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  1. Be the Super hero

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     Pomegranate, grapefruit, Siberian ginseng and . . .bio-fermented leaves?

    Not quite the ingredients you would imagine for a super smoothie bowl to put pep in your step in the morning, but exactly what you need in your skincare.

    We could go on, and on about our Super Hero potion and gauze masks until the bio-fermented leaves blow in – but what do you really need to know about this vegan beauty?

    First up, we have Siberian ginseng to stimulate and energise your skin. Ginseng helps to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This all works towards helping negate the appearance of fatigue and stress, and giving the skin a much needed wakeup call when you’re still trying to peel your eyes open in the morning.

    Numero dos, pomegranate extract. This provides an amazing shot of vitamin C in a bioavailable form. The vitamin C will aid with brightening your skin, and being naturally high in antioxidants, will protect against free radicals. But what is a “bioavailable form” I hear you cry?! What that really means is, it is ready to go, much like chomping down in to an actual pomegranate, your body recognises what it is, what is in it and knows exactly how to extract the good stuff to nourish your body. Your body does not need to convert the ingredients in to a more “user friendly” ingredient before helping it along to get where it needs to go.

    Third up, grapefruit. If you can eat this straight without pulling a face I salute you – however I find it easier to get the super antioxidant (I’m not just throwing adjectives around, it is classed as a super antioxidant) and anti-pollutant from the Super Hero potion. Living in London, I’ve been of the opinion that the more barriers I can put between my skin and the free radicals in the environment, the better. It is easy to think “if I put more on, surely it must be doing more?” Not necessarily.  The more anti-oxidant’s, the harder your skin works to mop up any free radical interlopers. Doing a thorough sweep will get the job done, however your skin, doing its best Usain Bolt with a broom  impression, will just exhaust itself and could possibly lead to an increase in signs of aging. Our grapefruit extract is perfectly balanced to provide all of the support your skin needs for an antioxidant and anti-pollutant boost, without sending it into overdrive, when coupled with the pomegranate extract.

    Fourthly, we use food grade inulin, derived from bio-fermentation, to create the best growing conditions for the good bacteria in the microflora on your skin; much like you should support the growth of good bacteria in your gut. Think bananas, but for your face. This works towards making sure that your skin is balanced, and isn’t being overrun with the bad bacteria that can cause breakouts and inflammation on the skins surface.

    Last, but by no means least, is everyone’s favourite friend – hyaluronic acid. Molecularly speaking hyaluronic acid can hold a thousand times its weight in water, and works on the epidermal layer of the skin ensuring that your skin does not dehydrate, and appears plumper. Our hyaluronic acid is completely vegan and derived from the bio-fermentation of leaves, helping to make your skin baby soft and bouncy.

    Super Hero truly offers full skin support, helping nourish, protect and hydrate.

    Now, possibly the most important thing – how to use it.
    You know the old adage – all good things in moderation. Super Hero should be applied after an oil massage so that your pores are open and more receptive to absorb the potion – if you find that your skin does not respond well to oil the Super Hero can be used after cleansing thoroughly and spraying with Floral Rain mist. Bear in mind, the more you use the Siberian ginseng, the more your skin recognises it, and the less effective it will be. For best results use Super Hero Potion in the morning every day for 7 days with 21 days break, or use in the morning 2-3 times a week continuously. Super Hero gauze masks can be used at your discretion as a boost to your skin but we would recommend using it for an event or as a self-care pick me up.
    by Kristina

  2. Rose Geranium; balancing for the skin, body and mind

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    The Rose Geranium flower is native to south africa, and its essential oil, made from the plants organic leaves and flowers, has a fragrant mix of rose and citrus. When applied to the skin, it balances the production of sebum, making it a great choice for both dry and oily skin types. Rose Geranium can be found in Soveral’s Angel Balm, Midnight Oil and the Spotless Gel.

    Did you know: Rose Geranium was introduced to Italy, Spain, and France in the 17th century, and was commonly planted inside homes to keep evil spirits at bay!

  3. Bentonite Clay: The Most Powerful Ingredient

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    Volcanoes do more for the planet than what we give them credit for. We all know that they are responsible for forming the continents and providing us with solid ground to live on. What most people do not know is that they also give us a particular clay that has powerful healing properties. This clay has its origin from deep within the earth.

    As volcanic ash settles on the ground, it ages and when comes into contact with water from rainfall, it forms a very special clay, Bentonite Clay. The reaction of water with the volcanic ash keeps the mineral content intact, making it rich in calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.

    Bentonite Clay’s healing and purifying properties are unmatched by none of the other clays naturally found on the planet. Its level of purity
    depends on where the Volcano Ash settles and how it is then dried up into a powder. Soveral’s bentonite clay comes from the purest of places left on the planet directly to be used in our Transformative Mask, Volcano Ash.