Monday, June 11, 2007

Pure Flower Organic skincare

I finally have my own range of skincare.

You know I fussy I am on what I use on my face or body. I 'd scrutinise the ingredients on labels of skincare. Anything with parabens, sodium lauryl or Laureth Sulfate,Diazolidinyl urea,TEA, Formaldehyde, Mineral Oils I'd avoid. Scientists find common cosmetic ingredients in human tissues, like industrial plasticizers called phthalates in urine, preservatives called parabens in breast tumor tissue, and persistent fragrance components like musk xylene in human fat and some of these chemicals are banned in EU.

When I couldn't find anything here I'd buy them from US or I'd resort to milk for cleanser, cucumber and carrot for toner honey , oat and yogurt, pineapple/papaya for mask and homegrown aloe vera for moisturiser but their shelf life is short, making them once a week ok jugak but once in 3-4 days, hassle jugak. Now you can find natural bodycare from I Green- but I have to go to certain pharmacies or organic shops, the one in the jin bertendang area where my house is certainly doesn't sell- well one did but after a while had to return the products to the manufacturer as no one actually buys them- In Ampang I hear they are selling'em like hot cakes.

Organic skincare perse, you can only find at Organic shops like Justlife ( I love visiting the shop -esp at USJ my fav haunt). they are all imported - from either Australia and New Zealand. And they are expensive.

Reading about aromatherapy and its benefit spurred me. Apparently Aromatherapy had been around for 6000 years or more. The Greeks, Romans, and ancient Egyptians all used aromatherapy oils. The Egyptian physician Imhotep recommended fragrant oils for bathing, massage, and for embalming their dead nearly 6000 years ago. The modern era of aromatherapy is dawned in 1930 when the French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse coined the term aromatherapy for the therapeutic use of essential oils. He was fascinated by the benefits of lavender oil in healing his burned hand without leaving any scars. He started investigating the effect of other essential oils for healing and for their psychotherapeutic benefits.

During world war II, the French army surgeon Dr. Jean Valnet used essential oils as antiseptics. Later, Madame Marguerite Maury elevated aromatherapy as a holistic therapy. She started prescribing essential oils as remedy for her patients. She is also credited with the modern use of essential oils in massage.Studies with brain wave frequency has shown that smelling lavender increases alpha waves in the back of the head, which are associated with relaxation. Fragrance of Jasmine increases beta waves in the front of the head, which are associated with a more alert state.Scientific studies have also shown that essential oils contain chemical components that can exert specific effects on the mind and body.

After reading so many books and properties on essential oils , carrier oils and books on formulation- Pure flower is born.

Actually I'd like to use Pur Fleur- (pronounce as pour fler ( rhyme with blur?)) means the same thing but in French- you know how I am fascinated with the language- I have linguaphone in my house- still gathering dust tho- flipped it thru before we went to Paris a few years back. But I have fear pronouncing the word- macam tergeliat lidah- I have to ask someone who knows the language.

Scouting for the ingredients- Well the carrier oils have to be Organic or Wildcrafted, Cold pressed and Unrefined to be therapeutic. No pesticide , chemical fertilizer, synthetic fragrance, bleach, chemical laden, hexane expressed oil.
The Essential oils have to be Organic and Steam Distilled not solvent extracted. Herbs used has to be organic too.

Here is the brochure

Pure Flower Organic
Skincare
Is formulated using the purest ingredients found. Organic flowers and herbs- calendula, lavender, horsetail, organic or wildcrafted cold pressed organic oils – some oils in the industry are extracted using solvent, steam distilled essential oils (not solvent extracted) and hydrosol are used to ensure the purity of the product. No chemicals or fillers are used.

Flower Cleanser/Scrub and Mask

Ingredients: Organic Calendula,Organic Lavender Petals, Organic Horsetail, Kaolin Clay, Organic almond Meal org oats, Organic lavender, rose, Manuka Essential Oils.


