Posts Tagged ‘younger looking eyes’

Organic Eye Cream : Preventing Bags under the eyes

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Skin loses some of its elasticity with age, and muscles within the eyelids lose tone causing what is known as bags under the eyes or puffiness. In addition fat can build up in the eyelid and fluids can accumulate and cause swelling. Puffiness around the eyes can also be caused by allergies or excessive salt consumption. Smoking as well can aggravate this problem.

Here are a few quick tips to help reduce under eye bags or puffiness.

Avoid drinking fluids before bed.

Avoid monosodium glutamate and reduce your salt intake.

Do not smoke and reduce second hand smoke.

Get plenty of sleep

Apply a chilled gel compress or a washcloth soaked in iced water over the eyes. Cold cucumber slices also work. The cold shrinks the swollen blood vessels.

For long term prevention, use eye creams that strengthen the skin and help build the collagen and elastin around the eye area. Eye creams containing bilberry help strengthen the blood vessels and tone veins which prevent puffiness.

Organic Apoteke sells an anti aging organic eye cream containing bilberry that targets under eye puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines.

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Organic Eye Cream for Men

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Organic Eye Cream for Men

Organic Eye Cream for Men

Since the post “Organic Eye Cream :  When should you start using an eye cream?” went out yesterday, we have had a flurry of emails with questions and many of these came from men.

In response:

While men do tend to have thicker facial skin with a higher density of sebaceous glands, the skin around their eyes is thin. Therefore men do need to use an eye cream twice daily, morning and evening from as early as possible. If you start in your teenage years its best, but its never too late to prevent further damage.

Because men have thicker skin on their face, they tend not to develop the fine lines that women do. This makes it all the more important to use a good organic eye cream as the area around the eyes is generally the first area where lines and wrinkles develop.

Guys, this can give your age away.

When choosing a good organic eye cream, the same rules apply for both men and women. Choose an eye cream with a nourishing gel like consistency. Heavy and thick creams can make the eyes appear puffy. Ensure the eye cream is alcohol free, even organic alcohol should be avoided. For added benefits use an eye cream that contain ingredients like bilberry and eyebright.

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Organic Eye Cream : When should you start using an Eye Cream?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

One question I get asked very often by younger customers is “when should they start using an eye cream?”. There seems to be a misconception that you only need to use and eye cream in your thirties or when the first fine lines begin to appear. The answer is, at that stage its already a bit late. The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and it also does not have the benefit of underlying muscle to hold it taught. Hence it needs all the help it can get. You need to use an eye cream from as early as possible. Choose a good organic eye cream that is nourishing but light in consistency.  Thick and heavy eye creams can do more damage than good in this delicate area.

Organic Eye Cream

Organic Eye Cream

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Rejuvenating Starter Kit containing Organic Eye Cream on Sale at www.amazon.co.uk

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Organic Apoteke’s rejuvenating starter kit contains all you need to get your skin glowing. An organic cotton toiletry bag holds the following 6 products.

  • Buttermilk Cleanser 15ml
  • Balancing Rose Toner 15ml
  • Rejuvenating Face Cream 15ml
  • Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum 5ml
  • Organic Eye Cream 5ml
  • Organic Rejuvenating Face Mask 5ml
Rejuvenating Starter Kit

Rejuvenating Starter Kit

This great kit gives you Organic Apoteke’s complete rejuvenating regime. Whether you are new to Organic Apoteke and would like to try the products or are an ardent fan and need smaller sizes to take on holiday. This kit is perfect for you. The kit gives you enough product for about 3 weeks. Each of these products have wonderful anti-aging benefits. However when used in combination optimal results are seen.

www.amazon.co.uk is launching the Organic Apoteke range by offering the Rejuvenating Starter Kit at £19.95.  It normally retails at £29.95. Click here to benefit from this offer.

PS: This kit also makes a wonderful gift. Whether you are looking for fantastic stocking stuffer on the cheap or that perfect beach bag cosmetic kit, this is perfect.

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Herbal Skin Care : Cruelty Free & Natural Skin Care

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
say NO to animal testing

say NO to animal testing

Organic Apoteke uses Food-safe ingredients. We do not test on animals.

Our products are tested on healthy human volunteers.  We know our customers prefer this. Would you not prefer products that are tested on human skin? Or even better, products that are proven effective on human skin?

All Organic Apoteke products are certified organic by ECOCERT. We are also certified by the Vegetarian Society. Our products are not tested on animals, nor do we use ingredients from animal slaughter.

