Celsus - Ingredients
A Scar Cream Made with Organic Ingredients
The Best of Science and Nature:
22 ACTIVE INGREDIENTS – Working diligently and harmoniously to visibly diminish the appearance of your scars and blemishes.
The following descriptions of the various ingredients were taken from public sources on clinical trials and traditional use, and do not directly describe the functioning or qualities of CELSUS Scar Cream. The statements below have not been reviewed or approved by the FDA or any other regulatory agency.
+ PEPTIDE :: Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
Peptides are short strings of amino acids that are custom designed to accomplish specific actions. Clinical trials have shown that Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is capable of significantly reducing the visibility of wrinkles, in addition to skin firming and moisturizing properties. The efficacy and safety of this peptide has been proven in clinical trials, and helps make CELSUS a powerful Anti Aging Wrinkle Cream.
+ TAMANU OIL :: Calophyllum inophyllum
Certified Organic. Tamanu oil has been clinically proven to possess a remarkable capacity to improve the appearance of scars. BioScience Laboratories conducted a study of Tamanu oil’s ability to improve the appearance of scars. There was significant improvement after six weeks, and improvement continued through week nine: scar length visibility was reduced by an average 0.28 centimeters, and width was reduced by an average 0.12 centimeters.
+ COTTON THISTLE :: Onopodum acanthium
Certified Organic. Cotton Thistle has been clinically proven to help support the natural repair processes in damaged skin. It has also been proven to have skin-protecting effects that stabilize and regulate hydration, which maintains the flexibility and softness of the skin. Based on the clinical studies, Cotton Thistle is recommended for use on damaged skin, to combat the effects of post acne imperfections, and for Anti-aging (wrinkle) and moisturizing applications.
+ ALOE VERA GEL :: Aloe barbadensis
Certified Organic. Aloe vera has a long association with medicinal use, i.e. early records of Aloe vera use appear in the Ebers Papyrus, an Egyptian medical papyrus from 16th century BC. Over the last two decades, through numerous studies, the clinical evidence has mounted that topical application of Aloe extracts have repeatedly been demonstrated to have significant ability to reduce the appearance of scarring. Because its pH is similar to that of human skin it is extremely soothing and protective, and also very effective in replenishing lost moisture.
+ GOTU KOLA :: Centella asiatica
REPLY 2Certified Organic. A powerful antioxidant rich in vitamins A, B, E, & K, Gotu Kola has been proven in numerous clinical studies to be a potent scar treatment that helps to inhibit scar formation (including keloids and hypertrophic scars), to hasten the healing of wounds, and to help repair the skin. According to pharmacological studies, one outcome of gotu kola’s complex actions is a balanced effect on cells and tissues participating in the process of healing, particularly connective tissues. It is also said to alleviate itching and redness, and has been studied for anti-cancer applications.
+ CALENDULA FLOWERS :: Calendula officinalis
Certified Organic. Plant pharmacological studies have suggested that Calendula extracts have anti-viral, anti-genotoxic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties. Clinical studies have also shown that Calendula speeds the healing of wounds, making the skin more supple by helping to increase blood supply to it.
+ COMFREY LEAVES :: Symphytum officinale
Certified Organic. Also known as ‘Healherb’ or ‘Woundwort’, Comfrey has a long history of being used as a herbal remedy. A recent clinical trial concluded that Comfrey “can be attributed distinct wound healing effects”. Comfrey is also rich in Allantoin, a substance that has additional benefits in reducing the appearance of scars (see below), and is known to act as a soothing emollient. Comfrey should not be used on open wounds.
+ ECLIPTA ALBA
Certified Organic. Eclipta Alba is traditionally and Ayurvedically used for a wide variety of ailments. Modern clinical trials have confirmed its considerable wound healing, analgesic (pain relieving), anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
+ PLANTAIN LEAVES :: Plantago major
Certified Organic. This small plant has a long history of use as an alternative medicine dating back to ancient times. Being used as a panacea (medicinal for everything) in some cultures, one American Indian name for the plant translates to “life medicine.” Now modern medical research is proving to uphold many of the historical uses of plantain, especially as a scar reducer, and for its effects on inflammation.
+ HELICHRYSIM OIL :: Helichrysim italicum
Certified Organic. It is the only essential oil found to contain certain di-ketones, which support wound healing and scar reduction. The triple unsaturated fatty acids strengthen the cell membranes and, combined with its regenerative qualities, can heal wounds with little or no scarring.
+ ONION BULB EXTRACT :: Allium Cepa
Certified Organic. Onion bulb extract is said to contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients such as quercetin. A clinical study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology showed onion extract gel improved the softness, redness, texture and global appearance of postsurgical scars.
+ COENZYME Q10 :: Ubiquinone
REPLY 3Coenzyme Q10 has been the subject of important research for the past 30 years. This nutrient is said to play a role in the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate, the basic energy component of the cell. It is also said to be an anti-oxidant that helps boost cellular renewal and encourage the repair of damaged skin cells.
+ EVENING PRIMROSE OIL :: Oenothera biennis
Certified Organic. The mature seeds contain approximately 7-10% gamma-linolenic acid, a rare essential fatty acid. The oil is said to be beneficial to the skin, easing bruises and helping to speed wound healing.
+ SHEA BUTTER :: Butyrospermum parkii
Certified Organic. A natural cellular renewal ingredient, Shea Butter is hydrating, nourishing and acts as a natural sun-block.
+ COCOA BUTTER :: Theobroma cacao
Certified Organic. One of the most stable fats known, it acts as a moisturizer that helps reduce the appearance of stretch-marks and scars and is chock full of antioxidants.
+ VITAMIN E
A very useful vitamin for scar reduction, Vitamin E is a natural cellular renewal ingredient and antioxidant that also improves the water barrier of the skin.
+ VITAMIN C
REPLYAn important antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free-radicals in cells. It acts as a collagen biosynthesis regulator, helping to trigger the skin’s collagen production, and helps to prevent the breakdown of cells due to environmental exposure. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe damaged skin.
Effective for rapid cell regeneration and for skin and scar tissue softening. Allantoin is a leucocytosis promoter (increases white blood cells) that helps to establish immunity from many infectious conditions. It is also produced in the allantois gland of the human umbilical cord for promoting rapid cell growth in the embryo, and is abundant in Mothers’ milk.
+ GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL :: Pelargonium graveolens
Certified Organic. Said to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, relaxing, balancing, and uplifting, Geranium is both moisturizing and regenerative for skin conditions.
MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) is a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms, including human body fluids and tissues. MSM is seen as critical to the formation of connective tissue of all types, and helps build and maintain supple, permeable collagen cell walls. It is said to act as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, and is also thought to increase blood flow.
+ Other (non-active) Ingredients
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (from Coconut Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Stearate, Sodium Stearyl Lactylate, Lactoperoxidase (and) Glucose Oxidase, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum.