Posts Tagged ‘age defying’

Rejuvenating Starter Kit containing Organic Eye Cream on Sale at

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Organic Apoteke’s rejuvenating starter kit contains all you need to get your skin glowing. An organic cotton toiletry bag holds the following 6 products.

  • Buttermilk Cleanser 15ml
  • Balancing Rose Toner 15ml
  • Rejuvenating Face Cream 15ml
  • Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum 5ml
  • Organic Eye Cream 5ml
  • Organic Rejuvenating Face Mask 5ml
Rejuvenating Starter Kit

Rejuvenating Starter Kit

This great kit gives you Organic Apoteke’s complete rejuvenating regime. Whether you are new to Organic Apoteke and would like to try the products or are an ardent fan and need smaller sizes to take on holiday. This kit is perfect for you. The kit gives you enough product for about 3 weeks. Each of these products have wonderful anti-aging benefits. However when used in combination optimal results are seen. is launching the Organic Apoteke range by offering the Rejuvenating Starter Kit at £19.95.  It normally retails at £29.95. Click here to benefit from this offer.

PS: This kit also makes a wonderful gift. Whether you are looking for fantastic stocking stuffer on the cheap or that perfect beach bag cosmetic kit, this is perfect.

Herbal Skin Care : Cruelty Free & Natural Skin Care

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
say NO to animal testing

say NO to animal testing

Organic Apoteke uses Food-safe ingredients. We do not test on animals.

Our products are tested on healthy human volunteers.  We know our customers prefer this. Would you not prefer products that are tested on human skin? Or even better, products that are proven effective on human skin?

All Organic Apoteke products are certified organic by ECOCERT. We are also certified by the Vegetarian Society. Our products are not tested on animals, nor do we use ingredients from animal slaughter.

Our mission statement is “First do no Harm

  • No harm to the animals
  • No harm to the environment
  • No harm to you

Age and Ageing : The Solution

Friday, May 21st, 2010

You may have observed how frequently our concept of age needs readjustment. Just found a great paper by Hayslip and Panek (1993) who categorise age in a number of different ways.

Chronological Age:

The length of time since birth which forms the basis of many peoples views on how ‘young’ or ‘old’ they are. But this can be contrasted with biological age.

Biological Age:

This is the physical age of ones body. If a healthy diet and exercise is maintained, body organs and processes may appear to be those of a much younger chronological age. The opposite also applies.

Social Age:

This is defined by the habits, behaviours, interests and attitudes of a person. People in their sixties may share the attitudes and interests of their children and identify with people with chronological ages of 20 to 30.  Ever heard the expression ‘young at heart’. Act young, be young.

Psychological Age:

This refers to our adaptive behaviours and the way we cope with situations. If you do not become fixed in your attitudes and are able to change and adapt to different situations your psychological age may be that of an adventurous twenty something.

Trying to describe age is subjective. Hence the concept of functional age has come into favour. Functional age is obtained by measuring performance on the above four  ranges.  This is a useful way of thinking about age as it defines us in our actual ability rather than how long we have been alive.

Can you calculate your functional age? The good thing with this, is you can take steps to improve it. Lets share some ideas on how to improve functional age. Using great, natural or herbal skin care products definitely fits into that plan.


Thursday, May 20th, 2010

WeightlossFor centuries we have known that exercise is essential for good health – it gets the heart pumping and increases circulation. We know this is fact because after a 5 mile run our cheeks are glowing red and our heart rate is up. Improved circulation ensures that all the cells in our body get the nutrients and oxygen they need.

Organic Apoteke has developed products that also get the blood flowing to your cheeks without the 5 mile run. In fact this occurs while you sit on your couch for 15 minutes.

Organic Apoteke’s  innovative products stimulate microcirculation ensuring your skin gets as much blood flowing as you would from:

  • a 5 mile run
  • a 75 minute workout, or
  • a 2 hour hike.

