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In cosmetics, Calendula is used principally for its:
Calendula Flowers contain a wide range of active compounds including flavonoids, phenols, tannins, carotenoids and coumanins.
In herbal medicines, Calendula has been used to assist in wound healing and to treat skin ulcers, eczema, nappy rash, eczema and other topical conditions.
This extract is an effective anti-inflammatory, reducing the production of prostaglandins and leucotrienes by inhibiting the enzymatic activity involved in the arachidonic acid pathway.
Ginger extract also inhibits the activity of the enzyme Collagenase which is responsible for breaking down and destroying Collagen, one of the key components of the skin’s extra cellular matrix.
By protecting Collagen, the integrity of the skin structure is preserved.
Also known as: Zingiber officinale root extract
Lemongrass is grown in India, Sri Lanka, Guatemala and Africa and has traditionally been used for infectious diseases.
Lemongrass is purifying, has strong bactericide properties and is helpful for mental fatigue and loss of concentration.
Also known as: Cymbopogon citratus leaf oil
Pronounced ‘keen-wa’, this nutrient rich plant originates from South America, where it has been grown as a nourishing grain crop for centuries. Quinoa is a gluten-free protein.
Quinoa is intensely conditioning and enhances the softness and shine of your hair, making it more manageable and easier to style. Coating every hair shaft, Quinoa delivers volume and body for hair that looks thicker and fuller. Quinoa is considered a complete protein, boasting all 8 essential amino acids, which penetrate each hair shaft for powerful protection and improved vitality. Studies show that Quinoa protein boosts shine for natural brilliance, with the gloss-value improving by over 50% after just 5 washes.
As part of our new Colour Lock System for colour treated hair, Quinoa protein has been shown to improve colour uptake, lock in colour and limit rinse-off and fading. Studies show that Quinoa protein helps limit colour fade by up to 20% and increases colour vibrancy even after 10 cycles of washing.
Find out more about these and our other key plant activities in our Beauty Hub