Product Description & Benefits:
A highly purified, powdered extract from the bark of Betula Alba containing high levels of the pentacyclic triperpenes, Betulin and Betulinic Acid, known for their ability to prevent cancer and even kill cancer cells by bringing about apoptosis of the tumor cells. Betulinic acid actively inhibits the enzyme elastase to prevent/correct the loss of elastic fibers responsible for skin suppleness. It stimulates collagen synthesis and inhibits the inflammatory processes by protecting against protein kinases. It inhibits melanogenesis to achieve skin lightening and improve skin tone and clarity.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Each tube is enough for about 4 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 1-1.5% concentration (1.5 g in 120 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base. Try Betulinic Acid with Arbutin, Kojic Acid, and Niacinamide for a synergistic combination of skin lightening actives.
Salti, G. I.; Kichina, J. V.; Das Gupta, T. K.; Uddin, S.; Bratescu, L.; Pezzuto, J. M.; Mehta, R. G.; Constantinou, A. I. Betulinic acid reduces ultraviolet-C-induced DNA breakage in congenital melanocytic naeval cells: evidence for a potential role as a chemopreventive agent. Melanoma Research (2001), 11(2),99-104.
Liu, Wing-Keung; Ho, Joyce C. K.; Cheung, Florence W. K.; Liu, Bonnie P. L.; Ye, Wen-Cai; Che, Chun-Tao Apoptotic activity of betulinic acid derivatives on murine melanoma B16 cell line. European Journal of Pharmacology (2004), 498(1-3), 71-78.
Fulda, Simone; Jeremias, Irmela; Debatin, Klaus-Michael. Cooperation of betulinic acid and TRAIL to induce apoptosis in tumor cells. Oncogene (2004), 23(46), 7611-7620.