This product can be used as cleanser/scrub and mask.
It is gentle, exfoliating the skin without stripping its oil mantle.
To use as cleanser, mix with water or Rose Toner. For dry skin, mix with milk.
As mask leave it on for twenty minutes.
1.7oz


Pure Flower Organic
Skincare

Rose Toner

Ingredients: Organic Steam Distilled Bulgarian Rosa Damascena Hydrosol.

The toner is refreshing and calming. It is suitable for all skin especially sensitive skin.
Please store in dark cool place or refrigerate
50ml

Pure Flower Organic Skincare
Flower Moisturiser

Ingredients: Wild Unrefined Sheabutter, Organic Cold pressed Grapeseed oil, Organic Calendula infused in organic Grapeseed oil, Squalane, Organic Rosa Damascena, lavender, manuka Essential Oil, vitamin E
30ml

The moisturiser is handcrafted using the finest base and essential oils. The oils are chosen for their healing properties . It is suitable for all skin type.

Organic Calendula Petals

Calendula's regenerative properties help skin problems- such as stubborn wounds, sores, acne, ulcers, bed sores, varicose veins, bruises, rashes, eczema. It intensifies the metabolism of glycoproteins, nucleoproteins and collagen during the healing process.





Photo from


livingwilderness.com



http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/foliage-plants/lavender.html

Organic Lavender Petals and Essential Oil
Lavender works well in the treatment of acne, eczema, dermatitis, fungus, burns and wounds. It makes a refreshing astringent as well as an effective Skin Care moisturizer. Lavender helps support a calm composure and reduces irritability, apprehension, stress, nervous tension, insomnia, nightmares, and is balancing to the psyche as well as the body

Organic Horsetail Herb

This herb is often used for its healing properties because it assists in breaking down deposits in the tissues, whilst being an excellent diuretic and boosting both circulation and the rejuvenation of connective tissue, as the bio-minerals contained are required for the different steps of collagen and elastin biosynthesis. Prepares skin for better absorption of a moisturizer


Photo taken from http://www.cambridge2000.com/
Kaolin Clay
Kaolin is a natural claylike mineral (silicate of aluminum) and is composed of silica, iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium, zinc and other minerals. This white powder is soluble and has excellent absorbent qualities. These qualities are used to draw out impurities and toxins as they are electromagnetic and thereby clear the skin of excess oil, dirt, pollutions and other waste materials.

Organic almond meal
Almond meal is used in many skin care preparations such as scrubs, masks and cleansers. When finely powdered, almonds gently exfoliate (remove dead skin) the skin without being harsh.

Organic Oat
Oat meal is of great benefit to the skin and has been successfully used for increasing the general health of the skin as well as the treatment of skin problems and disorders such as acne, pimples, blemishes, eczema, dermatitis, shingles and herpes.

Organic Steam distilled Rose Essential Oil/hydrosol
Rose oil is cooling, relaxing and toning increases feelings of vitality, creating a sense of well-being. Rose can also be used in the treatment of skin problems. Its rejuvenating properties relieve dryness, inflammation, heat and itching of the skin.


Photo from bulgar.no-ip.info

Wildcrafted Unrefined shea butter
Shea butter contains cinnamic acid, which protects the skin against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Shea butter has been known to work well against stretch marks. Shea butter benefits those suffering dry skin, dermatitis and sunburn. Vit A in shea butter improve blemishes, wrinkles and eczema, treat skin allergies ,insect bites and sunburns. Vit E -antiageing. Vitamin F works as a rejuvenator. Rough and chapped skin is soothed and healed. Shea butter penetrates the skin easily and does not clog the pores.


Organic Cold pressed Grapeseed oil
It has mildly astringent qualities which help to tighten and tone the skin, which makes it useful for acne and other skin complaints. Grapeseed oil is purported to have regenerative and restructuring virtues.

Squalane
Squalane boosts the skin's ability to naturally regenerate, nourish, hydrate, oxygenate and protect itself. It helps to prevent the formation of brown age spots and can protect against the radiation of the sun. In this regards it is a major oil for preventing skin aging

Manuka Essential Oil
Manuka is anti-viral, anti-fungal and highly bactericidal across a wide spectrum. It also reduces pain and swelling, helps to shrink enlarged pores.

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