Skin Benefits of Malachite Extract
One of the most luxurious and innovative ingredients that we have included in Fullmoon Serum and Face Food is malachite complex, a deep emerald, semi-precious stone.
Malachite is known as a guardian stone, worn to transform energy and promote harmony, health and balance. Topically, malachite detoxes and protects the skin from oxidative stress.
Oxidative damage occurs when there is an imbalance between free radicals (oxygen containing molecules with unpaired electrons that are highly unstable and reactive) and antioxidants in the body causing damage to your cells and DNA through the disruption of the body’s normal oxidative cycle.
What is Malachite?
Malachite is a precious gemstone believed to have curative, protective and magical properties. Malachite is a symbol of creativity and change; it was traditionally used by ancient Egyptian healers, shamans and priestesses to balance, harmonize and protect the body.
This gemstone has proven to be effective in skincare by providing skin nourishing trace elements such as zinc, copper, selenium and manganese. These elements act as antioxidants that target free radicals. Malachite offers several levels of antioxidant protection – it acts directly on the biggest free radical “troublemaker” by inhibiting superoxide and increasing the production of the master antioxidant, glutathione.
Not only are the trace elements found in malachite extract potent antioxidants but the rich copper content of malachite extract has been studied to particularly be effective at increasing the amounts of collagen and elastin produced by fibroblasts, this helps to give a youthful glow to the skin.
The research into malachite extract has focused primarily on its antioxidant properties. Oxidative stress (ie. exposure to environmental pollution, consuming an inflammatory diet, emotion/physical stress, or simple cellular respiration) triggers superoxide release; malachite extract was found to deactivate the superoxide very effectively (~71-99% depending on potency within a topical formula). It was also found to increase the regeneration of glutathione (the master antioxidant) by ~30%. Figure 10 shows superoxide anion inhibition by Malachite with increasing concentration. Figure 11 shows the boost of glutathione reductase activity by Malachite.
Who should use skincare products with malachite extract?
The malachite extract within Fullmoon Serum and Face Food is ideal for anyone living within an urban city exposed to environmental pollution, anyone looking to improve the signs of aging skin and anyone looking to enhance the health of their skin by increasing antioxidants.
So pretty much everyone can benefit from including products containing malachite extract in their skincare ritual.
This extract offers both physiological and energetic benefits that soothe, nourish and protect the skin.
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS:
- Antioxidant protection from free radicals
- Increase collagen and elastin production by fibroblasts
- Increases keratin production within the skin
- Promotes cellular detoxification by increasing glutathione
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