Posts Tagged ‘youthful skin’

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 : Flavonoids

Friday, May 28th, 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 plan constituent, the flavonoids.

Flavonoids

This term refers to commonly occurring vitamin-like substances that are necessary for a wide range of functions in the body. They are present in many fruit and vegetable: lemons are a good source and give the fruit or vegetable their distinct flavor. Flavonoids are frequently found in remedies that help circulation.

Flavonoids are used in natural skincare to increase circulation for the same reasons given above. Some Flavonoids are also powerful anti-oxidants that reduce free radical damage in the skin cells.

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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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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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Herbal Skin Care : Tannins

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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 tanins.

Tannins

The most familiar tannins are found in ordinary tea. People who like their tea strong will know the feeling of an astringent coating in the mouth, caused by the tannin. What happens chemically is that tannins interact with proteins (there are thousands of these in our bodies) to harden them. This process was used for hundreds of years in the tanning of leather. While drinking strong tea should not have such a drastic effect on your insides, it does produce a lesser degree of the same process. This can be useful in natural skincare for inflamed skin, as tannin containing remedies decrease inflammation and will thicken inflamed mucosa.

Tannins also can help stop blood loss and reduce swelling and bruising caused by minor injuries. This is the reason that placing cold teabags on your eyes is effective for some in reducing inflamation and undereye bags.

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Herbal Skin Care : What are Saponins?

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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 plan constituent, the saponins.

Saponins

 These have a soapy feel to them and take their name from the Latin word sapo meaning soap. The herb soapwort produces foam when added to water and can be used as a mild fabric detergent. They are used in natural skincare to create mild yet effective face washes. These are effective without drying out the skin like the chemical based facial cleansers.

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Herbal Skin Care : Vitamins & Minerals

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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, Vitamins & Minerals.

Vitamins and Minerals

These are present in most plan material to some extent. Some herbs are recommended for their high nutritional content such as nettle for iron and rosehips for Vitamin C. Vitamins and minerals act as powerful anti-oxidants and they also provide the nutrients required to carry out numerous skin functions.

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Herbal Skin Care : Essential Oils

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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 the most well known plant plan constituent, Essential Oils.

Essential Oils

These are plant oils that are lost very easily if the plant material is heated too much. These oils are responsible for the scent of many herbs.

Oils have a large number of different constituent molecules, in different proportions, resulting in an enormous variety of scents. They have a range of actions on the body.

Some help calm the skin: lavender and some are useful for fighting infection: tea tree.

Essential oils have widespread therapeutic actions on the skin.

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Organic Skincare : Exfoliation Explained

Friday, November 20th, 2009

What is exfoliation:
Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest outermost skin cells which are dead and in the process of flaking off. Exfoliation removes these cells evenly to allow for the newer skin cells to be revealed. While the skin naturally sheds skin cells, it can do so unevenly causing different problems for the skin and overall lack of luster and radiance. These dead skin cells can also interfere with the absorption of your facial treatments.

The skin cells that you see on the very surface were born approximately 30 days ago in the deeper dermal layer. They have been growing and working their way through the layers of the skin and becoming more keratin rich, thereby becoming more protective. The skin is continually shedding these cells …

Three types of exfoliation: mechanical, chemical and functional (don’t let those words scare you)

Mechanical exfoliation involves using abrasion. The abrasion can be in the form of apricot kernels, micro beads, sponges loofas, micro fiber clothes to name a few. (see below to scrub or not to scrub)

Chemical exfoliation involves apha or beta hydroxy acids, salicylic or glycolic acids which break down the keratin and thereby remove the top layer of skin cells. These treatments should ideally be carried out by a professional.  Even then we recommend that you proceed with extreme caution as these acids may cause burns and extreme stripping of the skin.

Functional exfoliation
Involves either a naturally-occuring mild acid or enzyme which loosens the substance binding the cells together.  This allows them them to be gently removed. Examples of natural functional exfoliants include lactic acid (from dairy sources), and fruit enzymes from pineapples and papayas. Organic Apoteke products use functional exfoliants only as this is the safest method of exfoliation.

Exfoliating Techniques and Products:
Exfoliating treatments come in a variety of strengths and range from over the counter products to professional services.
Some off the shelf products that might exfoliate are: cleansers, masks, scrubs, peels. Professional treatments include facials, peels and microdermabrasion.

To scrub or not to scrub:

We are focusing mainly on facial skin and the question of whether to “scrub” is essential, because while the right type of exfoliation can benefit the health and beauty of your skin, the wrong product or technique can cause damage it and have unintended results. At Organic Apoteke we do not recommend any mechanical or chamical forms of exfoliation on the face unless performed by a professional (even then we suggest you proceed with caution).

Scrubbing the skin can cause minute tears, not visible to the eye which can do two things, cause dehydration and expose the skin to bacterial infection.

Organic Apoteke offers three products which exfoliate the skin.  The Active Face Cleanse Gel is an organic facial wash perfect for starting to treat acne.  It uses fruit enzymes to soften and remove dead and damaged skin. Buttermilk Cleanser, an organic facial cleanser uses lactic acid from organic buttermilk remove and prevent the build up of dead cells, making it the perfect initial step in anti aging skin care. And the Detox Face Mask, an organic face mask, which provides a more intensive weekly exfoliation for both acne and mature skin types.
 
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