Holi (mane) is a game-changer. This luxurious collagen and pearl powder combination has transformed my hair, skin, and nails beyond anything I expected. After years of damage from over-coloring, my hair is now long, strong, and silky smooth. But holi (mane) does more than just help remedy my hair and nails. It hydrates the skin too. And I’m not alone in my obsession! My loyal Agent army can’t get enough. So it’s no wonder holi (mane) is our best-selling product. The secret to its success lies in the unparalleled quality of the ingredients and its prowess for hydrating skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I believe hydration is such an overlooked driver of aging. When our skin is dehydrated, it loses its natural moisture and becomes dry, tight, and flaky. As a result, we lose the glow we are always seeking and skin appears dull and rough as it loses its elasticity and plumpness. Over time, dry skin can also lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. So if you want to keep your skin looking youthful and glowing, it’s fundamental to understand and manage hydration.
Dehydrated skin is also more prone to inflammation, irritation, and damage from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV rays, which can increase oxidative stress. And oxidative stress, among many other things, can lead to chronic inflammation (further dehydrating our complexion) and the breakdown of collagen and elastin, causing sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Both are essential proteins that give our skin structure and elasticity. In addition, when the body is dehydrated, it produces more free radicals and can overwhelm our natural antioxidant levels. So, what is one of the key pillars in the fight against aging? Maintaining hydrated skin.
So, how does the collagen and pearl powder in holi (mane) help with hydration? Let me tell you.
First, let’s talk about collagen. Collagen is a protein that naturally occurs in the body and is responsible for giving structure and elasticity to our skin. When collagen levels decrease with age or due to environmental stressors, the skin can become dehydrated and lose suppleness, leading to wrinkles and fine lines.
Collagen helps to hydrate the skin in several ways, and the science is there to complete this claim. Collagen has been shown to:
- Attract water to the skin and helps to retain it, making the skin appear plump and hydrated.
- Stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, a natural moisturizer found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to retain moisture in the skin, too, which is important for maintaining hydration levels and promoting healthy skin.
- Stimulate collagen synthesis, increase the density of collagen in the dermis, and decrease fragmentation of the collagen network.
- Help support and strengthen the skin barrier function. The skin barrier is a protective layer that prevents moisture loss and protects the skin from external factors such as pollution and UV radiation. When the skin barrier is compromised, the skin can become dehydrated and more prone to damage.
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled 2018 study confirmed the power of collagen on skin hydration. The study evaluated the effect of a low-molecular-weight collagen peptide (LMWCP) and found that after 6 and 12 weeks of a daily dosage of 1000 mg, skin hydration values were significantly higher and wrinkles were improved compared to the placebo group. Another study found that taking oral collagen peptides for 8 to 12 weeks substantially improved skin hydration and increased collagen density in the dermis. Plus, it decreased the fragmentation of the collagen network. The study also showed that collagen peptides could induce collagen and glycosaminoglycan production, providing a scientific explanation for the observed clinical effects.
The beautiful second ingredient in holi (mane) is pearl powder, which is also incredible for skin hydration. Trust me; your skin will thank you for giving it a little pearl powder power boost. Bursting with proteins, peptides, and amino acids, this is an aquatic gem known for its ability to enhance skin hydration naturally. But how?
- Conchiolin, a protein that is similar in composition to the keratin found in human skin, hair, and nails, is found in pearl powder and has been shown to help regulate the moisture levels in skin, which can help improve hydration.
- Pearl powder also contains amino acids, which are essential building blocks for healthy skin. Amino acids help to maintain the skin's moisture barrier and support the production of hyaluronic acid, a natural moisturizing ingredient that helps keep skin plump and hydrated.
- Pearl powder also contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. Both are essential components of mollusc shells. These minerals work together to regulate hydration levels in the skin. In addition to these minerals, pearl powder also contains trace elements such as sodium, manganese, selenium, aluminum, and copper that help to boost antioxidant activity in the skin.
To that end, pearl powder is a magical elixir for your skin, especially when it comes to hydration! This amazing ingredient has natural properties that can work wonders in improving your skin's ability to hold onto moisture. And we all know, plump, dewy, and youthful skin is the ultimate goal, right? With pearl powder in your skincare routine, you'll be well on your way to achieving just that!
Just like the collagen in holi (mane), the pearls that I use in our signature formula are unparalleled in quality. Did you know that most pearl powders on the market are actually sourced from freshwater pearls? These pearls are grown in ponds, rivers, and lakes and are cultured quickly, resulting in a lower nutrient density. On the other hand, saltwater pearls are absolutely magical and rare! They are generated by oysters in the sea and only produce 1 to 3 pearls at a time. Since they take longer to grow, the nacre quality is often better, which gives them a luster and reflection that freshwater pearls can't match.
I formulate with the highest quality and price point of saltwater pearls. This is because they contain a variety of natural minerals and nutrients that freshwater pearls don't have. I will *NEVER* cut costs and when I find the best actives and raw ingredients, I know that the quality of the product will show up on and in your skin. Trust me, the best pearls are the most expensive, but they're totally worth it!
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***THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR REGULATED BY THE FDA. WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, THEREFORE ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST***