Archive for March, 2012

Manuka Honey used to Treat Sore Throats, Coughs, Colds, and Acne

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Sore throats, coughs, colds, and acne. What do they all have in common? They can each be treated using the healing powers of Manuka Honey!

Manuka honey is gathered in New Zealand from the Manuka bush – Leptospermum scoparium – which grows uncultivated throughout the country. The high sugar concentration in this honey contributes to the arrest of a broad range of bacteria and fungi. Manuka honey supplies cells with a wide range of vitamins, amino acids and minerals while providing white blood cells with the necessary glucose to destroy bacteria.

Because of this, Manuka honey can be used to not only sooth sore throats, coughs, and colds, but also to help treat these ailments.

Dr Peter Molan from the University of Waikato has been investigating the antibacterial properties of honey for more than 10 years. He has made some significant discoveries and was awarded an M.B.E for his work. This includes the discovery that Manuka honey has additional antibacterial properties known as non-peroxide activity. The combination of hydrogen peroxide and the non-peroxide activity in Manuka honey has many health professionals now choosing to use Manuka honey in the treatment of wounds and infections.

Manuka Honey to Help Treat Sore Throats

Some forms of sore throat are caused by the streptococcus bacterium, which has also been linked to tonsillitis, scarlet fever, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections.

Laboratory studies have shown that Manuka honey, with its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, can fight streptococcus bacteria and is thus useful to help sooth and healing several forms of sore throat.

Manuka Honey to Help Treat Coughs and Colds

Manuka honey has been shown to provide cold relief due to its antibacterial properties. In fact, the research team at Waikato University in New Zealand found that Manuka honey naturally destroys staph aureus and streptococcus pyogenese, bacteria present in colds and sore throats.

Manuka Honey to Help Treat Minor Wounds

Scientific studies have found that the application of Manuka honey can help resolve a variety of wounds including burns. This is because Manuka honey has the ability to ward off wound infections, reduce inflammation and promote healing.

“Many medical professionals are choosing to use active Manuka honey and are getting very good results with the treatment of wounds which have not been responding to standard treatment” (a trial of Active Manuka Honey on unresponsive skin ulcers was successfully carried out at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand: the results have been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal). 

Manuka honey is antioxidant-rich and active in reducing inflammation, so it’s also beneficial for resisting disease, ageing, and the maintenance of general well-being.

For more information about the incredible healing powers of Manuka honey, please contact Plantogen® at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

Plantogen® plant derived spa therapy combines pure plant extracts with scientific know how. Plant energy is powerful. The essence of health and beauty comes from within. We can make ourselves feel and look better by taking care of our bodies. Nurture yourself, relieve stress, respect your body and soul. Stay calm, be happy, drink lots of water.

Our philosophy to skincare is this simple.

All Plantogen® products are made in New Zealand where we believe the pace is a little slower, the air is a little cleaner and the water a little purer.

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Sore Throats and Tonsillitis Information

Manuka Honey and Acne Treatment

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Acne. It is something we have all had to deal with in varying degrees throughout our lives. To some, it is a sporadic annoyance, popping up every now and then at the worst possible times. To others, acne is a perpetual problem, plaguing the skin with little signs of relief.

If you have ever had to deal with acne, you know just how much of a struggle it can be. You try product after product, each claiming to offer a miraculous cure, but each failing to provide the results you desire.

If only there was a better way…

Well, have you tried honey?

Plantogen Pure Manuka Honey Active w Blackcurrant

I know, it sounds crazy, but Active Healing Manuka Honey has the ability to destroy a large number of bacteria especially, Staphylococcus aureus and Propiobacterium acnes, common causes of acne. Regular facials with such products as Plantogen® Pure Manuka Honey Active w Blackcurrant, Plantogen® Pure Manuka Honey Active, and Plantogen® Manuka Honey Mask with Hops can help reduce blemishes without over-drying or aggravating your skin.

Who knew honey could do all that?

