- Forget everything you know about Ivy!
- The secrets of English Ivy.
- We know, we were shocked at first too.
- It goes beyond healing.
- It goes beyond beauty.
- We definitely saw the benefit, and took FULL advantage.
Forget everything you know about Ivy!
For those of you wondering how in the world ivy can benefit your skin, please read on!
What flower is more lovely to receive from a significant other than roses? Several cultures have deemed the rose to be symbolic of romantic love, yet image if that never came to be because we were too off-put by initial contact made with its thorns? The same goes for ivy! Just as there is more to a rose than its thorns, the truth behind ivy and its impact on the skin go incredibly deeper than any initial contact that may have been made with this true marvel of nature.
The secrets of English Ivy.
What do you think of when you think of ivy? Do any of these key traits come to mind?
- Hydrates Skin
- Heals Scars
- Tightens Blood Vessels
- Relieves Pain
- Treats Psoriasis
- Treats Eczema
- Treats Acne
We know, we were shocked at first too.
English ivy is native to the Americas (north and south), as well as southern Europe. Commonly thought of as a hazard to skin, people have used the EXTRACTS within English ivy leaves to minimize pain and infection from wounds on the skin for centuries. The leaf is rich in antibacterial properties, one of which is saponin which, when secreted, becomes nature’s healer.
It goes beyond healing.
As a majority of skincare ingredients applied to the skin are ingested into the bloodstream, English ivy leaf extract has been proven to contain properties strong enough to tighten and strengthen blood vessels. The results? Purified reduction of wrinkles, eliminating lines and reducing facial tension. On a surface level, ivy leaf extract has been praised for thoroughly hydrating the skin and relieving irritation from psoriasis, eczema, acne, and other skin-related conditions!
It goes beyond beauty.
The average skincare product found at any local drugstore is composed of a concoction of chemicals, clinically tested to cleanse or moisturize the skin. Yet, these products rarely take into account the everlasting effects on other parts of the body. As the skin absorbs and reacts to such ingredients, our bodies continue to absorb until they filter into the bloodstream, affecting our bodies beyond our skin.
The healing power of ivy leaf extract is so potent, it’s been proven to heal pain associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatism. Using products containing the extract can help to strengthen bones and reduce inflammation in the joints. This may not seem relevant to have in a skincare line, but we now know that the reality has revealed the complete opposite. We need to be mindful of what our bodies are ingesting, and the everlasting preventative and medicinal benefits of absorbing such an incredible extract from nature are undeniable.
We definitely saw the benefit, and took FULL advantage.
Despite all that science has brought to light regarding the transformative impacts of English ivy leaf extract for our skin AND bodies, it’s not a common component to skincare products. We could go deep with theory as to why all day, but none of them we plan to abide by. Our passion to love and respect ourselves in every way possible is too fierce; as well as our gratitude for coming across such knowledge from such a humble journey. Today, we share that knowledge in the form of our proudest creation, produced from a place of self-love, that we hope to make you just as proud to own. To read our full story and how we came to be, be sure to check out our last blog, Who We Are, Revealed. 🌿