We scoured the globe to find the newest, most unique, beneficial, antioxidant-rich products that will slow the aging process. Skin care products like Astara work in the harshest climates ever (as in the 10,000 foot elevation of Telluride, Colorado, Pearls of Zanzibar – from the exotic coastal of Zanzibar, and Alchimie Forever– created by husband and wife doctors in Switzerland. Learn all about these products, what makes them work and more importantly, where to get them. It’s all in the family - Alchimie Forever
Dr. Luigi Polla (a dermatologist and expert on skin aging and a leader in the field of cosmetic laser therapy) creates these amazing products, along with his wife (specialist in cellular aging and a leader in biomedical research on antioxidants and stress proteins). And, if that weren’t enough, their daughter, Ada Polla, is taking the U.S. market by storm. With a Harvard MBA graduate degree, a can-do attitude and a miraculous product, Ada Polla is definitely getting Alchimie Forever noticed by leading dermatologists and skin enthusiasts nationwide.
The products – it’s important to the Polla’s that only the best anti-aging fighters are in use, including green tea, rosemary, blueberries, jojoba and vitamin E. Diode 1 + Diode 2 ($85) are great age defying serums (to lift and tighten the skin), one with rosemary and the other with green tea. The combination of the two will smooth, tone and energize your skin, while ridding the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.Alexandrite ($55) is an illuminating and firming gel with green tea and rosemary, bringing the skin back to its beautiful glory.Kantic, ($69) an intense night cream filled with your favorite antioxidant wrinkle-fighters, including blueberries, jojoba, grape seeds and vitamin E, will revive tired skin – getting rid of that stressed and fatigued look. You’ve probably noticed the interesting names of the products, which are named after laser-related terminology. The packaging doesn’t lack in anything either, since it’s designed by contemporary artists. Please log onto www.alchimie-forever.comto start renewing your skin and begin stalling the aging process…
High-Altitude Skin Care – Astara
If the products are strong enough to work in the below-zero weather of Colorado and at the altitude of 10,000 plus, with dry mountain air, you know it will work for you. Astara prides itself in that it mixes science and harmony simultaneously, constantly creating products that are potent and that really work.
One process Astara is proud of is that they have taken the “Raw Food” concept, using non-heated essential oils (no losing vitamins and enzymes here), flower essences and natural extracts and infusions in their skin care products. “By using raw ingredients,” creator Sunny Griffin explains, “Astara products have maximizing effects. Each moisturizer, cleanser, toner, scrub, facial serum and facial mask is created with ingredients in their natural state-whole, uncooked and minimally processed to fully utilize their nutritive value”.
The products: Astara is famous for theirActivated Antioxidant Infusion, ($44 for 1.3 oz) which will renew your skin on a cellular level, protecting your skin from harsh environments and stress with key vitamins such as vitamins A and E, raw organic Borage Seed Oil (and several important antioxidants, wild yam extract, calendula, and green tea, to name a few) – delivering some of the most powerful antioxidants, getting to the sub-levels of the skin by a cascade effect through active time-release, over a period of five hours. Also, try their incredible masks – Golden Flame Hydration Mask (1.9oz $42.00), will hydrate winter-dry skin with moisture rich properties such as aloe (to detoxify, soothe and heal dry damaged skin), cucumber (reducing inflammation and pain) and vitamins A, B5, C, D3 and E. The Blue Flame Purification Mask (2.5oz $39.00) is great for those who suffer from adult acne with anti-bacterial, anti-microbial benefits, it nurtures the skin while bringing it back to its natural state. Suffer from ultra sensitive skin? Try the Green Papaya Nutrient Mask (2.5oz $39.00), which uses algae and high-powered green papaya extracts to sooth and refine the skin. Other extracts found in this product are basil (soothes and stimulates skin circulation), linden flower (anti-inflammatory and rose water), helps with cell regeneration and anti-aging and a host of other problems. Don’t forget the eyes – try the Botanical Eye Treatment ($48), with wild yam, panax ginseng and ginko biloba and all natural aloe and shea butter. For cleansing the skin, we recommend their Botanical Cleansing Gele' (2 oz $17.00). For ridding debris, dead skin cells, dirt and makeup the Daily Refining Scrub (2 oz $18.00) is a perfect choice. To order these products or for more information log ontowww.astaraskincare.com.
We’re Down Under for Pearls of Zanzibar
Treat your skin anywhere with a range of skin care treatments delivered through twist-off Beautecaps technology (keeping the powerful ingredients shielded from environmental or bacterial contamination). The treatments glide on your skin like silk. The founder of the pearls, Sapna Khara says, “I wanted to make daily skin care feel special and luxurious and thus decided to launch Pearls of Zanzibar. The name allows me to dream and drift away to the beautiful, exotic, magical town of Zanzibar.”
The products: Instant Radiance (AUD$ 39.95) has an intense group of antioxidants including mulberry, bearberry and licorice and scutellaria extracts, kojoic acid that hydrate your skin while it rids imperfections (like age spots and blemishes) and regenerates skin cells – making the skin glow. The light texture immediately soaks into the skin, absorbing and working quickly. Want a silky, powdery finish while smoothing wrinkles and fine lines? Then you’ll need Silky Anti-Wrinkle (AUD$ 39.95) , which nourishes and soothes delicate skin areas with antioxidant properties of Coenzyme Q10 (firming your skin), squalene (protects and smoothes) and white tea (protecting against sun damage). Thinking about getting an injection? First tryMarine Anti-Aging (AUD$ 39.95), enriched with Padina Pavonica (a warm-water algae with an effective protective shell), which protects those uber-delicate areas around the contours of the mouth and around the eyes. This product shields stress and pollution from these areas.
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