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Natural, Organic, Cosmeceuticals – Oh My!!
August 18, 2014, 8:13 pm
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Krystal Blue Intl.

You can’t pick up a skincare product without seeing one of these words on the label but what do they really mean?  Is one better than the other?  I get confused too so here’s the skinny….

The truth is that in cosmetics and skincare, these terms can mean many different things.  So my advice – Buyer Beware!

The closest you get to regulation is “Organic”.  The US Department of Agriculture’s “National Organic Program” certifies food grade ingredients (honey, avocados, etc.) which may be used in cosmetics.  If the ingredients are farm-raised, the USDA has jurisdiction and can certify the crop as organic, allowing the use of the “USDA ORGANIC” seal.  The caveat though is “farm raised” – essential oils and plant materials are not USDA regulated.   

To make matters worse, the term Organic has four flavors when it comes to skincare labeling:

  1. Organic Ingredients– this is the broadest…

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The name of the game for beautiful skin….
September 5, 2013, 3:40 pm
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TheraVine™ Signature image 3 sized small The name of the game for beautiful skin is “Neutralize Free Radicals”.  How do we do that?  Flood your skin with potent anti-oxidants as a preventative measure against aging.  Anti-oxidants can prevent new wrinkles from forming by counteracting free radicals.  What’s the number one cause of free radicals?  The sun, which causes photodamage at any age, any where on your body. 

Gone is the slathering on of baby oil and baking in the sun with a reflective foil to increase your tan.  Hello sunscreen and anti-oxidants, your new BFF!   While sunscreen can help diminish the amount of penetrating rays, it does not entirely prevent them from reaching your skin.  Once they do the UVA rays let loose free radicals which spin off out of control and like a witch’s spell, cast their sights on creating fine lines, wrinkles and making your skin age prematurely.

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What’s the answer?  Along with stylish sun protective clothing like Solaire Wear (www.solairewear.com) and sunscreen use year round, make sure to introduce anti-oxidants.  Since the human body does not manufacture antioxidants, they must be supplied.  Retinol (Vitamin A), Alphahydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Peptides will work to renew and repair the skin from our arch enemy, the free radical.  These ingredients help your skin look and act younger.  A free radical counter attack should contain both antioxidants and repairing agents to prevent and treat signs of aging.

 

Polyphenols are anti-oxidants found in the fruit and seeds of grapes. Grape seed polyphenols are twenty times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E in fighting free radicals.  One of the anti-aging secrets of the French, red wine, contains the polyphenol Resveratrol.  When used in skin treatments Resveratrol has been proven to even out skin color, improve elasticity and stimulate cell regeneration.  Featured on CBS’60 Minutes program, Resveratrol is also anti-inflammatory. 

j0182690Check out Theravine™’s body and skin care line, based on the superior anti-oxidant polyphenols of the South African Pinotage wine grape.  A cross between the Pinot Noir and Hermitage varietals, Theravine™ uses grape skins, grapeseeds, grapeseed oil and vine leaf extracts to keep skin looking and acting healthy. 

 

Theravine™'s Ultravine Advance Range

Theravine™’s Ultravine Advance Range

Theravine™’s newly launched Ultravine™ Advance range uses cutting edge technology to revolutionize the fight against aging.  Ultravine™ Advance products contain a tetrapeptide that promotes skin’s DNA repair and better yet, prevents future damage caused directly or indirectly by UV radiation.  The result minimizes photo-ageing from the sun, smooths deep lines and wrinkles, gives skin superior hydration and reverses some of the damage caused by unfriendly ROS/RNS/RCS free radicals. Visit our website www.theravine.co.za for more information on products containing the ingredients mentioned here.  You owe it to yourself …. After all, it’s the only skin you’ve got!