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February 2008 Ageless herbal newsletter

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Baggy puffy eyes

We receive frequent e-mails from all over the world, in which people request natural and herbal remedies to prevent and alleviate bags under the eyes, puffy eyes, dark rings around the eyes, crow’s feet and wrinkles in the skin around the eyes.

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Due to the large amount of queries received regarding this subject, specifically in the last month, we have decided to focus this month’s newsletter on this subject.

We also agree that, when interacting socially, most people focus on the eye area, making it necessary for us all to ensure that the skin surrounding our eyes is in tip-top condition – most of us don't want to appear haggard and fatigued! We want to present a vital and healthy impression to our friends, colleagues and specifically business associates.

To ensure good skin health and to prevent puffy, baggy eyes, crow’s feet and dark rings around the eyes, the problem should be looked at holistically, as there are many different factors, which contribute to this problem.

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General health, state of fitness, genetic predisposition, sleeping position, allergies, thyroid problems, nutrition and environmental factors all play a role in health of the skin and the body’s ability to repair and maintain the skin. For more information please have a look at www.ageless.co.za/baggyeyes.htm.

All these factors particularly affect the skin around the eyes, as it is the thinnest and most fragile skin found on the human body. The skin around the eyes is also constantly being stretched and pulled as we squint, wink, blink and create our facial expressions. This constant stretching and pulling makes the eye area the most susceptible skin on the body to wrinkles and damage and the skin around the eyes is usually the first area to show signs of aging.

While formulating our effective Ageless Herbal Eye Gel, our formulating chemists did extensive research into the effects that various herbs and herbal extracts have on the skin surrounding the eyes, concentrating specifically on herbs that positively influence drainage of fluids from the tissue, that reduce and prevent wrinkles and dark rings and that firm and tighten the skin surrounding the eyes, to naturally help create a more permanent youthful and radiant look.

Our research team discovered clinical studies done on the improvement of baggy eyes at the ophthalmologic clinic at the hospital of La Croix Rousse in Lyon.

This study only used four herbs in a gel formulation – which we also included in our product (and added some extra ones)– and was tested on people aged between 25 – 75 years of age, and applied twice a day. Biopsies were taken before and after each treatment.

The study showed a significant improvement in the production of elastin (a protein that helps the skin to be more elastic) and collagen (protein which forms fibers, which act as connective tissue between the cells in the skin) and excellent results were achieved in reducing baggy eyes.

We then took this pioneering formula, and added other natural herbal extracts, recently developed, to work in synergy with one another, which improves the result achieved in the above-mentioned study and which also reduces and prevents crow’s feet wrinkles and dark rings.

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To explain the positive effect of our Ageless Herbal Eye Gel formula, it is interesting to take a look at each herb contained in the formula, the positive results that are achieved by their inclusion and the reason why each herb was included:

Butcher's broom

Butcher’s Broom extract stimulates the blood capillaries and increases circulation in the lymph. It also helps the veins to constrict and promotes healing of broken capillaries (the walls of the veins), which improves blood circulation in the skin surrounding the eyes.

In other words, this herb is used to reduce baggy eyes and improve circulation to the skin around the eyes.

Centella asiatica

This herbal extract is used in all our products in the Ageless range. It stimulates the fibroblasts (cells which form connective tissue) and therefore the collagen, which reduces and prevents wrinkle formation. Centella is also found to increase circulation and to be a diuretic (helps the body drain fluid). Centella, also known as Gotu Kola or Indian Pennywort is also widely used as an extract or in its natural form for its extensive healing properties, an excellent anti-inflammatory - healing wounds and preventing scar formation.

Centella is included in our eye gel to help drain fluid, increase circulation and reduce dark rings around the eyes, formed by insufficient waste removal from the tissue around the eyes. It is also included in our formula for its wonderful anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

Camomile (Chamomile)

Camomile extract is ideal for use on delicate and sensitive skin. It is an excellent decongestant (reducing blockages) and is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It is excellent to use to combat allergies and has a superb healing effect.

