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Spotlight on Ingredient: Malachite

January 18,  2022

Combining luxury and innovation, malachite complex is a rarely used by powerful ingredient in skincare. Traditionally believe to be curative, protective and magical, today scientists have proven this ingredient to be an incredibly potent antioxidant that targets free radical, while it nourishes the skin with the trace elements it contains. Studies have shown that malachite to be particularly effective at increasing the amount of collagen and elastin produced by fibroblasts within the epidermal junction within the skin.

Legend has it that malachite is the guardian stone. When worn or carried, it is to absorb negative energy and promote harmony. Traditionally used by ancient Egyptian healers, shamans and priestesses to balance, harmonize and protect the body. 

This gemstone has scientifically proven to be extremely effective and powerful when used as an ingredient in skincare. Malachite when extracted and turned into a skincare ingredient, it provides the skin with trace elements like zinc, copper, selenium and magnesium. These elements act as antioxidants that target free radicals. Malachite offers several levels of antioxidant protection – it acts directly on the biggest free radical by inhibiting superoxide and increasing the production of the master antioxidant, glutathione.

Oxidative damage in the skin occurs when there is an imbalance between free radicals (oxygen containing molecules with unpaired electrons that are highly unstable and reactive) and antioxidants in the body causing damage to your cells and DNA through the disruption of the body’s normal oxidative cycle.​ As a potent antioxidant, malachite's affect when engineered properly into a medical grade skincare that has the appropriate biodelivery system, can truly protect the skin from oxidative stress. Malachite extract offers both physiological and energetic benefits that soothe, nourish and protect the skin. For anyone with any skin type or any skin concerns, having malachite in their regimen is benefit. 

Malachite extract can be found in Vivre SkinLabs CBD Vita Hydratant, a hydrator that is suitable for all skin type. 

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