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Science Looks at Skin Enhancing Ingredients that Work

Ananda Apothecary introduces: Resilient Skin, a body butter to help replenish and nourish the largest organ of the body.  This new creation can help your skin withstand unfavorable environmental conditions as it protects you from dryness, wrinkles, cracks and infections. Environmental polluters have become significant contributors to pre-mature aging. We often don’t realize that our skin… […]

Ananda Apothecary introduces: Resilient Skin, a body butteto help replenish and nourish the largest organ of the body.  This new creation can help your skin withstand unfavorable environmental conditions as it protects you from dryness, wrinkles, cracks and infections.

Environmental polluters have become significant contributors to pre-mature aging. We often don’t realize that our skin… our largest organ takes the brunt of many challenges in today’s world. Often we don’t notice the impact until we see the fatigue on our faces, or wrinkles that are apparent, seemingly overnight. Managing daily life in today’s world is unlike any time before us. For many it seems life itself is rolling at a faster and faster pace.

Society is experiencing mounting challenges that cause stress and physical fatigue. To combat these ever-increasing effects, we not only need to be bold, and commit to self care and rejuvenation, we need to nurture our skin. It’s the first barrier to all that lies within.

Product Highlight

Here’s a look at the ingredients of Resilient Skin to gain a better understanding of how this new formulation will help you withstand today’s environmental impacts and help maintain your natural beauty, naturally.

Mango Butter

  • Mango Butter offers the skin a beautiful combination of unsaturated and saturated fatty acids and related compounds: decanoic acid, dodecanoic acid, glyceryl tridecanoate, myristic acid, palmitoleic acid and stearic acid. These chemical constituents combine to make Mango Butter a truly excellent emollient. These compounds restore the skin’s impaired lipid barrier and increase its elasticity. The moisturizing effects stimulate the skin’s regeneration as it hydrates. Studies have proven astonishing results even in extremely demanding skin repair [12].
  • Mango Butter is also abundant in aromatic fatty acids and other aromatic substances. These substances contribute to its extraordinary antimicrobial, bacteriostatic and ani-inflammatory actions [12].
  • The butter also displays a high percentage of powerful antioxidants like tocopherols, ascorbic acid, phytosterols and triterpenes which help protect the skin from free radicals, adding to the skin cell’s longevity and preventing wrinkles [1].

Red Raspberry Seed Oil

  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil’s antioxidant ability is impressive due to its plethora of anthocyans, flavonoids and tocopherol [3,45].
  • The majority of its lipid profile is made up from unsaturated linoleic, α-linolenic and oleic fatty acids. These fatty acids strengthen the skin’s protective barrier while boosting its natural restoration process [3,5]. Furthermore, unsaturated fatty acids possess anti-inflammatory and soothing properties which are perfect for any kind of skin irritation.
  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil is also very nourishing and loaded with vitamins A, B and C as well as with macroelements (K, Mg, Ca, Cu, Mn, Zn, Fe) [6]; they ensure proper skin cell development and regeneration.

Jojoba Oil

  • Jojoba Oil is ideal for skin conditions which require intensive repair.  When the skin barriers are damaged, Jojoba’s high content of long-chained wax esthers soothe and restore the skin. The wax esther molecules are bigger than those of triglycerides, giving Jojoba a richer and more nourishing consistency [7,8]. Furthermore, its got proven anti-inflammatory properties [8], which mitigate ongoing inflammation and accelerating wound healing.
  • Jojoba oil has also been shown to enhance the absorption of other topical substances. It is particularly effective when the skin is dry [8].

Lavender CO2 extract

  • Lavender is comprised of two main active chemical compounds: linalool and linalool acetate. Both compounds are anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial [9,10]. The concentration of linalool found in both Lavender CO2 extract and Lavender essential oil is similar in strength. Conversely, linalool acetate is found in much higher concentrations in the CO2 extract. Linalool acetate aids in the rebuilding of the skin and is a strong reason why it was chosen for our Resilient Skin Body Butter.
  • Lavender CO2 is rich in camphor, fenchone, beta- and alpha-pinenes – monoterpenes. These compounds aid in its enormous anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties [1011].
  • The CO2 extract also contains a higher concentration of antioxidants [11].


Resilient Skin is one of Ananda’s latest creations. We looked at all the ingredients we could use to make a wonderful body butter and this is becoming one of our favorites. We believe it can help skin manage today’s environmental stressors by offering some loving nourishment, and support to one’s natural beauty. Some of us enjoy adding a bit of water to it as we rub it onto our face to wear in the daytime. This body butter may be a little thick for some, although we made this consistency with good reason. Think of it as a night cream consistency. Enjoy!



  1. S. D. Mandawgade and Vandana B. Patravale; Formulation and Evaluation of Exotic Fat Based

Cosmeceuticals for Skin Repair

  1. Jagruti Tank, Dattatraya U. Ukale, Vidhyashri Mapare, Bela Dhamangaonkar & Nivedita Cukkemane, Abhishek A. Cukkemane; Metabolic Profiling of Wastes from Raw and Ripe Mango Seeds to Comprehend Its Beneficial Medicinal and Cosmetic Properties for Commercialization
  2. Hui Teng, Lei Chen, Qun Huang, Jinli Wang, Qiyang Lin, Mingxin Liu, Won Young Lee, Hongbo Song; Ultrasonic-Assisted Extraction of Raspberry Seed Oil and Evaluation of Its Physicochemical Properties, Fatty Acid Compositions and Antioxidant Activities
  3. Marek Pieszka, Władysław Migdał, Robert Gąsior, Magdalena Rudzińska, Dorota Bederska-Łojewska, Magdalena Pieszka, Paulina Szczurek; Native Oils from Apple, Blackcurrant, Raspberry and Strawberry Seeds as a Source of Polyenoic Fatty Acids, Tocochromanols, and Phytosterols: A Health Implication
  4. B. Dave Oomah, Stephanie Ladet, David V. Godfrey, Jun Liang, Benoit Girard; Characteristics of raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) seed oil
  5. Bernadetta Bienia, Barbara Sawicka, Barbara Krochmal-Marczak; The health – giving properties of Rubus Idaeus L.
  6. Rogers E. Harry-O’kuru, Girma Biresaw, Sherald Gordon and Jingyuan Xu; Physical Characteristics of Tetrahydroxy and Acylated Derivatives of Jojoba Liquid Wax in Lubricant Applications
  7. Tzu-Kai Lin, Lily Zhong and Juan Luis Santiago; Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils
  8. Teodora Atanasova, Todor Djurkov, Velizar Gochev, Nenko Nenov, Tanya Girova, Pavel Merdzhanov, Albena Stoyanova; Lavender Extract with Tetraflouroethane -Chemical Composition, Antimicrobial Activity and Application in Cosmetics
  9. Mesut Akgun, Nalan A. Akgun, and Salih Dincer; Extraction and Modeling of Lavender Flower Essential Oil Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
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