Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Shea Butter Body

What are the benefits of using shea butter on your skin? The Shea Institute gives 21 reasons for you to use shea butter daily for healthy skin care:

Dry skin , skin rash, peeling skin, acne, wrinkles, dry, itching skin, sunburn, a great shaving cream, small skin wounds, rough skin, cold weather protection, frost bites, prevention from stretch marks during pregnancy, insect bites, to have healthy skin, muscle aches, skin allergies from poison oak or ivy, eczema and skin damage from heat.

Shea Butter is superior from other seed oils is due to it's exceptionally large healing fraction. The healing fraction, contains important nutrients, vitamins, and other valuable phytonutrients required for healing.

Shea butter is available in unscented, lavender, citrus, grapefruit, hazelnut coffee, orange ginger, and vanilla orange. Super nourishing and moisturizing!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Antioxidant Lotion

Using a skin healthy antioxidant lotion can make a difference in the appearance of your skin. Genetics accounts for about 10% of your aging skin, the other 90% is environmental. Antioxidants protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are to the skin what termites are to wood. Some skin protecting antioxidants are:
  • Vitamins C, A, E
  • Selenium
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Alpha-lipoic acid (antioxidant found in foods)
Green and white tea have been showing some promising results in recent studies as having skin protecting properties. Antioxidant rich lotions can help to reduce wrinkles and protect the skin from sun damage. Be a label reader to be aware of ingredients in your skin care products. Look for antioxidants to keep your skin healthy and younger looking.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Antioxidant Best

It seems skin care antioxidants are as close as your garden. Latest research shows that the antioxidant ellagic acid helps to prevent wrinkles. Ellagic acid is found in numerous fruits, vegetables and nuts, especially cranberries, raspberries and strawberries.

Hairless mice were exposed to UV light. Half were given daily topical applications of ellagic acid on their skin and the other half didn't for eight weeks. The mice without ellagic acid developed wrinkles and thickening of the skin. The mice that received the antioxidant showed reduced wrinkle formation.

Read the entire study at

Head To Toe Organics have some excellent face and body care products with ellagic acid:

Organic Strawberry Lemonade Body Cream: antioxidant ingredients are organic strawberry flavor, extracts of organic cherry, organic pomegranate, organic raspberry, organic blackberry and more!
Organic Honey Almond Body Cream: organic almond flavor, extracts of organic cherry, organic pomegranate, organic raspberry, organic blackberry and organic almond are some of this lotions antioxidants.