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Anti Aging Food for your skin

Posted date: 08-Jul-2014

Omega-3 fatty acids are famous for preventing premature aging and even reversing some of the aging signs in your skin according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. High-fat fish such as salmon, sardines, herrings, and mackerel are ideal sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. Consume salmon or other high-fat fish daily, or at least three times a week. If you are allergic to fish, you can also take an Omega-3 fatty acid supplements

Resource: Livestrong

 

Benefit of Algae Extract

Posted date: 01-Mar-2014

Benefit of Algae Extract

Active substance used to increase the skin’s moisture surface hydration. There are different types of algae being used but the most used is Blue Green Algae in skin treatments. Seaweed is often used as well as it does a really good job of soothing skin and adding a great protective barrier for skin. Blue green algae and seaweed are two of our great skin moisturizers.

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Difference between UVA and UVB

Posted date: 26-Feb-2014

UVA was once thought to have a minor effect on skin damage, but now studies are showing that UVA is a major contributor to skin damage. UVA penetrates deeper into the skin and works more efficiently. The intensity of UVA radiation is more constant than UVB without the variations during the day and throughout the year. UVA is also not filtered by glass.

 

UVB affects the outer layer of skin, the epidermis, and is the primary agent responsible for sunburns. It is the most intense between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm when the sunlight is brightest. It is also more intense in the summer months accounting for 70% of a person's yearly UVB dose. UVB does not penetrate glass.

 

Recommended to put on sun protection cream before you are exposed to the sun. Try our Daytime Protection SPF30 and get protected.

Benefit of Olive Oil

Posted date: 08-Feb-2014

Olive oil has been used as part of ingredient in skin care since it's discovery 5000 years ago. In fact, it's an ancient beauty secret. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all took full advantage of this prized oil. Today, we observe the beautiful skin of Mediterranean women. Many claim their secret to beautiful skin complexion thanks to olive oil.

Olive oil benefits us by:

  • Promote a smooth and radiant complexion
  • Help to maintain elasticity of skin

Not only that olive oil is high in antioxidants, including vitamin E. Antioxidants are nutritional powerhouses that protect against age-accelerating free radicals. This oil of this miraculous fruit will guard your body and your skin... from the inside out.

 Olive Oil

Benefit of Manuka Oil

Posted date: 23-Jan-2014

Manuka also known as New Zealand Tea Tree (scientific name: Leptospermum Scoparium) is a small tree that is native to New Zealand, particularly on the east coast of the North and South Islands. Manuka Honey can be eaten to treat many internal conditions and can also be applied in its natural form to treat external conditions eg. acne, skin ulcer, open wounds, eye infections, cracked skin condition, burns, etc.   

Manuka Oil

How to avoid clog pores

Posted date: 03-Jan-2014

We have pores all over the body. Excess oil in the sweat gland can become clogged, making the pore visible. Pores tend to enlarge around puberty when hormones create more oil production. Some people naturally have larger pores than others, so heredity might be the biggest obstacle to smooth skin.

 

Keeping the face clean is the first step to preventing and curing problems with the large pores. Use a non-drying, non-oily cleansing gel follow by a toner to constrict the pores.


A good weekly treatment includes steaming the face to open pores, gently exfoliate and mask is good to prevent pores from clog. Finish the treatment with suitable moisturizer to ensure that the skin is getting sufficient moist.

 

Covering up the pores with foundation might make them worse. But there are occasions when perfection is required, and the pores need to be hidden, so for those occasions, use a foundation that has powder suspended in a liquid to minimize the penetration of the substance into the pores. Be sure to wash off the foundation and wash your face thoroughly before going to bed.

Benefit of Hyaluronic Acid

Posted date: 10-Dec-2013

Hyaluronic acid, or also known as HA, occurs naturally in the body. One of its characteristics is its ability to retain water, which contributes significantly to the skin youthful appearance. Like many other essential factors, the levels of HA in the body decreases as we age. As the levels of hyaluronic decrease it impacts the skin's ability to retain moisture, thus leading to those inevitable wrinkles. With its gaining popularity, hyaluronic acid is quickly becoming one of the active anti-aging ingredients to look for in skin rejuvenation products.

Hyaluronic Acid

Benefit of LONGEVICELL®

Posted date: 08-Nov-2013

LONGEVICELL® is a botanical extract from myrtle, a scented white flower from a Mediterranean shrub rich in oligogalacturonans. It has been proven to slow down the senescence factors and activate the SIRT1 expression in skin, increasing the lifetime of cells. LONGEVICELL® also blocks the glycation reaction of collagen keeping skin smooth and supple. It is a true cell regenerator and guardian of tissue longevity erasing the first signs of aging.

