Archive for April, 2009

The Benefits of Squalane (olive derived) Oil

This is a secret weapon in the fight against aging. Squalane is nourishing, hydrating and boosts the skins ability to regenerate. It softens the skin and reduces wrinkles.

Squalane oil is so fine it is absorbed deep into the skin-leaving no oily film-with amazing quickness. This smooth, deep penetration assists in the acceleration of new cell growth. It also helps to discourage the growth of bacteria that can block normal cell development.

Squalane will clear up difficult skin problems (eczema, dermatitis, rashes, etc.) when nothing else helps very much. It also heals skin cracks, which are a significant health issue in the winter as germs can easily enter the body through cracked fingers/hands that have dried out from cold conditions.

Squalane has these unique abilities because the oil is naturally a major factor in skin lubrication as well as providing germ killing activity when it is properly concentrated in the skin. It helps to prevent the formation of brown age spots.

Benefits of Olive Squalane:

  • Boosts Cell Regeneration and Oxygenation
  • Helps prevent formation of “age spots”
  • Heals chapped /cracked Skin
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Helps skin to retain moisture
  • Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Imparts relief to dehydrated and ultra-sensitive skin
  • Softens the most rough-textured skin and leaves no oily residue
  • Helpful in counteracting conditions of eczema, psoriasis, and post-operative skin.
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The Benefits of Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Meadowfoam Oil is pressed from the seeds of Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba), a plant which received its name because of its resemblance while in bloom to the white foam blowing on the ocean. Meadowfoam is native to northern California, southern Oregon, Vancouver Island, and British Columbia. It has proven to be invaluable in the body care and cosmetic industries, and is also being studied for pharmaceutical and industrial use.

Meadowfoam oil contains over 98% long-chain fatty acids, and also has higher quality triglyceride levels when compared to other vegetable oils. In addition, it has three long chain fatty acids that were previously unknown before its discovery. It also has amazing moisturizing and rejuvenating capabilities, is very stable, and may be utilized for many different purposes.

It is widely used in cosmetic and hair care products because it is moisturizing, extremely stable, and capable of adhering and staying on the skin. When applied to the skin, it forms a moisture barrier and will assist the skin with preventing moisture loss.

Meadowfoam oil has these beneficial characteristics:

  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Rejuvenates and adds shine to hair
  • Ultra-violet protection (sunscreen applications)
  • Non-greasy feeling, soaks into the skin easily
  • Reduces wrinkles and signs of aging
  • Adheres well to the skin

We have two products with Meadowfoam seed oil as an ingredient:

Our Potent Green Face Serum and Natural Potent Green Body Moisture Oil.

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Natural Potent Green Body Moisture Oil

This combination of vitamin rich oils both moisturizes and rejuvenates skin while forming a highly effective moisture barrier to protect your skin from the elements. A must have to soothe skin during the cold, windy winter and the hot, sun exposing, summer months!

A natural highly emollient body moisture oil that:

  • Deeply Moisturizing
  • “Locks in” Moisture
  • Eliminates Dry, Itchy Skin
  • Great during “change in seasons”

The natural plant oils employed are high in anti-oxidants and rich in fatty acids which are key in maintaining or obtaining maximum skin health.

Ingredients: Sunflower, Meadowfoam Seed, Shea Nut, Sesame, Avocado, Grapefruit, Coriander and Lavender Oils

What do these ingredients do?

Sunflower – Nourishing/Conditioning

Meadowfoam Seed – Moisture barrier/Reduces Wrinkles

Shea Nut Oil – Moisture barrier/Repairs

Sesame Seed Oil – Penetrates Skin/Rejuvenating

Avocado Oil – Vitamin + Fatty acid rich/Good for sensitive skin

Grapefruit Oil – Toning

Coriander Oil – Ease muscle aches/Fatigue

Lavender Oil – Toning/Calming/Antiseptic

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Natural Deet Free Insect Repellent

Bring the fun back to outdoor activities by keeping those pesky mosquitoes, ticks and bugs at bay! Sisterra’s combination of natural oils, each with it’s own insect deterring properties is safe, effective (even in the most wooded area) and has a subtle, pleasant scent.

An Insect Repellent you can feel safe about. It is:

  • All Natural
  • Highly Effective
  • DEET Free
  • Not Citronella Dependent

Ingredients: Oils: Coconut, Witch Hazel, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Red Thyme, and Lavender

What do these ingredients do?

Coconut Oil – Moisture Retention/protective layer

Witch Hazel – Astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, and anesthetic properties. remedy for itching , stinging and inflammation. We use it as a means to propel our bug spray.

Lemongrass – Antimicrobial, Antibacterial & Insecticidal – a component in our bugspray.

Peppermint – Refreshing, stimulating. Soothing to skin itching.

