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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Night Infusion Cream

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Night Infusion Cream

An award-winning resculpting and recontouring cream that works overnight, while the skin's regeneration potential is at its peak, to visibly redefine facial contours along the cheekbones and jawline.

Where to buy:
  • Sephora:  $76
Solutions for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Dryness



If you want to know more…
Resveratrol Lift Night Cream is the winner of the Good Housekeeping “Miracle Anti-Agers” Award for Best Hero-Hydrating Night Cream. Wake up to smoother, brighter, firmer-looking skin with this cutting-edge formula that features Caudalie's breakthrough clinical patent vine resveratrol to visibly rebuild, repair, and resculpt skin. Resveratrol—the renowned antiaging ingredient pioneered by Caudalie in 1997—diminishes visible wrinkles and enhances skin firmness, with the same regenerating process that allows grape vines to live up to 100 years. Grape seed oil and organic shea butter nourish and restore skin while ceramides support the skin barrier throughout the night. Its plant cocktail of chamomile flowers, poppy, lavender water, sage, fresh mint, and orange leaves soothes and calms for visibly refreshed skin by morning.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

Friday, March 24, 2017

DIY : DMAE cream

Topical cream that includes DMAE has a great effect on skin. It aids in tightening the muscles that keep your skin looking healthy to diminish the appearance wrinkles, lines, and sagging.

Ingredients
1.  DMAE in dry crystal or powder form, either loose or in capsules that can be opened. One bottle costs around $10 (health food store or online). I buy this 50-capsule bottle at my local Whole Foods for $8.99. (Bluebonnet’s DMAE 100 mg Vcaps are highly concentrated and provide the highest quality DMAE from 2-dimethylaminoethanol bitartrate.)



2.  Any skin lotion or skin cream you already like and use. It can be simple, inexpensive, organic - whatever you and your skin already like.

Mix the ingredients. For every four ounces of lotion, add one and fourth teaspoons of DMAE. Mix well. Keep covered until use.

Apply your DMAE cream daily. As with many cosmetics, be careful not to get any into your eyes. DMAE creams are known to work gradually over time and people report definite results from using it.







    Benefits
    Application of a DMAE-rich topical treatment results in almost instantaneous benefits. The skin looks firmer, lifted, less lined, and smoother. If a pea-sized drop of a DMAE-containing lotion is spread on one side of the face, gently rubbed into the nasolabial fold, around the eye, forehead, under the chin and on the neck, results can be seen in about 20 minutes.

    The side of the face and jaw line with the DMAE will appear more contoured, the eye will be open wider, the nasolabial fold lessened. The effect is dramatic. There will also be an immediate reduction in lines and wrinkles. DMAE is also outstanding in tightening up the dimpled skin on the back of the thighs and the upper arms.

    Other  Benefits
    Continued use of DMAE lightens the age spots that are commonly seen on the face, back of hands and arms. These brown spots are formed from the accumulated lipofuscin deposits in the body. Lipofuscin is a waste product of the cells and usually appears in older people. Aside from the skin, lipofuscin is found in big quantities in the neurons and heart muscles. DMAE acts by flushing lipofuscin out from the body.

    Another age-defying effect of DMAE is its skin tightening action that slows down the inevitable natural sagging of the skin. Aside from plastic surgery, DMAE skin treatments seem to be among the most effective means to lift and tighten the appearance of facial skin.  It's hypothesized that this is because of DMAE’s cell-stabilizing ability, its boosting action on acetylcholine or its capability to banish lipofuscin from the body.

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) Helps Skin Regain Firmness

    Dimethylaminoethanol, better known as DMAE, is an antioxidant membrane stabilizer. This substance is naturally produced in the brain, but DMAE is also present in anchovies, salmon and sardines, boosting the production of acetylcholine, which is important for proper mental functions. DMAE in skin care products shows remarkable effects when applied topically to skin, resulting in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and sagging.

    DMAE may be best known by its reputation as an oral cognitive supplement, but it also has a great effect on skin. When taken orally or applied topically, DMAE helps to firm, smoothe, and brighten skin. It also enhances the effects of other antioxidants like alpha lipoic acid and Vitamin C ester. As a result, DMAE works best when used in combination with other nutrients and an antioxidant base.

    Application of a DMAE-rich topical treatment results in almost instantaneous benefits. The skin looks firmer, lifted, less lined, and smoother. If a pea-sized drop of a DMAE-containing lotion is spread on one side of the face, gently rubbed into the nasolabial fold, around the eye, forehead, under the chin and on the neck, results can be seen in about 20 minutes.

