Why 24k Gold infused Skincare is essential for your beauty routine

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As described by a dermatologist in Instyle magazine: "A N.Y.C.-based cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank has to say about benefits of gold on the skin:  “Gold is used as an anti-aging ingredient, as it can help reduce inflammation, which is a cause of acne and hyper pigmentation. When applied topically, it also helps brighten the skin." 

 

The below list only describes some of the tremendous benefits of gold in skincare as described in Stylecrazy: 

  • Reduces and prevent wrinkles
  • Stimulates the skin cells
  • Lightens the complexion
  • Slows down collagen depletion
  • Reduces sun damage
  • Increases skin elasticity
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Promotes glowing skin

 


As described in Livestrong:   "Gold leaf is used in the treatment and rejuvenation of skin conditions. "
"Gold locks in moisture and keeps skin firm by maintaining collagen in the skin and inhibiting the breakdown of elastin.  A study appearing in the “The Journal of the American Medical Association” reported the effect of gold leaf on low blood-flow skin ulcers. Findings showed a significant improvement in mouth legions and skin ulcers with no adverse reactions to gold leaf observed."
 
Where to buy:
24k gold infused 'revitalizing youth serum'
 
 
 

References:

  1. http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-gold-for-skin-care/
  2. http://www.instyle.com/news/what-happens-when-you-use-gold-infused-skincare-products
  3. http://www.livestrong.com/article/278461-effects-of-gold-on-skin/
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Marula Oil Benefits for Skin

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What Do Cosmopolitan, Allure and Marie Clair have in common? 

Yes, they are all amazing fashion forward beauty magazines, but also they agree on how amazing the benefits of Marula Oil are for the skin. This is the new 'it' oil, and we've got it!!! We know all about the benefits of Marula oil and that's why we use it as a base for our 'prana' and 'blue velvet' face serums along with other 'it' oils such as prickly pear fruit oil, argan oil, black current oil, and many more.  Marula oil is a versatile oil that has an impressive list of benefits and works excellent for all skin types. Yes, even oily, acne prone skin can benefit from this miracle oil.    

See for yourself what these major magazines say about this miracle oil...

As described By Marie Claire... “Marula oil is harvested from the nut inside the sweet marula fruit and has been a hallmark skincare cure-all for the Ovambo women in northern Namibia for centuries. Whether used unrefined on its own or as a key ingredient in a more complicated product, it's light in texture, super fast-absorbing, packed with nutrients and fatty acids that fight environmental aggressors, and *amazingly* hydrating.

Basically, it's got everything we want in an oil and then some—marula oil contains 60 percent more antioxidants than other oils, even our beloved Argan. So, what, exactly are all of it's beautifying powers? Here's everything that you need to know:

It works for every skin type: From dry to oily to sensitive skin, it's always naturally soothing, fast-absorbing, and never leaves a greasy residue.

It balances moisture levels: Whether it's used on its own or added to a skin product, a few drops on the face, neck, and décolleté will lock in moisture without leaving a thick residue. Plus, it will fight off free radicals that threaten your complexion. (You can also add a few drops to your foundations so they won't be as drying to the skin.)

It softens: It will leave your skin ultra-smooth to the touch in an instant, but just as importantly, it will help maintain that silky texture by hydrating and reversing the damage that left skin rough in the first place. Miracle worker? We say yes.

It's a total anti-ager: It's chock full of fatty acids and omega oils, as well as Vitamins E and C, which work together to repair free radical damage, like that from the sun exposure or pollution, which accelerate aging. It's been shown to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep-set wrinkles.

It fights acne, as well as treats blemishes and scars: Thanks to its hydrating and antimicrobial properties, applying it to your problem areas can help reduce the size and appearance of all kinds of blemishes. It can also reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks."

 

As described in Cosmopolitan magazine...  "With a natural makeup that comes close to the oils your own body creates, marula oil — harvested in South Africa from the nut inside the marula fruit — plays nicely with your skin, healing and hydrating it without clogging or irritating it. How? It contains a high amount of antioxidants and essential fatty acids like omegas-6 and -9, which do a ton: They protect your skin from environmental aggressors (sun, pollution, wind, etc.) that can cause premature aging, and they absorb deeper and more easily into your skin, since the molecules are much smaller than traditional hydrating oils. (Traditional, thicker oils will sit on top and just lock existing moisture in.)

