Hyaluronic Acid Serum

A hyaluronic acid serum is one of the best serums for daily use no matter your age or skin type – it’s a must for everyone! Zatoru Essentials enhanced the entire hyaluronic acid experience by launching a 100% pure, vegan hyaluronic acid serum that competes with even the high-end brands. Let’s decode the serum together.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) often referred as hyaluronan or sodium hyaluronate is a non-sulfated glycosaminoglycan (polysaccharide) that is composed of repeating polymeric disaccharides of D-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine. Here are some of HA’s natural properties: supports hydration, moisturization, protection, and provides a framework for blood vessel formation. It is the main component of the skin’s extracellular matrix and plays a major role in the way your skin looks. Aging causes a progressive reduction of the size of HA molecules, so your epidermis loses the principle molecules responsible for binding and retaining water molecules which results in your skin losing much-needed moisture (1).

When you choose your HA serum, you should consider the molecular weight of hyaluronic acid.  Low molecular weight HA has been shown to cause an inflammatory response. High molecular weight has been shown to have the opposite effect. We use high quality, high purity HA, that provides high clarity and the most benefits for the skin. (2).

HA serum is a great way to start your daily routine. It moisturizes your skin (it can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water) without leaving any oily residue; it rejuvenates and plumps your face. Once your skin is plump and moisturized, your wrinkles and fine lines will start filling up, giving you a smoother look. One of the best ways to use hyaluronic acid is on a soaking wet face followed by the application of your face cream; this will help your skin retain the extra moisture.

Zatoru’s hyaluronic acid contains Sea Kelp Bioferment, this gel is an updated and upgraded version of ingredients found in some of the world’s most expensive products. According to Dr.Sivak, sea kelp bioferment is obtained from sea kelp and supplies a complete nutrient medium that moisturizes skin and scalp. The substrate for fermentation is kelp, a sea macroalga; the procedure makes the cell content of the alga readily available to the skin. It is rich in:

  • Fucoidan (antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-aging; also promotes the neutralization of free radicals caused by UV)
  • Carrageenan (contains vitamin A, K, and E, and has anti-aging properties)
  • Fucoxanthin (pigment from brown algae that may protect skin from the formation of free radicals that leads to premature aging)
  • Porphyridium (anti-inflammatory and antioxidant)
  • Astaxanthin (powerful antioxidant)
  • Minerals (iodine, copper, molybdate, and more) (3)

Overall, sea kelp boosts hyaluronic acid’s properties. As a serum, it is extra hydrating and suitable even for acne-prone and oily skin. The addition of sea kelp upgrades the classic hyaluronic acid serum due to its ability to neutralize free radicals caused by exposure to UV during the day, making it the perfect serum to apply in the morning to boost your UV protection and fight the photo-aging scourge.

Zatoru Essentials is keeping it real: beauty is a right and not an overpriced dream.

  1. Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging
  2. Efficacy of cream-based novel formulations of hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights in anti-wrinkle treatment
  3. Dr. Hannah Sivak

Bliss Healing Lotion Bar

The Bliss Healing Lotion Bar is all you need to heal and nurture yourself. Zatoru Essentials has chosen the best natural and organic ingredients and combined them in this handmade lotion bar that soothes, softens, and heals skin. The Bliss Healing Lotion Bar is made of organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, organic lavender essential oil, and beeswax, which are some of the best ingredients for hydrating your skin.

Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the shea tree. It has an ivory color and is solid and rich in oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, linolenic acid, and arachidonic acid. It is a great emollient and moisturizer used for severe skin conditions such as eczema. It has anti-aging properties as it boosts collagen and elastin production and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Shea butter is often used as a moisturizer for the body, the scalp and hair and helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It is very safe to use for any skin type as it is not likely to cause allergies (1)

Coconut oil is a beloved ingredient in the making of skincare and body care products. It is extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts and contains many free fatty acids including lauric acid (49%), myristic acid (18%), palmitic acid (8%), caprylic acid (8%), capric acid (7%), oleic acid (6%), linoleic acid (2%), and stearic acid (2%). Coconut oil used as a moisturizer and effectively decreases the severity of certain skin conditions. It also promotes wound healing as it boosts collagen production and epithelization. Furthermore, studies have shown that coconut oil can protect the skin from UV radiation, however, it cannot be applied as sunscreen. A component of coconut oil, monolaurin (derived from lauric acid), has an antimicrobial and antifungal profile and is effective against several bacteria including Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus epidermidis (2).

Lavender essential oil is derived from the lavender plant. Most people use it for relaxation and good sleep, but it can also be used to treat various skin conditions. It is often used in acne treatments as it is non-comedogenic; its antimicrobial properties kill the bacteria that cause acne. Lavender oil also has a potential use in treating eczema and dry skin as it kills Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that may cause eczema. Furthermore, it promotes wound healing and general tissue growth as it stimulates collagen production (3). Lavender oil adds its amazing and relaxing scent to the Bliss Healing Lotion Bar while also boosting its healing properties.

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by the bees of the genus Apis. It has lubricating and softening properties and it is often used in cosmetics as a base. The sterols and flavonoids present in beeswax protect the skin against pathogenic microorganisms; they form a barrier that protects the skin from damaging external conditions. Beeswax also contains β-carotene, a great source of vitamin A that is known for anti-aging properties. Beeswax is used as a treatment for several skin problems such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and wounds in general (4).

The Bliss Healing Lotion Bar is the go-to bar for most skin concerns. It can heal even the most cracked and provide relief in other problem areas. The natural and organic consistency makes the Bliss Healing Lotion Bar perfect for the family. Also, its convenient packaging allows you to take it with you wherever you go.

  1. Malachi Oluwaseyi Israel. Effects of Topical and Dietary Use of Shea Butter on Animals. American Journal of Life Sciences.   Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 303-307. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20140205.18
  2. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils
  3. Wound healing potential of lavender oil by acceleration of granulation and wound contraction through induction of TGF-β in a rat model
  4. Bee Products in Dermatology and Skin Care