Wrinkles are basically, just a fold of the skin. There are a number of factors responsible for it; internal and external both; including the natural aging process, sun exposure and poor hydration, among others.
Collagen is an important structural protein of our skin, among other tissues. It not only gives our cells external structure, but also grants our skin elasticity and strength. Our natural aging process is accompanied by degradation of collagen fibers; which then leads to loss of elasticity and appearance of wrinkles.
Our body produces free radicals that further tend to damage healthy protein and tissues, including collagen; which is another factor that accelerates wrinkling. Moreover, the drier the skin is; the earlier it tends to lose elasticity; and wrinkle.
Silver is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It helps fight against various skin infections; and even in treating acne. It is also an important nutrient that assists in healthy renewal of skin cells. As such, it helps promote the healing of rashes, sun-burns and wounds.
Its cooling property makes silver an effective soothing agent as well. It calms irritated and stressed out skin; as well as rejuvenates and nourishes even the most sensitive of skins. All of these beneficial effects are retained, even in the silver leaf’s finely-ground state, as pure silver dust.
Orange oil is extracted from either whole oranges or their shells. Its foremost advantage is that of being a skin rejuvenator. It promotes the production of collagen in the skin; which helps tighten aged skin.
It is even known to be effective on sunburns and scars; thus clearing up the complexion. Moreover, orange oil detoxifies skin by elevating perspiration; and even stimulates circulation by dilating blood vessels. This helps reduce puffiness; fight acne; and soothe dry and irritated skin. And this reduced dryness, along with more collagen, results in reduction of wrinkles; and a healthier and smoother skin.
Mulethi is more commonly known as licorice; and is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra. It is extremely popular because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties; the latter of which is attributed to the presence of galbrene in it. Scavenging harmful free radicals of the skin, galbrene, together with the sunscreen properties of licorice, control skin-aging.
Licorice also contains a molecule named licochalcone, which works wonders for acne-prone skin; by controlling sebum/oil production and killing bacteria. Another active ingredient in licorice is galbridin. It is a mild and non-toxic bleaching agent; and thus helps in skin lighting and brightening, as well as fighting hyper-pigmentation; without the risk of permanent discoloration.
True lavender oil is extracted from the flower of Lavandula angustifolia/officinalis .It has a multitude of benefits. Firstly, due to polyphenols, it is rich source of anti-oxidants; and stimulates cell growth while preventing tissue degeneration. This helps not only in fighting signs of premature aging; but along with the presence of linalool makes it effective in promoting healing.
It is also known to stimulate blood circulation and thus relieve congested skin. Improved circulation, doubled with its anti-bacterial properties and its skin balancing action; helps against oily skin, acne, sun-burn and minor skin infections. It is also anti-inflammatory and helps in reduction of localized pain.
Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) is also known as Indian/ Common Madder. Its foremost quality is that of an anti-inflammatory; soothing the skin and smoothing the tone. It is also an effective remedy against a number of skin infections; even recurrent ones, including acne.
It rejuvenates the skin, as it promotes the healing of skin tissues. This hastens the healing time of wounds and burns; while preventing the formation of scars. Manjistha is also beneficial in treatment of pigmentation loss or discoloration of the skin, as well as for reducing freckles.