PRAWN SAGE EXTRACT

A new discovery in the realm of skincare, prawn sage (Salvia haenkei) may have a bright future in both beauty and medicine. Clinical research exploring the effect of certain botanical extracts eradicating cancer cells, revealed prawn sage extract’s ability to slow down cellular aging. Cellular senescence – also known as aging – means that skin cells loose their ability to divide and regenerate, an unwelcome state brought on by UV exposure and free radical damage. Prawn sage counteracts this process with an apparent ability to lengthen telomeres – the segments of DNA at the ends of our chromosomes, the shortening of which is equated with aging and some forms of cancer.

WHY WE LOVE IT

The anti-aging benefits of Prawn Sage were revealed by the scientist behind Bottega Organica formualtions, Dr. Andrea Alimonti, a recipient of the Dr. Josef Steiner Cancer Research Foundation Award for 2015. We love that his research shines a light on the inherent power and wisdom of plant medicine. And we love that this easily grown plant is a new tool for warding off the effects of aging – and for saving lives.

FAST FACTS

  • Prawn Sage was given its name because of the resemblance of its curvy red flower to a bright shrimp head.
  • This durable plant grows quickly, getting up to as much as 8 feet tall and wide.
  • The use of prawn sage extract as an anti-aging treatment is patent pending.

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Extra Nourishing Face Formula by Bottega Organica

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