Bambusa Vulgaris Extract
Highly concentrated with silica, promotes biosynthesis of collagen production, increases elasticity, tightens the skin, reduces sagging, and maintains hydration.
Native to the Himalayas, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) is now also cultivated in the tropics of Asia, in America, and various African territories. Bambusa Vulgaris extract, taken from the stalk and leaves of the plant contains 70% organic silica or silicon dioxide, It has the highest known concentration of this compound than any other source, whether plant or animal.
Although an essential life element, natural production of silica decreases with age and is a critical component in the biosynthesis of collagen production. Silica aids in the function of an enzyme called prolylhydroxylase. This enzyme produces a protein complex found in glycosaminoglycans and is also instrumental in collagen production to increase elasticity, tighten the skin, and reduce sagging.
Bambusa gives a silky, smooth feel to the skin upon application of serums and helps keep the skin maintain hydration.