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Archive for June, 2009

  • A Deeper Look Behind Z.Bigatti

    Z.Bigatti makes a very luxurious line of skin care products to treat the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, lines, crow’s feet, sagging skin, and aging lips. Unlike other companies, Z.Bigatti invests years of time and money into creating the best formulas by using only the best ingredients. No irritating, cheap chemicals will be found in any Z.Bigatti product. You’ll notice the Z.Bigatti difference from the moment you apply it on your skin.

    Enriched with scientifically proven amino acids, proteins, and vitamins to fight the signs of aging, each one of Z.Bigatti’s products will pamper and refine your skin from day one. Over time, these special blends of ingredients will penetrate under the top layer of your skin to work deeper than most skin care products.

    The Z.Bigatti researchers examined thousands of plants and botanicals throughout the world in order to carefully choose the right ones to use in their formulas. Other companies use the cheapest or most abundant plants and chemicals within their products in order to be mass produced to the public. When processing the cheap plants and chemicals,these companies use heat-based compressors which destroy most of the potential benefits from the plants. Contrary to other companies, Z.Bigatti uses a cold-extraction process to maintain the highest level of concentrations of ingredients.

    Z.Bigatti does not sell for very cheap and is part of the high-end line of skin care products. This is because of their high-end tools, processors, and team of scientists and researchers that work hard to offer you quality products that actually work. Compared to other skin care products, it is rather pricey. This is because it really needs to be compared to cosmetic surgery and laser treatments, which can cost well into the thousands. If you don’t want to have surgery and spend days or weeks recovering while missing work or time with your family, consider trying Z.Bigatti and see what it does for your skin.

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  • Summer Time and Mineral Makeup

    Summer starts this weekend and so should a new makeup regimen. Mineral makeup is definitely in this summer because of all the skin benefits and natural properties formulated within the products. GloMinerals offers a wide variety of mineral makeup such as eyeliner, blush, bronzers, eyeshadow, and an invigorating mister to keep your skin hydrated all day.

    To begin your mineral makeup regimen, start with the gloPressed Base. This base protects your face from sun damage while it gives you a beautiful, matte finish. The rest of your makeup will look even and natural over this base without that caked-on look. It’s great for day time and evening wear. For your cheeks, you don’t have to stick to either a blush or a bronzer. Mixing a small amount of both will give your cheeks a rosy glow. Sweep the gloDust or gloBronze over the bottom of your cheek bones and add some blush over the round part of your cheeks. Add a little more of the bronzer in the evening to bring out your cheek bones even more.

    In the day time, some light mascara will do the trick for your eyes. Whether you need to lengthen or volumize, gloMinerals has both kinds of mascara. For a more subtle pop, use the lengthening mascara on only the outside of your eye. This will lengthen your eyes, too, and won’t be over dramatic for the day time. In the evening, use the gloCream Eyeliner with a fine tip, slanted applicator brush. Start making a thin line on the inside of your eyes, widening as you get closer to the outside. It might be tricky at first, but you will master it over time. Follow with the volumizing mascara. It will make your eyes sultry and sexy, ready for a romantic dinner or night on the town.

    For your lips, there are many options to choose from depending on what kind of formula you like best. GloMinerals makes long lasting lipstick, glosses, and plumpers in any shade you prefer, as well as lip treatments and balms to keep your lips smooth and hydrated underneath a gloss or lipstick.

    GloMinerals Makeup has your face and lips covered this summer. Most of their products contain natural UV protection to shield your skin from harmful rays and sun damage. Sun protection while looking great- what more could you ask for from makeup?

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  • Understanding Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)

    sodSuperoxide Dismutase, also known as SOD, are a group of enzymes responsible for the dismutation of superoxide into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide, which basically means it protects your cells from mutations and damage. SODs are very important antioxidants for every cell and organ in your body, as it fights free radical damage and defends any cell exposed to oxygen.

    SOD is naturally present in the human body, as in all other mammals. It prevents damaging reactions of superoxide and protects your cells from radicals and environmental stressors, which you are always exposed to. Your body starts to age as your cells get damaged, so protecting them will allow your body to remain youthful and wrinkle free.

    A test was done with mice to determine the importance of SOD. Scientists discovered just how necessary of an antioxidant SOD is. Mice born without a certain property of SOD died within just a few days of birth! Other mice who were born without a different property of SOD developed a wide range of health conditions and cancers and suffered from muscle mass loss. Other tests were done on flies and insects born without SOD properties and the tests produced the same results- death before and after birth or numerous health defects.  Scientists were able to conclude that Superoxide Dismutase is one of the most important antioxidants our bodies need in order to fight cell damage, aging, and disease.

