In perfumery, it enchants our sense of smell. In gastronomy, it delights our taste buds. But did you know that in cosmetics, it is one of the best defenders against the aging of our cells?
Steam distilled, its flowers and leaves produce an essential oil that is particularly valuable for its powerful antioxidant activity. Its essential oil is among the rare active ingredients with a double action: it is capable of both interrupting the chain reactions of free radicals (action against lipid peroxidation) and at the same time of breaking down and eliminating these free radicals (action anti-radical).
It is therefore an invaluable ally of antioxidative defense!
What is Antioxidant Defense?
What is this defense? it is very simple ! in short, the skin, like any tissue in the body, is characterized by the existence of a constant balance between the production and elimination of "oxidizing" chemical species normally produced in limited quantities.
This balance between the reactions producing free radicals and the action of antioxidant defense is constantly upset under the effect of oxidative stress (light radiation, solar radiation, external pollution or autoimmune activation of the immune system) and can give rise to excessive formation of free radicals in the skin.
These electron-hungry free radicals constantly attack our cells and their membranes. The preferred targets are the polyunsaturated fatty acids (eg omega 6) abundant in the skin tissue which thus destabilized give way to the formation of lipid radicals (lipid peroxidation) which leads to membrane disintegration.
Omega 3 and 6, our allies against oxidation
Remember that polyunsaturated fatty acids play a determining role in the structure and normal functioning of the skin as precursors of the components of the lipid matrix. The fatty acids of the stratum corneum are involved in the barrier function of the skin and participate in the regulation of skin hydration. They also contribute to the constitution of the hydro-lipid film which slows down the evaporation of water and contributes to skin suppleness.
This is why we have concocted you in our repairing serum Elixir Bonheur a subtle cocktail between rosemary and virgin oils rich in Omega 6! Take advantage and above all enjoy another cocooning moment with our offer of rosemary bath salts (for the purchase of a serum), in order to give your skin even more sensoriality and pleasure.