What is the "Moringa extract" used in our Detox treatment mask?
Today, we have decided to initiate a series of articles to introduce you to our favourite naturalactive ingredients. To begin this saga of botanical beauty, here is the Moringa!
THE SEEDS OF A TREE NATIVE TO INDIA.
Moringa extract comes from the seeds of a tree native to India, the Moringa Olifeira also known as the Miracle Tree or Tree of Life.
It is in some ways a "vegetable tree", ultra-rich in vitamins and minerals. All parts of this plant, from the roots to the flowers, have been used for thousands of years for their nutritional and healing properties.
In recent years, it has appeared in contemporary cosmetics as a particularly interesting anti-pollution and depurative active ingredient.
AN EXCEPTIONAL RICHNESS IN NUTRIENTS AND A SUPER ANTI-POLLUTION POWER.
If food supplements are made from crushed and dried leaves, it is especially its seeds that are interesting for the manufacture of care products.
The oil is produced from cold pressing of the seeds, in order to preserve the integrity of its properties. It is extremely rich in unsaturated fatty acids (omega-9 in particular) as well as antioxidant vitamins C and E.
Everything is useful in Moringa: the leaves are nutritious and the seeds give extracts with purifying powers.
But what really makes it special is a protein contained in the seeds which hasthe particularity of binding impurities, aggregating them and retaining them on the surface of the skin, preventing them from penetrating the epidermis and affecting the cells.
Its use is therefore strongly recommended for all those who live in urban environments. Since, as city dwellers, we are regularly exposed to stress-oxidants and polluting particles.
We recommend using this mask in the morning. It will thus act as an anti-pollution shield throughout the day. Moringa is, in fact, associated with a film-forming active ingredient to form an invisible barrier against external aggressions.
The formula also contains moisturising and soothing Organic Aloe and vegetable glycerine to reinforce the skin's barrier function and ensure suppleness and comfort.