Enriched with fair trade Shea butter, Colloidal oats, Marshmallow root and Kavana's signature Phyto-5 blend of five plant oils, this velvety rich hand cream may feel moisturizing, nourishing, protective and smooth on rough, dry and irritated hands sans greasy after feel.
Certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils of lavender, juniper, cypress and eucalyptus create a calming, uplifting scent. Kavana's Phyto-5 Hand Heroine Deeply Hydrating Hand Cream is formulated for hands in dry, winter weather.
1. Rosehip (Rosa canina) seed oil is rich in both polyphenols and anthocyanins, which may help reduce inflammation. (source) It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known for an anti-inflammatory effect that may help ease muscle and join pain. (source)
2.Plantain (Plantago major), in particular, plantain leaves, contain several anti-inflammatory compounds, including flavonoids, terpenoids, glycosides, and tannins, antioxidant, analgesic, immune-modulatory, anti-ulceration, and weak antibiotic activities, which may decrease several markers of inflammation.(source)
3.Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), was once commonly called "Knitbone" because of its amazing ability to heal broken bones and “knit” them back together again. The botanical name, 'Symphytum', means “to unite.” It been used as a traditional medicinal plant for the treatment of painful muscle and joints complaints for centuries. (source) It's analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, along with it's ability to stimulate granulation and tissue regeneration, are thanks to a cell proliferant compound called 'allantoin', which is found in the leaves and roots. (source) Rosmarinic acid and glycopeptides found in the roots have also been shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity, making comfrey an essential ingredient in this muscle balm. (source)
4. Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea). Derived from the Greek word for hedgehog 'echinos' because it's prickly scales and cone shaped seed head resemble a hedgehog, echinacea's anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties have been appreciated since ancient times. (source) Thanks to a multitude of acids (Chicoric, caffeic, chlorogenic and caftaric) and it's high anti-oxidant content and polyphenolic compounds, echinacea has been show to exhibit properties that may support joint health in the face of free radical-induced stressors.(source)
5.Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Anti-inflammatory and analgesi effects of calendula may be related to the content of flavonoids and tri-terpene derivatives found in it's flowers.(source) Extracts of this beautiful orange-yellow flower are often indicated as a classic, gentle muscle relief, for those frequently performing strenuous exercise.
It also includes:
- Colloidal Oats high in anti oxidants, it may also exhibit anti-inflammatory properties.
- Marshmallow root has been known to exhibit irritation soothing properties (source).
- Allantoin smoothes, softens and heals broken skin.(source)
- Fair Trade Shea Butter (Botyrospermum parkii): Possesses vitamins and potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties (source), and may help alleviate dry skin and help promote collagen and elastin production.
- Aloe Vera Juice exhibits hydration properties, keeps the formula light, not sticky.
SKIN TYPE: All skin types.
GLUTEN-FREE* | NON-TOXIC | CRUELTY-FREE | VEGAN | NON-NANO | GMO FREE
*Colloidal oats do contain avenin, which can be contra-indicated to those with a GLUTEN intolerance.
Handmade in Toronto, Canada with non-toxic, premium ingredients. Ditch the plastic tubes and choose Kavana's elegant, easily cleaned and reusable or recyclable frosted glass jars.
Volume: 30gr/ 1oz. This hand cream is packaged in airtight, leak-proof, refillable, clear, frosted glass jar. A recyclable, brushed aluminum, matte silver cap and plastic, BPA-free liner, help preserve the freshness of our product.
How to Use
HOW TO USE: Smooth onto hands as desired. Gently massage into clean skin with a focus on the nails and cuticles and the back of the hands and palms till fully absorbed, for increased microcirculation.
Colloidal oatmeal: A simple, miracle ingredient that helps protect and soothe dry, itchy skin, colloidal oatmeal has been used to heal and soften skin for centuries. (source) Colloidal oatmeal has long been known to be beneficial in atopic dermatitis. It has been recognized as acting, in part, through normalizing skin pH to its usual acidic range (source). Studies show that thanks to avenanthramides, a group of plant chemicals found in oat kernels, inflammation causing proteins in the body called 'cytokines', are reduced helping to inhibit an inflammatory response. (source) A high anti-oxidant profile may also helps combat oxidative stress. (source)
This unsung hero of the grain world is bursting with vital nutrients such as manganese, phosphorus, copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fiber, chromium, and zinc. (source)
Shea butter (Botyrospermum parkii): This healing, miracle butter/oil, has been used since time immemorial to support skin health. A profile rich in five principal fatty acids (palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and arachidic acids) anti-oxidant, phenolic compounds and vitamins A , D, E and F, allantoin, make Shea butter a genuine superfood for the skin. (source)
An excellent moisturizer for dry, itchy skin, it may be useful to alleviate dryness, cracked skin on hands, heels, around cuticles and in rough patches on skin, caused by acne, rashes, bites, burns, scars, stings and/or stretch marks. (source) It is a powerful support of aging gracefully, promoting the production of collagen in the skin, thus restoring elasticity and helping prevent premature facial lines and wrinkles, by promoting cell renewal. (source)
Allantoin: Allantoin is widely considered to be a versatile, safe, and effective skin care ingredient with many different benefits that may include smoothing, softening, and healing of skin, promoting the shedding of outer layers of the epidermis, cellular replication and healthy tissue growth. (source) Most famously derived from comfrey's root mucilage, this emollient , which is also endogenous to the human body, can also be chemically synthesized. (source)
Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis): Ensuring your softest skin ever, marshmallow root protects and conditions, while helping maintain levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin. Marshmallow root has a long history in food and folk medicine that dates back to ancient Greek and Egyptian times, even mentioned in Homer's Illiad, written 2800 years ago.
This anti-irritant, “slippery” herb's roots and stem, secretes mucilage, which helps provide relief from itching, redness and chafing, coating and softening skin, while lowering swelling due to it's emollient properties. Tolerable for even allergenic and hypersensitive skin, this cooling, plant-derived, glycerin-like hydrator, has low-concentrations of ceramide precursors, which can help moisturize and give a plumped look to the delicate skin of the hands.
Phyto-5 complexe is a blend of extracts from five plants (calendula, comfrey, echinacea purpurea, plantain, rosehip seed oil macerated in rice bran oil) known to exhibit healing properties and that have been used for millennia to help with skin healing and protection. Wildcrafted in Ontario, Canada*, these plants benefit the skin most by acting in concert, which may help reduce trans-epidermal water loss, boost collagen, potentially calm inflammation and deeply nourish the skin.
*except rosehip seed oil from Chile.
Aqua, Mentha pepperita hydrosol, Vegetable Glycerin, Botyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Emulsimulse (veg. wax: glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcoohol, sodium stearoyl lactylate), Cetyl alcohol, Rice Bran (oryza sativa) seed oil, Calendula officinalis, Symphytum officinale (comfrey), Plantago major (plantain), Althaea officinalis (marshmallow root), Echinacea purpurea, Avena sativa, cyclopentasiloxane (1%), allantoin, Geogard ECT (natural preservative: benzyl alcohol, salicylic acid, glycerin & sorbic acid), certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oil blend.
WHAT IT'S FORMULATED WITHOUT: The 'Mean 15', Petroleum and petroleum by-products, lanolin, talc,palm oil, coconut oil, palm oil, synthetic colourants, synthetic fragrance, parabens, pthalates, propylene glycol, triclosan, 100% aluminum-free, sulfates SLS and SLES, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban.
WHAT IT'S NOT PACKAGED IN: Another plastic tube! Almost 100% plastic packaging free! Help us green as we grow and recycle and re-use this elegant glass jar.