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December 30, 2014
by Kimberly Yang
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10 Powerhouse Anti-Aging Ingredients

anti-agingThe ultimate guide to the best anti-aging ingredients.

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1. COLLAGEN

Collagen is a protein made up of amino acids that plays a crucial role in giving skin its structure and texture.

What It Does:

  • Plumps skin for a softer, smoother, more supple complexion
  • Helps retain natural levels of hydration
  • Protects against moisture loss

We Recommend: Caviar Night Cream, Cellufirm Drops, Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare and Hyaluronic Acid, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream, Super Collagen Mask, Vital with Collagen and Elastin, Vitamin C Serum

2. ELASTIN

Elastin is a connective tissue protein that enables skin to bounce back into its original place. It’s the support fiber found between other elements (like collagen) that helps gives skin shape and structure.

What It Does:

  • Promotes improved elasticity
  • Helps retain natural levels of hydration
  • Protects against moisture loss

We Recommend:Cellufirm Drops, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Vital with Collagen and Elastin

3. GREEN TEA

Best known as an antioxidant powerhouse, Green Tea boasts free radical fighting abilities in addition to anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes damaging free radicals
  • Helps slow, prevent, and repair aging UV damage
  • Helps prevent collagen breakdown
  • Reduces redness and inflammation

We Recommend:Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30, Peptide Renewal Serum

4. HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic Acid is said to be one of the most effective humectants, highly touted for its ability to hold water at the cellular level without greasiness or irritation.

What It Does:

  • Helps visibly plump skin
  • Helps retain natural levels of hydration
  • Protects against moisture loss
  • Leaves skin soft, smooth, and supple

We Recommend:Ceramide Complex with NMF and AHA, Cream X, Hyaluronic Day Cream, Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare and Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream, Vitamin C Serum

5. NORI (ALGAE) EXTRACT

Nori Extract is a nutrient-rich marine ingredient packed with essential omega-3 fatty acids.

What It Does:

  • Helps improve overall skin tone and texture
  • Boosts firmness
  • Boosts natural lipid barrier
  • Helps prevent against moisture loss
  • Provides anti-inflammatory and anti-acne benefits

We Recommend:Peptide Renewal Cream

6. PEPTIDES

Said to be one of the most advanced in anti-aging ingredients, peptides are complex structures made of amino acid chains proven to harness the unique ability to communicate with cells. Peptides – specifically Oligopeptide-5 (Dermonectin), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide-7, and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide – penetrate deep into skin to send signals that encourage increased collagen production.

What It Does:

  • Encourages increased collagen production
  • Boosts firmness
  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging
  • Helps improve overall skin tone and texture

We Recommend:Corrective Complex Emulsion, Dermonectin Eye Cream, Peptide Renewal Serum, Peptide Renewal Cream

7. VITAMIN A (RETINYL PALMITATE)

Antioxidant Vitamin A is an important cell-communicating ingredient essential to overall cell function.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Supports ceramide function
  • Helps improve barrier function
  • Boosts firmness
  • Helps even out skin tone and texture

We Recommend:Caviar Night Cream, Ceramide Complex with NMF and AHA, Chamomile Night Cream, Complex Moisturizer with Vitamin E (SPF 20), Cream X, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare and Hyaluronic Acid,, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream, Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream

8. VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)

Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, is a potent antioxidant known to neutralize aging free radicals in addition to helping reverse DNA damage as well.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Brightens complexion and combats dullness
  • Helps reduce appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles

We Recommend:Caviar Night Cream, Chamomile Night Cream, Cream X, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream, Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream, Vitamin C Serum

9. VITAMIN D

In addition to fighting against aging free radicals, Vitamin D is an antioxidant shown to help minimize sun damage from UV radiation.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Helps reduce appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Helps improve elasticity and overall skin tone

We Recommend:Caviar Night Cream, Chamomile Night Cream, Complex Moisturizer with Vitamin E (SPF 20), Cream X, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare and Hyaluronic Acid, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream,Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream

10. VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL)

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant best known for its ability to help encourage smoother, softer complexion.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Helps reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps improve elasticity and overall skin tone
  • Leaves skin soft, smooth, and supple

We Recommend:Caviar Night Cream, Ceramide Complex with NMF and AHA, Chamomile Eye Cream, Chamomile Night Cream, Complex Moisturizer with Vitamin E (SPF 20), Cream X, Dermonectin Eye Cream, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream,Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream, Vitamin E Night Cream

December 29, 2014
by Kimberly Yang
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Product Spotlight: Rose Hips Nourishing Oil

Rose Hips

WHO: Rose Hips Nourishing Oil

WHAT: Rose Hips Extract, Glycerin

WHY: It’s a beautiful, nourishing oil so lightweight it feels like water. Formulated with dry, flaky, sensitive skin in mind, our gentle Rose Hips Nourishing Oil is formulated with Rose Hips Extract (derived from Rose Hips Oil) and Glycerin. A natural source of Vitamin C, Rose Hips provides antioxidant protection from damaging free radicals in addition to skin-brightening benefits. Linoleic Acid, also found in the extract, is an omega-6 essential fatty acid necessary for the maintenance of healthy skin. (It’s also incredibly popular in skin care for sensitive skin given its ability to help promote cell turnover.) In our oil, it helps provide the skin with intense moisture to help soothe dry, flaky areas.

HOW TO USE: After cleansing and toning, apply two to three drops on your face and neck, avoiding the sensitive eye area. Be sure to follow with your favorite moisturizer or night cream. Use twice daily for best results.

Beauty Tip: Do as the professionals do. Upgrade your go-to moisture mask treatment to a luxurious and nourishing DIY mini-facial by applying a few drops of the Rose Hips Nourishing Oil beforehand.

December 23, 2014
by Jill
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QUIZ: How Well Will Your Skin Age?

premature agingWe can’t predict the future, but we do know that how you treat your skin today will have a big impact on how it looks in the years to come. Remember: aging of the body and skin is inevitable, but there’s a lot you can do to prevent premature aging.

Add up your number and see how you’re doing!

  • Give yourself 10 points if you use broad spectrum sun protection (with an SPF of at least 15) every day.
  • Add 5 if you reapply sun protection throughout the day.
  • Add 5 if you’re using also using an eye cream.
  • Add 10 if you wash your face, use a toner, and apply moisturizer (or night cream) every night.
  • Add another 5 if you specifically choose skin care products that contain anti-aging ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Vitamin C, and/or Peptides.
  • Add yet another 5 if you actively fight stress by doing yoga or another calming activity (receiving massages, meditation, etc.)
  • Subtract 10 if you smoke.
  • Subtract 5 if you actively tan, either at the beach/pool or in a tanning booth.
  • Subtract another 5 if you’re visiting the tanning booth year-round.
  • Take away yet another 5 if you eat a lot of sugar.

Now, see your results!

Click here if you scored neg 25-0.

Check out what your scores means if you’re between 0-35.

Did you get a perfect 40? See what that means here!

 

December 22, 2014
by Kimberly Yang
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What’s In Your Skin Care? Peppermint Extract

peppermint extractDerived from the peppermint leaf, Peppermint Extract is a natural analgesic and antiseptic best known for its ability to help relieve skin irritations. When applied topically, Peppermint Extract leaves a cooling sensation – a benefit attributed to the numbing properties of its primary component, menthol – that can help heal and soothe minor irritations.

In addition, Peppermint Extract gives skin an instant boost upon contact. It boasts a host of nutrients like Vitamins A and C, two powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals and inflammation, as well as B vitamins and folate, which help brighten the complexion. As redness and minor irritations are reduced, skin is left toned and refreshed.

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We recommend: Peppermint Shaving Cream, Electric Shaving Lotion
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