Manufacturers of cosmetic and skin care products use fragrance to influence consumers’ choice. However, in pharma-based ingredients, synthetic fragrances are commonly used, more than 95 per cent of which are basically derived from petrochemicals like benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates and other potentially toxic elements.
To avoid detailing these chemicals on labels, manufacturers use the word “fragrance”, on the pretext that showing specific ingredients would harm their “trade secret”. The consumers are, therefore, unknowingly absorbing harmful substances into their skin as a routine. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) researchers have found more than 75 per cent of products listing the ingredient “fragrance” that contained phthalates, known to cause disruption of hormonal activity, reproductive malformation and linked to few types of cancer and obesity.
In order to derive safe and beneficial effect from natural fragrances, Herbally Radiant R&D team has tested several EOs (out of more than 90 EOs) for their aromatic and skin cell rejuvenating properties. The objective is to assist natural ability of skin to balance, regulate, heal and restore its natural glow. These penetrate skin via hair follicles and sweat glands, and get absorbed in body fluids. Minute molecules of EOs are immediately absorbed into the blood stream when inhaled as the drugs oxygenate the blood.
The EOs derived from flowers, plants, resins and roots, are the basic life force of organic flowers and plants, and are very effective in helping increase circulation and promote new cell growth, while eliminating toxins. As antispasmodic, analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, chologogue, febrifuge, sudorific, antidepressant, deodorant, anti-inflammatory, their therapeutic effect on body, mind and spirit is amazing, creating a calming and soothing effect, so helpful in organic beauty care.
EOs consist of tiny aromatic molecules that are readily absorbed by the body by inhalation through the Cillia (the fine hairs lining the nose) to the limbic system which, when stimulated, releases endorphins, neurotransmitters and other 'feel-good' chemicals. These control our moods, emotions, state of skin and general appearance, memory and learning, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, stress levels and hormonal balance. This is why EOs have such a powerful effect on our state of mind. Stress-free mind is essential for good health as well as for maintaining well hydrated, revitalized, wrinkle-free and shining skin.
In Herbally Radiant products, special care has been taken to choose the right blend of EOs, with most compatible base or carrier oil. The special combination of EOs used in its anti-aging formulations, in right proportion, produce amazingly durable results. The mixing of EOs and base oil is done in incremental steps by trained persons.
Different EOs are used in facial and body treatments, as different skin types react differently to EOs. A note of caution: aromatherapy during pregnancy should be undertaken carefully.
Right kind of EOs effectively improve skin tone, reduce inflammation, increase blood circulation, relieve tension, stress and headaches, regulate hormones, relax muscles , stimulate the immune system and energize the whole system.
A notable success achieved by use of special blend of EOs, Herbally Radiant has launched new range of Cleansers, Toners, Serums and Scrubs under the CLEAN range, especially to address acne, black spots, lines and many skin disorders. The special CLEAN range formulations have received good customer reviews. (Shipping is free when ordered online at www.herballyradiant.com).