The secret to proper facial cleansing and radiant skin is to get rid of any dead cells and toxins not thrown off naturally by the skin; remove all makeup, dirt, grime and chemical pollutants; clear out clogged pores and eliminate infection-causing bacteria without stripping away the skin’s natural oils and hydration.
Popularly referred as glycerol, glycerin is an odorless, sweet tasting liquid which is utilized in different beauty and cosmetic products. It is highly popular because of the different advantages that it can offer for natural skin care. It is obtained from a mix of fat that is obtained from water and vegetable oil.
Glycerin has water-drawing capacity and is non-toxic in character. It draws moisture in the skin and lets it stay nourished and moisturized. It is safe for using in skin care products and used for babies and children. It is a versatile component as it never loses its chemical constancy when combined with other elements.
Glycerin is known for its various advantages that it offers for treating dry skin. It protects chapped skin and aids in creating a smooth skin layer. It draws adequate quantity of moisture that is needed for moisturizing dry skin. This ingredient is used in soaps, creams and body lotions. It is very mild and has no side-effects. It also helps in reducing skin problems like eczema and psoriasis.
Even those with oily skin can use moisturizers or a cleansers containing glycerin without excess drying effects that other products may produce. Glycerin has the capacity to reduce the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles and helps in guarding against bacterial infections. You can use glycerin or products with glycerin on a regular basis to keep skin plump and moisturized.
Many of the Vivoderm facial creams and body creams contain glycerin; including the Cocoa Butter Foot Cream, Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream and Intense Moisturizer among others. If you are looking for natural products with glycerin that combat acne, try Vivoderm’s Zinc Repairing face cream. It helps to retain the skin’s moisture and reduce the signs of aging thanks to natural sunblock properties that reduces wrinkles and sun damage. Fifteen percent zinc also aids to reduce acne breakouts and heal acne scars.
Playing in the sun is not fun if you have to deal with sunburn afterward. On long, hot summer days, we are all tempted to spend the day relaxing poolside or at the beach, and most of us have suffered the consequences of too much sun exposure. The desire for the perfect golden tan can sometimes lead to sunburns, which is very harmful for the skin. If you suffer from acne, a sunburn can further damage your skin and cause permanent scarring.
Sunburn is a delayed inflammatory reaction when the skin is exposed to excessive ultraviolet radiation. Symptoms of mild sunburn, including redness, tenderness and pain, often occur a few hours after exposure, and can last for several days. The pain, itching and peeling is the skin’s reaction to excessive UVA and UVB ray exposure. Although the skin needs time to heal, there are some remedies and treatments available to help the skin repair itself.
Get out of the sun
It may sound simple enough, but we often do not realize we are sunburned until it is too late. Since it is a delayed reaction, the full extent and severity of the burn may not appear until up to 12 hours after exposure. Stop your sun exposure by seeking shade from trees, umbrellas, hats, etc. Drink lots of water, since sunburn causes dehydration. Get some immediate relief for the pain by adding baking soda to a cool bath, and wear loose clothing that does not stick to the body.
Reduce the pain
Anti-inflammatory medicine such as Advil or Ibuprofen can help relieve the redness and pain associated with sunburn. Aloe vera is a popular treatment for sunburn thanks to its ability to moisturize and repair the skin. Apply a moisturizing cream containing Aloe vera, and if possible, apply the gel from the actual plant to the affected areas. Once the burn heals, the skin will begin to peel and may become itchy. Fight the temptation to pick and scratch, which can irritate the skin a slow the healing process. Instead, keep the skin moisturized by applying a moisturizing lotion, which can reduce itching.
The best way to deal with sunburn is to not get one. Sunburn may only seem harmless and temporary, but can have lasting effects on the skin and overall health. Serious sunburn can cause blisters, shock, lead to cancer and even death if left untreated. Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays by applying sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside. Wear loose, protective clothing and avoid staying outside for too long during peak hours (10am to 4pm), when sunrays are harsh. Choose a sunscreen with SPF of at least 30, and use sun-protection products that contain zinc oxide, an inorganic ingredient that can deflect UVA rays. Try Vivoderm’s zinc cream, a natural product that can be used as a nontoxic sunscreen with 15% Zinc Oxide.
(2009 re-post) Van Le is a staff writer for the CSU Daily Titan and writing intern for Vivoderm Laboratories in Los Angeles, California. She is currently pursuing a Journalism degree at California State University, Fullerton.
JULY SPECIALS: 25% Off Zinc Cream, Body Butter and Foot Cream (including bundles)!
Protect and heal your skin this summer with our Zinc Repairing Facial Cream, 15% Zinc Oxide to provide your skin with natural sun protection and anti-acne fighters for those hot, oily-skin days.
Our Chamomile Body Butter and Cocoa Butter Foot Cream, will soothe your sun-soaked skin and soften dry, calloused feet for those summer sandals.
Dermascope magazine featuring The Vivoderm Anti Aging Daily Moisturizer January 2015.
“The Anti Aging Daily Moisturizer by Vivoderm is a new, oil-free facial moisturizer infused with comfrey, aloe vera and vitamin E to erase wrinkles and fine lines and heal aging skin. This gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer is super lightweight and ideal for normal to combination skin types. It provides potent natural ingredients for skin moisture and balance. St. John’s Wort and Rosemary supply anti-aging and antioxidant benefits while sage and grape seed soothe and tone the skin.”
Twelve Days of Leaping Bunny ran on December 1214 through a Leaping Bunny web link posted through their social media sites. Each promo unveiled something special each day exclusive to Leaping Bunny fans and followers. Vivoderm was featured on December 12 with our travel kit promo and online store discounts.
DERMSTORE HOLIDAY GUIDE, December 2014
Featuring the Vivoderm Intense moisturizer with our Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream as a gift with purchase (GWP).
The founder and creator of Vivoderm Natural Skincare, Dr. H. Adhami, was recently featured in the November 2014 issue of DERMASCOPE MAGAZINE, in response to questions about the cause and treatment of severe to moderate acne – specifically a teen with severe acne and scarring.
EXCERPT: “I do not recommend her to use any topical products with acids. Acids will gradually destroy the top layer of the skin, in turn making the skin thinner, destroying the collagen, and worsening the scarring. I recommend natural products such as masks, containing powerful healing, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory herbs such as oregano, cumin and marshmallow.”
The Vivoderm Facial Cleanser has been nominated for a 2015 Aestheticians’ Choice Award!
PLEASE VOTE at http://www.dermascope.com/aia/ae-awards
Voting polls are open on DERMASCOPE.com until December 1st, 2014.
Awards will be announced and published in the Dermascope 2015 Products and Education Guide,
out Spring 2015.
VIVODERM is nominated again! Each year, The Les Nouvelle Esthetique & Spa Educational Committee selects four nominees—based on rave reviews from LNE & Spa readers and attendees of The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa—for each of 38 categories to honor outstanding products and equipment in the world of esthetics and spa.
Votes start November 7 and will end December 8 at midnight EST (one vote per category per IP address per day).
PLEASE show your support and use the following link to cast your vote for the VIVODERM ZINC REPAIRING FACIAL CREAM in the WELLNESS category: http://www.lneonline.com/wellness/
This week marks the official start of fall. This might make some of you happy and others sad. So as the summer draws to a close, we transition from hot, humid days, to cooler, dry temperatures. Our summer clothing will go to the back of the closet and slowly be replaced with cozy sweaters and boots. And like our clothing, our skincare products should also be rotated to reflect the changing climate and needs.
One of the best transitional skincare ingredients is COCONUT OIL. Many of you may have been using this wonderful oil all summer for light hydration and summer sunning. The unmistakable aroma of coconut embodies the summer experience of relaxation, while the silky texture feels like pure indulgence as it sinks into your skin.
COCOS NUCIFERA, as the coconut is scientifically known, was believed to have originated in the tropics of the South Pacific, but managed to spread across the globe thanks to its very useful ability to float. Over time and across the oceans, the nut washed ashore to other similar climates, allowing the natives to use the seed, nut and palm for numerous dietary, medicinal and practical purposes. The coconut fruit offers more than just a relaxing experience. As one of nature’s most nourishing fruits, coconut can revitalize skin from the outside and inside.
Used in combination with other rich emollients, coconut oil, provides the perfect base for your skincare needs in cooler weather. Using coconut oil in your diet, helps to strengthen the connective tissues in the skin and keep it pliable and smooth. You can get the beneficial antioxidant properties by using coconut oil in your salad dressing or cooking as wells as drinking coconut water. Both help the skin prevent infection, increase radiance and fight free radicals.
Coconut oil contains mostly fats, which make it ideal for skincare treatments. Acting as an emollient that naturally softens, restores and moisturizes. It also helps protect the skin for the aging effects of free-radicals.
BENEFICAL PROPERTIES OF COCONUT OIL
- Forms a protective barrier against moisture-loss and re-hydrates the skin cells
- Prevents brittle, dry hair, hydrates the scalp and limits breakage
- Helps heal chronic dermatitis and psoriasis – reducing inflammation and itching
- Reduces scarring caused by acne or skin eruptions
- Eliminates dead skin cells and reduces flaking, improving the quality and appearance of skin
Modern biochemists also consider coconut oil to be an antioxidant due to its stability and resistance to oxidation and free radical formulation. Extra virgin coconut oil is the preferred ingredient in the Vivoderm skincare products for dry to extremely dry skin, such as our INTENSE MOISTURIZER, CHAMOMILE BODY BUTTER AND ANTI AGING EYE CREAM.
