Cherry Blossom: The secret to stronger skin!
Cherry Blossom: The secret to stronger skin!
When it comes to perfecting your skin care routine, Mother Nature yields some of the most potent ingredients. Cherry blossom is one of them, a botanical extract with benefits that prove it’s not just a pretty petal. The bubble-gum-coloured blossom that tells us spring has sprung is an effective skin saviour due to its concentration of polyphenols and glucosides. Not sure what they do? They even out skin tone and strengthen the skin barrier, helping to unearth your inner glow...
Our Restore Cream is a reparative moisturiser with hyaluronic acid, also harnessing the nourishing, hydrating and barrier-strengthening power of Cherry Blossom Extract .So, what causes skin damage in the first place? We expose ourselves to UV rays on a daily basis, triggering the release of ageing free radicals deep within the skin. The antidote? A good SPF, teamed with antioxidant-rich skincare to mop up and deactivate those no-good skin scavengers.
The polyphenols in cherry blossom are rich in antioxidants, so eating foods containing them (fruit, vegetables, tea, wholegrains, dark chocolate, herbs and spices) will help to protect internal cells from free radical damage, as well as offering the topical equivalent when applied via your daily skincare routine. Glucosides have been shown to counteract the effects of glycation, a collagen-depleting reaction in the skin linked to excess sugar consumption. A go-to ingredient in ancient Japanese skincare rituals, cherry blossom has endured the test of time for a reason. Here’s how to work it into your skin care routine for a more resilient complexion and lit-from-within glow.
Although gradual, the impact of free radical damage is not to be underestimated. Case in point: UV rays are responsible for a staggering 80% of skin ageing, placing a huge importance on finding the best skin care routine for sun exposure. Wondering how to plump up your skin naturally? Boost and protect its collagen reserves – the protein that gives your face its youthful “cushioning” and keeps wrinkles at bay. If it’s a calm complexion and natural radiance you’re after, you need to strengthen your skin on a surface level.
A compromised skin barrier is the root cause of most skin issues, and anti-inflammatory cherry blossom extract promises to replenish the delicate acid mantle and restore order on the skin’s surface. But does it deliver? The proof is in the petals: during clinical trials, our cherry-blossom-infused Restore Cream increased skin luminosity by twice as much after just four weeks’, while skin smoothness increased by 30%. Simply apply the cream morning and night after our Alter-Care, for skin that feels instantly comforted, smoothed and hydrated.
The cherry blossom extract in our lightweight moisturiser is responsibly sourced in Provence, France, and manually harvested to limit environmental impact. Because STELLA places a priority on responsibly-sourced skincare ingredients, our extract is a by-product recovered from cherry fruit farming that would otherwise have contributed to agricultural waste. It is extracted through a process known as NaDES extraction, which is considered to be a greener alternative to petrochemical extractions. Our Restore Cream teams its hero cherry blossom extract with natural origin hyaluronic-acid, to flood the skin with plumping moisture, plus anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial organic birch sap, rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants including vitamin C.
This is Oliver, the dedicated harvester of our cherry blossom in Provence, France. Watch the film now to discover more about his work.
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