Unveiling Ingredients: Unlock the Benefits of Mediterranean Skincare

Unveiling Ingredients: Unlock the Benefits of Mediterranean Skincare

Mediterranean Ingredients


Padina Pavonica As An Age-Preserving Ingredient


Padina Pavonica is a unique and highly effective ingredient when it comes to preserving our skin. Originating from the Mediterranean, this brown algae has been found to have remarkable lifting and firming properties, making it an excellent choice for anti-aging skincare products. Padina Pavonica has been found to have antifungal,[1]antibacterial[2] and antioxidant benefits.[3] It's rich in minerals, amino acids, and vitamins that help to promote collagen production, combat free radicals, and deeply hydrate the skin. Check out our two moisturizers: Perle D’Eauand Neige Éternelle. They both have the fabulous Padina Pavonica in their formulations. It's skincare magic you don't want to miss! By incorporating Padina Pavonica into your skincare routine, you'll be giving your skin the extra TLC it needs to stay plump, radiant, and youthful for moments to come.


Understanding the Unique Benefits of Milk Thistle In Skincare


Milk Thistle is a herb that is often used to promote liver health, although it has a range of other benefits too. The active ingredient in Milk Thistle is the flavonoid silymarin,[4] which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it great for supporting a healthy immune system and may also help to reduce the symptoms of various chronic conditions. Our formulations use Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester that is derived from Milk Thistle oil. Additionally, Milk Thistle has been found to aid digestion, improve overall gut health and have detoxifying properties. When it comes to your skin, since Milk Thistle is rich in antioxidants, it helps to neutralize free radicals that damage and cause stressed skin.[5] Milk Thistle contains a high amount of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid from the omega-6 family. This fatty acid is naturally found in the skin barrier, contributing to its overall composition. Additionally, it helps to reduce inflammation, making it a valuable ingredient for people experiencing acne, rosacea, and psoriasis. What’s more is that Milk Thistle is a great alternative for silicon and provides nutrients that support the production of collagen, the protein that keeps our skin looking firm and youthful. So, if you’re looking for a way to enhance your skincare routine, Perle D’Eau which contains Milk Thistle, should definitely be on your radar!


Exploring the Calming Powers of Chicory Root On The Skin


If you're looking for a natural way to soothe your skin, chicory root may be just what you need. This powerful ingredient is packed with antioxidants that can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Chicory Root is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols,[6] secondary metabolites that work as antioxidants to rejuvenate and shield your skin against environmental stressors. This helps create a softer and more supple complexion, leaving your face feeling revitalized. It also functions as a biomimetic activator, enhancing the skin's natural synthesis of hyaluronic acid. This aids in boosting the skin's production of hyaluronic acid in a gentle and effective manner. Not only is chicory root effective at calming irritated skin, but it can also enhance your skin's overall appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Whether you suffer from dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin, incorporating chicory root into your skincare routine could be key to achieving a healthy, radiant complexion. Experience the soothing benefits of Chicory Root with our moisturizer, Perle D’Eau, and luxe serum, Éclat de Lait. They'll leave your skin feeling as smooth as a jazz tune and as radiant as a summer sunset. Get ready to glow with our powerful skincare trio.


Harnessing the Power of Sea Salt to Cleanse and Detoxify Skin


The ocean holds many secrets, and one of them is the power of sea salt to cleanse and detoxify skin. The Mediterranean Sea has high salinity meaning that it contains sea salt. Sea salt contains many minerals that are beneficial for the skin, such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium. When used in skincare, sea salt can help remove impurities, unclog pores, and improve skin texture. It is also known to have a calming effect on the skin, which can help reduce inflammation and redness. Whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin, sea salt can work wonders. It is best to use it a few times a week as a product, do not try DIYs and do not mix them with Retinoids or Salicylic Acid![7]Or go for a swim at your nearest body of water with sea salt!


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All in all, it is clear that tapping into the power of Mediterranean ingredients like Padina Pavonica, Milk Thistle, Chicory Root and Sea Salt can provide a variety of beneficial results for skin health and appearance. Not only does using these ingredients have an effect on how your skin feels and looks, but also they can help protect it from environmental damage and influence your skin confidence! Ultimately, we are inspired by the magic of the Mediterranean and our hope is to share that love with you.


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[4] Karimi, Gholamreza et al. “"Silymarin", a promising pharmacological agent for treatment of diseases.” Iranian journal of basic medical sciences vol. 14,4 (2011): 308-17.
[5] Maia Campos, P M B G et al. “Cichorium intybus root extract: A "vitamin D-like" active ingredient to improve skin barrier function.” The Journal of dermatological treatment vol. 28,1 (2017): 78-81. doi:10.1080/09546634.2016.1178695
[6] Häkkinen, Suvi Tuulikki et al. “Enzyme-treated chicory for cosmetics: application assessment and techno-economic analysis.” AMB Express vol. 12,1 152. 6 Dec. 2022, doi:10.1186/s13568-022-01494-8
[7] https://www.byrdie.com/sea-salt-for-acne-5199584