Nature Cosmetics for you: OPC 24 Day Cream
A natural day cream
OPC 24 Cream contains soothing Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter, nourishing Almond Oil, Aloe Vera, nutritious Argan oil, wholesome grape seed extract, fragrant grapefruit, rose and lavender oils, as well as invigorating Aronia Berry extract. Other ingredients include ethyl alcohol to ensure microbial stability, vegetable glycerine, a vegetable emulsifier, a little citric acid and water. Natural skin care!
Why does our Cream contain OPC?
Our cream contains OPC that is found, amongst other things, in Grape seeds and Aronia berries. OPC is secondary phytochemical compound that builds up the collagen in the outer layer of the skin, resulting in tighter skin, markedly shallower wrinkle depth and a slowing of the ageing process. These phytochemicals (such as OPC) also give the cream it’s brownish-pink colour. A cream that contains OPC is never quite white!
OPC stands for oligomeric proanthocyanidins, a group of natural plant polyphenols belonging to the group of flavanols. Flavonoids are among the secondary plant substances. Many of them are also used therapeutically. OPC is an effective antioxidant that mainly affects the skin, eyes, immune system and hormonal balance. OPC also has anti-inflammatory properties.
The cells are attacked daily by free radicals. The skin loses its tension and wrinkles are easy to remove. This happens when the radicals attack not only the cells but also two fibre proteins. These proteins keep our skin firm and elastic. OPC intercepts these free radicals and makes them harmless. OPC can thus protect the skin cells from aging. OPC can also repair collagen that has become unstable. OPC restores those structures of collagen which are missing or brittle. This restores the skin’s elasticity and smoothes wrinkles.
Mature skin in particular loses its elasticity as it ages and becomes thinner and drier. This is due to the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Mature skin is therefore dependent on more moisture and needs a somewhat more demanding care, which strengthens the skin again. OPC can repair this missing collagen and thus help the skin to become more elastic again.
Is OPC 24 Day Cream natural?
The OPC 24 Cream is a virtually pure natural product. However, as we strive to be open and honest, it is important to note we do add a small amount of chemical additives, which are necessary for the durability and stability of the cream. The ingredients of the OPC 24 Cream are over 99.5% natural, they contain no parabens and we keep the preservatives to an absolute minimum.
What is the difference between the Day and the Night Cream?
The night cream contains more OPC, as collagen repair of the skin mainly occurs at night. Furthermore, the night cream contains essential oils like, wild-rose oil, which is not recommended if you want to be in the direct sun. Apart from this variation, the day and night cream are largely identical.
Apply every morning after your cleansing routine – apply gently to face, neck and décolletage. The cream is quickly absorbed.