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Natural Skin Care Trends for 2013

December 2nd, 2012

One fairly odd skin care trend for 2013 is a “Nightingale Poo” treatment which has beneficial enzymes in the bird’s feces. Lovely! This treatment can be used to exfoliate and help rejuvenate the skin, and is just one of the many new concepts surrounding natural skin care products. However, this is probably one we would not recommend. However, there is huge growth in the natural and organic skin care and cosmetic industry, as evidenced below.

Mintel, a market research firm, did a forecast back in 2010 showing that the skin care future would be bright with sales projected to increase from $4.35 billion in 2009 to $4.97 in 2013 after economic recovery in the United States and globally. The firm also said that the biggest year on year growth would take place in 2013 at 4.9 percent.

The latest trends today in cosmetics and skin care involve new projection motion sensor technologies. For example, in the Asia Pacific where space is limited, marketers are using technology to target the consumer and bring them into the buying experience. First they will track to find out if you are a man or a woman, and you may hear and see water, then when you walk away this water turns into a trickle.

New technology in Brazil projects images of real live people in digital form onto a screen featuring products along the side. If you are a customer, you would simply point at the product you wish to try, then use your finger to pretend to apply lipstick, and it will suddenly appear on your lips in the image on the mirror.

When it comes to natural skin care products, in 2013 the trends will continue for pure organic skin creams, and serums that support skin cell regeneration. Detoxification creams will become more and more popular – even those that help target belly fat for weight loss – such as Belly Stripper. One detoxing product is called the Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant, which cleanses and deodorizes while you sleep, removing any buildup of metals like aluminum caused from antiperspirants. This ultimately supports healthy lymphatic flow, and ultimately reduces underarm odors altogether.

Fresh Organic Goat’s Milk Soap is Latest Skin Care Trend

October 2nd, 2012

Lately there is much news about farm fresh – everything is the latest trend, from organic vegetables and fruit grown on the farm to using fresh goat’s milk soap. Goat’s milk has been used for natural skin care because of its remarkable healing properties. The Egyptians used to bathe in goat’s milk soap.

There are benefitial alpha-hydroxy acids in goat’s milk soap that actually penetrate the top layers of your skin to exfoliate or slough off the dead skin. This exfoliation helps stimulate your skin to regenerate healthy cells,helps lessen fine wrinkles by feeding the ski. It is able to penetrate skin cell walls in a way other soap can. The pH of goat’s milk is very close to your skin’s own pH. Basically this enables skin to absorb the emollients.

Herbalix Cream Bar Soaps are based in farm-fresh Nubian Goat’s Milk, the treatment that is conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and simply itchy skin. The company also uses a combination of sustainable plant based botanicals that to clean and protect without drying out the skin. Goat’s milk features almost three times more beta-casein than cow’s milk, which means it is easily absorbed into the skin for hydration. A natural emollient, goat’s milk can moisturize the skin as it contains Vitamins A, B6, B12 and E vitamins.

The milk of a goat contains alpha-hydroxy and caprylic acids – which naturally cleanse and help slough off dead skin cells, then moisturize and leave smooth new cells. This natural moisturizer has lipoproteins that absorb easily into our skin to seal in moisture, preventing dry skin, and premature aging. It is the caproic, caprylic, and capric acids in goat milk soap that helps maintain the ideal pH for human skin. Goat’s milk also helps neutralize the acid that is sitting on top of the outermost layer of skin which is designed to fight off harmful viruses or bacteria that lead to infections.

Herbalix Restoratives’ Fresh Goat’s Milk Cream Bar Soap is designed for total skin care but it is terrific for sensitive skin types too. The benefits of the Herbalix Nubian Goat’s Milk Soap are as follows: It is great for troublesome skin conditions; is based in non-drying Nubian Goat’s Milk; can be used on the face; moisturizes as it cleans, and it rinses clean, and leaves no soap residue.

Check in on all the organic Herbalix skin care products via their website at http://www.herbalix.com. Or call 1.877.387.4222.

The Benefits of Olive Oil in Skin Care Products

June 30th, 2012

Olive oil has been a Mediterranean cosmetic and culinary staple forever. You might have read about it in history books –the ancient Romans used it in their baths to collect dirt and sweat.