    As you age, you lose a significant amount of SOD in your body, so taking supplements incorporated with SOD is very essential for your overall health and lifespan. You can find SOD supplements in a variety of GliSODin Skin Nutrient products made as daily formulas, detoxification formulas, and other systems that are great for your body and health.

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  • New Product Line- M2 Skin Care Technologies

    m2We are very excited to offer M2 Technology, which makes 4 very unique and powerful products. M2’s formulas are made using Mandelic and Malic acid, making its products very different from other kinds of skin care blends. Mandelic Acid is part of the alpha hydroxy acid group and is derived from almonds, apricots, and wild cherries. It has been proven to help photo-damaged skin, suppress pigmentation, and treat redness, acne, and acne scars. Mandelic Acid acts as a natural antibacterial and it protects your skin from free radical damage. They also specialize in a high concentration after-shower cream, which fights skin problems and signs of aging on your entire body, not just on your face.

    M2 Body Refinish uses 15% Mandelic and Malic acid aimed at smoothing your entire body’s texture and appearance. It combines a special blend of antioxidants, humectants, and exfoliants to strengthen your skin’s outer layer, protect it from free radical damage, and soften dry skin. The Body Refinish is a very strong product you apply after showering. Start with a thin layer on your body, and make sure to only apply on clean, non-irritated skin. A slight tingling feeling is normal and only lasts a few minutes; it’s also a good sign that lets you feel the formula in action. If you have sensitive skin, one thin layer should be sufficient. If your skin can handle more, gradually increase the amount you use, but don’t go overboard!

    The Exfoliating Cleanser and HP Skin Refinish are a great pair when cleansing your face. The Exfoliating Cleanser gently exfoliates and refines your skin every time you wash, while removing impurities and makeup residue. It has natural antibacterial properties combined with antioxidants, vitamins, and humectants to clarify your skin tone and restore its balance. It is gentle enough to use in the morning and evening. After exfoliating, the HP Skin Refinish works wonders on acne scars and discoloration. It’s an “easy-to-use serum” with high concentrations of mandelic and malic acid that work on your skin overnight to give you rapid results. It’s very potent so it should only be used every other night.

    Great to use after the M2 System or any other skin care system, the M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer is perfect for dry, stressed skin. It helps your skin retain moisture and stay hydrated throughout the day and night while fighting signs of aging, acne, and discoloration. Use in the morning and before bed.

    According to the makers of M2, you’ll see a significant improvement in the overall texture and clarity of your skin within a month of continued use. Any uneven tones and discoloration will be start to even out and your skin will feel much smoother. After two months of continued use, the number of blemishes will decrease or be greatly reduced in size. The scars that they left behind will vanish faster and darker areas of your face and body will peel, revealing new, smooth, and flawless skin.

    I’ve already started to use the HP Skin Refinish on certain areas of my face and have noticed that my skin is lighter and more even toned. Aside from their great formulas, the bottles they come in are beautiful and sleek. They make using the product very easy, with no mess at all.  While using any skin care regimen, always remember the tips for avoiding acne and your skin will remain smoother and healthier all year round.

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  • Do Nutrition and Skin Care Go Hand in Hand?

    Nothing you eat will make your wrinkles or lines simply disappear or reverse all the signs of aging on your face. But you can’t just eat anything and think it won’t affect your face and appearance. Foods and your appearance definitely have a close relationship, internally and externally. The foods you eat affect every organ in your body, including your skin.

    No matter what type of skin care regimen you have, even the most expensive kinds, you must nourish yourself and your skin from the inside. Don’t use any product as a substitute for specific foods because certain foods have the vitamins, nutrients, and metabolites that your skin and body need which no product can replace.

    Every cell in your body needs tons of certain nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids. Specific foods carry these nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and E, and deliver them to your cells and organs, especially your skin. Topical skin care products can only deliver these types of vitamins on the outside and they do not ensure that they will reach deep enough inside your skin. Some only stay on your skin temporarily until you shower or wash your face. By eating certain enriched foods, you are sending these vitamins to your skin through your bloodstream, ensuring their delivery and benefits.

    By using a trusted skin care regimen on the outside and eating right for your insides, you’ll begin to notice healthier skin each day. Talk with your doctor about the right amounts you should be consuming. Although they have great benefits, foods and topical treatments won’t be able to do miracles on your skin because there are many other factors within the aging process that you cannot control. However, they will make a big difference in your overall health and appearance. Always remember the saying, “You are what you eat.”

    For more information on nutrition and your skin, check out this article on WebMd.com.

