The Agave plant is found in the United States, Mexico, the Mediterranean, and other parts of Central and South America. Over the years, indigenous people have used this plant for its sap as a sweetener, medicine, rope, and landscaping. With advancements in cosmetology, the Agave plant's properties have been used in skincare. But the most widely known application of the Agave plant is in producing the acclaimed liquor called Agave plant tequila.
So, how's the Agave plant used in tequila production and skincare? Let's discuss:
How Tequila is Made Using the Agave Plant
Tequila is one of the world's most popular alcohol variations derived from the Agave plant through hydrolysis. After heating, the juice is extracted from the blue Weber Azul Agave plant.
First, tequila makers harvest the fully grown and developed plant. Next, the Agave is diced and cooked in ovens. After the cooking phase, the juice must be fermented for three to ten days, depending on the desired taste and type. The distillation and aging processes follow. Finally, the tequila is stored in cognac or oak barrels, based on the tequila type.
Types of Tequila
Several Agave plant tequila and different brands emerge from the fermentation process. Some of these world-famous agave plant tequilas include:
- Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila
Uses of The Agave Plant in EMK Skincare Products
EMK Skincare founder, Dr. Emilia Karsh, was a natural beauty pioneer long before it became mainstream. Her research to help heal a friend's major facial burns led her to EMK's legendary Agave-based proprietary formula. Our formula, developed from proteins extracted from the once in its lifetime blooming flower of the Agave Americana, is the heart of every EMK product. These exclusive proteins help your skin feel silky, supple, and hydrated. Here's how:
1. Healing Properties
The proteins from the Agave plant are molecularly compatible with your skin and, when applied, present healing properties, ensuring your skin is hydrated and refreshed. It restores your skin's luster and makes your skin glow. Plus, you can apply it to burn wounds since it helps with skin rejuvenation.
Since Agave contains beneficial antioxidants, it can be used for skin exfoliation. When applied to the face, it absorbs into the skin quickly, eliminating dead skin and making it less oily.
3. Skin Restoration and Rejuvenation
As the Agave plant contains glycolic acid, it repairs damaged skin, reduces inflammation, and treats acne. When infused with other ingredients and plant extracts, the Agave plant proteins repair the skin soft to the touch as revitalizing properties that nourish the deepest layer of the dermis.
Agave plant proteins possess moisturizing elements that make your skin radiant. They have no clogging effect on your skin pores and tighten loose skin while also improving blood circulation. Moreover, the Agave plant proteins reduce swelling and puffiness under your eyes, providing a long-lasting hydration effect that leaves you looking refreshed.
This nutrient-dense Agave plant protein nourishes, strengthens, and improves collagen production and cell regeneration. Make EMK Skincare and its pure, natural Agave part of your daily skincare routine today!