Sadly, today we have embraced health and beauty products made from primarily synthetic ingredients. But, olive oil is prized for its lubricating properties for skin and hair because it is brimming with vitamins A and E.  Plus olive oil contains a triterpene called squalene that is highly valuable, which has antioxidant properties and is believed to inhibit UV damage.

Using olive oil based skin care products also help maintain and restore skin’s elasticity, and when used after a bath or shower, can help the skin to retain hydration by inhibiting water loss.  Herbalix Supreme Solution body moisturizers contains high concentrations of not only olive oil, but also skin nourishing emollients including sweet almond oil, avocado oil and rice bran oil (which also contains squalene).

The Herbalix Supreme Solution Intensive Body Moisturizers are quite potent, water-free moisturizers that are formulated for both men and women.  They are free of petroleum products, propylene glycol, parabens and other synthetic ingredients. Herbalix moisturizers deliver a heavy dose of lubrication to parched skin.  They are available in either fragrance-free versions or suffused with fresh and invigorating essential oils including clary sage essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, blood orange essential oil and cinnamon bark essential oil, among others.

Supreme Solution moisturizers are very intense, unlike most commercial lotions. In order to receive the full benefit, one must massage the lotion deeply and thoroughly to allow the nourishing oils to penetrate fully.  Once fully absorbed, Herbalix Supreme Solution Body Lotion will provide continuous skin softening properties for hours on end.

It’s important for your skin to look as radiant as possible.  Before heading out to the beach or any sun-intensive summer destination, try treating your skin to a natural, soothing and luxurious Supreme Solution Intensive Body Moisturizer.

For more details about Skin Solution Intensive Body Moisturizer, visit us at www.herbalix.com.

The Dangers of Crystal Deodorants

February 3rd, 2012

Mineral salts are in the water we drink, and they are also in most of the foods we eat. Miceral salts are actually in the air we breathe as well.  Alum, in its natural form, is the third most abundant element that has been found in nature on earth.  Alum is a basic building block, and its has been part of our environment since the beginning.

However, there are some controversial and potentially harmful aluminums that are found in most many commercial antiperspirants For instance,  aluminum chlorohydrate, a neurotoxin that alters the function of the blood-brain barrier, and also aluminum zirconium.  This is a chemical that is used in most consumer deodorants and antiperspirants, and it can cause allergic reactions in some people. And, crystal deodorants are made of a natural mineral salt that  has been harvested directly from the earth. It is also known as alum.

Crystal deodorants help prevent body odor by creating a thin barrier above the skin so that bacteria cannot form, and it is the bacteria that cause odor. Crystal deodorants are made from natural mineral salts (alum).  Even though crystal deodorants do not use aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, or any other harmful aluminum, some people believe them to be dangerous to the skin.

Deodorants and antiperspirants are the most common products  used to control body odor in recent centuries, as deodorants mask, suppress or prevent body odor.  But they don’t reduce the amount of perspiration the body produces. On the other hand, antiperspirants are made from chemicals made to inhibit the activity of sweat glands. Even as deodorants are considered to be a cosmetic product (only controlling odors), antiperspirants are considered drugs.  Why? Because they affect the physiology of the body, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controls any active ingredients that are used in antiperspirants due to this drug classification.

As of late there have been many claims that crystal deodorants, being promoted as all-natural deodorant alternatives to chemically laden commercial deodorants, are composed of mineral salts, which form a topical layer on the skin. In reality, many of the deodorants on the market today simply mask odor with fragrance.

Many people believe that salts in antiperspirants form temporary plugs in some of the sweat gland openings, and it is this that inhibits the secretion of moisture, or sweat.  Antiperspirants use the main ingredient which is an aluminum-based compound such as Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Aluminum Chloride, Tricholorohydrex Glycine, Aluminum Zirconium, or Aluminum Hydroxybromide orThese are all considered unhealthy ingredients.

It is for these reasons that Herbalix reasearched, tested and developed  the non-aluminum deodorant known as Herbalix Nighttime Detox Cream.

