This week’s ingredient spotlight we are taking a look at Purslane. While Purslane, aka Portaluca oleracea, is a small succulent that often gets mistaken for a weed, it is a mighty plant historically used for its therapeutic properties. What kind of therapeutic properties you ask? MANY! From food to skin purslane is a beneficial addition to any ingredient list. Since we’re talking skin, we narrowed down the top benefits of Purslane for skin.
Purslane contains powerful antioxidants that stimulate collagen and cell repair which results in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and even scarring. Copper promotes hyaluronic acid that plumps the skin and manganese activates antioxidant enzymes. Purslane promotes the anti-aging enzyme telomerase which protects the cells DNA repair function acting like a regenerative fountain of youth for your skin.
Smoothing & Toning
Purslane holds the distinction of highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids of any vegetable. Omega-3’s are essential to keeping cell walls permeable for letting nutrients in and toxins out. Strong flexible cells translate to your skin. It also has CoQ10 which contributes to keeping skin tight, smooth, and toned.
Safe and Gentle for All Skin Types
Purslane is packed with vitamins. Vitamin A resists bacteria, Vitamin C combats viruses, vitamin E fights free radicals and purslane has high levels of them all. Thanks to this, purslane is helpful in treating sensitive skin, eczema, acne, and even the most reactive skin. Additionally, purslane reduces inflammation and improves blood flow to heal.
Purslane is found in our Biocellulose Firming Face Mask and an easy way to have the plumpest dewiest complexion for any skin type.