25 Apr What are super seeds?
WHY YOUR SKIN NEEDS THEM
Tiny powerhouses. Little superfoods. Small yet mighty. Seeds are crops at their very beginning stage of life. Because they contain all the nutrients essential for growing a healthy and resilient plant, they offer our skin a wealth of benefits.
Some of nature’s most powerful seed sources like our Cloudberry, Moringa and Dew Bean are packed with antioxidant protection. Antioxidants work to keep free radicals at bay which can help restore and repair skin damage for brighter, healthy looking skin.
“I am addicted to your products and am so very grateful your skin needed help when you moved to Telluride!!! We were all the beneficiaries of your dry skin and the high altitude goodies God created for the mountains.” – Susan LeSage
NUTS AND SEEDS
The Purist Delicate Skin Serum is 100% seed oils (no nuts) to accommodate those with sensitivities.
“The Purist has been wonderful to me. It’s very soothing. I like it so much better than what the dermotologist gave me. Thx so much for developing such a great product.” – Cindy (Mason)
The Alpine Phytonutrient Serum contains Argan nut oil and 20 other premium botanicals.
“I LOVE your product!!! I’m in Aspen as I write this and my VERY dry skin is drinking up your magic potion like a parched desert! It leaves my face feeling moisturized and plump again. 😊 Thank you! I’m a devoted and grateful fan!” – Laura Hannon
OUR GLORIOUS SEED OILS
Since our early beginnings, Telluride Glow’s vision was to develop a range that truly delivers the power of nature — certified organic, unique, innovative, and eco-sustainable. Seed oils are integral to our formulations; seeds are the essence of plant life. It’s no wonder they are packed with life-supporting nutrients that are incredibly nourishing for the skin.
Cloudberry contains the protective phenol antioxidant ellagic acid and also omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, which help to relieve stressed skin, retain moisture and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and possesses clear antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects.
Dew Bean is known to boost renewal and reveal a fresh, radiant complexion as a natural, botanical alternative to retinol.
Plum helps reinforce skin’s natural defenses and restore suppleness. It is has anti- inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic constituents.
Hemp is a dry oil, it’s light and thin and a powerhouse of essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) that help to strengthen and maintain the protective myelin sheath so your skin cells stay healthy.
Moringa shows antimicrobial activity and produces a lightweight, fast absorbing oil abundant in retinoid acid that smooths skin to a porcelain like texture.
Jojoba has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties with superb absorption similar to our skin’s own sebum that helps to balance oil production.
Goji is high in vitamin C which helps with firming and tightening the skin, and it’s antioxidant benefits help in rejuvenating the skin and mitigating the aging process with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity.
Evening Primrose touts high concentration of gamma Linolenic acid, essential for collagen production. Balances the skin between oily and dry and has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
Arctic Cranberry is an excellent antioxidant lubricant and conditioner for the skin and a substantive contributor to moisture retention.
Pomegranate is coveted for antioxidant protection and skin hydration, penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, non-greasy moisture.
Camellia is a rich source of Palmitic and Omega-6 Linoleic fatty acids, as well as numerous anti-aging polyphenol antioxidants. Fast absorbing, it permeates deep into the lower layers of the skin, encouraging cell growth and giving the skin support and flexibility.
Rosehip is packed with antioxidants, linolenic acid and vitamin A (as beta carotene) to attack oxidative damage and leave the complexion rejuvenated and brighter.
Sunflower offers antimicrobial activity plus potent antioxidants and has emollient properties that help the skin retain its moisture.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
When it comes to plant oils in skincare, look for whole plant botanicals that are raw, cold-pressed, organic, and unrefined where the precious nutrients remain undisturbed. Because extraction and cold-pressing processes are so labor-intensive, many skincare companies sell versions that have been subjected to heat, chemicals such as hexane, and bleach. Even expeller pressed oils encounter heat from machinery. Add cold formulation after cold pressing the ingredients and you have another safeguard to keep nutrients intact.
The label doesn’t always tell you the extraction process, so knowing your brand integrity is helpful in making choices. If you are using botanica oils, make sure they are the most effective you can find.