Links Between Mercury in Vaccines and Autism

December 6th, 2011

Once again the link between mercury in vaccines and autism is in the news with new findings by the nonprofit group known as Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD) is proving that the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) deliberately manipulated, by covering up scientific data showing links between vaccines containing mercury and autism.

CoMeD obtained critical documents via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and has now officially exposed the CDC  and its role in manipulating a key Danish study that showed a clear link between vaccines containing mercury and autism. Now the CoMeD is pressing the CDC to conduct a criminal investigation then make a formal declaration about whether or not there was scientific fraud.

Learn more at: http://www.naturalnews.com/034038_vaccines_autism.html#ixzz1fidwmDfw

Herbalix continues to do research regarding the dangers of aluminum in personal care products.  The Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant enables the body to detox from unhealthy toxins like aluminum or mercury.  Recommended by doctors Herbalix non aluminum deodorant — the  Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant — cleanses and deodorizes while you sleep while the  Herbalix Daytime Deodorant provides effective protection all day long.

Using Natural Deodorant Benefits the Environment

August 17th, 2011

We have all heard about the possible connection between the chemicals found in cosmetic products and potentially increased rates of cancer. This is just one reason why many people have already switched from a traditional deodorant to a natural deodorant because they are free of toxic chemicals and other ingredients that can cause skin irritations or even allergic reactions. However,  in addition to keeping your body free of chemicals, keeping our environment free from chemicals is a good idea too.

Did you realize that traditional deodorants are often releasing dangerous chemicals into our environment? For instance, mineral oil releases a great deal of carbon emissions into the air during manufacturing.  This is an ingredient used in traditional deodorants. What’s more, there are other substances like  formaldehyde triclosan and harming the earth’s plants and wildlife after  entering the atmosphere. Even the process of mining the aluminum used in many traditional antiperspirants will pollute the waterways, and destroy the landscape. And not only that, but it also consumes large amounts of electricity.

According to Lester Brown’s Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, carbon emissions that are released during the mining and production of mineral oil and aluminum contribute to greenhouse gasses and global warming.  The aluminum industry consumes as much electricity as the entire continent of Africa.

Even more frightening,  chemical residue from deodorants with chemicals like aluminum washes off when we are taking a shower, and then  flushes down the drain and into the water system.  Aluminum chlorohydrate is a recognized drinking water pollutant that damages the ecosystem, and it is the active ingredient in many traditional antiperspirant products. Then there is triclosan, an antimicrobial agent that accumulates in the streams and rivers, and ultimately damages our marine life.  Formaldehyde, and mineral oil, parabens  and diethanolamine  also accumulate in the water sources and  eventually will contaminate our drinking water.

Natural deodorants do not contain ingredients that harm the environment. The ingredients found in a natural deodorant is usually biodegradable and does not damage our environment the way their traditional counterparts. What’s more, their manufacturing processes are  environmentally sound and requires fewer resources.

Visit www.herbalix.com to learn more about its organic skin care products, including the nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant. Remember what you put on your skin matters.

How to Find a Real Non-aluminum Deodorant

July 17th, 2011

There are a number of so called aluminum-free antiperspirants or non-aluminum deodorants on the market these days. As you may already know, a deodorant prevents unpleasant odors whereas an antiperspirant helps decrease the amount of sweat.  All in all – aluminum compounds are what is  found in antiperspirants. Just look on the labels, and you will find that  antiperspirants and deodorants are comprised of many ingredients, including different forms of aluminum.  Typically, these products use zinc ricinoleate and other nature ingredients. And there are also products on the market using sage oil that mimics the antiperspirant action found in traditional deodorants. Others use baking soda, corn starch and essential oils. These products are readily available at conventional drug stores or health food stores and cost about the same as a traditional deodorant or antiperspirant.

Aluminum in antiperspirants combines with your sweat and then forms plugs that block a percentage of perspiration.  Both zinc and corn starch are controversial  ingredients  that are less desirable than arrowroot or tapioca because of GMP and also allergies. There have been some studies indicating that aluminum could cause Alzheimer’s disease or breast cancer.

