Hankook Cosmetic’s THE SAEM, will be releasing a new moisturizing and radiance line called THE SAEM Gem Miracle Jade Aqua Radiance Line.
The feature ingredients here is of course, Jade and Jade Water (玉井水).
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For centuries, Empresses of China valued jade not only for its monetary worth, but also for the properties it possessed as a beauty aid. As a result they had younger more supple looking skin. The jade was not melted down or pounded into a powder pulp and whipped up into a mixture with added ingredients to obtain a special formula for application to the skin nor was it ingested. The empress would merely roll the stone all over her face in varying directions, and she did this everyday as part of her beauty regime.
The reasoning behind the use of jade is one of exfoliating and circulation flow. Jade will help to remove dead surface skin cells that soap and water can’t always do sufficiently. This works due to the oil sitting atop the surface. The oil will stick to the jade taking with it the dead skin cells. The benefit of blood flow circulation underneath the skin is caused from the rubbing done in the process of exfoliating. With increased blood flow circulation the skin will temporarily appear flushed possibly aiding collagen growth after the flush has disappeared.
Jade Water ( 玉井水 ) is similar to the mineral content in our body fluids and hydrates the skin deeply while promoting skin elasticity.
Another botanical extract used in this line is the Myrothamnus Flabellifolia extract. This plant became famous after scientists discovered it’s ability to revive itself. Here is an extract of a scientific journal regarding the plant :
Myrothamnus flabellifolia, a short woody shrub from southern Africa, can survive severe desiccation of its vegetative organs. We studied mechanisms protecting this plant from oxidative damage during desiccation for 2 weeks, 4 and 8 months, and also during subsequent rehydration. This plant retains high concentrations of chlorophyll during desiccation, and these chlorophyll molecules are probably a source for potentially harmful singlet oxygen production. Desiccation triggered substantial increases in zeaxanthin and redox shifts of the antioxidants glutathione and ascorbate towards their oxidised forms. Simultaneously, the concentrations of violaxanthin, beta-carotene, ascorbate, alpha-tocopherol, and glutathione reductase activity progressively decreased. Antheraxanthin, gamma-tocopherol, lutein, neoxanthin and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase displayed less pronounced changes in response to desiccation. Even after 4 months of desiccation, Myrothamnus flabellifolia recovered rapidly upon rehydration. Re-watering induced formation of ascorbate and glutathione, simultaneous reduction of their oxidised forms, and rapid production of alpha-tocopherol and of various carotenoids. Only after 8 months of desiccation did the antioxidant system of M. flabellifolia break down; 3 weeks after the onset of rehydration, these plants abscised their leaves, but even then they were still able to recover and develop new ones. Ascorbate, beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol were totally depleted after 8 months of desiccation and did not recover upon rehydration; glutathione was partly maintained, but only in the oxidised form. We present a model demonstrating which parts of antioxidant pathways break down as oxidative stress becomes detrimental and we discuss some potential implications of our results for the genetic modification of crop plants to improve their drought tolerance.
The scientist discovered another property of the leaves of Myrothamnus Flabellifolia – it is rich in Arbutin, a popular ingredient known for skin whitening.
Forty-two per cent of the desiccated leaves of Myrothamnus flabellifolia was extracted in methanol, and contained two major components, sucrose (30%) and arbutin (65%). Its arbutin content can probably explain the purported medicinal properties of this plant. By analogy with other desiccation-tolerant organisms, sucrose and arbutin may be partially responsible for the extreme resistance ofMyrothamnus to environmental stress.
The line consists of two products :
1) The Saem Gem Miracle Jade Aqua Radiance Serum 제이드 아쿠아 래디언스 세럼
Contains mineral jade beads which are encapsulated which burst when rubbed onto skin and provides deep moisture. Cools down temperature of the skin to give your skin a cooling refreshing feeling.
2) The Saem Gem Miracle Jade Aqua Radiance Cream 제이드 아쿠아 래디언스 크림
A pudding formulation which contains ceramide to create a skin barrier which prevents moisture loss. Light, and refreshing perfect for the summer use.
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