Did anyone order a whipped face butter with dark roast coffee and Mexican Vanilla? This face butter creates a reflective veil to hide imperfections with zinc oxide, all while healing those imperfections with its dynamic formula.
Shea Butter’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties heal a wide variety of skin conditions, from signs of aging to dark spots to acne. Lineoleic, oleic, palmitic and stearic acids improve the skin’s natural barrier, hydrate and soften, and protect skin from environmental damage. Shea butter fights sun damage, heals wounds, speeds scar healing, and fights signs of aging with Vitamins A and E.
Vegetable Glycerin is a non-greasy hydrator that draws moisture into the skin while softening it. In one study, a cream made from glycerin was more effective than those made from hyaluronic acid at hydrating skin and preventing loss of moisture. It also acts as a barrier against environmental pollutants and the harshness of Canadian weather while remaining non-comedogenic (not clogging pores).
Zinc Oxide Calms the appearance of skin, reduces inflammation and irritation, treats acne, and reduces excess oil. It helps to regenerate cells, has antiseptic and astringent properties, helps balance the skin’s oil production, reduces the appearance of large pores, enhances collagen synthesis, regenerates connective tissue, balances skin tone, and evens pigmentation in addition to acting as a sunscreen. It also acts as a barrier against environmental pollutants and the harshness of Canadian weather while remaining non-comedogenic (not clogging pores). Finally, zinc oxide can also slow signs of ageing by promoting healthy cell regeneration.
Rosehip oil brightens the skin, prevents blackheads, and reduces inflammation, treating conditions such as eczema and rosacea. It also contains the fatty acids linoleic and linolenic acid, which manage breakouts, shrink pimples, and keep cells strong so they don’t lose water. Vitamin A, or retinol, in rosehip oil encourages skin cell turnover, exfoliating and brightening skin, and boosting collagen to improve skin elasticity and firmness.
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A which is necessary for the production of collagen. Rosehip has also been shown to inhibit the creation of MMP-1, an enzyme that breaks down collagen in the body. It’s also rich in both polyphenols and anthocyanin and antioxidant Vitamin E, which help to reduce inflammation, treating conditions such as eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, and more. Vitamins A, E, lycopene and beta carotene also reverse sun damage and lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation. All of these essential fatty acids and antioxidants help cell turnover, lightening and actually healing scars.
The fatty linoleic acid, polyphenols, and Vitamins D, C, and E in grapeseed oil manage acne breakouts, lighten scars, and act as antioxidants to fight signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines, fighting the free radicals that breakdown collagen at the same time as boosting collagen. Further, the oil is antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, fighting a variety of skin conditions, and it also evens skin tone, reducing the appearance of dark spots, melasma and hyperpigmentation.
Lavender’s anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and detoxifying properties fight redness, soothe and calm the skin and speed skin healing as well. Bergamot essential oil helps to unclog pores and balance sebum levels, making it a great ingredient for oily skin. Vanilla essential oil soothes irritations, prevents signs of aging, reduces dark circles and dark spots, hydrates and treats acne.
Mexican Vanilla has all the same properties of vanilla essential oil, including anti-oxidant properties thanks to the polyphenol vanillin, which fights signs of aging.
Dark roast coffee contains powerful antioxidants that soothe the skin while fighting signs of aging. It firms and lifts the skin while reducing fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and age spots. It also reduces redness, and niacin is known to reduce growths and nonmelanoma skin cancers. Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial (acne fighting) effects may be attributed to chlorogenic acid (CGA) as well as melanoidins in coffee. Believe it or not, coffee even soothes sunburn.