Essential Immune Skin 1.7oz
BETA GLUCAN 7%
Formulated with eczema, acne, rosacea, and skin infections such as Staph epidermis in mind. We start with the amazing “WONDROUS SKIN LOTION” and add BETA GLUCAN for its effect on the immune system in skin healing. Vitamin D3 and the oil of Coleus forskohlii add their own unique therapeutic dimensions. Boron is a relatively new addition and brings its PDE4 inhibition to the game! Essential oils were handpicked for their reputations in helping promote healing to skin conditions such as the above. The WONDROUS SKIN formula itself is chalk full of plants and oils prized for their properties that promote skin health. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL LOW DOWN ON THIS AMAZING FORMULA!
"WONDROUS IMMUNESKIN" is unlike any of the products I have found for review claiming the same properties. All of them begin with "water" as the first ingredient, followed in some cases with a few nutraceutical ingredients and then chemicals/preservatives. In addition, the highest strength of Beta glucan I find is 1%; ours boasts a full 7% and in the form I prefer, Beta glucan 1,3-1,6 grown on Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast rather than oats or mushrooms.
CONTAINS: “Wondrous Skin Lotion” - EV Olive oil, oils of grape seed & sesame, fractionated coconut oil; CO Aloe vera, beeswax, vegetable emulsifying wax. Chamomile, plantain, St. John’s wort, lemon balm, Schizandra berry, rosehips, cleavers, sage, green tea, watercress, rooibos, cilantro, scullcap, passionflower, jasmine calendula, rose, lavender, kudzu root, periwinkle, slippery elm bark, red root, parsley, yarrow, burdock root. Oils of kukui nut, sweet almond, macadamia nut, meadowfoam seed, safflower, sunflower, wheat germ, hazelnut, Tamanu, apricot kernal, Sea buckthorn. Xanthan gum. Essential oils of lemongrass, vanilla, lavender, rose absolute, geranium, carrot seed, parsley seed. Vitamin E Acetate, citrus seed extract to preserve.
“Wondrous ImmuneSkin” additions: Beta Glucan 1,3-1,6 D, Vitamin D3, Coleus forskohlii oil, essential oils of Cedarwood Atlas, Litsea cubeba, Frankincense, Myrrh, Thyme.
ALL OF OUR SKIN FORMULATIONS ARE WATERLESS - "ANHYDROUS" (My father taught me well!)
"WONDROUS SKIN" - The Real "Skinny"
NUTRITIVE BASE OILS
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (Olea Europaea) Contains polyphenol antioxidants that help prevent and repair damage to the skin, such as occurs in over-exposure to the sun.
Grape Seed Oil (Vitis vinifera) - Tightens and tones, non-comedogenic, great moisturizer for acne-prone skin. Rich in fatty acids that nourish skin cells. Contains proanthocyanidin antioxidants that diminish the sun's damaging effects and lessen free radical damage. Promotes wound healing. Most useful when fighting the ravages of aging.
Extra-Virgin Fractionated Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) - Prevents destructive free radical formation. Helps keep the skin from developing liver spots and blemishes caused by aging and overexposure to sunlight. Helps keep connective tissues strong so that skin doesn't sag and wrinkle.
Sesame Oil (Sesamum indicum) - From pure expeller-pressed Sesame seeds. Naturally active in vitamins A and E and essential proteins.
ROOTS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, STEMS, BERRIES
Parsley Leaf (Petroselinum crispum) Very high in vitamin C, which may nourish the skin to reduce fine lines, scars, blemishes, and reduce pore size by stimulating production of collagen, necessary for cell reproduction and repair. Promotes faster grown of new skin. New skin doesn't typically contain damaged cells, so blemishes and unevenness are quickly sloughed away and replaced by smooth skin.
Red Root (Ceanothus americanus) Red root is astringent, producing a nice toning effect to the skin without drying. Native Americans used as a poultice to treat skin cancers.
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa) - Burdock root has been used extensively in ointments to treat various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Yarrow Flowers (Achillea millefoleum) - Yarrow infusions have been used to treat skin conditions such as eczema.
Lavender Flowers (Lavandula angustifolia) From the Latin 'lavare,' meaning to wash, was commonly used to bathe wounds, prevent infection and care for a number of skin ailments -- from insect bites to burns. It has soothing, antiseptic qualities that make it a perfect remedy for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, sunburn and the like.
Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis Tricolor) can help relieve itching and acts as an astringent.
Skullcap Herb (Scutellaria lateriflora) - Traditionally used for skin infection and inflammation.
Passionflower Herb (Passiflora incarnata) - Used over burns, in anti-aging creams, for hemorrhoid inflammation and pain.
Watercress Herb (Nasturtium officinale) - Very high in vitamin C among other vitamins and minerals. Used to help heal blemishes or pimples. Helps skin blotches and spots disappear.
Cilantro Leaf (Coriandrum sativum - Acts as a natural anti-septic and anti-fungal agent for skin disorders like fungal infections and eczema.
Cleavers (Galium Aparine) Traditionally used for psoriasis, eczema and other skin irritations. Cleavers salve is used for burns and scalds. Tightens loose and sagging skin.
Gunpowder Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) contains potent anti-inflammatory agents, reducing inflammation in the skin and, most importantly, having an inhibitory action on collagenase, a collagen-reducing enzyme that breaks down collagen. Since green tea helps to inhibit collagenase, the topical use of green tea helps to promote the health and quantity of collagen, thereby maintaining a firm and elastic skin. In one clinical trial is was shown that the skin had measurably more elastic tissue content after continuous application of a product containing green tea.
