GET TO KNOW OUR FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS #3 – Acacia Senegal Gum
Sometimes Monday mornings are a drag! On top of this, there is nothing worse than getting up and looking in the bathroom mirror to see that your face looks like it’s never heard of rest. If you’re over trying to figure out how to get rid of puffy eyes in your mad Monday morning rush to get ready for work, then this week’s ingredient is for you!
Introducing Acacia Senegal Gum – a natural gum that is extracted from the bark of the Acacia Tree. Native to Savannah Belt of Africa, the Acacia Tree can grow up to seventy feet, and features hard, woody bark, feathery leaves and small bright yellow flowers. But even more importantly it produces Acacia Senegal Gum which has a number of uses as a stabliser, binder, emulsifier and viscosity increasing agent, making it a popular addition to many food preparations and the perfect inclusion for skin preparations.
Ok I know you are all dying to know how this ingredient can help you to get rid of puffy eyes! Well the first thing to note is Acacia Senegal Gum’s amazing anti-inflammatory properties, history shows us that as far back as the Ancient Egyptians it has been used to treat wounds, inflamed tissue and burns – already I can see the puffiness reducing! Combine this with astringent properties that allow it to shrink and constrict tissue and this marvelous ingredient can leave you with a tightened and more firm eye area, which means adios for not only puffiness, but fine lines and wrinkles too!
I can hear the frantic requests already – how can I use this ingredient on my skin? Look no further than Botáni’s Rescue Eye Treatment! This gel based eye treatment has been specifically formulated to keep puffiness and dark under eye circles at bay. Not only does it feature the hero ingredient, Acacia Senegal Gum, but it also utilizes the calming, anti-inflammatory properties of actives such as Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Eyebright, Horsetail & Licorice Root, to reduce puffiness and increase firmness in the eye area. Plus (this is my favourite bit) the unique formulation of the Rescue Eye Treatment has a delicious sweet scent that reminds me of puddings and cakes – yum!
Goodbye to frantic & tedious Monday morning beauty regimes, and hello to beginning the week with a simple, effective (and sweet smelling) solution to puffy eyes!
Does Mondayitis make your beauty routine more difficult? We’d love to hear your stories below!
Jenna @ Botáni x
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