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To create a skin care product can take months or even years from idea to shelf
First comes the idea and here I’m lucky to own a skincare company , as I’m working through my own wishlist. I have studied science of natural health, so I’m quite sure what ingredients I would like in a product and even more sure about ingredients I would not like. I work together with a chemist who is an expert in formulating cosmetics as the ingredients I would like to have in there might not go together. She also ads valuable points and thinks about preservation and such things I don’t know about. At the same time, I work on packaging and barcodes with our talented designer Nicole Waller and think about the text that has to go on the packaging. I started out making the first product All you need is me with a cheeky humorous text, so now of course all the following products have to be humorous too. At this point the formulator may be ready to send the first test of a new product . It has never happened that I am happy with the first test, so we revise formula and repeat the process again and again until we are happy and in love with the test.
From here on we can have many delays again when it comes to ingredient availability as I only use 100% natural and as high organic content as possible.
Then also we keep our fingers crossed that the packaging ordering and delivery runs smoothly. Lastly we need to get a slot in the manufacturing to make and fill the tubes. Finally the product is ready to be shipped out to stores and spas. Never is it a perfect problem free process, there is always something. Maybe that’s why I’m like a proud mama every time I get a new product on the market. Now when you know the process it’s my great pleasure to show off our newest spa product Sea me mask , the visible wow. 100% natural and 96% organic The ingredients are :
Chlorella- rich in amino acids and antioxidants, helps improve the production of your skin’s collagen. Tightens skin and smooths fine lines and wrinkles
Sodium hyaluronate- powerful anti aging ingredient naturally occurring in skin. Plumps up skin and the appearance of wrinkles is greatly diminished
Aloe vera- soothing antioxidant that increases elasticity
Pullulan- tightens and firms skin. A natural plant based polysaccharide
Spearmint and peppermint essential oils- brightening and uplifting
Stunning photo by Jaak T. Arendi
Nutrition is a key factor for influencing skin health and its overall appearance. Beautiful skin comes from within, they say. This is why nutricosmetics, or the use of supplements to help improve skin health is a growing trend. At the forefront of the nutricosmetic industry is collagen.
With age, your body stops making collagen. It is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen can be found in supplements, protein bars and powders.
Some natural ingredients in topical skincare can help rebuilding collagen in your skin. Giving you an anti aging boost.
It’s not just the creams that we slather on our skins that make a difference in healthy skin. I have put together a very short summary of which foods and drink that can assist in the quest for beautiful glowing skin. It has been a long time since I was a teenager but I still have acne prone skin. My skin tells me immediately when I have been indulging in a not-so healthy diet. As our largest organ we should pay attention to what our skin is telling us. Stress also is a big culprit and our skin usually lets us know when it’s time to slow down and take a breath and include some of these beneficial foods in our daily diets:
Avocados - Contain nutrients that help to maintain skin structure and help wounds to heal.
Useful for Acne, sun damage and wound healing
Nutrients, Vitamin E and monounsaturate oils
Sunflower seeds - may help to improve skin that is rough, dry or flaky, and to keep skin watertight.
Useful for Eczema, dry patches, and generally dehydrated skin.
Nutrients, Zink, protein, omega-6 fatty acids, and Vitamin E
Citrus fruits - repairing grazes and cuts and maintaining the structure of collagen.Useful for damaged skin, ageing and sagging skin, wrinkles Nutrients, Vitamin C
Sweet potatoes - Aiding wound healing, helping scars to fade, and protecting against sun damage.
Useful for acne prone skin.
Nutrients, Beta carotene and Vitamins C and E
Oily Fish - Contains fatty acids that decrease inflammation and improve skin’s ability to retain water.
Useful for dry skin, psoriasis and inflammation.
Nutrients, the omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA
Bilberries - The blueberries of the Nordic countries that are more nutritious than their American cousins. Very rich in a group of antioxidants, which help to strengthen blood capillaries and collagen fibres.
Useful for ageing and sun damaged skin.
Flax Seeds - Helps skin to stay smooth and retain moisture. May help to reduce inflammation.
Useful for dry skin and psoriasis
Nutrients, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and Vitamin E
Carrots - May give protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and help reduce the appearance of scars.
Useful for acne, cuts and grazes and sun damage
Nutrients, Beta carotene
Tomatoes - Helps eliminate skin aging free radicals caused by ultraviolet rays.
Useful for aging skin
Nutrients, Lycopene one of the few vegetables that becomes more nutritious when cooked.
Spinach - Aids the skin cells ability to renew themselves.
Useful for sagging and wrinkled skin
Nutrients, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium
Green Tea - Anti-inflammatory and may reverse the effects of sun damage
Useful for aging, sun damaged skin.
Nutrients, flavonoids and catechins which function as powerful antioxidants.
Almonds - Are seeds, not nuts, with high levels of Vitamin E that is a potential sun blocker.
Useful for helping in protection of sun damage
Nutrients, Vitamin E
Don’t miss using All You Need Is Me this summer. Perfect for mosquito bites, mild sunburn, poison ivy, minor scrapes and scratches, red baby bottoms, chapped gardening hands and dry skin.
100% natural 95% organic in a tube made of sugarcane.