Adaptogens are special plants from natural medicine and Ayurveda to support and restore the natural balance.
CUhealthy stands for the development of cosmetic products for the body that use this special ability of adaptogens on the skin.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera extract)
Ashwagandha literally means "giving strength to a horse". It is also an adaptogen from classical Ayurveda, traditionally used as an aphrodisiac and as a natural tonic. The complex we use is combined with amino acid rich coconut water.
Guggul (Commiphora Mukul CO2 extract)
Guggul is rich in phytosterols and has a high antioxidant and thus cell-protecting effect, which is why it is also known as the plant-based coenzyme Q10. It is recommended for tired and stressed skin conditions.
In folk medicine, Rhodiola rosea has been used to increase physical endurance, productivity, longevity, resistance to altitude sickness, and general immunity. The plant has even been officially approved as a medicinal product since 1969 and is listed in the Russian Pharmacopoeia as an adaptogen, nerve tonic and antidepressant. As a cosmetically active phyto-active ingredient, it produces relaxation and wellness effects on the skin.
Cherimoya Fruit (Annona Cherimoya)
This cosmetic ingredient is derived from the shells of the South American Annona cherimoya, known as cherimoya fruit, and works as an adaptogen in two ways: it promotes a homeostatic balance, which is key to healthy skin - and it's a natural active Active substance with the functions important for the skin: well-being.
Bambusextract (Bambusa vulgaris)
The symbolic power of bamboo in Chinese tradition is above all: the evergreen leaves stand for constant and unchanging things. Bamboo moves flexibly and freely in the wind - so it adapts to the ever-changing world without resistance. Bamboo is symbolic of strength, flexibility, toughness and endurance. Bamboo extract has a tonic and regenerative effect on the skin.
Tamanu oil is a vegetable oil from the tamanu fruit. The tree is also called the sacred tree of the Polynesians. Tamanol is ideal for moisturizing and revitalizing dry skin. It is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-6 and omega-3), in particular calophyllic acid, which is found exclusively in Tamanu and is responsible for the oil's regenerating properties, and Iactone, known for its antibiotic properties.
Argan oil is cold-pressed oil from the seeds of the argan tree (Argania Spinosa). Area of origin is southwestern Morocco. Argan has been cultivated there for oil production for centuries. The golden-yellow oil is characterized by a balanced combination of oleic, palmitic and linoleic acid and is ideal for the care of dry and demanding skin.
Algae oil is obtained from the brown algae Laminaria hyperborea. It has moisturizing, firming and skin-protecting properties. This algae is also known as "bladderwrack" or brown algae. Through a polysaccharide-amino acid complex, this alga promotes the suppleness and smoothness of the skin, has a slightly firming effect and the complexion is improved overall. Bladderwrack extracts improve the elasticity of the skin, have a soothing and nourishing effect.