Monday, December 9, 2013

Body Wrap Ingredient III: Guarana Seed Extract

Paullinia cupana or Guarana is one of the active ingredients of the body wrap. It is famous in the northern Brazil and Venezuela as caffeine substitute. Aside from being a drink, it has been famous for herbal medicines because it can stimulate the central nervous system to suppress appetite. It also helps in enhancing the athletic performance and reducing physical and mental fatigue.

Guarana can be taken as a whole plant but it shouldn't be taken regularly and in high dosage. It contains a high amount of caffeine. It is also diuretic which means that too much consumption can lead to dehydration that is not good for the skin. It has been used as a component in many skin care products. It can provide many skin benefits, hence, it was infused in the body wrap.

Benefits of Guarana Seed Extract

  • Cellulite Reduction
Gurana seed extract targets cellulite (unwanted dimples on your skin) through its theophylline and caffeine. It functions as a vascoconstrictor that will reduce puffiness and create a smoothing effect. It will increase blood flow and the lipolytic effect that blocks enzymes while decreasing triglycerides breakage. It can reduce puffiness in the eye area through constricting the blood vessels in that part.

  • Anti-aging properties
This plant contains a high level of antioxidants that will help in rejuvenating and reversing the effects of aging and other external hazards. When the skin is exposed to oxygen, it experiences degradation. Naturally, the skin will grow outwards, peel off and die. Oxidative stress fastens the process, hence, there is premature skin aging. But with antioxidants, the process if reversed because your skin is moisturize and the natural glow is restored. The antioxidants will replenish the skin tissues that will eliminate a dry, cracked and spongy looking skin.

  • Antibacterial and anti-fungal compounds
Your skin has pores and when it is not clean regularly, bacteria can grow from there. It will lead to acne and other skin problems. Guarana contains antibacterial and anti-fungal compounds that will clean up the appearance of your skin through reducing acne and inhibit the growth of bacteria. A guarana-based beauty product provide antimicrobial compounds that will eliminate bacteria from the skin. If you are living in a place with hot and humid climate, bacteria can easily propagate. Using guarana can alleviate the tissue breakage because of its antibacterial compounds.

  • Moisturizing Properties
During cold and dry climates, your skin gets dry and began to crack. The moisturizing effect of Guarana can provide moisture to your skin to avoid an unsightly skin appearance.

The ultimate body applicator also known as the body wrap is rich with active and natural ingredients that tighten, tone and firm a sagging and slackening skin. The same with the bladderwrack, Guarana seed extract and other ingredients are infused in the wrap to ensure that the skin will get the nutrition from these active agents.

The body wrap is not a magic solution. It is simply a product of nature. Thanks to Dr. Don VerHulst for this breakthrough innovation. 


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