Longevicell

Benefit of Lilac Stem Cells

Posted date: 15-Oct-2013

Stem cells is major breakthrough in skin care. It protectins and replenish the building blocks of what makes up our own human skin cells. Lilac Stem Cells improves acne and sebum related skin conditions through sebum regulation, yeast control and anti-inflammatory activity. This ingredient has made our Matte Gel one of the best sell product targeting on problematic and acne skin.


Lilac Stem Cells

Benefit of Edelweiss stem cell

Posted date: 30-Sep-2013

Edelweiss Stem Cellis an herbaceous plant that grows on mountain ranges from the Pyrenees and Alps to the Himalayas. Over time it has developed many natural defenses in order to survive the extreme climates in which it grows. It has powerful antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties. In a recent study, 20 participants applied a cream containing edelweiss stem cells to their faces twice daily for 40 days. The cream was found to reduce wrinkle depth of the eye contour area by 15 percent after only 20 days. Edelweiss stem cells also seem to be helpful in preventing collagen loss, firming and restructuring the skin, and preventing aging and sun damage.

Edelweiss stem cell

How to brighten up your skin tone

Posted date: 03-Sep-2013

Daily damage to your skin from environmental toxins and stress can lessen the brightness of your face and making you look tired and older. To have brighter skin, you must follow a daily skin care regimen that addresses removal of dead skin cells and pore cleansing.

Step 1

Wash your face using gentle face wash that contains Tyrostat. Tyrostat is extracted from native plant in North Canadian prairies region. It has the benefit of skin lightening ingredient. Exfoliate your face once or twice a week will remove dead skin cells and expose the fresher skin underneath. It will also unclog pores, giving you a cleaner and brighter look.

Step 2

Apply a moisturizer after every cleansing. Vitamin E and Vitamin K moisturizers are ideal for skin brightening as they promote healthy skin and rejuvenation. Vitamin K is also attributed with skin lightening and will fade pesky blemishes and dark spots.

Step 3

Drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out will make it look brighter and younger by flushing out toxins and bad bacteria.

Benefit of Papain

Posted date: 29-Aug-2013

Through purification technology, pure natural active proteolytic enzyme found in papaya is extracted which is used to exfoliate dead skin cells. It improves the skin’s collagen health while repairing it. It is also an alpha hydroxy acid, that works like a sort of enzymatic exfoliant. It is widely used in medical application, food and cosmetic industries.

Papain

Reason to pamper your eyes

Posted date: 09-Jul-2013

The area of skin underneath the eyes is areas of skin that most people overlook when maintain the daily facial routine. It’s important not to overlook this area for many reasons, as the eyes are the skin underneath the eyes is the most delicate and brittle piece of skin that your body has. Not only does it age faster than the rest of the skin on your body, but it also loses it’s elasticity.

For these reasons, using eye serum has become quite popular. A daily use eye serum can greatly reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. This is a common complaint among people age 25 and older. Dark circles give off the impression that you are tired, uninterested, and basically live an unhealthy lifestyle. For this reason, many people are turning to Eye Bag Reduce to help eliminate these dark circles.

Another reason a daily use eye serum can help you is because as you age, you probably are starting to see eye wrinkles. Eye wrinkles can also be treated with a daily use Vanish Crow Feet eye serum. Preventing future eye wrinkles from setting up on the skin’s surface is another great reason to use a daily eye serum.

Ways to avoid acne on forehead

Posted date: 10-Jun-2013

Acne, a condition where pores become blocked and inflamed. When acne is predominantly taking up space on your forehead, it becomes harder to hide. Rather than combing your hair forward or wearing wide-brimmed hats, there are several things you can do to eliminate acne on your forehead.

Step 1
Wash your face with a mild cleanser at least twice a day to remove excess oil. Rinse your face off well and pat your skin dry with a soft, clean, dry towel. Don't scrub or wipe your face, as this can irritate the skin.

Step 2

Pull your hair back with a headband. Put serum or cream that contains Salicylic Acid to prevent pore from clogging and to heal the acne. Follow by moisturizer preferable gel base to control the oil production.

Step 3
Keep everything off of your forehead. Pin you hair back and don't wear hats or headbands. Oils can transfer from your skin onto other surfaces and back again. Your hair contains oils, which can make acne worse. Wash your hair regularly to keep it clean to avoid oils getting on your forehead accidentally.

