Frankincense is a natural ingredient which ancient Egyptians began to use for anti-aging skincare. And even though thousands of years passed, it is still very popular among people who are chasing for skin health. Do you know the reasons why people love frankincense? Are you interested and curious about what is frankincense? This article will introduce the historical stories and true benefits of frankincense that you cannot miss out.
The Natural Anti-Aging Wonder: Frankincense
What is Frankincense?
Frankincense comes from the resins of Boswellia trees. The resin is originally as a form of white milky sap, while after exposed to air, the sap will gradually get hardened and turn into small red-brown transparent lumps. The frankincense essential oils are actually distilled from those lumpy resins, and currently mainly produced in Somalia, Yemen, Oman and other Middle East countries.
The History of Frankincense
The uses of frankincense can be traced back to 3500 years ago. The priests in ancient Egypt used frankincense to worship gods and cure diseases. The ancient Egyptians also used it as a raw material of facial masks. Legend has it that frankincense was fascinated by Cleopatra, the most beautiful Queen of ancient Egypt, to keep her youth forever.
The Bible also recorded that the three Magi visited Jesus after his birth with three valuable treasure as presents: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Nowadays, many modern Arabian countries still burn frankincense as a gift to God during weddings, births of newborns, and religious rituals.
Frankincense also has many magical effects. According to the “Compendium of Materia Medica”, an ancient Chinese herbology volume written in the 16th century, frankincense and its scent can enter the heart to improve blood circulation and cure pain. As you discover, it plays an important role in many aspects: religion, skincare, fragrance and medical treatment.
The Benefits of the King of Essential Oils
Frankincense essential oil is called "the king of essential oils", since it has impressive benefits for human health, skincare, and mental relaxation.
First of all, it can rejuvenate and repair your aging skin. It has the ability to fight the signs of aging, for example, smooth fine lines, reduce wrinkles, enhance firming, and improve hydration. It’s one of the best natural power to diminish your skin age.
Moreover, thanks to it smooth, pleasant, and woody aroma, it is commonly used in religious and spiritual rituals to alleviate tension and relax your mind and body in peace.
Inna Organic Frankincense Collection
We currently carry five different frankincense skincare products, including toner, face & eye cream, lotion, face oil, and facial mask. They are infused with organic frankincense essential oil and consist of other natural ingredients without chemical and toxin concerns. Beyond that, they are all verified by Environmental Working Group (EWG), which is a promise of Inna Organic to ensure your health safety and effective results. Here is the recommended usage guide for your everyday anti-aging regimen. Please try and keep your youthful look as you desire!
Step 1: Awaken Your Skin
This alcohol-free and fragrance-free toner has the ability to enhance your skin absorbency, helping nutrient to penetrate easier and deeper into your skin.
Step 2: Intensive Treatment (Twice A Week)
The sheet mask with concentrated serum is the most effective way to nourish your skin in just 10-15 minutes. The sheet can prevent evaporation of water and make your skin absorb the active ingredients quickly and efficiently. It is the favorite skincare treatment among Asian women, and now it is getting popular in U.S. because of its easiness and convenience of use.
Step 3: Moisturize and Complete!
Choose either lotion or cream (lotion for oily skin, cream for dry skin) to mix with face oil depending on the weather and your skin condition. Then, apply it on your face to feel the instant hydration and smooth texture.