Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Roselle) Flower Extract
Retaining a youthful complexion and preserving your skin from aging is a complicated work that requires constant effort. Our skin acts like a shield that protects us from the “attack” of many external agents, from bad weather to chemical substances and extreme temperatures. Just like a real shield gets damaged and scratched over time the more you fight, the more you expose your skin to stressors, the earlier it will get worn out. The first and most visible signs of skin aging appear in the form of wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines.
To save your skin from the effects of aging, you must purify it from those substances that can damage it, protect it as much as you can, and hydrate and nourish it with the right ingredients. Doesn’t sound so easy, does it? Well, with the right products such as the SimySkin 35+ Antiaging serum, it actually is simpler than it seems. Some natural ingredients such as the roselle (hibiscus) flower extract are amazingly able to do all the actions needed to preserve your skins mentioned above – all at the same time. All you need is to gently apply this serum to your skin every day. But let’s have a look.
A brief look at Hibiscus
Also known as roselle or rosemallow, hibiscus is a perennial shrub native to tropical regions. Its large, trumpet-shaped flowers are colorful and beautiful, and since they’re completely edible, they’re often used as food coloring or as a delicacy. The red ones are also used to obtain a potent extract. It is used by many cultures across the world such as the Africans, Egyptians, Mexicans, Indians, and Chinese to prepare a tasty beverage called carcade known for its healthy and energetic properties.
A staple of Ayurvedic medicine, hibiscus healing properties have been known since ancient times, and have been documented by many modern studies as well. Traditionally, this plant was used for various medicinal purposes, from treating upper respiratory conditions and stomach pain, to stimulate the appetite and provide a much-needed boost of energy. Hibiscus is packed with many antioxidants similar to those found in other popular natural substances known for their healthy properties, such as cranberry, bilberry, and red wine. These substances known as anthocyanins, as well as myrtillin, chrysanthenin, and delphinidin are able to protect your skin from many damaging agents such as the free radicals.
Make your skin look younger with the “Botox” plant
One of the reasons why your skin starts showing the effects of aging, is the fact that it slowly loses its natural elasticity. Exposure and stress cause your dermis to slowly depletes its stores of two structural proteins that determine your skin’s stretchin properties: elastin and collagen. A less stretchy skin becomes saggy, and is prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
Rather than paralyzing muscles as the botulin toxin does, the so-called “Botox plant” is able to increase your skin elasticity naturally and without any known side effect. Hibiscus is, in fact able to inhibit the activity of an enzyme called elastase, which slowly breaks down elastin over time. By preserving the natural resources of this precious substance, the roselle extract found in SimySkin 35+ Antiaging serum fights aging by lifting your skin and making you look younger.
Clean and purify your skin
Age spots are caused by a phenomenon known as “hyperpigmentation of the skin,” and may cause your skin to look much more aged than it is. They’re often caused by excess melanin production due to exposure to external agents such as UV radiations. Hibiscus has a delicate exfoliating effect that can help remove the thin external layer of your skin without compromising its integrity. It is, in fact, full of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), citric acid, and malic acid, which will also help treat oily skin by unclogging pores.
By cleaning your skin from any impurity, SimySkin 35+ Antiaging serum will make it look brighter and smoother. Hibiscus flowers are also able to speed up cell turnover and help repair any damage caused by UV rays due to their natural wound healing properties. The effect are always amazing, with a luminous and perfectly even skin tone.
Hydrate and moisturize your skin with mucilage
Hibiscus is a plant in the mallow family so it comes packed with mucilage, a natural skin moisturizer. This sticky goo is produced by the herb to help it store water and food at the end of the stem. Once it is applied on your skin, it will help nourish it and hydrate it, as it slowly release a high content of active substances and water. Keeping your skin’s moisture reserves intact is critical to retain a youthful complexion.
On top of that, mucilage helps keep all the other active substances in place for longer, including all the other potent ingredients found in our SimySkin 35+ Antiaging serum. This amazing natural synergy is absolutely unique, and allows our product to keep your skin supple and hydrated over time, and protect it against damage and ageing.
Hibiscus is a fantastic regenerating and revitalizing agent, which is able to protect, smooth and moisturize your skin – all at once. Coupled with all the other natural ingredients of the SimySkin 35+ Antiaging serum, we engineered a solution to keep your skin luminous, firm and forever young.
Feel the energetic boost of hibiscus on your skin, and bloom like a flower once again.
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