Traveling the globe as a model, Edward Bess would be forever changed by his first journey to the Black Sea. Amidst the vast expanse of deep and endless sea, white waves whipping against dark rocks glistening under the incandescent sun while sudden, fleeting storms left behind a veil of enveloping mist, Edward fell under the spell of this mystical corner of the world. As the photo assignment came to an end, he felt deeply connected to his surroundings, and, deciding to extend his stay, he watched the plane fly away without him. Mesmerized, Edward embraced the startling beauty and rich lore of the ancient region. Filled with excitement, he immersed himself in Turkish culture, soon experiencing the fabled secrets of the local people. Eventually, Edward discovered the thermal mineral springs hidden along the Black Sea coast, long known for their magical healing properties, as well as the Turkish hammam, a centuries old skin purifying ritual. Impressed by the history and benefits of these traditions, he vowed to delve deeper into their mysteries, becoming one with nature, basking in the Black Sea's mystique while exploring the botanical treasures of its shores. Along his journey, the Black Sea continued to bestow it's magic with amazing generosity. Shortly, Edward's skin changed dramatically it became softer, smoother, more radiant and his complexion seemed renewed with a stunning luminous clarity. Marvelling at the miraculous transformation, Edward knew he had to share the Black Sea's gift. For years after his first life changing encounter with the enchanting region, Edward sought to harness the skin perfecting elements native to the remote coast. Pairing these indigenous wonders with extensive anti-aging research, Edward Bess Black Sea reveals the skin secrets of legend. Algae: Harvested from the depths of the Black Sea. Powerful ability to rebalance the skin's moisture content while protecting, stimulating, and nourishing for a radiantly youthful appearance. Shea Butter: Extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree, which takes 15 years to bear fruit. Instilled with superior moisturizing and healing capacities. Penetrates quickly to soothe and nourish the skin. Turkish Hazelnut & Olive Oils: Cultivated by the local people at the peak of each Spring season. This ancient beauty secret- discovered thousands of years ago- helps naturally renew and condition skin. Vitamins A, C & E: Help rejuvenate skin from within. These key vitamins keep skin firm and resilient and delay formation of lines and wrinkles for young, healthy-looking skin. Copper: Essential for skin health. Tightens skin and improves complexion to reveal a beautifully even tone and texture. Zinc: This vital mineral helps combat damaging effects of sun exposure. Heals and repairs destruction. Phospholipids: Maximize hydration by balancing and retaining optimum moisture levels.