Skin Balance Beauty Food
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Skin Balance is a powerful beauty food blend with alkalising greens and unique herbs that aid in skin rejuvenation with antioxidant protection, slowing down the signs of premature ageing. These ingredients can improve skin firmness and elasticity, mainly due to phytoestrogens and saponoside. Perfect for all skin types and conditions, fine lines, dehydration, skin dullness and ageing concerns.
Astragalus; The root of Astragalus (Radix astragali) is one of the most popular Chinese herbs, which is used traditionally to strengthen the immune system, boost the energy, and promote skin health. Promotes the production of hyaluronic acid within the body, which in turn induces growth of collagen-producing cells called fibroblast. Hyaluronic Acid holds 1000x times its own water weight therefore providing the skin with super hydration leaving your skin plump, dewy whilst decreasing fine lines and dehydration. Lowers the levels of acids within the stomach whilst maintaining PH levels, protecting the body from gastric issues, giving you a digestive boost (Binic et al., 2013).
Hemp Seed; Containing 20 amino acids and 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce, replenishing and stimulating skin tissues. Vitamin A to increase skin cell turnover, stimulating collagen and elastin proteins, the essential vitamin for anti-ageing and acne concerns. All B vitamins, providing high antioxidant protection, hydration and brightening for lack-lustre dull skin. Zinc to assist in the proper structure of proteins and cell membranes, improving would healing and protection against UV damage. Balancing/hydrating dry, dehydrated skins, healing skin tissues and supporting skin proteins.
Beetroot; Containing Beta-Carotene (vitamin A) and carotenoids that are essential for tissue growth and repair. Also providing antioxidant protection against oxidative damage and premature ageing (Clifford et al., 2015). Brightening and lightening of the skin along with promoting the removal of dead skin cells and replenishing fresh new cells to the surface of the skin. Also containing Lycopene to maintain the skin elasticity and protect skin structures (Kawano and Umemura, 2012).
Ashwagandha; Aiding in moisturising, calming and promoting cell regeneration and collagen production. Ashwaganda and Schizandra berry (ingredient in our Skintox Beauty Food) combined can inhibit the enzymes that break down collagen by over 50% and those that break down hyaluronic acid by almost 90%. (Prakash, Gupta, and Dinda, 2002)
Asparagus; High in powerful antioxidants such as carotenes, lutein, zea-xanthin and crypto-xanthins to kill free radicals from the body that cause premature ageing. Containing selenium and B vitamins, betacarotene, magnesium and zinc, vitamin C to brighten and lighten dull and lacklustre skins (Matsui et al., 2009)
Alfalfa; Alfalfa chlorophyll rich in vitamin A and enzymes that are essential for the maintenance and replenishing of fresh cells to the skins surface. Balancing PH levels within the skin and body, protecting collagen and elastin proteins(Evron et al., 1990)
Strawberry; Containing high amounts of Vitamin C to lighten and brighten the skin. Ellargic acid to aid in clearing slight hyper pigmentation caused by UV rays by inhibiting the synthesis of melanin (Gasparrini et al., 2015)
Kelp; Containing iron, calcium, potassium, low levels of iodine. Marine algae have gained much importance product development due to their rich bioactive compounds (Thomas and Kim, 2013)
Turmeric; Treating congestion and breakouts fighting against acne causing bacteria with it's antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Containing the potent antioxidant curcumin, that neutralizes free radicals that lead to premature ageing and cell damage due to its chemical structure (Vaughn, Branum, and Sivamani, 2016)
Slippery Elm; Soothing properties to effectively coat the mucous membranes, including those of the digestive tract, urinary and respiratory tract. Also absorbing toxins which can cause intestinal imbalances (Binic et al., 2013).
Celery Seed; Containing high sources of Vitamin A, C & E to nourish and moisturise skin cells (Binic et al., 2013).
Siberian Ginseng; High quantities of phytonutrients to fight against free radicals along with promoting the production of collagen and elastin (Kimura, Sumiyoshi, and Sakanaka, 2012)
How to use:
1 tbsp best enjoyed in your favourite juices, smoothies, raw desserts, sprinkled on top of cereals or yoghurts, once daily.
* Complete list of ingredients as above. We do not suggest to consume whilst pregnant & or breastfeeding - please consult your GP prior to consumption.
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