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The extract is derived from the dried fruit of the GarciniaCambogia tree which is found in the forests of South India and South East Asia. The main active ingredient is (-) Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA).
The extract is derived from dried GreenTea (Camellia Sinensis) leaves which are found in South India. The main active ingredients are Epigallocatechin (EGCG) and Polyphenols.
Amla Dried fruits of Emblica officinalis. Upto 40% Tannin & upto 30% Polyphenol
Ashwagandha Root of the plant Withania somnifera. 2.5% (Alkaloids 1% & Withanolides 1.5%) by Gravimetry
Actives for Cosmetics
ACTIVES
NDGA – CHAPPARRAL PLANT EXTRACT

What is it? NDGA is a bioactive component of the Mexican desert plant, Larrea Divaricata - an antioxidant, lipoxygenase inhibitor as well as an inhibitor of peptido- leukotriene biosynthesis

What are its benefits? Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (NDGA) is a powerful antioxidant for use in skin care systems ranging from 0.001% to 0.01% w/w. Recent studies of NDGA have revealed biological properties as a free- radical scavenger and a protective agent against keratosis caused by exposure to UV light.

Anti-inflammatory: Mitigates the inflammatory response in skin. NDGA inhibits the synthesis of inflammatory mediators such as prostaglandins and leukotrines by blocking the actions of the enzyme lipoxygenase. NDGA is able to block chemically induced skin irritation.

Blocks UV Effects: As a natural phenolic (resin) prevents UV induced skin damage by inhibiting UVB-induced c-fos and AP-1 transactivation in the HaCaT keratinocyte cell line. NDGA blocks UV- induced gene activation of inflammatory cytokines in the skin. Prevents pre- mature ageing.

Anticellulite: Reduces the accumulation of fat deposits in skin. NDGA prevents lipid accumulation in lipid storage cells, adipocytes.

Anti-aging: Indirectly inhibits the production of enzymes that can break down the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-Acne: Reduces sebum availabl to nourish bacteria or plug pores and helps clear visible blemishes.

Are there any side effects? Ocular irritation assay: Displayed minimal ocular irritation at concentrations up to 0.2%. Dermal irritation assay: Classified as a non-irritant/ irritant at concentrations up to 0.2%.

GOTU KOLA – CENTELLA ASIATICA

What is it?
Centella asiatica (also known as gotu kola and Hydrocotyle asiatica) is a perennial, herbaceous creeper with kidneyshaped leaves, found in India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, South Africa, Australia, China, and Japan. Centella contains several active constituents, of which the most important are the triterpenoid saponins, including asiaticoside, centelloside, madecassoside, and asiatic acid. In addtion,Centella contains other components, including volatile oils, flavonoids, tannins, phytosterols, amino acids, and sugars.

Are there any side effects? Alcoholic extracts of gotu kola have shown no toxicity at doses of 350 mg/kg when given i.p. In adults, the recommended daily dose of TTFCA (or TECA) extracts standardized for asiaticoside, asiatic acid, and madecassic acid is 60-120 mg. The recommended daily dosages of crude herb and 1:5 tincture are 0.5-6 g and 10-20 mL, respectively. Gotu kola should be avoided during pregnancy,due to its emmenagogue action.

What are its benefits?
Centella asiatica is a mild adaptogen, is mildly antibacterial, anti-viral, anti- inflammatory, anti-ulcerogenic, anxiolytic, a cerebral tonic, a circulatory stimulant, a diuretic, nervine and vulnerary. Several scientific reports have documented Centella asiatica's ability to aid wound healing, which is responsible for its traditional use in leprosy. Upon treatment with Centella asiatica, maturation of the scar is stimulated by the production of type I collagen. The treatment also results in a marked decrease in inflammatory reaction and myofibroblast production. Centella asiatica is used to re-vitalize the brain and nervous system, increase attention span and concentration , and combat aging.Centella asiatica also has anti- oxidant properties. [4] It works for venous insufficiency

CAFESTOL

What is it? Cafestol is a diterpene molecule present in coffee. A typical bean of Coffea Arabica contains about 0.6% of cafestol by weight. Coffea Robusta has a slightly higher content.

Are there any side effects? There are no known side effects known for dosages upto 50 mg/ml.

What are its benefits?
Application of small amounts of cafestol


to living skin models results in a significant, dose-dependent increase in more than one major stratum corneum lipid and, the amount of ceramide over a period of days.


The cafestol containing compositions can be used in prevention or treatment of dry skin conditions generally, or specific dry skin conditions, such as result from regular exposure to detergents, soaps seasonal exposure to harsh weather conditions.
The cafestol compositions can be used in prevention of further damage to aging skin, or treatment and/or reversal of already present damage.


The compositions can also be used in the treatment of a defective skin barrier, such as occurs on the soles of the feet, and palms of the hands, where the stratum corneum is very thick, but the lipid barrier is poor. In formulating such compositions, cafestol is incorporated in an amount of from about 0.001 to 50 mg/ml, preferably about 0.005 to 10.0 mg/ml, more preferably about 0.01 to 1.0 mg/ml, and most preferably 0.1 to 1 mg/ml of composition.

