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Ingredients you should be looking for in natural skin care products:
Before we have a discussion of specific ingredients, it’s important to educate ourselves a little bit more on skin itself and what makes a product good or poor.
The biggest reason our skin, whether on the face or the rest of the body, develops lines and/or starts to sag, is that the collagen and elastin in our skin begins to break down. This is the most technical this page is going to get, so bear with me for just a sentence or two.
Collagen is a protein that is fibrous in nature. What makes collagen different from other kinds of protein is that it possesses great tensile strength, which means, among other things, it provides firmness to the skin.
You don’t need to be a scientist, therefore, to understand that as collagen breaks down due to aging, the firmness of our skin becomes…well, less firm. Wrinkles appear and skin starts to sag.
Elastin, too, is a protein that helps skin stay “flexible” and firm. If your skin is stretched, elastin is the protein that helps it return to its original position.
What all of this means for you is that you do not want to purchase a skin care product that is nothing more than a cream that fills in fine lines and wrinkles, giving the appearance of temporarily nicer skin when it’s on…but the illusion shattered when you wash it off. You want a product that contains ingredients that actually stimulates new collagen and elastin production in your skin. If you achieve this, you will, in reality, begin to turn back the clock.
Now, pay attention here because I’m going to share with you something extremely important. Some of the manufacturers of more pricy products will try to dupe the public by including some really good active ingredients. What’s wrong with that you say?
Well, here’s the tactic they use. Because these active ingredients are beneficial for the skin, they include some just so that they can legally list them on the product label. This way, the typical consumer thinks they are getting a great product. But, because these ingredients are expensive, and because, as discussed before, a lot of well-known companies are already spending much of their budget on marketing, they don’t put in enough of these ‘active ingredients’ to have any real benefit for your skin.
So, when choosing a skin care product, it’s not just about selecting one with good ingredients; it’s also about choosing one with a high concentration of these good ingredients.
After my brief discussion about the importance of collagen, you would think that buying a product with collagen in it would be a great thing. And the marketers who sell products that contain collagen know this. But it’s a bogus ingredient because collagen molecules are much too large to penetrate into the skin when applied topically.
To be of any benefit, you must purchase a product with ingredients that have been shown to stimulate your body’s own collagen production.
Hydrolysed hyaluronic acid – Primathyal
Primathyal 50 is a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid derived from wheat.
It works by blocking a harmful enzyme in your body called hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase breaks down hyaluronic acid in your skin. You may think “well who cares.”
Well, you should because without hyaluronic acid, the elastin and collagen fibers lose their “glue,” which leads to a loss of youthful appearance and dark eye circles.
But don’t just take my word for it. If you research this on wikipedia, you will read, for example, “Hyaluronic acid is also a major component of skin, where it is involved in tissue repair,” This is especially important if and when your skin has been excessively exposed to the suns UV rays. It also supports and maintains the skin’s moisture levels by penetrating deep beneath the surface
If you look at the ingredient list for some of the better skin care products, you’ll often see CoQ10 listed. CoQ10 is short for Coenzyme Q10, so you may also see it listed this way. CoQ10 is a vitamin like substance that is found in all of our body’s cells and is very important for healthy skin.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant. A lot of skin damage and aging comes from free radicals wreaking havoc in our body’s cells. CoQ10’s antioxidant ability can counter these free radicals before damage occurs.
Unfortunately, like many other vital substances, as we age, the amount of CoQ10 in our bodies becomes depleted.
Although CoQ10 is a great ingredient, not all forms are equal. One in particular stands head and shoulders above the rest. This version of it is called Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10.
Don’t let the name scare you off, though. Here’s why it’s different. Most of the CoQ10 you buy in a typical skin care product is not readily usable when applied topically to the skin.
Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10, on the other hand, is a special nano-emulsion form of CoQ10, which penetrates far down into the skin, thereby providing much greater benefits for skin health. In fact, Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 can penetrate down 7 layers deep into the skin.
Because this version of CoQ10 can penetrate so deeply, it is extremely effective at gobbling up free radicals in your skin. The result is a powerful anti-wrinkle effect.
Nano-Lipobelle can also promote collagen and elastin production as well.
Together, these three main active ingredients are some of the most powerful anti-aging skin care compounds available, and can significantly improve the look and feel of your skin.
Where can you find all three of these ingredients in one product line?
Kanapa™ is an exclusive blend that works synergistically alongside other specialized natural ingredients to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 34%, improves skin hydration, firmness an elasticity in just six weeks.
It also helps to even out skin tone and texture, and can help to visibly reduce the effects of Rosacea. The effects are impressive – and proven in an independent clinical trial, which is described in detail below.
The Test Summary for Women That Participated in the Trial
The female participants had their wrinkle parameters measured on the final day of treatment and compared to their initial baseline.The following results were noted after just a six-week period. The results were noted after just a six-week period. The results were impressive. To see the results of this test Click Here.
The Test Summary for Men That Participated in the Trial
The male participants had their wrinkle parameters measured on the final day of treatment and compared to their initial baseline. The results were noted after just a six-week period. The results for the men were also impressive. To see the results Click Here.
Where can you find this product? At Amazon, that’s where. The Xtend-Life company that makes this products is located in New Zealand but ships products world-wide. They have all natural skin care products for both men and women. I use their products daily.
The company is not a household name. It doesn’t have big Hollywood celebrities endorsing their products for even bigger royalties. They don’t advertise all over the radio, in magazines, and on TV.
They’re one of the few companies that focuses on spending the bulk of their money on the production of the absolute best products available, not the best marketing hype.
You can think of them as your “secret weapon” the big companies don’t want you to know about.
So, if you truly want to achieve younger looking more vibrant skin, I would check out the Kanapa™ product made by Xtend-Life.