So what’s in this blend that brings the old glow back? Glad you asked my dear…
Organic NZ Blackcurrant– Our beautiful blackcurrants are grown and processed right here in New Zealand. Which is pretty cool because we produce some of the most potent most beautiful blackcurrants on the planet. Blackcurrants are sweet ,slightly sour and full of nourishing nutrients like vitamin C, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Blackcurrants are also a source of the anthocyanins
Schisandra Extract– Known as the five flavour berry, shisandra has a long history dating back thousands of years, as a beauty tonic. When taken consistently, schisandra is thought to give the skin a healthy glow from within. From a mechanistic perspective this amazing astringent berry does show it provides a multitude of amazing actions for the skin. I like to think of it as a triple threat for beautiful skin. It is highly antioxidant so helps to protect the lipids in the skin from environmental damage, I’m talking pollution, UV damage and heat/cold. It also is a true adaptogen, if you have followed me , you know what these herbs are – they support balance in the body and have a particular benefit in helping you cope a wee bit better in the face of stress. And we all know how that stress can show on your dial! And last but of course not least, is the action that schisandra has on the liver. It supports detoxification through the liver thus helping to detoxify excess hormones and toxins which can impact on skin clarity. Schisandra is commonly used alongside goji in Chinese medicine traditions as they are both renowned longevity and beauty tonics.
Tremella – Also known as Silver Ear mushroom and witches butter, tremella is a slippery, moisture rich mushroom. These attributes tell the story of its usage- tremella is soothing and promotes plump skin and mucous membranes. It also feeds the gut lining and flora and we know that a healthy gut is essential for a healthy system. Tremella contains moisture holding polysaccharides so its amazing for people with dry and therefore dull skin. In fact some research shows that these tremella polysaccharies have a stronger water holding capacity than hyaluronic acid. There is a whisper out there that tremella has similar actions to Lions Mane mushroom for mood and brain function as well!
Reishi Extract– A hard and glossy tree fungus, reishi has a beautiful and regal air. Highly antioxidant, reishi is a calming tonic for the mind and body and acts to support resilience in the face of stressors. It is known as the mushroom of immortality and is thought to promote a youthful and vibrant appearance. It also has benefits in helping to unload one of our primary detoxifying organs, the liver. This is of benefit in those with sluggish detoxification processes and congested skin – especially in conjuction with increased hydration and gut protocols.
Goji – A nutritive tonic, jam packed full of minerals, vitamin C and carotenes for healthy skin. The ancient Chinese thought that this lovely little berry extended life and promoted beautiful skin. In fact, more recent investigations have shown that goji is promotes collagen and elastin production, reduces hyperpigmentation and may also help to prevent UV damage (still wear sunblock tho!)
Rose – Rose is the ultimate heart medicine. Romantic, beautiful, scented and a tonic for the emotional heart. A floral medicine which distresses, calms and gives joy. Rose is the kind of medicine which puts a “I have been up to no good” smile on your dial.
Oh and BTW- all of our mushrooms are grown organically and third party tested here in NZ for heavy metals AND we don’t add any sugary shit or gums and thickeners and fillers. Just real ingredients. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any medical conditions consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
New Zealand Blackcurrants*, Tremella Extract**, Schisandra Berry Extract*, Rose Petal * , Goji Berry *, Reishi Extract*, Himalayan Salt
** organic dual extracted mushrooms fruiting body
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any medical conditions consult your healthcare practitioner before use.