Camomile is used in our eye gel to reduce the effect of allergies (for example: hay fever and sinus) on the skin surrounding the eyes. It is also used to prevent free radical damage to the skin and as a powerful anti-inflammatory.

Cornflower

The flower of the cornflower was taken up in the French Pharmacopoeia since 1884 because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It is specifically used in ophthalmology for the treatment of corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis and minor wounds to the eyes, the eyelids and the skin surrounding the eyes. It has astringent properties and also has an antioxidant effect on the skin.

This expensive extract is used in our formula to prevent baggy eyes, as it gently tightens and firms the skin. It is also used for its anti-bacterial properties and because it prevents free radicals from destroying the cells in the skin. Cornflower soothes and calms irritated skin and is used to freshen and perk-up the skin around the eyes.

Green tea

Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It has a major inhibitory effect on collagenase (a process which occurs in the skin which breaks down collagen). Green Tea has astringent properties and also reduces inflammation and gently constricts the veins and capillaries in the skin, promoting fluid drainage from the tissue. Green Tea is also known to promote cell generation.

Green Tea is included in our formula to effectively prevent free radical damage to the cells – which cause the collapse of the supportive structure of the skin (which causes wrinkles), to prevent and reduce inflammation (a leading cause of skin aging) and to stabilize and prevent the breakdown of collagen, which also reduces wrinkle formation. It also tightens the skin around the eyes and is used to prevent that “hang dog, droopy eye” look.

Horsetail

Horsetail is an extraordinary remineralizer of the skin, providing natural silica to the skin. It also shortens blood-clotting time. Horsetail has great cell rejuvenating and regenerating properties and also has a stabilizing effect on the connective tissue, thereby increasing the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Its extraordinary effect on the skin even prompted the Commission E to approve it, as treatment for wounds and it is the flavonoids that are responsible for its unique wound healing and tissue repairing actions.

Horsetail is used in our eye gel to heal any damage done to the cells in the skin and to promote the health of the skin cells.

Lady’s mantle

Lady’s Mantle maintains the integrity of the elastin in the skin. It protects the extremely thin and fragile elastin fibers and also has an astringent effect on the skin.

Lady’s Mantle is included in our eye gel to promote and maintain the health of the elastin in the skin, which in turn prevents the formation of wrinkles. It is also used to tighten and perk up the skin around the eyes.

Protein extract from germinated wheat seeds

This vegetable protein hydrolyzate is obtained from germinated, organic grown wheat seeds, using only pure water for germination.

This gel is included in our formulation as it has a cooling and almost immediate tightening effect on the skin, which radically decreases the appearance of wrinkles and also helps to eliminate the appearance of baggy eyes. The effect of this gel lasts for about 8 hours. Although it does not have any therapeutic properties, it does provide a wonderful cooling and refreshing feel to the formula.

Ivy

Ivy has a variety of cosmetic and medicinal uses, such as treating burns, warts, impetigo, skin eruptions, neuralgia, swollen joints, toothache and cellulite, but its greatest action is that of it being a circulatory compound, which helps other ingredients to be absorbed by the skin. It also assists with the removal of waste products from the skin and has topical anti-fungal, anthelmintic, molluscicidal and anti-mutagenic properties.

Apart from its softening and soothing properties, it also has itch-relieving and anti-irritant properties, as well as anti-inflammatory and pain killing actions - provided by the saponins and flavonoids.

Ivy is used in our eye gel to promote the absorption of other active ingredients. It is also used to relieve discomfort and inflammation, soothing and softening the skin surrounding the eyes.

Rosehip

Apart from the moisturizing, soothing and softening effect that it has, it furthermore contains polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F) also known as essential fatty acids (EFA). When they are absorbed through the skin, they convert to prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.

