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Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips for 18 to 30 Year Olds :: Plantogen Skincare Tips

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

When you think about anti-aging skin care, you probably don’t think of 18-30 year olds. Well, did you know that 75% of people report seeing the first physical signs of aging – such as wrinkles and fine lines – between the ages of 20 and 30? That just goes to show that you are never too young to start fighting back against the natural effects of aging. In fact, the key to healthy, younger looking skin when you are older is to start a regular anti-aging skin care regimen now.

Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips for 18-30 Year Olds

Sunscreen: The sun ages your skin more than any other external factor. Because of this, it is important to wear sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) each and every day.

A Topical Exfoliant: Topical exfoliants remove the top layer of dead skin, improving skin texture, unclogging pores, and increasing the skin’s ability to absorb moisturizers. For this purpose, we recommend two products:

  1.  Plantogen® Gentle Facial Scrub, our gentle, foaming, exfoliating facial scrub, effective in sloughing dead skin cells to reveal a fresher, healthier looking skin.
  2.  Plantogen® Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion, our gentle facial scrub that provides mild microdermabrasion and skin brightening properties, helping to dissolve away dull looking skin and to improve cellular turnover, revealing brighter, more even skin tone.
  3.   Plantogen® Body Scrub, our natural exfoliating and moisturizing body scrub.

Antioxidants: Antioxidants – especially Vitamin C – help neutralize the effects of free radicals, preventing them from doing damage to your skin. For this purpose, we recommend two products:

  1. Plantogen® Anti Aging Cream Cleanser, our water soluble, creamy cleanser with Vitamin C rich, Australian, Kakadu Plum extract, which helps dissolve skin dulling impurities, revealing healthier, younger looking skin.
  2. Plantogen® Skin Brightening Anti Aging Moisturiser, our anti-aging moisturizer with Vitamin C rich Kakadu Plum, which helps to improve skin hydration and skin tone for a brighter, younger looking complexion.

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.

 

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.

Why you can’t leave your Makeup on at Night :: Professional Skincare Tips

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Each and every morning, millions of women apply makeup. But how many of these women actually remove their makeup each and every night?

Sometimes we forget to remove our makeup. Sometimes we are just too worn out after a long day of work, chasing our children, and keeping up with the house. And sometimes we just choose not to remove our makeup. After all, it is not important, right? Wrong!

The Importance of Removing Makeup Every Night

  1. While we sleep, our bodies naturally eliminate toxins through the pores. If you fail to remove your makeup at night, your pores may be too clogged to allow this natural detoxification to take place.
  2. Makeup, to a certain extent, can be a drying agent. Failing to remove your makeup at night can lead to dry, irritated skin. This is also why it’s so important to wear a moisturizing night cream – like Plantogen® Overnight Stress Repair – to allow your skin to recover from an entire day with makeup on.
  3. Skin regenerates three times faster at night than during the day, with cellular renovation activity reaching a peak between 2am and 4am. Failing to remove your makeup at night can hinder this regeneration.
  4. If you do not regularly remove your makeup at night, it may cause breakouts. It can also cause you to become increasingly prone to infections and bacteria.
  5. When makeup becomes impacted into your facial pores, it makes them look larger and more noticeable.

Leaving your makeup on once in a while shouldn’t hurt. Just don’t make a habit out of it.

Plantogen Recommended Skincare Product for Effective Makeup Removal

Plantogen® Purifying Cleanser for Normal/Dry: A creamy, gentle cleanser that helps dissolve and lift impurities without drying the skin. Cleans deep down to remove dirt, oil and make-up. Contains natural Manuka Honey, Chamomile extract and Vitamin E. Water soluble.

How to Use: Use daily. Apply small amount into palm of hand. Apply to face and massage well to remove makeup, dirt and impurities. Wash off with warm washer or sponge.

Additionally, using a hydrating mask every week can help make your skin look and feel heathier than you ever imagined possible!

For more Professional Skin Care Advice and more information about PLANTOGEN® Purifying Cleanser for Normal/Dry, 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:

Makeup Myths and Legends

Body Exfoliation – More than Self Indulgence :: Skin Care Tips

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Do your regular skincare treatments just not seem to help? Do you moisturize and moisturize with no improvement in the look and feel of your skin? The problem may not be your skin care products, but rather a thin layer of dead skin cells that are preventing your skincare products from working.

The Solution: Exfoliating!

Body exfoliation – the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the epidermis – is more than just a self-indulgent luxury. It is actually a very beneficial step in one’s regular skincare regimen. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or sensitive skin, exfoliating once or twice a week can help improve your skin’s overall health and appearance.

Benefits of Body Exfoliation

  • Improves skin texture: Exfoliating removes old, dead skin cells, revealing new smoother skin cells.
  • Helps moisturize the skin: When dead skin cells are removed through exfoliating, it allows moisturizers and other skin care products to be better absorbed by your skin. This does not happen as easily when the surface is blocked by dead or dry skin.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: A regular body exfoliation regimen will help reduce these natural signs of aging.
  • Opens and unclogs the pores: Exfoliating will naturally open your pores.
  • Helps to ease discoloration: The exfoliation process stimulates blood flow and leaves you with a healthy glow.
  • Leads to visibly brighter skin: Exfoliating removes dead skin cells that make the skin look dull and lackluster.
  • Improves overall skin health: Exfoliating speeds up skin cell renewal, revealing new layers that look and feel softer and smoother.