DIY Cucumber mask

Posted date: 21-May-2013

If you suffer from occasional blemishes, here is a suggestion of homemade mask to help clean your skin, remove impurities and soak up excess oil that can lead to clogged pores.

 

Pour 1 cup oatmeal and 1 tbsp. wheat bran into a blender and grind them into a powder on high speed. Transfer the powder to a bowl and stir in 2 tbsp. buttermilk, 2 tbsp. whipping cream, 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. plain yogurt, 1 tsp. of chopped, fresh mint leaves and half of a cucumber chopped into fine bits.

 

Apply the mask over your face, avoiding your eyes. Leave the mixture on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water. The cucumber slices help cool your face reducing inflammation from blemishes, while the oats and wheat bran help exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells and surface bacteria that contribute to breakouts.

 

How to improve skin elasticity

Posted date: 18-Apr-2013

Practice a good and healthy diet can play an important role in skin elasticity. Eating a well-balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables and healthy fats will provide the vitamins and minerals the body needs to help preserve skin elasticity.

Vitamin C is a powerful nutrient that keeps skin supple in several ways. Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant itself and packs the additional punch of regenerating other antioxidants such as vitamin E. Antioxidants can help protect the body from free radicals, which contribute to skin damage and the appearance of aging. Vitamin C is also required for the production of collagen, which is an important structural component of skin.

Hydrate your skin around eye area

Posted date: 20-Mar-2013

The skin under the eyes tends to be thin, which is one reason wrinkles and dark circles accumulate there. Hydrating keeps the skin from becoming dry and flaky. Natural skin-care treatments around the eyes work basically the same as they would anywhere else on the body.

 

Step 1

Wash the skin around your eyes twice a day. Avoid using any soap or washcloths. Use your finger to cleanse the area with lukewarm water.

 

Step 2

Lie on a couch or bed and put cucumber slices over your eyes. These serve to reduce inflammation and add moisture to the skin. Leave the cucumbers in place for 15 minutes.

 

Step 3

Tap eye serum just under the eyes with your finger tip, covering the dry skin.  Avoid using cream base as it may be too oily for the eye area.

 

How to care for combination skin type

Posted date: 15-Feb-2013

Combination skin occurs when there are two different types of skin on your face at the same time. You may have dry, flaky spots on your skin while also having oily spots on your face. You might find it hard to treat your skin because facial cleansers are usually targeted to a specific skin type. But there is a way to improve your skin and achieve a more balanced skin type.

 

Step 1

Wash your face one to two times daily with a gentle cleanser. Avoid face wash that has benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid; these can create more dryness on your face. Use lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a clean towel. Follow your face wash with a mild facial toner

 

Step 2

Use an oil-free moisturizer that also protects your skin from the sun. Use a moisturizer with at least SPF 15. Apply a dime size to your hands and gently rub in all over your face.

 

Step 3

Exfoliate your face at least once a week. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, improves the tone and texture or your face and reveals healthy skin. Choose an exfoliating cream that has added moisturizers.

Ways to increase Collagen

Posted date: 15-Jan-2013

Collagen is a protein produced by the skin to provide elasticity, smoothness and resilience. When collagen production decreases, saggy lines and wrinkles can form. Although there is no guaranteed way to increase collagen production, some creams, masks and lifestyle changes may help.

Apply creams designed to increase collagen. Topical retinoids treat collagen loss that is caused by ultraviolet ray exposure. Creams containing vitamin C help promote collagen production. Use face mask that contains avocado oil, which hydrates skin. This will increase your skin's natural oils. Apply the mask once twice a week for best result.

Consume foods that increase collagen production and benefit skin. Soy products, such as soy milk, cheese and meat substitutes, contain genistein that helps block enzymes that break down and age the skin.

Dark green vegetables like spinach, kale and asparagus have lutein, which increases hydration and elasticity in skin. Red fruits and vegetables such as red peppers, beets and tomatoes have lycopenesl, an antioxidant that increases collagen production.

DIY yogurt mask

Posted date: 28-Mar-2012

Step 1

Measure 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt into a small bowl to form the base of the mask. Cook 1 tablespoon of plain oatmeal. Once it’s cool down add it to your yogurt base. The oatmeal acts as a natural moisturizing ingredient.

 

Step 2

Add one tablespoon of honey and mix all ingredients well. The honey will act as a moisturizing ingredient and help thicken the mixture. Apply to your face immediately and leave for 20 to 30 minutes.

 

Step 3

Wash away the mask with luke water. Apply moisturizer onto clean skin to ensure your skin moist is lock in. Repeat this mask twice a week and see the difference.  


