PURE, ACTIVE BOTANICALS…REVERED FOR CENTURIES IN INDONESIA
A staple in Indonesian spa treatments, also once known as the “Fruit of Kings and Queens” , Avocado is a highly nourishing super fruit for beautiful skin inside and out. Avocado Oil’s high content of lipids and phyto-cholesterol helps rebuild and maintain skin’s own protective barrier, promoting healthy, soft, resilient skin. In addition, with its Vitamin A and E content, this oil has been shown to reduce redness and soothe skin stressed in particular by sun exposure. Avocado is a staple ingredient in Indonesia’s traditional “cremebath” deep conditioning and circulation boosting hair treatments as a hair nourisher.
A member of the ginger family, Turmeric has been one of the most important healing ingredients in traditional Indonesian medicine since time immemorial, a key staple in Indonesian cuisine, and is also at the center of the ancient Bridal Lulur Spa Ritual. Known for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, turmeric helps maintain skin health by fighting off free radical damage, a key cause of premature aging. In addition, topical turmeric is clinically proven to even out and brighten the complexion.
Candlenut Oil, also known in the USA as Kukui Oil, is one of the finest and most elegant plant oils available. Used extensively in Indonesia and South East Asia in cooking, traditional medicine and beauty treatments, Candlenut Oil is particularly high in Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, which is so important for beautiful skin inside and out. Known for its exceptionally velvety feel, Candlenut Oil is easily absorbed and deeply penetrates the skin, making it an excellent conditioning agent for dry, rough skin.
Ginger is an ingredient used for centuries in the Jamu tradition and is revered in Indonesia for its purifying, warming and calming benefits. In medicinal practice, it has a long history of being used to help with digestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, and nausea, drunk as a tea on its own or combined with black tea, or coffee, or lemongrass. Ginger applied to the skin helps refine pores, reduce excess oiliness and fight impurities, as it is a natural astringent and has anti-bacterial benefits. Its powerful antioxidant properties have also been found to increase skin radiance, and decrease inflammation that may contribute to conditions such as psoriasis, acne and even skin aging.
FERMENTED SWEET BLACK TEA
Also known as “Teh Ajaib” (Magic Tea in the Indonesian language), this unique ingredient originated as a longevity drink in Indonesia and throughout Asia and is revered for promoting health and energy. In skincare, it is clinically proven to soften and smooth, minimize imperfections and enhance overall skin radiance and luster. Rich in vitamins and organic acids, fermented sweet black tea is produced from the fermentation of black tea and sugar by two symbiotic organisms.
“Date of India”, is a curved brown bean-pod from the tamarind tree and has long been used in Indonesia to address various health conditions, particularly stomach ailments and respiratory disorders. Extract of tamarind seed has been found to increase hydration of the skin, improve its smoothness and stimulate skin’s regenerative process. Tamarind is also delicious to eat and integral to many Jamu recipes as when ingested, as it assists with digestion.
Rice bran oil is extracted from the outer hull (“bran”) of the rice grain. Rich in Vitamin-E group anti-oxidants Tocopherol, Oryzanol and Tocotrienol, rice bran oil has been used for centuries throughout Asia to treat dry skin, enhance skin health and maintain a youthful appearance. Rice starch has clinically-proven soothing and softening benefits for dry and stressed skin, including eczema. By forming a fine protective film over the skin, rice starch counteracts dryness. In addition, rice starch contains natural proteins and amino acids that act as effective humectants and are essential building blocks for the skin. As a beauty tradition, Indonesian women often rinse their face with rice water left over from washing rice as a cooling, healthy, skin softening treatment.
Known for its energizing aroma and stimulating properties, coffee has been an important element in the culinary landscape of Indonesia (Indonesia is the largest coffee producer in the Asia-pacific region). While the skin exfoliating benefits of fresh ground coffee beans have made it a popular ingredient in body treatments, recent research suggests that caffeine provides powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically.
Coconut Oil has multiple skin and hair benefits. It is rich in Lauric Acid, which has natural antibacterial properties, making this naturally fragrant oil the oil of choice for problem skin.