What do crocodile oil, cow dung, donkey hide gelatin, sheep oil, bear grease, snake oil, and donkey milk have in common? For one, they are all products derived from animals. Secondly, and more interestingly, these animal products are among the main ingredients of several popular Skincare products of the day!
Using the naturally secreted oils or waste of animals for treating skin and rejuvenating it is not a new concept at all. Ancient Romans and Greeks had recognized the ability of the oily animal secretions in softening our skin, centuries ago. Oils help the skin lock in moisture. They also provide the skin with essential nutrients and vitamins that give it a healthy glow.
If the idea of smearing your face with crocodile dung or cow dung in an adventurous bid to accentuate your looks doesn't appeal to you(!), don't worry. There are better fish in the pond, literally! We are referring to a special species of fish, or its eggs, rather - Caviar. The term refers to unfertilized, salt-cured fish eggs from any of the 26 different species of sturgeon.
Caviar, for skincare? Sounds surprising, probably because Caviar is better recognized as the exotic, oceanic delicacy, with an exquisite flavor. It is the luxury food that has had the kings, the royals, aristocrats and tsars of the distant past (and the elite of today), hooked to its delectable taste. The lesser known fact is that Caviar extract is the best natural ingredient available to thoroughly hydrate your skin, reduce wrinkles, and firm it up!
Caviar extract is very rich in vitamins A, D, B1,B2, B6 and has micro elements, Cobalt, Copper, Phosphorus, Silicon, Zinc and amino acids such as glycine, lysine, and asparagines. These ingredients improve your skin by intensifying skin processes at a mitochondrial level, as well as reduce inflammation around aging cells.
Let's look at how Caviar works on your skin.
- Marine magic - Don't you feel fresh and rejuvenated when you feel the caress of the zephyr, by the seashore? Elements of the sea and ocean water have been proven to be good for the skin. Caviar, with its marine origin, has all the nourishment of sea minerals.
- Protein power - Our skin and muscles are built of proteins, also called, amino acids. Caviar is rich in amino acids that can be directly absorbed by your skin, making it feel fresh and younger.
- Quality Collagen - The skin cell structure of Caviar is uncannily similar to that of humans. Strange, but true, Caviar actually speeds up the production of Collagen of better quality and slows down the aging process of your skin
- Omega glow - Caviar is naturally rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are the good cholesterol for your skin. It forms a light protective layer on your skin, reducing the harmful effects of the environment, UV radiation, and even your make-up!