Luminescent Botanicals Ingredients.pdf
Benefits of Ingredients in Luminescent Botanicals Products
Carrier Oils and Butters
Shea Butter: Shea butter is very thick and solid at room temperature and has a buttery rich
consistency that makes it ideal for use as a natural eye cream, lip balm, or body butter. Many
studies show that it is especially good at penetrating the skin and contains 60% fat, making
it highly emollient. Thanks to some other special properties, Shea butter does more than
moisturize, it delivers key anti-inflammatory and anti-aging components right into the skin, it
is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the
skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil might just be the most versatile health food on the planet. Not only
is it my favorite cooking oil, but coconut oil uses are numerous and can extend to being a
form of natural medicine, be used for natural beauty treatments and so much more. The
coconut tree is considered the “tree of life” in much of Southeast Asia, India, the Philippines
and other tropical locations. And today, there are over 1,500 studies proving the health
benefits of coconut oil. Some of the top coconut oil benefits include:
Decreases wrinkles and age spots
Increases HDL and lower LDL cholesterol
Olive Oil: Olive oil is truly a powerhouse when it comes to hair, skin and beauty
applications. Its rich, moisturizing properties make it ideal for use on your hair. While you
may immediately think of olive oil for cooking, keeping a bottle of olive oil handy in your
bathroom can help your hair look healthier, stronger and shinier. Whether you use it as your
regular conditioner, a hot oil treatment or as a hair finishing product, your mane is bound to
reap the many benefits of olive oil.
Sweet Almond Oil: Almond oil is mild and has hypoallergenic properties which makes it
great for sensitive skin. It is best applied when it is at the same temperature as your body.
Another reason almond oil is so good for skin is because it is rich in Vitamin E which is a
very effective anti-oxidant. Apply the oil regularly and your skin will combat stress and UV
damage. Deep cleanses skin and prevents acne, one of the best characteristics of almond oil
is that it is very light texturally, this makes the oil to penetrate deeply into the skin. Almond
oil is a wonderful cure for dark circles and eye bags, simply apply some below your eyes
every night before sleeping and in two weeks you will see the difference.
Babbassu Oil: If you suffer from psoriasis, eczema, rosacea or even acne, using moderate
amounts of Babassu oil is an excellent idea. Babassu oil absorbs into the skin more rapidly
than Coconut oil and leaves behind less of an oily residue, helping to treat these skin
conditions more quickly. Mixing this oil into a hair mask or as an ingredient in your shampoo
can strengthen your hair strands and prevent breakage and split ends. The fatty acids form
a shield, locking in moisture and giving your hair a healthier appearance, while also
stimulating new growth from your follicles.