Le Jardin de Recherche Beauté
Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri): A sought after oil that increases blood circulation allowing products to penetrates skin's layers. It is also known to treat dry skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, scars, and stretch marks.
Source: Botanary Botanical Dictionary
Neroli (Citrus Aurantium): Neroli oil has been used as far back as the 17th century, when Italian aristocrats discovered its skin rejuvenating abilities. The precious oil is produced from the fragrant blossoms of the bitter orange tree. The blossoms are gathered by hand just as they begin to bloom, taking about 1,000 pounds of orange blossoms to make 1 pound of Neroli oil. It improves skin’s flexibility, combats acne, and is best known for its soothing and skin regenerating effect on even the most environmentally stressed complexions. It’s also safe to use on the most sensitive skin, and one of the few citrus oils that is not phototoxic — meaning it can damage the skin when exposed to light. It’s also rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which is what makes it so useful in eliminating free radicals and protecting skin against environmental stressors and inflammation. It also supports collagen production, smoothes skin, and helps nix dullness and impart a healthy glow.
Japanese Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis): Green tea is rich in polyphenols, which demonstrate strong antioxidant properties (20 times more potent than vitamin C and 50 times more potent than vitamin E). It also has anti-aging properties as it inhibits the breakdown of collagen. Polyphenols improve capillary strength and reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
Carrot Seed (Daucus Carota): Rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A. Carrot Seed is reputed to help the skin’s natural healing process by assisting in the formation of scar tissue. May soothe skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis): Protects against environmental stressors. The caffeic and ferulic acid, which are present within this plant are potent antioxidants.
Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense): Horsetail contains a molecule called equisetonin which has a mild diuretic effect and that is why this herb may help reduce the appearance of puffiness. Horsetail is also rich in silica. Several clinical reports showed that this plant has firming and regenerative properties.
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum): Horse chestnut has been traditionally known as an astringent, anti-inflammatory and tonic herb. We included this plant in our formulations as it is rich in natural bioflavonoid called aescin, which acts as an excellent antioxidant and helps to improve circulation and reduce swelling (edema) of the tissues. Horse chestnut is good for sensitive skin.
Avocado(Persea Americana): Antioxidants found in avocados, such as carotenoids, vitamin E and vitamin C, help protect against the damage of free radicals. One particular carotenoid, lutein, promotes the water content and elasticity of skin and decreases the destruction of beneficial skin lipids. Vitamin E protects you from ultraviolet light. Your body needs vitamin C to make collagen, which is the main structural component of skin and the source of its elasticity and firmness. Avocados contain poly- and monounsaturated fatty acids, which protect your skin. Monounsaturated fats keep the top layer of your skin moist so it’s soft and healthy looking. Polyunsaturated fatty acids guard skin from sun damage and protect against symptoms of skin sensitivity and inflammation.
Bamboo (Bambusoideae): Bamboo is used in Chinese medicine to speed the healing of infections, and parts of India regard it as a remedy for infertility and reproductive system imbalances in addition to a soothing anti-inflammatory. Studies have also demonstrated that bamboo inhibits some infectious bacteria. Bamboo has been shown to serve as an effective antioxidant and pro-oxidant. It also is said to not only fight free radical damage, but also boost sunscreen efficacy, all while contributing to improved elasticity. Bamboo is rich in silica, an essential nutrient known to help the body absorb key minerals and support collagen production.
Tremella Mushroom (Tremella Fuciformis): Due to the mushroom’s water-retentive properties, the cream deeply hydrates and plumpens skin. Seriously, this mushroom can hold up to 500 times its weight in water.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata): softens and balances the moisture of the skin. It is also recommended for dry and oily skin and is reputed to have a balancing action on sebum production.
Mango(Mangifera Indica): Mangiferin, found in the seeds, skin and kernels of the mango is a powerful antioxidant. This antioxidant helps to ease the inflammation produced by acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Moro Blood Orange (Citrus Sinensis): Anthocyanin is a phytonutrient and an amazing antioxidant that gives blood orange the deep crimson color. It is also the same antioxidant that is found in blueberries. Antioxidants protect our bodies from the attack of free radicals and prevents our body from premature aging.
