Discover Sparkling Rain: The Ultimate All-Natural Moisturizer for Dry Skin 

Raindrops on a leaf illuminated by the sun

Dry skin can be a constant battle, leaving you with feelings of skin tightness, itchiness, and discomfort. But don’t worry, you’ve just stumbled upon the ultimate natural moisturizer for dry skin. Introducing Sparkling Rain, an all-natural skin moisturizer that offers the benefits of grapefruit essential oil and chaga mushroom extract to give you the healthy, soft, radiant skin you want. 

Let’s dive into the incredible properties of chaga mushroom extract and grapefruit essential oil. We’ll find out how they work together to create the perfect skin moisturizer and how they protect the skin.  

Grapefruit essential oil: Citrusy secret to healthy skin 

Grapefruit essential oil

Grapefruit essential oil, mainly derived from the peel of grapefruit, is known for its refreshing and uplifting aroma. It also has some benefits for the skin. Grapefruit essential oil contributes to the effectiveness of Sparkling Rain by means of its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer properties, and more.

Anti-inflammatory 

Sparkling Rain can alleviate and reduce skin inflammation, providing relief from redness and irritation, thanks to grapefruit essential oil. A study by Zhang et al. (2002) found that grapefruit essential oil reduced inflammation and cell damage in human skin cells caused by S. aureus. This study has shown that grapefruit essential oils inhibit inflammation through repairing effects.  

Strong antibacterial 

Bacterial acne

Grapefruit essential oil in Sparkling Rain can effectively combat harmful bacteria, preventing infections and promoting overall skin health. Several research studies show the potent activities of grapefruit essential oil in inhibiting bacterial growth (Denkova-Kostova et al., 2020; Okunowo et al., 2013; Churata-Oroya et al., 2016).  Grapefruit essential oil is effective against bacteria that cause various infections on the body, like pus-filled bumps, acne, and boils on the skin.  

This study by Negi and Jayaprakasha (2001) shows that grapefruit peel extracts are more effective in Gram-positive than Gram-negative bacteria. This may be attributed to the difference in the composition of the bacterial cell wall. Gram-positive bacteria contain an outer layer made of peptidoglycan, which is an ineffective permeability barrier. Meanwhile, Gram-negative bacteria have a more impermeable membrane made of phospholipids. Nevertheless, its effects against Gram-negative bacteria are strong. 

In another study by Han et al. (2021), grapefruit seed extract possesses antibacterial effects against methicillin-resistant S. aureus and vancomycin-resistant S. aureus. This shows the potential of grapefruit to prevent infections, especially those obtained from hospitals. This further proves that Sparkling Rain is more than just a natural moisturizer for dry skin! 

See related: What are the Best Natural Ingredients for Skin Care?

Strong antifungal 

Ringworm on human skin

Sparkling Rain is a natural moisturizer for dry skin that can also shield your skin against fungal infections like ringworm and athlete’s foot, keeping your skin clean and healthy. Studies have proven the strong activities of grapefruit essential oil against fungi (Maness & Zubiv, 2019; Denkova-Kostova et al., 2020; Okunowo et al., 2013; Churata-Oroya et al., 2016; Tirillini et al., 2000; Viuda-Martos et al., 2007). Grapefruit essential oil has activities against fungi that cause fungal rashes, itch, ringworm, and athlete’s foot.

Has potential anti-cancer properties 

Grapefruit essential oil also demonstrates toxicity against certain cancer cells, potentially offering protection against other types of cancer.  A study shows its toxic effects on human lung cancer cells and prostate cancer cells (Zu et al., 2010).  

Protects the skin and slows down aging 

Wrinkles on a man's eyes

Grapefruit essential oil can fortify the skin and slow down the aging process, helping you maintain a youthful appearance. This essential oil has a strong antioxidant activity (Denkova-Kostova et al., 2020) and Grapefruit essential oil is packed with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your skin from damage and promotes collagen production (Aydeniz-Guneser & Guneser, 2020; Pullar et al., 2017). This helps keep your skin firm and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

Can reduce stress and anxiety 

This essential oil calms the mind and promotes relaxation, contributing to overall wellbeing. A study by Gupta et al. (2018) found that methanol extracts of four Citrus paradisi varieties have anti-anxiety activity in mice comparable to that of diazepam. Aromatherapy by vapor diffusion of grapefruit oil also reduced the abdominal discomfort of patients who had strong anxiety of colonoscopy patients in a study by Hozumi et al. (2017). 

