LaVigne Natural Skincare’s products feature Tepezcohuite (pronounced ‘tep-ez-co-heety’) as the primary healing and regenerative agent. Derived from the bark of Mexico’s ‘skin tree’, this non-toxic organic ingredient was used by the Mayans for more than ten centuries as an anti-aging skincare product. Modern-day research has revealed that vital components found in its complex chemical makeup actually repair and protect skin cells – giving it the amazing ability to heal a wide range of skin problems and to promote younger-looking, healthy skin.

Tepezcohuite has been hailed for its ability to:

  • Guard against the signs of aging
  • Promote the creation of new skin cells
  • Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to improve skin’s elasticity
  • Protect Vitamin P (a cellular regenerator) and hyaluronic acid
  • Regenerate deep soft tissue and hair follicles
  • Heal serious burns and skin blemishes
  • Minimize scarring
  • Relieve the pain of sore, cracked or damaged skin
  • Alleviate the discomfort of pressure sores
  • Aid in the prevention of acne
  • Defend against bacteria, fungi and viral infections and germs

World-renowned spas, such as Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, use Tepezcohuite in some of their exclusive spa treatments (available to their clientele on a very limited basis). LaVigne Natural Skincare now makes this special ingredient available to you.


In 1984, a group of medics witnessed a phenomenon in Mexico City. Hundreds of people had been severely burned in a series of explosions in a gas factory. The Red Cross successfully treated victims by dusting their wounds with Tepezcohuite powder. Tepezcohuite’s regenerative action on the injured tissues worked wonders: it was so effective that it was used one year later when an earthquake caused a gas explosion in the Aztec capital.

Principal health institutions in Mexico have studied Tepezcohuite, also known as the ‘skin tree’, for many years to discover its significant properties as:

  • An antimicrobial
  • An analgesic agent
  • A cellular regenerator

Very rich in vital active components for the skin, an extract of Tepezcohuite contains:

  • FLAVONOIDS that protect skin from aging, diminish capillary permeability and increase its resistance
  • TANNINS that make skin smooth and have an astringent action
  • MICRONUTRIENTS which play an important role in cellular reparative and protective action (such as zinc, copper, manganese, iron and magnesium)

Extensive research has been performed in labs in Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. They have found that Tepezcohuite is non-toxic, a cellular regenerator, an anti-bacterial 300% more effective than streptomycin, and a powerful fungicide.

BURNS – Tepezcohuite

  • Does not have harmful side effects
  • Is an analgesic
  • Is very effective in treating first- and second-degree burns
  • Protects burns from the environment
  • Prevents the formation of cheloidal scars
  • Regenerates hair follicles
  • Stops the loss of liquid plasma

From research at the BIOGIR Lab (Paris, France)

COSMETOLOGY – Tepezcohuite

  • Is an analgesic
  • Is an astringent
  • Is an anti-bacterial
  • Is a fungicide
  • Protects hyaluronic acid and Vitamin P (a cellular regenerator)
  • Protects and stimulates the generation of collagen and elastin
  • Regenerates hair follicles

Information from the CRUZ AZUL HOSPITAL (Oaxaca, Mexico)

DERMATOLOGY – Tepezcohuite

Effective in the treatment of:

  • Prevention of facial expression lines and acne
  • Treatment of Psoriasis
  • Treatment of chicken-pox scars

Information from the CRUZ AZUL HOSPITAL (Oaxaca, Mexico)

INFECTOLOGY – Tepezcohuite

Effective in the treatment of:

  • External local application on abscesses
  • Diabetic foot as a result of damp gangrene

Information from the CRUZ AZUL HOSPITAL

TRAUMATOLOGY – Tepezcohuite

  • Protects exposed bone (first- and second-degree) – Muller
  • Regenerates deep soft tissue
  • Is antiseptic and germ-killing

From research at the BIOGIR Lab (Paris, France)