We have harnessed the incredible power of Mother Nature by meticulously choosing her most powerful ingredients from around the world. Look through our list of ingredients and discover all the gifts nature provides to help you look and feel your best. Since up to 67% of what you put on your skin is absorbed directly into your bloodstream, knowing the ingredients you put on your body is the first step in understanding what you are putting in your body. Welcome to a more beautiful you – naturally!
The lotus flower is considered to be one of the most ancient plants in existence today, over 2000 years old. Not only does lotus have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but also strong purifying and protective virtues which soften your skin and protect it from the harmful effects of UV rays. By inhaling the aroma of lotus flower you will induce feelings of tranquility and euphoria.
We chose to include Lotus Flower Extract in every L’uvalla product not only for its incredible healing properties, but also because it was of great significance to many ancient cultures as a symbol of purity, peace, transcendence, enlightenment, rebirth, and beauty. The story of its lifecycle is a beautiful symbol of our deepest desire to provide you with a gift that not only nourishes your body, but also your mind and soul.
The sacred lotus plant begins its life humbly in the mud and murky waters of ponds. In fact, it needs this dirty environment in order to thrive, develop, and create the most stunning blooms. Soon, however, the lotus grows and sends stems well above the surface of the water (up to 50cm) to display its sacred flower, thus showing the path of spiritual enlightenment. This is a great metaphor for our daily lives. It is so easy for us to get stuck in the mud with daily routines and the stresses of daily life can produce a murkiness that makes it difficult to live in the moment with gratitude for the beauty of life. Our hope is that your daily L’uvalla Experience will give you the opportunity to shut out all the noise of life and rise above the murkiness of daily stress to connect to the beauty that is within you. Just as you would admire the stunning lotus floating above the water, take a minute to breathe deeply, to connect, to rise above and appreciate the beauty of yourself, your loved ones and your life.
Argan Oil, also known as Morocco’s “Liquid Gold”, is an age-defying marvel created solely by Mother Nature. This force of nature is super-charged with extremely high levels of Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and Squalene and has been used by the women of Morocco as the foundation of their beauty regimen for centuries. It has incredible healing, nourishing and reparative properties that will keep you looking beautiful and have others commenting on the glow of your skin. Argan is the world’s rarest oil and the only one to combine most of the benefits from olive, grape seed, avocado and almond oils.
Argan Oil not only revitalizes your skin, it has revitalized the communities through the formation of women’s cooperatives in southwest Morocco, the only place where the Argan tree grows. Under the protection of UNESCO, the Berber women harvest the nuts by shaking the branches of the tree until the pulpy fruit falls out. The manufacturing of the oil is labor intensive: the nuts are cracked by hand to get the kernels, the kernels are then lightly roasted, and, finally, the kernels are pounded by hand to get the oil. It can take up to 220 pounds of argan fruit and about 20 hours to extract just 2 pints of Argan oil using this traditional hand-pressed method, explaining its rarity and high price.
Though this is a time-consuming process, it is also sustainable – no part of the nut is wasted. The argan nut paste is used to create amalou, a spread used like we use peanut butter, and the nut shells are used as cattle feed or as fuel for heating their homes. The miracle of argan oil means that not only can you feel great about using a natural skincare containing one of the most powerful ingredients from nature, but you can also feel fantastic about empowering the women of southwest Morocco to invest in their future, their community and the reforestation and protection of the argan forest.