Pumpkin, witches’ green tea & some other “spooky” ingredients you need to introduce to your skincare routine
To celebrate Halloween, our latest blog is looking at the vaguely spooky ingredients you need to consider adding to your skincare routine.
It may be the universal symbol of Halloween but did you know scientists are investigating whether pumpkin could be the key to healthy, glowing skin?
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, pumpkins are rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant and vitamin A, which soothes and softens your skin.
There is also anecdotal evidence that pumpkin can be used to treat dry skin and acne.
However, quite how much pumpkin puree you need to slather on your face to achieve the desired results, is not clear.
But at least we’ve found a use for the Jack O’Lantern carving leftovers which doesn’t involve consuming 50 litres of pumpkin soup!
Witches’ green tea
Ok, we’re busted, it’s just normal, run of the mill green tea but we are reliably informed that witches can’t get enough of this stuff.
This is the key ingredient of all our Science of Skin products so we’re bound to think it is pretty special.
But don’t take our word for it, believe in the science.
Our special formulation takes a particularly active green tea extract that cleverly works to support your skin and has been scientifically proven to reduce some scars by over 40%.
It is used to reduce the redness and irritation of scars and to help to reduce the appearance of your scars.
As well as scars, it also works wonders on stretch marks, insect bites, sunburn, chicken pox and acne scars.
This is not for the faint hearted.
Scientists at Utah State University are researching how spider silk protein, which is a protein similar to natural spider silk, can be used in cosmetics.
It is thought spider silk can be used to moisturise skin leaving it metaphorically “smooth as silk”.