Feed face cells and get happier, brighter and younger looking skin. Did you know that almost all vitamin C found in skin care is actually synthetically made? Even natural companies won't tell you that the cheap vitamin C they put in their products is not natural. Naturally derived vitamin C costs us over $400 a kg. Synthetic or not, vitamin C comes with a lot of drawbacks. Once formulated into a liquid non-anhydrous base, vitamin C goes bad- fast! It actually oxidizes causing harm to skin cells rather than good. Done right, vitamin C offers brighter skin that is more even toned in addition to the fact that it helps to stimulate collagen. The best way to benefit from vitamin C is in its natural, unaltered state so we searched for skin loving fruits that are the highest in vitamin C content. We combined this C rich fruits with pure, unprocessed cacao from the Dja Reserve of Cameroon. Made in very limited quantities, this rare cacao is rich in theobromine, essential minerals such as bromine and magnesium. Cacao is highly anti-oxidant and can protect skin from photo damage. We've added rubiginosa, wild harvested rose hips oil and rose hips CO2 for its skin softening and trans-retinoic acid benefits. Moroccan ghassool clay- the real one- is added to detoxify skin and offer cells its healing silica and minerals.
Acerola: Acerola is believed to have the highest amount of vitamin C of all foods with the exception of rose hips. Amazingly, acerola is actually a complete form of vitamin C. It also a rich source of pro-vitamin A and even acts as an astringent on skin.
Amla Berry: This ayurvedic prescribed berry is brimming with vitamin C and antioxidants. Traditionally it is used to brighten skin and decrease blemishes.
Guava: Guava is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Guava fruit is also rich in enzymes which helps to break down dead skin producing softer, more youthful looking skin.
Baobab: We gather this white fruit from Tanzania. It has amazing skin brightening properties and with six times the amount of vitamin C as oranges, it is no wonder.
Dja Reserve Cacao: This unprocessed cacao is part of a conservation project to save the endangered Dja Reserve in Cameroon. Cacao is planted under the guidelines of the Rainforest Alliance. The cacao is rich in minerals and anti-oxidants. The rich, dark cacao is high in theobromine which stimulates and protects skin.
Rubiginosa Rose Hips: Wild harvested wild rose of the rubiginosa plant is considered the highest quality, most active rose hips on the market. This oil is high in trans-retinoic acid which helps to even skin tone and get rid of blemishes fast, like yesterday fast.
Moroccan Ghassool: Rich in healing silica, Moroccan ghassool (yes, it is actually called ghassool and NOT rhassoul) detoxifies skin as it vanishes blemishes. Tammie has mined the ghassool on numerous occasions and is one of only five foreigners ever allowed into the mines. Knowing how to identity ghassool is important as a lot of clay being sold as ghassool is not ghassool at all. Tammie chooses ghassooll as THE Shea Terra clay because it offers superior skin care properties in comparison to other clays. While the clay draws out impurities and speeds skin recovery, it is gentle and actually softens skin rather than drying it out.
Sea Buckthorn Oil: This brilliant orange oil is, not surprisingly high in carotenoids and pro-vitamin A. It is also a rich source of vitamin K, tocopherols and phytosterols. Numerous research studies have been conducted to show the multiple skin benefits of this cold pressed oil.