Nettle is a plant that goes unnoticed (or is possibly unknown to many), along our roads or in the backyard of the house, but which nevertheless represents one of the most powerful ingredients of our Vitamin soap [Cucumber, nettle & mint], and believe me, its ''scrubbing'' effect is tran-scen-dant, almost enigmatic, as it provides an incredible feeling of cleanliness! Dirty skin ? What dirty skin ? From office work to the mechanic who took a surprise shower while doing his oil change on the car, cause problems, Le Vitaminé takes care of it !
‘‘Health is the greatest good.’’
- Cardinal de Bernis
Well, let's get one thing clear, it is not enough for a soap to be only beautiful and to smell good to launch frantically into its purchase ! The price becomes secondary insofar as you have to think about quality, quantity, and durability of use (ours ? Almost 3 weeks ... hanhan !) It is still necessary that it suits your skin and that you really know what compose it…! Your skin, are you listening to it ? The skin breathes and communicates directly with the rest of the body, so it is important to take great care ! Our soaps are more than just soaps that smell great and are beautiful, it's the science of nature in action ! They are the result of years of research for formulations composed of natural botanical active ingredients, laboratory-controlled extracts, and precious raw materials, all in very precise dosages ! The thoroughness, patience, and talent of our craftsmen is without a doubt what positions artisan soap at the top of the most efficient soaps ! There isn't a day when I am not impressed by the work of our first craftswoman, Anne Bastide, of Jardins Phlox ! Let’s see some of the ingredients that make this soap perform well in a quantitative / qualitative balance !
First, the juice of the aloe leaves. Thousands of years ago, we knew the virtues of aloe for treating skin infections, but it would be in the early 1930s that a group of doctors started using it to treat burns. caused by X-rays, thus witnessing a new interest in its use in topical use, making its entry into the world of cosmetic and dermatological products. The juice of aloe leaves has a pH close to that of the skin (4,5), making it an excellent moisturizer that promotes elasticity while preventing skin aging. Several studies have also shown its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, and its ability to promote healing. Aloe is even said to help treat dermatitis caused by radiation therapy. In addition to treating lesions, infections and inflammations of the skin, aloe is believed to speed healing of burns.
Let's stay in the green, we reassure you, there is no green alien extract in this product, but rather cucumber extract ! Cucumber extract is softening, diuretic, emollient, purgative and tonic. The flesh of cucumbers is mostly water but also contains vitamin C and caffeic acid, which prevent water retention, help soothe skin irritation and reduce swelling. The tough skin of cucumbers is rich in fiber and contains a variety of beneficial minerals including silica, potassium and magnesium. The silica in cucumber is an essential component of healthy connective tissue, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones. Cucumber extract also helps reduce freckles, improve skin tone and then tighten open pores.
Still green ? Yes…a question of contributing to the natural pigments of this soap, but also to its power, spirulina. It is an algae that has been around for billions of years. Spirulina is an exceptional source of various carotenoids (mainly beta-carotene), therefore making this ingredient a leader in terms of antioxidants. Particularly detoxifying, spirulina would present in it all the nutrients and trace elements necessary for optimal health of the skin by improving its firmness, elasticity and reducing its imperfections.
The famous nettle ! Very green too ! It is a cleansing plant that allows the body to get rid of its toxins and be purified. This plant, unknown to a large majority of people, is said to have alkalizing and draining functions, helping to curb sebum secretion, thus becoming the new lover of oily skin. The dried nettle spread all over this soap allows it to give the skin an incredible "scrubbing" which gently exfoliates the skin and generates a rather impressive feeling of cleanliness...oufff !
Avoid your spouse seeing you roll in a questionable way ... and a little embarrassing ... in the grass in the backyard hoping for a sudden skin miracle, and opt instead for a very simple solution...Le Vitaminé soap [Cucumber, nettle & mint] !
* This article contains general information only. You should always consult a healthcare professional who will be able to advise you on the best treatments for your condition and on products suitable for your skin and condition if necessary.