The white clay keeps the skin clean and has a fat-absorbing effect. In this way it supports the natural mat effect, without causing a feeling of dryness.
The cockspur thorn grows in the forests of South East Asia, and also in northern Australia and East Africa. It is a member of the Moraceae family and is classified as a type of rose.
It has a great many uses. For example, its fruits and leaves can be eaten raw. Its roots are processed in Chinese medicine, while in Indonesia the plant’s versatility has long been used for special batik techniques. The flavonoids obtained from its leaves are proven to reduce the activity of sebaceous glands and keep the skin looking silky-mat for hours on end. The active ingredient inhibits the key enzyme, which activates the IGF receptor (a hormone) in our skin and disproportionately activates sebum production.
The problem of skin that quickly becomes shiny is consequently resolved in exactly the places where it occurs. At the same time the skin appears clearer and more even. Inflammations and the associated spots are balanced out and the skin flora, our skin’s own ecosystem, is stabilised again. In this way the skin’s moisture level is noticeably improved.