As we age our skin produce less of its own natural oils. These oils keep skin healthy and youthful. Enter REWIND – formulated to replace the missing oils, tone skin cells and bring back that healthy glow. Most people don’t realize what a big difference beauty oils can make. By adding REWIND to your beauty routine you can double down on your skins improvement.
REWIND Organic toning oil was built on the premise of renewal and of turning back time.
What makes REWIND so amazing is that all of the herbs and flowers used are 100% organic. Each ingredient is chosen based on science to create a breakthrough powerful toning oil that yields amazing results.
Rewind’s Formulation: The Full Breakdown
Plus, it’s got a natural, sweet honeysuckle, sage & rose scent (which is a natural by-product of the extraction process, not added artificially) that makes the experience even more decadent as it slowly melts into your skin.
The ingredient list is as follows:
Organic Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil, Organic Squalane (from organic olives), Organic Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Oil, Organic Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica) Flower Extract, Organic Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Flower Extract, Organic Sage (Salvia Sclarea) Leaf Extract, Organic Spearmint Extract, Organic Rose (Rosa Damascena) Extract.
We extract everything with jojoba, pomegranate and squalene oil. In our recent formulation we extracted 25% of the formulation with Squalane, a penetration enhancer. (This is vegan squalane by the way, extracted from olives, not sharks!).
We’ve previously written about how amazing Squalane is, because we discovered it recently and as soon as we did, we began putting it into the WINK formula. Squalane, an Omega-2 fatty acid, is anti-oxidant, immune stimulator, oxygen generator and fat/energy regulator that promotes cell growth, prevents UV damage, is non-irritating and could inactivate carcinogenic chemicals. But the most crazy awesome part of it all? Squalane can literally penetrate skin at a rate of 2mm/second (source).
So, step aside Jojoba oil! Squalane is the fastest, best drug carrier nature has to provide.
We chose to add squalane to the formulation to help the active ingredients penetrate deeper and faster into the skin, for better anti-aging results.
What exactly is Squalane carrying?
First of all: honeysuckle.
Honeysuckle flower extract is a powerful source of anti-oxidant flavanoids and saponins, making it a good anti-ager. It’s an anti-oxidant, so it helps reduce free radicals and the aging skin damage that comes with free radicals.
Honeysuckle extract also contains a form of salicylic acid (p-hydroxy benzoic acid of the salicylic class), which you might know from acne treatments. Salicylic acid–also known as a BHA–is a chemical exfoliator that helps prevent pores from getting clogged by correcting the abnormal shedding of cells (read more here). It has aspirin-like properties (because aspirin is made from salicylic acid), giving it anti-inflammatory properties. It can improve skin thickness, barrier functions and collagen production — that’s all good news for your skin.
The next ingredient, lavender flower extract, reduces redness and inflammation – both of which will make your skin look old and over-worked.
Then sage leaf and spearmint leaf extracts join the formulation. Both are high in rosmarinic acid (much more so than rosemary itself), which is a great regulator for melanin (source)—meaning it helps keep your skin tone even and keeps dark and damaged spots at bay (while fading the ones you already have). This is especially true when using spearmint leaf and sage at the same time – which we do in REWIND.
Rosmarinic acid in spearmint leaf also helps alleviate signs of oxidative stress (source), and is strongly antioxidant. Overall, the carvones in spearmint leaves help reduce stress in the body, even when applied topically. Using spearmint leaf extract is just a great way to tell your body and skin to calm down.
Finally, the terpenes in spearmint leaf extract are penetration enhancers, like jojoba oil and squalane, so you don’t have to worry about the active ingredients in this formulation making it deep into your skin! Seriously, that’s a big issue that us beauty bloggers look at when weighing skincare products: Will the active ingredients in this formulation even be able to penetrate the skin? So no worries, REWIND will.
Rose damascena, extracted with pomegranated seed oil, round out the formulation. Rose damascena has been used for centuries in the Middle East for it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, antitussive, hypnotic, antidiabetic, and relaxant effects. For REWIND, we just care about the first two things–reducing inflammation and protecting skin from oxidative damage due to sun exposure, pollution and other environmental factors.
Additionally, rose is high in natural skin brightener and toner, vitamin C (source). The reason we extract our roses in pomegranate seed oil, was to get the highest vitamin C content, bringing the brightening aspect into the formulation, alongside the melanin regulating effects that rosmarinic acid in spearmint and sage bring.
So, again, REWIND is:
• Skin brightening
You can expect skin to be toned, refreshed, renewed and protected from oxidative damage. Right now we are offering 25% off REWIND – Use Promo Code: NatBeauty19 (Offer runs from March 15 – March 31)