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Focus on Ingredients: Bamboo

Focus on Ingredients: Bamboo

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Bamboo for Skin Care
Bamboo is an evergreen perennial flowering plant, and is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. They have long been considered one of the most primitive grasses. Like wood, bamboo is a natural composite material. It is strong and versatile; it can be used for building materials, as a food source, and, for skincare of course! 

Healing & Hydrating
Bamboo contains ingredients that work to heal and regenerate and heal the skin. It contains 70% natural silica, a compound essential for the body, which helps keep your skin looking radiant and supple. Silica aids the production of collagen, which firms skin.

Bamboo extract is rich in essential compounds like amino acids, which are packed with antioxidants, and assists in healing and helps soothe the skin. These compounds help shield the skin from UV rays, which can prematurely age skin and irritate skin.

Bamboo extract is also rich in many essential compounds, like amino acids and flavonoids, which are packed with antioxidants that protect skin from oxidative stress (which cause the outward signs of aging). This is an important component because it shields skin from damaging UV rays that prematurely age skin and irritate acne-prone skin.

Antioxidant
Speaking of acne - bamboo extract can strengthen the skin and strengthen the moisture barrier (the outer barrier of your skin that helps protect it from pollutants), making it easier for your skin to fight against acne-causing bacteria. Bamboo acts as a powerful antioxidant, helping keep your skin safe from damaging free radicals.

Exfoliating
Bamboo helps regenerate elasticity and collagen production, leaving skin strong. In its ground-up form, bamboo is a great exfoliant, helping to remove impurities, makeup, oil, and dead skin cells from the pores. Plus, it’s more gentle and mild than commonly-used apricot pits or walnut shells, so it’s perfect for those with sensitive skin. 

 

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As you can see, products that include Bamboo are beneficial for skin in a variety of ways. Here are a few Heliotrope items with Bamboo that we recommend:

Our Bamboo and Walnut Foaming Body Polish is not intended for thin skin, but is more for rough areas that need special care, like elbows, knees, and feet. Ground walnut shells and bamboo work to remove dead skin cells, resulting in softer, revitalized skin.

Our Clove Geranium with Bamboo Charcoal Nourishing Olive Oil Soap contains 85% organic ingredients and is perfect for all skin types. This soap features our friend bamboo charcoal, ensuring it will thoroughly cleanse, moisturize, and nourish your skin. 

Our Charcoal Face Brush uses bamboo charcoal to help draw out impurities and acts as a natural antibacterial agent. Soft bristles = great for sensitive skin!

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