Bamboo extract is an ingredient often used in skin care products. Such a rampant garden plant is good for my skin? Read on to find out!
Next to being a garden plant this versatile plant also does wonders for your skin. That’s why it is such an important ingredient in our products. But what does bamboo extract actually do for your skin?
The wonderful action of bamboo extract
Think of bamboo, and Asia and pandas probably come to mind. But did you know there are no less than 1,200 sorts of bamboo in the world, and they are all members of the grass family? So the metres-high stalks are simply distant cousins of your lawn grass! Bamboo canes are obviously a lot bigger and stronger than blades of grass. This makes them ideal for making furniture, scaffolding, and even houses.
But in Asia, this versatile plant has also been used for centuries as a remedy for a variety of ailments. This is because the extract derived from bamboo leaves and branches is packed with silicic acid (silica). These are not acidic particles, but a trace element that is very important for the good condition of your teeth, skin, nails, hair and even bones!
Bamboo extract has a rejuvenating effect
That all sounds really fantastic, but what does that silica do for your skin? Silica is a component of collagen. A little extra added silica promotes collagen production. So bamboo helps your skin recover faster and stimulates your skin to make new cells. And this makes the skin more supple and firm! Bamboo extract is therefore an ideal ingredient for our body cream and dry body oil. It gives your skin an extra boost after a refreshing shower and helps repair damaged skin.
Bamboo extract has a calming effect
Besides rejuvenating, bamboo extract also has a soothing effect on the skin. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties, which help relax irritated or stressed skin. Perfect for dry body oil, as well as our hand soap and hand lotion. Our hands suffer a lot every day. This is because sunlight or harsh winter winds, touching things and washing your hands often dry out your hands. Thanks to bamboo extract, our hand soap doesn’t dry out your hands, and gives them extra care. Our hand lotion helps keep your skin firm and soft, even in the cold winter months.
Bamboo extract is a perfect example of nature’s versatile power. Building material, garden plant, food, and wonderfully softening for the skin. Enjoy the calming and soothing effects too, simply by using our care products in your home spa. Who knows, perhaps your skin will soon be as soft as a baby panda!