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The Benefits of Sunflower Seed Oil & Extract in Skin Care Products.

Why it's a great idea to incorporate sunflower seed  oil & extract into your skincare regime: Sunflower Oil & Seed Extract comes from the seed of the cheerful summertime flowers we know and love. Sunflower seed oil & seed extract has a rich and balanced nutrients composition.  It is an anti-oxidant that helps to shield the skin from external environmental impacts.

Your Skincare Toolbox 101 Sea Buckthorn Oil: Berry Berry Good!

Sea Buckthorn is an ancient plant that has been used for centuries to serve both science and beauty. This amazing little orange berry has burst forth on to the cosmetics scene, gifting us with oil that most certainly finds a home in our Skincare Toolboxes. Due to the moisturizing fatty acids, omega 3, 6, 7, and (the very rare) 9, it has an innate ability to revive skin cells. The cosmetics industry uses this oil to strengthen the structure of the skin, to maintain its elasticity and to actively fight against free radicals. Sea Buckthorn protects against the harmful effects of the sun and also helps in the treatment of sunburns.

Trylagen - we NEED this!

Aldenine: you skin care mavens may have heard of it, which is the predecessor of Trylagen. Trylagen is the new, more effective version of Aldenine, and is considered to be a much improved way of aiding mature skin. Trylagen is a combination of active peptides and proteins that provide an efficient treatment to restore the collagen levels of youth and mature skin, maintaining an adequate long-lasting collagen function that will ensure a healthy and youthful complexion.

Image of Vitamin C with Ferulic AcidFerulic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that helps to prevent wrinkles by boosting collagen, and works to prevent and reverse sun damage. I like to think of this ingredient as that silk scarf that plays well with our basic wardrobe selections and elevates any look.

Currently, Ferulic Acid is one of the most exciting ingredients in skincare. Scientific studies report that Ferulic Acid performs best when used together with Vitamins C and E as it helps to stabilize them and enhance their antioxidant properties. By stabilizing these vitamins, Ferulic acid causes them to become more than the sum of their individual parts.

MSM:  "Nature's Beauty Mineral” by Louise Manteuffel, Guest Writer and Esthetician MSM is considered to be nature's beauty mineral for firm skin due to its ability to enhance collagen bundles and restore the foundation for healthy skin.  MSM is well known as a building block for collagen and connective tissues; it can normalize collagen formation and radically improve skin health. We need MSM in our Skincare Toolbox because it is a powerful team player in the anti-aging skin care game. The FDA has said this about MSM:

Your Skincare Toolbox 101 Oat Beta Glucan #17 The mechanism of action of Oat Beta Glucan is through the stimulation of collagen synthesis, indicating its superior activity as an anti-aging active ingredient. Studies have shown that because it is able to penetrate and work its way through the inter-cellular matrix, and get to the lower levels where wrinkles are formed, it shows a marked improvement of wrinkles and their prevention. As an ingredient in personal care products, oat beta glucan features the ability to induce cellular activities which lead to the restructuring of skin, resulting in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

DMAE: Define and Detoxify skin: Your Skincare Toolbox 101:  Image of Multi-Active Accelerator

Louise J. Manteuffel, Guest Contributor

 DMAE (Nanci uses DMAE Bitartrate) is a natural, nonirritating, organic antioxidant that works to protect cells and rejuvenate skin.  It is a must in your skincare toolbox as it serves as the “foundation” for improving the appearance of mature complexions. DMAE provides a visible tightening and firming effect on all types of skin.  For instance, research shows that it increases skin elasticity and curbs inflammation resulting in significant improvement in the lip, jaw line, forehead, and eye region. Most users find it has an immediate plumping effect.   Studies show that it can play a role in making skin firmer, smoother, and brighter, while also reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Louise J. Manteuffel, Guest Contributor

DNA repair is one of the latest technologies in the fight against the DNASerum_zoomconditions associated with mature skin.

In the very simplest of terms, our genetic makeup is formed from chains of DNA called chromosomes. At the end of each of these chains is a tube shaped cap that seals them, called a telomere. They provide protective barriers for our DNA, and can shorten or become ineffective as we grow older.

In the realm of anti-aging skin care, peak cell division is responsible for the very basics of epidermal health and the appearance of our complexions. Addressing the viability of our telomeres through the use of effective anti-aging products is based upon the results of Nobel Prize Award winning science.