It’s always been said that you are what you eat. But why has this phrase never been taken any further? Although a body lotion is not consumed, that shouldn’t mean the importance of ingredient quality diminishes. As Self Care Week begins, we should take time out to consider the benefits of not only what we consume, but what we apply to our bodies.
Not only does using a moisturiser or lotion prevent dry skin and combat the ageing process, but it also encourages an even, prolonged tan. Although the summer is at an end, applying lotion will improve the overall health of the skin, helping to lengthen your peachy glow into the bleak mid-winter. Adding a lotion into your daily routine will also protect your skin’s radiance from the harmful environmental effects of the sun and the wind.
The Four Giants of our Body Lotion World
Here at Australian Gold, our products are derived from Biosine Complex which has four main ingredients - The Four Giants of our lotions. Together these elements combat (to name but a few issues) inflammation and a loss of elasticity, collagen and moisture.
This incredible plant has fantastic healing and soothing properties which moisturise the skin without leaving a greasy feel and combat the ageing process. It is crammed full of Vitamin A and C and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Known as The Plant of Immortality, Aloe Vera’s anti-ageing properties nourish the skin, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin. What’s more it’s ability to penetrate the water-retaining layer of skin allows moisture to deep root itself, restoring complexion. Aloe is (unsurprisingly,) particularly prevalent in our Aloe Collection which contains 200x concentrated pharmaceutical and food grade aloe. This concentration of aloe vera helps to deeply condition as well as protect from fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful complexion.
Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5)
As a natural chemical compound, panthenol is able to improve the effects of skin damage such as chafing or roughness. It strengthens the epidermis and improves the skin’s protective barrier, which subsequently reduces inflammation and improves skin hydration due to the reduction of water loss. Alongside this, this chemical is able to absorb 40x its own cell weight in moisture and uses this to deeply moisturise and rejuvenate the skin. This ability to enhance the skins moisture contributes greatly to the skins health and getting a long-lasting glow.
Tea Tree Oil
We go back to our roots (literally) through the use of this natural essential oil as it is derived from the Australian plant Melaleuca Alternifolia. Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which are not only great for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis but also fight tan odour caused during the tanning process- when using a sunbed, the skin oxidises, causing odorisation. Due to tea tree oil's anti-bacterial qualities, our lotions combat this reaction to tanning. In addition to this, tea tree oil is also a natural pH balancer which balances skin oils, ensuring the skin remains hydrated.
This natural anti-oxidant is the closest natural simulator to sebum, meaning the skin absorbs it easily. Olive oil penetrates deep into the skin and adds vitamins A, D, E and K as well as other essential nutrients. This is also a great natural treatment for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as the oil protects against cell oxidation, preventing itching and discomfort. Not only do the anti-oxidants protect the skin against environmental skin damage, but the oils ability to nourish skin fights against the ageing process and restores skin health, ensuring for an even, golden tan.
As well as these Four Giants, all of our lotions contain a plethora of other natural ingredients, all of which encourage rejuvenation and hydration for healthy, happy skin.