A LINE OF PRODUCTS FROM THE ITALIAN HEART
Our natural ingredients are certified as belonging to Italian geographical areas, from organic crops. The rigour in selectivity, from the origin, guarantees the high biological value that is transferred to the formulations. We carefully selected the same ingredients 100% produced in Italy that have reputation for being unique and incomparable for their nutritional properties. From them we take the most similar components to our skin, the most suitable to feed our natural defences.
PLANT STEM CELLS FROM CHILI PEPPERS
Chillies have a significant content of different families of molecules, such as capsaicinoids, chlorophylls, carotenoids, polyphenols and flavonoids. The fruit of this plant has been converted into a new active ingredient: its stem cells improve the metabolism of the skin, promoting protein synthesis, increasing the vitality of cells and exerting an intense antioxidant activity. Skin elasticity is drastically restored in 20 days of use. Stem cells are obtained from red chillies from the botanical garden of the University of Bologna.
Pollutants cause the release of free radicals in our skin, the so called “oxidative stress”, which triggers a chemical reaction capable of destroying collagen and elastin, causing a lack of elasticity and uneven epidermal tone. Bioliquefied tomato extract fights the effects of pollutants, protecting the skin from environmental aggression and fine particle emissions, thanks to the lycopene, an important scavenger of free radicals. The antioxidant and protective function of this extract which belongs to the family of carotenoids, prevents overexposure to damaging UV rays. It is a valuable weapon in the battle against skin aging.
PRICKLY PEAR EXTRACT
From Sicily, it is considered as the “Mediterranean aloe”. The extract of prickly pear is an ingredient with natural moisturizing and soothing properties. The inner part of its juicy leaves was traditionally used on the skin as an emollient and anti-inflammatory remedy, healing redness and wounds. Scientific studies shown that these benefits are due to specific polysaccharides of prickly pear leaves having hyaluronic acid-like effects. Tests have proven that the application of the product effectively moisturizes the skin in a single week, providing a strong protective effect and reducing the appearance of redness. The extract is produced by using exclusively the prickly pear crops from Sicily, 100% Made in Italy.
The active ingredients in the arugula extract increase the synthesis of glutathione (GSH), the only endogenous antioxidant of our body. Glutathione directly participates in the neutralization of free radicals and oxygen reactive species (ROS). It contributes to maintaining the exogenous antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E. Thus, the GSH plays a key role in the detoxification and/or excretion of dangerous molecules. It counteracts the inflammatory processes, often related to the presence of free radicals. This antioxidant soothes and calms the irritated skin by improving its recovery time after a stress. Arugula extract increases quickly and effectively the defensive response of skin, exerting a protective function.
The Latin writer Horace, around the year 30 B.C., in his “Odes” spoke about signs on the face such as “the wounds of time”: wrinkles and lines of expression are the marks, i.e. the “wounds” that time inflicts upon our skin. Atmospheric agents and pollution of the environment we are exposed to, are responsible for speeding up the aging process. In the meantime, our skin decreases its ability to recover itself from daily damage. The research led to the isolation of some peptides into our dermal tissues, the Matrikines, which immediately intervene to repair damage to the skin following a traumatic event.
By using the comparison with a real cut, it heals because of the exceptional intervention of a high amount of Matrikines, substances required to heal the injury and to restore the surface of epidermis. The same principle has been studied in order to increase the presence of these important substances in support of cellular regeneration, promoting an intense, optimal recovery and fighting the daily “wounds of time” our skin has constantly to face. In Nuage de Beauté formulas there are Matrikines that reproduce the same natural Matrikines produced by our organism. These biomimetic peptides induce in the skin the same behaviour of “healing of wounds”. The discovery of Matrikines in the medical field and their use in cosmetics through biotechnology has brought about a revolution in the concept of a product that previously only preserved the beauty of the skin, starting the era of rejuvenating formulas.
This spice was discovered and appreciated for centuries for its medicinal virtues and later for the uniqueness of its taste in the kitchen. The flowers of “crocus sativus”, its Latin name, are one by one hand-picked and their stamens are manually detached. Immediately after the harvest the stamens are dried in an oven or in a brazier in order to sterilize them. The active principles which give it the incomparable yellow colour are the crocetin and picrocrocin, zeaxanthin, substances that are part of the family of carotenoids, natural antioxidants par excellance.
It is estimated that the same weight of saffron contains a thousand times more of these components than the same weight of carrots. It also contains other important elements such as Vitamin B1, B2, A and C, effectively recharging the skin and defending it from free radicals. Saffron is a totally natural product: its flowers are grown without using fertilizers, pesticides or chemical substances. The harvest is entirely by hand, what naturally leads to high costs. These small stamens give a large quantity of the substances that are essential for a true elixir of beauty.