If healthy skin is one of your skin goals (it should be), incorporating natural ingredients to help support your skin should be a non-negotiable in your skin care routine.
With a background in naturopathy, MAAEMO founder Hillary understands the importance of including botanical ingredients to support skin health. Expanding into the wellness category, the newest product to join the MAAEMO range - ‘Inner Radiance’ is formulated with a unique blend of ingredients to help support overall skin health.
To help explain these in a little more depth, we have put together our 3 favourite ingredients for skin health and given you some background into exactly what they do!
Firstly, let's talk about zinc.
Zinc is an essential mineral for cellular metabolism, immune function and wound healing. Zinc will help maintain healthy hair, skin & nails. It can protect against sun damage and is a key ingredient in our new Inner Radiance Powder.
Horsetail…..What is it ?
Traditionally used as a herbal remedy, Horsetail is rich in Silica which is beneficial for ageing or acne prone skin. Silica can promote elasticity & rejuvenate the skin.
Horsetail can also help to cleanse the body of impurities and excess water. Horsetail when used for the skin is also stimulating, soothing, healing & nourishing. Due to its mineral rich content, Horsetail will help regulate the skin. It will also help strengthen connective tissues and capillary walls.
Silica - Arguably our favourite ingredient for preserving firm skin.
Last but not least, let's talk about Silica.
Silica is found in human bones and fast growing tissues such as hair, skin & nails, which are especially dependent on the compound for strength, resilience & collagen production.
Silica is also important for the maintenance of elastin. Studies have shown that silica both internally and externally improves elasticity, texture & hydration of the skin.
Silica will help support collagen formation, in turn promoting bounce & elasticity in the skin (hello firm, supple skin!).
To get the most out of our new Inner Radiance Powder, we recommend drinking it daily mixed with water, smoothies or yogurt - You can thank us later.
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