- Shea butter is a cornerstone of skin care for its moisturizing and nourishing qualities
- Paired with ceramides to help the skin retain moisture
- Melatonin acts as a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger
- Supports collagen and elastin for firm, wrinkle-free skin
- Leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed
Shea Butter and Ceramides for Lasting Moisturization
Shea butter is a renowned natural skin care agent used all over the world. It is harvested from the nuts of the West African Shea Tree. Naturally packed with vitamin A and vitamin E, shea butter both moisturizes and nourishes the skin to prevent the formation of blemishes, wrinkles, stretch marks, and dry skin.1 Moisturizing alone goes a long way to support the natural death and regeneration cycle of skin cells. This cycle is critical to keeping the skin fresh and youthful, yet it tends to become irregular with advanced age.
Life Extension Body Lotion combines high quality Shea butter with the hydration support of ceramides. Ceramides are a waxy substance which function to create a waterproof seal on the surface of the skin; greatly improving the skin’s ability to retain moisture and self-repair. As people age, the quantity of ceramides on the surface of the skin decreases greatly, causing the skin to dry and crack at an accelerated pace.2 Shea butter and ceramides are an ideal pair to provide moisture to skin and retain it there for maximum nourishment.
Melatonin’s Antioxidant Properties Fight Sun Damage
Melatonin is a naturally produced hormone best known for its ability to regulate a healthy sleep schedule. While this is a very important feature, melatonin is also a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenging agent. These antioxidant properties are thought to aid in the skin’s defenses against damage from UV rays. Melatonin has been shown in a number of clinical studies to support the skin against sun damage when applied before UV exposure by increasing cell viability in UV-irradiated fibroblasts and counteracting the formation of polyamine levels. 3
In addition its antioxidant properties, melatonin supports the production of fibroblast- the building blocks of collagen and elastin. Without a strong supply collagen and elastin, skin will lose its firmness and begin to sag and wrinkle. Melatonin provides valuable nourishment to the skin and the body as a whole. It is best absorbed through the skin to avoid any degradation in the liver and digestive tract.
water, glycerin, stearic acid, caprylic/ capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, glycol stearate SE, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, green tea leaf extract, phenylpropanol, propanediol, polyglyceryl-10 oleate, rice bran oil, glucosyl ceramide, melatonin, urea, sodium hyaluronate, sodium carboxymethyl beta-glucan, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, dimethylaminoethanol bitartrate, carbomer, tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine, disodium EDTA, caprylyl glycol, lavender oil, raspberry seed extract.
Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If product contacts eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. If rash or irritation occurs, please discontinue use.
1. Benefits of Shea Butter
2. Ceramides and Skin Function
3. Melatonin and UV Rays
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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