Product Description & Benefits:
Indian frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) is a medium sized branching tree that grows in the dry, mountainous regions of India. Our extract of Indian frankincense is standarized for the active triterpenoids, called boswellic acids. It has great properties that makes it an ideal active for skin care. Boswellia Serrata is an elastase (protease) and hyaluronidase inhibitor, a life preserver for the dermal matrix. It is also an inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase, the reason why this extract has been used since Biblical times to alleviate arthritis. The enzyme 5-lipoxygenase catalyses the first two steps in the oxygenation of arachidonic acid, which is converted to leukotrienes. Leukotrienes affect inflammation, part of the immune response that defends us from pathogens. Unfortunately, leukotrienes can also be mediators of hypersensitivity reactions and allergy.
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 12 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 1.5% concentration (5 g in 360 mL cream) and can be combined with our other actives. The powder will not dissolve immediately but will release components slowly into the cream or lotion. Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base.
Huang, Mou-Tuan; Badmaev, Vladimir; Ding, Yu; Liu, Yue; Xie, Jian-Guo; Ho, Chi-Tang. (2000) Anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic activities of triterpenoid, -boswellic acid. BioFactors (2000), 13(1-4), 225-230.
Ammon HP. , Safayhi H., Mack T., Sabieraj J. (1993) Mechanism of antiinflammatory actions of curcumine and boswellic acids. J Ethnopharmacol.: 38(2-3):113-9.