This series continues the quality approach of other Pevonia Botanica products with many of the elements found throughout the other skin care products. They include glyceryl stearate and stearic acid, natural ingredients derived from plants which help gently lift environmental contamination from the skin. Safflower seed oil is also a constant. Pressed from the seeds of Carthamus tinctorius, a thistle-like annual plant, safflower oil has been used as a botanical therapy since the days of ancient China, Egypt and Greece to relieve dry skin. The oil is similar to the natural lipid components in the human skin, so it can be absorbed without clogging pores or irritating follicles.
While stearate and safflower seed oil are constants in the Pevonia Botanica Special Products, there are also special ingredients in each that allows for unique approaches to skin care.
When a thorough, but gentle, cleansing of the facial skin is required, such as after sunburn, Pevonia Speciale Enzymo-Spherides Peeling Creme is an excellent choice. It provides sphérulites® as a means of delivering enzymes to your skin. Spherulites® are microscopic (0.2 to 20 micron) spheres containing layers of active ingredients which can penetrate into the skin. In this case, the spherulites® deliver papain and bromelain, which are papaya and pineapple enzymes, to naturally cleanse and lift off dead cells. Citric acid also penetrates the skin to increase the amounts of mucopolysaccharides and collagen, which increases new skin cell growth.
For manual and botanical resurfacing, Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser uses both magnesium aluminum silicate granules and soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) root extract. Marigold (Calendula officinalis) flower extract is also included to promote skin cell regeneration and provide anti-inflammatory, soothing benefits.
When skin is especially dry and damaged, such as by hot, low-humidity conditions, Pevonia Speciale Reactive Skin Care Cream can be beneficial. Shea butter, made from the nut of the karite tree of West Africa, is an excellent emollient; it rehydrates the skin and helps it retain moisture. Safflower seed oil, French rose oil and glycerin also add their rehydration benefits. Meanwhile, the marigold flower and horse chestnut extracts help regenerate skin cells and promote the growth of new cells, repairing damage to the skin.