Have you ever looked at a photograph of a woman – could be a relative, a celebrity, or even someone you don’t know – and said to yourself, “Wow, she has aged gracefully! I want to do the same!” It’s only natural to want to look your best and so we do what we can to keep ourselves looking great.
That is why I want to share with you some very important news about a underutilized ingredient in the vast variety of skincare products, but one that happens to be our key ingredient and the inspiration for the Magnolia Skin Essentials brand, Magnolia (Magnoliae officinalis). The health and skin benefits of this plant are not only bountiful and amazing, but have been clinically and scientifically verified.
The Magnolia plant has been widely used in traditional Chinese and Japanese herbal medicine for centuries, and this is due primarily to the active components of Magnolol (MG) and Honokiol (HK) found in Magnolia bark, leaves, and flowers. The extract powder and essential oil have been proven to treat many illnesses, fight infections, calm sinusitis and anxiety, reduce tumor activity and more when ingested in specific physician-recommended doses.
But, did you know that when used as a topical treatment on the skin, these same elements from Magnolia bark, leaf, and flower extract have these treasured skin benefits to help you age gracefully:
1 - Powerful anti-oxidant – Magnolol and Honokoil actively reduce free radicals generated by ultra-violet rays, which protect the skin and slow the aging process. When the skin is protected in such a way, the potential for fine lines and wrinkles to develop is reduced. Magnolol also softens and hydrates skin which reduces fine lines that may already be present.
2 - Powerful anti-inflammatory – Magnolol is proven to reduce redness, swelling, and itching in the skin, whether caused by allergic reactions, stress, or bacterial infections. It calms and soothes irritated skin.
3 – Antibacterial – Clinical studies show that Magnolol and Honokoil are effective in fighting disease causing bacteria present on the skin and can be especially helpful in reducing and possibly eliminating common acne.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and directly affects your health and well-being, which is why it is so important to take good care of it. At Magnolia Skin Essentials, we believe the path to a better society is through building people up, healing their hurts, and showing them their potential. Helping people look and feel their best is what motivates us to handcraft clean skincare products. Healthy, beautiful skin makes people feel great about themselves and gives them confidence.
Our hope is that through using our products, you can one day view a picture of yourself and feel great that you have aged gracefully!
Clinical studies, proof of claims, and more can be found at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8010308/