With the abovementioned in mind rosehip oil brings about skin regeneration and enhances wound healing. It furthermore contains trans-retinoic acid, which is responsible for skin rejuvenation, quicker healing time and repairs skin subjected to excessive sunlight and resultant photo aging. The linoleic and linolenic acids in rosehip have also shown to reduce pigmentation of the skin and when used regularly it has shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Rosehip is used in our formula to heal and repair damage done to the skin, particularly sun damage. It is also used to reduce dark rings (pigmentation) and fine wrinkles and lines from the eyelids and skin surrounding the eyes.

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We have now shared the secret of our extremely popular Ageless Eye Gel with you and we know that you will find it beneficial in combating wrinkles, lines, baggy eyes, crow’s feet and dark rings around the eyes.

We also can offer you free access to our website, which contains information on other factors that may cause problems around the eye area, such as allergies, thyroid problems, fluid retention etc. For more information please visit: www.ageless.co.za/baggyeyes.htm 

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Skin care

  • Healing cream
    • To assist in wound healing while soothing skin complaints – such as eczema and psoriasis, acne and piles and moisturizing and protecting the skin. This product has shown its effectiveness over a wide range of problems and judging from sales over more than a decade – it is the trusted healing cream to help with all mishaps, allergic reactions, irritated, burning, itchy and uncomfortable skin conditions.
  • Face wash
    • This face wash will properly clean your face and remove all impurities and environmental pollutants, without drying the skin. It contains eight herbal extracts to help promote a clear, vital and healthy complexion and a younger looking skin.
  • Moisturizing day cream
    • This day cream is formulated to help fight the signs of aging on various fronts. It helps to reduce free radical damage which, if left unchecked, leads to premature aging. The herbal extracts help to promote cell rejuvenation and regeneration and provide moisture and hydration to the skin.
  • Nourishing night cream
    • This nourishing night cream penetrates the skin extremely well and does not make the skin feel oily. It contains a host of herbal extracts to help in the fight against premature aging and has added vitamin E as well. Apart from the moisturizing effect and the anti-aging properties it also softens and smoothes the skin.
  • Eye gel
    • An effective refreshing eye gel to help reduce puffiness and dark rings around the eyes, while fighting wrinkles and lines. This is a very clever combination of herbal extracts and the base formula has its roots in a clinically proven formula.
  • Mud face mask
    • With this skin treatment product we combined a special selection of herbs in a base of thermal mud with oligoelements. This recommended weekly treatment will boost circulation to the skin, help to fight wrinkles and lines, improve firmness while at the same time improving suppleness and elasticity of the skin.

 

Hair care

  • Shampoo with rosemary extract + 7 other herbals
    • Our shampoo is in a class of its own – and granted – it is far more expensive than cheap supermarket shampoos, but no other shampoo has the active ingredients we have in our shampoo. The rosemary will boost the health of the hair and scalp, while the other seven herbal extracts will help strengthen the hair and make it shine, increase the volume and make it manageable.
  • Rosemary hair treatment conditioner
    • We have found that this hair conditioner should really be used as a conditioning treatment. This then removes the need to condition the hair every time you wash – and can be used once a month. It is a superb hair tonic and helps in the control of sebum secretion of the scalp. Although not formulated for dandruff – the ingredients will assist with this as well, while supporting the health of the scalp.

 

Specialized herbal gels and lotions

  • Hand and body lotion
    • When formulating this hand and body lotion we created a rich nourishing, protecting and reviving lotion, which will not leave the skin oily or tacky, but will create a well moisturized, hydrated and supple skin. After applying this lotion it will quickly be absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky soft, smooth and well moisturized.
  • Stretch mark gel
    • Although nothing can remove already formed stretch marks (only surgery can do that) – thousands of satisfied clients confirm that this gel improves the appearance of old stretch marks. The gel will help in PREVENTING stretch marks (a 92% success rate) and is used with great success by expectant mothers and body builders who may form marks when bulking-up. The formula of this gel is based on clinical studies done in France, to which we added other herbal extracts.
  • Cellulite gel
    • Fighting cellulite is easy with this herbal cellulite gel. It contains a patented extract of Bayberry (Myriceline) and nine other plant extracts and essential oils. The gel will help to get rid of cellulite (which has been clinically proven) and will also help to prevent cellulite from forming. So now it is easy to get your soft body contours back again.

