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Ideal for dry and sensitive skin.
This softening emollient cream with pure Labdanum (Cistus) extract for face and body, treats and nourishes dry and sensitive skin with a strong antioxidant, antiseptic and healing action. Active ingredient: Cistus oil is an endemic plant of Crete, known since the Minoan era.
Cistus resin, as it is called, is produced every summer, and even today it is used both locally and aromatically. It is used to heal wounds, skin problems and to soothe muscle pain. The astringent properties of aladania resin help to tone the skin and reduce the signs of aging. Wrinkles and fine lines are significantly reduced after daily use. Cistus oil is also ideal for sensitive and dry skin.
Myth says that the Olympian gods made a council to decide which plants would be healing. They decided that Aladania or Cistus, as it is otherwise called, would heal the warriors who were wounded in battle.
This decision annoyed the goddesses, because they were sure that the plant with the delicate pink flowers would be more suitable for beauty. Despite their big quarrel, it was finally decided to give him both the healing and cosmetic properties.
The super valuable properties of aladania are scientifically proven. Cistus with the most healing, medicinal and cosmetic properties is the species Cistus creticus.
For those who do not know Cistus or Aladania, has the highest content of polyphenols of any plant in Europe, with amazing ability to destroy free radicals as well as high antioxidant activity.
It is a powerful antioxidant (anti-cancer), tonic and soothing of the digestive tract, astringent, expectorant, anti-catarrhal, analgesic, antispasmodic, expectorant, sedative herb and is used among others for insomnia, stomach & intestinal problems, bloating and colitis.
The shoot and the leaves contain balsamic resin aromatic substance, labdanum. The resin contains organic compounds called lithic diterpenes, which according to studies have antimicrobial and cytostatic activity (ie they prevent cell proliferation and ultimately prevent the formation of tumors).
Labdanum has been known for 2,500 years and has been associated with several religions. In ancient times it was known by the names "kisthos o arrin" as mentioned by Theophrastus and "Cistus" or "kissaron" or "kistharon" by Dioskouridis. In the Minoan civilization there are indications of its use as a cosmetic and therapeutic, while there are references to Herodotus. Dioskouridis mentions aladon and its astringent, warming, and emollient properties. The Egyptians used it in embalming and in Orthodoxy it is one of the 40 components of the Holy Myrrh. In the Middle Ages they used the aladano against the plague. Today in Northern Crete and specifically in the area of Sises of the Municipality of Mylopotamos and in the Municipality of Malevizi, the tradition (for many centuries) of the collection of Laudanum continues. In folk medicine of Halkidiki, Cistus is also applied as a poultice.
Cistus leaves have the highest polyphenol content of any plant in Europe, with an amazing ability to destroy free radicals, as well as high antioxidant activity. The Lefo Institute in Ahrensburg, Germany came to the following conclusions after testing and research with aladania: Cistus tea is three times healthier than green tea.
Protects the heart four times better than red wine and is an antioxidant twenty times stronger than fresh lemon juice.
Cistus contains an extremely effective combination of antioxidants: already a glass of concentrated tea has the same effect as a daily dose of vitamin C (as ascorbic acid).
Detoxifies the body and eliminates toxic heavy metals from cigarette smoke, dental fillings and environmental pollution according to Professor Claus Peter Siegers.
Cistus helps with many fungal infections. It fights many harmful microorganisms such as coliforms and H. pylori and other inflammations as well as offering relief to the digestive system.
Most striking is the fact that ladan tea has a very strong antiviral effect on influenza and avian viruses (H1N1 & H7N7).
Reduces the oxidation of blood lipids, increases the levels of "good" cholesterol and reduces the levels of "bad" cholesterol, which is responsible for the formation of atherosclerotic plaques that cause coronary heart disease. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory action, it reduces the possibility of blood clots.
Reduces to a significant extent the oxidative damage to the tissues, which can enhance the resistance of the human body to cancer.
Cistus or Aladania has a special ability to destroy free radicals, which cause oxidation in the body and are a key factor in premature skin aging.
Experiments by Professor G. Wiese showed that thanks to Cistus, the appearance of the skin improved in 61 of 95 patients with neurodermatitis, which had previously been unsuccessful. The secret of these amazing results of Cistus is vitamin P.
Cistus also has excellent performance in skin diseases, itching, allergies, irritated skin, hemorrhoids. treats cuts, wounds and acne, slows down aging, tones and helps chapped skin as well as tightening skin pores.
It is an essential ingredient in regenerative, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle face creams.
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) CERA (WAX)*, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN*, CISTUS LADANIFERUS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS LECITHIN*, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL*, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL/ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL/FOENICULUM VULGARE FRUIT OIL *, CISTUS LADANIFERUS LEAF/STEM OIL*, LIMONENE**, LINALOOL**. * From organic agriculture.** Natural components of pure essential oils.
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BOTÁNICA Cistus emollient cream
This is an extraordinary cream. I use it mainly as a night cream to help my skin against the winter dryness caused by the cold. It is rich but not greasy and really soothing. I love it!
I love it!!!
My skin is dehydrated and this cream gives me the hydration I need!!! It's not greasy and it doesn't cause me breakouts!!!