Astonishing Antioxidants: How Our Skin Care Products Protect Your Skin from Harmful UV Rays
Visible damage or not, even the clearest of skin is still quietly being stressed by various environmental issues, from pollution in the air to too many UV rays. Even the air we breathe every day can damage our complexion in ways we’d never imagine, and simple sun exposure — even on cloudy days or during the winter — can really take a toll on the overall health of our skin.
When skin is in duress, it doesn’t behave as it should. It’s more likely to develop pimples, redness, age spots, and general dullness. This means it is absolutely vital to routinely de-stress and protect your skin to ensure you are not slowly and innocently damaging your skin from pollution, the sun, and countless other common activities. Think of skin de-stressors as mental health for the skin. They help skin relax and unwind after taking in a bunch of damage.
Farmacy products are committed to helping treat skin with existing damage, as well as protect it from future stress via our natural and effective ingredients. At the heart of these ingredients is Echinacea GreenEnvy™, the true weapon behind the effectiveness of our products. Farmacy’s use of cichoric acid from the Echinacea Purpurea plant, as well as other incredible antioxidants, will help protect your skin against all the normal wear and tear it must face daily.
Let’s put it this way: the cichoric acid in our beauty products is so effective, it’s been referred to as a complexion-beautifying superhero. Be sure to educate yourself on how normal, everyday living can damage your skin, but also be sure to learn how to properly treat it.
What are Antioxidants and Cichoric Acid?
We often hear companies highlighting the use of antioxidants in their products, but what exactly are antioxidants and how do they work to our benefit? Antioxidants, at their core, battle substances in your body that cause inflammation. The substances they are battling are called free radicals, and they appear when your body breaks down food or is exposed to a harsh environment.
Basically, atoms in your body rush around attempting to find electrons, and antioxidants suck up these free radicals in order to reverse skin damage. There are many damaging things that can cause free radicals to spread, including smoking, a poor diet or exposure to pollution and radiation.
Being exposed to these kinds of environments or situations definitely causes skin damage. But that’s where antioxidants come into play. Antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A, and beta carotene all assist in reducing the damage caused by those free radicals. Therefore, it is best to use antioxidants when your skin is feeling stressed from events like sun exposure or pollutions.
So what exactly is the secret weapon used in Farmacy products that helps fight the consequences of skin stress? The answer is cichoric acid.
The antioxidant cichoric acid averts the breakdown of collagen and challenges hyperpigmentation. Farmacy founder Mark Veeder discovered a variation of the plant Echinacea Purpurea on his New York farm. The plant contained 300 times the amount of cichoric acid than any other known variation of the plant in the entire world. The discovery was called Echinacea GreenEnvy™ and is now used as the basis for all Farmacy products you know and love today.
Echinacea is certainly not new to the wellness world; the plant has been incorporated into health routines for a very long time. According to Cheryl Karcher, MD, at Sadick Dermatology in New York, it was the most widely used botanical on earth until the 1900s. The plant was a fantastic remedy for combating colds due to its ability to stifle coughing and help prevent the onset of sickness. But Echinacea is incredibly useful beyond a cold remedy. In fact, Echinacea is anti-inflammatory and can help treat skin conditions like acne, wrinkles and sunburn.
It’s obvious why we make sure our products are rich in cichoric acid and other antioxidants. The healing properties of the Echinacea Purpurea speak for themselves. Not only does cichoric acid assist in anti-inflammatory and anti-aging applications, it’s also gentle on your skin. And, when you want to sooth and revitalize, there’s nothing worse than products that cause redness or irritation.
Antioxidant Analysis – How We Formulate Each Product to Protect Your Skin
Honey Drop: Vitamins A, B, C and E
Different environments and situations can make our skin react in strange ways, causing dry, dull skin that can be tough to battle. Our Honey Drop moisturizer was created to give you an instant glow, and it also ensures your skin is completely moisturized while improving overall firmness and elasticity.
Naturally, Honey Drop is powered by GreenEnvy™, along with honey that is jam-packed with strong antioxidants made from bees that reside on our farm. These bees pollinate the Echinacea GreenEnvy™ flowers to create this all-natural honey moisturizer.
The Royal Jelly found in Honey Drop is rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E, which help fight damage from those free radicals. Honey Drop is also rich with an ingredient found in beehives called Propolis. Along with green botanicals, these two properties help balance the skin for a smooth and supple look.
Another helpful addition to Honey Drop is that of cupuaçu butter from the Amazon rainforest, a natural super-moisturizer that helps strengthen the skin’s barrier function. And finally, the addition of botanical seed oils softens skin for that gorgeous, natural glow we all seek.
