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Gerrie Summers

Salma Hayek’s Beauty Line Will Feature Family Secrets

By April 20, 2011

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Salma Hayek will launch a beauty line called Nuance, which will be sold exclusively at CVS next year.  In a recent T Magazine article, the Mexican actress says her desire to do the line was because of beauty secrets handed down by her grandmother, who was a "beauty," she recalls.  "She died at 96 with no wrinkles."

I want to know those secrets!

One of the secrets is tepezaohuite, which comes from a tree found in southern Mexico and the northeastern region of Brazil.   Mayans of Mexico used the roasted bark for over a thousand years to treat lesions of the skin.  Because of its healing properties, tepezaohuite is also used to treat burns.  Tannins in the bark contain flavanoids, antioxidants that act as an astringent and promote cellular regeneration.

Tepezaohuite has already made its way into hair products to aid with hair loss, and skin care products like night creams and soap.  It may protect and stimulate regeneration of collagen and elastin.  See this article to learn about other exotic beauty ingredients.

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