It’s everywhere. No matter where you go, you’ll always come in contact with something that’s harmful to your skin. Sure, you can try staying at home during the day to avoid harmful sun rays, but what about the air? It’s full of pollutants, chemicals and dust that can clog up your pores and cause acne. What about cold weather? It dries up your skin and reduces its blood perfusion leaving it poorly nourished. It’s no wonder skin care products are gaining popularity everyday. People suffer from acne, stretch marks and dehydrated, aged-looking skin on a daily basis. That’s why skin care products like tissue oil are becoming more and more essential everyday. Let’s take for example, a product that has quite a large popularity such as Celltone Tissue oil. Why is it so popular? The obvious reason would be because of how many things it can be used for. Stretch marks, scars, dry and dehydrated skin, ageing skin, soothing baby oil, after shower, after shave and even after sun. Its uses go on and on. One product that practically does everything. Skeptic? Let’s prove it.
Celltone tissue oil isn’t some magical remedy. The reason it works is because of its ingredients. It’s made from a special blend of very specific oils along with vitamin E and snail extract. These oils are grape seed, chamomile, rose, lime, polydecene, bisabolol and lanolin. Each one of these has a special role. And let’s not forget the snail extract which sets Celltone apart from other tissue oil brands. So what do these oils do? Let’s find out.
Grape seed oil
You know those seeds that you throw away when you eat grapes? They might actually be the healthiest part. Those tiny little seeds are the source of grape seed oil. The great thing about this oil, besides its benefits, is that it’s gentle on skin. It’s extremely light to the touch and doesn’t leave your skin feeling thick with oil. It has ideal viscosity and is easily absorbed. That’s why most pharmaceutical companies use it as a base or carrier oil for various cosmetics such as creams, lotions and ointments. It’s also known to be non-comedogenic which means that it doesn’t clog up your pores.
Grape seed oil is rich in vitamins D, C and E and beta carotene. This substance, originally found in carrots, is a powerful antioxidant. What antioxidants do is protect your skin from the harmful oxidation processes and free radicals that accelerate the ageing process and leave your skin wrinkled and not as firm as it should be. Beta carotenes also decrease your skin’s sensitivity to the sun as well as boost the effectiveness of sunscreen. By doing that, they contribute to the overall after sun effect of Celltone tissue oil. And the best thing yet, beta carotenes simply give your skin a radiant natural glow.
Essential fatty acids such as palmitic, stearic and linoleic acids found in grape seed oil have been proven in clinical trials to eliminate wrinkles and reduce the appearance of scars. In addition to those, grape seed oil contains another class of antioxidants called polyphenols. They play a role in the anti-ageing effect of Celltone tissue oil as well as preventing acne breakouts. All these components are great but perhaps the most important yet is the OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyandins). These flavonoids are powerful free radical eliminators. They also have the ability to restore collagen at the cellular level which leaves you with much firmer, less damaged skin. We’ve only been through the first oil and we’ve already covered so many of Celltone tissue oil’s uses.
Have you ever been worried or stressed out about something? The answer’s obvious of course. Well next time your are, try drinking a cup of chamomile. In fact, you can even try putting a few drops on a cloth and taking a whiff. You’ll feel relaxed in no time. That’s exactly what chamomile oil does to your skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties because it inhibits two enzymes in your body that are inflammatory mediators: COX and LOX. Any redness or irritation you might have, gone. But this soothing effect is not all it does. Chamomile oil works as an antibacterial. It also helps clear away toxins and clean the sebaceous and eccrine glands by sweating. This makes chamomile another oil responsible for Celltone tissue oil’s anti-acne effect.
There’s one component of chamomile in particular that makes it an extraordinary oil, called bisabolol, but we’ll get to that in a bit. Another thing that chamomile oil does is heal wounds. That’s actually it’s main traditional use. Recent studies however, have shown it can speed up the healing time of sunburned skin and some mild burns. Just another reason why Celltone tissue oil is an effective after sun.
