Archive for June, 2012

Anti-Aging Skin Care: What Anti-Aging Ingredients Work?

Friday, June 29th, 2012

As we get older and the regeneration properties of our skin begin to break down, the skin starts to show the first signs of physiological aging –losing moisture, tension, and elasticity. This natural aging process is further accelerated by exposure to the sun (photoaging) and free radicals, which damage skin cells.

How We Age and How to Fight Back!

Each person ages at a unique rate. Aging is a complex and varied process, affecting different people in different ways at different times in their lives.

75% of individuals begin to notice the physical signs of aging, such as wrinkles, between the ages of 20 and 30!

Many of these natural signs of aging can be minimized or even prevented with proper sun protection and various anti-aging products. But which anti-aging products should you use? Which anti-aging ingredients work?

Luckily for you, we at Plantogen® have done all of the research for you, weeding out the best anti-aging ingredients!

Antioxidants: The Secret to Anti-Aging Skincare Revealed!

Antioxidants refer to a group of compounds that fight free radicals.

Free radicals are molecules – formed through a natural process called oxidation – which wreak havoc on living cells, negatively affecting your skin and other vital parts of your body. These free radicals can be caused by any number of factors, from smoke and pesticides to sun exposure.

Antioxidants – like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Catalase, and Beta Carotene – help neutralize the effects of free radicals, preventing them from doing damage to your skin.

Additional Anti-Aging Ingredients that Work!

  • Manuka Honey: Helps fight broad range of bacteria, soothing sensitive, irritated skin.
  • Aloe Vera: Called the first-aid plant, Aloe Vera is powerful healing agent, promoting and aiding in skin healing.
  • Vitamin C: Promotes younger looking skin.
  • Vitamin E: Containing antioxidant properties, Vitamin E helps improve the skin’s water binding ability.
  • Jojoba Oil: With a composition is very similar to human natural skin oils, allowing rapid skin
  • Penetration, Jojoba oil helps to heal inflamed skin conditions by nourishing skin, softening and moisturizing.
  • Green Tea Extract: This antioxidant helps protect against extreme environmental impact and resulting free radical damage.
  • Liquorice Root Extract: Helps diminish skin discoloration, promoting brighter, more radiant skin.
  • Fruit Oils: Promote smoother skin.
  • Chamomile: This calming and soothing anti-inflammatory agent helps soothe sensitive, dry skin.
  • Retinol: Helps repair and reduce photo aging, making skin look younger.

Plantogen®: Natural Anti-Aging Skincare

We developed Plantogen® motivated by the belief in plants as effective ingredients in the improvement and maintenance of healthier, younger looking skin. Plantogen® combines the most advanced scientific knowledge with plant based technology. Our products combine some of Mother Nature’s best known healers , including Manuka Honey, Chamomile, Jojoba, Aloe Vera, fruit oils, herbs, Vitamin A derived Retinol, and the antioxidants Green Tea, Vitamin C and E.

You should always look for products with effective, proven antioxidant ingredients such:

  • Plantogen® Anti Aging Cream Cleanser: A water soluble, creamy cleanser with Vitamin C rich, Australian, Kakadu Plum extract, skin brightening Licorice Root extract and fruit acids – Tartaric, Lactic, Citric and Malic acids to gently help exfoliate while cleansing. Helps dissolve skin dulling impurities, revealing healthier, younger looking skin.
  • Plantogen® Skin Brightening Anti Aging Moisturiser: An anti aging moisturiser with Vitamin C rich Kakadu Plum, skin brightening Licorice Root, Fruit acids and antioxidant rich Green Tea extract. Helps to improve skin hydration, brighten & even skin tone for a brighter, younger looking complexion.
  • Plantogen® Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion: A gentle facial scrub with Vitamin C rich Kakadu Plum, Bamboo Stem Powder, Licorice Root & fruit enzymes providing mild microdermabrasion and skin brightening properties. helps to dissolve away dull looking skin and to improve cellular turnover, revealing brighter, more even skin tone.
  • Plantogen® Intensive Firming Serum: An intensive firming serum with Green Tea (an antioxidant) and an active standardized botanical complex of plant extracts, a combination of Lady’s Thistle, which is a free radical scavenger, Lady’s Mantle, Horsetail, Soy Germ, Wheat Germ, Alfalfa, and Radish extracts. Results in firmer, younger looking skin. It is a gel base so it encourages the active ingredients to be more readily absorbed into the skin. Ideal for use around the eyes especially around any fine lines.

