Spotlight on Ingredients: Totarol

Spotlight on Ingredients: Totarol

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Spotlight on Ingredients: Totarol

One of the best things about Velettá being New Zealand based is that we have access to some of the best ingredients that Mother Nature has to offer us. Down here in New Zealand, we have natural formulas and ingredients that are native to our beautiful country that can nourish, protect, and heal your skin. Today, we're going to talk about Totarol, a natural property that can be found in the native New Zealand bush. We believe in being upfront and honest with our clients about every ingredient that goes into our skincare so that you can feel confident that what you're putting on your face is the best there is. Let's dive into discussing Totarol – what it is, why we include it, and how it can make a difference to your skin’s health.

What is Totarol?

So, what is Totarol, then? In New Zealand, we have many different native trees that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the world. One of these is the Totara Tree, and it’s one of New Zealand’s oldest trees. It has many different healing components, including microbial properties. It is also resistant to decay. Totarol is an antioxidant that is seven times more potent than vitamin E, and we source it from the heartwood of our native New Zealand trees. Totara trees have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, so we're keeping the tradition alive by including only the best in our native, natural skincare range. 

The manufacturers of this amazing ingredient extract Totaral from Totara trees in a sustainable way. 

What Are the Benefits of Totarol?

So, why do we use Totarol in our skincare products, and how can it benefit your skin?

  • Helps Eradicate Free Radicals

Free radicals are your skin's worst enemy. They can inflict lasting damage onto the very DNA of your cells, which is going to lead to premature aging in your skin. They come from the atmosphere and include things like sun exposure, radiation, and air pollution. They are deadly when put into contact with your skin and cause unnecessary stress to your body and your skin cells.

This is where antioxidants come in. They serve to reverse the stress that your body is under so that you can ultimately restore balance to your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Fights Acne

Are you someone who has always dealt with a bit of acne? Then you need to try our skincare range that includes Totarol. Because Totarol has natural antimicrobial properties, it is proven to be effective at helping with infections of the skin that involve bacteria, including acne. This means that not only can it help with your skin’s aging process, but it can also help to fight acne. According to the manufacturers 'by disrupting the bacteria cell, Bioactive Totarol™ creates an environment that starves bacteria of any environment for it to survive in, while not harming any of the other useful microorganisms, a natural mycobacterium".Anti-Inflammatory and Great for Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you might struggle to find a great skincare range to keep things calm and avoid irritating it. Totarol is a natural anti-inflammatory, which means that it can be both soothing and healing for skin that flares up from time to time. 

With the beauty industry full of harsh ingredients that can adversely affect sensitive skin, Totarol is a welcome relief, and it’s becoming increasingly popular as the demand for natural skincare for sensitive skin increases. We love how gentle Totarol is on our skin, which means that it’s completely safe and good for your skin.

  • Hydrating and Nourishing

Totarol is naturally nourishing and hydrating because it is even more powerful than vitamin E. This means that is has a similar effect, only stronger. 

  • Protects Your Skin

Your skin needs a barrier to combat the external environment, especially if you live in New Zealand, where we have no ozone layer. The skin consists of three layers – the hypodermis, the dermis, and the epidermis. When we talk about the skin barrier, we are referring to the layer on the outside, which works to protect the other layers from anything that could damage them.

Of course, your skin barriers need to be healthy in order to do its job properly. The best way to keep your skin barrier functioning at its best is to use ingredients like Totarol that can strengthen it, naturally.

Natural, New Zealand Skincare

As you can see, here at Velettá, we care a lot about Mother Nature and all she has to offer us. We know that taking a natural approach to your skincare is always better than putting harsh chemicals on your face, and we are committed to continuing this tradition. This is why we include natural ingredients like Totarol in our skincare range so that you can reap the rewards and take care of your skin while you're at it. For a youthful glow that is going to last the rest of the week, try our Youthful Glow Intensive Hydrating Treatment, which of course, includes the ingredient of the hour, Totarol.

When your skin is sensitive and prone to breaking out, you need to take care of it. The best way to do this is to use natural skin care products that don't include any harsh ingredients or chemicals. Try our 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan range today, and discover why it's always better to go natural over artificial.

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