Complex skin care program Master Herb designed with respect to special needs of blemished skin
The Master Herb line was developed specifically for blemished skin on the basis of herb extracts. Active substances of the products address the direct cause of inflammatory processes – bacteria.
Apart from that, they treat the consequences by smoothing acne scars and renewing the skin.
Products of this line are designed for everyday care for problematic skin as well as local application on inflamed spots which may appear on healthy skin.
Active substances provide moisture, nourishment and strong anti-bacterial protection.
The complex program will ensure overall care, prevention and treatment of local imperfections.
Day after day your smooth and matte skin will please you more and more. Oily gloss will be visibly reduced, inflamed spots will disappear, colour of your face will improve.
Scars and acne residues will be less visible and the micro-texture of your face will improve.
Say goodbye to imperfections. Hydrated, dewy and firm skin. Have you not dreamt of it?
Be sure you won’t be the only one to notice – so will your admirers.
While European cosmetics are based on advances in the chemical industry, Chinese cosmetic products also incorporate the experience of healers and specialists in herbal treatments.
The formulas of the products in the Master Herb line include natural ingredients whose efficacy is confirmed by the centuries-old practice of traditional Chinese medicine.
The Master Herb cosmetic line includes extracts from 12 herbs and plants: Salvia miltiorrhiza, Aloe barbadensis, Lonicera caprifolium, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Camellia sinensis, Mentha piperita, Chrysanthemum parthenium, jojoba, Echinacea purpurea root, Hamamelis virginiana, Algae, Bambusa arundinacea leaf. They form a complex system for caring for problem and oily skin.
Oily skin is in fact a type of problem skin, confounding those who have it. Problems include unsightly shine, dilated pores and blackheads with acne.
Even specialists assertion that oily skin ages more slowly than dry skin is of little comfort. Oily skin is a result of the excessive activity of sebum-producing oil glands (glands that generate skin oil).
Oil glands are located nearly everywhere in the human skin — only the palms of the hands and soles of the feet are devoid of them. The number of oil glands reaches 800 per 1 cm2 in the regions of their maximum density (scalp, forehead, chin, back).
Under normal conditions, sebum serves as a lubricant for the skin and is essential to skin protection, as it prevents possible dehydration. But excess sebum results in the clogging of pores, development of inflammation, sloughing and skin irritation.
The cells of oil glands are driven to “suicide”: having accumulated skin oil, sebocytes are destroyed like a Samurai committing harakiri. Sebum is the result of sebocyte degradation.
Caring for oily skin is aimed at the regulation of oil gland activity. Many people take care of oily skin generously yet incorrectly, thereby only aggravating the problem. For example, it is widely believed that oily skin should be cleansed until it’s “squeaky clean,” but this results in damage to the epidermal barrier, which consists of much more delicate lipids than sebum. When the protective epidermal barrier is damaged, irritating and comedogenic substances penetrate the skin; as time passes, this may lead to increased oiliness and the development of blackheads.
The opposite situation can also occur: people who are aware of the need to cleanse oily skin carefully sometimes choose products that are oversaturated with fats and oils and poorly remove sebum.
Acne - Herbs solution!
The Master Herb line has been developed taking into account the needs of oily skin.
The active ingredient in Master Herb products is Salvia miltiorrhiza flower/leaf/ root extract. The term Salvia derives from the Latin verb salvia, meaning “to save.”
Ancient Egyptians believed in its ability to save from death and prolong youth. Salvia miltiorrhiza flower/leaf/root extract:
- is a source of phytoestrogens, vegetable substances whose chemical structure is similar to human estrogen, and which are capable of locally simulating their effect on the skin; phytoestrogens not only slow down aging processes but also inhibit the excessive production of the sebum, thereby preventing the development of blackheads and acne;
- is a source of linoleic acid, which is essential for oily skin: its deficiency always accompanies both juvenile and mature acne;
The pathological activation of oil gland function involves not just the quantitative but also the qualitative transformation of sebum. Decreased linoleic acid concentration changes pH level to alkaline values and creates preconditions for the development of microbial or fungal infections and also blackheads. As a result, oily shine, acne and seborrhea become the skin’s “calling card.”
- is a source of vitamin PP — a bonus for the face: PP (nicotinic acid) is among the enzymes involved in cell respiration: the skin would suffocate without this vitamin!
- nicotinic acid lowers the level of triglycerides and fatty acids, which are sebum components;
- nicotinic acid soothes irritated skin, promotes the elimination of erythema and sloughing
Nicotinic acid deficiency results in a severe type of dermatitis: pellagra (from the Italian “pelle agra” — “rough skin”). The name “vitamin PP” is decoded as “pellagra preventing factor,” i.e. the factor that prevents pellagra, and is not related to tobacco nicotine at all!
Acne Cleansing Facial Gel
The main error all people with oily skin make involves their constant use of overlyaggressive products. Oil glands only intensify their activity in response to this, and the
problem becomes aggravated.
Cleansing Facial Gel in the Master Herb line has been developed especially for the daily
cleansing of oily skin. It removes dirt and excessive sebum gently and effectively. The gel is enriched with jojoba extract.
• Penetrating deeply into the skin’s pores, it removes excessive sebum without drying
• Normalizes oil gland activity, soothes the skin and removes erythema.
• Restores pH level.
Suitable for oily skin at any age.
Anti-Acne Facial Lotion
Lotion is used after the first stage of skin cleansing, i.e. washing with gel. It helps remove everything unnecessary from the skin, penetrating deep into the pores and thoroughly cleansing them. In contrast to toning products, lotion has disinfecting properties because it has been especially developed for the fight against acne.
Active lotion ingredients are the vegetable extracts of Salvia miltiorrhiza, Aloe
barbadensis and Lonicera caprifolium.
• Refreshes, tones the skin.
• Removes the excessive sebum secreted by oil glands, restores pH level.
• Vegetable extracts soothe the skin, promote the removal of edema and erythema.