KEY INGREDIENTS: The most Popular Masks, the most Effective Ingredients.

 

 

Centella  Repairing Mask is a mask full of surprises. Of course, the Korean brand Huangjisoo has accustomed us to rediscovering the maximums to which the performance of nature, through a careful selection of traditional ingredients and Asian medicine. But we have to say, this time they’ve really outdone themselves. Thanks to the combined action of Centella Asiatica of Jeju Island, Ceramide, Tremella Mushroom Extract, this mask is able to fight the signs of time and protect and regenerate the skin. When you say that ingredients make all the difference in the world: did you know, for example, that Tremella mushrooms have an incredible humectant power, even more than 120% compared to the much decanted hyaluronic acid?  Let’s discover in detail what each ingredient does, and understand what makes the island of Jeju so special, that very Korean cosmetic product from the best brands includes plants that are born on its land. Let’s dive deep in the first episode of Key Ingredients: a new format that celebrates the Mask Monday by analyzing the main ingredients of each mask. 

Jeju Island: Why is so special for Korean Beauty?

Located south of Korea,  volcanic Island of Jeju gained the appellative of  “Hawaii of Korea,” for  its winding lava tubes, luxuriant forests, and stunning waterfalls. The volcanic soil of Jeju, combined with its humid subtropical climate, makes it one of the most botanically diverse places in the world. This makes Jeju a rich natural resource, and the fruits of its land perfect ingredients to add extra performance to cosmetic products.

Centella  Repairing Mask.

Centella  repairing Mask is a mask based on Centella extract obtained from the island of Jeju that restores the skin by reducing fine lines and pore size, thanks to the combined action of Centella Asiatica of the island Jeju, Ceramide, Trella Mushroom Extract, and flower extract of Chamomile Recutita also called Matricaria. Produced by Korean brand Huangjisoo, this mask in high-performance fabric combines organic ingredients and uses Cupro to increase adherence and promote better absorption. We talked about it in this article, when our founder Milena tested it.
Centella  repairing Mask can also be used on the most sensitive skins.

Centella Asiatica.

Centella Asiatica is a slender greyish-green herbaceous plant, native to the warmest regions of Asia and now widespread in both hemispheres,

The leaves of centella contain triterpenic acids (Asian acid, madecassic acid), essential oil, flavonoids, phytosterols, tannins, mineral salts and sugars, but especially the presence of triterpenic saponins (asiaticoside, Asian acid and madecassoside).

The active ingredients of the plant are concentrated in the aerial parts, from which the different formulations of the remedy are extracted.

The properties of Centella Asiatica.

  • Centella Asiatica facilitates wound healing and reduces inflammation of wounds.
    Triterpene acids stimulate the synthesis of collagen and fibronectin by fibroblasts, cells that promote wound healing, thus facilitating wound healing and reducing the inflammation associated with these lesions.
  • Centella asiatica has an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and slightly sedative action.
    The saponins extracted from Centella, can control and reduce the inflammatory reaction.
  • Centella Asiatica intervenes in the re-epithelialization of damaged tissues and improves wound healing.
    Madecassoside improves collagen synthesis and reduces oxygen damage in skin lesions such as burns, and facilitates healing;
  • Centella Asiatica is useful for improving skin microcirculation.
    Asiaticoside stimulates angiogenesis and improves blood vessel tension and elasticity. For this reason it is a valid remedy for venous insufficiencies and vascular fragilities.
  • Centella Asiatica fights photoaging.
    Photoaging is the aging action of artificial ultraviolet radiation. Centella Asiatica significantly stimulates the synthesis of collagen type I, which decreases with aging, resulting in a fragility not only skin but also vascular, preventing the aesthetic and functional consequences. Especially when combined with Vitamin C, it promotes an improvement in the firmness, elasticity and degree of hydration of the skin.
  • Centella asiatica stimulates the formation of new collagen and fights the signs of time.
    Centella Asiatica extract optimizes the synthesis of elastin, thus resulting in a significant improvement in skin quality. It also promotes skin tone, very useful in case of wrinkles and sagging skin, such as cellulite. By reinforcing vascular tone and reducing capillary permeability, centella has an anti-edema action and helps in the treatment of cellulite.

Tremella Mushroom Extract.

Traditional Chinese medicine has always used Tremella extract as a remedy for many critical conditions in the lungs, kidneys and stomach, and as a natural skin moisturizer.

The properties of Tremella mushroom extract.

Tremella mushroom extract, for a higher hydration than Hyaluronic acid.

Thanks to the polysaccharide contained in Tremella mushrooms, they have an excellent water retention capacity, higher than that of the much celebrated Iluronic Acid. In fact, these truly prodigious fungi can contain water for almost 500 times its weight, greatly improving the water reception capacity of the skin of the stratum corneum.

Ceramides.

Ceramides are a family of lipid molecules, composed of sphingosine and a fatty acid. As we explained in the Miloon K-Beauty Guide, Ceramides are a special type of oily wax that is naturally found in our skin, among other fabrics. The word Ceramides comes from the Latin “Cera”, which means… wax. Ceramides form a kind of waterproof barrier in the upper layers of our skin coordinating cellular responses to extracellular stimuli and stress, helping the skin to retain water and repair its natural barrier. Ceramide production decreases with age, which can cause dry skin, wrinkles and even certain types of dermatitis. But let’s take a closer look at this important active ingredient.

The properties of Ceramides.

  • Ceramides delay aging.
    At the age of 30, the level of Ceramides in the skin starts to decrease. As a result, the skin barrier weakens and this can lead to certain skin problems, such as irritation, dryness and redness. Like Huangjisoo’s Centella Mask, Ceramide-based products can help improve these symptoms, as well as reduce signs of skin aging, such as wrinkles.

Ceramides maintain skin hydration and elasticity.

The ceramides of the stratum corneum play a fundamental role in preventing transepidermal water loss, maintaining the stratum corneum of the skin barrier, and preventing the entry of harmful substances.

Ceramides can improve eczema.

Clinical studies have shown that a lower level of Ceramides is linked to skin diseases and that ceramics are effective in improving eczema.

Recutite Chamomile Extract (Matricaria).

Chamomile is a herbaceous plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. Originally from Europe, it was also introduced to other continents. From its flowers can be prepared infusions that are useful as an aid in inflammatory diseases, both internal and external.

Properties of Recovered Chamomile.

  • Recutite Chamomile stimulates the functionality of the microcirculation and the synthesis of collagen.
    It stimulates the production of elastic fibres and hyaluronic acid, thus favouring the repair of the epidermis and dermis.
  • Recutita Chamomile extract has de-reddening, soothing and decongesting properties.
    It is composed mainly of flavonoids such as apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, rutin and their glycosides, which increase its calming capacity and astringent action on the pores of the skin.

Conclusions.

Analyzing the ingredients of Centella  repairing Mask reminded us of how much nature is always an excellent solution, when it comes to cosmetic products and how a careful selection of natural ingredients can make the difference.  With Centella  repairing Mask, you will notice a firm and bright skin as soon as you remove the mask, less visible pores and really healthy skin. Last but not least, this mask is cruelty free and vegan-friendly. Discover it today on miloon.eu