As beautiful as Hibiscus is aesthetically (with colorful vibrant petals fanned elegantly in the shape of a trumpet), Hibiscus is even more impressive in its magical ability to transform the skin with its age-defying properties.
MEET NATURE’S BOTOX
Given its natural powers to boost skin elasticity for a stunning youth-boost, it’s easy to see why Hibiscus is called “Nature’s Botox.” A major feature of Hibiscus is its ability to inhibit the activity of the enzyme elastase, which is responsible for breaking down our skin’s precious elastin. In doing so, Hibiscus actively combats the aging process by firming, toning, and “lifting” your skin. But without the exorbitant expense—and unnatural affects—of an actual “face lift.”
Hibiscus contains gentle acids that have a gentle but effective exfoliating effect on the skin. Not only does this help with age spots, it also promotes an all around fresher, younger, smoother looking complexion. Hibiscus’ natural acids help to purify your skin by breaking down dead and dull skin cells and increasing cell turnover. The antibacterial acids also balance oil production and control acne breakouts. Unlike harsh synthetic forms of these acids which can strip your skin of its natural oils, the organic acids from Hibiscus bring your skin back in balance for a naturally gorgeous, glowing complexion.
Rich in antioxidants, Hibiscus combats skin-damaging free radicals that spawn when pollutants, including ultraviolet radiation and pollution, make contact with the skin—leading to premature skin aging. The antioxidants’ astringent properties help reduce the appearance of pores for a smoother complexion. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect and can help to soothe inflamed skin, making Hibiscus a perfect ingredient for sensitive or problem skin.
One of the most visible signs of skin aging is the appearance of hyperpigmentation or age spots. Due to the exfoliating effect of the organic acids in Hibiscus (including citric acid and malic acid). It promotes rapid skin cell regeneration, resulting in a more even and balanced skin tone.
Finally, Hibiscus has a naturally high mucilage content, a sticky substance produced by plants that help with the storage of water and food. Mucilage makes a fantastic natural skin moisturizer that is gentle on sensitive skin. This high mucilage content enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture, which is a key factor in retaining a youthful complexion.We use natural Hibiscus in ourTEA+C™ Green Tea Eyes Crème™. Consider adding it to your skincare routine as it provides a nutritive-rich shot of powerful antioxidants and peptides to protect your skin from toxins while keeping it hydrated, soft, and toned. A perfect way to start and end your day!