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Grape seed comes from the seeds of wine producing grapes and is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is believed that the production of Grape seed began as early as the 16th century, and its soothing and healing properties have been recognized for generations. Grape seed has good moisturizing and nourishing properties and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. Grape seed is used in all ALMAY products for normal/combo skin in order to nourish and protect skin.
The Cucumber is native to India and evidence suggests that it has been cultivated for some 3,000 years. Cucumbers have long been used in skin treatments for their cooling and beautifying properties. Cucumbers are rich in water and Vitamin E, which makes them one of the best emollient properties for the external care of the skin. They help soften and hydrate the skin and help replenish the freshness and texture of skin that is lost to natural or environmental damage. Cucumber is used in all ALMAY products for dry skin in order to hydrate and replenish skin.
The Moringa Tree, also known as the "Miracle Tree," is a common tree, native to northern India, which contains a bounty of nature's benefits. With an abundance of potassium, iron, Vitamin A and other nutrients, Moringa has been used for centuries to help heal and rejuvenate. Its leaves, pods and flowers have 7 times the Vitamin C found in oranges, 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots and 3 times the potassium of bananas. Moringa also has a well-documented detoxifying effect and universities around the world have studied Moringa's ability to purify water. Moringa helps supplement skin's natural restorative process—no wonder it's often called the "Tree of Life."Now you can enjoy the benefits of the Moringa Tree as well. Since this nutrient-rich tree is such a powerhouse of antioxidants and nutrition, ALMAY has developed a line of Anti-Aging products with a Moringa Seed Complex. These products help supplement the body's natural restorative process and combat the effects of aging. Whether you try our smoothing creams and lotions or our exclusive face serum, you'll see immediate results and younger-looking skin.
The aloe plant is part of the lily family and has been used worldwide for more than 3,500 years. Aloe is used in many cosmetic products and has a number of benefits including the ability to moisturize and soften skin. The full power and health benefits of aloe vera are only beginning to be tapped. Aloe contains many essential ingredients including most vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein and almost 20 amino acids, all of which help to make it a miracle substance. Aloe is used in many ALMAY® products including all the products in the One Coat™ Mascara line.
The milk thistle plant is indigenous to Southern Europe but is now found growing around the world. It is a member of the daisy family and grows to a length of 5 feet. Milk thistle has been used since the Middle Ages where it was credited as being a "magical herb." The exceptional benefits of milk thistle are due to silymarin, an extract of the plant, which acts as an anti-oxidant and protects from free-radical damage.
Licorice is a flowering perennial that blossoms in late summer and is native to southern Europe, North Africa and South-East Asia. Licorice root is widely cultivated for medicinal purposes and has been used by ancient cultures since the 3rd century B.C. Licorice root extract has many beneficial qualities and is often used as an emollient to help care for the skin.
Soybean is native to East Asia and has been harvested for almost 5,000 years. Soy, a rich source of protein, lipids and carbohydrates, as well as vitamins, provides numerous benefits such as moisturization and anti-oxidant properties. Soy has multiple skincare benefits and has been clinically proven to even skin tone and smooth skin texture.
Rosehip is a shrub that is common throughout Europe. It has a higher proportion of Vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable commonly available. Rosehips also contain Vitamin A, which is a powerful antioxidant against free radicals and is used for the prevention of wrinkles, aging of the skin and sunburn.Rosehip is used in ALMAY® Powder Blush.