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Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips for People over the Age of 30 :: Skincare Tips

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

As you age, you have to give up many things in your life, but your beauty doesn’t have to be one of them! You can fight back against the natural signs of aging – dryness, wrinkles, fine lines, and reduced elasticity – with the right skincare regimen.

Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips for People over the Age of 30

  1. Sunscreen: This tip applies whether you are 15 or 51. The sun’s rays can be extremely damaging to your skin, so it is important to protect yourself. It is essential to wear sunscreen each and every day. We recommend Plantogen® Protective Moisturiser with Sunscreen.
  2. Moisturize: Over the years, your skin becomes a bit dryer than it used to be. Because of this, it is important to use a good moisturizer, especially something with vitamins C. We recommend Plantogen® Skin Brightening Anti Aging Moisturiser.
  3. Green Tea: Green tea contains antioxidants, which will help reverse skin damage. We recommend Plantogen® Intensive Firming Serum, an intensive firming serum with Green Tea.
  4. Cleansing: Cleaning your skin daily will help brighten your complexion and keep you looking younger. We recommend Plantogen® Anti Aging Cream Cleanser.
  5. Toners: Toners help close pores, while firming the skin. It is best to use a toner after cleansing. We recommend Plantogen® Toner for Normal/Dry, a paraben free, gentle, skin toner with the soothing properties of Chamomile Flower, and Aloe Vera extract to gently remove skin impurities and refresh tired looking skin.
  6. Exfoliate: Using an exfoliating scrub several times a week will help your skin shed its dead, dull layer of cells, leaving a fresh, healthy skin behind. We recommend Plantogen® Gentle Facial Scrub, our natural exfoliant.
  7. Retinol: Retinol is a nutrient that helps repair and reduce photo aging, making skin look younger. We recommend Plantogen® Overnight Stress Repair, a rich cream with Manuka Honey, Lecithin, Chamomile extract, Vitamin C and Retinol that is ideal for evening use.

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.

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The Benefits of Vitamin C

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.
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