For our latest, and almost magical facial serum, Royal, we turned to the classic winter holiday combination of gifts with spiritual influences:
Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.
The application of gold for a healthy, radiant complexion dates back to Egyptian queens Cleopatra and Nefertiti. With all its benefits, it is no wonder that gold facials rank among one of 10 most expensive facial treatments. Furthermore, holistic practitioners have trusted the active agents in Frankincense and Myrrh for many years. Today, the health supporting properties of gold, frankincense and myrrh are better understood.
These exquisite substances have been safely used for thousands of years for a number of ailments.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of gold can help the renewal process of the cells and may assist in the relief of a variety of skin conditions such as: calm acne inflammation, reduce skin redness, and protect against free radicals that lead to wrinkles and sun damage.
Gold also boosts the skins’ blood circulation, effectively helping it stay hydrated by maintaining optimum moisture levels. Gold’s reflective particles have brightening effects, great for giving skin a fresh, radiant appearance.
This spicy, woodsy scent is alluring to most men and women. Prior to antibiotics, frankincense was even more valuable than gold due to its natural antibacterial properties. Frankincense oil is also anti-inflammatory and antifungal.
In skincare, frankincense is known to protect skin cells, soothe eczema and other rashes, reduce blemishes and scars, tighten skin and naturally slow the signs of aging. One study indicates that frankincense oil not only exhibits anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, but it also demonstrates noteworthy anticancer activities, with inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis in tumor cells being major contributors.
For centuries, due to its antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, Myrrh has been used to prevent infections, and to treat wounds and minor skin irritations, such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, and acne.
Myrrh is added to skincare formulations due to its notable moisturizing benefits that help to maintain healthy skin. An academic lab study shows that frankincense and myrrh have been shown to be beneficial against skin cancer cells.
To treat your skin with the 3-Gifts of the season, check out our Royal elixir. This potent, multi-tasking serum can be used as a daily moisturizer, after-shave, lip hydrator, or makeup foundation enhancer. Made with natural ingredients only… to highlight natural beauty.