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ROSE DAMASCENA (The Bulgarian Rose)

With their fascinating fragrance and nearly 280 various components, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, rose petals are a carrier of beauty and inner peace. Because of its rich composition and complex manufacturing process, the oil extracted from them is a true elixir – at least 30 roses devote their lives to a single drop of oil to be obtained.

Bulgaria is the largest producer of rose oil in the world, proudly defending the writing of the “father of history” Herodotus, who stated that “the most beautiful roses grow in the Thracian lands.” The precious fluid stimulates the production of collagen, keeping the skin supple, smooth and young. It removes impurities and excess sebum, while in the same time moisturises and energises the face.

“The queen of flowers” has an enormous impact on free radicals and thanks to this it counteracts the ageing process even more effectively. With its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, it does not tolerate any acne or scars, nor pigment spots and dark circles under the eyes. Return to lexira Collection

ALMOND

The seeds of the almond tree, incorrectly called “nuts”, truly are the fountain of youth and longevity. Abundant in vitamins, minerals and essential acids, they find their rightful place not only on the table, but even more in the cosmetic industry.

The oil extracted from them is very close in composition to the natural fats in human skin, and thus, the one that is most quickly absorbed. Rich in flavonoids and other antioxidants, almonds reduce the oxidative stress, preventing the appearance of wrinkles and pigment spots.

The vegetable oil endows the skin with radiance and softness, providing it with an additional quantity of building blocks and nutrients. Applied on the face, the oil forms a bidirectional protective barrier that keeps the moisture inside the skin, and on the other hand, blocks the penetration of harmful pollutants and UV rays. Return to lexira Collection

ALOE VERA

Called by the Egyptians “the plant of immortality,” Aloe Vera is, indeed, able to extend the life-span of cells. 20 of the 22 amino acids crucial for the formation of skin are concealed in the gel secreted by the green succulent plant. Moreover, Aloe Vera contains lignins, which strengthen cell walls, nourishing vitamins and minerals, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances, hormones that stimulate cell renewal and dozens of other beneficial agents.

The incredible power of this plant was acknowledged already in the Sumerian clay tablets, and today it still plays a major role in thousands of applications in the field of beautification. It has the ability to retain water in its interior, which makes it an excellent moisturiser.

Aloe Vera is successfully used not only for dehydrated skin, but also for treatment of acne, cellulite and inflammations in the oral cavity; deletion of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and pigment spots, and even for combating scalp problems. Return to lexira Collection

ARGAN

The extraction of 1 litre of oil takes nearly 20 hours, but the precious liquid, abundant in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, fully justifies the invested time and manual labour. Argan oil is produced entirely by Moroccan women, but maintains the beauty of women throughout the entire world. It moisturises, soothes and disinfects the skin tissues, while also strengthens and regenerates them.

Contrary to expectations, instead of making the skin oilier, this oil actually absorbs excess sebum. Just a few drops of it are sufficient to smooth the fly aways, to protect the hairs from breakage and split ends and to seal in the colourants after dyeing. Argan oil wraps up the whole body from head to toe in a silky soft embrace. Skin, hair, lips, nails – everything shines bright with the aid of this oil. Return to lexira Collection

ARNICA

Sunny colour, pleasant aroma and irresistible softness fill the fragile flowers of Arnica. How could have anyone guessed how poisonous they actually are? And how useful! After all, “Dosis sola facit venenum” (“The dose alone makes the poison”).

Externally applied or in a homeopathic dilution, Arnica is a remarkable cure for irritated or injured skin. With its antibacterial and sebum regulating properties, the herb makes the scalp an unfavourable environment for the development of dandruff.

Moreover, it boosts hair growth and prevents hair loss. Arnica is a helpful assistant in one of the most important periods of a woman’s life – motherhood. The plant takes  good care of the vulnerable during pregnancy gums, facilitates the delivery and erases formed stretch marks. Return to lexira Collection

AVOCADO

Because avocado trees always grow in pairs, since ancient times they are a symbol of love. By taking a bite of this healthy fruit or applying it, we express our devotion to our skin.

