Posts Tagged ‘anti-aging’

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water

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Rodial Dragon's Blood Cleansing WaterI have to admit, the name of this cleanser didn’t exactly call my name. But after I tried it I decided I wanted to know more. Dragon’s Blood is actually a red resin that comes from a flowering plant native to South America.  Not actual blood from a dragon. Good enough for me.

The first thing I noticed about this liquid cleansing water was the fresh, clean, light smell of roses. This is not the smell of your grandma’s rose scented lotion. Oh, no no. This is a breath of fresh air.

Next I realized you don’t have to rinse it off! You heard me right! No rinsing. What a time-saver! After a long day you can now come home, put a pump of this on a cotton round and take all your make-up off, without having to drown yourself at the sink rinsing your regular cleanser down the drain. It just dries by itself. Easy-peasy.

Lastly, I noticed the plumping effect it had on my skin.  Plumper skin looks firmer. It’s a nice little trick. You can super-charge that effect by using the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic with it. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture and will revive your skin. It also sets mineral makeup. You can check out the entire line here.

Hot Ingredient: Matrixyl 3000

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What is Matrixyl 3000? Matrixyl 3000 is a combination of two peptides palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7.  This is an advanced formulation of the early edition of Matrixyl. These peptides are believed to stimulate collagen production by approximately 117% and also increase the hyaluronic acid production in your skin. The peptides stimulate the skin to reduce wrinkles and will also increase firmness in the skin. It is also believed that Matrixyl 3000 is less irritating on the skin than retinol or vitamin C. Even the most sensitive skin types can use this peptide, as it does not cause inflammation.

A combination of the palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, will provide greater benefits then versus when used alone.  Together, they increase collagen production, reduce wrinkle depth and density. There has also been reports of an overall improved tone and texture of the skin. Matrixyl 3000 is said to firm the skin by reversing and preventing glycation damage to your skin. Glycation occurs when glucose and protein link together and cause the skin to stiffen resulting in dramatic decreases in collagen and elastin within the skin. This ingredient is a skin saver because it slows down the skin’s natural aging process, by promoting healthy skin from the inside out.

Here are some featured products on that contain Matrixyl 3000:

Dr. Michelle Copeland Rewind Advanced Day Serum with Matrixyl 3000

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Eye

Janson Beckett NekaDerm-EL

ARCONA Restore

Dermelect Stem Cell Set [GIVEAWAY]

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This set includes three powerhouse products sure to give your skin the perfect glow!

After cleansing you spray on the Dermelect Resurgent stem Cell Firming Activator, this helps smooth your skins texture and protect against free radical damage. Follow up with the Dermelect Resurface Stem Cell Reconstruction Serum, this product is the first to contain the dual function stem cell technology to increase the skins stem cell activity and help encourage the skin’s protein production. The final step is the Dermelect Resilient Stem Cell Regenerating Treatment; this reverses damaged caused by free radical agents, increases cell turn over and increases elasticity in the skin.

Be sure to enter to win this amazing set! ($209 Value!)


Baby Quasar MD PLUS

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If you’re searching for the newest innovative tool for anti-aging check out the Baby Quasar MD PLUS. Baby Quasar is internationally acclaimed, and has been featured on the TV show The Doctors, in Vogue Magazine, and New York Times.

Treat your skin with the most powerful wrinkle reducing technology ever used in the Quasar Family. The Baby Quasar MD PLUS is 50% stronger than the original Baby Quasar, treats periorbital wrinkles (wrinkles around the eyes), has new C-Factor technology, an improved ease of use, is a class II medical device with a 5 year warranty, and is made in the USA.

Quasar Light Therapy is a safe, natural solution with no negative side effects. Quasar MD PLUS works on all skin types and tones, requires no downtime, and has the best reputation, warranty, and support compared to competitors. Let Quasar kiss away your wrinkles with age defying technology.

Erno Laszlo TranspHuse Line Refining Cream

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This luxurious, state-of-the-art formula is designed to rejuvenate tired, dull skin while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Line-plumping, skin- firming Dermaxyl and the anti-aging collagen peptide, Collaxyl, strengthen the dermis by increasing elasticity and pliability, while anti-inflammatory ingredients reduce swelling and puffiness. This rich formula smoothes fine lines and allows for complete skin renewal of both the dermis and the epidermis, revealing healthier, more youthful skin.

