Product Description & Benefits:
We obtained this active when we found an article by Dr. Baumann. The article can be found here: http://www.skinandallergynews.com/article/PIIS0037633706710221/fulltext. We strongly recommend the use of this active for psoriasis, preferably in the seakelp gel. This is an extract obtained from a fern that grows in tropical areas in South America, common names are calaguala. The extract is used in Europe under the name anapsos. This extract is strongly recommended for use against psoriasis. Polypodium Leucotomos Extract eliminated production of the inflammatory cytokine IL-6. In mice, it decreased mast cell infiltration and the angiogenesis promoted by chronic UVB irradiation. Inhibition of TNF-a and IL-6 production may mediate the inhibition of angiogenesis and protection of human Langerhans cells from depletion initiated by UV.
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 4 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 5% concentration (5 g in 120 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base. The resulting cream is brown with a pleasant smell and will absorb rapidly into the skin. When mixed with Sea Kelp, a brown gel forms.
Pineiro Alvarez B (1983) 2 years personal experience in anapsos treatment of psoriasis in various clinical forms. Medicina cutanea ibero-latino-americana, 11: 65-72.
Philips, Neena; Smith, Joan; Keller, Thomas; Gonzalez, Salvador. (2003) Predominant effects of Polypodium leucotomos on membrane integrity, lipid peroxidation, and expression of elastin and matrixmetalloproteinase-1 in ultraviolet radiation exposed fibroblasts, and keratinocytes Journal of Dermatological Science, 32:1-9.
Alonso-Lebrero, Jose Luis; Dominguez-Jimenez, Carmen; Tejedor, Reyes; Brieva, Aurora; Pivel, Juan Pablo. (2003) Photoprotective properties of a hydrophilic extract of the fern Polypodium leucotomos on human skin cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B: Biology,70:31-37.
Gonzalez S, Alcaraz MV, Cuevas J, Perez M, Jaen P, Alvarez-Mon M, Villarrubia VG. (2,000) An extract of the fern Polypodium leucotomos (Difur) modulates Th1/Th2 cytokines balance in vitro and appears to exhibit anti-angiogenic activities in vivo: pathogenic relationships and therapeutic implications. Anticancer Res. 20:1567-75.
Manna SK, Bueso-Ramos C, Alvarado F, Aggarwal BB (2003) Calagualine inhibits nuclear transcription factors-kappaB activated by various inflammatory and tumor promoting agents. Cancer Lett.,20:171-82.