At Plantogen®, we have lots of tips to keep your skin looking its best, and staying its healthiest!

For more Anti-Aging Skin Care Advice and more information about Plantogen® Products, 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.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Dealing with Puffy Eyes / Bags Under the Eyes :: Skincare Tips and Tricks

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Are you tired of dealing with tired looking, puffy eyes? If so, you are not alone. Countless women have the same skin problem. But there is hope! There are several ways in which you can attempt to alleviate puffy eyes. But before we get into that, let’s first look deeper into the root of the problem.

What Causes Puffy Eyes / Bags under the Eyes?

There are actually several culprits that may be causing your puffy eyes, including:

  • Edema: Puffy eyes can be caused by a build-up of fluid in the tissues around the eyes, call the orbits.
  • Hormones: Fluctuating hormones can increase the potential for your body to retain fluids…even around your eyes.
  • Allergies: Are you allergic to anything? It may be causing those bags under your eyes.
  • Aging: Yes, unfortunately puffy eyes / bags under your eyes can happen as a result of aging.

But just because you suffer from puffy eyes does not mean you have to live with puffy eyes! There are several skincare tips and tricks that may help rid you of those dreaded bags under your eyes.

Plantogen® Recommended Skincare Regimen to Alleviate Puffy Eyes

  • Get Enough Sleep: Puffy eyes is a common symptom of sleep deprivation. So try to get a little more rest every night.
  • Elevate your Head When Sleeping: Lying down for several hours in a horizontal position allows fluid to build up around the eyes. So when you stand, the fluid that was resting under your eyes is suddenly being pulled down by gravity. To try and alleviate this, try elevating your head when you sleep to reduce the amount of fluid around your eyes.
  • Cooling the Eyes: There are several home remedies for treating puffy eyes, including: placing slices of cucumber on the eyes; placing moist teabags over the eyes; and even placing cooled spoons over your puffy eyes. A celebrity makeup artist trick is to keep Plantogen® Corrective Eye Gel in the refrigerator and then apply before makeup. This was used on eth set of a number of Columbia pictures movies, including recently in Men in Black 3!
  • Drinking Water: One of the potential causes of your puffy eyes could be dehydration.
  • See your Doctor: If the cause of your puffy eyes is allergies, your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to help alleviate your symptoms.
  • Plantogen® Corrective Eye Gel: This eye gel both hydrates and soothes, to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and dry lines around the eye area. Plantogen® Corrective Eye Gel also acts on ‘bags’ under eyes to lessen signs of fatigue by promoting suppleness to make the skin smoother.

Active Ingredients & Benefits of Plantogen® Corrective Eye Gel

  • Witch Hazel Extract: Helps clean and disinfect skin. Refreshes tired looking skin.
  • Aloe Vera: Promotes and aids in skin healing.
  • Cucumber Extract: High in potassium, silicon, sulphur and other minerals said to rejuvenate cells.
  • Green Tea Extract: Neutralizes effects of free radicals and protects against extreme environmental impact.
  • Chamomile Extract: Soothing to all skin types.

For more Professional Skin Care Advice and more information about Plantogen® Corrective Eye Gel, 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.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Sources:

How to Cure Puffy Eyes

The Benefits of Skin Brightening Products: Younger, Radiant Looking Skin

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Do you ever wonder how celebrities get such beautiful, radiant, and younger looking skin? No, it’s not superior genetics. Radiant, younger looking skin is achieved through a daily skin care routine and the use of skin brightening products, creams, and moisturizers.

But what ingredients work?

What products are the best?

The Skin Brightening Benefits of Vitamin C, Liquorice Root Extract, Kakadu Plum, and Plant Extracts

  • Vitamin C has been proven to slow cell proliferation; maintain younger, increase the production of collagen and elastin in the body; repair injured skin; and provide superior skin protection.
  • Liquorice Root Extract is produced from the roots and rhizomes of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant. Studies have shown that Liquorice Root Extract may be of benefit for use in skin brightening products since it contains liquiritin and isoliquertin, flavonoid containing glycosides, which induce skin brightening by dispersing melanin pigment and enhancing more even pigment distribution.
  • Kakadu Plum, the world’s richest fruit source of Vitamin C, has been known to help minimize dark spots, helping you achieve radiant, younger looking skin.

