Clean Beauty Superstars!

At Madrigal Creatives, our focus on clean beauty.  This means that in addition to leaving toxic ingredients completely out, we ensure our products are celebrated for the nourishing, functional, nutrient-rich ingredients they do include.  We call these our Superstar ingredients.  It isn’t enough to eliminate the bad stuff, it’s critical that the good ingredients are also formulated at the utmost levels of quality and at ideal potencies.  It’s these Superstar healthful ingredients that contribute to our holistic wellbeing and support our overall quest of Living More™. 

Some of Madrigal Creatives Superstar ingredients include:

Full-Spectrum CBD

CBD (also known as cannabidiol) oil is the non-psychotropic component of marijuana that has become well-known for relieving aches and pains when applied topically.  However, more recently the benefits to skin have been revealed due to the numerous studies that CBD functions as an anti-inflammatory and therefore has the ability to reduce redness and diminish breakouts.  In addition, recent research also indicates that CBD has the ability to decrease excessive sebum (oil) production and CBD has known antioxidant properties which contribute to the research indicating CBD oil can help lessen the visible signs of aging skin.  Another significant benefit of CBD oil is that it has been found to soothe sensitive skin, and studies indicate that it may even be able to help inhibit certain triggers of disorders like psoriasis and improve eczema-prone skin.  Through its power packed antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatory properties our superhero, CBD, counteracts free-radical damage and helps with common complaints of aches, wrinkles, skin dullness, and ruddy skin tone.

It is also important to know that CBD oil is not the same thing as hemp oil. The two are often marketed interchangeably, but CBD oil is extracted from the hemp flower and richly concentrated in cannabidiol, whereas hemp oil is derived from hemp seeds and only contains trace amounts of cannabidiol, and although beneficial in its own right, hemp oil is not CBD.

Magnesium

Magnesium is involved in more than 600 reactions in our bodies and it is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis.  Unfortunately, over 50% of the population is estimated to have insufficient levels of magnesium.  Many common wellness complaints are associated with having low magnesium, since magnesium is linked to so many reactions within our bodies, low magnesium intake is linked to chronic inflammation, which is one of the drivers of aging, obesity and chronic disease.  Topically applied magnesium is especially beneficial as magnesium is easily absorbed by the skin without common associated stomach issues.  

Essential Oils

There are more than 90 types of essential oils, each with its own unique smell and potential health benefits.  Essential oils are either inhaled or diluted and combined with a carrier oil and then rubbed on the skin.  The components in essential oils can interact with your body in a number of ways.  When applied to your skin, some plant chemicals are absorbed and inhaling the aromas from essential oils can stimulate areas of your limbic system, which is a part of your brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviors, sense of smell and long-term memory.  The limbic system also plays a role in controlling some unconscious physiological functions, such as breathing, heart rate and blood pressure, exerting a physical effect on your body.

Some of our superhero essential oils and their common uses include:

  • Chamomile: Used for improving mood and relaxation.
  • Clary Sage: Used to calm the mind and reduce feelings of anxiety, antibacterial properties.
  • Eucalyptus: Used as an analgesic agent that helped to relieve pain, and valued for its ability to reduce inflammation and improve respiratory conditions.
  • Lavender: Used for stress relief.
  • Orange: Used for reducing the occurrence of muscle spasms, protecting the immune system, and detoxifying the body.
  • Peppermint: Used to boost energy.
  • Rosemary: Used for pain relief and mood boost.
  • Tea Tree: Used to fight infections and boost immunity.