MANGOSTEEN

What is it? The purple mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), colloquially known simply as mangosteen, is a tropical evergreen tree believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. The tree grows from 7 to 25 m (20–80 ft) tall. The rind (exocarp) of the edible fruit is deep reddish purple when ripe. Botanically an aril, the fragrant edible flesh can be described as sweet and tangy, citrusy with a flavour and texture similar to a peach.

Are there any side effects? Mangosteen has no noticeable side effects with the following dosage preparations: (all of the rind): Extract, dose 3 to 10 grains; Tincture (1 in 10), dose: 1/2 to 1 drachm; Syrup (1 in 10), dose: 1/2 to 1 drachm; Decoction (1 in 10), dose: 4 ounces; Powder, dose: 10 to 60 grains and juice.

What are its benefits?
Anti-inflammatory: Ethanol extracts of mangosteen has potent inhibitory activities of both histamine release and prostaglandin E2 synthesis.

Antioxidant: The methanol extract of the fruit hulls of mangosteen exhibit a potent radical scavenging effect Technical data and scientific studies confirm that this extract is an excellent choice for antibacterial, antifungal and anti- inflammatory effects on the skin. These are exactly the conditions encountered in acne- prone skin where soaps, creams and washes ideally suit the use of the extract. Made into an ointment, it is applied on eczema and other skin disorders

GREEN TEA

What is it? Green tea - Camellia sinensis is a large shrub with white flowers and is indigenous to Asia and China, but commercially grown in Africa, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Indonesia. The young leaves and buds are used. The same plant is used to produce green, black and oolong tea. When green tea is made the leaves are rapidly dried, while black tea is first fermented and then dried and oolong tea is only partly fermented before drying.

Are there any side effects? Green tea has fewer or no side effects as compared to other drug based products

What are its benefits?
The flavonoids and catechols in green tea provide it with vitamin P properties while the tannins interact with proteins and are astringent and also have antioxidant activity. One of the polyphenols in green tea - Epigallocatechin galate (EGCC) is thought to be 200 times more powerful than vitamin E for neutralizing free radicals. The antioxidant effect of green tea has a protective role to play as well, since it prevents free radical damage and possible skin tumors and cancers and can be used in confidence as an anti-aging ingredient in skin care preparations. The EGCC in green tea is effectively absorbed via the skin.

Green tea is a potent anti-inflammatory agent thereby reducing inflammation in the skin, and most importantly having an inhibitory action on collagenase, which is a collagen-reducing enzyme that breaks down collagen. Since green tea helps to inhibit collagenase, the topical use of green tea helps to promote thehealth and quantity of collagen, thereby maintaining a firm and elastic skin.

The Methylxanthines contained in green tea also stimulates skin microcirculation and therefore positively influence the tone and health of the skin. Green tea also exhibits a photo protective effect when applied to the skin and reduces erythema formation. In some studies it also showed that polyphenols found in green tea limited cell death when exposed to radiation, thereby showing that these polyphenols have a cell- protecting function as well.

CHLOROGENIC ACID

What is it? Chlorogenic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid, a member of a family of naturally occurring organic compounds. It belongs to a family of esters formed between trans-cinnamic acids and quinic acid. Green Coffee beans are one of the richest sources of chlorogenic acid.

Are there any side effects? Green tea has fewer or no side effects as compared to other drug based products

What are its benefits?
Antioxidant: Chlorogenic Acid is known to have radical scavenging properties. This antioxidant effect makes it an ideal application for skin creams and lotions.

Anti-tumor: Chlorogenic acid is an antioxidant and an inhibitor of the tumor promoting activity of phorbol esters. Topical application helps protect against skin cancer.

Antibacterial: The anti-bacterial properties of chlorogenic acid make it an ideal application for anti-acne usage as it prevents acne formation due to bacterial infection.

Anti-Infalmmatory effect: Studies have shown it to have anti-inflammatory effect.

Are there any side effects?
Chlorogenic acid is safe. It is claimed to have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal effects with relatively low toxicity and side effects, alongside properties that do not lead to antimicrobial resistance.

OILS
LUFFA CYLINDRICA OIL

What is it? Luffa cylindrica is a member of the cucurbitaceae family, which looks like a cucumber. Luffa plants are native to India. Luffa cylindrica or cylindrical seed oil comes from the seeds found within the fibrous part of the luffa gourd's fruit. The seeds are pressed to produce the oil.

What are its benefits?
In cosmetics, luffa cylindrical seed oil is used for its antifungal, anti- inflammatory and anti-tumor properties. It is high in the essential amino acid, arginine.

It is used in mineral based make up because of the healing powers of its anti-fungal and inflammatory traits. Not only is mineral makeup considered a natural sunscreen, but the fine, silky texture allows skin to breathe, while moisturizing and preventing bacteria from causing flaws and imperfections.

Its high toxicity to skin cancer cells is why it is used in sunscreen products.

The high content of arginine, which is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in cell division and healing of wounds, provides healthy cell benefits when used in facial makeup.

The seed oil is a rich emollient that adds smoothness and softness to the skin. Because it is a natural vegetable oil, it contains moisturizing elements for use in anti-aging cosmetics

Are there any side effects? Luffa oil is considered extremely safe, with very little or no toxicity reported