Raw Hand-Filleted Aloe Vera
Aloe has been used for centuries for its healing properties on acne, sunburn, frostbite, shingles, psoriasis, rosacea, warts, wrinkles, eczema, for preventing scarring, and for anti-aging and skin renewal. Aloe Vera contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B12, E, essential fatty acids, and is naturally rich in amino acids and enzymes. Releve's organic, hand-filleted Aloe Vera is grown and processed on a parcel of land that has been growing organic plants since the early 1970s. The solid is so vibrant that the Aloe leaves are massive in size.
Grapes oil has a fine texture, and is easily absorbed by the skin. It has great emollient properties, making it an ideal skincare and cosmetic ingredient without leaving a tacky or oily residue. Grapes oil has mildly astringent qualities which help tighten and tone the skin. As a light and finely textured oil that is non-comedogenic, it is very useful for moisturizing and adding emollient properties for anti-aging or on many problem skin conditions. The antioxidant effect of grapes oil is most useful when fighting the ravages of aging against the oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
Honey's ability to absorb and retain moisture make it an ideal ingredient as it helps keep skin hydrated and fresh (prevents drying). From the historical record, women (and perhaps men) interested in preserving their beauty have been known to regularly apply a mixture of honey and milk to the face to keep the skin young-looking, radiant, and smooth. Honey's natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties help to protect the skin from the damage of the sun's rays. Honey also supports the skin's ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin and absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent.
Acting as a surfactant, beeswax, when blended in skin lotions, forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin. This barrier provides a film of protection against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe. Its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits also make it effective for healing skin. When added to skincare products, beeswax also acts as an emollient and humectant, drawing moisture to the skin and sealing it in; plus, it contains vitamin A which is beneficial in softening and rehydrating dry skin, and in cell reconstruction.
PX3™ is our proprietary bio-extracted pine bark extract blended from three specific species of pine trees. PX3™ binds with collagen and elastin to help rebuild elasticity and helps reduce hyperpigmentation (brown spots) for a smoother, younger looking complexion. PX3™ also supports the natural synthesis of hyaluronic acid in skin, known for its promotion of better skin elasticity and water retention.
Sunflower Seed Lecithin
Sunflower seed lecithin is the superior plant source for phospholipids. Phospholipids are essential molecules that are found in the lining of practically every cell in the body. They are very important for cellular protection and communication.