prana' face serum for All Skin Types is a blend of high performance fruit and flower oils packed with nutraceuticals: vitamins A, B, C, and E, omega 3, 6, 9 and 7 + minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium to give life force to your skin. the luxurious oils mindfully curated to hydrate the skin and achieve a radiant and youthful glow.
- Stimulates collagen production
- Combats free radicals that cause skin damage
- Helps improve skin tone and texture
- Prevents UV damage and the formation of age spots
- Softening, brightening and pore tightening
- Adds a glamorous glow
- Antidepressant and aphrodisiac
Marula Oil - As described in Cosmopolitan magazine: "With a natural makeup that comes close to the oils your own body creates, marula oil — harvested in South Africa from the nut inside the marula fruit — plays nicely with your skin, healing and hydrating it without clogging or irritating it. How? It contains a high amount of antioxidants and essential fatty acids like omegas-6 and -9, which do a ton: They protect your skin from environmental aggressors (sun, pollution, wind, etc.) that can cause premature aging, and they absorb deeper and more easily into your skin, since the molecules are much smaller than traditional hydrating oils. (Traditional, thicker oils will sit on top and just lock existing moisture in.)
Scared of oils as an acne sufferer? This oil helps battle breakouts — for real! It's non-comedogenic because it's so high in omega fatty acids and absorbs quickly, so it won't clog your pores. And it can actually heal your blemishes faster (as it hydrates your skin), thanks to its antimicrobial properties that help fight future bacteria."
CoQ10 - As described by smartskincare.com "CoQ10 helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are one of the causes of aging. Under perfect conditions, the body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors, such as aging, stress and some medications, can lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. As a result, the ability of cells to withstand stress and regenerate declines. Unfortunately, the levels of CoQ10 in the body almost inevitably decline with age. In fact, CoQ10 is regarded as one of the most accurate biomarkers of aging since its decline correlates so well with the aging process.
In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to product collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules. Besides, CoQ10-depleted skin may be more prone to the damage by free radicals, which are particularly abundant in the skin since it is exposed to the elements. Thus, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage. Furthermore, CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells."
Prickly Pear Fruit Oil - As described in Elle in their article Why We Recommend Putting Cactus All Over Your Face 'Cactus seed oil—which also goes by prickly pear seed oil and barbary fig seed oil—contains larger doses of the very same vitamins and antioxidants that make Argan oil so great. This includes large amounts of linoleic acid (a fatty acid that is essential in stimulating healthy cell production and turnover), as well as vitamin E (which provides protection and helps skin retain moisture), and flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory. Cactus oil is light and absorbs well, while providing a huge kick of moisture to skin cells. And all of this, of course, bodes well for keeping our complexions looking young. "It soothes, hydrates, and reduces inflammation that damages collagen, explaining why it's used to prevent skin aging," confirms Dr. Joshua Zeichner, dermatologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.
It all sounds great, but take it from us firsthand: Though these last few weeks of bitter winter had left our skin dry, damaged, and flaky, just a few days of swapping this magical ingredient into our skincare regime has proven completely transformative. So amazing, in fact, that we're fairly confident it'll take us through the tricky seasonal transition and straight into the desert-like summer heat."
Sea Buckthorn CO2 - As described in Bustle "Due to the moisturizing fatty acids that buckthorn oil contains, it has an innate ability to revive skin cells, and the high content of vitamin E and C reduces the gravity and length of wrinkles while alleviating tough skin. In fact, vitamin E has been proven to be one of the leading natural ingredients in anti-aging remedies.
Since I'm about that anti-aging game AND that anti-acne game, I wanted an oil that wasn't going to clog my pores to keep me looking young — having clear skin now and smooth skin in the future is what I'm about. Buckthorn oil is highly anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and has a high amount of antioxidants; the same nutrients that keep the wrinkles away are also going to keep the pimples away. Studies done on buckthorn oil have yielded high results in proving that this oil is essential in skincare."
