WHAT DO KELP, SAPPHIRES, AND KOJIC ACID ALL HAVE IN COMMON? THEY CAN REJUVENATE SKIN & COMBAT THE SIGNS OF AGING!

by Christina in


GEMSTONES, JAPANESE KELP, & KOJIC ACID?!....

I know what you might be thinking at this point...this girl has just lost her mind?! I wouldn't blame you at all for perhaps jumping to that conclusion, but I swear that I'm still sane ;) These items actually do all have something in common and I promise there's a sensible explanation, but lets start out with a little background of each one of these things first. For starters, when you look at the Sapphire, it's a beautiful stone that we often think of as something to adorn ourselves with and for good reason.

Sapphires can range in a rainbow of colors from blue, yellow, green, orange, brown, or purple. The gemstone was most likely referred to by the Greeks as lapis lazuli and the most common color type is indeed blue. They can be found all over the world as well from North America to China and East Africa. If you picture the Sapphire as just a gemstone for jewelry, it's more than that for sure- they are used in armored vehicles, semiconducting circuits, and even barcode scanners for grocery stores :0

I bet you are wondering at this point if they have anything to do with skincare...? Yes they do! Sapphires help your skin fight the signs of aging by boosting your skin's collagen levels, in addition to improving hydration and elasticity. When looking at Japanese kelp, we are talking about one of the 31 species of brown algae that are also often known as kelp. Japanese Kelp or tangle can grow fairly large and are utilized in everything from medical devices, to food. In South Korea and China, the plant is processed into laminaria jelly and eaten.

A study published in June 2013 by the National Center of Biotechnology Information took at look at the effectiveness of Japanese kelp in regards to providing good hydration for skin. The plant was found to be quite good fit and a promising ingredient to be used in skincare! As for Kojic acid, this unique compound is derived from several fungi species and is the result of the rice fermentation process. Kojic acid is utilized in preserving fruits that are freshly cut and is used in cometics.

It's a fantastic brightener and contains antibacterial and antifungal properties as well. All together these 3 very different yet powerful ingredients provide a trifecta of awesomeness when it comes to fighting the signs of aging and boosting overall skin health. If you're wondering if there's a great product out there that offers up all 3 of these ingredients?! Definitely! Make sure to check out The Beauty Closet's recommended product below:


THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:

 

Lionesse

Golden Sapphire Serum

$700

This is a fantastic product and it was impressive for the moment it arrived :) It comes nicely boxed that can be used for storage if you wish as it's designed with a magnetic closure and is well-constructed. You may however want to leave this one laying out as the container itself it beautiful and makes a nice decorative piece.

The pump bottle is also well-designed with a nicely-made pump that will allow for just the right amount of product to be dispensed without wasting. I really love the scent of this serum too- it's light and very pleasant. The serum is the perfect consistency that spreads easily and provides a thin coat on the skin with little effort- it also dries in a quick manner so there's less than a minute of downtime from application.

Your skin will look and feel fresher, younger, smoother, and healthier! I noticed all of those improvements after just the first usage and it's now become my go-to daily serum :) The pricing is a tad higher than many might want to spend, however I can attest to it's quality and effectiveness! This would be an excellent request for yourself for the upcoming holidays or a great gift for that someone special who's into skincare and/or cosmetics.


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