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One of the main ingredients in this bar and balm is chlorella vulgaris, a freshwater blue-green algae. Chlorella Vulgaris has regenerated collagen and elastin at the cellular level in lab studies. Ref; (Pierre-Yves Morvan and Romuald Vallee – Codif International).This is most beneficial to removing/clearing these various skin conditions. New, healthy skin is needed. You should do a google search, it has some awesome benefits to the human body, whether dispensed internally or externally.
This balm is designed to address the negative effects of over-exposure to sunlight causing age/liver spots. This formula’s ingredients are also reported to improve and diminish scars, cellulite hyper-pigmentation and stretch marks occuring on the skin.
Our customer testimonies are truly amazing on this product and the benefits reported. It is full of specific herbals, exotic butters and carrier oils that provide the necessary nutrients, vitamins and minerals to minister a renewed health for these skin disorders.
Balm Ingredients: Shea Butter, Kokum Butter, Castor Oil, Walnut Oil, Cherry Kernel Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Virgin Coconut OIl, Grapeseed Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Flaxseed Oi, Tepezcohuite Infused Avocado/Rice Bran & Sunflower Seed Oil, Chlorella Vulgaris infused it Avocado/Rice Bran/Sunflower Seed Oil, Kelp, Cucumber Peel Extract and Beeswax.
Bar Ingredients: Ingredients:A 5% Superfatting mixture of Oils; Avocado Oil, Castor Bean Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Cherry Kernel Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Palm Oil and Lecithin with Kokum and Shea Butters and Extracts of; Chlorella Vulgaris (fresh water blue-green algae), Kelp, Cucumber Peel and Chamomile Flowers added to: Coconut Oil, Soya Bean Oil, Filtered Water, Sodium Lactate (beets), Triple Pressed Vegetable Stearic Acid and Sodium Hydroxide.
Below is some results found from research, it may be more than you ever wanted to know, but for those of you who like to read...here you go -
EFFECTS OF CHLORELLA EXTRACT ON SKIN
Pierre-Yves Morvan and Romuald Vallee – Codif International, France The ageing process starts from the age of
20 when our cells produce fewer proteins. Skin ageing is characterised in three ways: * By a decrease in
the thickness, firmness and elasticity of skin promoting wrinkles. * By the unsightly effect of skin
microcirculation in the form of spider veins on the legs or dark circles on the face around the eyes.
* By a reduction in the antioxidant capacities with, in particular, lower
protection against UV. The main reasons for these three skin modifications are outlined below. Wrinkles and
stretch marks are the result of a lack of skin firmness and elasticity linked to a dramatic alteration of the cells
and of the main constituents of the dermis located in the space surrounding the cells. The latter contains
macromolecules, polysaccharides, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), fibrous protein (collagens, elastin), salts and
water which together are known as the extra cellular matrix, responsible for tissue cohesion. The main
structure proteins are collagens and elastin. The extra cellular matrix components are synthesised and secreted
by cells such as the fibroblasts and degraded by enzymes called Matrix MetalloProteinases (MMPs). MMP
activity is regulated by various factors including activators like plasminogen, plasmin, tissue plasminogen
activator (t-PA) and urokinase plasminogen activator (u-PA), but also by inhibitors like Tissue Inhibitors of
Metalloproteinase (TIMPs), anti-plasmin and Plasminogen Activator Inhibitors (PAI 1 and PAI 2).
Angiogenesis is defined as the formation of new blood vessels from preexisting vessels. This excess g
rowth of blood vessels is the cause of unattractive skin problem such as acne rosacea, vascular imperfections
and dark circles under the eyes. All these defects are due to the dilation of superficial veins that become v
isible on the surface of the skin. Vascular imperfections often result in the appearance of unsightly spider
veins on the legs. They can become varicose veins due to the stagnation of blood in the lower limbs. Hormone
changes (contraception, pregnancy, etc.), constantly standing or sitting, and ageing also contribute to the
formation of these small imperfections. Dark circles are due to small veins under the eyes which tend to
dilate; blood circulates badly and since the skin is very thin in this site, they rapidly appear. Their appearance
is also supported by stress, lack of sleep and pollution. Skin is also constantly targeted by active forms of
oxygen generated by UV radiation exposure and it needs to reinforce its antioxidant defence mechanisms in
order to protect itself against cell damage. Thioredoxin (TX) is a group of proteins found extensively in
animals, plants and marine bacteria. There are two types of TX: TX1 which is cellular and TX2 which is
mitochondrial. They protect cells against the cytotoxicity produced by free radicals. An increase in the
thioredoxin production could therefore be an interesting course of action for improving skin cell
protection. Dermochlorella Green micro-algae are rich in proteins, mainly in the amino acids that constitute
the dermis fibres and the expressed specific proteins that produce antioxidant activity. We therefore studied
the effect of an extract obtained from the micro-algae Chlorella vulgaris, named Dermochlorella, on skin
restructuring, skin microcirculation and skin protection against UV irradiations.
Here is the link to the lab testing and results: