The olfactory family of Asterios is : Woody – Aromatic – Leathery. The fragrance opens with top notes of birch pitch and green notes; middle notes are leathery notes and white wood notes (birch-cedar); base notes are animalic and woody with some animal musk and oak mushroom. This olfactory pyramid fits well with the chosen character Asterios the “Minotaur” a half-man, half-bull monster, son of Minos, king of Crete, and Pasiphae. The Minotaur represents the instinctive and bestial part of the human mind, just as the chosen fragrance embodies the true Alpha male.
This aftershave from Toscana Factory Lab not only soothes the skin, nourishes and moisturizes it but also takes on the function of an Eau de Toilette given the percentage of fragrance within it. Here we explain some of the properties of the ingredients inside:
Glycolipids: These compounds consisting of macromolecules that contain lipid-bound carbohydrates are obtained from plants. Their function is cellular recovery, which is the ability of the skin to retain moisture, minimize transepidermal water loss, and overall skin tone and texture.
Aloe juice: This gel made from the cold-pressed and organically grown plant of the same name , has healing power. Aloe juice, being rich in valuable substances such as vitamins, enzymes and essential amino acids, protects the skin from dehydration, and thanks to its soothing and refreshing properties, gives hydration and freshness (even after sun exposure).
Panthenol: Panthenol improves hydration, reduces itching and inflammation of the skin. It accelerates and improves healing of epidermal wounds. It is often used in sunburn treatment products. When panthenol is applied locally, it penetrates the lower layers of the skin, is absorbed by skin cells and converted to pantothenic acid (more commonly known as vitamin B5). It is this penetration that enables essential hydration.
Sodium P CA : Sodium PCA is a sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid. It is an amino acid found naturally in many proteins. It is part of the NMF (natural moisturizing factor), that is, compounds that enable the natural maintenance of skin hydration.
It is used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, humectant. This ingredient is also nontoxic, nonirritating and hypoallergenic.
Guar gum: made from the seed of a legume, this compound is a film-forming agent creates a thin film on the skin that gives the skin a velvet effect.
Inci: Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Glycolipids, Parfum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (*), Glycerin, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Inulin, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Geraniol,
Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate,
Limonene, Eugenol, Citral, Anise Alcohol.
*from organic farming
Toscana Factory Lab is a cosmetic brand, whose goal is to give the customer a product with high quality standards using premium raw materials.