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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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The Importance of Vitamin C: Health Benefits and Skin Care

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Chances are that at some point in your life, someone has told you that vitamin C is good for you. Well, you know what? They were right. But do you know why?

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid – is an antioxidant, as we learned last week. It is also one of the world’s safest and most important nutrients, necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues.

Vitamin C is involved in several body functions, including the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

Health Benefits of Vitamin C

According to recent research, vitamin C offers several health benefits in the following areas:

  1. Stress: A recent study found vitamin C to be beneficial to individuals whose immune system was weakened due to stress.
  2. Colds: While vitamin C is not a cure for the common cold, several studies have shown it to help reduce the risk of more serious complications, such as pneumonia and lung infections.
  3. Stroke: One study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those with the highest concentrations of vitamin C in their blood were associated with 42% lower stroke risk than those with the lowest concentrations.
  4. Aging: An American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study examined links between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4,025 women aged 40-74 and found that those with high vitamin C intakes experienced a lower likelihood of wrinkles, fine lines, and dry skin.

Vitamin C and Your Skin

Vitamin C is just one of many antioxidants that help protect you against the damaging effects of free radicals, which are molecules that can negatively affect your skin and other vital parts of your body. Other benefits of vitamin C include:

  • Scientific data have shown that Vitamin C will help increase the amount of collagen production in the skin.
  • Vitamin C is also a natural anti-inflammatory, which can help reverse some of the effects of sun damage.
  •  By increasing the amount of collagen in the skin, the look of fine lines can be reduced.

Plantogen® 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 antioxidants, like Vitamin C. Some of the Plantogen® products that utilize the healing powers of vitamin C include: Plantogen® Foaming Cleanser for Oily/Combination, Plantogen® Anti Aging Cream Cleanser, Plantogen® Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion, Plantogen® Hydrating Moisturiser for Normal/Dry, Plantogen® Skin Brightening Anti Aging Moisturiser, and Plantogen® Overnight Stress Repair.

All Vitamin C in Plantogen is encapsulated in liposomes to help prevent oxidation or degeneration of the Vitamin C and allowing for targeted delivery.

For more information about the incredible powers of Vitamin C, 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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The Benefits of Vitamin C