For more than two decades, Dr Pedro Catala PhD, has studied the benefits of plants and natural cosmetics. With degrees and PhDs in botany, pharmacy and natural cosmetology, Dr Pedro Catala discovered that there is one category of ingredients in particular – very rarely used despite their incredible efficacy – that work visible wonders for the skin:
Unsaponifiable Plant Oils.
Unsaponifiables are the most precious part of the natural plant oil – they’re the layer where all the active ingredients lie, making them among the most incredibly efficacious and high performance natural ingredients available to us. The name comes from the fact that they can not be converted into soap when they are blended with strong alkaline molecules, unlike other parts of the plant-based oil. They are, due to their extremely lengthy and complicated extraction process, very costly – which is why they are so rarely used in commercial skincare.
BENEFITS OF UNSAPONIFIABLE OILS
• Improve skin’s barrier function by increasing the synthesis of key lipids
• Soothe and repair a compromised barrier function – making them ideal for sensitised, damaged and sensitive skin
• Highly pure, bioavailable and easily absorbed for optimal efficacy
With this hand-blended formula Dr Pedro Catala wanted to reclaim and celebrate these powerful ingredients, in a lightweight non-oily oil formula – for maximum effectiveness and visible results in just 7 days.
TWELVE Intelligent Frontier Facial Oil acts as a new ‘cement’ for the skin cells, which in turn restructures the epidermis, lending strength and renewed resilience, which also allows skin to remain better moisturised and retain water more effectively. All compromised skin conditions, including those with acne and rosacea, benefit immensely from improve barrier function, making the Intelligent Frontier Facial Oil a truly universal problem-solver
• Pollen: Rich in amino acids, enzymes, sugars, magnesium, zinc and vitamins, and acts a skin revitaliser
• Glycine (Soybean) Oil Unsaponifiables, from a wholly sustainable source: potent unsaponifiables: which act as a soothing skin conditioner
• Olive Oil Unsaponifiables: Contains verbascoside which is a potent radical scavenger – ideal for counteracting oxidation and preventing premature ageing
• Whaeatgerm Oil Unsaponifiables: restructures the skin by protecting some key proteins in the upper layers of the skin which then increases production of molecules essential for the formation of the skin’s own Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF).
• Sunflower Seed Oil Unsaponifiables: is the ultimate moisturising agent due to its lipid-replenishing ability, which deeply soothes the skin. It also stimulates the synthesis of epidermal key lipids.
INGREDIENTS: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS SEED OIL*, SQUALANE, POLLEN EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES*, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL*, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER*, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, AMORPHOPHALLUS KONJAC ROOT POWDER, TOCOPHEROL*, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, MENTHA SPICATA LEAF OIL*, CITRUS SINENSIS PEEL OIL , SALVIA SCLAREA LEAF OIL*, CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL*, CORIANDRUM SATIVUM SEED OIL*, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS LEAF OIL*, ELETARIA CARDAMOMUM FRUIT OIL*, GERANIOL*, NEROL*, ANIBA ROSAEDORA STEM OIL*, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA BARK OIL*, CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL*, LINALOL*
CONTENT: 30 ml.