Red Thyme – Anti-aging, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Additionally, many studies have demonstrated that this oil repells insects effectively.

Lavender – Toning/calming/antiseptic

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Potent Green Face Serum

A nourishing blend of oils designed to deliver extra moisture and provide a moisture barrier during those seasonal changes. Packed with essential fatty acids to provide a high level of antioxidants to combat the signs of aging. Sandalwood, Frankincense and Myrrh, considered “liquid gold”, are the holy trinity of wrinkle defense and extreme moisture!

A concentrated face serum:

  • Highly Emollient
  • Creates Moisture Barrier
  • Treats Dry, Chapped or Problem Skin
  • Wrinkle Defense
  • Calm Rosacea

The natural plant oils employed are high in anti-oxidants & rich in fatty acids which are key in maintaining maximum skin health.

Ingredients: Oils: Kukui Nut, Meadowfoam Seed, Borage Seed, Rosehip Seed, Carrot Seed, Avocado, Chamomile Roman, Sandalwood, Frankinsense and Myrrh.

What do these ingredients do?

Kukui Nut Oil – Rich in fatty acids/Soothing

Meadowfoam Seed Oil – Moisture Barrier/Reduces Wrinkles

Borage Seed Oil – Restores Moisture/Remedies Problem Skin

Rosehip Seed Oil – Anti-oxidant/Cell Regenerating/Benefits; dermatitis; eczema; psoriasis; irregular skin pigmentation and scars

Carrot Seed Oil – Fights Fine Lines/Wrinkles

Avocado Oil – Vitamin + Fatty Acid Rich/Good For Sensitive Skin

Chamomille (Roman) Oil – Anti-inflammatory/Calming

Sandalwood Oil – Anti-aging/Emollient/Toning

Frankincense Oil – Encourages Skin Growth/Toning

Myrrh Oil – Balances Skin Hydration/Promotes Tissue Repair

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Natural Concentrated Acne Face Serum

Throw away those harsh chemical based acne products! They first strip the skin of needed oils, which then stimulates an overproduction of oil causing more harm than good. Sisterra’s Acne Face Serum helps balance the need for moisturizing protective oils while eliminating problem skin.

A concentrated acne face serum that:

  • Moisturize
  • Balance Natural Oil
  • Calm Breakouts
  • Control-flare-ups
  • Non-Drying
  • Antiseptic

The natural plant oils employed are high in anti-oxidants and rich in fatty acids which are key in maintaining or obtaining skin health.

Ingredients:
Oils: Jojoba, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Clary Sage, Neem and Vitamin E.

What do these ingredients do?

Jojoba Oil – Balances Oil/Moisturizes

Carrot Seed Oil – Fights Fine Lines/Wrinkles

Lavender Oil – Toning/Calming/Antiseptic

Tea Tree Oil – Reduces Blemishes/Antiseptic/Healing

Eucalyptus Oil – Clears Skin Congestion

Lemon Oil – Tones/Calms Redness

Clary Sage Oil – Balances Oil Production

Neem Oil – Anti-inflammatory/Antiseptic

Vitamin E(Alpha Tocopherol) – Anti-oxidant/Anti-aging/Softens Skin

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Antioxidant Rich Mature Face Serum

Restore that youthful glow with our most powerful blend of natural oils. Treat your skin to the deep emollient, antioxidant rich properties of Sisterra’s Face Serum for mature skin and combat the drying effects of aging..it is truly a miracle in a bottle!

A concentrated face serum that:

  • Restores Moisture
  • Stimulates Collagen
  • Diminishes Deep Wrinkles & Sagging Skin
  • Treats Sun Damage
  • “Face lift” Qualities

The natural plant oils employed are high in anti-oxidants and rich in fatty acids which are key in maximum skin health.

Ingredients: Almond, Jojoba, Squalane (olive) Vitamin E, Rosehip, Carrot Seed, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender, Pomegranate, Clary Sage, Sweet Fennel and Mryhh.

What do each of these ingredients do?

Almond Oil – Moisture Retention

Jojoba Oil – Balances Oil/Moisturizes

Squalane (Olive derived) – Anti-aging/face lift qualities

Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) – Anti-oxidant/anti-aging/softens skin

Rosehip Oil – Anti-oxidant/cell regenerating/benefits dermatisis;eczema, psoriasis;irregular skin pigmentation and scars

Carrot Seed Oil – Fights fine lines/wrinkles

Geranium Oil – Balances oil/firms/tones

Lemon Oil – Tones/calm redness

Lavender Oil – Toning/calming/antiseptic

Pomegranate Oil -Moisturizing/anti-aging

Clary Sage Oil – Balances oil production

Sweet Fennel Oil -Firms/tones/increases elasticity

Myrrh Oil – Balances skin hydration/promotes tissue repair

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