The Power of Superfoods
Do you know that there is a group of food products that bring a lot of goodwhen incorporated in an everyday skin care ritual? We are talking about superfoods here – the ingredients that you will instantly fall in love with! Fruit, vegetables, seeds and oils rich in nutrients which look delicious on your platecan bring even more benefits when applied to skin. We have used superfoods to produce natural beBIO cosmetics. Find out more about using these delicious ingredients that can be found in our shower gels, body lotions and deodorants.
Chia Seeds Extract
protects against the damaging effects of free radicals
Chia (also known as Salvia Hispanica) is a plant native to Mexico. It is a great source of antioxidants as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are responsible for collagen replenishment. Because of that, the extract obtained from these inconspicuous seeds helps to regenerate and strengthen the skin. The anti-ageing properties are also attributable to it. The useof cosmetics containing Chia Seeds Oil prevents the loss of skin firmness and smoothes wrinkles. That is not everything. Salvia Hispanica has also anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it is a life saver for the irritated skin. The Aztecs already knew about it!
Goji Berry Extract
strengthensand vitalizes the skin
Goji Berries are cultivated in the Himalayan valleys. They are, not without reason, called red diamonds or the elixir of youth. They are on the top of the superfoodslist. It means that their nutrition properties can do a lot of good not only when it comes to our diet, but also when used externally. They are valued in the beauty industry for their soothing and regenerating properties. Goji Berry Extractaccelerates epidermal renewal and penetrates the skin. It is a natural product recommended even for people prone to skin allergies. Do you want to find out more? These red inconspicuous fruit can work wonders. Goji berries when used in cosmetics provide perfect moisturizing properties and enhance production of collagen fibers making the skin firm and look healthy.
Sweet Almonds Extract
Almond Extract is our next hero. We could not forget about it while developing formulas of our natural cosmetics as its properties are absolutely stunning. Oil obtained from almonds is rich in Vitamins A, B, D,and E as well as magnesium, proteins and mineral salts. It is mild, removes dead skin cells, deeply moisturizes, delays the skin’s ageing process and restores its radiance! Moreover, it soothes the irritated skin and is rapidly absorbed.
Japanese Cherry Blossom
moisturizesand improves the skin condition
For ages Japanese Cherry Blossom has been used as an ingredient of soothing cosmetics for each skin type.We value it for its amazing moisturizing properties. This beautiful flower restores the skin’s hydrolipidic film making it smooth and supple. It enhances the skin’s elasticity, and additionally evens out its tone. This is good news for people complaining about skin blemishes. It is a perfect ingredient for an everyday skin care ritual – also for people suffering from acne.
soothesand tones the skin
Pomegranate is another superfruit. Not only is it delicious and rich in vitamins, but it can also work wonders in terms of an everyday skin care ritual. It acts as a natural antioxidant – it protects the body against free radicals. Pomegranate Extract, that is rich in Vitamins C and E as well as beta-carotene, has regenerating properties and accelerates epidermal renewal. It also contains a lot of zinc and seleniumthat enhance and stimulate the skin’s cells activity. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties this product should be appealing to people having acne problems.
Flax Seed Oil
As you know, flax seed is an unquestionable star ingredient of any diet. This precious source of fiber can also work wonders in cosmetology. The cold pressed Flax Seed Oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins that are perfect for fighting with the dry, atopic skin. However, this ingredient will also help if you have oily skin. Thanks to alpha-Linolenic acid, which reducessebum production, it cleanses pores and reduces imperfections. These inconspicuous, tiny seedscan do a lot of good also to our scalps. Lignansthat can be found in Flax Seed Oil delay male baldness. We also appreciate it for fighting hair loss and reducing a common problem of dandruff.
Bamboo is an exotic plant native to Asia. Its properties were already known in the prehistoric times. Back then it was used as a weapon, building material, and of course in cosmetology. People especially appreciate bamboo shoots as they contain a lot of minerals that are beneficial for the skin. Flavonoids found in bamboo support the fight against free radicals and delay the skin ageing process. Flavonoids are also responsible for protection against UVA and UVB radiation, and additionally they strengthen blood vessels by means of accelerating the skin metabolism. There are more great properties of bamboo – this plant makes the skin firmer and more radiant. It also helps to fight unwanted cellulite. Moreover, itstrengthens the skin structure and nails – to know it is to love it!
Fruit and seed extracts serve as popular ingredients of natural cosmetics, however, pepper may really come as a surprise. It turns out that we have not discovered all of its beneficial properties for our skin yet. This spice used as oil guarantees detoxifying, antibacterial and warming effects. It improves blood circulation, opens pores and cleanses the skin. Ladies do appreciate its slimming properties. Pepper prevents cellulite as it supports the skin cells metabolism. We also value the fact that it enhances absorption of other skin and body care products used on a daily basis.
soothesthe skin and makes it supple
Lemongrass, also known as cymbopogon, is usually a one-meter shrub which has distinctive leaves resembling grass. This plant is native to the southern regions of India and Sri Lanka, and nowadays it can be also found in Southeast Asia and the American tropics. It has been widely used for ages as a culinary herb, both for food and tea, as well asfor medical purposes. We also avail ourselves of the benefits offered by lemongrass. What are they? Lemongrass is famous for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It warms up, tightens pores, and inhibits overproduction of sebum. Lemongrass oil is recommended for people dealing with oily scalps as well as for everyday care of oily skin. Its benefits are numerous. Lemongrass Oil makes the skin firm and helps to fight cellulite. In addition, it is absolutely mild for your skin – soothing, moisturizing and makingit more supple.
