Courtesy of Miessence®
We eat nutritious food, so why should our skin be any different?
Unfortunately we don’t give our skin the treatment and nourishment it deserves considering the vital role it plays, which is more than simply keeping our insides ‘in’.
Our skin is a major sensory organ alerting us to heat, cold, pain and pressure – so it’s well worth treating it with care.
It’s also a thermal regulator, a protector from UV rays, infection, bacteria and moisture loss. It creates Vitamin D essential for bone formation and looks after the body’s overall health by transporting essential oils and medicines into the system and eliminating waste from the body through sweat.
What you skin ‘eats’ affects its ability to do its job properly.
Healthy, supple skin needs three things:
- cell communicating ingredients
- skin-repairing ingredients.
Antioxidants are fundamental in reducing free-radical damage and environmental stress on our bodies.
Free radicals damage and deplete the skin’s structure and accelerate the degenerative effects of exposure to the elements.
The primary source of antioxidants is through the food we eat – namely brightly coloured fruit and vegetables.
We should be eating up to seven serves of fruit and veggies a day, but more than 70% of us don’t eat that much. An antioxidant superfood like Miessence BerryRadical, containing the antioxidant power of eight serves of fruit and vegetables in one teaspoon, is an ideal way begin your new skin care regime.
Antioxidants can also be topically applied to the skin. Don’t be fooled by claims of new miracle ingredients in cosmetics – a combination of natural ingredients with proven antioxidant abilities such as aloe vera, olive juice extract, found in the Miessence moisturiser range, work better together to benefit the skin.
Cell-communicating ingredients is a new research area that shows promising results. According to researchers, cell-communicating ingredients have the ability to tell skin cells to act by either direct communication with the cell or by blocking messages from substances that damage cells.
Miessence products contain a number of ingredients that are considered to have cell-communicating properties such as Vitamin A rich Carrot Seed CO2 extract, sunflower oil with its high levels of linolenic acid and lecithin, a natural plant phosolipid from non-GMO soy bean oil.
The third factor for great skin is using what’s known as skin-repairing ingredients. They work alongside antioxidants to bolster the skin’s natural phosolipids – the substance which surrounds skin cells which lay between each skin layer to keep them soft and supple.
In addition to the beneficial antioxidant and cell-communicating ingredients found in Miessence skin care products, additional ingredients such as aloe vera, jojoba and rosehip also provide a number of benefits that can help overall skin health.
Many cosmetic companies try to isolate beneficial ingredients by processing natural ingredients with chemicals, resulting in petrochemicals, silicone, formaldehyde donating ingredients, nitrosamine contaminants and parabens lurking in many popular preparations.
At Miessence, we believe that using natural ingredients, in the way intended by nature, is the very best way to source its nutrient goodness.
Our certified organic products use ingredients that are sourced by cold-pressing and distillation – not chemical reaction. They are safe, edible and food grade.
Our skin deserves nothing less.