LOVE ABSOLUTE Nature Science and Alchemy
Research into natural vegetable oils has shown that micronutrients and long chain pufa’s like gamma lineolic acid and stearidonic acid are more important aspects in an oil combination, for those looking for natural formulas that improve skin over time.
A balanced formulation combining the ratio and content of individual fatty acids, omega 3:6:9 is conducive to skin health.
LOVE ABSOLUTE organic seven fruit and flower seed oil blend contains cold pressed organic oils, which have organic pigments, amino acids, carotenoids, viburnic acid and are very vitamin rich.
Our blend has the following naturally occurring constituents: Vitamin E, polyphenols and Vitamin C, B and folic acid, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid. Omega 6 essential fatty acid) and stearidonic acid (Omega 3 essential fatty acid) which help to keep the skin hydrated, firmer, and younger looking.
It also contains tocopherols other than vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and plenty of linoleic acid which helps regulate the skin and reduce acne problems as it is a much needed fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by the human body.
Oleic , palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) as polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F), also known as an essential fatty acid (EFA), are also present in our oil and it is thought that when absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.
Clays are second to none for cleansing skin, reducing sebum production and clearing up skin imbalances. Clay use helps in clearing dead cells from the skin.
With so many minerals present the positive irons can attract the dirt and pull dirt molecules out of pores, which helps to reduces pore size. Pores close up if skin is clean, and the pores are free of debris.
Irritated and open pores can cause swelling and excess oil production.
Using a clay Masque in the bath or while relaxing is a revitalising ritual that can help connect you with the earth, when you live in a city.
If you get time to yourself, making an effort to prepare a Masque can create space for wellbeing, and although the bathroom will get messy, this particular skin ritual seems primal and satisfying, in the same way as walking barefoot restores balence and magnetism, clay may well re help charge your batteries.
Clay also will ensure the skin is fresh and bright.
Some clays have been studied for their ability to kill bacteria - the method is referred to as “ death by a thousand cuts” and this metaphor refers to the way clay is thought to damage bacteria cells eg a range of bacteria has been killed by certain clays, and this is due to the shape and structure of clay particles and the mechanism of its cutting action on the bacteria.
Clay is used to treat ulcers in countries where access to antibiotics is limited, as it is an affective treatment and also lower in cost than medicines and more readily available.
Clay has been evidenced to kill infections, in lab tests that current antibiotics are struggling with. Eg Mrsa . Consequently clay may become a route foward for research into new solutions for antibiotic resistance .
Clays vary widely in their PH and tend toward the alkaline, and different clays are said to be more apropriate for specific skin conditions.
Eg betonite for rosacea, green clay for oily skin, red for sensitive skin.
Our own antidotal research over several years has shown better overall effects from a blend of clay, which includes the features of different clays. This is the most effective way to give a deep clean and to reduce inflammation and get all the benefits of a Masque whilst suiting most skin types.
We use Blue and Green Clays for cleansing and Red and White Clays for nourishing skin.
Note from Sarah
Catching on fast : my son requests a regular clay masque to reduce and clear the small amount of acne he gets from his long hair sweeping his face.
We have sourced clays from near and far, and include clays in our masques that are healing grade clay, though not all clays included are edible so don’t eat it. This blend will work for most common skin conditions.
We also include a very pure and active blue clay which we have found effective for resolving skin issues.