The central ingredient in this crème thérapeutique is a proprietary extract of the medicinal herb Horsetail. Horsetail is a deep rooting perennial plant that is indigenous to the British Isles and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
This plant has been used for centuries for its effectiveness in wound healing and in more recent times has been noted for its outstanding benefits for the skin.
Horsetail has been scientifically proven to stimulate fibroblasts, which are cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin to maintain the strong connective and elastic tissue within the extra cellular matrix of the skin. Mineral cofactors are required for DNA synthesis of collagen and elastin within fibroblast cells and these are provided from a healthy diet. Fibroblasts also create mucopolysaccharides, which act as shock absorbers and give a plumping effect to the skin.
However, the mineral profile of horsetail is almost identical to that required by the fibroblast cells. The minerals in horsetail are present in a colloidal form which allow them to be absorbed by the skin. Horsetail is particularly rich in silica which is essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails.
The other key benefit of Horsetail is its astringency, bringing a tightening and pore-reducing effect to the skin. It is also a protective anti-inflammatory, quenching free radicals from atmospheric pollutants.