Introducing ZEAL. Be Zealous About Your Skincare with Zeal. Did you know that azelaic acid is a multifunctional ingredient? A super power protector and healer? I created this formula for my beautiful daughter who struggled with how to best cla
If you don't do anything else for your skin, then you must use a high quality Retinol product after the age of 30 for anti-aging benefits.
Retinol is one of the very few active ingredients that has been repeatedly verified and researched as an effective cell communicator. Retinol increases collagen, increases cell turnover, interrupts free radical damage and more! The benefits are huge and must do for anyone over age 30. Retinol actually thickens layers of skin by increasing collagen, reduces sebum, acne, rosacea and more. It makes the chemistry of the skin act younger by turning over cells at twice the normal rate.
What form of Retinol is best? All forms of Retinol/ Retinoids work and break down into Retinoic Acid. Retinol is a nice middle ground between prescription Retinoid and basic lower performing diluted derivatives.
Viability? It's best to make sure Retinol products are in airless jars to prevent oxidation, and that the Retinol is "encapulsated" to protect stability and delivery to cells.
You can be assured the Retinol in ReBuild is of the highest quality, micro encapsulated and in an airless jar. Only the best form of Retinol is used in Soreal Products. We also include b3 / niacinamide another super cell communicator to help support effective delivery of the Retinol.
Retinol is best used at night, though some doctors promote use in day with sunscreen. We recommend ReBuild Retinol be used only and night with Silky C Night Treatment.
Retinol a must do for anyone seeking an effective anti aging product, acne or even rosacea.
Simply the Best!
Well, here is another “must do” miracle food - supplement God has given us. Just when I thought Green Tea was the best, check out Tumeric/Curcumin. It is extremely helpful as an anti-inflammatory (inflammation causes wrinkles/aging) and is a fantastic antioxidant too. I put it in ReBuild as a protectant. This is al all around unbelievable addition to daily body and skin health.
What's more, there are hundreds of studies on this compound showing improvements in all kinds of ways, even cancer. It has been shown to be effective in selectively targeting different kinds of cancer? What? I know that’s what everyone is trying to figure out these days. In fact, when combined with low dose targeted chemo the results are reportedly even better. Amazing.
According to researchers Tumeric / Curcumin crosses the blood brain barrier and acts as a neuroprotective agent against alzheimers and even parkinsons as it inhibits beta amyloids. What’s more is it actually helps in signaling or modulating over 700 genes! We know that as we age, many of our natural killer cells ( NK) and genetic helpers in our bodies shut down. That’s why we get all these diseases as we age. It also gets around in hidden physiological pathways and helps cells become more organized aiding in cell survival. It is known to improve diabetes, heart issues, blood pressure, and of course inflammation. Tumeric inhibits inflammation which triggers rheumatoid arthritis and more! It even protects against liver damage. The list of benefits simply goes on and on with tons of documentation.
The downside is a high quality organic form of turmeric / curcumin is costly. It can also be hard to absorb unless you buy the absorbable kind.
An inexpensive way to get your daily dose is to boil 1 quart of water, add 1 TB of curcumin and a little black pepper ( pepper helps absorbtion) drink it within four hours.
See Dr. Mercola’s information on Curcumin.
THE MYSTERIOUS AND MIRACULOUS GREEN TEA – It’s a MUST.
Why aren’t you drinking Green Tea? Really. If you don’t like the taste, then dilute it or mix it with a mineral water, or fruit juice, or lemon. I love organic green chai tea. I have completely replaced my coffee addiction with green chai.
Why should you care? Why should you try to fit this into your day? It is perhaps the most well researched antioxidant drink of our times from burning fat, preventing and reducing tumors/cancer, preventing heart attacks, increasing bone density, increases good gut bacteria, and even reduces the rate of bladder infections, and decreases sun sensitivity in the skin. Other countries know it. We know it now too.
It is especially important for women. Why?
Fat Burning. Did you know that doctors and researchers report green tea actually increases your metabolic rate as much as 4 percent for 24 hours after drinking it? It has been researched to help your burn fat, and now evidence shows it can actually help absorb fat from meals. Say what? Yes. Absorbs fat. So, if you are going to have a high fat meal of the “bad kind” drink some green tea with it. Due to the fat burning or “blocking” ability green tea has been shown to decrease strokes risk and heart attacks by decreasing cholesterol and even blood pressure.
