Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract OS
When we look to nature to
provide our souls with nourishment, we are seldom disappointed. Being in touch
with our natural environment suggests that we are in touch with our inner
being. In many cultures, the symbolic wisdom of a tree is representative of life
and when translated into a skin application; our skin can take on a new life.
Our protein-free FSS Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract OS provides
beneficial conditioning properties to allow your skin the healing comfort that
only a healthy and vital lifecycle can bring*.
Considered one of the world’s
most useful trees by scientists who study plants for human nutrition, the
moringa tree (Moringa oleifera) produces the multifunctional moringa
seed. The moringa seed boasts high levels of powerful antioxidants such as
Vitamin C, beta carotene, iron, and potassium and is uniquely suited for
cosmetic applications because of its botanical appeal. Vitamin C works as an
antioxidant helping to free the body of radicals caused by lipid peroxidation,
resulting in diminished signs of aging. Vitamin C and its derivatives are also
useful for increasing collagen synthesis, which will help reinforce structural
support allowing for anti-aging and anti-wrinkle benefits. The derivatives
further enhance the skin by helping to erase spots and even skin tone where
hyperpigmentation can result from structural damage. The body uses beta
carotene by converting it to Vitamin A, which has been linked to reducing DNA
damage in skin cells for a more youthful appearance. In addition to important
vitamins, minerals such as iron and potassium also aid in cellular
proliferation and differentiation. Iron is a supporting mineral that helps
regulate fluid pressures within the skin. By balancing osmotic levels, we can
help prevent cell shock resulting in decreased cell damage for a conditioned
complexion. Proper potassium intake at the skin’s surface can further nourish
dermal layers for proper collagen formation. A strengthened skin matrix
provides increased barrier protection imparting a healthy, revitalized look.
derivatives have traditionally been used in Indian cultures for both culinary
and medicinal applications where Ayurvedic benefits have been a welcomed
mainstay. With an average height of 20 feet, a fully grown sapling can produce
hundreds of pods spawning thousands of bountiful green seeds. The small edible
pods are similar to green beans and taste like asparagus. Virtually every part
of the plant is edible in either cooked or raw form. Commonly used as a treatment
for malnutrition, the moringa tree has been hailed as the tree of life. Native
to the southern foothills of the Himalayan region of India, almost every part
of the exotic shrub maintains valuable properties.
As a survival mechanism, the
shrub has adapted the use of important phytocompounds to withstand intense
heat and prolonged sun exposure. A similar inherent protective mechanism can
be translated to skin via the use of healing extracts of the plant source. To
complement its medicinal uses, moringa plant materials have been used to rid
the body of harmful byproducts for internal cleansing by traditional healers.
Moringa is typically a fast growing tree and fruit bearing in its early life,
the tree usually expires after 20 years. However, it can sprout new life
quickly. The regenerative ability of budding compounds from within the roots
and stems make the moringa seed an ideal ingredient for use in cosmetics
designed to deeply condition the skin. Because our skin is in a constant state
of renewal, it is imperative to replenish it with potent vitamins and minerals.
Just as a parched tree is refreshed after a rain, your skin can
be equally drenched with thirst-quenching benefits designed to fortify your
skin barrier. Renew the surface of the skin with increased protection from
exposure to weathering elements with the help of the time-tested moringa seed.
Experience FSS Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract OS for the dewy
complexion that represents health at its finest, most natural incarnation.
• Moringa seeds are an excellent source of protective
• Traditionally used in Ayurvedic remedies
• Considered a nutrient-rich mainstay in Native tribal cultures
• FSS Moringa Pterygosperma
Seed Extract is protein free
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate & Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract
Golden Yellow to Amber Liquid
Suggested Usage Levels:
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.
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