Rainforest Secrets of Natural Beauty
By Kosa Ely
What is beauty? Who is beautiful? Why do each of us desire to be beautiful?
Many ancient cultures believed that nature supplied all the ingredients people needed to be healthy and beautiful, and those who remained in balance with nature were beautiful.
For thousands of years men and women have mixed and produced their own cosmetics from the natural world around them — from fruits and flowers, roots and minerals, seaweed and clay — and mixed them with energetic waters.
Modern men and women have chosen to manufacture their skin care products and cosmetics instead. Having replaced many of the natural ingredients with chemicals, we now have a multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry that is poisoning us. Did you know that here in the U.S. the average person’s morning routine puts them in contact with over one hundred chemicals before breakfast?
As a society we feigned ignorance in the past, believing our skin to be an impenetrable armor. But our science now tells us that our skin is doing a great job at absorbing — eating — what we put on it. That’s why more and more drug companies are administering pharmaceuticals through skin patches. The medicine from these patches enters into your blood stream faster through the skin than through oral ingestion.
After years of using chemically-laden soaps, ointments and cosmetics that strip our skin’s natural moisture barrier and deaden our cells, why are we surprised by premature wrinkles and crinkles and sagging skin? As a society we then choose to pay billions of dollars for medical treatments and cosmetic surgeries for wrinkle-relief, using procedures and chemicals that further compromise our health.
It’s worth asking again: what is real beauty? For those of us who desire to return to the natural world of beauty, how do we get there?
I propose we journey to the Rainforest. Deep in the Amazon Rainforest you can find the most nutrient-rich botanicals in the world: thriving, vibrant plants growing in virgin soil, fed by energetic rainfall and sunshine.
Envision yourself in this lush rainforest with a gentle falling rain. This rain is the essence and life force of the rainforest. Think of the rainforest soil, rich in minerals and trace elements as the forest continually recycles in a virtually closed eco-system. Imagine over 200,000 species of plants thriving in this tropical paradise.
What if you could capture the energetics and the nutrients from the rain and the rainforest botanicals, transport it here, and utilize it for vibrant health and natural beauty?
What if you could have, once again, cosmetics from the natural world — from fruits and flowers, roots and minerals, seaweed and clay — mixed with energetic waters, and feed this to your skin?
I would like to introduce you to Lluvia Rainforest EssenceTM, consciously formulated skin care that captures the life energy of the rainforest to bring health and vitality to every cell in your body. LluviaTM products are pure! They are free of damaging chemicals and preservatives, alcohol, detergents, parabens, mineral oil, lanolin, and artificial fragrances and colors.
You are invited to rediscover the magic of plants, minerals, and energetic waters, and experience the natural world of health and beauty, and of rainforest harmony.
The wild-crafted and organic botanicals in LluviaTM products are hand harvested in an ecologically-sustainable manner by indigenous communities in the Amazon. The LluviaTM formulas are pH balanced and cold-blended to keep the nutrients and enzymes potent. For vibrant health and a radiant complexion, you can now nourish your skin like it has never been nourished before. Bon Appetit!
To purchase Lluvia products or for more information, please go to:
www.LluviaBeauty.com or call (800) 362-3975. For Lluvia samples, catalog and
audio CD, send $5 to Lluvia Beauty, 3303 NW 149 Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609.
|Many plants in the rainforest have long been recognized for their therapeutic
health value. What the indigenous people have known for hundreds, or perhaps
thousands of years about health and beauty, continues to be authenticated and
documented by our modern science.
The following rainforest botanicals are known to assist in skin health and rejuvenation. You will find all of these and more in Lluvia’sTM skin care products.
Una de Gato (uncaria tomentosa) also known as cats claw, is a vine that grows up into the canopy of the Rainforest. It contains a group of oxindole alkaloids with proven antioxidant properties. New research shows it may be a powerful weapon against visible signs of aging. Researchers at the University of Lund in Sweden discovered the herb fights free radicals. Una de Gato also contains glycosides that help soothe and refresh the skin.
The Camu Camu (myrciaria dubia) berry produces the highest concentrated source of naturally-occuring vitamin C — thirty times more than an orange — and ten times as much iron, three times as much niacin, twice as much riboflavin, and fifty percent more phosphorus. It is a significant source of potassium, minerals and amino acids. The vitamin C in the Camu Camu berry is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Camu Camu promotes the development of healthy collagen, stimulates tissue regeneration and soothes blemished skin. It also supports skin firmness and elasticity.
Sangre de Drago (croton lechieri) called ‘blood of the dragon,’ is an Amazonian tree whose blood red sap is used to support skin repair and regeneration, as well as fight the effects of aging. It contains up to 90% proanthocyandins (OPCs), a very potent class of antioxidant compounds. Studies of the tree’s sap have shown the presence of taspines whose unique nutrients stimulate the migration of fibroblast cells responsible for tissue regeneration.
Samambaia (polypodium decumanum) The rainforest fern Samambaia contains a host of phytochemicals including flavanoids, alkaloids, lipids, calagualine, ecdysone, elaidic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, melilotoside, oleic acid, rutin and ricinoleic acid. Recent studies show its benefits to skin. Samambaia’s antioxidant compounds provide protection from the environment, reducing the appearance of aging associated with exposure to the sun.
Passion Flower Seed Oil (passiflora incarnata) A powerful source of bioflavanoids, Passion Flower Seed Oil strengthens tissue, promotes sebum regulation and balances oil secretion. It is rich in fatty acids including up to 77% linoleic fatty acid. This beautiful plant contains a full profile of potassium and vitamins A, B and C, essential to healthy skin.
Buriti Oil (mauritia flexuosa) Buriti oil is the richest source oil in beta caotene (higher than carrot oil) and is rich in carotenoids and pro-vitamin A. It is an excellent source of oleic fatty acids and has a full profile of other essential fatty acids (EFAs). These compounds support the production of collagen and elastin to make skin soft and supple. It has emollient properties, is a free-radical scavenger and protects and soothes skin.
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