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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.

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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.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

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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.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Source:

Can Manuka Honey Get Rid of Acne?

Top 3 Reasons To Use Antioxidant Rich Skin Care Products

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Plantogen Pure Manuka Honey Active w Blackcurrant.

Incorporating a balance of antioxidants into your skin care routine,and even your diet, can have a positive effect on your skin. Antioxidants can help you protect your skin by limiting the development of free radicals that damage skin cells. Common antioxidants are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Beta Carotene but there are many more that can help in the fight against premature aging.

Antioxidants neutralize the effects of free radicals, helping to prevent them from damaging your skin. This article will provide you information on how antioxidants in skin care products can enhance the health and appearance of your skin. Also, the article will provide you information on Plantogen Skin Care Products that utilize antioxidants to provide exceptional skin care.

Anti-inflammation

Antioxidants have valuable anti-inflammatory results for skin because they increase circulation and cell metabolism. When inflammation is reduced, even skin tone is promoted and the appearance of skin problems and aging is reduced. A great Plantogen product that fights against inflammation is Plantogen Pure Manuka Honey Active w Blackcurrant. This product is 100% natural, with no preservatives or colours added. The Plantogen Healing Manuka Honey with Blackcurrant combines the unique healing and antibacterial properties of Manuka Honey with the powerful antioxidant properties of New Zealand grown pure blackcurrants.

Skin Firming

Antioxidants can help rejuvenate the appearance of your skin by helping to reduce the effects of aging, while improving your skin health. A natural antioxidant is Green Tea, which helps your skin fight against damage caused by free radicals. An excellent Plantogen product for improved skin texture, firmness, and smoothness is Plantogen Intensive Firming Serum. This intensive firming serum product contains Green Tea and an active standardized botanical complex of plant extracts, a combination of Lady’s Thistle (a free radical scavenger), Lady’s Mantle, Horsetail, Soy Germ, Wheat Germ, Alfalfa, and Radish extracts that results in firmer, younger looking skin. The gel base encourages the active ingredients to be more readily absorbed into the skin. It is ideally used to improve skin elasticity around the eye area and reduce wrinkles.

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 when participants used Plantogen Intensive Firming Serum, making skin look younger. Use this product daily after cleansing for best results.

Wrinkle Reduction

If you are looking for skin care products that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, then you need to use skin care products with antioxidants. Why? Antioxidants help make your skin appear more youthful and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially when combined with vitamins C and E.  A Plantogen product that will help to reduce the appearance of skin aging is Plantogen Skin Brightening Anti-Aging Moisturiser. This product is an anti aging moisturizer 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.

Antioxidants will keep your skin continuously beautiful and smooth with these types of skin care products. The Plantogen skin care products will work from the outside in to prevent the harmful effects of free radicals under the skin’s surface.

Start benefiting from antioxidants skin care products today!

Remember to get the best results talk to your skin care professional first- with great care and high quality products you can have beautiful younger looking skin.

Plantogen offers a full range of professional spa products such as moisturizers, masks, cleansers and more. We are committed to providing you compact, streamlined and effective skin care solutions. For professional skin care solutions, contact us at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

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Source: Top Five Best Skin Antioxidants

 

How Make-Up Artists Use Plantogen To Make Your Skin Healthy And Radiant

Friday, February 17th, 2012

 

Actors such as Will Ferrel and Sarah Baker use Plantogen Products to keep their skin radiant and healthy. They used Plantogen Corrective Eye Gel during a recent movie filming.

 

Some people are born with naturally amazing skin, hair, and good bone structure. However no matter how wonderful one’s skin may be, proper skin care maintenance is crucial to have and maintain healthy and radiant skin, especially when you are in the spotlight as a performer or business woman. This article will provide you information about the different types of Plantogen products make-up artists use to not only take care of their clients’ skin but also give clients the youthful radiant skin they desire.

Some  make-up artist skin care tricks are the following:

-Using squeezed lemon juice on body and keep it on for 10minutes then rinse to exfoliate your skin and remove dry, flaky skin cells.

-Using skin oil to give skin complexion a nice texture and hydrate skin.

-Cleaning and tidying brows with mist hairspray and a brow brush.

But more attention to skin care is necessary for the best skin care results.

Makeup artists that use Plantogen products know that the four main products a make-up artists should use to give their clients healthy,youthful, radiant skin are oils, exfoliation products, moisturizers, and anti-aging products.

One makeup artist that has tremendously benefited from Plantogen products is Bernadette Mazur, a makeup artist who works on many Columbia Pictures movies.

Just this week Mazur completed a film and used Plantogen’s Manuka Honey products on actors after an all day kissing scene resulted in ” beard burn.” The Manuka honey saved the day by improving skin texture and skin smoothness for next day filming.

Mazur has also used Plantogen Corrective Eye Gel on major Holly Wood Stars such as Will Ferrel and Sarah Baker. In upcoming months Mazur is using Plantogen products during the filming of a huge Ben Stiller movie.

You can have great skin like these superb movie stars as well.

Below we will discuss some Plantogen skin care products make-up artists use regularly to provide exceptional skin care needs to their clients:

The Moisturizing Benefits of Plantogen Skin Oil

Skin oil can add a great sheen to your skin but it can be messy. To resolve this messy dilemma, add a few drops of oil to your bathwater. Allow your body to soak and then towel yourself off.  This will provide your skin the right amount of moisturizing benefits without transferring the oil to your clothes. A great body oil to use is Plantogen Manuka Skin Oil, an ideal anti-aging supplement that contains high content of plamitoleic acid. The product is non-irritating, fragrance free and improves skin hydration in only 7 days.