Promotes weight loss 

The scent of grapefruit essential oil stimulates the breaking down of fats in the body and suppresses weight gain, supporting a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that its fragrance promotes lipolysis, resulting in the suppression of weight gain (Niijima & Nagai, 2003; Nagai et al., 2014

Accelerates wound healing 

Boy with bandaid on knee

This essential oil can make the wound healing process faster, allowing your skin to recover more quickly from injuries. This study by Ahmad et al. (2013) shows that citrus peel extracts, including grapefruit peel extract, increased wound-healing activity and decreased blood glucose levels in diabetic rats. There was collagen production and tissue growth noted.  

Larvicidal 

Aside from the abovementioned benefits, grapefruit essential oil exhibits insecticidal properties, providing an added layer of protection against insects. This essential oil is 95% larvicidal against Anastrepha fraterculus and Ceratitis capitata (Ruiz et al., 2014). It also completely inhibited the viability of Aedes aegypti eggs exposed at 400 ppm, and inhibited larval development at 100 ppm (Ivoke et al., 2013). 

This larvicidal property can potentially also protect you from getting diseases from insect bites. Grapefruit has toxic and repellent properties against dengue vector species Aedes albopictus (Giatropoulos et al., 2012). It is also a strong larvicide against malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Sanei et al., 2016). 

See related: Types of bug bites on skin & how essential oils can help

Chaga mushroom: Nature’s superfood for your skin 

Chaga and chaga tea

Chaga mushrooms are a type of fungus that grows mostly on birch trees in places with cold climates. They have been used for centuries in traditional medicine in East European countries for their numerous health benefits (Peng & Shahidi, 2020). Their use in traditional medicine is for good reason, and several studies prove this mushroom’s abilities to improve skin health. Here are some of the properties of chaga mushroom extract that make it a vital ingredient in Sparkling Rain.

Antioxidant 

Chaga mushrooms are rich in antioxidants, which help protect your skin from free radicals and environmental damage, slowing down the aging process. Chaga mushroom polysaccharides are the most biologically active ingredients of this mushroom, having hypoglycemic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities (Choi et al., 2010; Ma et al., 2012). This means it can regulate blood sugar levels, combat free radicals and reduce inflammation. 

This mushroom prevents damage to ski cells, keeping the skin youthful and vibrant. Another study shows that chaga mushroom extract contradicts the effects of free radicals and prevents oxidative stress in lymphocytes of IBD patients (Najafzadeh et al., 2007). Moreover, it protected immortalized skin cells, called HaCaT cells, from hydrogen peroxide induced oxidative stress (Cui et al., 2005). 

Anti-inflammatory properties 

Irritation reaction of the skin; man with red rashes on his back

Chaga mushroom extract has natural anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent ingredient for soothing irritated skin and reducing redness. It blocks the expression of inflammatory mediators in murine macrophage cell lines (Choi et al., 2010; Kim et al., 2007). Inflammatory mediators are substances released by cells when there’s an injury. 

This mushroom also decreases the production of NO and TNF-alpha, IL-6, and IL-1β in RAW 264.7 macrophages (Duarte et al., 2022) and reduces inflammation caused by histamine (Massicotte et al., 2019). These substances play important roles in inflammation: 

  • NO (Nitric oxide): toxic defense against the cause of infection; regulates immune and inflammatory cell types. 
  • TNF-alpha (Tissue necrosis factor alpha): amplifies inflammation; responsible for cell events that lead to cell death. 
  • IL-6 (Interleukin-6): promotes the production of immediate response proteins. 
  • IL-1β (Interleukin-1-beta):  

Has anticancer properties 

Chaga mushroom slows down the growth of cancer cells, potentially offering protection against other cancer types. This study by Lee et al. (2009) shows that Chaga mushroom extract inhibits the proliferation of human colon cancer cells.  

This mushroom also helps stop cancer progression. It decreased hepatoma cell line, arrested cell division, and induced apoptotic cell death of these cancer cells (Youn et al., 2008). 

