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Lupine Seed Extract - What is it and why should I care?
Ingredients Powered by Plants
At Urthy Scents, we value connection – connection with the people and world around us, connection with our senses, and even connection with the products we put on our bodies. In the daily hustle and bustle, we tend to rush through our self-care routines without giving a second thought to the products we choose. But it’s worth taking the time to pause and cultivate a deeper connection to what we’re putting on our skin day after day. After all, our skin is our bodies’ largest organ – so it’s important to treat it with care and respect.
A craving for knowledge and connection to the products we use is why we want to shine a light on the natural, high-quality ingredients we use in our body care formulas. We’re proud of what’s not on our ingredients list – all of our home and body products are free of phthalates, parabens, artificial colors, and other known hormone disruptors. But we’re just as excited to celebrate what is in our products – luxurious, naturally-derived plant ingredients that work in harmony with your body.
We invite you to connect to the real ingredients we use in our product lines, including White Lupin Seed Extract – found in Urthy Scents’ KWENCH Body Oils. It’s just one of Earth’s incredible botanical gifts that your skin will love. If you’re a fan of anti-aging (who isn’t?), read on: white lupin seed extract – aka nature’s collagen maker – is one ingredient you need to hear about.
Lupin Seed Extract: Nature’s Collagen Maker
If you’re familiar with the world of natural anti-aging, then chances are you’ve heard of collagen. It’s the protein in our bodies that is responsible for building our skin, muscles, bones, and connective tissue. It’s the most abundant protein in humans, making up about 30% of our bodies’ protein supply.
As we age, our bodies begin to make less collagen. In fact, after the age of twenty our bodies produce about 1% less collagen per year than the year before. That’s one of the reasons why our muscles and bones become weaker, and our skin becomes thinner and begins to lose its elasticity. Because of this, collagen supplements have become popular in recent years as a way to get ahead of the signs of aging that come from collagen loss, including sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Collagen supplements are incredibly popular and can be useful, but did you know there’s a natural, topical way to actually help prevent the breakdown of collagen in your body, while supporting your body’s natural collagen production? It’s called Lupin Seed Extract, and it’s one of the star ingredients in Urthy Scents’ KWENCH Body Oils.
What It Is
The lupin seed extract used in Urthy Scent’s KWENCH Body Oil comes from the coatings of sweet white lupin seeds. The white lupin plant is a flowering “spiky” plant prized for its ability to nourish the soil it’s rooted in. Urthy Scents uses lupin seed extract sourced from France, but the plant is widely distributed in the Mediterranean area and also thrives in the prairie climates of western North America. Blooming from late spring to early summer, the sweet white lupin attracts onlookers and wildlife alike – it’s a favorite among hummingbirds and butterflies.
How It Works
White lupin seed extract (or Collageneer, to go by its trade name) works by encouraging the production of HSP47 in the skin. That’s a science-y way of saying it helps the synthesis of good-quality collagen. It also helps encourage the secretion of collagen. When your body produces and secretes more collagen, it has an anti-aging effect, increasing the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Firm, “bouncy” skin has a more youthful and glowy appearance.
White lupin seed extract also reduces sagging in the skin, creating a more contoured look. In fact after 43 days of use, white lupin seed extract showed a 92% increase in skin’s firmness and a 72% reduction in sagging. After 89 days, skin elasticity improved by 10%.
In addition to encouraging collagen production, white lupin seed extract has powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities. This can help treat inflammation-related skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, and acne. Who knew so much skin-loving power could be packed into this tiny seed?
Because of white lupin seed extract’s incredible anti-aging properties, it has become a popular ingredient in luxury skin care lines. It’s often included in eye creams and skin-firming formulas. We at Urthy Scents include white lupin seed extract in our KWENCH Body Oils so that your whole body can experience the benefits of this sweet little seed.
Beautiful Botanicals for Every Body
We believe that your body care should be more than just something you apply in the morning before rushing out the door. It should be something you connect with – after all, your body deserves the very best. By learning more about what goes into our KWENCH products, we hope you feel more knowledgeable and empowered to treat your skin – and your whole self – with love.
With Urthy Scents’ collection of botanical ingredients, you can rest easy knowing your body is being nourished by the incredible power of plants. We love that these ingredients work in harmony with your body to let your natural beauty shine through.
Glow on, goddess.