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sun defence serum


sun defence serum


Damage Repairing Serum

Anti-Mutagenic Factors
Peruvian Cat’s Claw Vine


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Damage Repairing Serum

Anti-Mutagenic Factors
Peruvian Cat’s Claw Vine


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SUN DEFENCE contains an anti-inflammatory compound - specific to cat's claw vine from Peru -known as pentacyclic oxindolic alkaloid (POA). 

POA is a mutagenic (anti-cancer) botanical that blocks the production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and helps to stop apoptosis (programmed cell death) in old or damaged cells.


Directions for use: Twice per day, after cleansing and toner, before moisturizer and sun block, apply a light layer of this serum.


Ingredients: Uncaria Tomentosa 40% decocted in Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) & Sesamum Indica Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oils 60%

What does “3XO” mean?

” 3XO “ stands for “triple infused”. It’s a formulary designation that  tracks repetitions of infusion in the extracting process.

To better appreciate how the herbal materials are transformed into a trans dermal serum read on.
First, the cat’s claw vine leaves and bark are hand tied in bunches and hung upside down for several weeks to dry. They must be bone dry for the next step. (any - even 1 droplet - of moisture will cause the oil to get moldy.) This slow drying process is to prevent the oils from going rancid, plus, the buds and leaves are more easily removed from the stems when they are dry.

Once the herbs are sufficiently dried, it’s time for them to be taken off the vine, then slow cooked into oil, the Ayurvedic traditional method of extraction.

According to the Charaka Samhita, Ayurveda’s oldest medical doctrine text, it is best to use oils in our remedies and beautification therapies.
Ayurveda teaches that skin is comprised of unctuous substances (lipid based), and, that it’s remedies must also be unctuous. Modern
science would translate that into: “the skin is lipophillic, therefore, transdermal applications that are oil based are absorbed most efficiently”.

When we low heat triple infuse herbal oils at Solavedi we transform the naturally occurring oils within the herbs into liposomal (oil based) concentrates that penetrate deeply into the cells and are received as “food”, or nutritive substances.

Solavedi upholds the tradition of herbal oil making because herbal oil massage, “snehana”, is a form of self love and self care and, as such, provides deep tissue nourishment

Our 3XO Botanicals are food grade, and the lipid based nutritive compounds remain intact and undegraded or damaged due to the slow cooking process. They are safer to use directly on the skin than essential oils.
They are excellent facial quality beauty and skin care treatments for this reason.

How much herb is used to make this serum?

A lot. Many herbal oils on the market use a ratio of 1 pound of herb to a gallon of oil.
Solavedi actually ends up cooking down from 5-10 pounds per gallon. This means, you won’t find richer, more concentrated infused oil serums anywhere.

Lastly, Are 3XO Botanicals the same as Essential Oils?


Both are used for healing, and caring for the whole body and mind.
However, essential oils are not truly “oils”. They are steam distilled and micronised particulate compounds representing the features and properties of the plant used.
The process involved in making essential oils is one that exerts great forces of pressure and heat, and yields a very active, volatile medicine grade product.
What most people understand about essential oils is limited to how they smell.

Essential Oils are highly aromatic due to being micronised.
Micronisation allows the molecules to so tiny, that 10,000 of them would fit on the head of a pin.
This gives essential oils the capability of crossing the blood brain barrier, and of entering the blood and nervous systems immediately upon inhalation. 3XO Serums do penetrate the deeper cell membranes but the uptake of their compounds is slower and the effects more nutritive.

Expected shelf life is 24 months from date of batch preparation, and not less than 12 months from  when you purchase it.
Expiration dates are very conservative, and are marked on each bottle.

A 15 ml bottle of serum with daily use, typically lasts at least 3 months.
If you have any questions about any solavedi organics product, feel free to contact us:

Our products are non ge (genetically engineered),  are gluten free + soy free, oils are extracted without hexane, they are dairy free, vegan, and made with certified pesticide-free chinese and ayurvedic herbs.

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