As the temperature cools, the humidity drops and pulls more moisture from your skin than in the summer months. Re-hydrating is crucial to keeping your skin soft and plump.
HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
After each bath or shower, be sure to re-hydrate your skin with an all-over body butter or lotion; this will prevent dry flaking and scaling skin. Include a super-rich, facial moisturizer and eye cream to your skin care routine each time you wash your face to reduce wrinkles, dryness and flaking and your skin will glowing in no time.
One of the questions we hear the most in the skincare industry is, “Do I still need a facial moisturizer in the warm, summer months?”
The answer is undoubtedly “Yes!”
You want to pay attention to texture and formulations, but ALL skin types – even oily skin – still need to hydrate and moisturize in the summer.
And don’t forget, there IS a difference between body lotions and facial creams – never mix the two. Heavier formulations of body creams could cause your delicate facial skin to break out or hyper-react.
Let’s break down some of the most common skin types and what types of moisturizer or facial cream to use.
1. NORMAL SKIN
Most normal skin reflects the changing seasons, loosing hydration and becoming more dry in the winter months and slightly more oily or hydrated when the summer comes.
Excessive indoor heating, warm baths and less humidity during winter months will require heavier, richer facial creams usually blended with a base of oil. So, alternatively, normal skin will require a lighter moisturizer. Look for water-based versions or vitamin-rich serums or ceramides. Ultra-light facial lotions will absorb well into the skin while limiting excess oil production. Water-based lotions should included natural ingredients calm sun-damaged inflammation, such as chamomile, Calendula and Aloe vera. Also look for Vitamins E and A for natural anti-aging properties.
2. COMBINATION / ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Similar to normal skin, but oily in the T-zone, combination skin may require using two different moisturizers if your skin type is very unbalanced. Stick with the same water-based moisturizer on the whole facial area as for normal skin, but use combinations of herbal properties for the oiler-T-zones of the forehead, nose and chin. For instance, on the normal-skin areas of the cheeks and neck, use the lighter formulations with natural anti-redness and sun-healing herbs mentioned above like Aloe vera and Calendula or Oatmeal. Then for the T-zone, choose herbal ingredients that help keep excess oil and breakouts in check – like lavender, rosemary and green tea.
3. OILY SKIN
Despite the false myth that oily skin doesn’t need any additional moisture – the opposite is actually true. Even oily skin responds with more balanced oil production when you ADD moisture. Choose a lighter Vitamin infused serum or herbal formula that does double duty for oil production and anti-aging including Vitamin E, A, C and Rosemary.
4. DRY SKIN
To keep flakiness and wrinkles at bay, dry skin types still demand a heavier version of facial moisturizer for summer – a richer cream vs. a light lotion or serum. You might continue to use the same brand or formulation from your winter skincare routine, but spritz your face first with a refreshing toner or witch hazel to help dilute the cream and increase absorption. Choose herbal formulas that help your skin fight free-radicals and sun damage with natural Zinc Oxide and Vitamin E and C.
And as always, NO skin care facial routine would be complete without SPF or sun protection. The Vivoderm Zinc Repairing Facial Cream combines natural Zinc Oxide sun protection with an oil-based moisturizer and natural herbs to provide 15 SPF coverage for your daily routines. For longer sun exposure, use a higher SFP, like 50-60 when possible.
DERMSTORE Spring 2014 Product Features the Vivoderm Intense Moisturizer and a double package of our Anti-Aging Mask two-package deal.
“Struggling with extremely dry skin? The Vivoderm Intense Moisturizer offers instant relief, utilizing the repairing soothing and moisturizing powers of chamomile, aloe vera, coconut oil and antioxidants to keep your skin smooth supple and hydrated for up to 12 hours. (1.6oz) $43.95″
” The ultimate potion to add to your weekly routine. The Vivoderm Anti-Aging Mask! This 100% natural treatment addresses fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone with powerful botanicals like rosemary, mint and green tea. Just mix it with water, yogurt, aloe vera or any of your favorite oils! (3 pieces).”
May 2014, The Vivoderm Intense Moisturizer is featured in the DERMSTORE email blast.
See Vivoderm’s Anti Aging Mask in “TAKE A LOOK” Dermascope Magazine for May 2014!
“Vivoderm’s 100% HERBAL ANTI AGING MASK uses actual pulverized herbs along with natural proactive enzymes and vitamins to regenerate skin, reduce age spots and discoloration, boost vitamin intake and provide nutrients and antioxidants to the skin. The powdered mask can be custom-blended with natural ingredients of your choice to enhance the effectiveness. Mask kit comes with a ceramic mixing bowl and wooden scoop.”
Dermascope magazine features the Vivoderm Chamomile Body Butter, March 2014
The Chamomile Body Butter from Vivoderm contains gentle and safe ingredients with a light, refreshing scent to heal and moisturize the skin. The Body Butter contains Chamomile, lavender, cocoa butter, aloe vera and Vitamins A and E to prevent moisture loss by supplementing the skin’s own moisture levels.
