Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer is a concentrated moisturizer in the tradition of Ayurvedic beauty care containing vitamins A, D, and E, as well as the tonifying herbs Bala, Brahmi, Turmeric, Amalaki, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Tulsi.
According to Ayurvedic legend, these herbs promote a glowing and lustrous appearance of the skin. A light, silky texture and subtle floral scent give this moisturizer its fine, delicate feel.
Directions: Less is more. First, dampen the skin with Himalayan Mist, then apply. For dry (Vata) skin, use 3-5 drops. For medium (Pitta) skin, use 2-3 drops. For oily (Kapha) skin, use 1-2 drops. Follow with Skin Serum.
Net Weight: 1 fluid ounce
Concentrated Ingredients: Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ocimum sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract*, Sida cordifolia (Bala) Root Extract*, Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) Root Extract*, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Extract*, Phyllanthus emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract*, Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract*, Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) Root Extract*, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil.
Absolutely no chemical preservatives or added fillers.
Not tested on animals.
Ayurvedic Skin Imbalances
The different skin types manifest imbalances in the following ways:
- Imbalanced Vata skin – premature wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.
- Imbalanced Pitta skin – freckles and discolored appearance.
- Imbalanced Kapha skin – clammy and oily complexion.
Wrinkles also seem to trend according to skin type parameters:
- Vata wrinkles – worry lines (horizontal wrinkles across forehead).
- Pitta wrinkles – crow’s feet and brow wrinkles (squinting wrinkles and creases between the eyebrows).
- Kapha wrinkles – wrinkles around the mouth or chin.
According to Ayurveda, one of the keys to moisturizing the skin effectively is to use the purest ingredients. The LifeSpa skin care line has absolutely no chemical preservatives. This is important because chemical preservatives congest the deep layers of the skin.
The main goal of Ayurvedic skin care is to restore the functional appearance of the skin. This is done by “exercising the skin” first to drive moisture deep into the skin and pull out impurities. This push-pull action cleanses the skin, flushing out deep-seated impurities associated with an aged appearance. Once cleansed, we can then properly moisturize.
Skin Radiance Herbs
There are 7 skin radiance herbs used in the Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer to address the different skin type imbalances listed above.
- Amalaki improves the appearance of skin elasticity.
- Ashwagandha has moisturizing and cleansing properties.
- Bala improves skin complexion and glow.
- Brahmi (Gotu Kola) moisturizes deeply.
- Shatavari promotes a glowing and lustrous appearance of the skin.
- Turmeric supports optimal radiance of the skin and a reduction in the presentation of fine lines.
- Tulsi (Holy Basil) is commonly used to create a youthful appearance and radiant glow.
We soak these active and moisturizing herbs in vegetable-based squalane for two weeks until the herbal constituents fully absorb. Squalane is a natural and deeply moisturizing oil with smoothing and softening benefits. Interestingly, squalane is only found in significant quantities in three places: olives, shark cartilage, and the sebum produced by human skin.
Vitamins for Healthy-Looking Skin
- Vitamin A gently increases the exfoliation process.
- Vitamin D reduces the appearance of prematurely aging skin.
- Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps the skin look more youthful.
Water – A Controversial Addition to Skin Care Products
Most skin care products contain added water as a filler. This makes them susceptible to bacteria and thus require chemical preservatives. LifeSpa products have no added water, so no preservatives are required. This also makes LifeSpa products very concentrated, so water must be added as needed during application to dilute the concentration of the products.
Ayurveda’s Take on Oil
According to Ayurveda, oil is the best choice for supporting radiant and glowing skin. For a long time, however, dermatologists have maintained that the phospholipid layer of the skin cannot absorb the oil, as vegetable oils have too large a molecule to be absorbed through this phospholipid layer of the skin.
The phospholipid layer of the skin is the waterproof layer that keeps our skin water-repellent. Our hands, which dry out more quickly, do not produce as much oil as the facial skin and have a thinner phospholipid layer, and thus are not nearly as waterproof as the skin covering the rest of the body. So, why is applying oil still considered one of Ayurveda’s most effective beauty secrets?
Interestingly, the Ayurvedic application of oil extends far beyond the modern idea of a moisturizer. The oil was used in a totally different way…
Feed the Bugs that Feed Your Skin
Our skin is home to millions of beneficial microbes. These microbes thrive on the surfaces of the skin on the inside and outside of the body. While our outer skin seems to be the skin we concern ourselves with most, the most important skin lies on the inside. In particular, the epithelium that lines the digestive tract.
The outer skin produces an oil called sebum. Sebum softens, lubricates and moisturizes the skin. It prevents the skin from drying out. In addition, it feeds the beneficial bacteria that live on the surface of the outer skin. (1)
When these microbes feed on sebum, they produce fatty acids that create the skin’s moisturizing barrier. These fatty acids moisturize and rejuvenate the skin in a way that water and most chemical moisturizers cannot. (1)
The vegetable oils that the dermatologist deemed too large a molecule to penetrate the phospholipid layer of the skin are actually not meant to penetrate the skin at all. They are meant to be food for the good bacteria living on the skin’s surface. (2)
About LifeSpa’s Skin Care Line
At LifeSpa, we believe that what you put on your body is as important as what you put in your body. Today, too many skin care products are loaded with chemical preservatives that may be perceived as foreign to the body. This perception by the body can trigger a rejection of the products, making them unable to deliver the promised results.
LifeSpa’s skin care formulas contain no chemical preservatives. This allows the skin a much greater chance of welcoming these products and allowing them to deliver results – working with the skin’s natural intelligence to create the appearance of healthy, plump and glowing skin.
Our skin care line is appropriate for all skin types. To adjust it to your skin’s unique needs, simply apply more or fewer amounts of each product. For example, less moisturizer for moist, kapha skin; more moisturizer for dry, vata skin.
Let your skin experience the LifeSpa difference! Try the LifeSpa Skin Care line for 30 days and watch your skin begin to glow!
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