Archive for May, 2014

Best Organic Skin Care Tips for Summertime

May 29th, 2014

Everyone shows more skin in the summer, so here’s how Herbalix Restoratives (www.herbalix.com) suggests that you get ready to face the sun’s rays. Following are some of our best summertime organic skin care tips:

1) Exfoliate for smoother skin

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells. This technique has been around for many thousands of years and it actually helps improve the hydration from moisturizers.

Herbalix offers its unique blend of coriander seed and kelp in a superior Scrub Bar made with fresh goat’s milk. This Herbalix Restoratives Cream Bar Soaps helps exfoliate dead skin cells and release impurities. Choose from the gentle aromas of two fragrances – Ceremonial Sage or Coriander. Both will leave summer dry skin smelling clean and fresh, and looking luminous. soaps2 Best Organic Skin Care Tips for Summertime

2) Lighten sun spots with strawberry, lemon or lime

When you get too much sun, over time and also with aging, some people get what we call age spots. To help diminish them, cut a large strawberry in half and use a fork or knife to poke the flesh and draw out the juices, then swipe it across your face in small circles. Leave the juice on your face for several minutes, then rinse off. This will lighten up any sun or age spots over time. You can get the same effect with a lemon or lime, so slice a fresh lemon or lime and apply the fruit directly to the sunspots for 10 to 15 minutes per day. The acid in the fruits will lighten the spots and also helps to remove any dead skin cells.

3) Keep skin hydrated.

226 Best Organic Skin Care Tips for SummertimeAfter you exfoliate, follow up with the Supreme Solution™ intensive body moisturizer to seal in moisture and support cellular regeneration. It has been carefully formulated using a very rich and expensive blend of pure, skin beneficial, non-RBD oils including: Almond, Olive Safflower, and Rice Bran, Avocado, Pumpkin Seed, Meadowfoam, and Carrot Seed, to name just a few.

“So far I have tried the moisturizer, both the stick and the cream in the beautiful blue jar. The moisturizer feels like velvet on my skin as I rub it in. Its scent is so subtle, natural, and light. For those of us who have difficulties with scents and who are sensitive to many ingredients, thank you from the bottom of my heart…” said one customer who identified themselves as S.V. in Maryland.

The unique combination of oils will hydrate your skin thoroughly. This formulation is extremely concentrated so a little goes a long way. It has been formulated without alcohols, binders, fillers, or emulsifiers, so it takes extra time to absorb. Supreme Solution is available in three lovely scents: Supreme Solution Clary Sage, No Added Fragrance and Tropical Cove.

And this month of June, you are in luck! If you sign up for the Herbalix News & Deals newsletter, you can get a hefty 15% off all the Herbalix moisturizers during the month of June including Supreme Solution and The Herbalix Moisture Stick in Tropical Cove (right), a whole body moisturizer with organic herbs and essential oils. Use as a lip balm, facial moisturizer or anywhere you want to. The unique moisturizer stick application is great for summer vacations or business travels.

4) Drink plenty of H20

With summer’s higher temperatures and more time outdoors, you can become dehydrated, which sometimes leads to headaches. Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day. This will help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and it will benefit your skin tremendously. Remember that if you drink caffeinated beverages like tea or coffee, you need to drink even more water daily.

5) Use a No Added Fragrance Skin care Regimen

The summer’s UV light can cause brown spots, also known as photo aging, especially if you have sensitive skin. This results in coarse skin and wrinkles eventually, whether you have been sunburned or not.

NoFragrance Best Organic Skin Care Tips for SummertimeWhen sunlight comes in contact with skin damage happens with the stripping of barrier lipids, and this causes inflammation, along with the production of reactive oxygen molecules, affecting healthy cell growth, and the stimulation of enzymes that destroy collagen.

Tans may be a popular summer look, but it indicates damage to your skin. Cover up, and simply wear a hat that blocks the sun, then you won’t need any chemical laden sun screen.

If you have sensitive skin, try the Herbalix No Added Fragrance line of skin care products. Created for those who prefer clean products with no added fragrance. Synthetic chemical and petroleum free, these products contain no parabens, phthalates, or propylene glycol, and they can be used by the entire family.