How to avoid acne scaring

Posted date: 26-Mar-2012

The amount of damage that an acne lesion does to the skin's layers will determine if a scar will develop. If damage is done to the lower layers, the dermis, it is likely that acne scarring will appear. There are a few products which can help reduce the appearance of this skin damage and complement with the natural healing processes.

 

Step 1

Treat your acne scarring redness with Salicylic Acid which is found is Acne Recovery Serum. Apply it to acne area and leave it for 10 minutes. Salicylic acid acts to reduce redness in acne blemishes over time. It is also help to remove any bacteria, oils and dead skin cells present in order to prevent further acne.

 

Step 2

Apply soothing mask to reduce redness and swelling in your acne scars by using Natural Ocean Mask. This mask is formulate using 7 different type of algae which gives the benefit of soothing the skin and reducing the redness. The intense cold will reduce blood flow to the area and calm the redness in the scars. Apply it to the scars for  fifteen to twenty minutes.

 

Step 3

Complete the steps by applying Healing & Moisturizing Gel. Massage it in until it’s absorbed. Formulated using Lilac Stem Cell, Healing & Moisturizing Gel will control the oil production and reduce acne flare-up. Repeat this twice daily

Steps in facial treatment

Posted date: 23-Mar-2012

A facial, whether at home or at a spa, can deeply cleanse your skin to avoid future breakouts and reveal fresher cells. Having a regular facial treatment will give your skin time to relax and leaving your skin refreshed. Below are some simple steps in facial treatment which you can follow.

Step 1

Wash your hands and moisten your face with lukewarm water. Gently apply a facial cleanser to your skin with circular motions. Use a cleanser suited to your skin type. Try a cleansing cream for dry skin or a gel for oily skin. Splash warm water onto your face to rinse away the cleanser. If you are wearing eye makeup, use cotton pads soaked in eye makeup remover to carefully remove any eyeliner or mascara. Apply an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells; be careful to keep the exfoliant away from your eyes. Splash with warm water again to remove the exfoliant.

Step 2

Soak a cotton ball with toner and sweep the toner across your forehead to remove cleanser or exfoliant residue and rebalance the pH of your skin. Apply toner to your temples and nose, avoiding your eye area. Sweep the toner upwards from your jawline to your cheekbone. Apply toner under your chin, behind your ears and to your neck. Rub the cotton ball from the base of your neck, upward to your chin to avoid pulling your skin downward.

Step 3

Apply a mask to your skin, avoiding your eye area. Use a clay mask if you wish to remove impurities and cleanse your skin. Choose a cream-based mask for deep moisturizing. Lie down and let your mask set for its recommended period of time. Use facial sponges or a washcloth to wipe away the mask.

Step 4

Massage a generous amount of moisturizer into the skin of your face and throat. Use gentle upward motions. Apply a rich lip balm. Pat eye cream onto your eyelid and beneath your eyes.

DIY Citrus fruit mask

Posted date: 16-Mar-2012

Tingly fruit mask which consist of papaya, lemon and orange. This mask will remove your skin surface dead skin and allowing new skin to generate thus giving your skin a lighter outlook. Below are the steps.

 

Step 1

Cut 3 slices of papaya, 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon and orange juice and put it into a food processor and blend it into a nice smooth paste.

 

Step 2

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck. Avoid the eye area.

 

Step 3

Relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply moisturizer to maintain your skin moist level. Repeat this twice a week and see the difference.

 

Alternatively you can also try our Perfect Cell Renewer Mask which removes dead skin without any downtime.

 

 

How to treat uneven skin tone

Posted date: 13-Mar-2012

Exposure to the sun, aging, excessive sebum, hormonal imbalances, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne, and darker skin pigments are just a few of the causes of uneven skin tones. Giving your skin a regular home treatments products that can reduce and treat the appearance of uneven and scarred skin tone.

 

Clean your skin with a cleanser which has Tyrostat™, a native plant which found grown in the North Canadian prairies region. This ingredient has the ability to effectively brighten skin and helps reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and scars over time.

 

Use a mild exfoliator to slough away the top layer at least two to three times a week. Removing the old, dead skin from the surface initiates new skin growth. You can also opt for mild chemical peel which is safe to use at home. This will encourage the growth of new skin and reduce the appearance of blotchy complexion, acne scarring and rough skin.

