The Science behind Fynemist Toning Mist ingredients
Why should you use a toner?
Our faces are vulnerable to the effects of our environments. We all know things like cold and hot weather, dry conditions, humidity, air conditioners, dust, pollution, and UV rays influence our skins. They inflame and dry out our skins, especially on our faces. Toning facial mists can help you to cure that dry afternoon skin…
Facial toners prepare our skins for moisturizers and serums, ensuring that water is trapped in the skin. They also help to get rid of the last of the facewash, oil and stubborn dirt. They must also offer extra benefits like toning and moisturizing.
Let me explain to you the science behind Fynemist Toning Mist ingredients…
And for those of you who are like me – wanting scientific proof for everything, I have linked some of the studies – I could not do them all – there are too many…but if you are interested in the science behind our Toning Facial Mist ingredients just Google for research papers them. There are many!
Research has shown that Squalane and Hemi-Squalane provide almost impossible to believe benefits to your skin:
- Emollient that is quickly and efficiently absorbed deep into the cellular level of the skin, restoring suppleness and flexibility without leaving an oily residue. Improves skin’s roughness and reduce appearance of wrinkles. Its small particle size is used to piggyback other ingredients deep into the skin.
- Strong antioxidant to fight free radicals and skin damage to protect skin from ageing.
- Antitumor properties, protecting your skin from carcinogens.
- Detoxifies skin.
- Regular use can also boost collagen production, resulting in firmer skin.
- Anti-inflammatory that can reduce redness, swelling, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea.
- Protects the skin from lipid peroxidation due to exposure to UV light and other sources of oxidative damage
- Non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores.
- Even though it is technically oil, it does not have an oily feel.
- Antibacterial – Used in treating skin disorders such as seborrheic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, or atopic dermatitis.
2. Vegetable Glycerine
(For anyone interested in the more scientific mechanisms of this amazing skincare ingredient, I seriously recommend reading this in-dept analysis on the role and functioning of Glycerine in skincare)
Optimum formulation for Glycerine:
According to the above-mentioned research, the composition of the formulation is critical for the delivery of maximum glycerine benefit. The concentration of glycerine must be above 3% to be an effective moisturizer and skin conditioner. Glycerine must be mixed with water to become active and it is most effective in an oil-in-water emulsion compared to a water-in-oil emulsion.
So, once again our Fynemist Facial Toning Mist ticks all the boxes!
Topical use of Glycerine:
– Increases skin hydration in as few as 10 days.
– hydrates the outer layer of the skin by drawing water from the air.
– glycerin is the most effective humectant in comparison with numerous others, including: AHAs, hyaluronic acid and urea.
- Prevents loss of moisture – prevents transepidermal water loss by forming a barrier and reducing the evaporation rate from the skin surface significantly.
- Soothes skin irritation and inflammation.
- Protects against infection, skin irritants and the elements, such as wind and cold.
- Accelerates wound healing.
- Improves look and function of skin by helping skin cells mature properly – youngest cells move up from the deepest layer and releases lipids to help form the skin’s protective barrier.
- Enhances penetration of other substances into the skin.
- Protects against Ultraviolet (UV) light and X-Rays.
- Stabilizes Collagen – stabilizes the triple-helical structure of collagen.
3. Aloe Ferox Gel
Aloe Vera is a well-known ingredient in beauty and health products. In this case we have used our own locally harvested Aloe Ferox instead of the American Aloe Vera. This is not only because we always try to buy and support local, but also because Aloe Ferox is sooooo much better than Aloe Vera!
Aloe Ferox has 20 times more nutritional and medical activities and value
- It has 36% more amino acids that protect skin from free-radicals to reduce signs of ageing
So, here is the long list of reasons that Aloe Gel is so good for the skin:
- Prevents and relieves postmenopausal symptoms – in an in vitro. study, Matsuda et al. (2001) found that A. ferox. extracts enhanced proliferation of MCF-7 cells, indicating that they have estrogenic activity
- Prevents ageing of skin – contains anti-oxidants like phenolic acids/polyphenols, indoles and alkaloids identified that has superior anti-oxidant activity to green tea and grape seed extracts that works by suppressing free radical generation
- Improves complexion
- Improves skin condition – Smooths and hydrates skin
- Prevents and treats hyperpigmentation – Aloe Ferox has 28% higher Aloin than Aloe Vera and also contains Aloesin – both of these are excellent at getting rid of age spots. It also protects
- Protects against solar radiation – Aloesin is known to absorb light, particularly in the ultraviolet B (UVB) region
Heals skin and wounds – encourages wound contraction by increasing collagen activity and stimulating tissue regeneration while at the same time treating skin irritation and inflammation through its antimicrobial activity (has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal actions)
Alleviates sunburn– provides significant relief in acute sunburn
Treats dermatitis – inhibits the cutaneous inflammatory response, useful alternative to antihistamines and topical corticosteroids, for the treatment of patients suffering from recurring chronic dermatitis
Lastly – it has no dermal toxicity or side-effects
4. Witch hazel
Topical use of Witch Hazel:
– powerful antioxidant properties help protect skin against damage.
– tannins act as a barrier, preventing inflammation-causing substances from entering skin cells.
Protects against cancer
– helps neutralize harmful free radicals and prevents the spread of skin cancer cells.
– slows skin tumor growth in mice exposed to radiation.
Reduces inflammation and swelling – contains many compounds with potent anti-inflammatory properties, including gallic acid and tannins. – can therefore be used for treatment of inflammatory-related issues, such as acne, eczema or psoriasis.
