An evergreen bamboo - the symbol of longevity and flowering age.
According to ancient Eastern traditions, bamboo has many medicinal properties and is a unique plant that can restore balance energy in the body. On bamboo, which is incredibly malleable and durable at the same time, many legends. Since bamboo is related to many positive symbolic value. He is a symbol of elegance, consistency, flexibility, good parenting and friendship. In China, this plant represents longevity and filial virtue, India - friendship. Filipinos set bamboo plantations on the crosses as a mascot, which attracts happiness. Along with the plum and cherry tree bamboo is a symbol of Japan.
Secret strength of bamboo - a high concentration of silicic acid. It is known that silicic kistlota smoothes the skin, accelerates the healing and strengthens nails and hair. With age, the amount of silicon in the body, especially in the skin is reduced, because of which it becomes problematic inhibit aging processes. By stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid and chondroblasts chondroitin silicon restores firmness and elasticity of collagen and elastane fibers. Furthermore, bamboo contains antioxidants, flavones, phenolic, lactone, a polysaccharide.
The extract obtained from the leaves of many years evergreen Bambusa arundinacea, Phyllostachys nigra, which cultivated in river valleys in southern China. Dried and ground leaves of bamboo was extracted with an aqueous alcohol solvent, then extract purified, concentrated to give a thick extract. After drying a dry extract - powder yellow-brown color with a characteristic odor.
Bamboo extract rich in polysaccharides, mineral salts, amino acids and organic acids. Bamboo extract has antioxidant and P-vitamin activity, strengthens blood vessel walls, increases elasticity and vascular tone, blood supply tissue reduces the permeability of capillaries and improves blood circulation, has anti-edematous action. Strengthens hair and simulates their growth, binds moisture and protects the scalp from drying out. It supports normal pH of the skin, maintains and supports optimal hydration of the skin.
Concentration use in cosmetics:
0.1 - 1%
According to the study of Meiji University in Tokyo, bamboo extract, naturally rich in mineral salts, trace elements and essential oils, helps even protect against cancer.
Extract from the core of bamboo stalks of bamboo (taboshir or bamboo manna) - is the richest source of silicon, an important component healthy skin, this natural larder of polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins, mineral salts. Also moisturizes the skin, restore its biological functions, has a pronounced antibacterial and antiviral properties. Bamboo extract helps improve the tone, skin elasticity, softens and smooths it.
Concentration use in cosmetics:
0.5 - 2.5%
Bamboo Milk - emulsion obtained from the leaves and cuttings of bamboo, which makes the skin more smooth, firm and youthful.
Concentration use in cosmetics:
Bamboo extract is used:
- The foundation or the asset in production for makeup: powder, blush, lipstick, mascara, makeup base as a cream, and powdery. Excellent matting effect.
- As a moisturizer ingredient in various cosmetics.
- As a reducing balance of minerals asset to care for tired skin.
- In cosmetics against wrinkles - the "anti-age". The antioxidant effect.
- How to firming and toning agent for simulating figure, firming creams, as well as in products for losing weight and strengthening the skin. It is also used in media against cellulite.
- The cleaning and otschelushivayuschih masks and scrubs. Bamboo is a gentle exfoliant.
- The means for strengthen hair and nails.
- As a component of medical-cosmetic tonics for tired feet with symptoms of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Prepare yourself bamboo cosmetics
For home preparation of cosmetics made of bamboo you will need to extract bamboo from the heart plant stems (taboshir).
Peeling for problematic skin.
Take 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal in a coffee grinder, 1 tablespoon dry milk 1 tablespoon of powder him, half a teaspoon of dry extract of bamboo. Combine all ingredients in an enamel or ceramic dish and spread warm water to form a slurry. Apply the mask on your face, leave on for 3-5 minutes, then carefully make facial movements (movements to carry out only for skin lines). Leave the mask for a few minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Mix equal parts of ground coffee and taboshir, dilute to the condition of slurry cream. Apply to skin massage movements. Rinse with warm water.
Ready bamboo elixirs and potions
Scrub with extracts of herbs and bamboo from Allura Esthetics.
Scrub gel base, enriched with herbal extracts. It improves the texture and color of the skin, promotes cell renewal, softens skin. Eksfoliiuyuschy component - bamboo. This product is applicable for all skin types, especially suitable for combination and oily skin.
Nourishing Body Lotion "Lotus and bamboo» Nourishing Body Lotion: Lotus & Bamboo from Mary Kay.
Lotion, enriched with antioxidant - vitamin E and conditioning oil sunflower, carefully cleans the body, moisturizing and nourishing it. It is composed of plant extracts and passion flower blue lotus, by which lotion refreshes the skin and makes it soft and smooth.
Shampoo "Bamboo and shea butter nuts" by Timotei.
The shampoo smoothing strength lies bamboo and nutritional properties of shea nut butter. The shampoo will make your hair silky smooth and silky. Will give a brilliant shine.
Easy foot cream with coconut oil and bamboo extract Cocoa & Bamboo Delight Foot Cream by LCN. Foot Cream with oils of coconut and bamboo.
Coconut oil moisturizes the skin, Centella asiatica extract has antibacterial properties, an extract of prickly butcher removes and prevents inflammation, bamboo extract contains flavonoids, so is a powerful antioxidant - it neutralizes the negative effects of free radicals and slows down the aging of the skin. Light cream is quickly absorbed, leaving no greasy film, making the skin soft and smooth.
C mask firming extract of bamboo and wild mango from AETO Botanica.
It is recommended for severe exposure, particularly on loose, chemically treated and dehydrated hair. Obtained from the fruit of the wild mango, so-called "botanical oils" contains triglycerides and tocopherol. It gives the hair volume and shine and improves combability. Bamboo extract and panthenol make this mask very nourishing and restorative, ideal for all types of exhausted and weakened hair. Due to physiological pH, the mask is well untangles the hair without weighing it down.
Repairing Mask for hair "Bamboo and olive» Bamboo Leaves & Olive Oil Repairing Hair Mask from Oriflame.
Bamboo leaf extract and olive oil restores hair. Apply the contents of the package to clean, damp hair from root to tip.
Protective Spray Gloss Brilliant Defense of Shiseido.
Multifunctional tool to protect hair from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun and tanning. The extract of jasmine, lotus flower extract, bamboo extract - the main active ingredients. Special protective complex prevents burning color and dehydrated hair. Very lightweight, waterproof makeup does not weigh down the hair and leaves no greasy plaque. It gives a silk texture and brilliant shine to hair.
Bubble Bath moments of joy from Nivea.
The structure includes a foam exotic bamboo milk and orange blossom extract, which have antiseptic and anti-aging effects. Valuable bamboo milk softens the skin and nourishes it with nutrients and silky foam and delicate fruity aroma of orange blossoms will help to relax, soothe and strengthen the nervous system and the protective function of the skin.