Green tea gives you a natural buzz a real feel good type of energy, not an amped up kind that you get from other stimulants. It’s good to drink it in the morning or even before workouts. Contrarily, L-Theanine in green tea is responsible for anti-anxiety effects according to researchers. This tea is a mystery.
Cancer. There are multitudes of studies now on the miraculous benefits
“Green tea is known to “reduce the risk of so many cancers, is because it contains an exceptional blend of powerful anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. It also holds within it, the remarkable ability to amplify the power of enzymes in our liver that detoxify toxins and carcinogens. Researchers believe most of the health benefits of tea come from substances in it called “polyphenols.” There are 3 polyphenols that are considered most important: gallocatechin (GC), epigallocatechin (EGC), and epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC). Of the three, ECGC is the most potent. Doctors recommend about 250-500 mg of ECGC per day.
Scientists have mapped out 7 different ways that green tea combats breast cancer. This stellar brew increases the number of protein binders in the blood so that less estrogen is available to attach to receptors in the breast. It also lowers estradiol levels, and increases the number of estrogen and progesterone sensitive receptors in breast cancers found in post-menopausal women.” Dr. Christine Horner (Anti Aging Expert/ Women’s Health)
What about Caffeine? Well the recommended brewing time is 3-5 minutes. The longer the brew the more caffeine. However, Dr. Horner explains that for some reason there are other chemicals in the green tea that inhibit the effects of the caffeine in green tea on tumors/cysts/breast cancer. The effects are unlike coffee or other caffeinated beverages.
For example, as soon as I replaced coffee with green tea (and some other natural therapies) my cyst ( the size of a ping pong ball which had been there for six months) disappeared completely from my breast. I couldn’t believe it.
How much? What Kind? Well that’s the thing. Doctors and researchers say we should be drinking at least 3-4 cups for fat burning, and up to 8 -10 cups for anti-cancer benefits according to researchers. They also share that we can also take a pill form of ECGC.
I don’t know about that, in my opinion only, I think it’s a good idea to stick with the tea form that you brew yourself. Why? Think about the Japanese – they are really into their tea, not taking pills to replace the tea. Sometimes we don’t know all there is about the compounds in nature, and sometimes it just might be better to stick with the version God gave us with all the phytonutrients and antioxidants intact.
What kind do I get? I’m not sure it matters. It’s all good for you. Please buy organic green tea. You simply can’t trust tea anymore. Researchers have found traces of DDT and other toxic pesitcides in all kinds of tea. Even high quality expensive brands like YOGI tea - please go organic.
Give this green drink a try. You can feel good about it every time you drink a cup.
Why hasn’t anyone told me about “Dry Brushing”
Give your skin a treat with this ancient practice. Invigorate your cells, collagen, senses and more with dry brushing. I was reading a book on Ayurvedic methods for health, and was particularly interested in detoxing. God has given us amazing bodies and methods for healing ourselves. The Ayurvedic methods are interesting to me. Upon reading, I came across a section about “dry brushing.” It seems like I’ve heard about this before, but forgot the benefits. I asked a massage therapist friend about it, and she was not taught anything about dry brushing in school. Hmmm.
Inexpensive. So, all you have to invest in is a dry brush, those exfoliating “scratchy gloves” or a good loofah. My husband and I love the “scratchy gloves.” Read the link below for additional “how tos.”
You might think you are simply doing a SUPER exfoliation on your body and cellulite, but wait there’s more! Exfoliating and stimulating collagen is wonderful! Especially if you are losing weight, but what else happens?
Think about this…your skin is not just home to collagen, but home to nerves, and glands, and lymph nodes. When you dry brush, you are able to remove dead skin cells that are clogging the release of toxins, you are able to stimulate the lymph nodes which release toxins, and you get to increase circulation which removes even more metabolic waste!
Brush, shower and lastly hydrate with an antioxidant collagen supporting or skin firming lotion. Double Wow.
There are no words to describe how dry brushing feels. It is as if everything “wakes up.” It is worth doing weekly or daily. If you are aging, or losing weight it would be very important to do dry brushing in efforts to keep your skin supple and to free toxins. Once you add this in your routine, you may just become addicted! It’s so easy, and quick with amazing benefits for your skin and body. Brush. Shower. Nourish.
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So, this is one of my favorite books. It is a few years old, but the advice is timeless! I really had to think about how I was doing my make up, dressing and so much more! I actually changed A LOT of things based on her beauty advice. I learned a lot too. This is a must read for anyone over age 40 and sooooo worth it if you care about finding a personal style with class :)
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