The Power of Walnuts
Walnut is probably not something you have paid much attention to when it comes to the ingredients in your skincare, but this little nut can work some serious magic and helps with everything from anti-ageing to tackling dark under-eye circles. A superfood that is widely known to improve blood circulation, reduce the risk of heart diseases, aid sleep, and keep hormones balanced, but it has many benefits for your skin too. We thought we would dive a little deeper and let you know what exactly this key ingredient does for your skin.
You might find it strange that such a wrinkly nut can have an effect on your own fine lines, but it isn’t actually the outer casing that you will find in our products. We use oil extracted from the nut itself known as Juglans Regia seed extract. Proven to increase cellular energy by up to 40%, the walnut extract helps your skin to generate the proteins which create new skin cells. It also prevents the breakdown of elastin fibres, helping your skin to maintain its ability to bounce back into shape. The result? Fresher-looking, more youthful skin.
Occurring naturally in our bodies, antioxidants help to protect us from the everyday free radicals that can damage our skin. Walnut extract is proven to preserve your skin cells’ antioxidant reserves and defends your skin from daily pollutants. It also helps to tackle oxidative stress, which is a cause of premature ageing, and occurs when the number of free radicals in your body outweighs the number of antioxidants.
PROTECTS AGAINST PHOTO AGEING & UV-INDUCED CELL DESTRUCTION
By now, we are all aware that spending too much time in the sun can have a very negative effect on our skin. When ultraviolet rays penetrate the skin, they are absorbed by your DNA, which can cause your body to trigger the destruction of affected cells. Over-exposure to UV radiation leads to the depletion of collagen, which in turn leads to the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Walnut has a protective effect against these processes and helps to preserve the health and youthful appearance of skin.
The ‘healthy fats’ contained within walnut seed extract have anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce breakouts and redness.
INCREASES SKIN HYDRATION
Naturally combatting dry skin, to improve hydration which is vital for healthy upkeep of cell renewal and repair.