Because of the above factors, many skin care products have begun to utilize Vitamin C, Liquorice Root Extract, Kakdu Plum, and other natural products to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, providing you with beautiful, younger looking skin.

Plantogen® can help!

Realize the skin brightening benefits of Vitamin C and other natural ingredients – such as Kakadu Plum, Bamboo Stem Powder, Licorice Root, antioxidant rich Green Tea extract, fruit enzymes, and fruit acids – with Plantogen® products. Our plant derived spa therapy combines pure plant extracts with scientific know how.

Plantogen®’s Skin Brightening Line

Don’t let your skin give away your age!

For more Professional Skin Care Advice and more information about Plantogen® Skin Brightening Products, 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.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Sources:

The Amazing Vitamin C Skin Lightening Benefits

 

Skin Care Tips: The Benefits of Bee Venom & Plantogen® Royal Facelift Mask

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Plantogen® Plant Derived Spa Therapy was founded on the belief that natural ingredients could be used as effective skincare products to help achieve healthier, younger looking skin. We combine the most advanced scientific knowledge with plant-based technology and natural ingredients. And we are always on the lookout for the newest trends and advancements in natural skincare.

So what is the newest trend in the skin care industry? Bee Venom!

How Bee Venom Works as a Natural Skin Care Product

Bee venom interacts with skin in a very interesting way. Your body and your skin identify bee venom as an irritant, thus increasing blood circulation and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. This causes the skin to plump, naturally lifting, tightening, and firming fine lines and wrinkles.

Because of this, Bee Venom Masks have been quickly gaining popularity in the skin care industry.

Plantogen® Royal Facelift Mask: A Natural Bee Venom Mask

Plantogen® Royal Facelift Mask – a natural noninvasive anti-aging therapy – combines New Zealand Manuka Honey, Bee Venom, Shea Butter, Vitamin C, Evening Primrose Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Olive Leaf extract and Carrot, Citrus and Wheat Polypeptides in just the perfect way to help lift, tighten, and firm the skin.

How to use: Apply onto clean skin avoiding the eye area. Leave for 20 minutes and wash off with wash cloth or wet cotton balls. For best results, follow with Plantogen Toner and Hydrating Moisturiser.

* A patch test is recommended before use.

For more Professional Skin Care Advice and more information about the Plantogen® Royal Facelift Mask, 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.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Dr. Oz Speaks to the Benefits of Bee Venom

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Last week we introduced you to a revolutionary new Plantogen® product, the Royal Facelift Mask. We told you how this natural noninvasive anti-aging therapy combines New Zealand Manuka Honey, Bee Venom, Shea Butter, Vitamin C, Evening Primrose Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Olive Leaf extract and Carrot, Citrus and Wheat Polypeptides in just the perfect way to help lift, tighten, and firm the skin. But you don’t have to take our word for it…

The world renowned Dr. Oz recently made some interesting comments about the anti-aging benefits of bee venom.

“The newest natural anti-aging therapies all have the same thing in common: bees. Find out why the poison of the honeybee could be the newest natural beauty craze. Some of the most potent ingredients in the beauty industry come from the beehive. You’ve probably heard about the healing benefits of honey, but you may not have heard about the anti-aging properties of bee venom. Your skin reacts to the venom as an irritation. Accordingly, your skin increases circulation and stimulates production of collagen and elastin, which plumps and firms fine lines and wrinkles. As a result, bee venom facials are increasing in popularity and have been shown to lessen wrinkles in four weeks.” – Dr. Oz.

How to use Plantogen Royal Facelift Mask

Apply onto clean skin avoiding the eye area. Leave for 20 minutes and wash off with wash cloth or wet cotton balls. For best results, follow with Plantogen Toner and Hydrating Moisturiser

It’s a Facelift in a Jar!

*No bees are harmed in the making of this product. To extract the venom, the bees sting a pane of glass which is placed alongside the hive and a gentle electrical current is run through it- this  harmlessly encourages the bees to sting the surface.

For more Professional Skin Care Advice and more information about the Plantogen® Royal Facelift Mask, 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.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.