Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Natural Skincare: Surprising New Discovery

I know you're not surprised to read that natural skincare continues to be promoted as the best approach for maintaining the health and beauty of your skin. What may surprise you, however, is a new discovery that is promising to take natural skincare products to the next level. This discovery is an extract of sea kelp called Phytessence Wakame.

While this exciting discovery may be new to us, the truth is that the health-enhancing properties of sea kelp have been common knowledge for the Japanese people. Sea kelp has always been a part of the Japanese diet, both in fresh and dried form. Add to that a diet rich in essential fatty acids (from seafood), daily exercise and lower stress levels from strong community support systems and its easy to understand why people in that part of the world never seem to show their true age. Natural skincare is a way of life for the Japanese people.

But this doesn't mean that you are excluded from the benefits of natural skincare just because you live in the Western part of the world. You may not care to make sea kelp a daily part of your diet but you can certainly benefit from its inclusion in natural skincare products. Researchers have found that Phytessence Wakame enhances the health of your skin in several significant ways:

1. Phytessence Wakame is loaded with B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6 B12) as well as iron, postassium and calcium. These vital vitamins and minerals are key to maintaining moisture balance and keeping your skin nourished and healthy.

2. Phytessence Wakame is capable of blocking a damaging enzyme in the body called hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase attacks and breaks down hyaluronic acid, which your skin must have in order to maintain smoothness, firmness and elasticity.

3. Phytessense Wakame contains an active ingredient called sulfated polyfucose which has been found to protect the skin against damage caused by UV rays and environmental pollution. As a result, the development of fine lines and wrinkles is prevented.

4. Phytessense Wakame has been shown to be effective at healing inflamed, irritated and dry skin. The result is an even-toned, luminous complexion.

Keep in mind that you have to be careful when you rub any product into skin, since some of the active ingredients eventually get into your blood stream. If you think about it, it's almost the same as eating them. That's why natural skincare products that contain Phytessence Wakame, along with other natural, plant-based ingredients are safe to rub into your skin.

That being said, however, you should know that despite the fact that ingredients such as Phytessence Wakame are derived from plants, it isn't possible for them to be completely "natural." There is a degree of processing that must take place in order to extract and enhance their effectiveness.

So now that you know about this surprising "new" discovery, why don't you treat your skin to an ancient natural skincare secret used by women of the Orient who know a thing or two about beauty.

Author: Therese Higgins

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