Posts Tagged ‘smooth wrinkles’

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

Herbal Skin Care : Organic Apoteke on

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Good news for all European and regular subscribers. Organic Apotekes certified organic herbal skin care  will be available on Look out for the great offers to mark the launch. Search Organic Apoteke on


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: 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 Eye Cream: Maintaining Healthy Eyes

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Like all parts of the body, the eyes need to be nourished properly. In addition to making sure the eyes are not strained by too much intense work or inadequate light or irritated by exposure to harsh cosmetic products and environmental toxins, proper eye care includes a healthy diet containing sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Here are some tips to maintain healthy functional eyes:

Take a multivitamin and mineral complex with selenium of 200mcg daily as these destroy radicals that can damage the eye.

Vitamin A complex : 15000IU daily no t more than 10000IU if you are pregnant. Because the light absorbing retinal pigment is composed of vitamin A and protein, which are constantly being used up as images are formed, adequate supplies of these nutrients are vital for healty eye function.

Vitamin B complex containing 100mg of each B vitamin daily

Vitamin C with bioflavonoids 2000mg 3 times daily.

Vitamin E 200IU daily

Zinc 50mg daily. Do not exceed 100mg from all supplements daily.

Bilberry extract has been shown to improve both normal and night vision. Have it in tincture form or use and eye cream that contains bilberry.

Include the following in your diet: broccoli, raw cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green vegetables, squash, sunflower seeds and watercress.

Drink fresh carrot juice which is high in Vitamin A. This can help alleviate some eye problems.

Eliminate sugar and white flour from your diet.

If you wear glasses, wear clear spectacle that have been treated to keep out UV rays. This will help protect against damage from UV exposure. Avoid wearing tinted glasses for this purpose, especially on a regular basis as dark glasses prevent the needed light from entering the eyes. The functioning of the pineal gland which plays an important role in the regulation of metabolism, behaviour and physiological functions, is largely governed by sunlight.

Never use hair dyes containing coal tar on the eyelashes or eyebrows. Doing so can cause injury or blindness. Although coal tar dyes are legal, marketing them for eyebrow or eyelash treatment is not.
Use only natural cosmetic products around your eyes. Products with harsh chemical ingredients can irritate and injure the eyes.

Mascaras, eyeliners and other eye makeup must be kept clean and changed regularly. Never use a mascara that is opened for more than 3 months. If these were at all contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens, you could infect your eye. Regularly wash make-up brushes that you use around your eyes.

The combination of nicotine, caffeine and sugar can cause visual disturbances. Reduce your intake of all 3.

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.

Matrixyl and Matrixyl 3000 | Synthetic versus natural peptides

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Matrixyl (Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3) was the first synthetic peptide type developed by the corporations Sederma SA and L’Oreal and patented in the USA by Proctor & Gamble. Lately, it has generated a lot of media buzz and is found in a variety of skin care formulas on the market. Sederma SA claims that Matrixyl is at least as effective against wrinkles as retinol (synthetic Vitamin A) but does not cause skin irritation, which is a common side-effect of retinoids.

Matrixyl 3000: This is a more recent peptide raw material marketed by Sederma. It is also a synthetic pentapeptide (Palmitoyl-Lys-Thr-Thr-Lys-Ser) which is said to act as cell messengers able to regulate the sequence of events required for skin repair (wound healing). Both Matrixyl and Matrixyl 3000 are claimed to work in this way.

So, is there any science behind the hype? Chemically speaking, palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 (Pal-KTTKS) is a relatively small synthetic molecule. It consists of five amino acids linked together and attached to a fatty acid to enhance oil solubility for the sake of better skin penetration. It is structurally related to the precursor of collagen. Researchers found that when added to a culture of skin cells in a test tube, both Matrixyl and Matrixyl 3000 stimulated the synthesis of the key constituents of the skin matrix: collagen, elastin and glucosamnoglycans. How exactly they do this, remains unclear, although a number of theories exist.

Have they tested what happens to this synthetic peptide when it is metabolised within the body? Does it breakdown into its individual chemical components creating a toxic dump in the blood?

What are the long term effects?

Can synthetic chemical messengers that are put into the body stimulate tumor growth? Are we certain they don’t cause skin cancer?

Can the suppliers of the products containing Matrixyl and Matrixyl give us any answers? They have’nt as yet.

For centuries we have been eating fruit and vegetable high in amino acid and protein content. We understand how the amino acids from these natural sources are metabolised and excreted by the body. We know they are safe to use. Companies like Organic Apoteke have harvested this knowledge to create natural and organic amino acid and peptide complexes. Clinical and consumer studies show the efficacy of these natural, organic peptides which are similar if not greater than their synthetic alternatives. They too are shown to increase wound healing and decrease the depth and formation of wrinkles. And their safety profile is known.

