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Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contractions and relaxing muscle tension beneath the skin.
Also known as toothache plant, Jambu and Paracress, Acmella Oleracea is native to Brazil and Peru. It is named for the Brazilian province of Pará and the flower is oftern used there to spice up various dishes. It is also sometimes used in culinary practice as a flavor enhancer.
Traditionally, it was used as an herbal antiseptic to provide numbing relief of toothaches by simply chewing on the leaves, releasing an analgesic alkylamide called Spilanthol. Spilanthol is also responsible for the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant activity of this versatile plant. Nearly every part of this plant provides beneficial bio-activities with properties of the actual flower being the most potent.
Today, Acmella Oleracea is used as an active ingredient in some anti-aging products to reduce and reverse fine lines and wrinkles. Considered a natural muscle relaxant, it works to relieve subcutaneous muscle contractions of the face, which are greatly attributed to “expression lines” on aging skin.
In Bellatorra skin care, it is an active ingredient in our Uplifting Mist. Applied topically, it easily penetrates the skin reducing facial stress and delivering an instant lift. Proven effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, a recent clinical study indicated that 75% of patients reported a smoother, firmer appearance to the skin within the first day of applying Acmella to the skin.
Considered a natural alternative to Botox, it offers a non-invasive approach to an anti-wrinkle beauty regimen.