Compared with other fruits, the avocado possesses a surprisingly high amount of proteins – the building blocks of all tissues. Moreover, it is a major source of carotenoids, which suppress the degradation of cells, expelling wrinkles and other unwelcome traces of ageing.

The oil extracted from the plant hydrates the skin in depth, and also reduces redness and inflammations. Ever since the times of the Ancient Egyptians, avocado is being used to improve all types of hair conditions. It endows the hair with delicate radiance and more density, and in addition it also helps prevent hair loss.

Along with caring for the skin and the hair, avocado increases one’s attractiveness and self-esteem in another way, too – by eliminating bad breath. Return to lexira Collection

BEESWAX

Created by thousands of dedicated bees, wax serves as a storehouse of the precious honey. In its quality as a beauty ingredient, it performs no less responsible function, preserving all the moisture needed for the vitality of the skin. Furthermore, beeswax is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent, which has the power to mitigate and prevent skin irritations.

Due to its vitamin A content, this natural product is a powerful addition to any anti-ageing care. With its assistance, fine lines and age spots disappear unnoticeable. Beeswax is an effective and completely safe alternative to the widely used in the cosmetics industry mineral oil.

The creation of the small flying insects finds application not only in products for face and body, but also in those aimed at nourishing or styling the hair, beard or moustache. Return to lexira Collection

CALENDULA

The plant with flowers resembling the rising sun brings beauty not only to gardens, but to skin and hair as well. Its oil is a wonderful moisturiser, which also stimulates the blood circulation. Even after the very first use it alleviates discomfort caused by dry, irritated or chapped skin, and not long after, it fully restores all of the skin’s glow and softness.

Thanks to its amazing ability to recover damaged tissues, the “little clock”, as its name could be translated from Latin, turns back time and slows down ageing. This herb is extremely powerful, yet gentle, even on sensitive baby skin. It is a little-known fact that marigold’s petals are edible, which makes it a completely safe and effective lip balm.

A few drops of calendula oil can do wonders with your hair too, as the plant is a natural dye, a conditioner and also a reliable remedy for dandruff. Return to lexira Collection

COCONUT

Coconut oil provides a complete skin care: cleansing, moisturising, regeneration and, of course, excellent first aid in infections, injuries or insect bites. It is a superb natural sunscreen for people with darker complexion, and a universal after-sun lotion.

In connection with its name including the word “coco”, which could be translated as “laughing face”, the cCoconut is an excellent tool for maintaining a perfect smile. It freshens up the breath and strengthens the gums, meanwhile whitening and re-mineralising the teeth.

Although not a nut in the true sense of the word, the coconut is a useful source of proteins, which promote the replacement of damaged or dead cells with new, healthy ones. Applied on hair, the stone fruit’s oil facilitates combing and styling, nourishes in depth and gives irresistible shine and softness. Return to lexira Collection

GINGER

With its intense aroma and peppery flavour, ginger is a preferred ingredient in the Asian cuisine and an indispensable component of the most ancient healing system in the world – Ayurveda. This “horned” root contains more than 40 different antioxidants, which makes it a unique cosmetic ingredient with a powerful anti-ageing effect.

Being also a strong antiseptic, Ginger is among the most effective natural remedies for dandruff and acne. The plant is famous with its ability to ignite the inner fire, which besides maintaining the vitality and the passion, has the capacity to sculpt the figure, burning excess fat.

The warmth of the ginger melts even the stubborn cellulite, and by improving blood circulation in the scalp it stimulates hair growth. In addition to all these beauty benefits, the exotic plant energises and nourishes the skin of the face, removing like a magic wand even the smallest imperfections. Return to lexira Collection

GINSENG

“The treasure of the East” is not only an excellent tonic for the mind, but for the skin, as well. It speeds up the cell metabolism, and thus facilitates the excretion of waste products that would otherwise lead to inflammations, meanwhile hydrating the cells.

This peculiar root possesses the capacity to stimulate collagen synthesis, through which it visibly smooths and tightens the face. Not only wrinkles, but bags under the eyes diminish with the help of even a small dose of the healing plant.

