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Skin Beautifying Ingredients: Product Feature 'Graced by Gaia Face Cream'

We are in love with the botanical delight that is Graced by Gaia Face Cream. After improving our original formula with lovingly crafted herbal infusions we have perfected this master recipe into an amazing cream guaranteed to soften & renew the skin on your face with powerful antioxidants, Vitamin C, & essential oils. Not only will you love the way your face feels after a nighttime blessing by Gaia, but you will immediately be relieved of tension by its mild yet effective floral aroma.

While you can take our word for it we would still like to provide you with all the details so you can be informed & enlightened about what Graced by Gaia can do for your skin. It is important to us that you know the ingredients you use for your body temple intimately; therefore, below we have provided you a synopsis of the herbals that comprise this face transforming beautification formulation.

Organic & Vegan Ingredients in Graced by Gaia

Fresh Rose Petals from Rosa 'Gertrude Jeckyll' Infused in Castor Oil on a New Moon

The petals of Rose not only smell delightful, but are highly smoothing & softening to the skin. We took one of the most aromatic roses grown organically in our garden, ‘Gertrude Jeckyll,’ that has a blissful Old Rose scent & infused it in Castor Oil on a New Moon to manifest a potent Rose Oil. Rose Oil is cleansing, astringent, toning, moisture retaining, stimulating, antibacterial, healing for skin conditions, rejuvenating for mature or damaged skin, & helps uplift the mood and harmonizes the mind.

New Moons are significant when herbally infusing because they mark a time of new beginnings, initiating reflection, setting intentions, & the release of old ways to facilitate a fresh start, infused with the energy of possibility & promise. The pull of the moon as she progresses through her phases draws the herbal elements more deeply into the medium of infusion increasing potency.

Castor oil reduces the appearance of scars & stretch marks. The fatty acids in castor oil can easily penetrate through the skin layers & stimulate the production of collagen & elastin. This not only repairs & softens your skin, but also delays the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines, giving you a younger, smoother & softer look. It works especially well for crow’s feet or dark circles around the eyes.

Rose Hydrosol

Rosewater controls and balances sebum production, making it useful for both dry & oily skin. It can balance & restore the skin's PH & help tighten pores. Its' antibacterial properties help fight acne.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is known for protecting skin against UV radiation damage & keeping skin soft & supple. A 2007 study by the Departments of Pharmaceutics at Hamdard University in India found it to both prevent initial UV damage and slow down the effects of UV damage after it happened. Its’ antioxidants can also delay signs of aging as it renews the cells of your facial skin. May also soothe eczema & acne.

Avocado Butter

Easily penetrating the skin, avocado butter is a natural sunscreen whose vitamin content A, B, G (Riboflavin), & E make it extremely nourishing for your skin.

Gunpowder Green Tea Infused in Coconut Oil on a New Moon

Green tea is rich in anti-oxidants like catechins & vitamin C that help in healing the damage caused by harmful oxidants in UV rays, pollution, chemicals, etc. Catechins are polyphenolic antioxidants found in various plants, especially in the leaves of the tea plants. They are important for good health & composed of polyphenolic antioxidants, plant metabolites which are responsible for promoting the skin’s defense & self healing abilities. Because catechins are powerful antioxidants they work very well as anti-aging compounds. Catechins fight free radicals, protect skin from sun damage, fight wrinkles & keep the skin youthful.

Coconut Oil is constructed mainly of saturated fats which, when applied to the skin, keep it smooth to the touch & helps retain moisture. Lauric acid in coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores. Additionally, it contains Vitamin E, an essential nutrient for healthy skin growth, repair of wear & tear, keeping skin smooth & protecting against cracking. Above all, coconut oil prevents premature aging & wrinkling of the skin because of its antioxidants.

Pomegranate Oil

A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that pomegranate oil stimulates “keratinocytes,” which are the major cells found in the epidermis—the outer layer of the skin. Helping to regenerate these cells may actually help reverse past damage to revive skin & reveal a newer, more youthful appearance. Pomegranate oil is highly regenerative & as such contains powerful antioxidants. A 2003 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that pomegranate seed oil significantly decreased the incidence of skin cancer in mice exposed to cancer-causing chemicals. Because of all its inherent properties pomegranate seed oil provides soothing, hydrating relief for those with extra dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, & sunburn. The anti-inflammatory properties calm redness & irritation, the natural moisturizers hydrate, & the magical regeneration properties help heal wounds & restore skin health.

Argan Oil

Argan oil contains an ingredient called sterolins which promotes healthy skin cell metabolism & helps your skin retain moisture. Unsaturated fatty acids in argan help make the skin softer while its Vitamin E & Omega 6 fatty acid content reduces inflammation. It regulates the production of sebum, which causes acne, thus reducing breakouts. The Vitamin E present in the oil contains antioxidants that help remove damaged cells & help new ones grow, fading acne scars. Tocopherols & fatty acids such as Linoleic acid present in the oil, fight free radicals, improve elasticity & cell strength of facial skin. Since argan oil is 100% natural, it poses a lesser risk for sensitive skin, although you should always test out new products on a small patch of skin first, to make sure you are not allergic. It can help address skin problems, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, & rosacea that are commonly associated with this skin type.

Rose Hip Seed Oil

Rose Hip oil has significant anti-aging benefits for your face. Super light & non-greasy, the anti-aging benefits come from its high antioxidants & the oil’s ability to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin. The Vitamin C & A, in particular, stimulate collagen production. Because vitamin A has small molecules, it allows deeper penetration into the skin and improves the skin’s moisture levels, thus reducing wrinkles & fine lines. For those who are seeking to avoid chemicals & Botox, Rose Hip oil may be perfect because of its skin rejuvenating properties.

Jasmine Absolute Jasminum grandiflorum Essential Oil

This luxurious essential oil is a powerful aphrodisiac that makes you feel romantic or in love when experienced. Because it is a cicatrisant it helps fade scar marks, spots, & even stretch marks. As an expectorant, sedative, & antispasmodic Jasmine creates the best situation for falling asleep & staying asleep. It can help in treating dry or dehydrated skin, eczema, & dermatitis. The oil can improve your state of mind by inducing confidence, optimism, & euphoria. It helps banish fear, guilt, & stress while leaving you uplifted & stress free.

Other Components of Graced by Gaia Face Cream include Vitamin E Oil, Liquid Lecithin (Soy Based), & Candelilla Wax