Why the “Snow Lotus” Plant is the Key Ingredient in Anti-Aging Beauty Products
Anti-aging, rejuvenating, and disappearing wrinkles – those are three of the most sought after effects from beauty products. However, many of these beauty products are filled with harsh chemicals that can damage your skin and have adverse effects on your body and overall health in the long run.
If we take a holistic approach to beauty, we find that there are so many natural resources we can use to soothe and restore our skin. One of our all-time favorite ingredients to use here at Olecea is Saussurea involucrata or “Snow Lotus”. Saussurea involucrata is a plant found high up in the Himalayas and has been used for centuries in beauty and wellness routines amongst many eastern cultures and traditional Chinese medicine.
What is Snow Lotus (Saussurea involucrata)?
The “Snow Lotus” is the dried ground part of the Saussurea involucrata plant. This part of the plant is used to treat disorders caused by inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Extractions from the Snow Lotus can also be used for beauty benefits and is a key ingredient in facial masks and serums, like Olecea’s Snow Lotus Transparent Mask.
SpecPure® SLE, an extraction from the Saussurea involucrata plant, is typically used for its anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and antioxidant agents. Studies show that SpecPure® SLE, can promote blood circulation, eliminate cold and dampness from the body, diminish inflammation, invigorate, and strengthen the skin.
What are the Beauty Benefits of Snow Lotus (Saussurea involucrata)?
Saussurea extracts inhibit the production of free radicals, which cause damage to other cells and contribute to many diseases. These extracts also help to delay the aging of the skin by preventing lipid peroxidation of the cell membranes. Along with its anti-inflammatory properties, Snow Lotus also helps reduce swelling of the face and neck.
How Can I Implement Snow Lotus (Saussurea involucrata) into my beauty routine?
Infused with S. involucrata, the Snow Lotus Transparent Mask works wonders on the skin to reduce swelling, minimize wrinkles and provide intense moisturization. After cleansing your face, apply the mask and leave it on for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. When you’re ready, remove the mask and massage the remaining serum into the skin. This mask is great to use two to three times a week.
We recommend using our Blue Circle Jade Face Roller to further allow the serum of the mask to penetrate the skin and maximize results. The Blue Circle Jade Face Roller stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage while working alongside the Snot Lotus Mask to help reduce fine lines, puffiness, and wrinkles, toning and improving elasticity.
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