Pour a small amount upon your hands and apply in gentle upward movements for best results.

The Exfoliation Benefits of Plantogen Products

Plantogen has many restorative dry skin facial products. Dry skin peels and flakes making your skin suffer from redness and feel taut and tight. One amazing Plantogen exfoliation product that helps eliminate and alleviate dryness, puffiness, and dark circles is Plantogen Gentle Facial Scrub. This product will sloughs away dead cells and give your skin a brighter, smoother appearance. Also the Plantogen Gentle Facial Scrub contains Jojoba beads with spherical and smooth shapes, which provide effective exfoliation without irritating your skin, so it is ideal for anyone concerned with redness and irritation .

Many mass market exfoliation products are considered as very abrasive and cause redness…not the case with Plantogen Gentle Facial Scrub.

Use this cleanser with water and cotton pads for best results. Follow up with a moisturizer.

Eye Fatigue Removal

As we all age, the appearance of wrinkles and dry lines around our eye area is inevitable but a makeup artist could use corrective eye gel to smooth out the skin around our eyes and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and dry lines. A great Plantogen product make-up artists use is Plantogen Corrective Eye Gel. The corrective eye gel is hydrating and soothing. It acts on bags under the eyes to lessen signs of fatigue because of the Witch Hazel Extract ingredient. It also promotes suppleness and makes the skin feel smooth because of the chamomile extract included in the product. Some other key ingredients in Plantogen Corrective Eye Gel are Aloe Vera (heals skin), Cucumber Extract (rejuvenates cells) and Green Tea Extract (neutralizes effects of free radicals and protects against extreme environmental impact). Use daily after cleansing and pat gently under eye area, with fingertips, for the best results.

There is no reason why your skin cannot glow from head-to-toe. Plantogen offers a full range of professional make-up artists’ products such as moisturizers, masks, cleansers and more. We are committed to providing you compact, streamlined and effective skin care solutions. For professional skin care solutions, contact us at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

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Source: What I Do: Gina Brooke’s Clever Makeup Tricks

 

 

The Benefits and Uses of Manuka Honey For Skin Care

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Have you ever used Manuka Honey skin care products? If you have not, you are missing out on the many benefits of Manuka Honey skin care products. We are here to help you get familiar with Manuka Honey benefits and how to use it for skin care. Read below to learn about the benefits and usage of Manuka honey. 

What is Manuka Honey?Manuka Honey is a honey produced by bees when they collect nectar from the Manuka Bush or Tea Tree flowers. When Manuka honey comes into contact with body fluids, an enzyme called glucose oxidase releases antibacterial hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide  helps to fight bacteria and heal skin.


Manuka Honey is a special type of mono-floral honey containing powerful antibacterial, anti-microbial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties in its ingredients.

The Benefits of Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is one of the most powerful bacteria killers and  can be used for both external and internal uses. Manuka Honey is used externally to treat skin conditions and wound infections (list below). Some examples of internal usage of Manuka Honey are helping to treat stomach ulcers and mouth disease (more healing benefits listed below).External uses of healing:

  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Ring Worm
  • Insect bites
  • Acne and Rosacea
  • Rashes
  • Cold Sores
  • Skin Ulcers
  • Nail Fungus
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Pressure Sores

Internal uses of healing:

  • Sore Throat
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Stomach Pain
  • Gum Disease
  • Acid Reflux Disease
  • Aches and Pains
  • Arthritis
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
How To Use Manuka Honey For Skin Care

You can use Manuka Honey for skin care in many beneficial ways. Here are just a few ways to use Manuka Honey for skin care: 

One way is to use Manuka Honey is for a facial. A Manuka Honey mask, such as Plantogen Manuka Honey Mask With Hops, can soothe and hydrate your skin. Plantogen’s Manuka Honey Mask with Hops uses a combination of Hops extract, Oat Protein, Quangdong, Aloe Vera, Papaya Extract and Carrot Oil. The vitamins, minerals and enzymes help improve your skin texture and vitality, while fighting bacteria with its natural antibacterial properties. The Plantogen Manuka Honey Mask with Hops is safe for all skin types.Macadamia oil contains plamitoleic acid. Palmitoleic acid is an essential component of human sebum, which is normally lost with aging.Plantogen Manuka Skin Oil is a superb product to use to combat aging while hydrating your skin. In fact, you can see improved skin hydration results in 7 to 8 days after you start using Plantogen Manuka Skin Oil.

Use Manuka Honey For Beauty Care such as hair conditioning or to safely remove acne, zits and spots from your skin.  You can use Plantogen Pure Manuka Honey Active to tackle acne, zits, and skin spot problems. Plantogen Active Manuka Honey is one of nature’s most useful aids in natural healing. The Manuka Tree, from New Zealand, is known for its healing properties and is ideal for all skin types.

Manuka honey is a natural antioxidant and 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 helps improve cellular regeneration thereby improving skin texture and skin smoothness. It also helps to promote collagen production.
Experience the benefits of Manuka Honey Today!

Plantogen offers a full range of professional spa products such as moisturizers, masks, cleansers and more. We are committed to providing you compact, streamlined and effective skin care solutions. For professional skin care solutions, contact us at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!
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Source: Manuka Honey Benefits