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Botox in a jar?

Have you ever heard of the ingredient “Tepezcohuite”? Thought not! Hailed as the creme de la creme of anti-ageing ingredients (in Mexico and Salma Hayek’s eyes anyway), this is one ingredient you want to get to know. Elle met with the Mexican actress Salma Hayek and spoke all things beauty, where Salma revealed that she’s against botox, fillers, peels etc., but instead relies on a Mexican ingredient called “Tepezcohuite”, to keep her skin looking youthful. There’s no denying the fact that this Mexican beauty has amazing skin at nearly 50 years of age.  Hayek explained, “I use an ingredient called Tepezcohuite that’s used in Mexico for burn victims because it completely regenerates the skin, and there’s no one in the States who is using this ingredient except for us”. So, what exactly is “Tepezcohuite”?   

Tepezcohuite comes from a bark tree found in Southern Mexico. The tree has regenerative properties (it’s able to regenerate itself after forest fires and regenerate the skin of people who have suffered burns or lesions), which can stimulate the regeneration of fresh, new, healthy, youthful-looking skin.

The Red Cross treated patients who were left with severe burns after a horrific gas explosion in Mexico City in 1984, with Tepezcohuite. It’s skin benefits are so immense due to the fact that it’s naturally high in tannins, which boast a number of properties like protecting the skin against infection to providing smoother, tighter skin. It is also, a powerful cellular regenerator that stimulates the production of collagen and improves elasticity of the skin, that collectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and under-eye bags.

Although this ingredient is relatively unknown, it doesn’t diminish our curiosity! For those with the same thinking as us, Tepezcohuite can be found on Amazon and Salma Hayek has included it into her Nuance Skin Care range which can be found here.

via Byrdie

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