Who doesn’t love roses? They’re beautiful and they smell amazing. You can grow them, gift them to loved ones, or simply keep them in a vase on the kitchen table. In the pharmaceutical industry though, they do none of those. Instead, they put those roses through a process called steam distillation. The end product is rose oil. This rose oil may be the most powerful antibacterial in Celltone’s tissue oil. In fact, a study was published in 2010 by Chinese researchers where they showed the extent of its activity. They took rose oil and 10 other essential oils and compared their antimicrobial activity. Guess who was the strongest? Rose oil was so effective that they tried a 0.25 percent dilution on a bacteria called propionibacterium acnes and it was destroyed within just five minutes. Why is this important? Because, as you may have guessed from its name, this bacteria is responsible for acne formation. We’ve got three oils so far that are really shaping and exhibiting how effective Celltone tissue oil is.
Eugenol is another major component of rose oil. This chemical substance works as an antioxidant which helps in the ageing processes and keeps your skin healthy. In fact, clove may be considered the richest antioxidant herb on the planet just because of its high eugenol content. Just like chamomile oil, rose oil soothes the skin, reducing redness and irritation. This is mainly due to its astringent effect on the capillaries. Rose oil truly is essential to any beauty regimen. And as Elle magazine says, ” yeah, it sounds delicate, but it packs a punch”.
Back in the old days, pirates and sailors would roam the seas and on their long voyages they’d always take crates full of lime. Why? Because scurvy was quite common among sailors. Besides fighting scurvy, its rich vitamin C content helps boost the immunity, protect against infections and also keep your skin pores open and clear. Vitamin C does so many other things. It’s an antioxidant and promotes collagen synthesis. These two are vital to improving the appearance of scars and aged skin. It also lightens any dark spots or areas of hyperpigmentation leaving you with a nice even skin tone. Celltone also added lime oil to the blend because it acts as a photoprotective from ultraviolet A and B.
Lime oil is used for much more than that. It’s added to food and drinks as a flavoring agent. It’s also a strong disinfectant that’s added to household cleaning items to remove grease. Some people diffuse lime oil or use it in aromatherapy to decompress and alleviate stress.
Remember propionibacterium acnes? In clinical studies carried out on lime oil, it exhibited activity against not only P.acnes, but also another bacteria that causes acne, S. Epidermis. It also decreased the oil secretions that P.acnes induced and stopped inflammation. This essentially further reduced the acne.
In another study, lime oil was proven to dissolve sebum. What’s that? Well, it’s an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands in our skin. This oil is responsible for lubricating our hair and skin. Sometimes though, these glands produce an excessive amount. Dead skin cells, along with sebum, clog up our pores and create a perfect medium for bacteria to grow. By dissolving this excessive sebum, lime oil basically stops the problem right at the beginning. See how many things Celltone has added to fight acne so far?
Although polydecene may not be as well known as lime or rose oil, many studies were carried out on this chemical substance. In one study, a group of 10 volunteers were given polydecene to apply to the crow’s feet area of their skin (it’s the area around the outer corners of the eyes where you see wrinkles and fine lines). Another group were given a control substance, white mineral oil. Each group applied their oil twice daily for 29 days. At the end of those 29 days, the difference in wrinkle volume was measured using a 3D high resolution system. They found that those who used the polydecene had significant reduction in their wrinkles. That’s why it’s used in so many cosmetics these days. Because it can reduce wrinkles and stretch marks so effectively.
Polydecene also works as a emollient moisturizer. It forms a barrier on your outermost skin layer, the stratum corneum. By doing that, it prevents water from being evaporated and lost from your skin, leaving it hydrated and healthy. It’s easy spreading, giving your skin a silky feeling. And above all that, it’s colorless, tasteless and odorless. You’ll practically forget you rubbed it on. Unlike most products that come with dozens of side effects in fine print, polydecene was actually proven in clinical trials to hydrate the skin without any side effects. That’s not something you see everyday.