Neroli Essential Oil - Neroli essential oils has many benefits as described by organicfacts.net:
"Emollient: This is one of the most popular properties of neroli essential oil, which is its ability to care for the skin. It makes the skin smooth, free from infections and adds a glamorous glow. It also helps to maintain the right moisture and oil balance in the skin.
Sedative: It sedates all of the organ systems and metabolic functions of the body, including those in your head. It gives relief from anxiety, distress, anger, depression, inflammations and irritations. In other words, it relaxes both the body and soul.
Antidepressant: If you cannot escape from depression, even when you are out at parties or discotheques, you can try this essential oil to relieve your chronic depression. Neroli Essential Oil drives away sadness, invokes a feeling of joy and happiness while uplifting your overall mood. That is why this oil is extensively used in Aromatherapy techniques.
Aphrodisiac: Those who want to relive those pink and blue moments of their youth, even in their fifties, sixties or nineties should give this essential oil a try. It not only promotes arousal and increases the libido, but it also helps to cure loss of interest in sex, frigidity, impotence and erectile dysfunctions. It has also been known to create romantic and sexual feelings, which is very important for having a happy and successful sex life. As they say, “Sex is in the brains!”"
Rosehip Oil - As described in Huffington Post: "It's non-greasy and super light: Unlike heavier oils that are commonly used on the face like jojoba and shea butter, rosehip seed oil absorbs easily. Dr. Tanzi recommends using it as an addition to lotions and creams, as it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, which helps to decrease environmental damage and soothe the skin.
It's a natural acne and eczema treatment: The essential fatty acids found in rosehip seed oil also work wonders for dry scalp and itchiness due to stress and chemicals in shampoo," says Vargas. "It's what the skin needs for hydration and skin sensitivities."
It's better than Botox (in our opinion): With skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene, rosehip seed oil is a safer solution to repair the skin's surface, restore elasticity and protects against sun and pollution stressors that can lead to wrinkles"
Olive Squalane - As described by Livestrong.com: "Moisturizing: Squalane absorbs slowly through the skin and, according to the March 1982 issue of the "International Journal of Toxicology," it is not a skin irritant or sensitizer. It is safe as a cosmetic ingredient. It is a natural component of human sebum and has emollient properties that soften and soothe skin. It adds a layer of oil on the skin that helps to slow water loss and keep skin soft and supple. It is used in a variety of cosmetics including creams designed to help heal dry skin, lipstick, lotions and other cosmetic products.
Squalane has humectant properties that increase the water retention capacity of the skin, according to the MedLibrary.org. Moisturizers help protect sensitive skin, prevent dryness, improve skin tone and texture. Squalane is a natural lubricant and skin barrier that helps protect the skin and prevent moisture loss. It also has a high penetration efficiency that makes it an excellent transport system that helps the skin absorb other ingredients, according to Apostolos Pappas in a study on epidermal surface lipids published in the March–April 2009 issue of “Dermatoendocrinology.”
Anti-Aging - Squalane’s hydrating and skin-softening effects on the skin help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, according to the February 2010 issue of the SOFW-Journal. Besides its anti-aging effects, it helps maintain healthy skin. Squalane is rapidly absorbed and spreads easily over the skin surface without leaving an oily or greasy feeling. Squalane is a natural part of human skin and plays an important role in the repair of damaged skin.
UV Protection Action - Because of effectiveness of squalane to protect the skin against environmental factors, it is commonly used in sunblock creams and prescription acne creams, such as adapalene, that cause sun sensitivity. A study by K. Ohsawa, et al., published in the May 1984 “Journal of Toxicological Sciences” determined that squalene plays an important role in protection from damage caused by UV irradiation."
Full List of Ingredients: Marula Oil, Camellia Seed Oil*, Rosehip Oil*, Olive Squalane, Argan Oil, Black Currant Seed Oil, Pomegranate Oil, CoQ10, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Prickly Pear Fruit Oil, Baobab Oil*, Sea Buckthorn CO2, Neroli Essential Oil Blend*