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Bamboo is a beautiful, renewable, and abundant resource but did you know it’s good for your skin, too? Skincare products containing its extract have become popular recently, and there’s a good reason for it.
Bamboo extract contains high levels of natural silica. Silica can be found throughout nature—it’s a natural compound that makes up a fourth of the earth’s crust. It’s the foundation for many materials including quartz, clay, and glass. However, it’s an important mineral for the human body as well.
Silica helps connective tissues of the body (cartilage, tendons, skin, bone, teeth, hair, and blood vessels) become stronger and more flexible. It builds collagen to increase skin elasticity, strengthen nails, and help provide overall structure to the body. When babies are born, their bodies contain an enormous amount of collagen as a foundation for growth, which is one reason their skin is so soft. As we age, collagen breaks down so adding silica back to the body helps generate new collagen. Silica also helps to increase Glycosaminoglycan (GAGs) that reduces moisture loss in the skin. There are two ways to absorb silica—through ingestion and by topical application of skincare products.
Bamboo also contains other components besides silica that make it very beneficial for skin:
- Bamboo is a rich source of antioxidants including phenols, flavonoids, and vitamins C and E. The extract helps protect the skin against damage from harmful free radicals and UV rays.
- The plant contains high concentrations of essential amino acids and methanol. These elements combine with antioxidants to help damaged skin repair and heal itself.
- Other antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties soothe and heal dry skin and irritations.
Because of all of these properties, skincare products containing bamboo extract tend to provide relief to those suffering from acne-related skin conditions.
Adding bamboo to your skincare routine is easy.
Our Eminence Bamboo Firming Fluid took the first place spot in 2019 as Winner of Best Anti-Aging Range in the Natural Health International Beauty Awards. Simply by applying a thin layer to the face once or twice daily, its insoluble fiber, antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, and minerals create tighter and healthier-looking skin.
Or, choose our Eminence Bamboo Age Corrective Masque. This product helps to regain a more youthful appearance using elements of bamboo extract with a natural retinol alternative and PhytoCellTec™ Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells.
Give us a call or come visit us in person to learn more about products and services from Organic Elements Spa that will help you look and feel your absolute best. Our online spa boutique is open 24/7/365 to make ordering the products you need simple, from the comfort of your home.