Watercress – Our Star Ingredient - The Superfood for your Skin
Watercress is one of the oldest known aquatic plants with history dating back to the Romans, Persians and Greeks. Rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, these active ingredients are known to fight premature aging. The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) measures a food sources nutritional value. This single plant rates at the top of this index, being only one of four plants/vegetables to score a full 1000. Watercress also scores a full 100 on the Nutrient Density List for the Center for Disease Control.
Gram for gram, this vitamin-packed plant contains more bioavailable vitamin C than citrus fruits, 312% of the daily recommended value for vitamin K and has shown to be effective in reversing the DNA damage to blood cells.
Watercress protects the skin from free radical damage. It is high in antioxidant flavonoids. It is nature’s richest source of phenylethyl isothiocynate (PEITC) which is useful for preventing cancer. It is a source of lutein and beta-carotene which helps to maintain skin health and balances the skins moisture levels and reduces puffiness. When applied, watercress penetrates the dermal layers of the skin supplying it with key nutrients and hydration. For generations, we have known of the health benefits of watercress and its abundant rich nutrients. Only Sacred Mama can bring this goodness to your skin through its advanced formula.
Research on skin elasticity from the Shiseido Group™, the global Japanese cosmetics company, shows that Type III collagen begins to deteriorate in people in their 30s, thereby beginning to lose elasticity. Results of the Shiseido research indicate that “watercress extract works on the dermal cells and promotes the production of type III collagen.” Read Study Here
Abyssinian Oil – Skin Care’s Best Kept Secret
One of the newest oils to gain popularity in the market is Abyssinian oil, a cousin to our hero ingredient, Watercress. Derived from the mustard plant and native to the Mediterranean, it is light in consistency and easily absorbs into the skin. Abyssinian oil contains a high level of unsaturated C22 fatty acids which contributes to its many nutritive and moisturizing properties. The abundance of linoleic and linolenic acids supplies the skin with anti-inflammatory and cellular regenerative benefits.
Hemp Oil – Nature’s Most Perfectly Balanced Oil
The most nutritionally complete food source in the world is hemp oil. Derived from hemp seeds, this oil has an amazing natural ability to moisturize and condition the skin. Dubbed “nature’s most perfectly balanced oil,” hemp oil contains all of the 21 known amino acids and offers the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3. Topical application of hemp oil assists in treating skin inflammation and acne.
Royal Jelly – The Fountain of Youth
Royal Jelly is made from the secretion of a honey bee and used solely to nourish the larvae and adult Queens. It is abundantly rich with enzymes, complex B vitamins, amino and fatty acids and minerals to promote health and longevity. Royal Jelly has been labeled the Fountain of Youth for skin due its healing, repairing and anti-aging properties. It boosts collagen production and skin renewal making for smoother skin and visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Sacred Mama only uses Royal Jelly from a supplier with quality harvesting practices and produced by bees fed only a natural diet of pollen and honey. This Royal Jelly is created from beehives without the use of metals to eliminate any potential contaminants.
Our Superfood Beauty Oil is formulated WITHOUT:
Parabens • Sulfates • Synthetic Fragrances • Synthetic Dyes Petrochemicals • Phthalates • GMOs • Siloxanes SLES/SLS/ALS Triclosans • Junky Fillers
Although everyone’s skin is different, you may want to test this oil on a small patch of skin to ensure non-reaction. All oils should be stored away from direct sunlight, and kept in a cool, dry place away from high temperatures. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. To maintain maximum freshness and vitality, we recommend a 6 month shelf life from opening on all our products.
Full ingredient list
Ingredients: Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Nasturtium Officinale Seed Oil, Royal Jelly, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Camellia Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Mentha Piperita Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, **Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, **D’limonene, **Geraniol, **Linalool.
**Naturally occurring in essential oils