Every now & then we stumble across a review of one of the products in our range, and we simply have to share it!
The Tomato Lycopene Facial Cream by 100% Pure is a new addition to the range, and a miracle product for damaged and distressed complexions. Karley from Pure Beauty with Karley shares her thoughts on this wonder-in-a-bottle! :
Tomato Lycopene Facial Cream: A Closer Look
In addition to making a great BLT or homemade sauce, tomatoes are great for your skin. I think tomatoes are one of the most underrated skin foods out there. A recent study in Great Britain showed that regular consumption of lycopene-rich tomatoes can help protect skin from UVA damage as well as prevent premature aging. Tomatoes also benefit the skin when topically applied. The main compound of this fruit is a carotene called LYCOPENE, which is a true antioxidant powerhouse.
At a conference at the Center for Food and Nutrition Policy at the Virginia Technical Institute, one subject discussed was a finding that lycopene in tomatoes may actually reduce sun damage by up to 35%!
In addition to these wonderful antioxidant properties, lycopene can also soften and smooth the skin to give it an ideal texture. The tonic effects of the lycopene are also wonderful for balancing sebum in the skin.
One product from 100% Pure that I truly adore and would place into my top 3 favorites (which is oh so hard to do!) is the Tomato Lycopene Facial Cream. This is the facial moisturizer I have been using each morning.
I used to suffer from skin that was quite dry. Once I switched over to a regular regimen of 100% Pure products, it became normalized. No more dull, dry patches. Just NORMAL skin. In the heat and humidity, I’ve had a bit of combination skin with t-zone oil like I did 15-20 years ago. I needed to find a lighter facial moisturizer that I could use alone or with natural, mineral sunscreen. As you may know, using a natural sunscreen can wreak havoc on the pores so you need a light face cream instead of a heavy one.
I also know of many people with truly oily and acne prone skin who use this as well.
This is my favorite facial cream to use. First of all, it is not a traditional, potted cream. It is in a pump bottle and is a lighter fluid. It is super gentle and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.
Just look at the ingredients:
Ingredients: Cucumber Juice, Tomato Extract, Organic Rose Hydrosol, Carrot Seed Oil, Tomato Lycopene, Organic Avocado Butter, Aloe Juice, Organic Pomegranate Seed Extract, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Extract of Organic Goldenseal, Organic Rosemary, Organic Oregano, Organic Thyme and Organic Lavender, Japanese Honeysuckle Extract, Citric Acid, Witch Hazel, Candelilla Wax and Calendula Extract
Why this works–a look at some of the key ingredients:
*Cucumber juice is the number one ingredient. This soothing ingredient is also a skin tonic, and when combined with the tonic benefits of tomatoes, it helps clear the pores and get that “gunk” out of your skin.
*Rose hydrosol stimulates the skin and can also restore the pH balance of your skin.
*Carrot seed oil is present in this cream as well and I’d like to talk about why this is such a good thing. Carrot seed oil contains high amounts of both Vitamin A and Carotene. Both are very potent antioxidants. When used on this skin, carrot seed can help to repair damage already done by free radicals. While many essential oils are not corrective, this is one that has shown to be both corrective and preventive.
Carrot Seed’s effect on the skin can be visible after just a few days of use, starting with a more radiant appearance. Often when our skin looks dull or sallow, carrot seed can help give it that “boost” we need.
People have found that skin infections have been treated well with carrot seed. Conditions such as psoriasis, contact dermatitis and eczema also can find some relief with this oil.
Those with mature skin can also reap the rewards of using this essential oil. It will make the skin softer, and can rejuvenate and tone the skin’s texture which results in a more youthful appearance.
needs to be properly stabilized to provide maximum benefit. Have you ever had a vitamin C product that, once opened, quickly turns into a rusty brown shade? I think we all have. That means that the vitamin C has oxidized. The Vitamin C in 100% Pure products is top-notch. Your skin will reap the anti-aging and antioxidant benefits, and this vitamin can brighten your skin too.
Did you enjoy this review? Have you tried our 100% Pure Tomato Lycopene Facial Cream? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
..Until next time xx