The Mexican ingredient that gives Salma Hayek her flawless skin

Salma Hayek Reveals Major Skincare Secrets!
Salma Hayek is among the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood.

At age 48, her skin seems to defy the laws of physics. We'd kill to look like her at any age.

So what is it that keeps her looking ageless?

In an interview with Elle magazine last month, Hayek revealed that she doesn't use Botox, pills, or fillers.

Surprisingly, her secret weapon comes from an all-natural source - a Mexican ingredient called Tepezcohuite.
"I use an ingredient called Tepezcohuite that's used in Mexico for burn victims because it completely regenerates the skin, and there's no one in the States who is using this ingredient except for us," she said.

Hayek claims that her grandmother passed away at age 96 with no wrinkles, and that her mother's skin is equally flawless.

Also known as "mimosa tenuiflora," tepezcohuite is a bark tree found in Southern Mexico that resembles a fern. The tree does well at regenerating itself in the aftermath of forest fires, and natives of Mexico refer to it as the "skin tree." It was administered by the Mayan culture thousands of years ago to treat skin lesions such as burns, by grinding the bark up into a powder.

In 1984, after a horrific gas explosion in Mexico City killed 500 and left more than 5000 with severe burns, the Red Cross treated the burn patients with tepezcohuite. It was so effective at healing their wounds and regenerating the skin that a year later, when an earthquake caused a series of explosions and fires, tepezcohuite was again used to treat the victims.

Given its ability to treat burns, it stimulates the regeneration of fresh, new, youthful-looking skin.

We can't wait to try tepezcohuite in hopes of looking half as good as she does.

You can find the ingredient in some of Hayek's Nuance skincare products sold at CVS.

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The Mexican ingredient that gives Salma Hayek her flawless skin
Actress Salma Hayek Pinault speaks after receiving the Individual Achievement Award for her work at the Salma Hayek Foundation and Chime for Change, as well as for producing the animated film adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's 'The Prophet,' during the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala in Washington, DC, April 29, 2015. The event honors individuals for their work promoting inclusion, cultural understanding, and cooperation across ethnic, racial and religious lines. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Salma Hayek poses for a photo as she walks the red carpet to launch the global premiere of her animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's celebrated novel 'The Prophet' in the Lebanese capital Beirut, on April 27, 2015. The actress and director described the movie version of the Lebanese author's spiritually-uplifting book as a 'love letter to my heritage'.(Photo credit JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)
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