This may be the best one yet. Some people say it literally turns back the clock on your skin. Put simply, it’s a skin conditioning agent. If your skin is dry or flaking or damaged, bisabolol fixes it all. It restores the suppleness to your skin. It’s been used for hundreds of years for its effect against skin irritation, inflammation and microbes. When you have acne, rashes or even a scar, you need something non-irritant like bisabolol to soothe and calm your skin. It also tames inflammation so well, that some studies have shown that it delays redness after exposure to UV light. Not only that, but because it’s rich in a substance called panthenol, bisabolol has the ability to promote and enhance your skin’s healing process and encourage growth. Panthenol, which is actually a form of vitamin B, helps your skin seal in moisture and stay hydrated. Studies have also shown it to reduce the breakout of acne as well as the appearance of stretch marks and wrinkles.
Bisabolol also does two things to help with stretch marks and fine lines. One: it inhibits the enzymes that break down collagen. Two: it stimulates collagen production. So what’s the big deal? Well collagen supports your skin. Have enough of it and your skin will never look aged and you’ll look much younger.
One thing you might not believe, is that bisabolol is like a natural deodorant. And not just because it comes from chamomile which has a pleasant floral aroma. Let’s take it step by step. We get body odor when certain bacteria break down our sweat. These bacteria include staphyloccus epidermidis and cornyebacteria. Guess who kills these bacteria? Bisabolol. Because of it’s antimicrobial effect, it kills these odor-causing bacteria leaving you smelling great.
The uses of bisabolol are endless but let’s cover just one more. We’ve all had dark spots or an uneven skin tone at some point, right? It might even happen after acne clears up, leaving behind a dark spot. What these spots are called is hyperpigmentation. Basically, too much of a certain pigment, called melanin. Unlike some chemicals that are potentially dangerous, bisabolol is a natural ingredient that inhibits melanin production. No more excessive melanin, no more spots or blotches.
The last of the seven oils in lanolin. Surprisingly, this oil comes from sheep wool. The reason it’s used in many skin care products is because it’s so similar to the natural oils produced by the human skin. However, while these oils are easily washed away, leaving your skin dry and chapped, lanolin provides an extra barrier that keeps moisture inside. It’s a great moisturizer for those cold, windy days when your skin starts to dry up.
Finally, the one you’ve been waiting for. Snail extract. Those little guys in shells, the most you’ve probably used them is in the kitchen. Not something you expected you’d be putting on your skin, right? Now, we’re talking about using their slime. Or more specifically, their mucin. Although it sounds gross, this mucin may actually have more benefits than all of the previous seven oils combined. It’s packed with elements that are perfect for skin such as hyaluronic acid, glycoproteins, proteoglycans and antimicrobial and copper peptides. With all these, snail extract has the ability to restore your skin hydration and repair skin damage. It also stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin. We know all about collagen and how it makes your skin look younger. What about elastin? As you probably guessed, it’s a protein responsible for your skin’s elasticity. The more elastin you have, the more your skin resembles that of a teenager’s than that of an old man. Skin rich in elastin snaps back to normal much faster when pulled or pinched. By promoting both collagen and elastin, snail extract guarantees that your skin remains firm, elastic and younger. In fact, some say the use of snail extract started recently when Chilean farmers who handled snails for the French market noticed their skin was visibly smoother.
You’ve probably noticed that so many uses have overlapped between the ingredients in Celltone’s tissue oil. That’s the great thing about it. It uses different sources that have different mechanisms of action to guarantee the results. Think of it this way. Would you only eat poultry for the rest of your life because it counts as a source of protein? Of course not. You want different types of protein to get the nutrition your body needs. That’s what Celltone aims for, giving your skin as much nourishment as possible. In fact, it has been proven to significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks after 28 days of continuous use. As for scars, it takes about 6 weeks. Some people have actually said that it made their scar completely fade within just 3 weeks. It’s also been clinically proven to give 5 times more hydration.
Whether it’s children, babies, pregnant moms, athletes or basically anyone, it’s safe to use. Just rub some on a few times a day. Use a cotton pad if you’d like. Feeling lazy? Get in the bathtub and add a few drops. No excuses. Your skin deserves this. Just remember, be consistent. Don’t forget or ignore your skin. It doesn’t have to be damaged for it to get the nutrition it needs. Sure, it takes a few days but isn’t a perfect complexion worth it?