INCI: Styrax benzoin (Benzoin) resinoid
Ingredient benefits: Styrax benzoin is a species of tree native to Sumatra, Indonesia. We love this ingredient for many reasons such as it's sweet, warming, rich and vanilla-like aroma (we think the scent is to die for!) but it's benefits are where it's at! It nourishes the skin, helps with wounds and scars, possesses healing properties and cell regeneration, making it great for the skin's complexion. How good is that?!
Benzoin has astringent properties making it great for toning up the muscles and the skin, which is great for preventing wrinkles! Trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) is also prevented because Benzoin helps form a barrier on the skin’s surface to keep the water in your skin stay inside your skin. It also helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and smooth the skin; and due to its cell regenerating, it is amazing for the skin’s complexion! It nourishes the skin, helps with wounds and scars, possessing healing properties of benzoic acid, benzyl benzoate and benzaldehyde.