Mediterranean phytomarine cosmetics
The crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, the generous land, warm sun and hardy vegetation. These are the secrets behind Maressentia natural cosmetics, whose formula combines extract of Posidonia oceanica from the Egadi Islands with the synergies of other active ingredients obtained from plants that grow in the Egadi Islands and Sicily, including aloe, caper, prickly pear and milk thistle.
The active ingredients in our natural cosmetics
CAPER EXTRACT Caper extract has a high content of polyphenols and is rich in vitamins (A, E, C, K, B2, PP), as well as containing calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium and copper. It has an intense soothing effect and antioxidant properties.
PRICKLY PEAR EXTRACT The cosmetic properties of prickly pear are found in the precious pulp extracted from the plant’s pads: a rich concentrate of mucilage, vitamins and trace elements.
ALOE EXTRACT Due to its high content of mucilage, minerals, vitamins, amino acids and plant proteins, Aloe extract is a highly prized cosmetic ingredient. It soothes the skin and stimulates skin renewal. It also provides deep hydration for the skin and protects it from atmospheric agents by creating a natural UV barrier.
MILK THISTLE OIL Milk thistle oil is a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, the most important of these being linoleic acid as it plays a key role in the skin’s barrier function. The synergic effect of α-tocopherol and plant sterols also make it an excellent antioxidant ingredient.
SWEET ALMOND OIL Sweet almond oil, due to its high content of proteins, carbohydrates, mineral salts, vitamin A and group B vitamins, is a highly prized cosmetic ingredient, used for its soothing, softening, nourishing and elasticizing properties.
GRAPE SEED OIL Grape seed oil has a “light” consistency, provides an effective soothing action, improves skin elasticity and stimulates capillary microcirculation. In addition, being rich in polyphenols, it has a natural anti-ageing action on the skin, helping to fight free radicals and oxidative stress.
OLIVE OIL Olive oil is one of the best plant oils for cosmetic use as its composition is similar to that of the sebum naturally present in the epidermis.
CALENDULA OIL Calendula oil nourishes and repairs the skin and is particularly recommended for dry, cracked, delicate skin that reddens easily and for couperose.
ESSENTIAL ORANGE OIL Essential orange oil has toning and revitalizing properties, combats wrinkles, promotes cell turnover, firms the tissues and fights skin conditions such as eczema and dermatosis.
ESSENTIAL LEMON OIL Essential lemon oil is energizing, stimulates lymphatic and venous circulation, strengthens blood vessels, has purifying and lightening properties and combats cell ageing, while also aiding the healing process. For this reason it is recommended for skins affected by sun spots or age spots, wrinkles and stretch marks.
SUNFLOWER SEED OIL Sunflower seed oil has a moisturising, nourishing and softening action. Thanks to its composition, it has an antioxidant activity that protects the body cells against lipid peroxidation and skin ageing caused by free radicals.
ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER Distilled orange blossom water has a toning and regenerating effect on the skin, while also reducing redness. It also has refreshing properties. Given these characteristics, it is recommended as an ingredient in hydrating, age-defying cosmetic products that have a restoring and revitalizing action.
SALT A natural exfoliating and smoothing agent, salt is incredibly effective in removing dead cells present on the horny layer (stratum corneum) of the skin, promoting cell turnover, and giving a glowing, soft feeling to the skin.
MANDELIC ACID Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bitter almonds. It is used to smooth the skin and improve its appearance by stimulating cell turnover. Unlike glycolic acid based creams and products containing other alpha hydroxy acids, cosmetics produced with mandelic acid do not cause photosensitivity and can therefore be applied even just a few hours before exposure to the sun or before a tanning session.
SALICYLIC ACID Salicylic acid exfoliates melanin accumulation from skin surface, providing an uniform colour.
HYALURONIC ACID Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of connective tissue and works to rebalance the skin’s hydration and give it elasticity. The amount of endogenous hyaluronic acid declines dramatically with age, resulting in a loss of tone and the appearance of wrinkles. Daily use of products containing hyaluronic acid helps to keep tissues toned, guarantees excellent skin hydration and helps to give elasticity and softness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid used in the “Posidonia” product range is not of animal origin, but obtained by fermentation of a natural substrate. This guarantees its purity and the absence of extractive residues such as proteins, solvents and other compounds.
MICA Aluminium silicate powder and potassium. It has an opacifying and pearlescent action. It provides brightness and transparency to the skin.