THE DOCTOR IS IN
Dr. Will Cole, Functional Medicine Doctor and Host of The Art of Being Well has broken free from the limiting approach of “standard care,”and become world renowned for his pride in delivering personalized healthcare treatment to patients as well as providing an environment that supports and inspires patients to not just reverse poor health, but dramatically improve their wellness.
Furtuna Skin Co-Founder, CEO, and Master Formulator, Kim Walls met with Dr. Cole to discuss the power of EVOO and the best ways to easily get more of these essential healthy fats and beautifying nutrients on a daily basis. From the gut-skin axis, the science of Chrononutrition, your ability to properly absorb nutrients, this convo is a game-changer for your skin.
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GOOD FATS = GREAT SKIN
As your body's largest organ, your skin is not just a protective barrier, but a permeable barrier as well. When you have a high toxin load, inflammation, problems detoxing properly, or nutrient deficiencies, these show up on the surface of your skin as acne, psoriasis, rashes, eczema, or rosacea.
Therefore, skincare goes beyond the products you use on a daily basis - it's also about what is happening beneath the surface! But as a functional medicine practitioner there is one missing piece that often goes overlooked for its vital role in achieving glowing skin: Healthy fats.
I SEE SO MANY PATIENTS WITH LEAKY SKIN, LIKE LEAKY GUT, IT’S TYPICALLY A SIGN THAT THERE IS A DISRUPTION IN THE SKIN BARRIER. WHY IS THERE SUCH A MISCONCEPTION ABOUT OIL FOR SKIN AND PORE CLOGGING?
Using healthy, high quality oils actually recalibrates the skin so you’re not overproducing oils. A lot of the work we do is combating the myths around EVOO to draw attention to the benefits of EVOO for skin regeneration. Good fats are essential to developing and maintaining a healthy glow.
Our Biphase Moisturizing Oil is sourced from a custom blend of benefits from the olive tree to create a serum-and-oil in one single step by combining Olive Leaf Water and our botanically-infused Olive Oil. Your skin needs water to absorb oil so we can truly get the benefits of the good stuff. The Furtuna Skin single source EVOO is optimized to deliver unparalleled skin results through topical products by optimizing delivery of key nutrients:
- Phenolic compounds - Powerful phenols shield and soothe skin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help prevent photodamage
- Hydroxytyrosol - Free radical fighter with some of the highest antioxidant properties ever discovered
- Oleacein - Most abundant antioxidant in EVOO with high anti-inflammatory activity to soothe skin damage
- Verbascoside - Inhibits tyrosinase helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots
- Sterols - Promote youthful glow, reduce trans-epidermal water loss, locking in moisture
EVOO DIGESTION BENEFITS:
EVOO’s healthy fat content enhances the digestive tract and provides optimal nutrient absorption. A balanced ratio of fatty acids allows better breakdown and absorption of fat soluble nutrients and Vitamins. We take a holistic approach to treat your skin from the inside out by ingesting an optimized dose of polyphenols & antioxidants perfectly timed to unlock the skincare benefits of Chrononutrition™ and our Wildly Potent™ powerhouse plant. Healthy fat content improves digestive health to optimize absorption of vitamins and minerals.
- Omega 9 fatty acid (oleic acid) + Omega 6 fatty acid (linoleic acid) & Omega 3 fatty acid (linolenic acid). Essential fatty acids that improve hydration, fortify, protect, and soothe barrier
- Vitamin E & Vitamin K. Fat soluble Vitamins and powerhouse antioxidants, repair moisture barrier, protect & support collagen production
- Squalene. Fat soluble antioxidant and effective emollient that helps balance sebum and moisture barrier
NOT ALL OILS ARE CREATED EQUAL. IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENT STANDARDS AND UNDERSTAND THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND THE DIFFERENT QUALITIES OF OIL FOR DIFFERENT USES.
The Furtuna Skin Oil difference is really what sets us apart. With over 12,000 olive trees and 12 varieties on La Furtuna Estate, we are able to create a uniquely powerful custom Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blend. Each harvest, we test and evaluate our crops for their levels of polyphenols, fatty acids, sterols, and other nutrient components that are key to skin health. Our formulations are tailored each year in accordance to the power of the plants during each harvest. We get to be extremely picky and use the top six varieties for skin benefits from each year.
Compared to standard EVOO levels:
- Contains 66% more antioxidants than the average EVOO
- Contains 8% more sterols than the average EVOO
- Free acid content 3.4x lower than the average EVOO
- Contains 15% more fatty acids than standard EVOO
- Zero defects
THERE ARE SO FEW BEAUTY BRANDS LEADING WITH REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE AND ITS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET. WAS THIS ALWAYS THE VISION?
Absolutely and it was an enormous lift. Protecting and enriching biodiversity is the key to our future, so regenerative agriculture has been a founding principle since the inception of Furtuna Skin. Scientists and our team believe regenerative agriculture is one of our best solutions to combat the climate crisis. This process also supports the potency of our organic plants which drives performance in our skincare, as well as our digestible nutrients.
The land management strategies we support align with those of the protected areas, prioritizing native plants and wildlife. Our work helps La Furtuna Estate, the 800+ acre organic farm where our ingredients are grown, to preserve Sicily's rich heritage, history, and biodiversity. A loss in the biodiversity of an ecosystem has widespread consequences that reach well beyond that habitat. Read more about our Regenerative approaches here.
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NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT CHRONONUTRITION. YOU’VE BROUGHT THIS TO SKINCARE. WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR SKIN HEALTH?
We bring the dramatic wellness benefits of Chrononutrition™ to skincare by strategically timing the delivery of nutrients from our ingredients to coordinate with skin’s natural circadian clock. We’re working to time the nutrients of the body so that it has what it needs for optimal function.
Day: Protect Mode
Night: Building and Regenerating Mode
Synchronizing the time for nutrients with your biological clock to improve wellness, energy, metabolism, and product results. The idea actually comes from the food industry and Furtuna Skin is bringing the benefits to skincare for the first time.
Similarly, with our digestible LXR06, starting the day with our EVOO, your skin will receive a full scope of macro- and micro- nutrients, vitamins and minerals so it glows with clarity, energy and vitality.