MAYSAMA Green Rooibos Pressed Serum is a high-performance antioxidant serum, formulated with rooibos, better known as Redbush by its tea-drinking devotees, as a bioactive ingredient. Our unique formula incorporates Aspalathin-enriched Green Rooibos as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API).
Green Rooibos comes from the unfermented leaves and has a much higher antioxidant content than red rooibos, as the flavonoids have not been destroyed by oxidation. MAYSAMA’s pharmaceutical grade green rooibos has a patented extraction process that greatly enhances the aspalathin content, the main flavonoid responsible for its antioxidant activity, giving a far superior cosmetic ingredient.
Rooibos serves as an antioxidant powerhouse and antibacterial agent, as well as a rich source of alpha-hydroxy acid and zinc to fight off premature ageing. The high content of flavonoids helps to reduce inflammation caused by oxidative stress, actively working to repair damaged skin and restore epidermal layers. Uniquely, rooibos protects and repairs preadipocytes, the predominant cells in adipose (fat) tissue, responsible for maintaining skin fullness.
INGREDIENTS: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, AQUA, NIACINAMIDE (3%), GLYCERIN, ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (GREEN ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT (1.3%), CITRIC ACID, LYSOLECITHIN, SCLEROTIUM GUM, CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL, SODIUM BENZOATE, PULLULAN, XANTHUN GUM, CENTELLA ASIATICA LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) SEED OIL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, TOCOPHEROL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, SODIUM PHYTATE, UBIQUINONE, GLYCINE SOJA OIL, SILICA, HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) FRUIT EXTRACT, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, CHLORELLA VULGARIS POWDER, TETRAHYDROPIPERINE, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LIQUORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38.
Aspalathin linearis 1.3% (Green Rooibos) – Rooibos serves as a powerful antioxidant, as well as a rich source of super-oxide dismutase, vitamins and minerals and plays a role in the protection and repair of adipose tissue, helping to maintain skin fullness. With anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-mutagenic properties, rooibos is the star of the show. MAYSAMA’s Green Rooibos is a unique API cosmetic ingredient, extracted using a patented process, resulting in a water-soluble green rooibos powdered extract with enhanced aspalathin content (the major flavonoid present in rooibos), giving superior therapeutic application.
Niacinamide 3% (Vitamin B3 or nicotinamide) – this water-soluble vitamin with anti-inflammatory properties helps boost collagen production, visibly improves the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles and protects from environmental damage. Niacinamide encourages the production of ceramides which form a protective layer and prevent water loss.
Hyaluronic Acid – for skin hydration. A polysaccharide molecule naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid retains moisture and creates fullness to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is known to hold 4000 times its weight in water. Sodium Hyaluronate is the sodium salt of Hyaluronic acid and has a lower molecular weight, allowing it to penetrate the skin better.
Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola – Indian Pennywort) – serves as an antioxidant and promotes collagen production, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. Rich in saponins that stimulate skin repair and high in VitaminC, A, B1, B2, and niacin.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Extract – for skin regeneration and repair and oxygenation of the skin. Contains unsaturated 11% fatty acids omega 6 & 7, 1% flavonoids, Vitamins C, E, and folic acid. Protects against inflammation, prevents allergies; eliminates inflammation and inhibits skin ageing.
Chlorella vulgaris extract – for skin conditioning and anti-ageing. Stimulates collagen production. Contains high level of carotenoids giving UV-protection, as well as high levels of amino acids for skin repair.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Extract – powerful antioxidant and promotes collagen production. Rich in saponins which stimulate skin repair. High in Vitamin C, A, B1, B2 and niacin and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Root Extract – anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, primarily because of licochalcone, a molecule contained in liquorice root extract which helps control oil production and helps calm and soothe acne-prone skin. Can help reduce age spots and whiten skin.
Turmeric (curcumin) – antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and brightening. Turmeric can help reduce redness and brighten the skin by lessening the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – a fat-soluble, essential nutrient with anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin E helps support skin health. It’s an antioxidant, making it effective at combating the effects of free radicals.