Scared of oils as an acne sufferer? This oil helps battle breakouts — for real! It's non-comedogenic because it's so high in omega fatty acids and absorbs quickly, so it won't clog your pores. And it can actually heal your blemishes faster (as it hydrates your skin), thanks to its antimicrobial properties that help fight future bacteria."

 

As described by Allure... "...pretty much everything short of bringing peace to the middle east...it's time to meet the new oil on the block: marula. It has a lot of selling points. It's moisturizing, but it won't clog your pores.

"It's rich in essential fatty acids that mimic those that exist naturally in the outer layer of the skin," says Joshua Zeichner, an assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

It also contains the antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E and flavonoids.

But the best part? It's a surprisingly non-oily oil: "It's quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving you greasy," says Zeichner."

 

Shop for products with Marula Oil

Sources:

  • http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a36010/marula-oil/
  • http://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/a14228/marula-oil-beauty-benefits/
  • http://www.allure.com/beauty-products/2015/marula-oil-skin-hair-products#slide=1

 

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    Why 'prana' face serum needs to become a part of your beauty routine ASAP

    Posted by Juliana Kuzminova on

    prana' face serum for All Skin Types is a blend of high performance fruit and flower oils packed with nutraceuticals: vitamins A, B, C, and E, omega 3, 6, 9 and 7 + minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium to give life force to your skin.   the luxurious oils mindfully curated to hydrate the skin and achieve a radiant and youthful glow.  

    The benefits:

    • Stimulates collagen production
    • Combats free radicals that cause skin damage
    • Helps improve skin tone and texture
    • Prevents UV damage and the formation of age spots
    • Softening, brightening and pore tightening
    • Adds a glamorous glow
    • Antidepressant and aphrodisiac

    Key Ingredients:

    Marula Oil - As described in Cosmopolitan magazine:  "With a natural makeup that comes close to the oils your own body creates, marula oil — harvested in South Africa from the nut inside the marula fruit — plays nicely with your skin, healing and hydrating it without clogging or irritating it. How? It contains a high amount of antioxidants and essential fatty acids like omegas-6 and -9, which do a ton: They protect your skin from environmental aggressors (sun, pollution, wind, etc.) that can cause premature aging, and they absorb deeper and more easily into your skin, since the molecules are much smaller than traditional hydrating oils. (Traditional, thicker oils will sit on top and just lock existing moisture in.)

    Scared of oils as an acne sufferer? This oil helps battle breakouts — for real! It's non-comedogenic because it's so high in omega fatty acids and absorbs quickly, so it won't clog your pores. And it can actually heal your blemishes faster (as it hydrates your skin), thanks to its antimicrobial properties that help fight future bacteria."
    CoQ10 - As described by smartskincare.com  "CoQ10 helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are one of the causes of aging. Under perfect conditions, the body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors, such as aging, stress and some medications, can lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. As a result, the ability of cells to withstand stress and regenerate declines. Unfortunately, the levels of CoQ10 in the body almost inevitably decline with age. In fact, CoQ10 is regarded as one of the most accurate biomarkers of aging since its decline correlates so well with the aging process.

    In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to product collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules.  Besides, CoQ10-depleted skin may be more prone to the damage by free radicals, which are particularly abundant in the skin since it is exposed to the elements.  Thus, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage.  Furthermore, CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells." 

    Prickly Pear Fruit Oil - As described in Elle in their article Why We Recommend Putting Cactus All Over Your Face 'Cactus seed oil—which also goes by prickly pear seed oil and barbary fig seed oil—contains larger doses of the very same vitamins and antioxidants that make Argan oil so great. This includes large amounts of linoleic acid (a fatty acid that is essential in stimulating healthy cell production and turnover), as well as vitamin E (which provides protection and helps skin retain moisture), and flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory. Cactus oil is light and absorbs well, while providing a huge kick of moisture to skin cells. And all of this, of course, bodes well for keeping our complexions looking young. "It soothes, hydrates, and reduces inflammation that damages collagen, explaining why it's used to prevent skin aging," confirms Dr. Joshua Zeichner, dermatologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

    It all sounds great, but take it from us firsthand: Though these last few weeks of bitter winter had left our skin dry, damaged, and flaky, just a few days of swapping this magical ingredient into our skincare regime has proven completely transformative. So amazing, in fact, that we're fairly confident it'll take us through the tricky seasonal transition and straight into the desert-like summer heat."
    Sea Buckthorn CO2 - As described in Bustle "Due to the moisturizing fatty acids that buckthorn oil contains, it has an innate ability to revive skin cells, and the high content of vitamin E and C reduces the gravity and length of wrinkles while alleviating tough skin. In fact, vitamin E has been proven to be one of the leading natural ingredients in anti-aging remedies.

    Since I'm about that anti-aging game AND that anti-acne game, I wanted an oil that wasn't going to clog my pores to keep me looking young — having clear skin now and smooth skin in the future is what I'm about. Buckthorn oil is highly anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and has a high amount of antioxidants; the same nutrients that keep the wrinkles away are also going to keep the pimples away. Studies done on buckthorn oil have yielded high results in proving that this oil is essential in skincare."

    Neroli Essential Oil - Neroli essential oils has many benefits as described by organicfacts.net:

    "Emollient: This is one of the most popular properties of neroli essential oil, which is its ability to care for the skin. It makes the skin smooth, free from infections and adds a glamorous glow. It also helps to maintain the right moisture and oil balance in the skin.

    Sedative: It sedates all of the organ systems and metabolic functions of the body, including those in your head. It gives relief from anxiety, distress, anger, depression, inflammations and irritations. In other words, it relaxes both the body and soul.

    Antidepressant: If you cannot escape from depression, even when you are out at parties or discotheques, you can try this essential oil to relieve your chronic depression. Neroli Essential Oil drives away sadness, invokes a feeling of joy and happiness while uplifting your overall mood. That is why this oil is extensively used in Aromatherapy techniques.

    Aphrodisiac: Those who want to relive those pink and blue moments of their youth, even in their fifties, sixties or nineties should give this essential oil a try. It not only promotes arousal and increases the libido, but it also helps to cure loss of interest in sex, frigidity, impotence and erectile dysfunctions. It has also been known to create romantic and sexual feelings, which is very important for having a happy and successful sex life. As they say, “Sex is in the brains!”"

    Rosehip Oil - As described in Huffington Post: "It's non-greasy and super light:  Unlike heavier oils that are commonly used on the face like jojoba and shea butter, rosehip seed oil absorbs easily. Dr. Tanzi recommends using it as an addition to lotions and creams, as it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, which helps to decrease environmental damage and soothe the skin.

    It's a natural acne and eczema treatment: The essential fatty acids found in rosehip seed oil also work wonders for dry scalp and itchiness due to stress and chemicals in shampoo," says Vargas. "It's what the skin needs for hydration and skin sensitivities."

    It's better than Botox (in our opinion):  With skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene, rosehip seed oil is a safer solution to repair the skin's surface, restore elasticity and protects against sun and pollution stressors that can lead to wrinkles"

    Olive Squalane - As described by Livestrong.com:  "Moisturizing:  Squalane absorbs slowly through the skin and, according to the March 1982 issue of the "International Journal of Toxicology," it is not a skin irritant or sensitizer.  It is safe as a cosmetic ingredient. It is a natural component of human sebum and has emollient properties that soften and soothe skin. It adds a layer of oil on the skin that helps to slow water loss and keep skin soft and supple. It is used in a variety of cosmetics including creams designed to help heal dry skin, lipstick, lotions and other cosmetic products.

    Squalane has humectant properties that increase the water retention capacity of the skin, according to the MedLibrary.org. Moisturizers help protect sensitive skin, prevent dryness, improve skin tone and texture. Squalane is a natural lubricant and skin barrier that helps protect the skin and prevent moisture loss. It also has a high penetration efficiency that makes it an excellent transport system that helps the skin absorb other ingredients, according to Apostolos Pappas in a study on epidermal surface lipids published in the March–April 2009 issue of “Dermatoendocrinology.”

    Anti-Aging - Squalane’s hydrating and skin-softening effects on the skin help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, according to the February 2010 issue of the SOFW-Journal. Besides its anti-aging effects, it helps maintain healthy skin. Squalane is rapidly absorbed and spreads easily over the skin surface without leaving an oily or greasy feeling. Squalane is a natural part of human skin and plays an important role in the repair of damaged skin.

    UV Protection Action - Because of effectiveness of squalane to protect the skin against environmental factors, it is commonly used in sunblock creams and prescription acne creams, such as adapalene, that cause sun sensitivity. A study by K. Ohsawa, et al., published in the May 1984 “Journal of Toxicological Sciences” determined that squalene plays an important role in protection from damage caused by UV irradiation."

