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And the Wisest Man Brought Frankincense

Posted: 23 December 2016 by dermaviduals

In the story of the nativity, three wise men bring presents to Jesus – frankincense, gold and myrrh. While gold is beautiful and myrrh handy, we believe that the wisest man brought frankincense AKA boswellia.

The boswellia tree is found in the Middle East; specifically Oman, Yemen, Somalia & India. The resin is gained by incising the bark of the trees, where it hardens in the sun and is scraped off. Frankincense extracts have strong anti-inflammatory properties whereby it inhibits the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase, which is the key enzyme of the inflammation process therefore reducing redness. Frankincense extracts are also full of anti-ageing benefits, a key one being that it inhibits the degradation of our precious collagen. The true effectiveness of our Boswellia, is the nanoparticle encapsulation. 

 

Why we love it:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Soothes sun damage and erythema
  • Strengthens the skin barrier function
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Slows the breakdown of collagen
  • Great for treating acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, atopic skin & barrier disorders, actinic keratosis and psoriasis

 

Chat to your dermaviduals therapist at your next skin analysis to see if our Boswellia Nanoparticles could improve your skin health.