Posts Tagged ‘aging gracefully’

Anti Aging, Organic Eye Cream – I’m Hooked

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

RECI have been known to tout the glory of getting older and embracing the aging process but I have a confession: I am addicted to the Organic Apoteke Rejuvenating Eye Cream. I don’t mind the gray hairs that are beginning to show here and there (though I secretly hope they grow in a nice streak), but the thought of no longer being as wide-eyed bothers me.

About a year ago, I thought: I am not as vain as I used to be, but it turns out I was just too busy to care. As soon as life mellowed a bit it, it turned out I was as vain as before. It grabbed me when looked in the mirror and I saw my age for the first time around my eyes. I decided that when it came to my eyes I would rather defy my age than embrace it and now I apply our eye cream whenever I think of it.

Thank goodness – I slammed on the brakes and kicked it into reverse: wide-eyed again!

I imagine myself many years from now, sitting on my rocking chair with my silver mane and the eyes of a thirty-something. I’ll take pleasure in knowing I did it without Botox! Yes I’ll still be able to smile – isn’t that what it’s all about?

Who is it for:

The skin around the eyes is so thin and delicate, it is never too soon to start protecting it by keeping it nourished, firm and smooth.

Why I love it
• Reduces Wrinkles in as little as two weeks
• Diminishes dark circles by strengthening the tiny capillaries under the eye
• Reduces under eye puffiness
• It is a bargain! Organic Apoteke products don’t aim to be the “budget” option. After all they use certified organic, fair trade ingredients in recycled glass bottles, and a patented production process, but I have to say it: at $27, this is the best value you’ll find.

Key Ingredients:
• Natural Peptide Complex boosts collagen to smooth and firm the skin
• Bilberry extract is a super antioxidant that helps to build capillary strength

What about you?

Do you defy your age or do you embrace it?

Maybe a bit of both?

Please share you views on aging and vanity.

Argireline vs Natural, Organic Skincare

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Argireline, is the trade name for a synthetically derived peptide.  According to the Argeline website “Argireline works through a unique mechanism which relaxes facial tension leading to a reduction in superficial facial lines and wrinkles with regular use. Argireline has been shown to moderate excessive catecholamines release.” Refer to the following website for more details:

Releasing catecholamines is not good news for your body. Catecholamines are compounds that serve as neurotransmitters such as epinephrine, adrenaline, and dopamine.  Just consider …

  • Epinephrine is a substance that prepares the body to handle emergencies such as cold, fatigue, and shock.
  • A deficiency of dopamine in the brain is responsible for the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

Do you really want a cosmetic to inhibit your body’s neurotransmittors? What if you accidentally apply too much?

The manufacturers of Argireline claim that it works by relaxing facial muscles. Clients have found that these effects last for only a few hours.

Why subject yourself to a risky, temporary wrinkle fix when there are proven, safe and long-term wrinkle cures out there.

A natural peptide complex is a more credible alternative as it can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on an ongoing basis.

How does a natural peptide complex work?

Peptides are made up of amino acids. Amino acids are made by your body and supplied by your diet. Our body then supplies these amino acids to various organs and tissues within the body to support healthy function and build tissue.  As we age, our bodies become less efficient at supplying peptides to the skin, collagen begins to degenerate, causing wrinkles.

A natural peptide complex supplies the skin with peptides from fruit and vegetable sources to rejuvenate collagen and erases wrinkles. Just think of it as a supplement for your skin.  It is a safe solution that erases wrinkles, supports healthy skin and promotes overall well-being in the long-term.  Surely this has to be better than a risky, short-term fix provided by synthetic peptides?

Organic Apoteke produces an organic anti aging skincare range containing natural peptides. Get your highest dose of natural peptides from Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum.

Natural Skincare | Harness the Anti Aging Power of Herbs

Friday, October 30th, 2009

It is not easy to draw a dividing line between therapeutic herbs and nutrition. Many plants we eat as food have quite strong actions on the body. Chillies cause some people problems (heartburn), yet others crave them daily as they cause endorphin (happy hormone) release. Even tea and coffee can have very strong effects. Coffee with its high caffeine content wakes you up and may give you a boost of much needed energy whereas camomile tea may help you relax when stressed. We are all affected by the plants and herbs that we consume.

However when you use specific herbs and plants in correct quantities in skincare, you can harness them to have the most amazing results. Just look at these two examples:

  • A combination of lemon, grapefuit and arginine (amino acid) extracted from wheat can reduce sebum production, keeping skin healthy and matte.
  • A combination of rose oil, rosehip seed oil and amino acids extracted from beets and maize can have the most amazing skin firming and wrinkle- reducing results due to the anti-oxidants, nutrients and protein stimulating effects of the ingredients that work synergistically.

We know that natural, organic products are safe because most people in the world eat a range of plants every day. Our bodies are used to consuming them, absorbing what is beneficial to us and getting rid of the waste by-products. Given that there are millions of biochemical processes going on in our bodies all the time and that there are millions of substances in plants, it is only natural that many plants have constituents that have an effect on how our bodies work.

It’s important, however, to remember that some people are allergic to specific ingredients even if they are natural. So please do ensure that natural skincare products don’t contain plant material that you may be sensitive to.

Organic Apoteke produces a range of natural, organic skincare products including an anti aging skin care range.  All ingredients are from natural botanical and mineral sources.