Herbal Extracts

At Zero Xeno we love to use pure herbal extracts for their regenerating and nourishing properties. Our natural extractions include herbal infused oils, food grade alcohol tincture extracts and fermented products. The most common herbals used in our products are organic calendula, organic rooibos, organic green and organic black tea. As well we produce our own organic chamomile oil, rose water hydrosol and tincture of wild crafted arnica.
 
We ferment organic rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) to create an extract which nourishes your skin with natural antioxidants that promote wrinkle reduction through topical application of herbal flavonoids naturally found in rooibos tea. Studies reveal rooibos polyphenols are anticancerous and contain photoprotective effects against the damaging UVB rays of the sun. Rooibos is also know to suppress various different types of cancer
 
Peer reviewed papers show that natural flavonoids in chamomile essential oil penetrate into deeper skin layers and inhibit the release of prostaglandins resulting in a reduction of inflammation. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is a medicinal plant with therapeutic and cosmetic values which have been established through many years of scientific research. We prepare our chamomile oil with two simple ingredients; organic cold pressed unrefined jojoba oil and organic chamomile essential oil. Jojoba oil is antioxidant rich and literatures suggest that jojoba has anti-inflammatory effects which can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
 
Our in-house made organic calendula extract (Calendula officinalis) potentially infuses up to 19 different carotenoids into our various organic skincare products. The natural extraction magic of alcohol is utilized to make our extract. By simply soaking petals of organic calendula flowers for several weeks in food grade alcohol we're able to produce a superior infusion. As confirmed by various different scholarly articles, plant based carotenoids are natural antioxidants with wound rehabilitation activity and UV protective powers.
 
Rose hyrdrosol is an aromatic water we create ourselves from rose essential oil (Rosa gallica), distilled water and our organic calendula extract. Rose water is known for its skin anti-inflammatory activity due to its natural phenolic compounds.
 
Arnica (Arnica montana) is known for its natural anti-inflammatory and wound healing qualities, which is why we utilize this amazing flower extract in some of our products. To ensure the active agents (sesquiterepene lactones) of arnica are preserved, we produce our wild crafted arnica infusion with the same care and attention as our calendula extract.
 
We ferment our Kombucha using *green,*black and *rooibos teas (*organic) for their high antioxidant and health promoting properties which can be realized when applied topically. Researchers highly recommend the adoption of green and black tea in skincare formulations because of their anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic value. A 2017 peer reviewed study reveals that extracts from Kombucha assist in regeneration of aging skin and recommend its use to improve age related skin conditions. Green and black tea (Camelia sinesis) are also well known for their wound mending actions.
 
2016 study discovered components naturally contained in Kombucha have anti-fungal properties against Malassezia fungi. Malassezia species are known to cause seborrheic dermatitis, a chronic and recurrent fungal skin infection. Malassezia is resistant to common anti-fungal medication so natural sources like Kombucha have been the focus of studies to help reduce this resistance. Scientists now recommend using Kombucha as a complementary medicine for the treatment of topical skin infections, caused by the Malassezia fungi.
 
Kombucha tea is also believed to have potential antimicrobial properties. A second 2016 peer reviewed study show that "Kombucha can be used as a potent antibacterial agent against entero-pathogenic bacterial infections, which mainly is attributed to its polyphenolic content." This ground breaking study discovered extracts taken from Kombucha were effective against various Gram-negative bacteria including Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholerae, Shigella flexneri and Salmonella typhimurium.

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