    Full List of Ingredients: Marula Oil, Camellia Seed Oil*, Rosehip Oil*, Olive Squalane, Argan Oil, Black Currant Seed Oil,  Pomegranate Oil, CoQ10, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Prickly Pear Fruit Oil, Baobab Oil*, Sea Buckthorn CO2, Neroli Essential Oil Blend* 

    *Organic

     

    Sources:

    • http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a36010/marula-oil/ 
    • http://www.smartskincare.com/treatments/topical/coq10.html
    • http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/news/a27040/cactus-oil-for-skin/
    • http://www.bustle.com/articles/52061-why-sea-buckthorn-oil-is-the-next-big-thing-in-wrinkle-and-acne-prevention
    • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/07/rosehip-seed-oil-benefits_n_3375871.html
    • http://www.livestrong.com/article/241465-squalane-skin-care-benefits/
    • https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/neroli-essential-oil.html

     

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    Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Conventional Skincare

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    Increasing amount of studies have shown that these chemicals included in most conventional skincare are found to be carcinogenic.  I share this with you in hopes to spread the message to the consumers so that corporate companies can take accountability for the products they produce.

    Many skincare brands include petroleum bi-product called MINERAL OIL, yes, it's a petroleum product that causes many skin conditions, including cancer.  

    Why Should I avoid Mineral Oil?

    Mineral oil is a colorless and odorless oil that’s made from petroleum. Our skin does not recognize this as a nutrient and it does not penetrate the skin. However it provides a coating that may feel smooth to the touch but it's actually harmful because it prevents our pores to breath and eliminate toxins from our body properly, causing breakouts on the skin and disease in the body.

    See other toxic  ingredients to be avoided below: 

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    TRUE BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN

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    here at frecklefarm organics we believe a healthy skin care routine is one part of six basics we follow to having radiant skin and life.

    • organic skin care is an important aspect of staying healthy and being beautiful.
      • skin is your biggest organ and has many functions:
        • it helps to regulate body temperature, bacterial colonies on its surface form part of the immune system,
        • it is one of the most important organs of elimination- sweating out toxins and waste products from the body,
        • it is an environmental barrier – preventing our water-rich bodies from drying out, sensory nerves are abundant in the skin – making it an invaluable organ of touch. 
        • the skin, when stimulated by uv light, also produces the pigment melanin, this darkens the skin to pro-tect it from sun-damage.
        • produces its own moisturizer called sebum from special glands called sebaceous glands.
          • sebum also contains natural salts and lactic acid which help to maintain the natural and slightly acidic (4.5 to 6) of skin and hair. over or under production of sebum can result in either greasy or dry skin and hair. 
        • make sure your skin care is edible because if you wouldn't eat it, it doesn't belong on your skin. many conventional products are packed with harmful ingredients that are being carried into your body.
        • look at the ingredients and know what to avoid. 
    • nutrition is a major part of how you feel and how you look. it is important to understand that the skin, like every other part of the body, is self-repairing, self-maintaining and exclusively constructed from the nutrients provided in the diet. our body goes through a complete renewal cycle every 7 years, where all body parts are renewed. skin is able to completely replace itself every 30 days.  guess what is used to regenrate your skin: nuitrients from the food you eat.  you really are what you eat. eat healthy and you will have more energy, look and feel better.
    • hydration is essential to having smooth, firm skin without cellulite. the quality of the water is also important, tap water is full of chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, synthetic hormones and recycled sewerage! a water filter can help with this and it is possible to get filters to use on taps and showerheads too. the skin cells, just like every other cell in the body, are over 70% water and this need must be fulfilled to keep those cells perky.   
    • rest! stress is one of the major reasons of early aging and all disease. if you want to be healthy and look healthy, make sure to get enough beauty sleep.  
      • "You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day - unless you're too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” - Old Zen adage  
    • exercise your body. it's a machine that needs to use all the parts, or they get rusty and stiff. exercise increases the blood flow (and hence the flow of nutrients) to the skin cells. also by doing fun exercise like trampoline. you lift your spirits and conciousness. yoga enhances your life balance, stimulates and opens up all parts of your body.
    • stay positive! if you want to see miracles in your life - stay positive and grateful, set positive skin goals. you will see how your life unfolds based on your thoughts alone.  #truth
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