The Journal

Key Ingredient: Snow Mushroom

Snow mushroom aka Tremella Fuciformis is THE plant-based alternative for hyaluronic acid. It’s extracted from an edible jelly white mushroom and has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine. Snow fungus is a popular anti-aging supplement.   Hyaluronic acid (HA) is also known as hyaluronan, which is a sugar naturally found in our skin. The main function is to retain water and keep your skin hydrated and plump. Besides this it’s responsible for skin cell renewal, for increasing the skin elasticity and for boosting the collagen production. Unfortunately, as we age less hyaluronan is made by our body....

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Key Ingredient: Acmella Oleracea

Acmella Oleracea aka paracress or jambu plant, is nature’s answer to botox. This ingredient is extracted from the acmella oleracea plant and contains the N-alkylamide spilanthol.    Traditionally, this native Amazonian plant was known by the indigenous people as the toothache plant because of the pain-relieving effect.  The spilanthol mimics a botox treatment by slowing down contractions and relaxing the face muscles. it has been clinically tested to target the loss of skin firmness and appearance of deep wrinkles by stimulating the fibroblast biomechanical functions. The benefits? Fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscle tension will be reduced, and leads to a smoother and firmer skin. This...

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Key Ingredient: Bakuchiol

Bakuchiol (pronounced as ba-koo-chee-all), is THE plant-based alternative for retinol aka vitamin A. It’s extracted from the seeds of the Babchi plant (psoralea corylifolia) which is native to the Himalayan region and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.  The benefits of bakuchiol? Besides it’s natural, it has powerful anti-ageing properties. Bakuchiol stimulates the collagen production, meaning that it helps your skin to increase cell turnover, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  This increase in collagen pushes new skin cells to the top and improves your skin condition by smoothing the texture and diminishing signs of...

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