Known as the “upside down tree” of legend, the baobab overflowed with energy and walked across the African plains. Mother Earth decided to plant the baobab upside down to make sure it stayed in one place, and ever since, its root-like branches reach up to the sky. Baobab oil provides a superior source of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, promoting softer, smoother, and more toned skin. Vitamins A, D, and E deeply moisturize and nourish dull, dry, and aging skin while encouraging the regeneration of skin cells.
One of the oldest plants on record for its medicinal properties, aloe vera was used by Alexander the Great in treating wounded soldiers, and by Cleopatra in performing her daily beauty treatments. This therapeutic plant promotes healing while moisturizing, soothing, and softening skin.
Depicted in folklore as the flower of consistency, the geranium drives away negative energy, attracts prosperity, and magnifies joy in daily activities. Soothing to the skin, the geranium’s detoxifying oil relieves the discomfort of excess oiliness, reverses the damage caused by extreme dryness, and helps minimize the appearance of multiple skin conditions, such as scars, discoloration, sagging, and wrinkles.
Two thousand years ago, the Roman philosopher Pliny wrote that mint should be woven into a crown around the head in order to stimulate the mind and the soul. Energizing peppermint extract helps improve tone and elasticity while providing antioxidant benefits.
The common name of this herb derives from 16th century England, when ashes of the plant were used for making glass. Known as “Precious National Treasure” in Japan, glasswort extract helps improve skin moisture, firmness, and elasticity.
This fragrant resin has been revered by royalty for thousands of years, valued even more than gold. Unguent vases discovered in King Tutankhamun’s tomb contained frankincense, as further testimony of the ancient Egyptian obsession with eternal youth. Known for its healing powers, this anti-aging secret conditions, tones, and rejuvenates irritated, environmentally-damaged skin. The aroma is reminiscent of pine, honey, and lemon, and provides a sense of calm and serenity.