Mayan Dew is enriched with 6 naturally moisturising, vitamin rich botanical extracts inspired by the land of Mesoamerica. Tepezcohuite, an Ancient Mayan skin secret, is blended with Prickly Pear, Yucca, Agave, Chaparral and Hibiscus and is combined with humectants like Sugar Beet Extract, Vegetable Glycerin and Vegan Hyaluronic Acid. LA BELLE LUNE blends these ingredients with Orange Blossom Water and Vanilla Extract for an extra moisture punch and to add a joyful, sensory experience to your skincare routine.
Mayan Dew is oil and essential oil free and is gentle enough for all skin types, including sensitised/sensitive.
Prickly Pear Extract
Prickly Pear Extract (also known as Nopal Cactus) is derived from the Oputina species of Cacti and is originally native to the deserts of Mexico. Prickly Pears are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Potassium and it also contain Tannins (reduces inflammation/astringent) Betanin (a phytochemical that protects the plant by acting as an antioxidant) and Flavonoids (also antioxidants). This incredible Cactus survives in the most arid of climates and is a genius at being able to hold moisture/water within its cells. We carefully curated Mayan Dew to benefit from the amazing properties of Prickly Pear.
Native to deserts in the Americas, Yucca is also another plant that has adapted to live in harsh environments, using its ability to store water within its cells to survive making it an excellent skin conditioning ingredient. It is rich in Vitamins A, B and C, Minerals (Iron, Copper, Manganese and Phosphorus) Amino Acids (free radical fighters) and Saponins (carbohydrates/sugars in plants that have calming properties and stimulate the natural synthesis of Hyaluronic Acid) These nutrients aid in moisture retention and give a naturally soothing and softening property to Mayan Dew.
Another desert beauty in Mayan Dew is Organic Agave Ferment Filtrate. Native to Mexico Agave was revered by the Aztecs and Maya and has expertly evolved, like Prickly Pear and Yucca, by developing a very unique water storage system and ability to stabilise its cell membranes against environmental stressors. Some of the beneficial nutrients in Agave are Calcium, Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D , K and Saponins (a group of carbohydrates known to stimulate the natural synthesis of Hyaluronic Acid). Agave is also well known for its nectar and it’s this natural sugar content (fructose and glucose) that also gives this plant its hydrating property. Sugars are hygroscopic and can draw moisture close to the skin and when combined with the other extracts in Mayan Dew it creates a wonderful synergistic blend of hydrating botanicals.
Chaparral (also known as Creosote) is found in The Americas, specifically in the deserts of South West America/North Mexico and is another plant that has adapted extremely well to desert life and is able to thrive in harsh, ever changing temperatures. Native Americans have used this plant for its medicinal properties for centuries. Like Agave and Yucca, Chaparral contains Saponins which are classed as a natural carbohydrate/sugar in plants and have been shown to sooth skin and have antioxidant properties. Another constituent of Chaparral is Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (NDGA), an antioxidant compound, which research suggests can reduce inflammation and fight free radical damage to skin.
Beautiful, vibrant Hibiscus is renowned for its nutrient dense composition and has a magical reputation for encouraging healthy looking skin. Its origins are thought to be from the Pacific Islands and Asia. Antioxidants, Vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (a water soluble acid) are three of the most known and prised constituents in Hibiscus. Vitamin C is vital to collagen production in cells, AHA’s encourage a gentle, delicate way of skin renewal and Antioxidants such as Flavanoids help fight free radical damage. Hibiscus makes the perfect restorative extract in Mayan Dew and encourages a smoother, brighter looking complexion.
Use 2-4 drops in the morning when the Sun is shining and the Sky is bright. Massage onto a cleansed (leave slightly damp if you prefer) face and let the Mayan magic begin…
Use alone or layer with other products as you so desire.
Aqua (Purified Water) Glycerin (Organic Vegetable Glycerine) Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Water (Organic Orange Blossom Water) Beta Vulgaris (EcoCertified Sugar Beet Extract) Mimosa Tenuiflora (Organic Tepezcohuite Bark Extract) Vanilla Planifolia (Organic Vanilla Fruit Extract) Opuntia Tuna (Prickly Pear Flower/Stem Extract) Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis (Hibiscus Flower Extract) Yucca Glauca (Yucca Extract) Agave Americana/Saccharomyces (Organic Agave Leaf Ferment Filtrate) Larrea Divaricata (Chaparral Extract) Sodium Hyaluronate (Vegan Hyaluronic Acid) Xanthan Gum (Vegan Xanthan Gum) Citric Acid (PH Adjuster) Leuconostoc Radish Root Ferment Filtrate/Sodium Benzoate/Potassium Sorbate (Preservative System) Superoxide Dismutase/Soybean Peroxidase (Plant Enzymes)