So spring is just round the corner. Hopefully the days of rugging up to go out and lighting fires are behind us and we can spend more time enjoying the great Aussie outdoors. But is your skin ready? If you’re anything like us, your arms and legs could be dry and flakey from being covered up all winter. All those warming log fires have taken their toll, not to mention the dehydrating effect of air conditioning. Is it time to treat your skin before venturing out into the spring sun? Well, CameLife has the answer; our Nourishing Body Mousse. Hand made from natural Australian ingredients, it’s the perfect tonic for dry winter skin that's been covered over the cold winter months.
Our Body Mousse contains just six ingredients. Yes, that's right, there are no big scientific words, just natural Australian ingredients. And only six of them!
Well, firstly, Body Mousse packs the Magic of Camel Milk. Not just any camel milk; raw, unpasteurised milk from Camel Milk NSW in Musswellbrook. Raw milk is the key here; the vital protective proteins and antibodies have not been denatured by heating in the pasteurisation process. The Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids are all there to help to condition your skin and the lactic acid acts as a humectant, drawing, moisture into your skin.
Avocado oil is the perfect complement to Camel Milk and we use only first press organic Queensland Avocado Oil. Packed with Vitamin E, potassium, lecithin and other nutrients, avocado oils nourish and moisturise your skin. The outermost layer of skin, known as the epidermis, easily absorbs these nutrients, which also help to form new skin. The antioxidants and vitamins in avocado oil will help to heal the dry, irritated, and flaky skin
Beeswax is used to thicken the Mousse and give it body. But beeswax is also a great skincare ingredient; it's an emollient, forming a natural protective barrier around your skin, protecting it from environmental nasties and locking in essential moisture. Beeswax is also a humectant, attracting moisture and allowing your skin to absorb essential water molecules. It’s also a great source of Vitamin A, vital retinoids to stimulate your fibroblasts to make the collagen scaffolding that supports firm, health skin. Our beeswax is sourced from mountain hives in New England; it’s as near to organic as you will find.
Cocoa butter is another antioxidant powerhouse, complementing the Vitamin C in camel milk to help fight off free-radical damage to your skin. It's also an anti-inflammatory and many women claim that the regular use of cocoa butter kept stretch marks at bay both during and after pregnancy. Those claims are obviously anecdotal, but you will find a ton of anti-stretch mark cocoa butter products to choose from. Cocoa butter is also high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply, making it a wonderful addition to body moisturisers. It contains oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids, all of which nourish your skin.
The natural preservative in CameLife’s Nourishing Body Mousse is made from cabbage. Packed with essential skincare minerals and Vitamins C and E, cabbage is a great skincare ingredient on its own. When fermented, its enzymes can preserve camel milk for over a year. This secret preservative allows us to use raw camel milk in the Mousse.
And finally, orange peel oil. More Vitamin C of course, but we really only use it to give the cream a gentle citrus note. We make the oil ourselves, by scraping the pith from fresh orange peel and squeezing it through rollers. Just a few millilitres is all that is needed for twenty kilos of Mousse.
CameLife's Nourishing Body Mousse can be used as an all over moisturiser or as a treatment cream. Apply it after a bath or shower whilst your skin is still wet and it will glide on, moisturising and nourishing as it goes. Massage it into cracked heels and elbows and watch the dry, cracked skin slough away leaving soft new skin. Use Body Mousse on sun damaged skin, especially on your décolletage if it is showing signs of photo-ageing. It's fantastic on sunburn, so, if you get caught out by the intensity of spring sun, trust your Mousse.
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