While looking for a plant that not only moisturizes but also gives the skin a radiant, vibrant complexion, I came across the Mexican root Jícama.
(Verena, founder of Viva Maia)
The fact that Jícama makes a real difference in skin health is shown not only by current studies, but also by records from the Mexican population. There is historical evidence that various indigenous peoples, such as the Aztecs, used jicama not only as food but also for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
Jicama - the trio for your skin health
- Vitamin C: Jicama is rich in vitamin C, which is known to be a powerful antioxidant. Studies have shown that vitamin C can support collagen production, which in turn is important for skin elasticity and firmness. It also helps reduce melanin, which can lead to a more even skin tone and brighter skin.
- Antioxidants: In addition to vitamin C, jicama also contains other antioxidants. These compounds help fight free radicals that can cause skin damage and accelerate the aging process.
- Moisture: Jicama's high water content ensures that your skin is naturally hydrated, which is important for maintaining healthy and glowing skin.
Why doesn't anyone use Jícama?
Jicama has so far been little used in Western natural cosmetics, not because it is not useful, but because indigenous natural medicine has so far found little acceptance in Western natural cosmetics. We at Viva Maia want to change this. That's why we spent 12 months working with our laboratory in Mexico City on a recipe that combines the benefits of Jícama in a particularly skin-friendly formulation. The result: A formulation that is suitable for all skin types and is unique in the world .
Not only good for our skin but also good for the climate
Analytics of the Jicama speak in favor of using the Jícama root in all respects! Not only the wealth of vitamin C, antioxidants and moisture speaks for it, but also the fact that jicama is a particularly climate-friendly plant!
The low need for irrigation and their ability to thrive in different climates is particularly positive. Their versatility allows jicama to be grown not only for food, but also for medicinal purposes. The tuber's natural water abundance reduces resource consumption and preserves arable land in dry regions.
Radiating Cream - Jícama & Aloe Vera
Our Radiating Cream is rich in jicama. We obtain the jicama extracts from the jicama root thanks to an extraction process developed specifically for us. Therefore, cosmetic Jícama extracts are not easy to buy on the market. Our goal: A particularly high-quality extract that enables the following benefits of jícama root for our skin:
Radiant and Luminous Skin: The abundant amount of vitamin C in jicama acts as a robust antioxidant and prevents skin infections while reducing melanin production. The result is a visibly balanced and radiant complexion.
Counteract premature skin aging: Our Radiating Cream harnesses the antioxidant properties of Jicama's vitamin C content and effectively fights free radicals to prevent cell damage. This antioxidant not only revitalizes the skin, but also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which is essential for maintaining skin moisture and elasticity. Reducing oxidative stress, a key factor in skin aging.
Revitalization and Moisture: The high water content in jicama is a blessing for hydrating our skin. Our Radiating Cream not only cools and moisturizes, but also regulates the skin's own moisture content.