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Eggshell Membrane delivers collagen, elastin, desmosine and isodesmosine (amino acids responsible for elastin’s elastic properties), and glycosaminoglycans (including glucosamine and chondroitin) deep within the skin. This 100% natural ingredient is clinically-proven to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate and moisture-balance the skin, improve skin tone and resilience, as well as texture and feel, and protect skin from free radicals and oxidative damage and stress associated with aging. We use BiovaDerm® hydrolyzed eggshell membrane, which is manufactured in Iowa, USA. BiovaDerm is a registered trademark of Biova LLC.
Similar to hyaluronic acid, Snow Mushroom Extract (also called Silver Ear Mushroom) is an adaptogen that pulls moisture to the skin. But because the snow mushroom extract particles are smaller than hyaluronic acid, it penetrates the skin more easily. It also contains polysaccharides, which are anti-inflammatory and help to prevent water loss. Snow mushroom extract deeply hydrates, improves elasticity, and calms redness.
Instead of choosing less expensive and easier-to-use synthetic preservative systems, we took the road less traveled. We use natural proprietary preservative systems to preserve our products. This is a foundational requirement for any product we will ever bring to market.
Deeply absorbed and delivering nutrients to the deep layers of the skin, Avocado Oil softens skin, reduces the prevalence of age spots, promotes the healing of sun-damaged skin, triggers the production of collagen and protects skin against wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging. Avocado oil has an exceptional capability for retaining water in skin and hydrates deeper than even coconut oil.
Jojoba Seed Oil acts as a natural skin conditioner, so it is readily accepted and tolerated by the skin, locking in moisture and creating a barrier. Jojoba seed oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to soothe and protect irritated skin.
With bright blooms native to the Mediterranean, Calendula has been used for generations to heal wounds and treat inflammation. Calendula is potent with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties, making it a perfect fit for natural skin care to soothe, heal and repair skin.
An alternative to traditionally-used vegetable esters, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Ethyl Ester contains over 50% linoleic acid (from the omega-6 family). And because linoleic acid is naturally present in our skin, applying Milk Thistle to the skin reinforces the skin’s innate ability to protect itself against physical and chemical stressors, dryness and moisture loss.
Milk Thistle ethyl ester also contributes to the luxe, soft touch and feel of Story’s bestselling Serum.
Pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil contains antioxidants and essential fatty acids that strengthen cell walls and prevent water loss. Skin readily and easily absorbs Rose Hip Seed Oil, directing its antioxidants deep into the skin. Rose Hip Seed Oil contains high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A (retinol), and vitamin E, which promote cell regeneration, skin cell turnover, collagen production, protect again sun damage, and reduce inflammation. Bonus, Rose Hip Seed Oil also contains lycopene and beta carotene, to help with age spots and hyperpigmentation!
Baobab Seed Oil is made from the dried fruit seeds of the Adansonia Digitata tree (often called the "Tree of Life") and has been used on skin since ancient times. High in Vitamins A, C, D, and E, all three omega fatty acids, flavonoids, phytosterols and amino acids, Baobab Seed Oil provides amazing moisturization and nutrition for the skin. Baobab Seed Oil is easily absorbed, and improves elasticity, promotes cell regeneration, and helps to boost collagen production. Because of its high nutrition content and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Baobab Seed Oil is a wonderful treatment for eczema, psoriasis and acne, as well as dry, aging and dull skin.