Renew - inside ingredients - ilike's rose petal gel mask - Jan/Feb 2008 issue
Vitamin C can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of the skin's texture, says Szilvia Hickman of ilike organic skin care.
Water-soluble B2, commonly known as riboflavin, helps sooth the skin.
Bioflavonoids are vitamin-like substances found in plants. In plants, they fulfill many functions, including producing pigmentation in flowers and protecting from attacks by microbes and insects.
Active herbal ingredients in the ilike organic products are grown in Hungary. The country lies in the Carpathian Basin, which is an ancient seabed, making its soil extremely rich in minerals and trace elements, says Hickman. "This soil supplies a great amount of mineral and trace elements to fruits, vegetables and herbs that are used in the products."
red rose petals
According to Hickman, red rose petals have been used for beautifying purposes for thousands of years. "Even Cleopatra used oils made from them to maintain her beauty. They supply deeply hydrating rose oil, bioflavonoids, minerals and trace elements," she says. The rose petals are harvested at dawn, when the rose infuses the highest level of oil into the petals - this is also when you can smell their aroma the most!
Honey contains vitamins (especially B2 and E), minerals and amino acids. "It's a wonderful beauty aid that nourishes the skin and hair," says Hickman. Researchers have discovered that honey contains as many antioxidants as spinach, oranges or strawberries.