Manuka honey is the most researched, most powerful medicinal honey on the market today. It is clinically proven to cure wounds, infections, ulcers and other skin conditions, such as acne. This is because Manuka honey is a natural antioxidant. As such, it supplies cells with a wide range of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals while providing white blood cells with the necessary glucose to destroy bacteria.

Healing Manuka Honey has the ability to improve cellular regeneration, thus improving skin texture and skin smoothness while also promoting collagen production.

At Plantogen®, we offer several products that utilize the healing power of Manuka Honey to help better control your acne (mentioned above). Our products combine some of Mother Nature’s well known healers such as Manuka Honey, Chamomile, Jojoba, Aloe Vera, fruit oils, herbs, Vitamin A derived Retinol and the antioxidants Green Tea, Vitamin C and E. Many of these ingredients provide visible and tangible improvements in skin tone and appearance, while others provide a soothing aroma that can assist in a feeling of relaxation and mental well being.

For more professional skincare solutions, contact Plantogen® at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

Plantogen® plant derived spa therapy combines pure plant extracts with scientific know how. Plant energy is powerful. The essence of health and beauty comes from within. We can make ourselves feel and look better by taking care of our bodies. Nurture yourself, relieve stress, respect your body and soul. Stay calm, be happy, drink lots of water.

Our philosophy to skincare is this simple.

All Plantogen® products are made in New Zealand where we believe the pace is a little slower, the air is a little cleaner and the water a little purer.

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Can Manuka Honey Get Rid of Acne?

Skincare Tips for the Neck

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Every day, you meticulously go through your skincare routine. You cleanse and moisturize the skin on your hands, arms, legs, and, of course, your face. After all, what else is there?

Well, what about your neck?

Overexposure to the sun and the lack of an effective skincare routine leave your neck looking less than desirable. In fact, without proper care your neck is sure to prematurely display some of the most telltale signs of aging, like wrinkles, dry skin, vivid horizontal lines, and lack of elasticity.

Reasons Not to Neglect Your Neck

1.   Your neck muscle (Platysma) is not connected to the bone structure and thus quite prone to lose its elasticity.

2.   Your neck has less fatty tissue and sebaceous glands than your face, making the skin on your neck less resistant to dryness and wrinkles.

Because of this, your neck requires daily skincare treatment to maintain its natural firmness and smoothness and to prevent drying.

Plantogen® Recommended Skincare Regimen for Your Neck

Every morning, Don’t ignore the important neck area. After a through cleansing with  Plantogen® Purifying Cleanser apply Hydrating Moisturiser , an intensive hydrating moisturizer packed with plant extracts, vitamins and anti-oxidants. This power packed burst of antioxidants includes natural Manuka Honey, Green Tea and Chamomile extracts, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Wheat Germ Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Lecithin. The moisturizer will help diminish fine lines, reduce the signs of premature aging and relieving dryness. You should feel an immediate change to your skin – softer, smoother and firmer. Apply this moisturizer every day.

 

Every evening- This is the time to indulge in an extra rich product to hydrate, protect and renew the skin when you are sleeping. Take a generous amount of Overnight Stress Repair, rub into the palm of your hand and then apply using an upward motion [ try not to pull down on the skin ] and massage in the rich cream.

For more professional skincare solutions, contact Plantogen at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

Plantogen® plant derived spa therapy combines pure plant extracts with scientific know how. Plant energy is powerful. The essence of health and beauty comes from within. We can make ourselves feel and look better by taking care of our bodies. Nurture yourself, relieve stress, respect your body and soul. Stay calm, be happy, drink lots of water.

Our philosophy to skincare is this simple.

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Tips for Caring for the Area Around Your Eyes

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The skin around your eyes is ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. Because of this, and because the skin around your eyes is constantly in motion (blinking alone produces 10,000 movements per day), your eyes tend to be the first place on your body to show the signs of aging.

This can be further aggravated by stress, excessive sun exposure, smoking, and other environmental factors.

