Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bellaboo Skincare

A month ago, I discovered a skin care line called Bellaboo and since that time, I've been using it consistently and loving the results and changes in my skin!

I am 19 years old and Bellaboo is a skin care line geared towards young skin, (although it's great for any woman who is not yet worried about anti aging ingredients) and 99.5 percent of the ingredients are all natural. Here's some information taken off of the BellaBooBabe official website....

Bellaboo is based on 99.5% natural and naturally-derived ingredients. We turn to botanicals not chemicals for young skin care solutions. The .5% of synthetic ingredients is our preservatives and emulsifiers which ensure our product's stability and long shelf life.

We are confident of backing our claims of being the purest skin care for young skin on the planet! But, as there are some common questions that get thrown our way about some of the ingredients listed on our products, here's the low-down.

Alcohol Denat
Derived from cane sugar, it is alcohol that has ingredients added to it to make it undrinkable. It is used instead of benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, to kill bacteria and help to normalise sebum production.

Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe Barbadensis)
Recognised as one of nature's most potent healers and also works to improve skin hydration.

Bamboo Extract (Bambusa Arundinacea )
Obtained from a special bamboo growing in the hill forests of India. The silica deposits in the cell walls of the stem are ground and a white powder is extracted that has incredibly powerful exfoliating properties. It is a 100% natural exfoliating agent.

Natural clay taken from volcanic ash that is effective in absorbing toxins from the skin.

Blackcurrant Extract (Ribs nigrum)
A fruit acid that is rich in gama-linolenic acid – an important ingredient for maintaining skin elasticity and preventing moisture loss as well as promoting cell turnover.

Blueberry Extract (Vaccinium Angustifolium)
A powerful antioxidant that works to combat free radical damage and fight the ageing process.

Bilberry Extract (Vaccinium Myrtillus)
A fruit acid that works to promote exfoliation and encourage cell turnover.

Burdock Extract (Arctium Lappa)
Antiseptic and antibacterial used to calm skin.

Synthetic thickener used to give a product stability. We have tested many natural thickeners and emulsifiers but they either simply do not work and cause separation or the formula stays water thin. We have chosen the best option to give our products superior stability and consistency.

Cananga Odorata Palmarosa Oil (Cananga Odorata)
An essential oil used for its hydrating and toning effects.

Cetearyl alcohol
Whilst some alcohols act as a drying agent, Cetearyl Alcohol is not a drying agent. It is derived from plants and is part of our formulation to give the product structure.

Ceteareth 20
A vegetable derived variation on Cetearyl but with added water-loving properties. The ingredient we use has no links to dioxane.

Citric Acid
An extract from citrus fruits and used as a natural pH adjuster.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine
A mild cleanser derived from coconut oil that effectively removes surface oil, dirt and bacteria, without stripping the skin or drying it out.

Cocoa Extract (Theobroma Cacao)
A softening agent that works to neutralise free radicals.

Cocoa (Seed Butter Theobroma Cacao)
A highly effective moisturising agent that is readily absorbed and helps skin to retain moisture.

Dandelion Root Extract (Taraxacum Officinale)
A high source of vitamins and minerals, it works to unclog pores and fight bacteria.

Decyl Glucoside
This is a mild, biodegradable surfactant (cleansing) that is derived of glucose from corn starch to fatty alcohol decanol derived from coconut.

A silicone derived using sand as the building blocks to create it.

Echinacea Extract (Echinacea Angustifolia)
This oil has strong antibacterial properties that help to stimulate wound healing.

Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis)
High in essential fatty acids and a source of rare gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), also found in human breast milk, it works to draw much needed moisture to the skin’s surface and acts to protect skin from environmental stresses.

German Chamomile Extract (Matricaria Recutita)
Antimicrobial, soothing and toning.

This is derived from vegetables and is used to draw moisture to the skin, making it feel softer.

Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis)
A powerful antioxidant the helps prevent skin cell damage and acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant.

Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis sativa)
With a high concentration of essential fatty acids it works to re-moisturise and revive skin.

Hydrolysed Wheat Protein
A protein derived from wheat germ that dissolves in water which works to tighten skin and promote healing.

Immortelle Oil Certified Organic (Helichrysum italicum)
An amazing anti-inflammatory that works to heal and sooth and also has high antibacterial and antifungal benefit.

Indian Golden Seal Extract (Hydrastis Mamira)
A powerful antibacterial with anti-inflammatory action.

Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)
A waxy oil extracted from the bean, which helps the jojoba plant retain water during dry conditions. On the skin it works as a protective film to help seal in moisture. Contains natural collagen almost identical in structure to the skin.

Kakadu Plum Extract (Terminalia Ferdinandiana)
Taken from the plum tree native to Arnhem Land in Australia, it is the richest source of vitamin C, which is one of the most important antioxidants for skin care, helping to prevent the breakdown of collagen.

Kaolin Clay
A mineral clay high in calcium, silica, zinc and magnesium, making it effective for oily and blemished skin.

