When you first apply this silky blue regenerative serum, it's hard to imagine that a richly emerald-colored, semi-precious stone – malachite – is one of the key ingredients. Luxurious and light, this active lifting serum feels like spreading satin on your skin.
Malachite has been around since 4000 B.C., and has many historically-influenced, modern-day uses ranging from eye shadow to skin protection. Traveling merchants often wore pieces of malachite that resembled an eye as a guardian stone. Today, as a popular stone with gemologists, it is frequently used for energy transformation to promote harmony, health and balance.
Själ's powerful Bio-Regeneratif Serum is formulated with pure malachite, which works as a powerful complex that detoxes and protects the skin against the skin-aging external stressors that are encountered on a day to day basis. Yes, your skin does get stressed! This skin stress is one of the main culprits of premature aging and exaggerating of already existing fine lines and wrinkles. We’re talking about oxidative stress, which is an imbalance in the body caused by unavoidable encounters with things like pollution, smoke and radiation. Radiation, which comes from electromagnetic fields (EMFs), is varying waves of strong energy. It ranges from very intense levels such as x-rays or the sun’s UV rays, to lower-level sources like microwaves and remote controls. Unfortunately, while we cannot avoid them, we can protect ourselves from these oxidative stressors that occur when we’re exposed to it in our day-to-day lives.
What does oxidative stress look like? For example, while it sometimes appears as a radiant glow, a suntan is one result of skin under oxidative stress, as it is producing melanin in reaction to the sun in order to protect itself from harmful UV-A rays. But, it’s not enough to just layer on the sunscreen and forget about it! Oxidative stress occurs inside the body too, during the normal course of metabolism. As we digest food, especially sugar and chemicals, our bodies form free radicals in response.
Free radicals are explosive molecules that constantly react with other molecules so they can become stable. The problem is, they start chain reactions in the body that create more free radicals as they steal electrons from other molecular structures.
One of these structures is collagen, the super-strong protein everyone talks about that keeps your skin supple, elastic, and full of youth. Free radicals are often a culprit of premature aging, because they have the ability to break down the collagen in your body. And, unfortunately, collagen is already in short supply! As we age, our bodies produce less and less of it naturally, beginning to noticeably slow down around the age of 20. On the skin’s surface, free radical damage translates to blotches, inflammation, and eventually wrinkles, lines and sags.
Here’s why the malachite complex is such a crucial ingredient for Bio-Regeneratif Serum: it’s a powerful antioxidant that actively and effectively fights free radicals. But how do we know that? This is something scientists have been interested in for a while, and after much research, have found that this malachite complex increases the activity of glutathione reductase. Glutathione is the chief of all the antioxidant molecules your cells produce.
Glutathione swoops up those unstable free radicals by pairing with them (literally, because the pairing occurs between unpaired electrons) to form stable, harmless molecules, such as good ol’ H20. Once it neutralizes a free radical, it regenerates itself to begin the process over again. During in vitro studies, the malachite complex increased cell’s activity of glutathione reductase by an incredible 30 percent.
This is great news for your cells, because while the body produces glutathione naturally, like collagen, it also slows down production as we age. And toxins, pollution, poor diet, and radiation – all of the things that cause oxidative stress – also inhibit the body’s glutathione production.
Själ's Bio-Regeneratif Serum actively lifts and firms the skin by using a unique malachite complex that helps your cells regenerate glutathione so your skin can defend and repair itself against these external skin stressors. Malachite also contains copper, which stimulates collagen production, ultimately improving the skin’s elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles for an overall youthful complexion. Discover the powerful anti-aging serum and the rest of it's unique active ingredient formula - Shop Själ's Bio-Regeneratif Serum, $275, available at sjalskincare.com. Shop the rest of the bio-active Själ Skincare line.