When was the last time you could pronounce the names of every ingredient listed on commercial skin formulations? The number of tongue-tripping artificial and chemical products is staggering. Now look at the ingredients in our serums. The list is short and consists of products you may already know. Thatís because all DellaCura serums consist of 100% pure, fresh essential oils and fruit or nut oils, similar in structure to those we eat. There are no artificial ingredients, synthetic preservatives, water, petroleum or parabens. And since our ingred- ients are always fresh, youíll find an expiration date on every product.
Bergamot:This oil has been used in Italian folk medicine for many years, having been names for the city of Bergamo in Italy. It has antiseptic properties and is used effectively to regulate oily skin types and acne. The oil is derived by cold expression of the peel.
Carrot Seed:Prized for its Vitamin A content, carrot seed oil helps restore tone and elasticity to the skin. It restores balanced hydration and is expecially effective in the treatment of mature and sun damaged skin. The oil is derived by steam distillation of the seeds.
Chamomile:The essential oil of this flower is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory healing attributes. Chamomile is particularly effective in treating sensitive skin thatís dry, reddened, inflamed or itchy. It accelerates the healing of wounds of all types, and is particularly effective as an after shave balm and on burns and scars. The oil is derived by solvent extraction of the flower.
Evening Primrose:Rich in essential fatty acids which our bodies do not produce, Evening Primrose oil has a long use as a alternative medicine. It assists in treating eczema and contains excellent skin moisturizing and softening properties. The oil is extracted from the seeds.
Geranium:This workhorse essential oil is valued as a medicinal. The essential oil is recommended for all skin types and conditions. It is an astringent and anti-inflammatory, calming and balancing. As it regulates sebum production, it works for both dry and oily skin types. The oil is derived by steam distillation of the leaves, stalks and flowers of the plant.
Jasmine:It especially used to treat dry, sensitive skin types while it reduces redness and increases elasticity. As a perfume, Jasmine is now one of the most expensive of ingredients. The oil is derived via solvent extraction and steam distillation of the flower.
Lavendar:Is one of the earliest used essential oils dating back to the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptian societies. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cytophylactic (encourages rapid skin cell regeneration) and calming to the system. Its properties are rejuvenating. Useful in treating skin ailments of all types, it is an underpinning of most blended essential oil preparations. The oil is derived by steam distillation of the flower.
Lemon Oil:This astringent oil, which is extracted from the lemon peel, helps rid skin of bacteria. It is very effective in regulating greasy skin. Due to its bleaching properties, it acts as a skin brightener, lightening freckles and skin discolorations over time. The oil is derived by cold expression of the outer peel.
Neroli:Helps stimulate cellular regeneration, improving elasticity and soothing sensitive and mature skin. Neroli is effective in the treatment of scars. It tones the complexion and reduces wrinkles.Neroli oil is derived by steam distillation of the flower.
Patchouli:Ancient cultures recognized Patchouli as an effective rejuvenating agent. It is very effective on mature or ďleatheryĒ skin types. It is a cytophylactic essential oil, promoting skin cell rejuvenation. It augments the skinís natural healing system and is used to treat scar tissue, and cracked and inflamed skin. The oil is derived from the steam distillation of the dried leaves of the plant.
Sandalwood:Is an essential oil that has been used medicinally from the earliest of times by the Indian and Chinese cultures. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties and is soothing, toning and calming. Sandalwood is effective in treatingdry and dehydrated skin. The oil is derived by steam distillation of the roots and heartwood of the tree.
Tea Tree:Is an antiseptic and antibacterial oil used to purify wounds and treat skin conditions such as acne. It is an excellent cleansing and toning agent. It is said that the effectiveness of Tea Tree intensifies if infection is present. The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the twigs and leaves.
Ylang-Ylang:This luxurious essential oil helps normalize and regulate the oil producing sebaceous glands. Ylang Ylang assists in balancing both dry and oil skin types. It has a very calming, soothing effect on the skin. The oil is derived by steam distillation of the flower.