Our journey begins in a world without polluted air or soil. Grown high in the Cedarburg Mountains of the Western Cape of South Africa, Rooibos begins as a delicate shrub with bright green needle-like leaves. At a particular point in the ripening process the leaves develop into a reddish brown color, thus giving its name...Red Tea.
For generations, South Africans have used Red Tea for the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions. Studies have indicated that it's healing reputation is well deserved due to a higher concentration of antioxidants.
Utilizing the beneficial properties of Red Tea and blending it with other naturally occurring ingredients, a new skin care line was developed... RuBos Dermal Care.
Red Tea Extract
Known as the "Super Anti-Oxidant" due to its much higher concentration of anti-oxidant properties. Red Tea has even more than traditional sources such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Green Tea.
This is due to its high content of polyphenols and also a naturally occurring enzyme called "superoxide dismutase", which is necessary for a healthy cellular environment. Polyphenols can be further sub-grouped as flavonoids and phenolic acids, all of which protect against the harmful by-products of cellular respiration, namely free-radicals. This capacity to suppress toxic transformation provides one of many unique properties of Red Tea.
Researchers have found Red Tea to contain 9 types of flavonoids, 5 of which are especially powerful free-radical scavengers.
• Quercetin and Leteolin, found in many fruits as shown to cause "cancer cells" to "commit suicide". Both block the formation of lipid peroxides.
• Rutin, which has shown to reinforce and stabilize blood vessels thus helping to maintain the strength of the capillary walls.
• Orientin reduces the number of cancer associated changes in cells.
• Ashalathin is a powerful anti-oxidant with undisputed potential derived only from Red Tea.
Plays an important role in tissue hydration, lubrication, and cellular function. Found in the space between the cells of the skin, Hyaluronic Acid holds more water than any other substance– similar to the fibers of a sponge acting to retain moisture. The aging of human skin is accompanied by the decline in its' Hyaluronic Acid content. This results in the loss of elasticity, which will appear in the form of fine lines or wrinkles. Shown to reduce dryness and irritation, this effective moisturizer has proven beneficial in creating smoother, softer skin.
A plant hormone extract, is actually a biochemical derivative of adenine, which is one of the nuclear acid (DNA) bases. Found to stimulate the cell growth cycle and protect cells against stress and toxic induced cell death. Studies have shown Kinetin to improve the skin's barrier function, increasing its ability to retain much needed moisture.
A clinical study of 64 patients at the University of California Irvine showed that twice a day application of Kinetin showed objective improvement in photo-aging parameters–fine and course wrinkles, actinic lentiges, mottled hyperpigmentation, telangiectasias, skin roughness and total water loss. Kinetin is non-exfoliating and does not cause photosensitivity.
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