Following our recent Young Living Beauty School event, I received questions about the research behind our A∙R∙T® orchid line, which includes two wonderful products: A∙R∙T Beauty Masque and A∙R∙T Renewal Serum.
The benefits of both of these products, and specifically the use of the orchid flower, are based on thousands of years of Chinese herbal medicine. It is believed that orchids have the ability to absorb and retain moisture and adapt well to many extreme environments. The longevity of the flowers is the key benefit that is utilized for skin care.
Orchid extracts are used for their intense moisturizing effect and for their ability to help delay senescence—or natural aging—by supporting the strength of the skin’s main proteins.
Another valuable ingredient found in our A∙R∙T orchid line is Japanese knotweed—a polygonum that has been traditionally used for its wound healing properties and for its ability to support healthy skin and provide protection against the effects of free radicals. The Japanese use this plant in order to prepare a tea called Itadori, a word that means well-being. This and many other properties that may help generate youthful-feeling and -looking skin are found in the A∙R∙T orchid line.
The effect of essential oils in both orchid products is very beneficial. Both blends—Stress Away™ in the Beauty Masque and Sensation™ in the Renewal Serum—provide calming and soothing not only to the skin but also to the psyche and our emotions.
Use A∙R∙T Renewal Serum after cleansing your face morning and night. Be sure to follow up with your favorite Young Living moisturizer. Incorporate the Beauty Masque a couple of times a week to help promote a younger, healthier-looking you.
Here’s to your health,
Luba Vozarova, PhD—YL Sr. Portfolio Manager Personal Care