Calendula (Calendula Officinalis): Calendula is a great addition to anti-aging formulas, as it helps to keep the skin healthy and youthful looking. Researchers think this is because of the natural antioxidants in calendula that have a natural protective property. Calendula flowers, as you may be able to tell from the color, also contain carotenoids, which are key in helping your skin look more youthful. These protect from environmental stressors, and can help soothe. Carotenoids naturally exist in the outer layer of skin, so calendula-rich formulas, may help improve skin’s appearance. Calendula is gentle and hydrating, so it’s great for dry and sensitive skin. It can even be used under the eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, and occasional red patches.
Schisandra (Schisandra Chinensis): Packed with loads of antioxidants including key vitamins C and E, schisandra is a great superherb for skin wellness and protection. Schisandra’s strong astringent qualities enable the skin to hold in moisture for more fullness and beauty. It has always been popular amongst wealthy individuals in China, due to its ability to preserve youth in both physiology and appearance. The superherb has shown efficacy through countless dynasties, wherein the skin is said to glow, becoming clearer and finer after one imbibes it consistently for several months. Schisandra may also protect against UVB induced skin damage.
Papaya (Carica Papaya): Effective in skin renewal and skin brightening. It also functions as an exfoliator, skin softener and moisturizer and helps fight acne. What's more, the enzyme helps the body combat free radicals, thus preventing premature aging.
Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus) Seed: Absorbs UV-B and UV-C so useful as a broad spectrum sunscreen. Anti-inflammatory due to high content of alpha linolenic acid (the highest in any fruit seed oil) and phytosterols therefore helpful for eczema and psoriasis. Anti-aging benefits due to content of ellegic acid (an anti oxidant). This study show that elegiac acid “reduced the destruction of collagen and inflammatory response, both major causes of wrinkles.” It also protects against ultra violet damage. Very high in Vitamin E – an antioxidant. Antioxidants in skin care are important to prevent oxidative damage which can lead to premature skin aging and skin cancer. Very high levels of phytosterols that can help reduce trans epidermal water loss thereby helping to keep skin moisturized. Phytosterols also help to repair skin damaged by environmental factors including sun damage.
Jasmine (Jasminum Officinale): We use the oil extracted from the petals of jasmine. This essential oil provides moisture to dry skin and has a soothing effect on sensitive skin. Jasmine oil also demonstrates antioxidant and antiseptic properties.
Centella (Centella Asiatica): A small plant native to Asia, considered the most powerful rejuvenating herb used in Ayurvedic medicine. Three major active ingredients of centella are: asiatic acid, madecassic acid and asiaticoside. Our choice to use this plant in our formulations was based on numerous clinical studies documenting antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of centella as well as its ability to stimulate collagen production and promote wound healing.
Alexandrian Laurel (Calophyllum Inophyllum): Researchers have found that Alexandrian Laurel oil contains calophyllolide (a substance known to possess anti-inflammatory properties) and delta-tocotrienol (a form of vitamin E), as well as a number of antioxidants. Alexandrian Laurel oil has properties that moisturize your skin. Because it is rich in fatty acids, the oil acts as a barrier on the skin, locking moisture in, as well as for scar healing.
Camu Camu Berry (Myrciaria Dubia): Camu camu berries, which are native to the Amazon region, contain about 30 times the amount of found in oranges. They're also rich in ellagic acid, an antioxidant that can help protect skin against free radicals. Camu camu is also jam-packed with other vitamins and minerals including iron, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium, and amino acids. A true superfood for your face.
Lavender (Lavandula Augustifolia): We use the essential oil extracted from the flower spikes of the lavender plant. It is a natural antiseptic with strong antibacterial activity. Lavender oil has excellent soothing properties.
Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus): Sunflower is an excellent source of oil, which contains up to 74% of Omega-6 (linoleic acid). We decided to use sunflower oil as it acts as a remarkable emollient that helps retain skin moisture. Recherche Beauté also uses sunflower seed extract which possesses anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help protect the skin from external environmental influences.