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  • Understanding Hyaluronic Acid

    27Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance found in your body and in animals. It serves as a lubricator in between joints and even inside of your eye. It’s a component of your connective tissues, serving as a barrier and cushion between your joints and limbs.

    Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a very popular ingredient used within many skin care products. It is usually paired with vitamin C to assist in the penetration of your skin. It’s effective for reducing the appearance of aging symptoms and damaged skin on the face and has been regarded as the “key to the fountain of youth.” This is because of its natural properties found inside our bodies.

    As you age, you begin to lose significant amounts of this important substance. Smoking and certain diets can also alter the amount you have over time. With the loss of hyaluronic acid, more wrinkles begin to appear and your skin may get dry. This is why many anti-aging products formulate their mixture using HA to restore hydration and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But what started the hyaluronic acid revelation and its use in skin care products?

    Years ago, in a small Japanese village by the name of Yuzurihara, Connie Chung set out to discover what the secret was for the villagers’ long lives and youthful looking skin. They lived very long lives, well into their 80s and 90s. Very few of them wore glasses and most of them still had a full head of hair and great, flawless skin.

    She found out that the villagers’ diets are full of root vegetables, fish, and low iron foods which allow their bodies to retain more hyaluronic acid levels, which other people around the world tend to lose as they age. The villagers’ bodies had much higher levels of HA than the average level humans tend to have. This was the reason for their wrinkle-free faces, no age spots, and beautiful hair. So make sure to eat healthy, incorporating certain vegetables and iron in your diet, in order to maintain your hyaluronic acid levels. It just might be the real “key to the fountain of youth.”

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  • SkinMedica Repair Systems

    SkinMedica knows exactly what your skin needs and the kind of results you want. It also knows how expensive professional treatments can be to achieve these skin goals. Sometimes you just want to get quality results without spending thousands of dollars and going through weeks of recovery time.

    The Dermal Repair Cream is an intense facial cream that replenishes dry skin and reduces the appearance of age spots. It’s formulated with the powerful ingredient Hyaluronic Acid, a natural lubricating and repairing agent found in your body. It works with your skin’s natural repair system to rehydrate and reduce the appearance of spots and sun damaged areas. It protects against other environmental stressors while its high concentrations of vitamins C and E work to firm and tighten your skin. After using the Dermal Repair Cream, your skin will be smoother, hydrated, and have a reduced appearance of age spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation.

    Their TNS Night Eye Repair is a highly effective eye cream that drastically reduces aging symptoms around your eye area. It improves the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet, wrinkles, and loose skin. Although very powerful and potent, it is still extremely gentle for the sensitive eye area.

    Like the Dermal Repair Cream, it increases firmness and elasticity, while the high concentrations of vitamins A, C, and E improve the general appearance of the skin around your eye. The loose or sagging skin is strengthened and hydrated to reduce any fragility. Unlike other eye creams, it has special ingredients that stimulate tissue repair and cell growth deep within the surface of your skin. Its moisturizers keep the skin hydrated underneath the epidermis, instead of just on the outside. It is also very effective for dark circles because it has an iron chelating agent that eliminates the blood cell pigments underneath your eyes that cause them.

    SkinMedica has made effective treatments and products for your face that you can use in the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the cost of a professional treatment. If you have sun damage, dry skin, age spots, aging symptoms, and problems around your eye area,  SkinMedica has specially formulated treatments for these problems and the sensitive areas of your face. If you don’t have the time or money for an expensive, in-office procedure, SkinMedica is your answer.

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  • Featured Product – SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

    tnsIf you have fine lines, wrinkles, or just want to improve your skin’s texture or tone and take years off your appearance, SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum is a must have. It’s the first to combine the renowned growth factor of TNS with APS Corrective Complex in two separate chambers.

    One chamber holds a mixture of antioxidants and peptides while the other chamber is a mix of powerful anti-aging ingredients. They work together to rejuvenate the upper layer of your skin, transforming it into younger, tighter skin. Your facial appearance is dramatically improved and you’ll look years younger.

    Fine lines, wrinkles, and rough skin are regenerated with the TNS Essential System. The texture of your skin will become smoother over time and the lines will be filled in. Even the strength of your skin will improve because of the powerful peptides within this great product. The antioxidants fight off free radical damage and enhance collagen production, giving you firmer, tighter skin.

    Environmental damage is tackled and any types of sun spots or age spots will begin to lighten up, smoothing out the tone of your skin. This is because the TNS system has extracellular building properties that promote the production of Tissue Inhibitors and Tissue Growth Factors, which are the key elements in the synthesis of collagen.

    The SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum is a great alternative to other harsh skin procedures that could cost well into the thousands. It offers great, effective results that you can create in the comfort of your own home.

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