Ginseng is applied successfully to remove pigment spots and relieve discomfort after prolonged sun baths. Moreover, it gives hope to the millions of men in danger of baldness, affirming its quality as a powerful stimulant for hair growth. Return to lexira Collection

GREEN TEA

This green gift of nature is a source of health, vitality and irresistible charm. Cup of hot tea speeds up the metabolism, burning excess fat and toxins, while applied externally it disinfects and cleans the pores.

This ancient bush possesses one of the strongest antioxidants known to science. Thanks to them, it has the capacity to prevent the destruction of collagen and elastin that keep the skin firm and smooth.

The evergreen leaves inhibit the propagation of bacteria in the oral cavity, greatly reducing the risk of caries, periodontitis and bad breath. Dandruff, puffiness and dark circles under the eyes also remain powerless before the might of this aromatic plant. And the successful combination of vitamins that it contains, bestow shine on the hair and fresh youthful glow on the face. Return to lexira Collection

LEMON

The fiery yellow fruit is renowned for its high content of vitamin C – a powerful “preservative” for the youthfulness of the skin. Besides preventing wrinkles, lemon has the ability to eliminate bacteria and impurities from the face. Open pores and excessive oiliness also become history soon after the first use of the citrus. Its aromatic juice removes pigment spots, as well as the charming freckles, which are often a burden for their owners.

The whitening effect of lemon makes it a preferred ingredient in toothpastes aimed at combating non-aesthetics colouring of the enamel. Fortunately, hair is not left aside by the lemon neither. The useful plant balances the PH levels in the scalp, protecting it from the appearance of dandruff and adds a light accent to the hair colour. Return to lexira Collection

MICROALGAE

It is almost unbelievable how beneficial this unicellular species are for humans. Having mastered the power of the water element, Microalgae are a superfood for the whole body, including its outer shell.

Abounding in enzymes, amino acids, minerals and dozens of other substances that have helped them survive for millions of years, they truly provide everything the skin needs. A dose of Microalgae guarantees enough moisture, oxygen and building blocks, protection from the destructive effects of the environment and assistance in restoring damaged tissue. In a short period the cosmetic use of this remarkable species is crowned with astounding results – soft and fresh skin, bright complexion and no signs of ageing or inflammation. Return to lexira Collection

NASTURTIUM

The colourful flowers of the nasturtium catch the eye immediately, while its smell makes the nose twist. That is why in Latin its name means “twisted nose”.

From time immemorial, this plant is being used in hair care. It enhances blood flow to the follicles, thereby nourishing and stimulating them. Nasturtium successfully fights excessive oiliness of the scalp and prevents the appearance of dandruff.

It is an antibiotic created by nature that attacks harmful microorganisms, protecting the skin from acne. Rich in vitamin C, the delicate petals of nasturtium counteract the oxidative stress and promote collagen production. The carotenoids, which give the plant its deep colour, add fresh golden gleams to the complexion, meanwhile being an assistant in the fight against free radicals. Return to lexira Collection

OAT

Many useful substances are gathered together inside the oat grains – from vitamins and lipids to saponins and unique antioxidants. The plant is renowned for its anti-inflammatory effect, which makes it able to cope with various problems, such as acne and eczema.

Being completely natural, it is an exceptionally gentle cosmetic ingredient, suitable for even the most sensitive people. Added to shampoos and soaps, oats forms fluffy foam that removes all impurities. This grain effectively moisturises and softens dry skin meanwhile balancing high pH levels, which often cause additional discomfort.

Oats are highly nutritious, as well. They contain essential minerals, such as magnesium, zinc and iron, proven to be beneficial for the skin and the hair. Return to lexira Collection

OLIVE

From ancient times olive oil was highly esteemed and often served as a medium of exchange. Roman women prepared delicious dishes with it, but also used it to protect their skin from the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy.

Today the oil, extracted from the fruit of this evergreen tree, is still used for the very same purpose, and also to relieve irritated baby skin. The delicacy of this oil allows it to be used even around the eyes – to remove makeup or smooth out wrinkles. Even the rough areas like elbows, heels and cuticles can be easily softened with a few drops of olive “juice.”

