Introducing Maysama Green Rooibos Probiotic Moisturiser and AOX Hydrating Atomiser

Introducing Maysama Green Rooibos Probiotic Moisturiser and AOX Hydrating Atomiser

Two new skincare formulations designed to optimise your skin health have landed at Maysama! New product development is driven by our community. We love to hear what you want next from Maysama to bolster your skincare routine and to complement your red light therapy treatments. Two of the most requited products for Maysama, for quite some time, are a moisturiser to cosset you skin and lock in hydration, and a lighter formulation for use with LED Therapy. We are excited to be able to deliver on both these requests and we believe that we have something unique in each of these formulations.

As you would expect from Maysama, both formulations are formulated with our hero ingredient, Aspalathin-enriched Green Rooibos Extract, which is the herb that keeps on giving. Green Rooibos is rich in flavonoids, the main group of polyphenols, which serve as antioxidants, helping to protect from the onslaught of environmental aggressors, like UV light and pollution. Rooibos is considered unique because it contains aspalathin, a monomeric flavonoid, which is exclusive to rooibos and contributes greatly to its antioxidant capacity. Its antioxidant capabilities are bolstered by a high content of the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase, which plays a very important role in neutralising free radicals, particularly in the mitochondrial membrane where they are produced by the action of red light therapy. Aside from its antioxidant potential, rooibos is anti-inflammatory and has anti-glycation and anti-mutagenic action. And for its anti-aging credentials, green rooibos is loaded with AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), vitamin D and Zinc.

Let’s take a look at our new formulations.

Green Rooibos Probiotic Moisturiser

Who doesn’t need a good moisturiser? Once we have loaded our skin with humectants to plump and hydrate and get that dewy glow, it is important to lock in that hydration. Emollients in moisturisers do exactly that, covering the skin with a protective film to trap in moisture and prevent it from escaping. In fact, if you neglect to use a moisturiser, then you risk losing moisture from your skin through Transepidermal Water Loss [TWL]. Emollients like jojoba seed oil (Simmondsia chinensis), argan oil and glycerine are truly effective and can help manage dry skin and reduce skin sensitivity.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Glycerin, Triheptanoin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isostearyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopherol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Dilinoleic Acid/Butanediol Copolymer, Sclerotium Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Sodium Gluconate, Honokiol, Magnolol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Castor Oil/IPDI Copolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Lactobacillus Ferment

But what’s special about Maysama’s moisturiser I hear you ask? Every moisturiser is its own unique formula and Maysama’s Green Rooibos Probiotic Moisturiser is no exception.

Pre, Pro and Postbiotic

Our light-weight probiotic moisturiser is enhanced by the fermentation of colloidal oatmeal and has skin firming and plumping effect. Maysama’s fermented colloidal oatmeal, sourced from sustainable crop, is proven to help maintain a healthy skin microbiome composition.

For fermented colloidal oatmeal, think Aveeno on steroids!! The fermentation process releases bioactive compounds from the oatmeal as it breaks down, like antioxidants and amino acids, as well as hydroxy carboxylic acids such as lactic acid, which provides hydration. These molecules are smaller in size and more bioavailable, so they can penetrate deeper into the skin, past the stratum corneum.

What’s more our fermented colloidal oatmeal has prebiotic, probiotic and postbiotic properties, which are vital to achieving and maintaining a healthy microbiome. But what do each of these terms mean?

Prebiotic – These are molecules that promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms on the skin and provide a healthy and balanced skin microbiota.

Probiotic – Here we are referring to ‘live’ microorganisms, which are uniquely helpful to the skin microbiome.

Postbiotic – These refer to lysates and a range of metabolites produced by live bacteria during the fermentation process.

Fermented oatmeal exhibits prebiotic benefits to enhance growth of healthy bacteria on the skin. Prebiotic molecules in our fermented colloidal oatmeal include antioxidants and ectoin, a natural substance produced by the bacteria to protect against extreme conditions. Ectoin prevents dehydration of the epidermis by maintaining the correct water balance, resulting in smooth and soft appearance of the skin.

