| What is Yerba Maté? Sounds pretty exotic, and you're probably hearing a lot about it lately. But... what is it?
Yerba maté (Ilex Paraguarensi), is a medium-sized evergreen that is indigenous to Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay; however, it is now cultivated in many tropical countries to supply a world demand for its leaves. It has been used as a beverage since the time of the ancient Indians of Brazil and Paraguay. It is becoming even more popular today now that we're getting more health conscious.
In the early 16th century, Juan de Solís, a Spanish explorer of South America’s famed La Plata River, reported that the Guaraní Indians of Paraguay brewed a leaf tea that “produced exhilaration and relief from fatigue.” The Spaniards tried the beverage and liked it. Their subsequent demand for the tea led the Jesuits to develop plantations of the wild species in Paraguay and Yerba maté became known as “Jesuits’ tea” or “Paraguay tea.” Although there are many that claim it has no caffeine. This just isn't so. Yerba Maté leaves contain 50-100 mg of caffeine compared to coffee's 100-250 mg.
Yerba maté has significant antioxidant activity, demonstrated in numerous studies. In addition, its leaf is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and 15 amino acids. I wouldn't doubt that this is the reason that Jenulence has added it to their magnificent "Yerba Maté Nourishing Cream".
I found this cream to be the perfect choice for a nice creamy moisturizer. Those that would enjoy it the most, I feel, will be those with a normal to dry skin type, or those with a mature skin-type that enjoys a nice dewy finish. The all-natural ingredients have been formulated into a lovely consistency, that smells divine. In fact, after using it on several clients, the comment that I received the most while applying it was, "Oooh, that smells good!"
It's so nice to use a product that contains only 100% natural ingredients that are all designed to protect, nourish and soften the skin. Every ingredient in this product is there to do something wonderful. For those that want to keep their skin as youthful as possible, while using truly natural ingredients, Yerba Maté Nourishing Cream will fill the bill.
Resource - Raintree Nutrition, Tropical Plant Database(Database file for Yerba Maté)
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Here's what Jenulence has to say ~
"Yerba maté Nourishing Cream is exotic and loaded with nutrients. It is naturally greenish-yellow in color and has an earthy, herbal sweet smell. Yerba maté Nourishing Cream is a nutritious and delicious addition to your natural daily skincare. It helps to fight signs of premature aging, wrinkles and helps to alleviate different skin conditions, such as extreme dryness and dry patches, red spots and eczema. It is a great cream for dry and mature skin. At the same time Yerba maté cream balances sebum production which is extremely beneficial for combination and normal-to-oily skin types.
Yerba maté is a well-known rainforest's miracle herb. It is teeming with nutrients and as an antioxidant it is superior to green tea. It has 24 vitamins and minerals and 15 amino acids. Kokum Butter prevents drying of the skin and development of wrinkles. Kokum and Mango butters reduce degeneration of skin cells and restore the skins's flexibility. Seabuckthorn Seed and Berry oils are anti-aging skin revitalizers and powerful antioxidants. Essential oils in this formula balance, rejuvenate and detoxify the skin. Use it in the morning and/or evening as a moisturizing and nourishing supplement for your skin.
Organic Yerba matéInfusion (Ilex Paraguarensi), Kokum Butter (Garcinia Indica), Mango Butter, Organic Golden Jojoba Oil, Seabuckthorn Seed Oil, Seabuckthorn Berry Oil, Raw Organic Honey, Beeswax, Therapeutic essential oils of Sandalwood (Santalum album), Rose (Rosa damascene), Rosewood (Aniba roseadora), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens).
2 oz. for $28.00
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