ADANSONIA DIGITATA FRUIT EXTRACT
Categories: Plant Extract, Anti-Wrinkle, After-Sun Care
The wild Adansonia Digitata, more commonly known as the baobab tree, used in our products is collected by groups of women, thanks in part to the USAID project known as “Wula Nafaa”. This project supports groups of rural producers focused on the collection of what's commonly known as the Baobab fruit in the wild forests of the Tambacounda region of Senegal, far from all sources of pollution. With this support, these dedicated women have been able to better manage their resources, resulting in the careful collection when these unique fruits are ready for harvest, ensuring optimal pulp quality and successful crops.
The Baobab fruit is a powerhouse of nutrition and can-do wonders for your skin! The extract from this fuzzy fruit has been used for centuries in African tribes and has truly earned the name "Tree of Life". The baobab tree is unique in that it can store up to 32,000 liters of water in its trunk, meaning the baobab fruit is bountifully hydrating! This super interesting extract is rich in antioxidants, iron, vitamins C and B, amino acids, Omega 3-6 fatty acids and polyphenols that nourish, calms and soothes the skin.
Polyphenols are a powerhouse for great skin health. These microscopic molecules pack an impressively powerful antioxidant punch to combat UV rays. As these naturally occurring compounds protect our bodies from the ravages of oxidative stress, studies show us that polyphenols may assist with improving skin texture, wrinkle repair, and anti-inflammatory benefits!
In both of our products Éclat de Lait and Neige Éternelle, we use a skin conditioning and emollient blend made up of HS and Baobab (Adansonia Digitata Fruit). The remarkable synergy between HS and Baobab makes it possible to naturally, and effortlessly, sublimate the skin! This dynamic duo is more than up for the job - reducing lipolysis, stimulating adipogenesis (the process of creating new fat cells in the body) and encouraging proteins to reinforce tight junctions - ultimately resulting in tightened and firm skin. It even activates the expression of genes responsible for forming corneal envelopes (the cornified layer is the outermost layer of the epidermis that protects the body from the environment)!
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