    The side of the face and jaw line with the DMAE will appear more contoured, the eye will be open wider, the nasolabial fold lessened. The effect is dramatic. There will also be an immediate reduction in lines and wrinkles. DMAE is also outstanding in tightening up the dimpled skin on the back of the thighs and the upper arms.

    How does DMAE work?

    DMAE performs two different roles in the body. It both produces the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain and acts as an antioxidant cell membrane stabilizer. DMAE’s antioxidant action comes from this ability to strengthen the cell membrane. DMAE can do this because its structure allows it to insert itself between components of the cell plasma membrane and help protect the cell from free radical attack.

    When DMAE functions as an antioxidant and helps keep the cell membrane intact, this reduces stress to the cell and inhibits production of arachidonic acid and other chemicals responsible for pain and inflammation.

    As skin gets older, it undergoes many changes, including:
    • Wrinkling
    • Discoloration
    • Mottling, or patchy skin
    • Broken blood vessels
    • Decrease in radiance
    • Loss of firmness
    The common complaint of “gravity taking its toll” doesn’t fully explain why so many people develop sagging skin as they age. There are cellular and nutritional factors at play when skin’s appearance changes as it gets older.

    What are some of these factors?
    • Free radical damage
    • Muscle sagging
    • Free radical damage
    Free radical damage accumulates throughout our body as we age. Free radicals are oxygen molecules that have lost an electron through their interactions with other molecules. This makes the oxygen molecule extremely unstable. Since molecules always seek stability, these unstable oxygen molecules try to bond with extra electrons in order to fill their own electron shells.

    Application of a DMAE-rich topical treatment results in almost instantaneous benefits. The skin looks firmer, lifted, less lined, and smoother. If a pea-sized drop of a DMAE-containing lotion is spread on one side of the face, gently rubbed into the nasolabial fold, around the eye, forehead, under the chin and on the neck, results can be seen in about 20 minutes.

    The side of the face and jaw line with the DMAE will appear more contoured, the eye will be open wider, the nasolabial fold lessened. The effect is dramatic. There will also be an immediate reduction in lines and wrinkles. DMAE is also outstanding in tightening up the dimpled skin on the back of the thighs and the upper arms.

    DMAE products on Amazon.com

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    Avon NutraEffects



    Avon NutraEffects

    Avon NutraEffects has harnessed the power of nature with its new breakthrough Active Seed Complex made with chia seeds in its new skin care collection. 

    According to the company, the seeds can hold up to 12-times their weight in water and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. In addition to this, each NutraEffects formula is then blended with other nutrient rich seeds and skin loving antioxidants to target one of four skin care needs: hydration, balance, radiance, and signs of aging.  

    The combinations deliver healthier, more beautiful skin from day one. All products are suitable for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, and paraben- and dye-free.

    The collection includes:

    • Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Hydration Daily Cream SPF15 and Gel Night Cream ($18), 
    • Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Balance Daily Cream SPF15 and Gel Night Cream ($18), 
    • Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Radiance Day Cream SPF20 and Night Cream ($18) and  
    • Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Ageless Multi-Action Day Cream SPF20, Night Cream, and Eye Cream ($18).

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Biotin -- also known as Vitamin B7

    Biotin is also known as vitamin B7 and it is a water soluble vitamin which helps in the metabolism process. Apart from support in metabolic activities, biotin is crucial for cell growth and also for the prevention of hair loss.


    Hence, many dermatologists emphasize on having food products that have vitamin B7 that would help us get good amount of biotin inside our body which would eventually resolve our hair loss problem naturally. Women who are pregnant and lactating would also require biotin that would help their body by maintaining the cell growth inside the body.


    Biotin and hair growth
    People suffering from problems like alopecia and other hair loss problems need to have biotin in their diet and therefore they should opt for food products like liver, meat, egg yolks and green vegetables.


    This would help them recover from biotin deficiency and promote hair growth without any medical help or using synthetic medicines. Hair loss does not sound like a deadly problem but it has a more sociological effect. People who suffer from bald spots on their head often lose the confidence they had in themselves and start shirking away from people.


    Biotin rich foods
    • Nuts (peanuts, almonds, etc…)
    • Tuna
    • Swiss Chard
    • Egg
    • Pork
    • Salmon
    This will not only help you to get back your hair but also help you with other problems like acne and brittle nail.


    Biotin is also used in various products related to hair like shampoos, conditioners, hair gels and hair styling creams.

    Biotin and diabetes
    Individuals with type 2 diabetes should also look into taking a biotin supplement. Consuming biotin in combination with chromium picolinate, a mineral found in certain foods, may help improve blood sugar levels.”