Many people are  allergic to the aluminum found in underarm deodorants, and they would be better off using a natural deodorant. Aluminum chloride, an ingredient often found in antiperspirants, has been known to cause skin irritation, including contact dermatitis. If you suffer from contact dermatitis, switching to a non-aluminum deodorant can help prevent irritation. There are many effective deodorants that don’t use aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, or potassium sulfate that are found in antiperspirants and mineral crystal stones.

Why You Should Use a Non-Aluminum Deodorant

June 9th, 2011

Deodorants and antiperspirants are made from many ingredients, including various forms of aluminum. If you choose an aluminum-free deodorant, it will protect you from the harmful and toxic side effects of traditional antiperspirants that contain aluminum. Aluminum combines with your perspiration and forms plugs that block a percentage of sweat. However some antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride, which can cause not only cause skin irritation, but also it can cause contact dermatitis, which means painful welts, itchy skin and red rashes.

Today, there are many people who are concerned about aluminum in antiperspirants. Although some studies suggest that aluminum can cause Altzeimer’s, or breast cancer some people have debunked this theory. But for anyone who’s allergic to the aluminum found in underarm deodorants, they would be better off using a non-aluminum deodorant, because switching to a natural deodorant can help prevent irritation.

And, an aluminum allergy is not the only reason you should avoid traditional antiperspirants. Those with sensitive skin also often find aluminum-based products can be irritating. Underarm sensitivity can mean itching, rashes, redness or burning, and after using antiperspirants that contain aluminum, remember that natural, aluminum-free deodorants are very effective in preventing underarm odor.

Where these products differ is that organic deodorants also often contain essential oils with natural antibacterial properties. When switching to an aluminum-free deodorant, one thing to remember is that you will need to apply this type of deodorant more frequently than traditional antiperspirants.

What’s more, we must all remember that if toxins in our bodies are not eliminated through sweating, they can build up in tissue and cause a variety of health problems, including kidney damage.

Do Your Kids Stink?

May 6th, 2011

Body order doesn’t begin until children are in puberty, so it is not normal for children under this age to have body odor. If they do harbor noticeable body odor, your child may have a medical condition which a health care practitioner can diagnose.

Children’s underarm sweat glands don’t really even develop until they reach puberty, so if your kids stink, it is because they are sweating elsewhere — such as the head, feet or hands.

But if a child has bad body odor, you definitely don’t want to give them a non-organic deodorant as it can be harmful to a child. Why? A deodorant that is non-organic usually contains harmful chemicals that can trigger an allergic reaction on the skin.

Always use a natural deodorant or an aluminum-free deodorant like Herbalix Cleansing Detox Deodorant, applied topically. This will assist in getting rid of your child’s bad body odor.

Why Herbalix is Forging “What’s Under YOUR Arms Campaign”

March 11th, 2011

Many people grew up believing that government agencies were there to protect us against dangerous chemicals or ingredients in products. The trouble is today, many of the ingredients in consumer products could be causing everything from cancer to learning deficits. One such ingredient is aluminum. It is everywhere, in the air, food, medicines, and skin care products like antiperspirants.

Most chemicals are virtually unregulated, because federal law does not require testing for harmful effects before chemicals are allowed for use in products or manufacturing. Once chemicals are in use, it is extremely difficult for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restrict them. Washington lacks the legal and regulatory structure needed to prevent harmful chemicals from turning up in consumer products.

Herbalix has developed the first of its kind non-aluminum deodorant called the Cleansing Detox Deodorant™ for nighttime use, made with certified organic ingredients. In addition to launching their new website, www.herbalix.com, the aluminum-free deodorant campaign has been designed to raise awareness of the fact that most antiperspirants contain aluminum as the active ingredient and are classified as “drugs” because they change the physiological process of the body, acting like little ‘plugs’ to stop sweat. The use of commercial deodorants can lead to the buildup of chemicals resulting in irritation and hygiene problems.

Through its extensive research of the underarm (axilla) and aluminum, Herbalix developed its Cleansing Detox Deodorant to cleanse away buildup, allowing for the release of impeded waste fluids, encourages healthy lymphatic flow, and absorbs all types of aluminum, encouraging a reduction in daytime odors.