The oil from the “tree of peace” contains polyphenols and phytosterols – powerful antioxidants that eliminate oxidative stress accumulated in tissues. The little black fruit has many other benefits for the good look, which even the gentlemen could benefit from- the application of olive oil on the face before shaving, for example, reduces the risk of cuts and rashes. Return to lexira Collection

ROSEMARY

The plant with beautiful romantic name – “dew of the sea”, brings outstanding benefits to the beauty of those who rely on it. The rosemary oil stimulates blood circulation, through which it supplies the skin with oxygen and nutrients, keeping it vibrant and youthful.

Being an antiseptic, it destroys harmful microorganisms that cause acne, scalp conditions and inflammations in the oral cavity. Excess sebum, enlarged pores and broken capillaries also disappear with the aid of this precious oil. A few drops added to hair conditioner help prevent a hair loss and premature greying. With its pleasant flavour refreshing the mind, rosemary deodorises the body too, making it even more desirable in moments of tenderness. Return to lexira Collection

SESAME

An ancient legend tells that while creating the world the Gods drank sesame wine. Behind the legend, however, there is some truth, because archaeological evidences show that sesame was cultivated more than 10 000 years ago.

An enormous potential is hidden in the tiny seeds of the plant that take full care of the health of the body and the beauty of its outer shell. Sesame oil absorbs quickly and carried by the bloodstream delivers valuable phytonutrients to the skin and the hair. The oil is suitable for all ages – with its antibacterial properties, it suppresses the occurrence of inflammations and thanks to its potent antioxidants, some of which are truly unique, it slows down the first signs of ageing.

Having the ability to withstand prolonged droughts, this plant keeps the skin always perfectly hydrated and protects it from cracking. Sesame oil disinfects the scalp, eliminating the main causes of dandruff, meanwhile strengthening the hair and maintaining its intense colour. Along with all this it is one of the best natural remedies for gum tightening and teeth whitening. Return to lexira Collection

SHEA

The oil extracted from the nuts of the Karite tree possesses excellent culinary value, but above all it is a super food for the skin. The legendary rulers of Egypt Cleopatra and Nefertiti entrusted their beauty to Shea butter, which protected their faces from the harsh desert wind and sun.The kernel of this long-living tree is abundant in antioxidants in the form of vitamins, acids and catechins, which bestow with long life the human skin, as well.

Shea butter absorbs very quickly without clogging the pores. It moisturises and gives a velvety softness, smoothing out wrinkles and stretch marks. Moreover, the oil of the sacred plant has deeply soothing and anti-inflammatory effect, which relieves discomfort caused by rashes and excessively dry skin. Return to lexira Collection

 

JOJOBA

The oil obtained from the desert shrub greatly resembles human sebum and can really delude the body, moisturising dry skin or absorbing excess fat. Its consistence is rather similar to a liquid wax.

This synoecious plant can be helpful for ladies and gentlemen alike. It protects the skin from wind, sun and pollutants, and thanks to its high content of iodine (80%) it destroys harmful bacteria that cause dandruff and inflammation.

Taken internally, jojoba oil sculptures the body by suppressing the appetite, while used externally it erases all scars spoiling its beauty. Certainly, the benefits of this long-living bush do not end here. Its oil is a wonderful lip balm, aftershave, hair conditioner, make-up remover and even an anti-wrinkle serum. Return to lexira Collection

XYLITOL

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, which could be obtained from various fruits, vegetables and even fungi, most often from birch. Well known as an alternative to refined sugar in many dietetic desserts, Xylitol brings several “sweet” benefits for the body when used as a cosmetic ingredient, as well.

Its unique structure makes it a “poisonous” food for bacteria living in the oral cavity, thus, reducing their propagation. Without the harmful microorganisms, complaints such as caries, plaque accumulation, gingivitis and bad breath quickly subside.

On the other hand, Xylitol is devastating for the causes of atopic dermatitis, which numbs the skin in uncomfortable redness, itching and dryness.

This sugar alcohol is also a very promising agent in the field of anti-ageing cosmetics, thanks to its ability to support the synthesis of the main protein in connective tissues. Return to lexira Collection

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