BioKind Fem-Tox® is a cream containing a blend of healthful botanicals, formulated to act synergistically while you sleep. Naturally soothing, moisturizing and detoxifying, it is applied to act specifically in the breast and underarm region.
Humans are exposed to toxic substances via many avenues including water, air, food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, dental work, and even some jewelry. Absorption and accumulation of aluminum from the use of antiperspirants and deodorants can be of particular concern to women due to proximity to breast tissue and lymph nodes in the area. BioKind Fem-Tox® avoids such chemicals, using only natural, healthful ingredients to perform its beneficial functions.
The kidneys, liver, colon, and skin are the human body’s natural detoxifiers. Since the skin is the largest organ in the human body, it could potentially be a hugely effective ally in the detoxification process. Natural detoxifying agents in Fem-Tox® such as Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Olive Leaf (Olea europaea), Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale), and Sea Kelp (Laminaria digitata) support the body’s detoxifying processes. In addition, due to Laminaria’s antioxidant properties, it also serves as a natural preservative in the Fem-Tox® cream.
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) and extra virgin olive oil (Olea europaea) confer their emollient properties, softening and soothing the skin. Beeswax (Cera flava) seals in moisture without clogging pores and exerts antioxidant properties. Castor oil (Ricinus communis) contains beneficial triglycerides, particularly ricinoleic acid and Black Cumin Seed oil (Nigella sativa) contains thymoquinone. Both Castor and Black Cumin Seed oils enhance the transdermal penetration of the beneficial bioactives in Fem-Tox®.
Olive leaf (Oleae europaea) extract contains the polyphenol oleuropin, which has antioxidant properties. Avocado oil is another preferred ingredient in cosmetics because of its rapid absorption and deep penetration. It delivers vitamins A, B, D, and E, antioxidants, collagen-stimulating properties, plant sterols, and oleic and other fatty acids that improve skin texture and enhance healing.
Our bodies do much of their healing, tissue repair, and major restorative functions during the nighttime hours while we rest. Application of FEM-TOX™ to the underarm and breast region at bedtime allows the ingredients to work in concert with the body’s natural circadian rhythm of detoxification, healing, and rejuvenation.
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