Where Is This Active Ingredient Found? Jiaogulan Extract is the active ingredient in Freeze 24/7 skin care line.
Product Description & Benefits:
Jiaogulan is used in skin care to ""re-energize"" the skin. It is said that as a tea, Jiaogulan would ""benefit Qi, enrich the blood, keep the heart in good shape, and relieve uneasiness of body and mind"". Gypenosides isolated from Gynostemma Pentaphyllum are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine, with beneficial effects reported in numerous diseases, including inflammation and atherosclerosis. The mechanism underlying these therapeutic effects is unknown but suppression of NO synthesis may be involved. For those who want scientific information rather than Qi, Jiaogulan Extract can absorb UV (increasing the SPF of any sunblock), gypenosides can protect vascular endothelial cells from oxidant injury, and it may further slow the aging process.
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 16 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 1% concentration (5 g in 480 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base. Leave on overnight for use as a cream or rinse after 30 minutes for use as a mask.
Aktan, Fugen; Henness, Sheridan; Roufogalis, Basil D.; Ammit, Alaina J (2003) Gypenosides derived from Gynostemma pentaphyllum suppress NO synthesis in murine macrophages by inhibiting iNOS enzymatic activity and attenuating NF- B-mediated iNOS protein expression. Nitric Oxide, 8: 235-242.
Li L; Jiao L; Lau B H (1993) Protective effect of gypenosides against oxidative stress in phagocytes, vascular endothelial cells and liver microsomes. Cancer biotherapy 8: 263-72.
Li, Lin; Lau, Benjamin H. S. (1993) Protection of vascular endothelial cells from hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidant injury by gypenosides, saponins of Gynostemma pentaphyllum. Phytotherapy Research, 7: 299-304.