Green Clean: Cichoric Acid
Makeup can be added to the long list of things that can stress out our skin, and often, a simple wipe of a wet cloth does not help fully remove and repair our skin after wearing it. Enter Green Clean: an extremely nourishing cleansing balm that helps completely erase makeup and rid your skin of impurities left behind by pollution contact.
But this cleansing balm does so much more than just remove the mascara, eyeshadow and foundation caked on your skin. Though the makeup-removing properties are certainly beneficial for promoting clean skin, Green Clean is also incredibly beneficial to those with dry skin, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture. The GreenEnvy™ base is a crucial part of making sure this cleansing balm truly gets the job done. It is commonly known that nighttime is when skin replenishes itself, so Green Clean is the perfect end-of-day cleanser to give your skin the break it truly needs while you sleep.
In addition to the fantastic addition of cichoric acid, Green Clean includes sunflower oil and ginger root oil. These oils are used to cleanse and nurture the skin and create a glowing appearance. But Green Clean doesn’t just stop with these oils: An extract from the Moringa tree (native to India and Africa) is also added for an extra boost of benefits. Moringa tree extract removes contaminations left behind by normal and heavy exposure to pollution.
Though it’s an incredibly gentle product, Green Clean comprises papaya extract that acts as a natural exfoliator. If you’ve got dry or sensitive skin, don’t let the addition of an exfoliator deter you. Gentle, natural exfoliators are crucial to gently renewing the skin’s surface. Last but not least, in addition to all of these incredible ingredients, Green Clean has a blend of lime, bergamot and orange essential oils to help revitalize your skin’s appearance.
Invincible: Hyaluronic Acid
Aging can take a toll on your skin, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fight it. The loss of firmness and elasticity, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, an uneven skin tone and the lack of radiance and natural glow are all signs of aging. Luckily, our root cell anti-aging serum, Invincible, will help reverse the appearance of these unwanted signs.
Invincible is an anti aging serum with Vitamin C, which helps bring back the skin’s brightness and even tone. Our ProForm Vitamin C includes Strelitzia Nicolai Seed Aril Extract, which comes from the white bird of paradise plant from Southern Africa and helps brighten complexion and minimize puffiness. Our use of ProForm Vitamin C also reduces the appearance of freckles, dark spots and sun damage.
One of the best ingredients found in Invincible, however, is the unique triple hyaluronic acid complex. Produced via biotechnology, this complex naturally improves the skin’s moisture. It does so by exploiting specific molecule weights to target skin at three different levels. It works by first sealing moisture into the skin’s surface, then by encouraging the production of antioxidants and, finally, supporting the creation of collagen and elastin.
Honey Potion: Glycerin
Have you ever heard people say that a face mask fixes everything? Well, they’re not entirely wrong. A good antioxidant face mask like ours can help your skin in ways you would never imagine — especially if you deal with dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or an uneven texture. Essentially, our Honey Potion helps combat many different skin issues in a natural and effective way.
Honey Potion is a renewing antioxidant hydration mask that softly warms and changes into a cream as you massage it into your face, all while soothing and revitalizing the skin. Just one application of this honey mask will leave your skin glowing from its marigold extract. Unlike many face masks on the market, Honey Potion does not leave your skin dry, stinging and uncomfortable. Instead, the Honey Potion mask will leave your face ultra-moisturized, without the lasting redness and stripped feeling or effects other products tend to have.
Of course, our Honey Potion is made of the honey from our bees on the Farmacy farm who pollinate the famous Echinacea GreenEnvy™ flowers. The inclusion of glycerin in this mask is incredibly beneficial because glycerin is a natural humectant, meaning it helps retain moisture. This ensures the skin is moist, supple and soft to the touch for hours after use of the Honey Potion and again, you will be hard pressed to find another face mask that promotes this much moisture.
Remember: De-Stress and Protect
Farmacy products are all rich in cichoric acid found in our Echinacea GreenEnvy™, a helpful base for our skincare line that doesn’t allow collagen breakdown and contests hyperpigmentation. The addition of various antioxidants and antioxidant-promoting properties — like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamins A, B, C, and E — work together to lift impurities left behind by daily life while protecting the skin from future damage.
Creating a good, natural daily skincare routine is absolutely vital for a lifetime of healthy, glowing skin. But this is a two-step process. You need to find products that not only help your skin chill out after being bombarded with particularly damaging substances, but also ones that protect it from future damage. Always make sure you are taking care of your skin during the day and giving it special care at night with heavy-duty moisturizers.
Skin doesn’t necessarily have to show signs of damage via blemishes and dark spots for it to be damaged, stressed or irritated. Over time, the loss of certain elements — like elastically, evenness and glow — is the direct consequence of environmental and personal impairment. So even if you don’t see obvious damage, a preventative routine with de-stressing and protective products will help keep your skin in tip-top shape for the long-run.
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