Features & Benefits:

– Dramatically reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles

– Stimulates cell communication which helps repair age related skin damage

– Protects skin as it reduces the levels of redness and inflammation, while enhancing natural glo

– Promotes detoxification, cell life expansion, and tissue regeneration

– Helps stimulate elastin synthesis

Discover Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9

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Our modern lifestyle constantly exposes the skin to environmental stressors such as:  UV radiation, pollution and other toxins. Perfected over decades of research and development, this highly advanced formula restores skin that is stressed, dulled, and dried by lifestyle and environmental factors. Phormula 3-9 is a direct reflection of the deep, unabiding belief that we can elicit the skin’s natural beauty response when we properly honor the miracle that it is. By sealing technologically advanced ingredients within a ‘health dome’ 3-9 acts as a second skin and provides intense oxygenation and thorough re-hydration.


It is Erno Laszlo’s masterpiece, one of the original formulas developed by Dr. Laszlo and relentlessly improved over time. A total of eight iterations were created between 1917 and 1973 specifically for the following muses: Princess Stephanie, Frida Gombaszögi (early Hungarian actress), Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, The Duchess of Windsor, Hubert De Givenchy, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe respectively (a version of the Phormula was created for Marilyn to treat her post-surgical abdominal scar tissue).

The current and ninth iteration was discovered inadvertently in 2001 by a researcher sorting through the doctor’s personal archives. Nearly 30 years had passed since Dr. Laszlo penned the original formulation, and it was anticipated that it might require updating. What was discovered, however, was that the transcript Dr. Laszlo left behind was already a high-tech hybrid, and only small alterations were made in the formula to capitalize on some of the newest breakthroughs in anti-aging actives.


The exact formula for 3-9 is a closely guarded secret. It contains a blend of rich, powerful and time honored ingredients, such as raspberry stem cells- which repair and increase the antioxidant function in human DNA and extend cell longevity. A few of the key plant derived oils  include Tacamahca Seed Oil, a healing oil from sacred trees in the South Pacific; Chaulmoogra Oil, a natural antibacterial agent derived from a tree in East India and Aleurites Fordi Oil, an extracted oil that’s derived from a genus that includes mustard, cabbage and broccoli.


Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm – 1.7oz – The original: designed to significantly elevate the state of the complexion, this rich, soothing formula rapidly smoothes skin, reverses dehydration and improves oxygenation.

Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream – 1.7oz – New: nutritional supplement offering superior hydration along with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties for renewed skin cell energy and a youthful appearance.

Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum – 1oz – New: a daily radiance-boosting serum that encourages healthy skin metabolism and strong skin cell turnover for improved brightness, texture and glow.

Phormula 3-9 Discovery Set  – Includes Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream (1.7oz) and Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum (0.5oz) (limited edition)


Hot Product: Topix Replenix Serum CF

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Product Junkies agree that the Topix Replenix Serum CF delivers! With proven anti-aging ingredients like Green Tea and Caffeine this lightweight, fast-absorbing, formula is great for oily skin as well as those with sensitivity such as rosacea.

This highly recommended serum was rated five out of five stars by our customers. They reported increased smoothness, less breakouts, reduction in pore size, improved clarity, texture and firmness. One reviewer writes “I am officially sold! This will be a product I will continue to use (day/night). If you’re browsing for that serum that does make a difference look no further. This is it!!!!”

Just smooth a pea-sized drop over your face, neck and décolleté morning and/or evening. It’s hydrating enough that you can even use it in place of moisturizer in the warmer months.

AHAVA Time to Revitalize: Wrinkle Reduction and Skin Firming

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For generations, the Dead Sea has been visited by people seeking new life for their skin. For over 20 years, AHAVA has been responsibly harvesting its timeless ingredients to bring you the finest in nature inspired skincare. Powering the entire product range is our exclusive Osmoter™ — a perfectly-balanced concentrate of Dead Sea minerals that effectively replenishes, rehydrates and recharges the skin. It’s a sensation that says “My Skin Reborn”. In search of unique skin-healthy ingredients, AHAVA went to extremes — the earth’s lowest point, the Dead Sea, and its highest peaks, the Himalayas. The age-defying ingredients found in these two altitudes have a significant impact on maintaining young and healthy skin. Together, they produce a powerfully effective complex that revitalizes aging skin by significantly reducing wrinkle depth, enhancing firmness and restoring youthfulness.

Time to Revitalize formulations contain:

  • Dead Sea Minerals, Dunaliella Algae and Date Fruit Extract which provide essential moisture and anti-oxidants to skin, helping to firm and smooth its appearance.
  • Tibetan Goji Berries contain high levels of anti-oxidants that help boost skin’s immune system.
  • Himalayan Raspberry Root helps to revitalize and improve skin’s elasticity.
  • Icelandic Moss works to soothe skin and protect it from environmental damage.

The AHAVA Time to Revitalize line includes:

EXTREME NIGHT TREATMENT – This night treatment reinforces my skin’s immune system and strengthens its natural protective barrier.

