Body and face cleaning are daily routines essential to our health and well-being. The skin on our faces is different from skin on other parts of the body in that it is more sensitive and much more absorbent. Face skin is prone to capturing most of the agents that comes in contact with and, as a result, more vulnerable.
A good cleanser is like that friend we call regularly because it comforts us and keeps us smiling.
Each day, early in the morning and before bedtime, is face time. And we don’t mean the Facebook kind. All of us, but especially women who wear make-up throughout the day, need to pay significant attention to our face skin care. Here at Virginic we produce the most gentle face cleanser with the shortest list of ingredients. And hey, they are all natural, 100% pure ingredients. No binding agents, no artificial add-ons, no environment or skin pollution. Virginic™ Sweet Almond Cleanser 2 Phase Makeup Remover is the ultimate combination of deep cleansing Sweet Almond Oil and soft, purifying and soothing Rose Water. No need to wait for pregnancy to get that special, ravishing glow.
Sweet Almond Oil is an ancient partner of health and beauty.
With an increased popularity in the Mediterranean region and Southeastern Asia where the Almond tree was first domesticated, the oil extracted from the almond kernels is praised for its heart and skin benefits. Its content is full of vitamin E, fatty acids, proteins, various minerals, zinc and potassium. Sweet almond oil is distinct from bitter almond oil, the latter posing the risk of poisoning if ingested and not used carefully. The sweet almond version is extracted exclusively from edible almonds and it is the good-doer of skin and hair. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from stress, UV radiation damage and keeps it soft and supple. The nutty smell of sweet almond oil added to the increased absorption rate make it the best oil for massages or moisturizing. The oils ability to easily penetrate the skin helps to keep it soft, dislodges dirt and debris stuck in the pores and hair follicles. By opening the pores it prevents formation of acne and blackheads. Gentle in nature, the sweet almond oil acts as an efficient make-up remover, especially from the softer and tender area around the eyes. It can also reduce the bags under your eyes if consistently applying it before bed. Being mildly hypoallergenic, itchy, irritated or sun exposed skin can be soothed by this amazing oil. And this is equally true in case of skin rashes resulted from friction against hard or scratchy materials like clothes or underwear or even the baby rashes from diapers. The best part is the lack of chemical substances used in most care products which can further irritate the skin instead of alleviating discomfort. Hair follicles and strands benefit as well from the use of almond oil. Rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium and zinc with important roles in hair health, almond oil can help prevent excessive hair loss. Our hair suffers greatly from exposure to environmental pollutants and stress, hormonal imbalance or nutritional deficiencies. Long hair, on the other hand, needs protection from outside factors all over its surface, from scalp to tips and almond oil is able to create a protective coat that keeps it shiny and nourished.
Rose Water is another warrior ingredient with great anti-inflammatory properties caring for the skin that suffers from irritation, eczema or dermatitis. It is a deep cleanser, removing dirt and impurities from clogged pores.
It is a magical beauty potion that can easily be made at home from water and rose petals present in Indian households for centuries. Extremely versatile, it can be used on either oily, dry or mixed skin since it has the quality of maintaining skin’s pH balance and controlling excess oil production. Similar to almond oil, the rose water unclogs pores and removes impurities, but does not strip the skin completely like many commercial products do. On the contrary, it hydrates, revitalizes and refreshes weary face skin. The antibacterial and antioxidant properties of rose water helps heal scars or cuts, regenerate and strengthen skin cells. To top it all, wrinkles and fine lines are kept at a distance, plus the delicate aroma makes it so much more enjoyable.
To make things better and more interesting, this Virginic cleanser brings Rosehip Seed Oil to the stage. Extracted from a small bright red, berry-like seed of two types of wild roses, the rosehip seed oil is an essential, cure-all substance and an excellent maintainer of healthy skin. It contains a complexion of vitamins with the main active component being a precursor to vitamin A responsible for restoring depleted tissues. Basically, it makes the healing process much more efficient.
Another wonder ingredient is the Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil obtained from the pepper-like berries of an evergreen Chinese shrub and that has been used as an anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, for fatigue, pain and stress treatment for thousands of years. It has a lemony aroma and amazing curing effects for asthma, acne, dermatitis, indigestion or microbial infections. In regards to beauty and skin care, this essential oil acts as an astringent, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiseptic agent. It cleanses the skin, balancing sebum secretion, opening pores and treating acne episodes.
Honeysuckle Blend is a plant based liquid mixture with highly antimicrobial properties. The honeysuckle is a shrub with strongly perfumed flowers well appreciated by Chinese medicine. With lots of skin-friendly nutrients, plant extracts are a soothing and calming ailment for irritated skin. It is an anti-inflammatory with the ability to reduce redness, improve tone and texture of skin and powerfully act as a sunblock. Irritation of the skin is usually a result of exterior pollutants or make-up chemicals. Honeysuckle blend is a skin-friendly mixture that removes excess oil, prevents infections and is very healing of red, irritated skin.
Castor Oil has become a popular beauty supporter. It is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the namely castor plant or Ricinus Communis. Used for over 4000 years and originating in the Mediterranean Basin, India and Eastern Africa, word is Cleopatra herself used it frequently to brighten the whites of her eyes. Why so good for the skin!? It contains ricinoleic acid, an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that brings a lot of benefits to the table, plus it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It acts as a great moisturizer, heals inflamed skin, soothes acne and treats sunburn. All of these natural ingredients with similar powers, combined into a unique and potent skin cleanser are a blessing in disguise.
Of course, the exquisite qualities of nature and its produce are futile if we fail to invest in the care of our own skin. Make-up removal and hydration on a daily basis is a must to keep our face free from irritation, clogged pores or acne.
A small tip from Virginic™ to help instate a healthy before bedtime routine: Dissolve the mascara and foundation using the Sweet Almond Cleanser and then wash your face. At this point, the skin is clear, exfoliated and toned and ready to absorb a few drops of Night Repair Face Serum. Put the serum in the palm of your hand and rub the hands gently together. Then, place the warm and moist palms on your face and neck pressing softly while the skin takes in all the richness. And voila, your relaxed face is ready for the beauty sleep!