Proven! Our team of chemistry whizzes has analyzed this product’s label claims, and the ingredients that deliver them. Here’s the science behind why it works.
The Claim: Combats Free Radical Damage
Ingredient: Vitamin E - The ultimate multitasker, Vitamin E helps to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier when applied topically and also helps protect your skin against harmful UV rays. Exposure to UV rays accelerates free-radical damage - a nasty process that breaks down collagen and elastin (your skin's support structure) and causes pre-mature aging. Read study.
Ingredient: Seabuckthorn Seed Oil - The oil from Seabuckthorn is jam-packed with antioxidants that combat free radicals which can age and weaken skin (read the in vitro study)
Ingredient: Arnica Montana - This sunflower relative has been used in folk medicine for centuries, and is full of free-radical fighing flavonoids and phenolic acids (read the in vitro study)
Ingredient: Calendula - Better known to the gardening community as marigolds, calendula plants are chock-full of antioxidants that fight against free radical damage (read the in vitro study)
The Claim: Reinforces Lipid Barriers
Ingredient: Beeswax - In chemist-speak, this fatty-acid packed wax is known as a ‘barrier cream’ – which means it helps decrease water loss on the skin by strengthening the skin’s natural lipid layer. Bonus: Beeswax has also been shown to strengthen elastin fibers (your skin’s support structure). Read study.
The Claim: Heals
Ingredient: Seabuckthorn Oil - Extracts from this fruit-bearing shrub have been found to help both fight inflammation and help stimulate tissue regeneration in burn wounds. Read study.
Ingredient: Vitamin E - The ultimate multitasker, Vitamin E repairs the skin’s natural moisture barrier when applied topically. Bonus: It also helps protect skin against harmful UV rays. Read study.
Ingredient: Calendula - Extracted from marigold flowers, calendula is a proven healer; one in vivo study found that it promotes angiogenises, or the development of new blood vessels--a key step in wound healing (read study). Bonus: evaluations of its components have found marigold extract to be rich is proven antioxidants like polyphenols and flavonoids, making it an effective neutralizer of different types of free radicals. Read study.
Ingredient: Arnica Montana - This sunflower relative contains anti-inflammatory compounds that help reduce swelling and speed healing (read the in vitro study)