Treats Sunburn – anti-inflammatory properties help reduce discomfort from sunburn.
5. Rose Water
Inhaling Rose Water:
- Improves mood, decreases stress, anxiety and depression. It is believed to induce sleep.
- Treats headaches and migraines – by de-stressing.
Topical use of Rose Water:
- Relaxes the central nervous system.
- Protects skin against cell damage – contains numerous, powerful antioxidants.
- Soothes skin irriation caused by conditons such as eczema and rosacea – anti-inflammatory eczema and rosacea.
- Combats ageing – acts as an inhibitor against elastase and collagenase, which are both harmful to the skin, soothes skin and reduces redness, reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, hydrates skin and refines pores.
- Improves wound healing – antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
6. Peppermint Essential Oil
Inhaling peppermint essential oil:
- Reduces mental fatigue and improve concentration by acting as a central nervous system stimulant. Improvement on tasks related to attentional processes, virtual recognition memory, working memory, and visual-motor response.
- Alleviates anxiety.
- Minimizes daytime sleepiness.
- Decreases appetite and hunger cravings.
- Treats headaches and migraines (also when used topically)
Topical use of peppermint oil:
- Calms and soothes redness, itchiness, rashes, and other skin irritations
- Cools and refreshes skin – vasoconstrictor properties – even reduces fever
- Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial
- Relieves pain – calcium antagonism in peppermint oil helps in removing pain.
- Eases the sting of sunburn.
- Refreshes the mind, body and mood – feel significantly more attentive, alert, energetic and cheerful after 20 minutes than when using a placebo oil.
7. Rosemary Essential Oil
Inhaling Rosemary oil:
- Promotes thinking, concentration and memory –
– significantly increased image and numerical memory
– experiment – asked math questions, speed and accuracy increased.
– reported increased concentration and information recall on test.
- Refreshes body and mind
– subjects became more active and stated that they felt “fresher”. Their brain wave activity confirms the stimulatory effects of rosemary oil
– reported feeling about 30% more mentally refreshed and about 25% less drowsy compared to smelling a placebo oil. This increase in alertness corresponded to changes in brain waves and increases in heart rate, breathing and blood pressure.
– Applying diluted rosemary oil to your skin may provide similar benefits, as it can reach your brain via this route.
- Lowers stress levels – saliva had 23% lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol compared to those who smelled a non-aromatic compound. Increased cortisol levels can suppress your immune system, contribute to insomnia and cause mood swings.
Topical use of Rosemary oil:
8. Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Inhaling Rose Geranium Oil:
Topical use of Rose Geranium Oil:
- Combats ageing – strong antioxidant properties to fight free radicals. Improving skin’s ability to heal itself from environmental toxins and exposure.
- Reduces inflammation and swelling – anti-inflammatory properties
- Antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral – shown to reduce bacterial, fungi, and viruses that cause skin disease and infections.
- Offers pain relief.
- Prevents and treats inflammatory skin diseases.
- Antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-fungal.
9. Neroli Essential Oil
Inhaling Neroli Oil:
- Relieves menopausal symptoms such as high blood pressure, low libido, and elevated stress
- Lowers stress hormone cortisol – thus lowering high blood pressure and pulse rate.
- Decreases anxiety and depression, improves mood, and creates a sense of well-being – helps the brain release serotonin, and reduces levels of stress hormone cortisol.
- Reduces PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms – poor mood, pain, and bloating, blood pressure, inflammation, and indigestion in addition to its anti-depressant effects.
- Soothing, calming, and motor relaxant effects – used as a sedative to treat insomnia by healthcare centers in Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Mexico, Italy, Martinique, and Spain.
- Reduces pain and inflammation – antinociceptive effects.
Topical uses of Neroli:
- Reduces acne – due to antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant functions.
- Reduces skin inflammation and irritation due to antioxidant properties. Strong antioxidant – 100% singlet oxygen scavenging activity at all concentrations between 0.1 and 2%.
- Reduces acute and chronic inflammation due to anti-inflammatory action.
10. Rose Essential Oil
Inhaling Rose Oil:
Reduces anxiety and depression by influencing the central nervous system.
Topical use of Rose Oil:
- Relieves pain – contains flavonoids that have analgesic effects.
- Combats ageing – contains antioxidants like vitamin C, free-radical scavengers, lipid peroxidation inhibitory effects – considered a medical source for the treatment and prevention of many free radical diseases.
11. Frankincense Essential Oil
Topical use of Frankinsence:
- Reduces inflammation – modulates the biological processes of inflammation and tissue remodeling in human skin.
- Supports the immune system – alpha-pinene in Frankincense increases T-cell activity and decreases stress hormones.
- Encourages wound healing and prevents scarring.
- Fights cancer.
12. Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
- Treats insomnia, stress and depression – relaxing, sedative effect – decreases blood pressure, pulse rate and stress levels.
- Increases alertness and attentiveness – harmonizes the physical relaxing effect and mental alertness – significant decreases in blood pressure and pulse rate as well as significant increases of subjective attentiveness and alertness.
- Relieves symptoms of menopause – such as low libido.
Topical use of Ylang-Ylang:
- Calms and relaxes.
- Combats ageing – excellent anti-oxidant with high free radical scavenging properties.
- Antimicrobial, strong antifungal anti-inflammatory.
- Treats hyperpigmentation – inhibits production of melanin.