Organic Apoteke is an organic skincare range. The Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum, Rejuvenating Face Cream, Rejuvenating Face Mask and Rejuvenating Eye Cream all utilise the natural amino acid and peptide complex that stimulates collagen synthesis.

Argireline versus Natural Skincare

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Amino acids from potentized fruits and vegetables go into making Organic Apoteke's advanced Natural Peptide Complex.

Amino acids from potentized fruits and vegetables go into making Organic Apoteke's advanced Natural Peptide Complex.


Argireline, is the trade name for the synthetically derived peptide called acetyl hexapeptide-3. The company selling acetyl hexapeptide-3 is Centerchem, an ingredient manufacture based in Spain and, according to their Web site, “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.”

These effects are not good news for your body. Catecholamines are compounds in the body that serve as neurotransmitters such as epinephrine, adrenaline, and dopamine.

• 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.

Do you 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.

Organic Apoteke uses a Natural Peptide Complex that is shown to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles for the long term.

How does it 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.

The Natural Peptide Complex found in Organic Apoteke’s rejuvenating range supplies the skin with peptides from potentized fruit and vegetable sources to rejuvenate collagen and erases wrinkles. Think of it as a supplement for your skin.

Are you looking for a risky, quick fix or a safe, lasting solution that erases wrinkles and supports healthy skin and overall well-being?

Get your highest dose of Natural Peptides from: Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum.

Other collagen boosting products include: Rejuvenating Face Cream, Rejuvenating Face Mask, and Rejuvenating Eye Cream.

Natural Skincare : 10 Tips to Prevent Wrinkles

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Amino acids from potentized fruits and vegetables go into making Organic Apoteke's advanced Natural Peptide Complex.

Amino acids from potentized fruits and vegetables go into making Organic Apoteke's advanced Natural Peptide Complex.

  1. Eat a well balanced diet that includes many and varied fruit and vegetable, preferably raw to provide your skin with the nutrients it needs.
  2. Drink at least 2 litres of water every day. Drink even when you don’t feel thirsty – your body needs plenty of water.
  3. Obtain fatty acids from cold pressed vegetable oils. Avoid saturated and animal fats.
  4. Do not smoke and avoid alcohol and caffeine. All of these substances dry out the skin, making it more vulnerable to wrinkling. In addition the smoking habit means pursing ones lips hundreds of times each day. The creases that form when you inhale form a cigarette often develop into wrinkles at a comparatively early age.
  5. Protect yourself from the sun. Always apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to all exposed areas of skin, regardless of the season of the weather.
  6. Get regular exercise. Like other organs of the body, skin gets its nourishment form the blood. Exercise increases the circulation of the blood to the skin. Products that stimulate microcirculation also increase blood flow to skin cells.
  7. Avoid alcohol based products as these dehydrate the skin, making it more vulnerable to wrinkling. This is the reason I ensured that all Organic Apoteke products are alcohol free.
  8. Avoid using harsh soaps which dehydrate the skin. They rob your skin of essential moisture which causes wrinkles. Use a liquid cream soap not solid creams or soaps as these contain hardened saturated fats that can go rancid rapidly and then create free radicals which cause premature wrinkling. Use an organic facial cleanser  which is moisturising and cleansing.
  9. Use on certified organic, anti-aging products and moisturisers that are able to penetrate into the dermal layer of the skin. It is in this layer that new cells are born. Ensuring the new skin cells are healthy is the only way to maintain younger looking skin.
  10. Use products high in natural peptide and amino acid complexes as these help rebuild collagen and elastin structures in the skin. Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum is an intense anti-aging serum that contains high percentages of natural amino acids and antioxidants.

The Anti Aging Benefits of an Organic Facial Cleanser

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Damask Rose provides antiaging benefits to your skin.

Damask Rose provides antiaging benefits to your skin.

The anti aging benefits of a good facial cleanser are often overlooked.  Finding the right organic facial cleanser can be key to achieving the best antiaging skin care results.  The following advice may help …

What to look for in an organic facial cleanser:

• Gentle exfoliation (preferable from enzymes or lactic acid)

• Antioxidants: repair free radical damage at every stage of your anti aging routine

• High percentage of organic ingredients: free radicals are everywhere – don’t let your skin care product speed up the aging process

What to avoid in an antiaging cleanser:

• Alcohol: leads to increased age spots

• Harsh cleansers like sodium laurel sulfate: they dry out skin that is already prone to loosing moisture

• Petrochemicals: they speed up the aging process

Organic Apoteke’s Buttermilk Cleanser is an ideal cleanser for your anti aging regime:

  • It supplies antioxidants
  • It gently exfoliates with milk acids
  • Fades age spots
  • Smooths fine lines
  • Provides protection against moisture loss
  • Nourishes
  • Prepares the skin for maximum absorption of an anti wrinkle cream
  • Improves circulation (for younger looking skin)

Organic Apoteke offer a range of organic anti aging skincare including an effective organic facial cleanser and anti wrinkle cream.