Fermented colloidal oatmeal has a probiotic-like effect due to the presence of Lactobacillus bacteria. Lactobacillus enhances the growth of ‘good’ bacteria yet has a strong antimicrobial effect on those considered potentially pathogenic. Data shows that heat-killed bacteria have probiotic effects with advantages over live probiotics.

Lastly, our fermented oatmeal is loaded with postbiotic molecules. These metabolites, produced by the live bacteria during the fermentation process, help to regulate the composition of the skin microbiome ecosystem. Postbiotic molecules in our colloidal oatmeal include Alpha Hydroxy Acids [AHAs], amino acids and bioactive peptides. AHAs act as exfoliants and hydrate the skin, as well as improve barrier function by enhancing the production of ceramides. Amino acids which protect the skin from free radical damage and reduce signs of aging. Bioactive Peptides help with the cellular renewal of the skin.

Overall, Maysama’s Green Rooibos Probiotic Moisturiser, is formulated with fermented colloidal oatmeal, which has antiaging effects by increasing the thickness of the stratum corneum and epidermis, resulting in skin firmness in the short term. The hydrating properties of fermented colloidal oatmeal result in improvements in skin plumpness in the long term. It has also been proven efficient in maintaining the skin microbiome composition over time.


If you are looking for firmer, plumper skin, look no further. Maysama’s Probiotic Moisturiser is loaded with active ingredients intent on restoring facial fullness.

Black tea ferment (Saccharomyces ferment) brings antiglycation activity and a lipo-filing effect, improving overall skin quality by enhancing skin smoothness, radiance and colour. Backed by data, our Kombucha active ingredient, at 3%, re-densifies the adipocyte population in the skin by 136%, helping restore skin volume.

Fermented colloidal oatmeal further supports the thickening of the stratum corneum and epidermis, helping to improve skin firmness and hydration, resulting in plumper skin.

And science studies support that Green Rooibos protects and repairs preadipocytes, helping to maintain a healthy subcutaneous fat layer, as well as provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiglycation action.

Maysama’s Green Rooibos Probiotic Moisturiser is ideal for skin with early to moderate photoaging and oily, normal and drier skin.

Which brings us on to our second new formulation for 2024

Green Rooibos AOX Hydrating Atomiser

If ever there were a versatile formulation, this is it! Our Atomiser is a multi-purpose hydrating antioxidant spray, formulated to deliver long lasting hydration and replenish and protect the skin’s moisture barrier. Formulated with Green Rooibos Extract, Vitamin C and Oat Beta Glucan, you won’t want to be without this formidable formula in your skincare armoury.

Many of Maysama’s customers have requested a lighter formulation for use with LED and a formulation free from Aloe vera and naicinamide, which some individuals are sensitive to. Our new Green Rooibos Atomiser hits this brief.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium PCA, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Panthenol, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Citric Acid.

Here are just some of the ways you can use your Maysama’s Green Rooibos Atomiser;

  • LED Spray – If you love LED therapy, then you will love this formula to complement your Red Light Therapy Treatments. Our hero green rooibos ingredient is proven to amplify your LED results. This formula supplements your serum so ,ideally, use it before your Maysama Green Rooibos Serum to prep your skin, increasing hydration and balancing skin pH. Our Green Rooibos Atomiser is loaded with humectants, like glycerine and oat beta glucan, which hold and bind water to increase skin hydration - hydrated skin absorbs light better. Additionally, it improves ‘spreadability’ of your serum, allowing it to absorb better into your skin. If preferred, you can also 'mist' your skin during your LED treatment, to keep your skin moist. You can even use it as a scalp spray, so it pairs perfectly with Maysama’s LED Hair Growth Comb.
  • Hydrating Toner – Our Green Rooibos Atomiser is ideal to use after any cleanser to rebalance the pH balance of your skin, prep your skin for the application of serums and minimise skin irritation. As a hydrating toner loaded with humectants and skin conditioning agents like Sodium PCA and panthenol, your skin will thank you for it. Use daily, in your morning or evening routine, after cleansing and before serums or moisturiser.
  • Mister – Our skin often feels dehydrated, due to central heating on colder days, or the lack of humidity on hot dry days. A boost of hydration can perk up your skin get us back on track. Use Maysama’s Green Rooibos Atomiser any time of day to refresh and revitalise your skin and top up your antioxidant defences.
  • Wound healing – Rooibos is the wonder herb when it comes to healing. It has been used for centuries by the indigenous Khoisan women of South Africa for its soothing and healing properties and traditionally used as an herbal medicine to treat a wide range of ailments. Our Green Rooibos Atomiser lends itself as a spray to accelerate wound healing, for post-surgical recovery or tissue damage. Ensure that wounds are closed before use!

