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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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  • Açaí – The Big Picture

    There has been a lot of media coverage over the supposed “superfood” Açaí, pronounced ah-sah-EE. Many people have been raving about its uses and benefits. So what really makes Açaí so special?

    Açaí is a fruit that grows in Brazil on the Açaí Palm. The berry itself is very small and dark purple. The fruit is 90% seed with very little pulp around it, and no body consumes the actual seed. It is said to be one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world because of its extremely high levels of antioxidants and amino acids.

    The benefits of Açaí include: the maintenance of a healthy body and organs, increase in energy and stamina, healthy skin and hair, better sleep patterns, strengthened immune system, reduced pain and sores, and it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This little fruit seems to have it all.

    Because of Açaí’s high ORAC value, Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, it can slow the aging process in your body and brain. Because we don’t live in the Amazon, fresh Açaí berry is hard to attain. It perishes very fast, within 24 hours, so we must consume it in other forms.

    Açaí Berry extract is a very popular form of this powerful antioxidant. It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as numerous B vitamins, vitamin C and E, iron, potassium, and calcium. Organic Açaí berry Juice is also another option. With 3500 ORAC units per serving, you can have more than your daily recommendation of antioxidant consumption. It also contains enough dietary fiber to help your digestive system.

    Açaí Berry Capsules are also a great way to gain its benefits, especially when you’re on the go. The recommended dose is twice daily with food and you’ll be able to get the proper amount of antioxidants and benefits all in a small pill.

    Be careful when purchasing Açaí products over the internet and make sure it is really derived from the Açaí berry and not just its seed. Many websites are trying to scam their way into the Açaí market by selling fake products that aren’t really from Brazil or are predominantly from the crushed particles of the seed. If you can find Açaí products in trusted grocers, their authenticity might be more guaranteed.

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  • Why You Need Antioxidants

    You read and hear about this word all the time. Its in our foods, skin care products, and in tons of anti-aging remedies and treatments. But what exactly do antioxidants do and why are they great for our skin and body?

    An antioxidant is a molecule found in many natural resources such as fruits and vegetables. It can slow and even prevent the oxidation of other molecules from occurring. Oxidation produces free radicals which starts damaging healthy cells in our skin and body. By consuming antioxidants or using them topically, they can slow this process down and save our cells from corruption.

    Many health problems are linked to free radical damage such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. By consuming certain fruits and vegetables every day, you can lower your risk of getting these diseases. Foods that are rich in vitamin C and E are very important for your diet and health. They can be found in citrus fruits, broccoli, green leaf veggies, strawberries, whole grains, nuts, seed, vegetable oil, and liver oil. Other common antioxidants can be found in soy, red wine, certain grapes, pomegranate, cranberries, tea, and tomato products.

    Many topical skin care products are also formulated with antioxidants. Using these will help your skin and face from free radical damage and damage from the sun. The sun is an oxidizing agent and over exposure can burn and age your skin. Certain products, such as Vivité Daily Antioxidant Facial Serum contains a blend of green tea, pomegranate, and licorice, which are all high in natural antioxidants. They’ll work with your skin’s natural defense system to keep your skin firm and prevent aging symptoms such as fine lines and wrinkles.

    Use this chart as an example of other types of antioxidant rich foods:

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