The research shows that the Organic Apoteke products do not help with weight loss, but do ensure gorgeous, glowing skin.

Herbal Skin Care : Sugars

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

It is the constituents found in herbs or plants that give them their main actions and make herbal skin care effective. Here is a brief introduction to an important plant constituent, the sugars.


Everyone is familiar with this. It is commercially extracted from sugar cane and sugar beet. There are small amounts of sugars in almost all leaves as they are manufactured in this part of the plant. Sugars are also stored in the roots of many herbs such as liquorice whose botanical name Glycyrrhiza means “sugar root”.

Some sugar related plant constituents called glycosides have very useful and wide ranging actions. A glycoside has a sugar part joined to different part that is usually responsible for its therapeutic action. The non-sugar parts vary enormously in structure and action. One example is lily of the valley. This plant has several glycosides that help to strengthen the heart muscle. It is actually the non-sugar parts that do this job, but the sugar parts help their initial absorption into the body and heart muscle. Glycosides are used for two reasons in natural skincare, they help get other vital ingredients absorbed into the skin and they also are used to hydrate the skin by binding onto water molecules.

Herbal Skin Care : Tannins

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

It is the constituents found in herbs or plants that give them their main actions and make herbal skin care effective. Here is a brief introduction to an important plant constituent, the tanins.


The most familiar tannins are found in ordinary tea. People who like their tea strong will know the feeling of an astringent coating in the mouth, caused by the tannin. What happens chemically is that tannins interact with proteins (there are thousands of these in our bodies) to harden them. This process was used for hundreds of years in the tanning of leather. While drinking strong tea should not have such a drastic effect on your insides, it does produce a lesser degree of the same process. This can be useful in natural skincare for inflamed skin, as tannin containing remedies decrease inflammation and will thicken inflamed mucosa.

Tannins also can help stop blood loss and reduce swelling and bruising caused by minor injuries. This is the reason that placing cold teabags on your eyes is effective for some in reducing inflamation and undereye bags.

Herbal Skin Care : What are Saponins?

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

It is the constituents found in herbs or plants that give them their main actions and make herbal skin care effective. Here is a brief introduction to an important plan constituent, the saponins.


 These have a soapy feel to them and take their name from the Latin word sapo meaning soap. The herb soapwort produces foam when added to water and can be used as a mild fabric detergent. They are used in natural skincare to create mild yet effective face washes. These are effective without drying out the skin like the chemical based facial cleansers.

Herbal Skin Care: Organic Body Cream for Dry Skin

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Organic Apoteke body cream repairs dry damaged skin with a unique nutrient delivery system. Skin is softer, healthier and more hydrated, even after 14hrs.

Organic Apoteke body cream repairs dry damaged skin with a unique nutrient delivery system. Skin is softer, healthier and more hydrated, even after 14hrs.

Yesterday I knew winter was here, when I heard the skin on legs make a soft rasping sound against my jeans…

Cold drizzly days make me want to sit inside and plan my garden, curl up with a book or begin a new knitting project, but there is just nothing cozy about dry chapped legs that make sandpaper seem smooth!

I whipped out my trusty Organic Apoteke Body Cream… I began with my right leg, smoothing it over my slightly red legs with a flaky white film over them.. the difference was instant, and it did not just make my skin soft and supple, it also turned my legs a pleasant golden tone. Wow, I had never noticed such a contrast before. I decided in the name of blogger-science that I would only apply the body cream to one leg and take picture the next day if you could still see the difference.

I woke up in the morning with an itchy left leg, and remembered my little experiment. I looked down at my legs, sure enough the leg that had been massaged with organic body cream was soft and had a healthy look, while the other leg was worse: flaky and parched.

I had to take a picture of this, but looked down and said ” I am not taking a picture of my stubbly legs and posting them on the internet”… I do have some pride! I got in the shower, shaved. I got dressed and checked my email. Plenty of to-do items in my inbox already… so forgot about my photo session for a while. When lunch time rolled I around checked my legs to see if I could still see the difference – was it worth taking a picture? (besides, I was dying to put body cream on my left leg!)