Tips to Keep the Skin Around Your Eyes Looking Healthy

  • Drink Plenty of Water: Water plays an important role in moisturizing and maintaining the elasticity of your skin.
  • Avoid Smoking: Nicotine constricts blood vessels in the face and under the eyes, making it difficult for nutrients to be absorbed. This leads to a breakdown of collagen.
  • Stay Out of the Sun: Ultraviolet rays are responsible for up to 90% of aging and can add several years to your appearance. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays causes melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells, to abnormally mature.
  • Wear Sunglasses to Avoid Squinting: Squinting puts unnecessary stress on the skin around your eyes, leading to the formation of wrinkles.
  • Get Plenty of Rest: Fatigue negatively affects the look of your skin, causing it to look increasingly pale.
  • Limit Alcohol Intake: Excessive drinking can lead to dehydration.
  • Use a Quality Skin Care Product: The tissue around the eyes has very few oil glands, and because of this, it lacks adequate natural moisture. This is why utilizing the right skin care products is crucial in your fight against aging.

The skin care experts here at Plantogen® have developed two skin care products specifically designed to lessen the effects of fatigue and aging around the eyes – Plantogen® Eye Lift and Corrective Eye Gel.

 

Plantogen® Eye Lift

Incorporating advanced GABA active technology, extracts of Vitamin C rich Australian Kakadu Plum & Licorice Root, Plantogen® Eye Lift cream helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and increases skin hydration.

How to Use: Use daily after cleansing. Pat gently around fine lines at corner of eye. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. If product gets into the eyes flush with water. If irritation persists, contact you doctor.

 

Plantogen® Corrective Eye Gel

Plantogen Corrective Eye Gel is a hydrating and soothing eye gel that helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and dry lines around the eye area. It acts on ‘bags’ under the eyes to lessen the signs of fatigue. Plantogen® Corrective Eye Gel promotes suppleness and makes the skin feel smooth.

How to Use: Use daily after cleansing. Pat gently under eye area, with fingertips.

 

For more professional skincare solutions, contact Plantogen at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

Plantogen® plant derived spa therapy combines pure plant extracts with scientific know how. Plant energy is powerful. The essence of health and beauty comes from within. We can make ourselves feel and look better by taking care of our bodies. Nurture yourself, relieve stress, respect your body and soul. Stay calm, be happy, drink lots of water.

Our philosophy to skincare is this simple.

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How to take care of the skin around your eyes?

Benefits of Using a Night Use Product

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Plantogen Overnight Stress Relief

Throughout the day, our bodies undergo a tremendous amount of stress. From getting the kids ready for school in the morning and scrambling to find the time to get ourselves ready, to coming home after a long day of work to cleaning and cooking…we barely have time to breathe. By the time night rolls around, we want to do little more than just fall into bed and drift off into a deep sleep.

But nighttime is the perfect time to renew and refresh both the mind and body.

While most of us have our daytime skincare down to a science, many completely neglect nighttime skincare. However, it is during the night that our bodies and, most importantly, our skin regenerate. In fact, skin regenerates three times faster at night than during the day, with cellular renovation activity reaching a peak between 2am and 4am.

Because of this, it is important to help boost this reparative activity. This is where night use products, like nighttime creams, can really come in handy.

The Role of Night Use Products

If you are looking to moisturize, a day cream will work just fine. But if you want to help repair damaged, aged skin, a night cream is a must.

  • Applying night cream as early as age 25 helps to slow down the effects of aging.
  • The main benefit of nighttime skincare products is their ability to fight free radicals, repair damage caused during the day, and fight the outward signs of aging.
  • Anti-aging night creams have been known to be more effective than day creams.

Plantogen’s Overnight Stress Repair

After a thorough cleansing and exfoliation, applying Plantogen’s Overnight Stress Repair can help relieve the stresses of that day and improve the appearance of tired, stressed skin. A rich cream with Manuka Honey, Lecithin, Chamomile extract, Vitamin C and Retinol, Overnight Stress Repair helps improve the appearance of tired, stressed skin.

How to Use: Use every night after cleansing. It is rich and heavy for big moisture and a repair boost to tired skin

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Source: The Benefits of Night Creams