treatment is even more pronounced than using either precious metal in isolation.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Pomegranate seed oil is full of nutrients and rich in antioxidants. Ellagic acid, naturally found in pomegranates, is one of the most powerful antioxidants that effectively fights against free radicals. Studies have shown that pomegranate oil helps to promote the growth and strengthening of the epidermis and reinvigorates the skin, reducing the visible effects of aging. Pomegranate oil is one of the most effective oils for reversing and repairing skin damage. It is the secret of elastic, healthy skin and reveals a more youthful appearance.
Avocado oil is packed with vitamins and minerals in addition to fibre and natural antioxidants. It is considered to be one of the healthiest oils; rich in lecithin, herbal sterols, essential fatty acids and bioactive vitamins A, D and E. These vitamins contribute to the formation of natural collagen in the skin, replenishing, smoothing and increasing elasticity of the skin. Another benefit of these properties is an improved evenness in complexion and reduction of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. People suffering from psoriasis and different forms of eczema will also find avocado oil naturally calming and beneficial. It is often recommended as an effective preventative treatment for different forms of skin inflammation. The ability of avocado oil to prevent inflammation has long been established in world health research.
Grape Seed Oil
Grape seed oil is a light, clear oil that is rapidly absorbed containing flavonoids and vitamin E, which soften and invigorate the skin. Grape oil is the strongest natural antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals and protects the skin from aging. It promotes skin regeneration, helping with the treatment of acne and reduction in prominence of scar tissue. Grape seed oil also helps to tone, tighten and protect skin cells.
In Eastern cultures silk has been used for skin and body care for thousands of years. Silk contains 2 proteins built up from 18 amino acids and is easily absorbed into the skin where it aids repair and regeneration while increasing suppleness and improving elasticity. As well as reducing pigmentation, silk has the properties for stabilising pH levels and is great for those of us with acne problems. Silk contains natural sunscreen that helps to reflect harmful UV rays and also boosts collagen production giving an anti-wrinkle effect. The silk we use is made from 100% pure natural silk fibre, a product of silkworms fed on the leaves of the mulberry tree and has not been treated with either radiation or carbon.
Widely recognised for its unique combination of anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties aloe vera is one of the best known medicinal plants. As an established natural antiseptic it is often used to promote healing of wounds, burns and skin irritation such as psoriasis and acne. In medical practise it has been proven that aloe vera extract has a soothing effect on the skin and is therefore well suited to alleviate the irritation or redness caused by the sun.
Aloe Vera heals damaged skin cells, moisturises and soothes troubled skin. When used in skincare products it protects, cleanses and moisturises the skin deeply without leaving the it oily. Aloe vera also stimulates the production of collagen (giving an anti-wrinkle effect) and contains nourishing vitamins including A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid. It is also rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium.
Japanese rice gives the skin a natural matte complexion and a long-lasting moisturising effect. Its crystalline structure makes skincare products light reflecting, and its creamy quality leaves the skin with a soft velvety feel. The pH level of rice we use is about 5.5 and is therefore similar to the pH value of the skin. Rice has anti-aging properties, strengthens the skins natural elasticity and stimulates the production of collagen. As in cuisine, Japanese rice is often partnered with jasmine and green tea in health and beauty products.
8000 hand-picked jasmine blossoms are needed to produce just 1ml of absolutely pure jasmine oil. About eight million flowers need to be picked for a litre of the oil, making jasmine oil one of the most expensive essential oils in the world. Despite the cost jasmine is a wonderful plant with many traditional applications. Women have used the seductive scent of jasmine oil as a perfume through the millennia and this is a practise continued by the perfume industry to this day. Jasmine also holds properties that improve skin tone and is particularly suitable in caring for dry and sensitive skin. The oil encourages skin elasticity, promotes healing of stretch marks and scars, and is a traditional treatment for dermatitis, eczema and allergic rashes. With a soft whitening effect jasmine oil rejuvenates and refreshes even dull and tired skin.
The geranium plant originates from Southern Africa. Whilst there are over 700 varieties of this plant, we use only Pelargonium graveolens which has a uniquely delicate and feminine scent, completely different from all other flowers. Its rejuvenating characteristics help to maintain a youthful and radiant appearance even in mature skin.
Geranium restores balance to oily skin types making it an ideal skincare solution to those prone to acne. We use geranium in our skincare products developed specifically for oily skin.