Activated Charcoal, Calendula, Black Pepper, Orange & Bergamot
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A most unusual soap packed with tons of goodness! This soap has tons of calendula, a bit of activated charcoal Bergamot Essential Oil and the star: Black Pepper! Black Pepper is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. It is a great source of magnesium, vitamin K, and iron. It also contains the essential oil piperine, which, when used in aromatherapy, helps ease aching muscles, digestive issues, and even inflammatory arthritis. The antioxidants in black pepper fight free radicals that cause signs of aging and harm your skin in more than one way. Black pepper fights the signs of premature aging – including wrinkles, fine lines, and even dark spots. Calendula has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes, calendula oil [an ingredient in this soap] is believed to be a mildly effective treatment for a variety of superficial skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Calendula oil has been shown to reduce inflammation and hasten the wound healing process. The flavonoids contained in Calendula are believed to have antiseptic properties that inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Calendula is found in many cosmetic skin care products because it's widely perceived to be a powerful skin regeneration and anti-aging ingredient. Calendula is rich in antioxidants, and vitamin A. Activated charcoal attracts tiny particles of bacteria, chemicals and dirt to the surface of the skin. After that you just have to rinse and flush them out. Bergamot has antibacterial and astringent properties, which means it can be used to unclog pores and balance sebum levels. It also works as an anti-inflammatory [bye-bye pimples!] Bergamot can be even be effective to spot treat blemishes, acne, and painful cysts and pimples due to its analgesic qualities. And there you have it--four amazing ingredients in this very humble soap!