What is Excela Rich® Facial Hydrating Lotion?
Excela Rich® Facial Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid is the most hydrating molecule currently known, holding up to 1,000 its own weight in water. When combined with Squalene, it has a synergistic effect that leaves the skin fully hydrated. Extensive studies have shown that Squalane increases skin firmness, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and improves skin hydration and smoothness.
Pollen Extract – Bee pollen comes from various plant pollens and contains a balance of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, enzymes, and essential amino acids. Bees mix pollen with a small amount of saliva or nectar to create pollen loads. Bee pollen skincare products are commonly used throughout cosmetics due to bee pollen’s many benefits for promoting healthier-looking skin.
The pollen collected from bees constitutes a natural source of antioxidants such as phenolic acids and polyphenols. In addition to antioxidant protection, the phenols and flavonoids of bee pollen also provide skin-soothing and astringent properties. As a precaution, bee pollen is known to cause hypersensitivity reactions for people who are allergic to bees. Therefore, bee pollen for skin application should be used with this in mind.
Squalene – it seems to us that squalane is in fashion and there is a reason for it. Chemically speaking, it is a saturated (no double bonds) hydrocarbon (a molecule consisting only of carbon and hydrogen), meaning that it’s a nice and stable oily liquid with a long shelf life. Squalene is a light organic ingredient that mimics the skin’s natural oils, protecting it from dehydration and helping to keep it plump and smooth. It is non-greasy and penetrates easily, making it compatible with all skin types, including acne-prone and combination skin.
It occurs naturally in certain fish and plant oils (e.g. olive), and in the sebum (the oily stuff our skin produces) of the human skin. It’s a superb moisturizer that makes your skin nice and smooth, without being heavy or greasy. Another advantage of squalane is that it is pretty much compatible with all skin types and skin conditions. It is excellent for acne-prone skin and safe to use even if you have fungi-related skin issues, like seborrhea or fungal acne.
Hyaluronic Acid – is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin, it helps to bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, so that skin can appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated.
Basically, hyaluronic acid increases hydration in the skin, which can keep your skin looking fresh, full, and bouncy. The collagen in our dermis forms the structure of the skin, natural hyaluronic acid is bound to collagen on one side and links to water molecules on the other, giving skin its plumpness.
Glycolipids – In 2012, Japanese scientists in the Toyobo Co. Biotech Institute were studying the moisturizing effects of glycolipids as potential hydrating factors on human skin. Glycolipids are lipids with a carbohydrate link, found in various plant sources. Human and animal skin already contain many different types of lipids. Glycolipids are responsible for maintaining the stability of cell membranes and assisting in cellular recognition, which is a major part of immune responses for plants or animals. It basically allows cells to connect with one another to form tissues in the skin (and in plants, its lipid layers).
Over a 30 day period, the scientists tested olive, soybean, and yeast (from wheat) sourced glycolipid solutions on human skin to measure hydration, moisture retention, and skin barrier strength. What they discovered was that not only did the Glycolipids match similar efficacy of Ceramides, but one solution, in particular, extracted from Olive Fruit Oil, performed beyond expectations – showing results of up to 80% on skin cell health recovery. Cell recovery was measured by the skin’s ability to retain moisture, minimize trans-epidermal water loss, and overall skin tone and texture. The laboratory used both in-vitro tests on human volunteers as well as a 3D virtual model of skin structure to measure and analyze results.