Travelers Can Be 99% Germ Free with Herbalix Organic Soaps on Germ-ridden Airplanes

May 23rd, 2014

Recent research published by Auburn University confirmed that the surfaces inside an airplane can serve as hosts to many germs for as long as eight days. Meanwhile, Herbalix conducted research on its triclosan-free, organic skin care bar and liquid cleansing products–such as the Fresh Goat’s Milk Cream Bar Soap–finding them to be 99.99% effective against germs. (Source: CNBC News)

After sterilizing six surfaces normally found in the cabin of an airplane such as the seats, toilet handles, trays, etc., the researchers intentionally infected the surfaces with several bacteria, one of which was E. coli 0157, which can cause severe diarrheal disease. This resilient bacteria lived for up to 96 hours on the rubber armrest. The study was partially funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Researchers found that some of the bacteria survived longer than a week especially the more porous the surfaces, as indicated below:

• 2 days: Steel toilet handle
• 3 days: Plastic tray table
• 3 days: Plastic window shade
• 7 days; Leather seat
• 7 days: Rubber arm rest
• 8 days: Seat pocket

The only remedy is to follow good hygiene, wash hands frequently, or use hand sanitizers. Do not touch your face, and wash hands frequently, as it has been proven that hand washing with soap is the best defense against germs. But many soaps are made with harmful synthetic chemicals and additives, which can strip beneficial oils and irritate the skin.

Goats Milk Soap Travelers Can Be 99% Germ Free with Herbalix Organic Soaps on Germ ridden Airplanes

Herbalix organic Goats Milk Bar Soap – 99% Effective against germs.

Both the Herbalix fresh Goat’s Milk Cream Bar Soap and Botanical Liquid Hand Soap are made from a base of farm-fresh Nubian goat’s milk and contain key vitamins and alpha-hydroxyl acids that naturally help neutralize free radicals through ingredients that help manage troublesome skin conditions. Goat’s milk also has peptides that support natural collagen production. The combination of sustainable plant based botanicals cleans and helps protect skin without drying it our. These soaps contain no synthetic chemicals or petroleum. Recommended by naturopaths and dermatologists, Herbalix organic soaps are free of parabens, sodium laurel/laureth sulfates, silicones, and are naturally biodegradable, phosphate free, and formulated without nanotechnology.

Herbalix Restoratives Botanical Liquid Hand Soap is made with whole Nubian goat’s milk. Herbalix liquid hand and bar soaps are available in two signature scents including Clary Sage and Tropical Cove, or No Added Fragrance for those who have olfactory sensitivities. The bar soap is also available in a Coriander Kelp Scrub Bar and one more scent – Ceremonial Sage.

Herbalix customer Linda Hatcher wrote in about her husband who had a problem with a very dry, itchy red scalp. He had seen a dermatologist for this condition and was treated with medicines including antibiotics, cortisone, and a number of medicated shampoos and creams, but the results were poor. Hatcher said, “He started using your Herbalix Restoratives Goat’s Milk Cream Bar soap, just on his body and then applied the Herbalix No Added Fragrance cream moisturizer to his scalp. The results were great. The redness and itching disappeared.”

The Herbalix organic Nubian goats milk soap also includes saponified oils of coconut, olive, safflower, palm, rice bran, avocado oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, whole Nubian goat’s milk, filtered water, beeswax, and essential oils of coriander seed,*blood orange, *ginger *geranium,*lemon, *cinnamon bark, rosewood, *grapefruit, Himalayan cedarwood, *lavender, *rosemary essential oil, colloidal silver, sandalwood (sustainable), and the Herbalix™ Organic Preservative. (* Organic ingredients.)

Herbalix also uses environmentally safe packaging which is ingredient-protective. The BPA-free leach-free packaging ensures that the products remain free of phthalates and other second-hand synthetic chemicals. Herbalix boxes are fully recyclable as well.

Today there are more health conscious, savvy consumers. According to the TechNavio report, the Natural and Organic Personal Care Market in the US 2012-2016, this segment in the US will grow at a CAGR of 10.12 percent from 2012 to 2016.

For more information about the Herbalix soaps, please visit: http://www.herbalix.com