Posts Tagged ‘fine lines’

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.

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Skin Care Questions Answered: Is a night product really necessary?

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Time and time again, we at Plantogen are asked the same question: “Is a night product really a necessary part of my daily skincare regimen?” And time and time again, we answer, “YES!”

Taking proper care of your skin before bed is just as important as taking care of your skin during the day (perhaps even more important!). This is because your skin undergoes a lot of wear and tear throughout the day. Everything you do affects your skin, from preparing food and washing the dishes to doing the laundry, playing with your children, and everything in between, including exposure to the sun and wind.

These external factors, combined with time and genetics, play a major role in the aging process. But you do not have to just sit there and take it; you can fight back!

Benefits of a Nighttime Skincare Product

•  The best way to prevent skin damage and premature skin aging is by maintaining a proper skin care routine, which includes nighttime skincare.

•   Helps repair damaged, aged skin.

•  Using a nighttime skincare product as early as age 25 helps slow the natural effects of aging.

•  Nighttime skincare products help fight free radicals, one of the major causes of skin aging.

•  Nighttime skincare products have been known to be more effective than day creams.

•  Skin regenerates three times faster at night than during the day, with cellular renovation activity reaching a peak between 2am and 4am.

 

Plantogen® Recommended Nighttime Skincare Regimen

1.  Cleanse your face, like Plantogen® Purifying Cleanser for Normal/Dry: Remove any traces of make-up off your face using a make-up remover and wash your face using a mild cleanser.

2. Use a toner, like Plantogen® Toner for Normal/Dry: Remove all traces or remaining dirt and make-up remover which can still be found on the face after washing.

3. Apply a moisturizing night cream, like Plantogen® Hydrating Moisturiser for Normal/Dry: Allow the skin to be deeply moisturized so the skin can regain it’s youthful appearance and elasticity.

4. Finish with Plantogen® Overnight Stress Repair: Help relieve the stresses of that day and improve the appearance of tired, stressed skin. Apply every night and wake up to refreshed, younger looking skin

Proper nighttime skin care can help improve the skins appearance and help you fight off those dreaded natural signs of aging!

For more Professional 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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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.

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Skin Elasticity

Causes of Aging Skin

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

How do Antioxidants Help us Look Younger?

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Fine lines and wrinkles. They are a woman’s worst nightmare. They are also a natural part of aging. But why?

The truth is that no one knows exactly why we age or why we age at different rates. There are, however, a few theories about this, including:

1.   Aging is caused by accumulated injuries from ultraviolet light, “wear and tear” on the body, by-products of metabolism, etc.

2.   Aging is a predetermined, genetically controlled process.

3.   Most gerontologists (people who study aging) feel that aging is the cumulative effect of the interaction of many lifelong influences, such as diet, exercise and leisure, past illnesses, etc.

Each person ages at a unique rate, as the regeneration properties of the skin decreases. And as these regenerative properties decrease, skin begins to lose moisture, tension, and elasticity.

But you can fight these physiological signs of aging with the help of moisturizers and cleansers with active ingredients, such antioxidants! Products like these can help the skin improve its water binding properties and its regeneration capability.

What are Antioxidants and how do they help?

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.

Moisturizers and Cleansers with Antioxidants

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. Three of these products are Plantogen®’s Anti Aging Cream Cleanser, Skin Brightening Anti Aging Moisturizer, and Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion.  

Plantogen® Recommended Daily Skin Care Regimen

1.   First, use Plantogen®’s Anti Aging Cream Cleanser (daily). Apply a small amount of the cleanser into palm of hand. Apply the cleanser to your face and massage. Then wash off any excess with a warm wash cloth or sponge.

2.   Next, apply Plantogen®’s Skin Brightening Anti Aging Moisturizer (daily). Massage the moisturizer onto your face, avoiding the delicate eye area.