Here is the picture…I hope you can see the difference. Remember this is taken at lunch time the day after I applied the body cream, after a shower and a shave I could still see the difference (I hope you can to – aren’t iphones great?).

Left leg, dry and itchy - right after body cream was applied, then a nights sleep a shower and shave and still looking so much better after only one application of Organic Apoteke Body Cream

P.S. I have seasonally dry skin, but the Body Cream has been tested on people with chronic dry skin conditions such as exzema, with great success. stay tuned for more success stories…

Do you suffer from dry skin? Tell us your story.

Left leg: dry and itchy (no body cream). Right leg , golden, soft and smooth 14hrs after applying the organic body cream.

Organic Face Mask: Give the Gift of Flawless Skin

Friday, November 27th, 2009
Rejuvenating Face Mask for that Red Carpet Glow

Rejuvenating Face Mask for that Red Carpet Glow

The must have product for soothing winter skin is a deeply nourishing and rejuvenating organic face mask. Our Rejuvenating Face Mask fits the bill.

Why its amazing:

  • Instantly plumps up tired and dehydrated skin so you can face party season head on
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles so your natural beauty shines through
  • Boosts microcirculation as circulation becomes even more sluggish in cold weather

 Rich in Natural Peptides, Honey and Shea Nut Butter this mask provides vital nutrients for healthy skin this winter.

We are offering a 40% discount while stocks last, so the Rejuvenating Face Mask makes the perfect gift item as well.

Natural Skincare: Exfoliation as part of your Antiaging routine

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

What is exfoliation:
Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest outermost skin cells which are dead and in the process of flaking off. Exfoliation removes these cells evenly to allow for the newer skin cells to be revealed. While the skin naturally sheds skin cells, it can do so unevenly causing different problems for the skin and overall lack of luster and radiance. These dead skin cells can also interfere with the absorption of your facial treatments.

The skin cells that you see on the very surface were born approximately 30 days ago in the deeper dermal layer. They have been growing and working their way through the layers of the skin and becoming more keratin rich, thereby becoming more protective. The skin is continually shedding these cells …

Exfoliation as Part of Anti Aging Skin Care
As part of the natural aging process our cellular regeneration slows down and the shedding of dead skin cells tends to become uneven. This causes dullness and the appearance of dryness and wrinkles is more pronounced. These additional dead skin cells can also hinder the absorption of anti aging treatments to the deeper layers of the skin. Exfoliation helps to restore luminosity and luster as well as enhancing the penetration of anti aging treatments, making them far more effective.

Exfoliating Techniques and Products for Aging skin:
Exfoliating treatments come in a variety of strengths and range from over the counter products to professional services. Some off the shelf products that might exfoliate are: cleansers, masks, scrubs, peels. Professional treatments include facials, peels and microdermabrasion.

To scrub or not to scrub:
We are focusing mainly on facial skin and the question of whether to “scrub” is essential, because while the right type of exfoliation can benefit the health and beauty of your skin, the wrong product or technique can cause damage it and have unintended results. At Organic Apoteke we do not recommend any mechanical forms of exfoliation on the face unless performed by a professional (even then we suggest you proceed with caution).

Scrubbing the skin can cause minute tears, not visible to the eye which can do two things, cause dehydration and expose the skin to bacterial infection. It can also result in excessive thinning of the skin.

Organic Apoteke offers two products which exfoliate the skin in the correct way.  Buttermilk Cleanser, an organic facial cleanser that uses lactic acid from organic buttermilk to remove and prevent the build-up of dead cells, making it the perfect initial step  in anti aging skin care. And the Rejuvenating Face Mask a nourishing  organic face mask, which provides an  intensive weekly hydration which results in the removal of surface damaged cells , revealing healthy , radiant skin below

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