Watermelon (Citrullus Lanatus): The vitamins A and C found in watermelon can help restore damaged skin following exposure to sun, wind, or even environmental stressors. Vitamin E, which is also present in the fruit, can lighten hyperpigmentation, fill out fine lines, and help neutralize the effects of free radicals (like sunburn).
Bulgarian Rose (Rosa Damascena): It takes tens of thousands of rose blossoms, picked as they are unfolding in the early hours of dawn, to yield 1 ounce of rose essential oil. That makes rose oil one of the most expensive essential oils.
Containing a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, rose essential oil has excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry skin; it also offers antiseptic and astringent properties to treat acneic skin, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help treat redness and inflammation. Rose oil can also help refine skin texture, controlling skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. A study has even shown that rose essential oil can help heal wounds, as inhaling it inhibits water loss in the skin and lowers the concentration of cortisol (a stress hormone) in the body.
Rose essential oil also possesses aromatherapy properties that calm and soothe. A recent study showed that rose oil specifically has been shown to have a positive effect in treating depression.
Helichrysum (Helichrysum Italicum): Also known as Everlast, is a plant with excellent antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Molecules extracted from this plant help reduce oxidative stress, purify the skin and promote natural skin renewal.
Rosehip (Rosa Canina): We use the oil extracted from the rosehip containing vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene, beta-carotene, omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. This oil has multiple anti-aging properties: helps to regenerate skin cells and to repair damaged skin tissue; promotes collagen and elastin production; helps diminish the appearance of age spots; increase skin moisture leaving the skin nourished and supple; helps to protect skin from damaging free radicals.
Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens): The oil extracted from this plant has been used for years to help healing of wounds, burns and skin ulcers. We decided to use this essential oil as it possesses antioxidant and antiseptic properties and helps to balance the sebum production.
Lychee (Litchi Chinensis): Lychee has a high content of the antioxidant Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex and phytonutrient flavonoids. These antioxidants protect the body from oxidative stress caused by pollution and UV radiation. Free radicals are created from oxygen molecules and they alter the function of our cells to form cancer cells. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals, thus protecting your skin cells from damage. In this way, lychee can protect against skin cancer and inflammation. Lychees are a great source of skin-friendly nutrients like thiamin, niacin and copper. Thiamin assists the body in metabolizing fats and protein for healthy skin. Niacin boosts the hydration levels in the skin while copper, in small quantities, helps to speed up the healing of damaged skin. All these benefits make lychee a super fruit for your skin.
White Turmeric (Curcuma Zedoaria): Extracts from White Turmeric, known as tetrahydrocurcuminoids, efficiently quench free radicals on the surface of the skin due to their antioxidant properties. This protects against damage from ultraviolet radiation and environmental irritants.
Amla Berry (Phyllanthus Emblica): The benefits of Amla berries to the skin involves its super high vitamin C content. This gives it a powerful antioxidant property, so it helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors. Amla is perfect in anti-aging formulations, as the vitamin C helps keep the skin looking young and vibrant. Amla berries are also a great source of additional nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, and vitamin B. It also has cleansing properties, helping to unclog pores, minimize the appearance of large pores and remove dirt and impurities. Amla also has natural conditioning properties that moisturize. In addition, this fruit is great for giving your skin a firmer, tighter look.
Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia): Vanilla has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and calm irritated skin. Also an anti-bacterial, vanilla has been used to reduce skin infections and in wound healing. Vanilla Bean Extract contains Vanillin, a polyphenol with powerful anti-oxidant properties. Anti-oxidants help to protect against free radical damage and the effects of environmental stresses on the skin. Vanilla also contains B vitamins, including niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. All of which help to maintain healthy looking skin.
Strawberry (Fragaria X Ananassa): It contains alpha lipoic acid which is a potent antioxidant, which slows the aging of collagen elastin. Also it has great vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant as well as being a key player in collagen synthesis.