Skincare essence as the first skincare step for deep-acting moisture and optimum absorption of the products. Light, sparkling and as concentrated as a serum. A combination of extract of peony with highly effective peptides and hyaluronic acid that vitalises the skin, activates and provides an extra helping of moisture. The appearance of lines, wrinkles and pigmentation spots is reduced for the long-term, the skin looks rejuvenated. For radiantly lovely, even, mature skin with reduced sensitivity.
In history, the peony has a far reaching symbolism, because already in the ancient times, it was said that it has special powers, which could bring even dead pronounced people back to life. The flower always has been a symbol for wealth, salvation and beauty! This can also be found in local paintings of the middle ages as well as in Chinese records, which symbolizes the gentleness of Buddha with the peony. It has being received its botanical name, Paeonia, 1753 from Carl von Linné, who had derived it from the Greek word „paionia“, which stands for the god doctor „Paian“. Legends tell that the peony healed the wounded Pluton, god of the underworld, who had became wounded by Herakles in the war of Pylos. Also in the Far Eastern healing arts, the peony plays an important role and has being extensively cultivated until today for the extraction of the Mudan pi, which is a remedy for liver, heart and kidney.Locally, the peony was used for means against gout and woman‘s complaints, however, from time to time, it was deleted from the pharmacopoeias, because the peony was categorized as a drug. Today, the peony’s operational capability is used in homeopathy. According to its‘ symbolism for perfect beauty, the peony is used in cosmetics to reach and retain an elegant and even skin tone, to minimize aging spots and to reduce redness. With its‘ high ant oxidative character, it is able to reduce the production of free radicals, which is provoked through environmental influences and tobacco.
The white lupine, of the group of the papilionaceous plants, belongs to the family of the leguminous plants and is located in the Western Mediterranean. It reaches a high of 20 – 100 cm and blooms from June to September. Its‘ dried and grounded seed were used in its‘ traditional cultivation areas to add it to the bread flour. Soaked and cooked, they are sold in markets and bars as a delicacy. The cultivating time of the lupine goes back to the ancient Greece. From there, it was spread to neighbouring countries. Its Greek name “termis” is being translated as “passionate”. The extract, which is gained from the white lupine, enhances the quality of the Straum Corneums and strengthens the natural restructuring system of the skin. The trans epidermal water loss is being reduced in a long term and therefore, the barrier function of the skin is being regenerated.
In Chinese and Japanese garden, the camellia is often found as a ornamental shrub and it is a traditional part in tea ceremonies, which symbolizes friendship, elegance and harmony. If it looses its red leafs, like blood drops when the snow falls, the camellia also stands for death and transience. Allegedly, in the 16th century, the first plants were brought to Europe by sailors. Nevertheless, they are being mentioned 1739 in Essex for the first time. Quickly, the camellia has become popular in the European aristocratic houses and was been cultivated in more than 1.100 species. In the 19th Century, the camellia belonged to the aristocratic and upper-class culture and received its first monument through the novel “The Lady of the Camellias” from Alexander Dumas. This writing has become the template for one of the most popular operas “La Traviata”. The oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the camellia, has not only a high viscosity, but also an antiallergic effect. It cares for the skin velvety soft and retain it smooth and supple.