Lactic Acid
This is a naturally occurring acid found in milk and fruit, which produces pH levels the same as those of the hair and skin. A rich moisturiser

Lavender Oil Certified (Organic Lavandula Angustifolia)
An essential oil from lavender flowers with soothing and antiseptic properties.

Lemon Myrtle Oil (Certified Organic Backhousia Citriodora)
This fresh and uplifting lemon scented oil has strong anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.

Manuka Oil (Leptospermum Scoparium)
With five times the antiseptic properties of tea tree oil it is highly effective in acne preparations.

Neem Oil (Azadirachta Indica)
It shares many of the properties of Eucalyptus Oil – antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic – with the added advantage of a high fatty acid content making it especially nourishing and moisturising.

Orange Flower Water (Citrus Aurantium)
Distilled from orange blossoms, this essential oil is an excellent astringent and toner.

Polysorbate 20
Food grade emulsifier derived from coconut and used to dispel oils into water.

Potassium Sorbate
This is a synthetic food grade preservative essential to inhibiting bacteria and molds to ensure our product’s shelf life.

PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate
A synthetic food grade surfactant (cleansing agent) that is effective and gentle and suitable for all skin types.

PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate
Derived from glucose from plants, it is an emulsifier – an essential in skin care formulations to stabilise oil in water formulations... PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate does not contain PEG-20. These are two completely different materials. Unlike PEG-20, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate does not contain the hazardous by-product of 1, 4 Dioxane. It is accepted internationally as a safe, naturally derived ingredient.

Synthetic preservative for microbial protection and shelf life.

Pro-vitamin B5 is a synthetic ingredient that helps promote new cell growth and acts as a moisturiser.

Peru Balsam Resin (Myroxylon Balsamum)
Sourced from the Peru Balsam Tree in South America, which is tapped to extract the resin, it is a highly effective anti-microbial.

Red Iron Oxide
A mineral used to give our mask its berry red colour.

Rice Bran Powder (Oryza Sativa)
Rice bran powder is gently exfoliating and is an old Japanese secret for smooth, soft skin. Rice bran powder is said to prevent wrinkles, quickly heal blemishes, absorb the dirt and oil from the pores, balance the natural oils in the skin, and moisturize.

Rose Geranium Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens)
An essential oil that has astringent and toning properties, making it an excellent normaliser for oily skin.

Rose Flower Oil (Rosa Damascena)
Distilled from fresh rose petals, this oil is a natural hydrator and anti-irritant.

Rosemary Oil (Rosemarinus Officinalis)
An essential oil beneficial for its antioxidant, toning and purifying

Rosewood Wood Oil (Aniba Rosaeodora)
An essential oil that is a mild cellular stimulant that helps to regenerate cells, normalise sebum production, and stimulate circulation.

Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil (Certified Organic Hippophae Rhamnoides)
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil is extracted from a berry that grows wild in the Himalayas. The oil has over 100 nutrients, 24 minerals, 11 vitamins and acts as a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory whilst working to normalise sebum production and promote healthy balance to the skin.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
A synthetic vitamin C derivative that has been stablilised to give it better skin benefit and stability.

Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
This is a mild preservative that is derived from plants and delivers broad spectrum anti-microbial action.

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)
A moisture-rich butter obtained from the nuts of Mangifolia trees in Central Africa, and a highly effective moisturiser.

Stearic Acid
A vegetable-sourced fatty acid.

Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)
An incredible emollient that is high in oleic, linoleic and other fatty acids. It’s very soothing and moisturising.

Tea Tree Leaf Oil (Certified Organic Melaleuca Alternifolia)
This is an essential oil with powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It works as a non-drying broad spectrum anti-microbial.

Natural vitamin E and a powerful antioxidant.

Violet Leaf Extract (Viola Odorata)
Works to detoxify and soothe.

Witch Hazel (Hammamelis Virginiana)
Distilled from the leaves of the plant, it is a natural astringent and toner.

Willow Bark Extract (Salix alba )
A natural alternative to salicylic acid extracted from the bark of the Willow Tree, it works as an exfoliant as well as helping to control oiliness.

Ylang Flower Oil (Cananga Odorata)
Ylang Oil is an essential oil used for its skin soothing properties. It has a balancing effect on skin.

Bellaboo is not only an amazing skin care system, but the brand is on a mission to make the change in the way girls feel about themselves and their self esteem, one girl at a time! Bellaboo encourages real natural beauty and loving ourselves the way we were made! I'm very much passionate about this topic as well, and the more I researched about Bellaboo, the more I wanted to be a part of this movement. I've recently been welcomed in as a BellaBooBabe Chatterchick, which is an internship with the brand. I'm very excited to be a part of this company and I hope I can encourage you to reach out and try the line for yourself! The line also has three pampering facial masks and a spot treatment for breakouts! The product can be purchased on http://www.ulta.com and are in the $10 range. So affordable and so worth trying!!!

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