3.   Then, use Plantogen®’s Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion (periodically). Use Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion weekly on normal to dry skin and every 4 days on oily and combination skin. Apply a small amount onto your palm and apply to the face, avoiding the eye area. Then wash off any excess with warm water.

At Plantogen®, we know the anti-aging potential of Green Tea, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Retinol, and other antioxidants in neutralizing the effects of skin damaging free radicals.

For more information about the incredible anti-aging powers of antioxidants, 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.

Tips for Caring for the Area Around Your Eyes

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The skin around your eyes is ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. Because of this, and because the skin around your eyes is constantly in motion (blinking alone produces 10,000 movements per day), your eyes tend to be the first place on your body to show the signs of aging.

This can be further aggravated by stress, excessive sun exposure, smoking, and other environmental factors.

Tips to Keep the Skin Around Your Eyes Looking Healthy

  • Drink Plenty of Water: Water plays an important role in moisturizing and maintaining the elasticity of your skin.
  • Avoid Smoking: Nicotine constricts blood vessels in the face and under the eyes, making it difficult for nutrients to be absorbed. This leads to a breakdown of collagen.
  • Stay Out of the Sun: Ultraviolet rays are responsible for up to 90% of aging and can add several years to your appearance. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays causes melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells, to abnormally mature.
  • Wear Sunglasses to Avoid Squinting: Squinting puts unnecessary stress on the skin around your eyes, leading to the formation of wrinkles.
  • Get Plenty of Rest: Fatigue negatively affects the look of your skin, causing it to look increasingly pale.
  • Limit Alcohol Intake: Excessive drinking can lead to dehydration.
  • Use a Quality Skin Care Product: The tissue around the eyes has very few oil glands, and because of this, it lacks adequate natural moisture. This is why utilizing the right skin care products is crucial in your fight against aging.

The skin care experts here at Plantogen® have developed two skin care products specifically designed to lessen the effects of fatigue and aging around the eyes – Plantogen® Eye Lift and Corrective Eye Gel.

 

Plantogen® Eye Lift

Incorporating advanced GABA active technology, extracts of Vitamin C rich Australian Kakadu Plum & Licorice Root, Plantogen® Eye Lift cream helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and increases skin hydration.

How to Use: Use daily after cleansing. Pat gently around fine lines at corner of eye. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. If product gets into the eyes flush with water. If irritation persists, contact you doctor.

 

Plantogen® Corrective Eye Gel

Plantogen Corrective Eye Gel is a hydrating and soothing eye gel that helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and dry lines around the eye area. It acts on ‘bags’ under the eyes to lessen the signs of fatigue. Plantogen® Corrective Eye Gel promotes suppleness and makes the skin feel smooth.

How to Use: Use daily after cleansing. Pat gently under eye area, with fingertips.

 

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.

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How to take care of the skin around your eyes?

The Superb Benefits of Vitamin C For Your Skin

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Did you know that Vitamin C could benefit your skin? If you did not, we are here to tell you about the wonderful healing powers of Vitamin C. Read below to learn.

You may have been told that vitamin C can help you avoid sickness but now research has revealed that vitamin C can also maintain the health of your skin. When your body does not have enough vitamin C, you can suffer from bleeding under your skin, ulcers and the weakening of your joints.

Vitamin C is an ascorbic acid and can produce collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps your body grow cells and blood vessels. Collagen allows your skin to be firm and strong. Vitamin C will help your skin repair itself by slowing the rate of damage that unstable molecules can do to collagen. When you give your skin enough vitamin C, you will decrease the development of skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Also vitamin C can reduce sunburn and protect you skin from skin cancer.

Reward your skin with the benefits of vitamin C, with Plantogen products such as Plantogen Skin Bright Organic Skin Bright Microdermabrasion which includes Vitamin C that will dissolve away dull looking skin and improve cellular turnover. See Plantogen’s other Skin Brightening Line products that include vitamin C.

Here at Plantogen we offer 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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