Why CoQ10 Makes Your Skin Beautiful

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We’ve done a lot of hooting and hollering about the launch of our CoQ10 and Argan Face Cream but forgot to mention why it’s such a fabulous addition to our skin care line up. Let’s talk ingredients:

CoQ10 Powder: You’ve probably seen this in grocery stores as a supplement to support heart health and energy. CoQ10 is made in the body but is hard to come by naturally in food, hence its popularity in supplement form. Topically, it’s a powerful antioxidant that smoothes wrinkles and reverses sun damage (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20635514). CoQ10 blocks collagen-damaging enzymes called metalloproteinases (MMPs) so the skin stays elastic, supple and strong. MMPs are stimulated by pollution, smoking, oxidative damage from UV radiation and other environmental hazards, so having CoQ10 to protect and fortify collagen against MMPs is especially important for an anti-aging skin treatment.

Argan Oil: This is an oil from Morocco that’s loaded with natural tocopherols (vitamin E), phenols, carotenes, squalenes and fatty acids. It absorbs quickly but is a rich enough oil to deeply hydrate dry skin. As an added bonus, it also prevents and reduces signs of stretch marks and other scarring.

Moroccan Argan Tree

Plum Kernel Oil: Like Argan Oil, Plum Kernel Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which boost cell regeneration, provide lipid barrier protection and nourish the innermost workings of the skin, the dermis. What makes Plum Kernel especially great in a face cream is its absorbability – it leaves virtually no oily residue so your skin gets hydrated but doesn’t feel like an oil slick.

Beyond containing these beauties, our new face cream is VEGAN. That’s right. This cream is beeswax free and ready to quench those thirsty vegan faces.

 

CoQ10 & Argan Face Cream seemed like an obvious choice for the Radiant Skin Treatment with its anti-aging and deep hydration abilities. Our customers have mentioned a progressive brightening of their skin with continued use of this new cream due to the high concentration of Vitamin C. Check out the Radian Skin Treatment through October 30thfor special pricing on all the steps of this skin beautifying regimen.

Hyaluronic Acid: Fantasy or Reality?

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Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has been getting loads of anti-aging publicity in the skin care arena. Is there any basis to the hype? Let’s talk about the good stuff:

  • 60 Minutes featured a Japanese village that lived longer and had fewer wrinkles and diseases than the rest of the world because of their diet that was rich in hyaluronic acid. Consuming HA works.
  • Hyaluronic Acid can hold 1000 times its weight in water, helping skin get plump and hydrated when injected with it.  Injecting HA works for plumping the skin.
  • Damaged connective tissues in the body, especially in places like the knees, heal beautifully with HA injections.
  • HA rocks at healing wounds.

This is all great, right? It sounds like a perfect fit for skin care.  Here’s the trouble:

  • Long chain hyaluronic acid is what’s most effective at plumping the skin, retaining water and healing connective tissue. The long chain versions of HA, however, can’t penetrate the skin.  It can’t get under the skin and cause the plumping or healing that it’s marketed to do.
  • Short chain hyaluronic acid can penetrate the skin but it actually causes inflammatory responses rather than healing and hydrating.

We get that there are tons of good points about HA but when it comes to topical skin care, hyaluronic acid is a marketing scheme and not actually beneficial to your skin.  That’s why OHA uses Tamarind Seed Extract in the Lip Line Treatment – it plumps and smoothes the skin without causing an unsightly reaction. You can heave a sigh of relief, knowing that OHA doesn’t fall prey to hype, but uses what’s best for your skin.

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