Hibiscus has great anti-aging benefits because it maintains elastin in the skin by decreasing the activity of elastase, an enzyme that breaks down our skin’s natural elastin, Hibiscus is also loaded with vitamin C, which is vital for collagen production. This extremely moisturizing and refreshing flower has over 200 varieties. It contains a large number of vegetable acids. but we love this flower because it provides a tightening effect to your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. It’s an ideal ingredient for combination and acne skin because it’s toning and has a high degree of astringent properties
THE 'ANTI-AGEING' PLANT
Hibiscus flower is naturally high in both antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), both important in making skin look more youthful. Antioxidants protect against free radical damage, diminishing signs of sagging, lines and wrinkles, and dark spots. AHAs are super skin smoothers, good for brightening the skin, improving rough texture, and diminishing breakouts.
While most forms and sources of alpha hydroxy acids are chemically derived, hibiscus offers a natural form of these powerful ingredients. So what exactly does that mean? Since there aren’t chemicals involved in the hibiscus form of alpha-hydroxy acids using this in skincare doesn’t give users the harsh side effects that can sometimes result in the chemical forms. AHA increase cell turnover and give a gentle exfoliation to the skin’s surface. Both of these benefits give users a much more youthful appearance to their skin.
Antioxidants for Even Skintone
Hibiscus contains a type of antioxidant called anthocyanocides, which are proven to protect and fight off skin-damaging free radicals, including ultraviolet radiation. On top of this, this antioxidant can also can help with skin irritation or inflammation. As mentioned previously, Hibiscus contains gentle acids that have a slight exfoliating effect on the skin. Not only does this help with age spots, but Hibiscus's benefit can also encourage an all-round fresher, younger, smoother looking complexion. The natural acids present in Hibiscus help to purify your skin by breaking down dead skin and increasing cell turnover, they can even help to control acne breakouts. Unlike harsh synthetic forms of these acids which can strip your skin of its natural oils, the organic acids from Hibiscus bring your skin back in balance for a naturally gorgeous, glowing complexion.
Our No. 46 Hibiscus Facial Mask has French Green Clay, Rosehips Powder which supercharges this mask for those needing to firm and detox their skin
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