Fenugreek & Hops Eye Moisturiser – 15ml
POTENT CELL RENEWAL NUTRIENTS TO NURTURE & NOURISH THE EYE AREA
AN ULTRA-FINE PURE BLEND OF LAVENDER WATER INFUSED WITH FENUGREEK AND HOPS. ALL 3 PLANTS ARE RICH IN PHYTOESTROGENS AND CREATE THE PERFECT ELIXIR FOR FIRMING, REFINING AND BRIGHTENING THE DELICATE EYE AREA.
For all skin types.
Beneficial for soothing and softening the delicate skin under the eyes and around lips.
CELL DEFENCE FENUGREEK & HOPS EYE MOISTURISER
An ultra-fine, pure blend of Lavender Water infused with Fenugreek and Hops: All three plants are rich in phytoestrogens and create the perfect elixir for firming, refining and brightening the eye area.
Soothing, gentle Lavender Water is infused with a synergy of natural ingredients including, Glutamine (a derivative of Hops), Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum) seed extracts, Cupuacu Seed Butter, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Almond Oil and Beta-Glucan helping to improve collagen and elastin; to provide the skin with superior, long-lasting hydration and moisturisation; and to further protect against
infection and environmental stresses.
An ultra-light formula for all skin types which has been designed to melt on contact with the skin, disperse evenly, and absorb quickly and deeply into the delicate layers. Here, Hydrolysed Jojoba Esters keep all the precious ingredients intact to nurture and protect the delicate eye skin all day long. The ideal blend of pure and active ingredients that have been synergistically formulated to create radiant, refined eye skin by supporting it to:
• Retain its natural pH balance;
• Eliminate flaky and dead surface skin cells;
• Regenerate skin cells;
• Strengthen the fibres in the skin to tone and lift its appearance;
• Soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles;
• Lighten pigmentation problems;
• Sooth and heal skin blemishes and wounds;
• Prevent toxins and bacteria entering from the outside environment; and
• Protect from the sun’s harsh UV rays.
Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are natural plant based compounds that have a similar chemical structure to that of the body and have exhibited the potential to simulate estrogen in the body. Primarily, estrogen helps to improve the production of collagen and elastin. As the eye skin is very thin and perhaps fragile, this would be especially beneficial in maintaining or increasing its thickness,
firmness and elasticity.
Full article: Estrogens and ageing skin (tandfonline.com)
Lavender Water is high in antioxidants and can resemble a toner; Firming, tightening and helping to maintain the skin’s pH level to protect its natural barrier and reveal a luminous glow. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties of lavender water can assist in reducing puffiness under the eyes.
Wound healing potential of lavender oil by acceleration of granulation and wound contraction through induction of TGF-β in a rat model (nih.gov)
Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of Antioxidants; Vitamins C, B1, B2, B3 and B6; β-carotene; Thiamine; Niacin; Nicotinic Acid; Riboflavin and Folic Acid. Studies have shown that these tiny golden seed extracts are significant because they are mainly comprised of galactomannans; compounds which can help increase the skin’s elasticity and improve its natural and gentle hydrating, exfoliation
and environmental protection abilities.
Fenugreek seed extracts are noncarcinogenic; have skin whitening potential; and have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. These properties help to reduce skin irritation thus alleviating the temptation to rub the skin around the eyes. They have also displayed the ability to reduce swelling which can potentially help to reduce puffiness under the eyes.
Fenugreek seed extracts are so extra special as part of this formulation because it helps to prevent cell damage; assists skin regeneration and repair; and helps to prevent the entry of toxins and bacteria from the outside environment.
Table - PMC (nih.gov)
Fenugreek a multipurpose crop: Potentialities and improvements - PMC (nih.gov) 58922-Article Text-105761-1-10-20100902 (1).pdf
(PDF) β-carotene in skin care (researchgate.net)
Cupuacu Seed Butter contains high levels of vitamin K, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids and has an extremely powerful water retention capacity, rendering it a superior skin hydrator and moisturiser that can help skin become plumper and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is non-oily and will melt on the skin, spreading easy and evenly. Important for the eye and lip areas as it avoids any rubbing or tugging of the delicate skin. This unique ingredient has an ideal mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids that enable it to be absorbed easily into the skin: Specifically its Oleic Acid content has shown to help with the absorption of other active ingredients.
Figure - PMC (nih.gov)
Studying the penetration of fatty acids into human skin by ex vivo TOF-SIMS imaging | Biointerphases | Full Text (springeropen.com)
Glutamine and Beta-glucan have been derived from Hops for a significant inclusion in this formula. Glutamine is a compound that has been reported to contribute to increased collagen production in the skin. Simultaneously, Beta-glucan has the potential to improve the absorption of this compound. Optimally, skin will appear firmer, smoother and more radiant.
Beta-Glucan is a non-greasy, powerful humectant that has demonstrated, in clinical studies, the ability to absorb deep into the skin layers. Thus, the addition of Beta-Glucan further enhances the potent ability of this eye moisturiser to provide deep hydration, lock in moisture and effectively plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin health promotion effects of natural beta-glucan derived from cereals and microorganisms: a review - PubMed (nih.gov)
Anti-Wrinkle Therapy: Significant New Findings in the Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatment of Skin Wrinkles with Beta-Glucan - Pillai - 2005 - International Journal of Cosmetic Science - Wiley Online Library
Soothing Sweet Almond Oil is light and easily absorbed. It is known to have antioxidant, emollient and sclerosant properties and is a high source of Vitamin E with some Vitamin K. It also contains Magnesium to brighten and add radiance. All these attributes are considered helpful in lightening the skin tone around the eyes and softening the appearance of dark circles under them.
The uses and properties of almond oil - PubMed (nih.gov)
The effects of topical application of phytonadione, retinol and vitamins C and E on infraorbital dark circles and wrinkles of the lower eyelids - PubMed (nih.gov)
Benzyl Alcohol, found in some fruits and essential oils, and Sorbic Acid are natural organic compounds that together act as an antimicrobial preservative. They will preserve and keep all the amazing natural ingredients in the formula fresher for longer. Both compounds have been deemed safe for use in cosmetics.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Glycerine, Cocoglycerides, Coco-Caprylate, Myristyl Myristate, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides, Glyceryl Stearate, Parfum, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Cistus Incanus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Gynostemma
Pentaphyllum Leaf/Stem Extract, erGlutamine, Decyl Glucoside, Phenethyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Hydrolysed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Chitin, Beta-Glucan, Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Seed Extract, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol (Vit E), Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Lactic Acid. *Ingredients from Organic Farming.
USAGE: Use as directed by practitioner. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Made in Australia.