Our mission statement is “First do no Harm

  • No harm to the animals
  • No harm to the environment
  • No harm to you
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Herbal Skin Care : Organic Apoteke on amazon.co.uk

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Good news for all European and amazon.co.uk regular subscribers. Organic Apotekes certified organic herbal skin care  will be available on amazon.co.uk. Look out for the great offers to mark the launch. Search Organic Apoteke on amazon.co.uk.

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Age and Ageing : The Solution

Friday, May 21st, 2010

You may have observed how frequently our concept of age needs readjustment. Just found a great paper by Hayslip and Panek (1993) who categorise age in a number of different ways.

Chronological Age:

The length of time since birth which forms the basis of many peoples views on how ‘young’ or ‘old’ they are. But this can be contrasted with biological age.

Biological Age:

This is the physical age of ones body. If a healthy diet and exercise is maintained, body organs and processes may appear to be those of a much younger chronological age. The opposite also applies.

Social Age:

This is defined by the habits, behaviours, interests and attitudes of a person. People in their sixties may share the attitudes and interests of their children and identify with people with chronological ages of 20 to 30.  Ever heard the expression ‘young at heart’. Act young, be young.

Psychological Age:

This refers to our adaptive behaviours and the way we cope with situations. If you do not become fixed in your attitudes and are able to change and adapt to different situations your psychological age may be that of an adventurous twenty something.

Trying to describe age is subjective. Hence the concept of functional age has come into favour. Functional age is obtained by measuring performance on the above four  ranges.  This is a useful way of thinking about age as it defines us in our actual ability rather than how long we have been alive.

Can you calculate your functional age? The good thing with this, is you can take steps to improve it. Lets share some ideas on how to improve functional age. Using great, natural or herbal skin care products definitely fits into that plan.

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Latest Research: DOES EXERCISING YOUR SKIN GUARANTEE RAPID WEIGHT LOSS?

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

WeightlossFor centuries we have known that exercise is essential for good health – it gets the heart pumping and increases circulation. We know this is fact because after a 5 mile run our cheeks are glowing red and our heart rate is up. Improved circulation ensures that all the cells in our body get the nutrients and oxygen they need.

Organic Apoteke has developed products that also get the blood flowing to your cheeks without the 5 mile run. In fact this occurs while you sit on your couch for 15 minutes.

Organic Apoteke’s  innovative products stimulate microcirculation ensuring your skin gets as much blood flowing as you would from:

  • a 5 mile run
  • a 75 minute workout, or
  • a 2 hour hike.

The research shows that the Organic Apoteke products do not help with weight loss, but do ensure gorgeous, glowing skin.

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Herbal Skin Care : Sugars

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

It is the constituents found in herbs or plants that give them their main actions and make herbal skin care effective. Here is a brief introduction to an important plant constituent, the sugars.

Sugars

Everyone is familiar with this. It is commercially extracted from sugar cane and sugar beet. There are small amounts of sugars in almost all leaves as they are manufactured in this part of the plant. Sugars are also stored in the roots of many herbs such as liquorice whose botanical name Glycyrrhiza means “sugar root”.

Some sugar related plant constituents called glycosides have very useful and wide ranging actions. A glycoside has a sugar part joined to different part that is usually responsible for its therapeutic action. The non-sugar parts vary enormously in structure and action. One example is lily of the valley. This plant has several glycosides that help to strengthen the heart muscle. It is actually the non-sugar parts that do this job, but the sugar parts help their initial absorption into the body and heart muscle. Glycosides are used for two reasons in natural skincare, they help get other vital ingredients absorbed into the skin and they also are used to hydrate the skin by binding onto water molecules.

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Animal Testing : Cruelty Free Natural Skin Care

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
This cute little chap will be subjected to awful tests!

This cute little chap will be subjected to awful tests!

Researchers from Japan’s Josai University, have published exciting research about animal testing alternatives in Pharmacetical Research Journal November 2009 [PMID: 19904581]  GOOD NEWS!. Their conclusion:

Ingredient concentration in skin can be precisely predicted using a silicone membrane

The image is with thanks from Wikipedia where the Founder (Jimmy Wales) has put a personal ‘Appeal to Read’ about animal testing of cosmetics.

Talking of images…..With Copenhagen Climate Change Conference http://en.cop15.dk/ in its final stages…..Even the Google UK Doodle competition highlights the natural beauty of the Earth, by a 15-year old artist inspired by David Attenborough’s unique perspective of Nature.

Sophie Redford(15) inspired by David Attenborough depiction of the beauty of the natural world
Sophie Redford(15) inspired by the beauty of the natural world

I would love to read your views on animal testing. I can assure you that Organic Apoteke does NOT & has NEVER been involved in animal testing. We are therefore accredited as cruelty-free and Vegetarian Society approved.

Please feel to ask any questions.

Warm wishes for the Holidays!

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