Zi Zai Dermatology has just added a new product to our lineup of exceptional herbal facial care: RosaceaHerbal™ Facial Serum. Our RosaceaHerbal™ Facial Serum is formulated to replenish moisture and nutrients to the easily-irritated skin found in people who suffer from Rosacea. Chinese herbs are infused into precious cold-pressed, organic oils that are superior for use on sensitive skin. These delicate oils have been found to have potent antioxidant properties and are found in some of the best anti-aging facial serums.
According to research*, rosehip seed oil is high in Vitamin C which is an excellent antioxidant, known to reduce the damage done to skin by certain environmental factors such as UV radiation. Vitamin C is also known to have an important role in collagen synthesis. Rosehip seed oil also contains Vitamin A, which seems to help delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes an increase in collagen and elastin levels. This can result in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin. In particular, it is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.
Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil and Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed Oil are also high in Vitamin C and have many of the same benefits of rosehip seed oil. In addition, these dark berry seed oils also contains lutein, which a recent study found increases skin hydration, elasticity and lipid levels.
Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil is extraordinarily high in Omega-3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, as well as Vitamin A. This makes red raspberry seed oil a wonderful antioxidant. Antioxidants prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissue by slowing or preventing the effect of free radicals, which cause oxidation — a process that causes damage from oxygen that can lead to cell dysfunction.
Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil has well-known skin benefits. Pomegranate seed oil is commonly used in cosmetic products to revitalize dull or mature skin, assist with wrinkles, and to soothe minor skin irritations. Pomegranate seed oil reportedly adds moisture, has natural phyto-estrogenic properties, anti-oxidants, is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, improves skin elasticity, and protects the skin. It contains a high amount of conjugated fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties (the specific fatty acid in pomegranate seed oil is punicic acid). At least one study has found pomegranate seed oil to promote cell regeneration and strengthen the epidermis.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the herbs in our RosaceaHerbal™ Facial Serum function to Clear Heat, Drain Fire, Resolve Toxins and Move Blood. Jin Yin Hua (honeysuckle flower) and Ye Ju Hua (wild chrysanthemum flower) belong to the TCM herbal category of herbs that Clear Heat and Resolve Toxins. They are excellent to reduce inflammation and clear accumulated toxins from the skin. Sheng Di Huang (rehmannia root) Clears Heat and Cools Blood and Zhi Mu (anemarrhena root) Clears Heat and Drains Fire. Both of these herbs are also known to Enrich Yin and Moisten Dryness. This means they are used to reduce redness and inflammation as well as to nourish the skin to keep it supple. Hong Hua (safflower) is in the category of herbs that Move Blood, which means it improves Blood circulation which is very important for those complexions that suffer from rosacea.
Do you suffer from sensitive, easily-irritated skin or a red complexion? Nourish the delicate skin of your face with our RosaceaHerbal™ Facial Serum. Learn more about rosacea or visit our online store for additional herbal rosacea skin care products.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products and statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or other health care professional.
About the Author (Author Profile)Diana Hermann is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine. She received her Master Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR and trained in China at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is the owner of Zi Zai Dermatology (hand crafted herbal skin care products) and maintains a private practice (Acupuncture of the Rockies) in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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