Did you know that as many as 98% of the population suffers from some type of skin dehydration? Dehydrated skin is different from dry skin, so it’s possible to experience this dehydration even with oily skin.
When it comes to caring for your skin, a daily moisturizer is essential… and finding the right product (with the right ingredients) is key. One of the most powerful ingredients to help combat dehydration and keep your skin healthy and vibrant is Brassica Alba Seed Extract.
Also known as White Mustard Seed Extract, this powerful compound is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It also is packed with omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, antioxidants, and other minerals that offer numerous health benefits.
Mustard has been grown since ancient times and is better known for its healing properties than its culinary use. Mustard plant is a part of the cruciferous plant family – the same family of plant that includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale and cauliflower.
And while there are plenty of nutritional benefits from mustard seed oil, it is perhaps most potent for skin care. First, mustard seed oil provides excellent hydration for your skin. Mustard seeds, used with aloe vera gel, can act as a great combination to hydrate your skin. It removes all impurities from your face and nourishes it from within.
Mustard seeds are also a great source of carotene and lutein. It is also a great powerhouse of vitamin A, C and K. Together these nutrients make for an excellent antioxidant, which is extremely important when it comes to slowing the signs of aging. Mustard oil contains a compound that could be useful for reducing inflammation: allyl isothiocyanate.
One study found that allyl isothiocyanate has anti-inflammatory potential. The study’s authors noted this effect in cell cultures, which are cells that researchers grow in a controlled setting. However, they also found that the anti-inflammatory effect was much smaller in mice.
Results of a more recent study indicate that allyl isothiocyanate reduced inflammation and had a range of other benefits in mice with colitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the colon.
It works wonders on the skin as a natural cleanser. It can be used as a make-up remover as well, making sure that it doesn’t clog pores. This helps the skin get cleansed naturally within minutes. If you have acne and rashes, apply a few drops of mustard oil for 10-15 minutes daily to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Dry, patchy skin is another concern when it comes to skin care – especially during the harsh winter months. Rubbing just a few drops of mustard seed oil on your face can help hydrate and repair damaged skin, leaving you feeling confident in your healthy, smooth skin.
Mustard oil is also a bountiful source of Vitamin E that gives you youthful skin by blocking the free radicals from your body. It also reduces the fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes that we commonly experience by penetrating your skin naturally. This process not only improves the complexion but also makes your skin smooth and supple.
No matter the time of year, sunscreen is an essential addition to your skincare routine. The high amounts of vitamin E present in mustard oil can help protect your skin from sun damage and environmental toxins by acting as a natural sunscreen.
Mustard seed oil is an essential part of the CHARLÍS Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer, but it doesn’t stand alone! In addition to the Australian sandalwood seed extract, this amazing moisturizer contains:
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OLEOSOMES: Rich in safflower seed oil and vitamin E and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid for moisture locking), these tiny oil droplets work both as natural emulsifiers as well as slow- time-released delivery systems, giving the skin long-lasting moisture to maintain the hydration of the skin.
ORGANIC ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL: Produced from the Argan tree (Argania spinosa), found primarily in Morocco, this oil offers anti-aging benefits, improved skin elasticity, antioxidant protection (via tocopherols), improved hydration, as well as helping with inflammation
ORGANIC THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTERS: Cold pressed from the fruit seeds of a tree growing in the Brazilian Amazonia, this butter is an excellent vegan alternative to animal-derived Lanolin. It is prized for its rich content of phytosterols (to benefit dry, damaged skin), polyphenols (to combat free radicals in the skin), and fatty acids (to moisturize the skin).
ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.
ORGANIC PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL: A member of the mint family and native to Eastern Asia, this oil is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and is an excellent antioxidant, thus helping to prevent free-radical-induced damage to the skin cells, which can result in premature aging. It is also easily absorbed into the skin and is not greasy.