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Beauty Shortlist Award

This year we only entered one product into The Beauty Shortist and I am really happy to announce that we won the Editors Choice Award for the Daily Rejuvenator. I recently reformulated this cream after researching some new functional and active ingredients.  I am proud of all MBotanical products but this one, along with the Gentle Enzyme Cleanser,  I personally use daily.

I love this cream.  It is light, yet occlusive (locks in moisture) and due to the high levels of humectants, draws in moisture to the skin.  It is very rich in Kahai oil ( which has about 3 times more retinol than Rosehip).  For anyone that doesn’t know what retinol can do, it is a powerful cell communicator that can help repair damaged skin and protect it from UV damage. It is an exfoliator that helps encourage collagen and elastin synthesis.  This helps restore and rejuvenate the skin.

When I formulated this cream, I wanted it to be as natural as possible but also wanted to add some powerful actives.  I used niacinamide or vitamin B3 as it is, apart from retinol, one of a handful of active ingredients that are proven to support and work on the skin. Niacinamide is found in  green vegetables, beans, whole wheat and barley. A 2005 study found that it is capable of improving elasticity as well as helping with problems such as rosacea and severe acne, due to its anti-inflammatory properties.  In addition it is found to help protect cells and increase the effectiveness of sun cream. Other studies have found it to be effective at evening out skin discolouration caused by hormonal changes or acne.  Overall it is great at changing the general appearance of the skin for the better!

I used a synergistic combination of Vitamin E and Vitamin E acetate, along with ubiquinone (CoQ10) to add anti-oxidant properties that can help with damage caused by the sun, and, although it is not a sunscreen, can give some protection from the sun.

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, a man made peptide,  promotes cell growth and collagen production which boosts skin function naturally and protects it from premature aging.

The combination of these precious ingredients, added at optimum levels, helps prevent damage caused by free radicals and at the same time aids the skins natural processes so that it stays healthy and youthful.

I like essential oils, i have used Frankincense, Myrrh and Rose as they are known to beautify the skin.

You can buy the Daily Rejuvenator here

As stated above this product has recently been reformulated. It should be available to ship by the end of the week. Please note that it is now going to come in a glass jar.

Rebecca xoxo

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