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Donkey's & Co - Anti-Ageing Face Cream with organic donkey milk 50 ml

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Donkey's & Co - Anti-Ageing Face Cream with organic donkey milk 50 ml
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50ml
France
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  • Acts as both a day and night cream that soothes and tones skin
  • Instantly absorbed, leaves your skin feeling silky soft
  • Rose Hip Oil contains Retinol for firmer skin
  • With a light, pleasant Green tea scent
Donkey's & Co Face Cream is enriched with Rose Hip oil. This oil has undergone major dermatological studies because of its properties to regenerate tissue and rejuvenate skin. The formulation of donkey milk and green tea, with its anti-wrinkle, moisturizing and antioxidant benefits, effectively fights against the signs of time. The skin feels nourished and firmer, the tightening effect is clearly noticeable. Moreover, this face cream has an extremely fine texture, it absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy film. Its active ingredients are absorbed directly through the skin. 

Donkey's & Co Face Cream is packaged in airless environment for optimal protection of the product and your skin. It is suitable for ALL SKIN TYPES, including SENSITIVE.
 
In the world of beauty, donkey's milk is a source of youth known for millennia, and that we rediscover gradually. Donkey's milk is the closest to human breast milk, source of all beginnings. Nothing is more natural but also more universal and timeless.

COMPOSITION

Donkey's & Co do not use parabens or other harmful products. Their Ecocert-certified Organic Donkey's Milk makes up 5% of the formulas, because specialists believe that anything over 7% leads to conservation problems. To develop these products, Donkey's & Co decided to work with a laboratory in Catalonia that ensures them of reliability and a cutting-edge Research and Development department.

PACKAGING

Donkey's & Co use low concentration of authorized preservatives. To do this, they deliberately choose packages called "Airless" for all their products. Indeed, only this packaging prevents air from entering the application bottle. The formulas are protected from oxidation and outdoor contamination, especially after opening, whereas a classic jar immediately becomes a culture broth. Thus, all Donkey's & Co products have no expiration date.
aqua    
Purified water

rosa damascena flower water [organic]    
Aqueous solution of the steam distillate obtained from the flowers of fresh Damascus Rose grown in Provence. When essential oils are produced, not all the aromatic and healing principles held within the plant are actually captured in them. Certain components are hydrophilic, which means they dissolve into water, and this produces what is variously known as a flower water, hydrosol or hydrolate. The resulting fragrant water contains the very essence of everything that was contained within the plant when it was still alive and growing.

asinea lac [organic]    
Donkey’s milk from the sanctruary in Provence. Used to soften skin and brighten the complexion. Its nutrient-packed composition is similar to that of breast milk - vitamins, amino acids and trace elements.

olea europaea fruit oil [organic]    
Olive oil made in Provence. Rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. An influential element for anti-aging skin care products, rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the onset of wrinkles and fine lines; it also nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin.
 
helianthus annuus seed oil    
Non-volatile, non-fragrant plant oil used as an emollient in cosmetics. Sunflower seed oil has the ability to help replenish and soothe skin. It’s a rich source of fatty acids skin can use, including linoleic acid, and is excellent for dry skin.
 
camelia sinensis leaf extract [organic green tea plant]    
Naturally rich in antioxidants, which has a cell-protecting function as well. It’s a strong antioxidant effect that protects the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals. Good anti-inflammatory agent most importantly has an inhibitory action on collagenase (a collagen-reducing enzyme that breaks down collagen). Since green tea extract helps to inhibit collagenase, the topical use of green tea helps to promote the health and quantity of collagen, thereby maintaining a firm and elastic skin.

butyrospermum parkii butter [organic]    
Plant lipid, extracted from the karite tree is used as an emollient in cosmetics and has smoothing properties for dry skin. Shea butter doesn’t just have a rich texture; it’s also a rich source of antioxidants, including quercetin, epicatechin gallate, gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, as well as skin-replenishing fatty acids (stearic and linoleic). It is a wonderful ingredient to see in products designed to improve dry skin.

rosa canina fruit oil [organic, from Andean region]    
Incredibly high in Vitamin C. High in essential fatty acids, including the naturally occurring form of Vitamin A (retinoic acid). These essential fatty acids smooth wrinkles by hydrating the skin and are thought to slow signs of ageing.

cera alba [organic]    
Beeswax acts as a texture enhancer. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, beeswax doesn't “suffocate” the skin, and won't clog pores. Like honey, beeswax has antibacterial properties, helping keep skin clean and reducing the risks of contamination in the formula itself.

