Nature in a Bottle - Overnight Replenishing Gel Mask
Updated: Jul 10, 2018
In the 21st century, people are becoming more health conscious and shifting into a natural and sustainable lifestyle which focuses on healthy diets and skin care. Gone are the days of using harsh chemicals for a temporary cosmetic fix. Nowadays, keywords such as ‘natural’, ‘botanical’, ‘organic’ and ‘antioxidants’ are taking over the skincare world.
We are spoilt with choices – isles after isles, thousands of products each promising positive changes to our appearance and the health of our skin. Just like any other products, the quality of skin care products can differ hugely. It is important for us to know and understand the active ingredients in these products so that we can make the best choice based on our health, skin condition and needs.
As a health care professional, I firmly believe that we deserve only the best and most natural ingredients that will keep our skin healthy and radiant in the long-run.
I would love to introduce Fleuron’s Overnight Replenishing Gel Mask, an impressive product packed with over a dozen natural ingredients including Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Honey, Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Powder, Grape Seed Extract, Paper Mulberry Extract, Licorice Root Extract and Cranberry Fruit Extract.
I recently wrote an article (www.ezdietitian.weebly.com) on the topic of probiotics and gut health.
Our digestive tract host over 100 trillion bacteria. Unhealthy dietary habits, certain medication and stress can cause an imbalance of gut bacteria, which can lead to digestive issues such as diarrhoea and bloating, and skin conditions such as acne, eczema and rashes. Recent studies have shown a clear association between gut problems and skin conditions; apart from problems caused by bacterial imbalance, other illnesses such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and celiac disease can all manifest on our skin, leading to inflammatory conditions such as acne and eczema. Our skin can become sensitive due to the inflammatory state of our body, and natural ingredients such as jojoba oil, aloe, grape seed extract and hyaluronic acid are gentle, calming, and have anti-inflammatory properties that are ideal for sensitive skin.
Antioxidant, a substance that is present naturally in many plants have been the centre of attention in the healthcare industry for some time. Our body produces toxic molecules called free radicals from fatty fried foods and alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking, exposure to air pollutants, chemicals and the sun. Free radicals can cause an array of damage from skin pigmentation, wrinkles to cancer. The good news is that antioxidants have shown to protect our cells from free radical damages. Our skin naturally produces antioxidants, however, the production declines as we age, causing our skin to become more susceptible to damage. Studies have shown that topical application of antioxidants may be more effective than oral intake or supplement, as our skin can retain 20-40 times more antioxidants than the oral route. After the application of topical antioxidants, a reservoir of antioxidants can form on the skin and stay for several days. Topical antioxidants can also provide protection from UVA and UVB, alleviate inflammation of the skin and increase the production of collagen. Some of the most potent and effective topical antioxidants are grape seed extract, vitamin E, paper mulberry extra, licorice root extract and cranberry extract. Guess what? They can all be found in Overnight Replenishing Gel Mask! This mask might just be THE mask for your skin.
The Overnight Replenishing Gel Mask contains another ingredient that cannot be overlooked – Hyaluronic acid. It's an important component that occurs naturally in our body, providing structural support to our cells, ensuring the elasticity of our skin. Hyaluronic acid has the unique ability to retain up to 6 liters of moisture per gram, playing a critical role in keeping our skin moist and plump. It can also protect our skin from sun damage, and help in carrying nutrients from our blood to the skin cells. As we age, our natural supply of hyaluronic acid deteriorates, leading to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and skin dehydration. Hyaluronic acid can be derived from many natural resources, and used for topical application. A recent study has found that topical application of hyaluronic acid can decrease the depth of wrinkles by up to 40%, increase skin firmness by up to 55%, and increases skin hydration by up to 96%. Therefore, products containing hyaluronic acid can help you achieve a full, plump and youthful-looking skin.
I can write an entire book about the abundance of natural ingredients in the Overnight Replenishing Gel Mask. The reality is, you only have one precious body, and it is up to you to provide the best care to your body. We need to be mindful of what we put into our bodies, and what we use on our bodies. We have defied gravity and reached for the stars, we will defy ageing and reach for healthier, finer skin!