Yen Heal & Hydrate Essence Toner
- KEY BIOACTIVES:
- Terminalia Chebula is one of the most prized fruits due to its high levels of vitamin C. This dense antioxidant minimizes fine lines, firms and brightens skin texture and overall preserves skin's youth due to its high Vitamin C content (stronger than Vitamin C when in synergy with other plants in our formula). anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
In an 8- week study, the Terminalia Chebula extract proved its ability to reverse the visible signs of environmental pollution-induced skin damage. This powerful antioxidant can reduce inflammation and may strengthen full-thickness skin architecture for the treatment of skin aging, chronic wounds, evening skin tone, smoothing roughness and giving the look of firmer and brighter skin.
Areca catechu is a species of palm believed to have originated in the Philippines and today it can be found in tropical Asia, the pacific and east Africa. Areca Catechu (betel) plant is also called “Maak” in Thai culture. The betel nut, which contains phenolics and alkaloids, has long been used for chewing by the elderly as it is believed to release adrenaline and the feeling of euphoria. A study found this medicinal plant to help preserve collagen and elastin ﬁbers against the degradation by hydrolytic enzymes. In a cream containing 3% of Areca catechu, the result shows an increase in skin elasticity. Another study shows the extract at concentration of 4% can stimulate collagen synthesis by 140%. The leaf extract is used as an active ingredient in Yen Heal & Hydrate to promote stimulation of collagen synthesis.
Kacip fatimah is a flowering plant that grows in the tribal area of Malaysia. The leaves are dark green and it thrives in shady places. Our wildcrafted Kacip Fatimah from the peninsula of Malaysia is licensed for harvesting once a year to preserve sustainability, prevent deforestation and protect the minority tribe called the Orang Asli, the indigenous people who live there. Their unique cultural heritage, religion, and belief in nature is inspiring. Medicinally, Southeast Asia has used the leaf extraction as a post-partum medication and an anti-estrogenic deficiency and -immunodeficiency diseases fighter. Kacip Fatima contains a high presence of phyto-estrogen (plant estrogen) especially isoflavones, which can act as an antiaging agent in the skin through the estrogen receptors or through increased production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and extracellular protein matrix. Also, phytoestrogens can increase the vascularization of skin and prevent the skin from experiencing oxidative stress and apoptosis. Apart from its outstanding plant estrogen, kacip Fatimah also possesses some anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties as well.
Tamarind Extract - The tamarind is a long living medium-growth tree which attains a maximum crown height of 40 to 60 feet. The fruit has been used in Thai culinary for centuries. There are two types of tamarind, sour tamarind, which is used as a replacement for lime or vinegar in a curry or cold salad, and sweet tamarind which is eaten as fruit. High in fiber, Tamarind aids digestion and is used as a laxative in Traditional Thai Medicine. Dubbed “botanical hyaluronic acid” the seed of tamarind contains a high level of xyloglucans, a type of polysaccharide (sugar) with highly effective wound-healing properties that help improve the processes of re-epithelialization and the remodeling of skin cells. Moreover, xyloglucan is considered to be a plant polymer that can create a film thereby forming a protective barrier on the skin to prevent bacterial adherence and moisture loss. It therefore, hydrates, plumps and smoothens the skin and fine lines. It is one of the vital ingredients in our best skin hydrating essence Yen Heal & Hydrate Essence Toner.
- HOW TO USE:
Beyond instant hydration, this highly addictive toner-serum hybrid supports skin with healing damaged cells, balancing skin pH and strengthens the skin barrier to enhance your skin’s natural protective mechanism. Yen has balanced moisturizing fatty acids that create a thin, invisible, protective film over the skin to plump and safeguard against moisture loss and environmental debris.
Yen consists of complex plant synergies, a result of ancient plant medicine that effectively awaken circulation. A flush of heat or tingling sensation may be experienced followed by a luscious glow in the skin. Well loved as a standalone moisturizer on the hot summer days for oily skin or as first step healer for chronic dryness.
Scent Experience: An elated, majestic, flowing essence with beautiful intersects of a refreshing cucumber garden, spicy ginger and faint floral notes.
Black Rice*(Clear congestion, brighten skin), Calcium Carbonate (detoxes pores, absorbs excess oil, adjusts Ph within formula) Mung Bean*(skin brightener, potent antioxidants), Marshmallow*(intensely hydrates, anti-irritant, soothe redness) Ocimum Gratissimum*(anti-microbial, fights acne, tightens and firms skin), Terminalia Chebula* (potent source of vitamin C, fights bacteria) Thanaka Bark**(tighten skin appearance, fights acne, cools and brightens skin) Gypsum (soothes inflammation, releases heat from skin, treats redness such as eczema or sunburns), Cassia Tora* (draws and retains moisture to the skin), Lodhra Tree Bark*(free-radical scavengers, anti-inflammatory, heals wounds) Indian Madder* (anti-allergies, relieves redness and heat from skin), Nutmeg* (lightens dark spots, fights against infection and heals acne), Royal Jelly*(supports collagen production, heals wounds), Pine Pollen*** (inhibits growth of acne bacterial), Plai*** (releases heat, reduces inflammation and swelling in skin trauma),***, Chinese Red Ginseng*(relieves swelling and inflammation in the skin), Inulin & Frusctose (sugar molecule extracted from the chicory plant), Vitamin C (brightens post-trauma hyperpigmentation, fights free-radicals), Wild Turmeric***(potent anti-inflammatory soothes swelling and redness), , Turmeric***(anti-inflammatory, brightens dark spots), Ginger*(heals and stimulates circulation), Ashwagandha**(powerful antioxidants, prevents cell breakdown and premature aging), Coriander Seed*(antiseptic, anti-allergy, soothes irritated skin), Acacia Concinna***(cleanses and detoxifies the pores), Mangosteen**(powerful antioxidants and antibacterial), Long Pepper*(enhances penetration, anti-inflammatory), Pueraria Mirifica*(rejuvenates and plumps the skin), Ylang Ylang Oil* (balancing sebum, tones and clears acne), Jasmine Sambac Oil* (supports cell repair, evens skin tone), Vanilla Fruit CO2 Extract* (treats acne and anti-bacterial), Sweet Orange Oil*(decongests and brighten), Immortelle Oil* (anti-inflammation, decreases the appearance of fine lines), Geranium Rose Oil* (antibacterial, soften and refines pores), Rose Otto Oil* (antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory), Bulgarian Rose Absolute* (evens skin tone and reduces sun damage), Carrot Seed Oil* (restores healthy skin tissue for sensitive skin such as eczema, dermatitis ), Grapefruit Oil* (brightens and smooths), Neroli Oil* (stimulates cell regeneration, balances oil production), Lavender Oil* (reduces pain and inflammation), Lemon Oil* (decongests and reduces oil).
Take 1 heaping teaspoon of the powder mask and 3 teaspoons of hot water.
Mix well and allow the mask to steep, activating the formula, similar to a fresh cup of tea. For dry or sensitive skin, mix a few drops of our Twilight BeCalm Skin Serum in at this step. Or you can supplement with honey.
When the mask transforms into a paste, apply generously to your face and décolleté area.
Lightly mist your skin with water or toner, keeping the mask wet and activated will increase efficacy. After 45-60 minutes rinse the mask off with warm water and follow with hydrating step.