glycerin    
A humectant, glycerin works to moisturize the skin by drawing water from the air into the skin's outer layer. It also forms a protective layer that helps prevent moisture loss.
caprylic/capric triglyceride    
A mixed triester derived from coconut oil and glycerin. Mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent.
isopropyl palmitate    
The ester product of isopropyl alcohol and palmitic acid (palm oil). It is primarily used as a thickening agent in skincare products.
sucrose stearate    
An exceptionally mild emulsifier derived from sugar and usually coconut oil.
cetyl palmitate    
The ester of cetyl palmitate and palmitic acid, this thickener and emollient helps smooth and condition dry skin while preventing moisture loss.
glyceryl stearate SE  
Widely used ingredient that is a self-emulsifying (that’s what the “SE” stands for) form of glyceryl stearate.
stearic acid    
Fatty acid used as an emollient and emulsifier. It has been shown to protect skin's surface against water loss and help shore up skin's protective barrier.
benzyl alcohol    
A preservative. In the European Union, benzyl alcohol is allowed as a preservative in cosmetics and personal care products at a maximum concentration of one percent.
sodium benzoate    
A salt of Benzoic Acid, found naturally in cranberries, prunes, plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples and used as a preservative in cosmetics and personal care product formulas as a fragrance ingredient, masking ingredient, anti-corrosive agent, and most frequently, as a preservative.
parfum    
Composed of natural oils.
tocopherol    
One of the most well-known and researched antioxidants for the body and for skin. Vitamin E occurs naturally in human skin, but can become depleted due to constant environmental exposure in the absence of sun protection.
xanthan gum [non GMO]    
Natural ingredient used as a thickening agent, texture enhancer, and to stabilize emulsions, which is a general term for mixtures of unlike substances such as oil and water.
potassium sorbate    
Used as a preservative, almost always used in conjunction with other preservatives.
limonene    
Chemical constituent of many natural fragrant ingredients, notably citrus oils such as lemon (d-limonene) and pine trees or species of the mint family (l-limonene).
geraniol    
Geraniol is a colourless liquid; it has a sweet, rose-like odour, with a hint of citrus.
citral    
Citralcan be a colourless or pale, yellow liquid with a strong, fresh odour of lemon peel.
citric acid    
Used in personal care products to adjust the acidity or promote skin peeling and re-growth in the case of anti-aging products. Citric acid is naturally found in citric fruits and juices, providing the characteristic acidic taste.
We are aware of our responsibility and dependence on a healthy planet. Therefore, we have undertaken various actions to protect the planet and animals, in order to reduce our impact on the environment.

Issues with palm oil led us to buy Organic palm oil with an Ecocert and CSPO certification. Why?

We believe that palm oil (extracted from the pulp of the palm fruit) and palm kernel oil (extracted from the kernel of the palm fruit) improve the quality of soap, as they gently clean and nourish the epidermis in depth. They are indeed very rich in fatty acids, that have regenerating and moisturizing properties and in carotenoids, precursors of vitamin A, which protect and soften the skin. Palm oil, originally from Guinea, has been used in cosmetics for two centuries and contributed to the rise of Phocean soap factories. Its use is not new since it is found in jars unearthed in Egyptian tombs over 5,000 years.
 
The problem is the recent intensive monoculture of oil palm in Indonesia and Malaysia, two countries that concentrate 85% of the world production, and cause an ecological disaster: deforestation leading to disappearance of many species, pollution, reduction of biodiversity, etc. Substitute products such as coconut oil or soybean oil are not better ecologically, because these plants, less efficient, require larger cultivated areas.
Therefore, we decided to buy these products only to an Ecocert-certified Organic producer, located outside Southeast Asia and, especially as recommended by WWF and Oxfam, a RSPO (Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil) certified producer who provides only CSPO oil (Certified Sustainable Palm Oil). Today these are the labels that guarantee a sustainable industry and rational agriculture.
In the beauty world, donkey milk is a source of youth that has been known for centuries and that is being rediscovered little by little. Donkey milk resembles the most to breast milk, which is the source of all beginnings. Nothing is more natural, universal and timeless than donkey milk.

Donkey milk was already known to ancient civilizations. In 375 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates recommended it for all sorts of illnesses (wound healing, poisoning, joint pain). Of course, there was also Cleopatra VII, who used to bath in donkey milk. It is said that she owned a herd of 300 jennies, intended for this purpose. Moreover, the Romans used it to prepare luxury drinks and beauty products. In fact, the world’s oldest face cream was found by archaeologists in London in 2003. The state of preservation of this item -of 2,000 years- was outstanding. The marks of the cream owner’s fingers were still in the pot. Federico Nappo, a Pompeii expert in cosmetics, reminds us that “The Romans used donkey milk as a skin treatment.” Pliny the Elder, in his “Natural History” writings, described how Poppea, Nero’s wife, took donkey milk baths (63 AD). He also describes its properties: “It is believed that donkey milk makes face wrinkles disappear, smooths the skin and maintains the skin whiteness.”

Much later, Pauline, Napoleon's sister, is said to have used donkey milk as a skin care product. In the 19th and 20th century, donkey milk replaced breast milk in orphanages. In 1877, the Saint Vincent de Paul Hospital decided to set up a stable next to the dormitories to feed the children. At that time, this beverage was also distributed in some large cities of France such as Toulouse and Paris. However, years later, donkey milk had already been forgotten until a young farmer, in 1995, decided to restart its production in Ariège. Today, a small number of donkey milk producers enable us to enjoy its benefits.

PROPERTIES

But why is donkey milk so good ? First, it is very different from the milk of ruminants that have multiple stomachs; their three-day digestion time oxidizes the fatty acids and vitamins. Donkeys have a monogastric digestive system, just as humans do. Furthermore, the milk of ruminants has a very high bacterial load due to its digestion by fermentation. Donkey milk, however, has enzymes (lysozyme and lactoferrin) which are powerful anti-microbial agents. Moreover, donkey milk is very complete and very similar to breast milk.
 
It is rich in vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, E), minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc...), trace elements and essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6). It has retinol (vitamine A) which produces a lifting effect on the skin, therefore a good anti-aging treatment. Retinol helps skin healing and accelerates the production of collagen. Donkey milk hydrates the top layers of the epidermis since it is rich in essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6). Recommended for people with premature skin aging or skin problems such as eczema, acne or psoriasis.

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