SAFFRON is a perennial stemless herb of the Iridaceae family and widely cultivated in Iran and other countries such as India and Greece, contains active anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenger compounds effects that promote the diffusivity of oxygen in skin tissues. Saffron extract is also chemopreventive and showed protective effects on genotoxins-induced oxidative stress.
Constituents: volitile agent safranal, bitter principle picrocrocin, pigment crocetin, glycoside crocin
Found in: Lucense Illuminating Floral Extract, Veloutée Multipurpose Balm for Lips and Eyes
SANDALWOOD essential oil has a deep, soft, sweet-woody balsamic scent of excellent tenacity. One of the oldest known perfume materials, with at least 4000 years of uninterrupted use, Sandalwood is used as traditional incense, as a cosmetic, and perfume all over the East.
Constituents: santalol (90%), santyl acetate and santalene
Found in: Kashmir Body Balm, Fumée d'Ambre Parfum Solide, Patchouli Royale Parfum Solide, Saffron of Kashmir Parfum Solide, Queen Rose Attar Parfum Solide.
SCHISANDRA FRUIT is employed in skin care for stressed, sensitive and hyper reactive skins, as prophylaxis in case of problem skin, atopic skin and skin tending to allergies. Reduces hyper proliferation, is a cox-2 inhibitor and has anti-irritant, anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties.
In food supplements and natural remedies as anti-hepatotoxic, anti-mutagenic, anti-asthmatic and anti-diabetic agent. Has relaxant, tonic and adaptogenic properties, increases resistance against stress factors, stabilizes cell membranes, inhibits oxidative cell damage and reduces inflammation.
Constituents: high content of unsaponifiables including rare dibenzo[a,c]cyclooctadiene of the gomisin and schizandrin types, beta sitosterol and essential oil, fatty oil with a high content of linoleic acid.
SEA BUCKTHORN is high and beta-carotene and vitamin E and contains bioactive substances that are known to protect against UV rays and radiation, heal wounds, promote tissue regeneration, restore skin tissue, enhance immune activity and disease resistance of tissue, and destroy free radicals.
Sea buckthorn berry oil possesses nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative properties. It is a beneficial ingredient in formulations intended for acne, dermatitis, irritated or dry skin, eczema, skin ulcers, postpartum pigmentation, burns, scalds, cuts, and tissue regeneration. The stimulation of tissue regeneration is helpful in the treatment of burns and poorly healing wounds. Sea buckthorn helps reduce the damaging effects of sun radiation. It can effectively combat wrinkles, dryness and other symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin.
Found in: Complexe de Fleur, Créme de Fleur, Fleur Vibrante Healing Floral Essence, Fleur Vibrante Solution Botanique, Fleur Vibrante Haute Concentré. Vis Clair Firming Eye Complex
SELENIUM helps protect red blood cells from accumulating hydrogen peroxide, a type of free radical produced by leukocytes that can destroy cells. It works closely with vitamin E protecting cells for oxidative damage. It is a natural antioxidant and preserves the elasticity of tissue.
It helps the liver to regenerate, slows down aging, and protects the body from mercury poisoning. Research indicates that selenium lowers the risk of cancer, particularly of the skin, throat, and gastro-intestinal tract.
Sources: The selenium content of food depends on the extent of its presence in the soil. Organically grown foods, garlic, mushrooms, milk, eggs, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds. More reliable sources are sea foods such as oysters, mackerel, kelp, halibut, tuna, and flounder.
SILICON is known as the "beauty or magnetic mineral" and is found in muscles, hair, nails, connective tissue, teeth skin and cellular walls. Silicon is the surgeon in the body and combines with fluorine to build strong bones and tooth enamel. It draws toxins from the body and is important for the health and sheath that surrounds and protects the nerves.
Sources: Asparagus, barley, oatmeal, strawberries, sprouts, celery, nuts, carrots, spinach, figs. fish, grapes, apples, eggs, burdock root, chickweed, cleavers, nettles, horsetail, and oat straw.
SODIUM is known as the youth element because it keeps joints soft and supple. It is closely associated with potassium in maintaing the acid/alkaline balance, regulating body fluid, keeping muscles healthy and nerves stimulated. It is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Sources: Kelp, olives, red pepper, beet greens, celery, parsley, carrots, figs, cucumbers, lentils, romaine letter, watermelon, asparagus.
SOY LECITHIN is a natural mixture of triglycerides, phospholipids, and glycolipids with a small amount of carbohydrates. Phospholipids are the primary components of Soy Lecithin and are responsible for both skin care benefits and the unique surface-active properties that enable the Lecithins to be used as emulsifiers. Soy lecithin is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants known to counteract the negative effects of free radicals. Our Organic Soy Lecithin is Certified by GMA, USDA, KSA, Quality Assurance Ltd. & the Islamic Food & Nutritional Counsel of America. It is processed in a "State-of-the-Art" processing system that uses only physical extraction.
SULFUR is the foundational mineral of all beauty. It plays a major role in bile fluid, the brain, connective tissue (collagen), hair, liver, nails, pancreas, and skin. Sulfur is generally considered to be the 8th or 9th most abundant mineral in the body. It is stored in every cell in the body, and is especially concentrated in the joints, hair, skin, and nails. Adequate sulfur intakes has a great deal to do with a beautiful complexion, mineralized hair, and glowing skin.
Sulfur is an essential component of all connective tissue. Connective tissue supports and connects all the internal organs. collagen is the protein found in the connective tissue, and also in the bones and teeth. Sulfur rich collagen is the most common protein in the body. Collagen retains fluid and provides elasticity and flexibility to the tissues.
Sources: Arugula, blue-green algae, bee pollen, cabbage (spicy), broccoli, brussel sprouts, garlic, hemp seeds, horseradish, kale, cauliflower, mustard leaves, onions, pumpkin seeds, radishes, spirulina, watercress.
SUNFLOWER OIL cold pressed from sunflower seeds specially cultivated to produce an oil high in monosaturates. The oil is stable and resistant to rancidity, and is naturally high in vitamins A, D & E, lecithin and Omega 9. The high oleic content makes it a good oil for cell regeneration and is highly useful in the treatment of mature or damaged skin.