moisturizesand has antibacterial properties
Coconut Oil, which is considered to be the healthiest oil in the world, simply had to be included in our list of ingredients. For ages it has been extracted from the kernel of mature coconuts. It is a great source of saturated fatty acids such as e.g. lauric and palmitic ones. Its structure enables it to deeply penetrate the skin and offer its best properties – the list of which is really very long! Coconut Oil obviously moisturizes and strengthens the lipid barrier of the epidermis. It is appropriate for people suffering from atopic dermatitis, eczema or acne as it ideally soothes various skin’s irritations and inflammations. It contains antioxidants and fights free radicals what results in delaying the skin’s ageing process. Moreover, it regenerates the skin and serves as a great weapon in fighting blemishes. Coconut oil can be also used as mouthwash as it prevents tooth decay and resolves the problem of bad breath.
Sea Salt Minerals
supportthe skin’s function
Salt is a must-have ingredient of almost every dish, but do you know how important it is in cosmetology? Our products are rich in sea salt minerals and as such have cleansing and relaxing properties.These white crystals improve blood circulationand thusaccelerate the skin metabolism. Sea salt has significantly more mineral ingredients than ordinary salt. Therefore, it makes the skin firmer, improves its tone and reduces stretch marks better! The minerals that it contains, i.e. potassium, magnesium, aluminum, sodium, calcium, iron, iodine and silicone, work wonders when implemented in an everyday skin care ritual and are suitable for all types of skin.
Shea butter moisturizes and nourishes; it is a fat extracted from nuts of the African shea tree. Shea nuts resemble huge berries which house seeds that are exceptionally rich in fats.
Shea butter, that contains Vitamins A and E, deeply moisturizes and nourishes the skin strengthening its protective barrier. Owing to the content of Vitamin F, it has muscle relaxation properties that can be found convenient after intensive work-out. Other shea butter ingredients strengthen the stratum corneum what in turn improves the skin’s elasticity. Did you know that shea butter is a natural sunscreen as well?
strengthensthe skin’s protective barrier
Cocoa butter – also known as cocoa oil or fat – is extracted from cocoa beans obtained from the cocoa tree native to the tropical forests of Middle America. It is rich in antioxidants that help to delay the skin ageing process at the cellular level. Furthermore, it smoothes wrinkles and reduces the visibility of scars. Cocoa butter is 100% skin biocompatible, and as such it does not cause any allergic reactions. It is suitable for pregnant women who wish to prevent getting stretch marks.
Vegetal Oils were highly appreciated already in the ancient times. Egyptians used them to protect their skin from the sun. What benefits can they provide us with today? The modern cosmetology most often uses sunflower oil and rapeseed (colza) oil. Both of them are rich in vitamins and minerals and they stimulate skin regeneration processes, make the skin supple and elastic as well as protect it against moisture loss. Vegetal oils often act as the basic ingredient of natural creams, lotions, lipsticks and lip balms.
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
soothesthe irritated skin
Aloe vera has exceptional moisturizing and soothing properties; it nourishes the skin and helps it to maintain its natural balance. It is also a great ingredient of any kind of detoxdiet andit supports the digestive system, yet we decided to use it in cosmetics products. Aloe Vera Leaf Juice provides the best benefits this plant can offer us. It contains Vitamins A, C and E that are indispensable for our skin. Vitamin E moisturizes, oils and smoothes the skin, Vitamin C makes the walls of capillaries more elastic, and Vitamin A has the power to increase the production of hyaluronic acid. The list of benefits providedby aloe vera is very long. It has antifungal properties and it even soothes skin inflammation. Moreover, aloe vera nourishes and regenerates the skin. It will efficiently fight the problem of dry and peeling skin. Furthermore, aloe vera supports collagen synthesis what means that it improves the skin’s elasticity. It is amazing, isn’t it?
Blue Algae (Spirulina) Extract
soothes the skin
When we talk about superfoods we do not only mean fruit and spices but also seaweed! It does not come as a surprise that we need to mention blue algae (spirulina) here as they are widely used in skin care products. And this fact is attributable to the high concentration of vitamins – A, E, C and B1, B2, B5, B6, B12 and PP (B3, niacin) – minerals and antioxidants. We use algae in our cosmetics as we know that you will appreciate their moisturizing, soothing and rejuvenating properties.
Green Algae (Chlorella) Extract
provides nutrition properties
Freshwater and sea algae are still an underestimated source of Vitamins A, E, C and B1, B2, B5, B6, B12 and PP (B3, niacin), minerals and antioxidants. Unlike the blue algae, the green ones have purifying properties. Chlorella acts asstorage of fatty acids that, among others, support regeneration and protection of epidermis. Cosmetics containing this great ingredient are suitable for everyday use if your skin is dry, sensitive or prone to atopic dermatitis.
makes the skin supple and smooth
As Poles we are very proud of our rapeseed! In our beBIO products we use the healthy oil that is obtained during the rapeseed extraction process. It is absolutely safe for people with allergies, and you will definitely enjoy its smoothing, softening and moisturizing properties. Rapeseed oil is a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids as well asVitamins E, A andK; it also fights free radicals, delays the skin ageing process and the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, it reduces vascular lesionsand soothes the irritated skin. You will definitely find the cosmetics containing rapeseed appealing!