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Hydration for days: Why desert-born is amazing


The desert is such a powerful and beautiful place. The plants that grow and thrive in this sometimes extreme environment remind us that we, as women, are free to thrive anywhere and everywhere.  These glorious (and wise) desert plants know they need every drop of nourishment that falls from the sky and they have learned over the ages how to concentrate precious vitamins and minerals and guard them beneath their protective outer layer. These precious wild botanicals transfer this ability to thrive in intense conditions directly to you – to nourish your skin, seal in hydration and protect your precious outer coat.

Nurtured by sunlight and rain, our desert herbs and are neither crossbred, chemically fertilized or even irrigated. They remain free of the harsh chemicals so prevalent in plant life today. Reach for your favorite Good Medicine formulas to keep your skin hydrated and dewy all day long.


WILD DESERT SAGE:

The foliage of sagebrush is rich incredibly rich in Vitamin C. So rich in Vitamin C in fact, that except for rose hips, there is no greater source found anywhere in North America’s deserts. Sage’s natural antiseptic and disinfectant properties combine with the antioxidant power of Vitamin C to reduce harmful ions and free radical formation.

What it does:

We wildcraft these beautiful little leaves to nourish, reduce inflammatory breakouts, brighten and protect the skin.


CHAPARRAL (Creosote Bush or Larrea):

Chaparral contains high levels of Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (NDGA), a very powerful antioxidant. These potent properties work to eliminate acid-forming microbes that cling to the surface tissues, thus preserving the skin’s natural barrier.

What it does:

This powerful herb protects your skin from environmental aggressors (wind, sun, pollution) and keeps it bright, strong and soft.


JUNIPER BERRIES:

The berries of the Utah Juniper are best known for their natural antiseptic (elimination of micro-organisms), aromatic, diaphoretic, diuretic (increases cellular fluid exchange) and rubefacient (increased blood circulation) qualities. The combination of these amazing qualities removes unwanted waste and fluids from the underlying tissues when applied topically, reducing puffiness and smoothing lines and wrinkles.

What it does:

These radiant little berries work to reduce puffiness, brighten, clear, purify and smooth the skin.