Baobab products are based on natural sources with unique properties and present a revolutionary treatment and home care system.
The pulp of the Baobab fruit is rich in Citric acid, Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C = six times that in oranges!) and Tartaric acid, combined with Q10, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin A (Retinol), Vitamin E and Chitosan.
Baobab is won from the fruit pulp of the baobab tree. This extract reinforces intercellular exchange and prevents the formation of free radicals. It works like a gentle exfoliating agent on the outer layer of the epidermis, the horny layer. Here is where dead skin cells accumulate, forming a shield on the surface of the skin. This layer becomes much thicker in older skin, especially after long exposures to environmental pollutants. Moisturizing ingredients can no longer reach the lower skin layers. Mature skin cells also have a shorter life span and hornify quickly; as a result, the skin appears dull, dry and wrinkled.
The outermost layer of the epidermis plays a decisive role as our natural protective shield. An adhesive-like substance holds the dead skin cells to the surface. Baobab dissolves these bonds. Dead skin flakes are removed, reducing not only thickness of the horny layer, but also reducing the wrinkle depth.
But the magical effects of Baobab go even deeper! The tiny molecules of the baobab fruit can penetrate through the epidermis and stimulate the cells of the connective tissue to produce more collagen and elastin. This gives the skin a chance to bind the moisture it needs.
The combination with Chitosan, a fascinating substance from the shells of crustaceans and other shellfish, produces an additional valuable anti-aging effect. Chitosan improves the moisture retention significantly by forming an invisible, protective film.
Adansonia Digitata. The Baobab Tree
This remarkable plant, also called the Cream of Tartar Tree, is very characteristic of central and southern Africa. Relatively stunted in growth, this tree develops a massive, unevenly formed trunk with a circumference of over 50ft. Baobab trees can often be found near farms, in use as storage rooms and dwellings. The soft bark is gray to grayish-yellow. The foliage consists of large leaves divided into about 5-7 sections, all growing from a long thin stem. Each blade tapers to a sharp point and can grow up to six inches in length. Large hanging white flowers appear in early summer, which later develop into large, gourd-like fruits (monkey bread) with extremely hard shells. The seeds are located in the powdery white pulp of the fruit.