Benefit of Acai Berry

Posted date: 12-Mar-2012

Eating raw fruits and greens that are high in antioxidants can repair your cells of damage, eliminates the effects of toxins and prevents cancer. Fruits and vegetables like berries, kiwi, Brussel sprouts and broccoli are an excellent source of vitamin C, which strengthen your immune system and protects you against illness. One of the most potent fruits is the acai berry. This Brazilian berry is high in antioxidants that prevent premature aging. The unsweetened version is the most suitable for detoxification, because there are no added sugars.

 

 

 

 

DIY kiwi mask

Posted date: 08-Mar-2012

Kiwi is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and E which offer deeply moisturizing and nourish for dry skin. Not only that kiwi juice is capable to tighten open pores, reduce off excess oil and cleans off the impurities of your skin.

 

Below are the steps for DIY kiwi mask:

 

Step1

Blend 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of fresh kiwi juice and 1 tablespoon of olive oil together in a bowl.

 

Step 2

Apply evenly onto your face. Avoid your eye area. Leave it to sit for 10-15 minutes and then clean your face with water. For best result repeat this mask twice weekly and see the difference.

 

Step 3

Follow up with your daily moisturizer and serum for optimum effect.

DIY Pineapple and papaya mask

Posted date: 07-Mar-2012

Step 1

Remove the skin from a pineapple and cut it into chunks. Peel a papaya. Both fruits contain natural alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) that are gentle on skin but perform the same function as a chemical facial peel.

Step 2

Blend 1 cup of pineapple chunks with half a papaya. Add a tablespoon of honey to the mixture. Honey has natural antibacterial properties. It is also a moisturizer, negating some of the harsher aspects of the facial peel.

Step 3

Mix the ingredients until they form a smooth paste. The mixture should be a light orange color after blending. Apply the mixture evenly to your face. Allow the mixture to sit for no more than 30 minutes. If your skin can not stand the irritation feeling, wash it off.

Alternatively if it too much of a hassle, you can try our Advance Skin Renewer Mask.

How to care for sensitive skin

Posted date: 06-Mar-2012

Sensitive skin is a thin or a fine-textured skin. It reacts quickly to both heat and cold; therefore, it sunburns and windburns easily. It is commonly dry, delicate and prone to allergic reactions. Temperature changes, some detergents, cosmetics and alcohol (used on the skin) can all cause irritation, leaving the skin red and blotchy, with visible surface veins.

Steps to care:

1. Always must remember to use sun-screen lotions or cream.
2. Choose products that do not contain potential allergens such as fragrance or alcohol.
3. Cleanse face with a very mild cleanser.
4. Don't over stimulate the skin with massage, rubbing or over cleansing.
5. Never use any products without first trying a little of it on the inside of wrist to see reaction of skin to it.
6. Apply serum and moisturizing cream on face twice daily.

What is Stem Cell Edelweiss?

Posted date: 05-Mar-2012

Stem Cell Edelweiss is derived from the rare and strictly protected plant found in mountain ranges from the Pyrenees and Alps to the Himalayas. Edelweiss has developed many defensive mechanisms to survive the extremes in climatic and environmental conditions.

 

This tiny “Flower of Emperors and Kings” has long been known for its unusual beauty and was once considered the ultimate love charm. In addition, its medicinal value has been recognized for hundreds of years. Edelweiss contains potent adaptogens, or substances which help the body's ability to “adapt” or strengthen itself against internal or external stressors and has been used to treat and cure a variety of different ailments.

 

Stem Cell Edelweiss delivers the protective properties of the edelweiss to the skin: This cultured plant concentrate is rich in stem cells with the capacity to differentiate into specialized cell types and the potential to regenerate tissue. It contains powerful antioxidants and other adaptogenic substances with the ability to protect, nurture and heal damaged cells.

Why you need to use eye care products

Posted date: 02-Mar-2012

The area of skin underneath the eyes is areas of skin that most people overlook when maintain the daily facial routine. It’s important not to overlook this area for many reasons, as the eyes are the skin underneath the eyes is the most delicate and brittle piece of skin that your body has. Not only does it age faster than the rest of the skin on your body, but it also loses it’s elasticity.

For these reasons, using eye serum has become quite popular. A daily use eye serum can greatly reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. This is a common complaint among people age 25 and older. Dark circles give off the impression that you are tired, uninterested, and basically live an unhealthy lifestyle. For this reason, many people are turning to Eye Bag Reduce to help eliminate these dark circles.

Another reason a daily use eye serum can help you is because as you age, you probably are starting to see eye wrinkles. Eye wrinkles can also be treated with a daily use Vanish Crow Feet eye serum. Preventing future eye wrinkles from setting up on the skin’s surface is another great reason to use a daily eye serum.