Why Paracress plant is the must-have skincare ingredient

Why Paracress plant is the must-have skincare ingredient

Paracress plant, also known as Sphilantes acmella or Buzz buttons, stems from South America but has been used as a herbal remedy all around the world. 
Different parts of Sphilantes acmella plant had numerous traditional uses and applications over the centuries. The plants' leaves were utilized as an antifungal agent, to treat skin deseases, as well as a immunomodulatory and antiscorbutic treatment, or even as a local anesthetics and a digestive. The flowers found its application for treating reumatism, fever, cough, tuberculosis and an antibacterial agent.

Paracress was also widely used in dental treatments and even earned a name of Toothache Plant. Paracress has been long valued for its ability to ease dental stress thanks to its numbing properties. Its delicate flower, which resembles an eye, has been used fresh or dried and powdered to treat infections of the throat and gums as well as for toothaches.
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Overtime, its been discovered that when applied topically on the skin, Paracress reduces muscle tension, which means it can act as a safe herbal alternative to well-known injectables by minimizing wrinkles and age lines.

Spilanthol extracted from the plant is thought to have a paralyzing effects, thus reducing wrinkles by relaxing the skin. Used in topical formulations, it can easily penetrate the skin, constraining contractions in subcutaneous muscles. In a clinical study, 75% of patients realized the smoothing effect of Acmella Oleracea extract (Gatuline Expression) straightaway, observing results as quickly as within a day from the first application.
  • 15 volunteers used the product twice daily for 28 days. Results of trial were impressive, 75% of volunteers achieved results the day following first application.
  • While the results from Gatuline Expression are dose-dependent and reversible, the studies showed the positive cumulative effect of daily use over a period of time (28 days).

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 Paracress plant has been clinically tested to target the appearance of deep wrinkles and loss of skin firmness. It was found that Paracress plant extract can help to reorganise and tighten collagen fibres by stimulating the fibroblast biomechanical functions, impacting the supporting tissue of the skin and resulting in firmer and smoother skin. 

All things considered, Paracress plant extract is considered a promising, science-backed alternative to invasive injectables for those looking for rapid and radical results.

Gatuline Expression has been gaining recognition as a powerful active ingredient in anti-aging skincare for the delicate eye area, and we've been impressed by the results delivered by Zk'in Smoothing Serum - customer reviews speak for themselves!

"This product is a winner. I have only been using it for a short time but already feel that it has made an noticeable improvement to the appearance of skin." - Michelle

"I LOVE this product...I can literally feel my skin tightening after I apply it. I've noticed a visible difference in the fine lines around my eyes. Thank you Zkín. Xx" - Nicole

Give it a try and let us know how it's working for you!

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Ramsewak R. S. et al. (1999). Bioactive N-isobutylamides from the flower buds of Spilanthes acmella. Phytochemistry, 51 (6), 729-732. 

Ansari, A. H. et al. (1988). Analgesic study of N-isobutyl-4,5-decadienamide isolated from the flowers of Spilanthes acmella (Murr). Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 50 (2), 106.

Yasuda I. et al. (1980). The geometric structure of spilanthol. Chemical Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 28 (7), 2251- 2253.

More about Zk'in Organics' active ingredients: https://www.zkinorganics.com.au/pages/clinical-actives-and-results
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