PLANTOGEN® Nourishing Body Treatment

Dead skin cells can build up on the surface and make skin look dull and prematurely older. Our PLANTOGEN® Nourishing Body Treatment (estimated time: 60 min) is designed to stimulate, exfoliate, and message dry and stressed skin.

This natural exfoliating and moisturizing body treatment utilizes the natural healing powers of Shea Butter from Africa and Manuka Honey from New Zealand. The end result: your body will look and feel radiant!

For more information about PLANTOGEN® Nourishing Body Treatment, 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.

Skin Care Tips for Your Hands, the One Place You Reveal Your True Age

Friday, April 27th, 2012

You spend hours and countless dollars pampering yourself, looking for any way you can to reverse the sands of time. From facials and pedicures to massages and acupuncture, you do everything you can to look your best. Still, if you fail to properly care for your hands, all of your efforts may be in vain.

Did you know that the hands age faster than any other part of the body, even the face? This is because the skin on the back of the hand is much thinner than that of the rest of the body. And when you combine this thin skin with the constant wear and tear you put your hands through, it is no wonder that the hands age faster than other parts of the body.

In just one day your hands are exposed to a number of harmful substance, including oil-stripping detergents, cold weather, the sun, and numerous other damaging day-to-day activities. Your hands take a lot of abuse day in and day out. The end result, say experts, are wrinkles, fine lines, dry skin, crinkly crepe-like skin texture, and the noticeable appearance of bulging veins, which also grow larger over time.

But you can fight back! Taking care of your hands is not a difficult process.

Skincare Tips for Your Hands

  • Wear gloves when washing the dishes, gardening, or any time you are dealing with chemicals.
  • Use sunscreen. Doctors agree that avoiding direct sunlight and using sunscreen are the keys to younger looking hands.
  • Try a Paraffin wax treatment. Not only will your hands be softer, but the warm wax also increases blood circulation, allowing for the restoration of improved skin color and ease any joint stiffness. 
  • Soak your hands in warm milk to help strengthen your nails and hydrate your skin.
  • Use the right skincare products!

“There are certainly products and key ingredients that can make a temporary difference in how your hands look, and there are some exciting advances that could help make a real difference in your skin,” says dermatologist David Goldberg, MD, director of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey.

Plantogen® Recommended Skincare Regimen for Your Hands

Plantogen® Hand & Nail Therapy is a protective hand and nail cream with Hydrolysed Keratin, Retinol, Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil provides relief for dry, stressed hands and nails. These natural ingredients work together to help make your hands look younger and healthier.

  • Hydrolysed Keratin helps condition and restore unhealthy skin and nails.
  • Retinol helps repair and reduce photo aging, making skin look younger
  • Vitamin E helps improve the skin’s water-binding ability and helps neutralize the effects of free radicals – one of the major causes of skin aging.
  • Sweet Almond Oil helps protect and nourish the skin.
  • And more!

How to Use: Massage in well paying particular attention to the nail and cuticle area.

For more information about the incredible skin firming powers of Plantogen® Hand & Nail Therapy, 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:

Anti-aging Treatments for Your Hands

Beautiful Hands – Skin Care Tips For Beautiful Hands

Skin Care Tips: Looking After Your Hands

Improve Skin Elasticity: Fight Back Against the Natural Signs of Aging

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Aging is a natural part of life. And there are two different types of aging: intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging.

Intrinsic Aging: Natural aging

At 25, your body begins to physically show signs of aging as your skin’s ability to regenerate slows down. At 45, your skin begins to thin and your body starts to experience hormonal changes. Collagen production begins to slow, and elastin – the substance that enables your skin to snap back into place – begins to lose its snap. This is when your skin starts to become more fragile as it loses its natural elasticity. And without elasticity, your skin begins to show the external signs of aging, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Thin and transparent skin
  • Bones shrink away from the skin due to bone loss, which causes sagging skin
  • Dry skin
  • And more!

Extrinsic Aging: Aging caused by environmental factors

There are numerous external factors that can speed up the aging process, including:

  • Sun exposure – photoaging
  • Repetitive facial expressions
  • Gravity
  • Sleeping positions
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • And more!

Tips for Improving Skin Elasticity

  1. Decrease Sugar Intake: You should keep your sweets to a minimum, at no more than 10% of your total caloric intake.
  2. Wear Sunscreen: Unprotected skin will lose its elasticity more quickly.
  3. Antioxidants: Antioxidants fight cell-damaging free radicals that can lead to premature aging.
  4. Avoid Smoking and Excessive Drinking: Smoke and excessive alcohol intake can be damaging to your skin.
  5. Utilize 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.

In a forty-five (45) day clinical study, a significant improvement in skin elasticity around the eye area and wrinkle reduction of 36.7%, was demonstrated, making skin look younger.

For more information about the incredible skin firming powers of Plantogen® Intensive Firming Serum, 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:

Skin Elasticity

Causes of Aging Skin