A pale yellow, oily fluid with a faint vegetal aroma.
It is an extract of a South African plant called Spilanthes Acmella. The flower buds are taken for the extract which is in fractionated coconut oil and fatty acids from palm oil.
Remodelling Intense is 100% natural plant derived that is also ethically and sustainably sourced. The plants are grown by local farmers which sustains the local infrastructure and only the buds are used. This leaves the plant undamaged and any plant residue is used as compost.
No insecticides or pesticides are used and it is GMO free.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Acmella Oleracea Extract
The individual materials that make up Remodelling Intense are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
It increases the density and elasticity of the skin and gives a smoothing of the surface of the skin. The effects are immediately noticeable which makes it ideal for men's facial products (men seem to be more demanding about a quick fix and visible effect). Use in after shave creams and lotions, in gels and serums.
Makes an ideal pre moisturising layer to give a smooth skin before applying makeup. Looks good even without makeup.
It smooths out wrinkles and crow's feet so include it in eye creams and serums. The action is noticeable from the first application as it tightens the skin from within.
It restores the skin’s elasticity and firmness so blend it into daily moisturisers and serums.
Fragile, sensitive skin will benefit as it restores the skin's density.
It strengthens the collagen matrix which is very desirable for night creams and serums as well as treatment masks.
Excellent in body sculpting formulations and oily serums for improving the appearance of stretch marks.
It restores the skin’s density which can be useful for people with sensitive scalps. Add to hair conditioners and scalp conditioning hair packs.
Use at 2%.
Oil soluble so do not use in water only products.
Heat tolerant so can be added to stage 1 (fat stage) but we recommend to usually add it to stage 3 (cool down stage, below 40°C).
Use with Camellia Seed Oil as this also improves the elasticity of the skin.
When working with stretch marks, add Shea Butter or Shea Butter Oil and Vitamin E as well.
It will combine very well with Eco Marine Algae Extract and be excellent in night creams and serums as well as intensive masks.
Spilanthes Acmella has long been well regarded as a medicinal plant and was most commonly known as an toothache plant because of its pain relieving qualities. It is thought that the plant has been used for many centuries by local people.
Read more here.
Research has shown that the plant has a huge potential in not just cosmetic products, but also as a health food with high therapeutic value.
Read more here.
No Crow Eye Creme
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
7% Camellia Seed Oil
3% Argan Oil
5% Emulsifier Wax
Stage 2: (above 75°C)
3% Pomegranate Glycerol Extract
75% Boiling Spring Water
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
2% Vitamin E
2% Remodelling Intense
2% Eco Algae Marine Extract
1% Preservative 12
Heat stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler to above 75°C.
Put the stage 2 ingredients into a larger bowl and swap the bowls in the double boiler so that the stage 2 is being heated.
Pour the stage 1 ingredients into the stage 2. Keep the heat above 75°C and stir for 5 minutes.
After the 5 minutes, transfer the bowl in a pan of cold water to cool down quickly whilst continuing to stir. Add the stage 3 ingredients when under 40°C. Jar and label.
Spray Body Oil
Stage 1: (room temperature)
20% Oat Oil
20% Peach Kernel Oil
12% Chia Seed Oil
8% Rosehip Seed Oil
2% Remodelling Intense
1% Vitamin E
1% Essential Oils of your choice
Combine all the ingredients together thoroughly. Pour into a spray top bottle and label.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.
These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.