CLICK HERE FOR 20% OFF >>>

Frankincense Essential Oil: The Anti-Ageing and Health Benefits

 

" Studies suggest that Frankincense possesses anti-tumor activity against brain, breast, skin and pancreatic cancer cells."

 

In modern aromatherapy, frankincense essential oil is often used to reduce stress levels and improve the overall wellbeing. The therapeutic benefits of frankincense have been recognised for many centuries or even for thousands year. Frankincense was already used as a remedy for hypertension, fever, ulcers, cough and post-childbirth recovery by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians.

Scientific studies showed that Frankincense possesses various anti-ageing and health benefits. Many studies revealed the potential use of frankincense for the treatment of diseases including various type of cancers. 

The Anti-Inflammatory of Frankincense Essential Oil

A study by University of Life Sciences, Lublin, Poland, showed that frankincense has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can be useful for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, rheumatoid arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome. This study also highlighted the potential use of frankincense for the treatment of leukaemia and brain tumor.

Chronic Inflammatory is known to accelerate ageing including skin ageing. Frankincense essential oil can reduce inflammation in the body and slow down the appearance of wrinkles, lines and other signs of skin ageing.

 

Anti-Ageing Face Oil for all types of ageing and premature-ageing skin particularly dry, sensitive skin. Suitable for vegans learn more >>>

 

The Wound-Healing Properties of Frankincense Essential Oil

A recent study showed that Frankincense essential oil promoted skin health. Due to its ability to suppress the levels of collagen III and inflammation, Frankincense essential oil speeds up wound-healing process and prevents the scar formation. In contrast to other type of collagens, collagen III has been associated with inflammation and the development of scar tissues.

The main active component of Frankincense essential oil, Alpha-Pinene, is thought to be behind its various health and anti-ageing effects.

The Anti-Cancer Activities of Frankincense Essential Oil

Pancreatic cancer is known to cause high mortality with less than 5% survival rate within 5 years from the initial diagnosis. Due to the difficulties in diagnosing this type of cancer at early stage, pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage that makes it difficult for the treatment to be effective.

A study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggested that frankincense essential oil possesses anti-tumor activity against pancreatic cancer cells. The same studies also highlighted the potential use of Frankincense essential oil for the treatment of brain tumor, breast and skin cancer.

The Cosmetic Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil is used in skincare to reduce the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines and sagging skin. The ability of frankincense essential oil to speed up the wound-healing process suggests that it has the ability to trigger the release of transforming growth factor - beta (TGF-β) in the body. Studies showed that TGF-β rejuvenated skin and reduced various signs of ageing.

Frankincense essential oil is one of the active ingredients in Nano Gold Nourishing Cream and Bio-Renewal Face Oil.

Nano Gold Nourishing Cream is a rejuvenating moisturiser that has been specially formulated to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines and dry skin. With a synergistic blend of 24-karat gold nanoparticles, blue chamomile and frankincense; this luxurious anti-wrinkle cream is the perfect day and night moisturiser for dry, sensitive skin.

 

Miracle cream. I started using Nano Gold Nourishing Cream when I was in London during the winter season. I found that this cream has great moisturising effects. The expression lines have disappeared from my face. I live in Asia where the weather is always hot and humid. I continue to use the cream and it works well too. I can say this is an amazing cream. It makes my skin looks dewy and firm." Susy, Singapore learn more >>>

 

Your skin condition changes according to external and internal factors such as climate, age and health condition. When your skin is in need of extra nourishment, mix few drops of Bio-Renewal Face Oil with a small amount of moisturiser then gently massage into your skin. Alternatively, gently massage 4 to 6 drops of this nourishing face oil into freshly cleansed skin then follow with a moisturiser. Formulated with 10 bio-actives including cacay oil, frankincense, blue chamomile and co-enzyme Q10; Bio-Renewal Face Oil is a must have for the skin that shows sign of ageing and dryness.

 

Author:

Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips. 

