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Psoriasis

The following information is provided courtesy of the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis is a chronic disease of the immune system that appears on the skin, usually in the form of thick, red, scaly patches.

It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is not contagious.

There are five types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches or lesions covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells, called scale.

No one knows exactly what causes psoriasis. However, it is understood that the immune system and genetics play major roles in its development. Most researchers agree that the immune system is somehow mistakenly triggered, which causes a series of events, including acceleration of skin cell growth. A normal skin cell matures and falls off the body in 28 to 30 days. A skin cell in a patient with psoriasis takes only 3 to 4 days to mature and instead of falling off (shedding), the cells pile up on the surface of the skin, forming psoriasis lesions.

Please visit their website, National Psoriasis Foundation for much more information on this subject.

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The Benefits of Borage Seed Oil

borage seedPressed from the seeds of the beautiful Borage plant (Borago officinalis), Borage Seed Oil is known to be beneficial for both topical and internal applications. Borage Seed Oil has the highest concentration of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) naturally found, higher than in any other plant source! GLA is an Omega-6 fatty acid, an essential fatty acid. This oil restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin. Borage Seed Oil has also been used with positive results for many different skin disorders, such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and prematurely matured skin.

Our Potent Green Face Serum contains Borage Seed Oil.

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A Guide to Sisterra’s Skin Care Serums

Sisterra Essential Products, Inc. has formulated a number of serums designed to address specific skin needs. They are formulated with natural essential plant oils and are all very nourishing to the skin. The natural plant oils employed are high in anti-oxidants and rich in fatty acids which are key in maintaining or obtaining maxium skin health.

Here is a guide that details which formulation will address your specific skin needs.

Normal to Dry Skin:

  • Moisturize
  • Firm and Tone
  • Treat fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treat hyper pigmentation (age spots)
  • Calm Rosacea

Acne:

  • Moisturize
  • Balance natural oil
  • Calm Breakouts
  • Control Flare-ups
  • Non-drying

Potent Green Face:

  • Highly Emollient
  • Creates moisture barrier
  • Treats dry, chapped or problem skin
  • Wrinkle Defense

Sensitive Skin:

  • Moisturize
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Penetrating eye serum
  • For individuals who cannot tolerate natural plant oils or are sensitive to their concentrated properties.

Potent Green Body Oil:

  • Deeply Moisturizing
  • “Locks in” Moisture
  • Eliminates dry, itchy skin
  • Great during “change in seasons”

Ultimate Healing:

  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Treat sensitive/problem skin
  • Treat Dry, cracked skin
  • Treat Fungus
  • Treat Eczema
  • Treat Psoriasis
  • Antiseptic

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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 Carrot Seed Oil

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Carrot seed oil is steam distilled from the dried fruit (seeds). Carrot root oil is obtained by solvent extraction of the red carrot (root) and contains high levels of carotenes.

Respected aromatherapy references suggest that it is useful for the treatment of dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, and that it aids dry skin and revitalises the basal layer.

This oil is a true powerhouse in the anti-aging category! Carrot Seed oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Vitamins A, C and E all are anti-oxidants that reduce free radicals (from sun damage, environmental toxins) associated with premature aging. Vitamin C also plays a role in stabilizing collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Both Vitamins E and B improve moisture for increased elasticity and smoothness. With these rich properties, Carrot Seed oil stimulates cell growth, moisturizes, tones and increases the skins elasticity.

Carrot Seed oil also is used in hair care as it conditions hair and stimulates growth.

Our products with Carrot Seed Oil as an ingredient:

Normal to Dry Face Serum, Mature Face Serum, Potent Green Face Serum and Hair Serum.

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Ultimate Healing Skin Serum

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A miracle for problem skin! This formula is extremely moisturizing, calming and clarifying. It will help even the most sensitive skin. Its natural antibiotic/antiseptic activity will decrease the possibility of infection while treating dried, cracked skin.

This serum is formulated to address the following specific skin needs:

  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Treats Senstive or Problem Skin
  • Dry, Cracked Skin
  • Fungus
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Antiseptic

Ingredients:
Oils: Squalane (olive), Jojoba, Coconut, Calendula, Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Geranium and Neem.

A brief breakdown of what each active ingredient does:

Squalane (Olive derived)</em> – Anti-aging/Face lift qualities
Jojoba Oil – Balances Oil/Moisturizes
Coconut Oil – Moisture Retention/Protective Layer
Calendula Oil – Promotes Skin Repair
Sea Buckthorn Oil – Combats Dryness/Restorative
Rosehip Oil – Anti-oxidant/Cell Regenerating/Benefits dermatitis; eczema; psoriasis; irregular pigment and scars
Eucalyptus Oil – Clears Skin Congestion
Lavender Oil – Toning/Calming/Antiseptic
Geranium Oil – Balances Oil/Firms/Tones
Neem Oil – Anti-inflammatory/antiseptic

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Natural Normal to Dry Face Serum

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Rejuvenate your skin with this hydrating antioxidant rich blend of natural oils. Treat your face to the soothing, firming and moisturizing properties of Sisterra’s Face Serum and give your skin the gift of beauty…naturally.

  • Moisturize
  • Firms & Tones
  • Treat fine lines & wrinkles
  • Treat hyper pigmentation
  • Calm Rosacea
  • Sisterra Essential Products, Inc.

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