INGREDIENT 101: Portulaca Oleracea

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Soothing superweed for your skin 

The history of Portulaca Oleracea

This not so common but almighty ingredient also known as Purslane is a powerful skin soothing antioxidant which is known for its wound healing abilities. In the past, it has been used as a folk medicine to treat ailments such as wounds, burns and skin diseases. It has also been described as being good for teeth and to soothe stomach ulcers.

Why is it good for you

Modern research confirms its wound healing abilities and that it is rich in beneficial cocertain mponents for the skin. It has the richest amount of omega-3 fatty acids amongst all plant sources. It also contains polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. All of which makes it an amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent to soothe and calm the skin.

That’s not all. It is also known to be an amazing antiaging and skin brightening ingredient. Based on a study, it demonstrated Portulaca Oleracea’s ability to lighten pigmentation and was more effective than kojic acid and arbutin which are both known to be effective skin brighteners. It is also an amazing antiaging ingredient with its ability to reduce the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles.

Who should use it

Known for its amazing skin soothing abilities, anyone who has irritated, troubled skin should definitely give this plant a try. Our cleanser contains a wonderful blend of effective skin soothing herbs including Portulaca Oleracea which is non-stripping, pH balanced and hydrating at the same time.

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