Green Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) Used for many years in South Africa to relieve eczema and other skin conditions when applied topically. Rooibos is rich in antioxidants.
Calendula Flower (Calendula officinalis) - Prevents free radical formation and protects cells from their destructive effects. Anti-bactericidal, anti-infective, heals wounds.
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) - In a 2003 study reported in the journal Phytomedicine, researchers found that a cream containing St. John's wort was significantly more effective than a placebo in relieving atopic dermatitis. Traditionally used to heal burns and wounds.
Common Plantain (Plantago major) Its leaves have astringent, soothing properties and encourage wound healing. Often included in skin-healing salves, topically applied plantain will antidote the black widow spider bite, brown recluse, and any other insect sting or bite, due to it's incredible drawing power.
Chamomile Flowers (Matricaria chamomilla) Ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Naturally rich in properties that reduce redness and soothes sensitive skin that is irritated or inflamed.
Lemon Balm(Melissa officinalis) The tannins and polyphenols in lemon balm extracts have antibacterial and antiviral effects and are noted for speeding wound recovery time.
Rose Petals & Hips(Rosa canina) - Suitable for all skin types but especially valuable for dry, sensitive or aging skins. It has a tonic and astringent effect on the capillaries just below the skin surface, which makes it useful in diminishing the redness caused by enlarged capillaries.
Kudzu Root (Pueraria montana) - Helps stimulate the production of collagen, which makes up 80% of the skin's dry weight. That means a healthier, stronger, more elastic skin.
Jasmine Flowers (Jasminum polyanthum) - Reduces the production of oil on oily skin, aids in clearing acne. Used as a moisturizer for dry, sensitive skin and to sooth skin irritations.
Schisandra Berry (Schisandra chinensis) - Helps the skin hold moisture and become full and beautiful. Increases mitochondrial energy for a more youthful complexion.
Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus Rubra) Native Americans used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation.
Periwinkle Herb (Vinca minor) - Used as a remedy for various skin disorders.
MORE SKIN-NOURISHING OILS
Castor Oil (Ricinus communis) - Acts as a barrier agent and protective medium against harsh conditions and extremes. Very soothing to the skin when included in cosmetics.
Kukui Nut Oil(Aleurites moluccana) Readily absorbed into the skin, it provides tissues with essential elements it needs and is especially good for dry skin, psoriasis, acne, and eczema.
Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia integrifolia) One of the best regenerative oils available. Used as a healing oil for scars, sunburns, minor wounds, and other irritations.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil(Limnanthes alba) contains over 98% long-chain fatty acids and is prized for applications requiring a moisturizing, rejuvenating effect to the skin.
Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa canina) Very high in essential fatty acids, so great for dry, weathered, dehydrated skin. Helps with scars and prized for wrinkles and premature aging.
Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae rhamnoides) Highly prized for treating ulcerations, scar tissue, wrinkles, eczema, burns, etc. Cold extracted from whole Sea Buckthorn berries.
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis) Great for all skin types as an acting emollient. Best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin.
Wheat Germ Oil (Triticum vulgare) Natural source of Vitamin E, A, D, proteins, lecithin, and squalene. For rough skin, cracking, chaffing, and wrinkling.
Hazelnut Oil (Corylus avellana) Known for its astringent qualities and because of this, it is best used for those who have oily skin but do not want to abstain from using oils.
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tintorius) Highly moisturizing with an exceptionally high amount of oleic acids. Deeply soothing and moisturizing.
Apricot Kernal Oil (Prunus armeniaca) A wonderful oil similar to Sweet Almond but more suitable for sensitive and prematurely aged skin.
Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum inophyllum) 100% pure and cold pressed. Thoroughly researched, the conclusive evidence regarding its ability to heal damaged skin is overwhelming. Its benefits are notable for the treatment of scarring, stretch marks, minor cuts and abrasions, rashes, sores, and more.
THE ESSENTIAL OILS
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) (Family, Geraniaceae) - France - Exerts a "balancing" effect on skin and is therefore useful for all skin types. Used to treat eczema and psoriasis.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Long history of use in treating skin conditions and for its anti-inflammatory properties, helping to ease and soothe sensitive or damaged skin.
Rose Absolute (Family, Rosaceae) - Morocco - Known as the Queen of oils. Excellent skin-care oil, perfect for dry/mature, ageing or thread-veined skin.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citrates) - Helps the skin eliminate wastes and toxins, therefore it is supposed to revitalize sagging, sallow skin such as that of smokers and people with repetitive stress. It is prized for its astringent properties, as well.
Parsley Seed (Petroselinum sativum) Astringent, antiseptic, anti-microbial.
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota) Detoxifying and beneficial for dry, mature skin-types and can help to restore elasticity to the skin and could therefore reduce wrinkles.
Vanilla Absolute & Vanilla Oil Blend - (Vanilla planifolia) - An antioxidant that neutralizes damaging free radicals; strengthens against dryness, chapping, and windburn in winter/harsh weather.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) - Widely used for the treatment of various skin conditions; minor burns, sunburn, cuts and abrasions, wounds, and frostbite.
Beeswax - Locks in moisture and protects skin from damaging environmental factors. It softens skin and creates a long-lasting protective coating against the elements. It also is a naturally nourishing moisturizer as well as being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant.
Vegetable Emulsifying Wax Used with the beeswax to create a lovely cream that doesn’t separate.
Xanthan Gum Emulsification
Citrus Seed Extract - not just grapefruit seed, but the full citrus seed spectrum for superior anti-bacterial & preservative qualities. Vitamin E acetate - for preservative properties.
Vitamin E (acetate) - antioxidant properties and preservation of the cream.