Under My Skin
High potent in tannins
The unique acorn flour from Kea has a very high content in tannins. Tannins bind with proteins in tissues, making a barrier resistant to bacterial invasion. Tannins strengthen tissues and blood vessels and reduce inflammation and irritation. What is more, acorn flour contains a wealth of nutrients for the skin, including proteins, potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamin B6.
Centella Asiatica, is a plant known from applications in Ayuverda and benefits skin by topically increasing blood circulation, contributing to collagen synthesis and battling inflammation.
MSM is a sulfur compound that occurs naturally in plants (corn in the case of KEA mask). MSM is necessary for collagen production. Sagging skin and wrinkles, as well as dry, cracked skin are all developed through a loss of collagen. MSM works together with Vitamin C to build new, healthy tissues by normalizing collagen formation. MSM makes skin cells more permeable. This means that it allows toxins and metabolic waste products to easily be moved out of the cells, while essential nutrients and hydration can be moved in. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its ability to allow metabolic wastes to be removed from the cells.
Lavender essential oil helps the body to produce three of the most powerful antioxidants, namely, glutathione, catalase, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) within 22 hours of application. Therefore, superior antioxidant properties together with antimicrobial action, renders lavender essential oil a powerful support for maintaining healthy skin. As a bonus, via topical application, lavender essential oil enters the blood stream within 5 minutes and induces a feeling of calm by positively affecting the brain.
Acorn Flour From Kea Island
Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (129 – 216 AD), better known as Galen, a prominent Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher, wrote “acorns afford as good nourishment as many sorts of grain; that in ancient times men lived on acorns alone, and that the Arcadians continued to eat them, long after the rest of Greece had made use of bread corn. Pelasgus, the King of Arcadia invented huts that humans should not shiver, or be soaked by rain, or oppressed by heat. Moreover; he introduced as food the nuts of trees, not those of all trees but only the acorns of the edible oak. Some people have followed this diet so closely since the time of Pelasgus that even the Pythian priestess, when she forbade the Lacedaemonians to touch the land of the Arcadians, uttered the following verses: In Arcadia are many men who eat acorns, who will prevent you;
Mix approximately 1 tbsp of mask with water to get a paste. Apply on face and neck for 10-15 min. Rinse with warm water.