 

Herbal supplements

  • Apple cider vinegar (liquid) with Centella asiatica
    • The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are combined with the therapeutic properties of Centella asiatica. This old folk remedy is still used with great effect by thousands of people daily.
  • Digest capsules
    • If your digestive system is under-par and you struggle with constipation or you simply need to boost the health of your digestive system then this capsule is for you. Fenugreek is a general digestive tonic and psyllium is a magical bulking agent that will help proper bowel movements, without using a laxative.
  • Detox capsules
    • Our modern day lifestyle exposes us to many unwanted additive and our diet also places stress on the body. To help the body get rid of toxins and waste materials naturally we combined fennel, basil, celery and parsley to help the body remove these toxins. It peps-up your metabolism and helps the bladder, kidneys and liver to do their work more effectively.
  • Urinary and bladder health capsules
    • Using an all natural approach, our capsules will help the discomfort and burning urine sensation of urinary tract infection and help clear up foul smelling urine. We combined cranberry, dandelion, uva ursi and vitamin C in a single capsule to effectively fight bladder infections and to stop the burning sensation when urinating.
  • Tri- Mushroom blend capsules
    • If you need an immune system boost then have a look at our combination of maitake, reishi and shiitake mushrooms. These mushrooms have showed to be a great help in boosting the immune system – and form a good nutritional supplement support for HIV/Aids patients and people receiving chemotherapy. Any person with even a slightly compromised immune system may benefit from this supplement.
  • Olive leaf extract capsules
    • This natural detoxifier helps with a variety of ailments and people with chronic fatigue syndrome, infections, glandular fever (Epstein Barr), and even candida and herpes have found it of value. Olive leaf extract helps to fight bacteria, viruses, retroviruses, and protozoa and yeast strains. Apart from fighting all of these problems it also helps to improve kidney function and fights free radicals.
  • Sexual supplement (previously known as Vuka Nkuzi)
    • Men normally don’t admit when they have a declining libido although it is a most common problem. We combine in this supplement seven different natural ingredients to boost sexual health – without any side effects often experienced with such medication. After more than a decade, and thousands of regular Vuka Nkuzi clients we still offer this well priced supplement to boost the libido.

 

Other products

  • Jojoba oil
    • This liquid golden ester not only moisturizes and penetrates the skin but also helps to fight wrinkles and lines while promoting a clear and unblemished skin. Jojoba does not clog the pores but helps to restore skin elasticity and smoothness. It will leave the skin supple and velvety soft without any oiliness and can be used neat on the skin.
  • Lavender oil
    • This is the most popular essential oil and with good reason. Lavender oil is a superb product to use on burns, insect bites, sunburn, wounds and other skin complaints and irritations. Lavender oil is one of the few essential oils that can be used neat (not diluted) on the skin, and is great to help with regeneration and rejuvenation of skin cells. Emotionally it has a calming and soothing effect and is an exceptionally pleasant smelling oil.
  • Tea tree oil
    • Once used, you will always have a bottle of tea tree essential oil handy. It deals effectively with bacteria, fungi and viruses. Our oil surpasses the “Australian Standard” by having less than 15% 1,8 cineole and more than 30% of Terpinen-4-ol. This powerful essential oil is effective in various ways to fight infections and skin problems.
  • Almond oil
    • This light and deeply moisturizing oil has a softening effect on the skin and can be used on the face and body. Almond oil has excellent emollient properties and helps to balance water and moisture loss in the skin. It can be used neat on the skin and also makes an excellent massage base.

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Explanation of the therapeutic properties of herbs

List of ailments and herbs that may be useful


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