My massage complex:
Serenity: A blend of essential oils that Smells Great and Works Wonders; a very soothing blend that helps to reduce depression, anxiety, stress and tension while promoting restful sleep and relaxation.
Tangerine: contains esters and aldehydes which are sedating and calming to the nervous system
Orange: brings peace and happiness to the mind and body, and joy to the heart.
Ylang Ylang: may help balance male-female energies, restoring feekings of self-love, confidence and joy.
Patchouli: sedating, calming and relaxing; reduces anxiety.
Blue Tansy: may help cleanse the liver and calm the lymphatic system;
Sodium PCA: Humectant.
Polyquaternium-51: Cationic polymer derived from sugar. A powerful humectant and protective film former. Stabilizes epidermal phospholipids while significantly improving moisture retention.
Sodium hyaluronate: has been observed to increase the rate of cellular repair while minimizing the formation of scarred tissue, sodium hyaluronate is intended to facilitate cellular repair and renewal to minimize cracking and damage.
Urea: Urea is capable of binding water in the stratum corneum to prevent water loss while effectively moisturizing the skin. Urea also functions as an effective exfoliating agent to help smooth and soften the skin, which normally becomes rough and flakey after desiccation. Both sodium PCA and urea are components of the body’s natural moisturizing factors (NMF), which function as the body’s methods to retain moisture.
Trehalose: Trehalose is a glucose disaccharide that facilitates osmo-regulation, and it can be found in fungi, bacteria, some amphibians and many invertebrates that are forced to survive in desiccating environments. It functions as a carbohydrate reserve in Saccharomyces cerevisiae to stabilize proteins during heat shock and suppresses denatured protein aggregation. Trehalose is also important for overcoming environmental osmotic and oxidative stresses. Topical application of the disaccharide may improve epidermal barrier function, and possibly prevent heat shock.