In this formulation, our signature Green Rooibos Leaf Extract (0.6%) is supplemented with fermented rooibos at 2%. Unlike traditional rooibos, green rooibos is prepared from the fresh leaves, which have a much higher antioxidant potential. Maysama’s green rooibos undergoes patented extraction, which greatly enhances its antioxidant potential, making it 70 times more potent than regular rooibos. However, red (fermented) and green rooibos play very important but distinct roles in wound healing. Red rooibos is pro-inflammatory and helps kick-start the initial inflammatory response. Green, rooibos on the other hand, contributes greatly to the latter phases of wound healing, accelerating cell proliferation and helping tissue remodelling. For this reason, I wanted to include fermented rooibos in this formulation, to bolster the wound-healing properties of the formula. This is the only Maysama formulation which incorporates both traditional rooibos and our API ingredient, Aspalathin-enriched green rooibos.

Let’s take a look at some of the other key actives;

Glycerin – glycerin is a humectant which attracts and retains the moisture in the air and in the deeper layers of the skin. It is a skin-restoring ingredient found naturally in skin which mimics the skin’s natural moisturising factor (NMF). Glycerin can improve your skin’s appearance and texture as well as plump the skin. Glycerin also enhances the penetration of the formula’s actives into the skin.

Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C) – a derivative of L-ascorbic acid, which neutralises skin-damaging free radicals, inhibits the production of pigment to fade and prevent dark spots, boosts collagen production. Unlike regular vitamin C, which can sometimes irritate the skin, ascorbyl glucoside is a ‘less irritating’ form of Vitamin C, suitable for sensitive or irritated skin.

Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract – Oat beta glucan is 20% more hydrating than hyaluronic acid. It provides skin with deep hydration and is soothing and moisturising, with anti-aging properties. Beta glucans help lock in hydration and prevent moisture loss, which results in smoother and more supple skin. Additionally they stimulates collagen production, activate immune cells, and reach the dermis where wrinkles form to help diminish fine lines and roughness and increases skin firmness. Best of all it is an anti-irritant ingredient that is suitable for any type of skin.

Sodium PCA – Sodium PCA helps strengthen the skin’s lipidic barrier by boosting lipid synthesis in the skin epidermis, improving the skin’s integrity and stratum corneum’s ability to retain water within the skin. The physical barrier is strengthened for a hydrated and comfortable skin. In addition to increasing epidermal lipid synthesis, scientific studies have shown that topical application of PCA can also improve the organisation of these lipid structures.

Panthenol – Panthenol is a precursor of pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5. It acts as a powerful humectant, helping to maintain hydration in the skin. It also works as an emollient which means it can moisturise and soothe the skin, as well as help protect it from environmental factors and skin stresses. 

So, there you have it. Two new skincare formulations from Maysama set to optimise your skin health and we know you are going to love them!! If you have any questions on Maysama’s products, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line in the comments. And, if you have any thoughts on what you would like to see next from Maysama we would love to hear from you!

Maysama formulates for all skin types but always with sensitive skin in mind. Our formulations are free from essential oils, added fragrance, drying alcohols and all known EU allergens. All our formulations are vegan and approved as cruelty free under the Leaping Bunny programme.


Maysama Green Rooibos Probiotic Moisturiser

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