 Click To Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter >>>  

 

You may also like:

 

Niacinamide (Nicotinamide) for Youthful Radiant Skin

Niacinamide boosts the production of collagen in the skin by up to 54%; while it also increases the production of elastin and skin proteins by up to 20% and 100%. A clinical study showed that Niacinamide visibly improved the appearance of ageing skin and helped prevent the appearance of age spots by up to 68%.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

N-Acetyl Glucosamine: How To Reduce Age Spots and Hyperpigmentation

N-Acetyl Glucosamine is a nano peptide naturally extracted from the outer shells of shellfish. It penetrates deeper into the skin to reduce age spots, hyperpigmentation and other signs of ageing. Studies showed that it helps prevent the excess melanin production, boost hyaluronic acid synthesis and skin cell renewal.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

Resveratrol Reduces Hot Flashes, Risk of Cancer and Skin Ageing

Menopause doesn't increase the risk for cancer. Studies suggest that the long exposure to estrogen prior to menopause increases the risk of various cancers. Women who experienced menopause after the age of 55 or began menstruating before the age of 12 are both at a higher risk of having ovarian, breast and uterine cancer.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

Menopause: How to Reduce The Effects on Your Skin and Hair

There are some visible changes to the skin and hair during menopause. Usually one year after the last period, women find that their skin becomes drier and the signs of ageing look more prominent. With declining estrogen levels, many women experience thinning hair and notice more hair growing on their face.

 Read More >>> 

   

 

Why Colloidal Gold Skincare is Great for Your Skin

Colloidal Gold is a suspension of gold nanoparticles in a fluid, usually water. Known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, studies showed that colloidal gold can penetrate deeper into the skin and acts as a carrier for other active ingredients to improve the efficacy of the skincare products.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

Resveratrol Reduces Signs of Ageing From Wrinkles to Pigmentation

Resveratrol is capable of neutralising free radicals and preventing oxidative damage. A study by University of Seville in Spain showed that resveratrol helps prevent and reduce chronic inflammation. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation spots and other visible signs of ageing in the skin.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

Skin Ageing: Why It Is Important To Know The Process

Your skin is constantly exposed to internal and external factors like genes, health condition, weather, pollution and microorganisms; hence, it is usually the first organ in your body that shows the signs of ageing. Ageing is a gradual process that happens because the body can't renew all the damaged cells and tissues.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

How to Care for Dry Skin

With age, your skin tends to be drier, nevertheless, dry skin is a common skin problem across all ages. The sebum production is controlled by testosterone hormone. With age, the production of testosterone in both men and women declines. As a result, the older people get, the drier their skin is.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

Saccharide Isomerate: A Hyaluronic Acid Booster To Reduce Wrinkles

Saccharide Isomerate boosts the hyaluronic acid production in the skin by up to 66% and reduces the appearance of wrinkles by up to 79.3%. It delivers long-lasting hydrating and smoothing effects up to 72 hours. It reduces flakiness, itchiness, dryness and tightness, and improves skin smoothness and softness by 50%.

 Read More >>> 

  

 

Cacay Oil Proven To Reduce Wrinkles and Pigmentation Spots

A clinical study in Germany showed that daily application of cacay oil within a 4 week period reduced the appearance of wrinkles by 45%. This study found that cacay oil boosts the skin's hydration and elasticity while also visibly smooths out the appearance of the skin and makes it look firmer.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

How Long does it take for Your Skin to Renew?

The skin cells turnover rate varies individually and age plays a major role. In babies, the skin renews itself every 14 days. In teenagers, this process takes about 28 days. In adults, it takes between 28 and 42 days. In those age 50 and older, the skin renewal process can take up to 84 days.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

Rosehip Seed Oil for Signs of Ageing

Rosehip oil is rich in pro-vitamin A complex (Carotenoids), particularly Beta-Carotene. It also contains a trace of trans-retinoic acid (Tretinoin), a more potent form of vitamin A than Retinol. The oil is also rich in Omega 3 (Linoleic Acid) and Omega 6 (Linolenic Acid) essential fatty acids that help strengthen natural lipids barrier.

 Read More >>> 

 

 

How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes and Eye Bags

With age, the skin tissues and muscles around the eyes weaken. As a result, the supporting fats moved from the upper eye lids to the lower eye lids, causing the appearance of eye bags and puffy eyes. They make the eyes look tired and the skin look saggy. The skin around the eyes often shows the first signs of ageing.

 Read More >>> 

 

  

Scientific Sources: Frankincense--therapeutic properties, Postepy Higieny I Medycyny Doswiadczalnej (Online), 2016 Jan 4, 70: 380-91; Biological activities of frankincense essential oil in human dermal fibroblasts, Biochimie Open2017 Jun, 4: 31–35; Chemistry and Immunomodulatory Activity of Frankincense Oil, The Zeitschrift für Naturforschung, 58 c, 230D238 (2003); The Story of Frankincense, Middle East Institute; Frankincense essential oil prepared from hydrodistillation of Boswellia sacra gum resins induces human pancreatic cancer cell death in cultures and in a xenograft murine model, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 12, Article number: 253 (2012); The role of the TGF-β family in wound healing, burns and scarring: a review, International Journal of Burns and Trauma, 2012, 2(1): 18–28.


Leave a comment