Strong antimicrobial activity

Onychomycosis case where the practitioner files the affected nail

Chaga mushroom can protect the skin from harmful microorganisms, maintaining a clean skin free from infection. This mushroom has a strong antimicrobial activity (Glamoclija et al., 2015). It regulates the microorganisms, including bacteria, present in the gut in mice with pancreatitis (Hu et al., 2017). Moreover, it also kills the hepatitis C virus, as shown in the study by Shibnev et al. (2011

Learn more about Sparkling Rain and the properties of some of its ingredients using Table 1.

 Sparkling Rain
 Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquuu)Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera)Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
AntibacterialStrong [1]Strong [11,12]Strong [33]Moderate to Strong [42]
– AcneStrong [13]Mild to Strong [34]Moderate [43]
– CellulitisStrong [11,14,12]
– ItchStrong [11]Mild [35]
– Skin infectionsStrong [1]Strong [14, 12, 15]Strong [44]
Anti-inflammatoryStrong [2, 3, 4]Strong [16, 17]Moderate [36,37]Strong [45]
   – Acne Moderate to Strong [42]
   – SwellingStrong [2, 3]Strong [16]Moderate [38,37]
AntifungalModerate to Strong [1]Mild to Strong [18, 19, 20, 21]Moderate [39]Moderate to Strong [42]
   – Athlete’s foot (Foot itch)Strong [22]
   – ItchStrong [22]
AntimicrobialStrong [1,5]Strong [22, 23, 24]Strong [40]Moderate to Strong [42]
Antioxidant (fights skin damage and aging)Strong [6, 7]Strong [24]Moderate to Strong [43]
AntiparasiticStrong [8]Moderate [25]  
Antispasmodic (relieves muscle spasms)  
Insecticidal (Kills insects)Strong [26, 27]  
Moisturizing (for dry and/or cracked skin)Strong [9, 10]Strong [28, 29]Strong [41]Strong [44]
Reduces bruisingStrong [30]  
  
Reduces cellulite  
Reduces hyperpigmentationMild to Strong [31]
  
Reduces or relieves painModerate [35]
Repels InsectsStrong [26, 27]  
Treats cramps  
Wound HealingStrong [32]Strong [35]Strong [46,47,48]
Table 1. Properties of the ingredients of Sparkling Rain.

Benefits of Sparkling Rain 

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Sparkling Rain’s unique combination of grapefruit essential oil and chaga mushroom extract offers even more benefits. Aside from these two main ingredients, Sparkling Rain also contains aloe vera leaf juice, shea butter, mango seed butter, olive oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, sunflower seed oil, grape seed oil, and vitamin E, ensuring that it will give your skin the best hydration while being a lightweight moisturizer. 

Here’s what Sparkling Rain can do for your skin: 

  • Deep hydration: Penetrates the skin to provide intense, long-lasting moisture, effectively combatting dryness and flakiness. 
  • Skin barrier repair: Strengthens the skin’s natural barrier, protecting it from environmental factors. 
  • Improved skin texture: Smoothens and softens the skin, resulting in a supple and silky complexion. 
  • Enhanced skin elasticity: Grapefruit inhibits elastase, which breaks down elastin, a protein that provides skin elasticity (Mori et al., 2002). 

Sparkling Rain, The Perfect Blend for Healthy Skin 

Waterdrops on grass

By combining the powerful properties of grapefruit essential oil and chaga mushroom extract, Sparkling Rain offers an all-natural skin moisturizer for dry skin that not only hydrates and nourishes your skin, but also protects it from damage and promotes a youthful appearance.  

So, wait no more! Give your skin the gift of nature’s best ingredients with Sparkling Rain and experience the difference an all-natural moisturizer can make. 

FAQ

What is an all-natural moisturizer?

An all-natural moisturizer is a skin care product made with ingredients derived from materials obtained from nature, like flowers, fruits, and leaves. An example of this is CANhaveTODAY’s Sparkling Rain.

What are the benefits of using an all-natural moisturizer?

There are many benefits of using an all-natural moisturizer. They are typically gentler on the skin than other products, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin. Science also proves their effectiveness and safety.

What are some common ingredient in all-natural moisturizers?

Some common ingredients in all-natural moisturizers for dry skin include shea butter, aloe vera, olive oil, and sodium hyaluronate.

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