EXTREME DAY CREAM – This hydrating day cream helps to firm my skin for a more youthful appearance as it protects it from free radicals, stress and pollution.

EXTREME FIRMING EYE CREAM – Helps reduce wrinkles, significantly firms the delicate skin around the eyes, and improve skin’s elasticity.

Marula – The Leakey Collection

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Your real enemy this summer isn’t just the summer heat and dehydration…it’s those pesky free radicals.  Marula –The Leakey Collection to the rescue!

You can cover up but you can’t hide from free radicals.  Hats, umbrellas and sunscreen can’t protect you from pollution, long nights on the go and beach bar snacks, just some of our pesky free radical haunts.  Pollution, make-up, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition combined with the UV radiation for a toxic effect on our skin.

A recent study for treating severely damaged skin following radiation therapy has shown Marula-The Leakey Collection to have powerful healing capabilities that counter free radical damage.  Dr. Ashton Kaidi, a board certified plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, undertook a 24 patient clinical study to determine the efficacy of Marula Oil in treating damaged skin following radiation therapy for breast cancer.

The results of this clinical study showed that Marula Oil also has tremendous healing power in combating the dehydration from free radicals that attack healthy skin exposed to the summer sun.  It contains higher levels of Oleic, Palmitic and Stearic fatty acids critical for rapid skin absorbency, skin hydration and moisture retention. It traps moisture and provides prolonged hydration, penetrating quickly without leaving a residue or greasy feeling. Marula Oil also contains high levels of important antioxidants including, tocopherol (vitamin E), tochotrienol, phenolic compounds and flavinoids. Marula oil can improve skin hygiene by reducing skin surface bacteria.

And while both vitamin E and phenolic compounds are found in Argan oil, independent tests have demonstrated Marula oil having higher levels of antioxidants.

The beauty of Marula Oil is that’s light, non-greasy and absorbs quickly but as always a few tips of application should be followed for maximum protection:

  • Apply it to your face under you SPF to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Apply it to sunburn twice per day to sooth and calm the burn. Marula Oil has been reported to reduce the amount of peeling as result of sunburn. It will soften and add hydration to the skin.
  • Apply Marula to condition and hydrate the skin prior to and post chemical peel.

The truth is that this new nut in beauty oils dispels the myths that you should only use oils on dry skin during winter months.  Marula-The Leakey Collection penetrates the skin quickly and doesn’t leave an oily residue, making it a perfect elixir for all seasons.  Hand harvested and processed by the women of East Africa, Marula-The Leakey Collection keeps you looking good, feeling good and doing good.

Beautify Your Skin with DECLÉOR’s Super Serums

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The skin protection properties of plants can be used to create powerful serums from Essential Oils for hydrating your skin and protecting it from environmental pollutants, especially if those serums are from DECLÉOR.

Did you know by combining the duo of Aromessence Neroli Essential Serum and Hydra-Floral Anti-Pollution Moisturizing Cream, you get +53% hydration and +31% protection from environmental pollutants.

But that’s only one of DECLÉOR’s seven plant powered super serums in the Aromessence line. Here are all the Aromessence plant powered super serums and what they do to balance, nourish, repair and beautify your skin.

 Aromessence Neroli Essential Serum: This elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils is specially formulated to comfort and treat skin exposed to daily stress. Because of its natural affinity with the skin it penetrates upon application to soothe and relax the skin. Suitable for all skin types.

Aromessence Rose D’Orient Soothing Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of sensitive and reactive skin, it softens and soothes the skin while reducing discomfort and redness.

Aromessence™ Ylang Ylang Purifying Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of combination and oily skin. Because of its natural affinity with the skin it penetrates upon application to purify and balance the skin.

Aromessence™ Angelique Nourishing Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of dry skin, it purifies and relaxes the skin, leaving it supple, comfortable and satin-smooth.

Aromessence Iris Rejuvenating Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of mature skin. Because of its natural affinity with the skin it penetrates upon application to tone and energize the skin.

Aromessence Excellence Ultra Regenerating Serum:  This 100% pure and natural new generation serum for total anti-aging benefits is free of preservatives for optimal affinity with the skin. This unique and special treatment helps renew the skin, combat skin dehydration and reduce pigmentation blemishes.

Aromessence White Brightening Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specifically formulated for the daily care of skin with pigmentation marks and/or lacking radiance. Due to its natural affinity with the skin, this unique and special treatment penetrates upon application to purify and lighten the skin, restoring radiance to the complexion.

Did this help convince you of the power of plants and their Essential Oils to balance, nourish, repair and beautify your skin? Which Aromessence product would be right for you?

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