Les Nouvelle Esthetique Magazine features the 100% herbal Anti Aging facial mask from Vivoderm in March 2014.
This 100% herbal and natural mask is designed to wake up and invigorate your skin. Made from pure pulverized herbs and no chemicals.
If you suffer from damaged and dull facial skin, and would like to brighten and smooth your skin, this is the mask for you.
Last year, Les Nouvelle Esthetiques and Spa Magazine (LNE & Spa) announced the nominees for the 2014 LNE & Spa BEST distinction. The four nominees in 32 product and equipment categories were selected by the LNE educational committee. Winners of the sought after BEST title in each category, were then selected by valued readers of the magazine – including professional estheticians, spa owners and beauty fans across the United States.
The Vivoderm Chamomile Body Butter was nominated and won BEST GREEN PRODUCT of 2014, beating out fellow nominees, Eminence Organic Skincare, Aveda and Coola.
Thank you to all those who voted for us!
The full magazine can be viewed at the LNE website : http://www.lneonline.com/
WINTER SKIN CARE during the long winter months means your skin needs protection from cold weather and reduced humidity. Switching to winter-friendly products can keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful. Following are some great tips to keep your skin glowing and healthy all winter long.
DRINK LOTS of WATER and HOT HERBAL TEAS:
Proper hydration and water consumption is very important to keeping our bodies healthy and our skin from cracking and itching in low humidity and heated environments. Be sure to drink at least 64oz of water per day. Replacing plain water with herbal teas is also beneficial for the warming properties and natural herbal benefits such as anti- inflammatory Chamomile or tummy-soothing Peppermint. Try to stay away from caffeinated beverages, as these can actually increase dehydration.
Water gives the skin a radiant, healthy, younger looking complexion, reduces wrinkles and allows skin to maintain its elasticity and suppleness. Keeping skin hydrated from the outside in – such as using lotions and skin moisturizers – is commonly needed more often in cold, dry months like winter.
USE A QUALITY MOISTURIZER
When there is a change of the epidermal (top, exposed layer of skin) barrier and reduced water content in the top layer of skin, moisturizers are a key component of basic skin care. They are used to restore the protective barrier function of the skin, to cover tiny tears or cracks, to provide a soothing protective film and increase the water-content of the epidermis. They may, slow evaporation of the skin’s moisture, thereby maintaining hydration and improving the appearance of dry and aging skin.
Ingredients that aid skin hydration and smoothness are: Aloe Vera, Jojoba oil, Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid.
KEEP HEATING ELEMENTS AT A LOWER TEMPERATURE
Water consumption and moisturizing is not the only factor in keeping skin hydrated and moist. Many external elements can be damaging and drying to the skin, such as too-hot baths or showers and keeping your indoor heat on high temperatures. Also consider using a humidifier in your room or office, since it returns the moisture into the air and help the skin stay hydrated.
CHANGE YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
During the winter, cold temperatures can lead to dry and cracked skin. Switch to a mild soap or cream facial cleanser to help keep your skin smooth and soft as opposed to dry and tight after washing. Products that contain natural moisture such as Aloe vera are also excellent, since they are not harsh on dry, winter skin.
Winter air literally sucks moisture from your skin, so moisturizing is a crucial step in winter skin care. Even more important to moisturizing is choosing the right product. Products containing mineral oil, almond oil, or avocado oil work especially well since they keep the skin hydrated without clogging pores.
Moisturizing right after a warm shower will help seal in the water and prevent dry skin.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM UV RAYS
Just because it is cold outside does not mean you should toss your sunscreen tube. Even when you can’t feel the heat, the sun is still emitting harmful UVA and UVB rays, so it still important to protect your skin. Apply a moisturizer that contains an SPF of at least 15, or use products containing zinc oxide, which acts as a natural barrier between your skin and the sun. Surprisingly, the sun’s reflective power on snow can be as high as 80%, so it is possible to be sunburned after spending a day on the ski slopes without sun protection.
Don’t forget to help your lips battle harsh winter conditions with plenty of lip balm as well.
Winter skin care may differ from summer skin care in the type of products used, but the regimen for healthy skin is the same year round: cleanse, moisturize and protect.
If your skin still feels oily after washing then it would be best if you add a skin toner in your daily beauty regimen. You might have seen skin toner on the shelves of the beauty and cosmetic supply store but never ever really gave a thought about buying or using it. It can be that you are not sure what exactly a toner does for you. Among all the skin care products traditional toners contains oils and moisturizers that aid in soothing your skin and improving skin texture and tone.
Facial toners help to moisturize and tighten the skin pores. If your toner consists of alcohol you should definitely stay away from it. The best thing for your skin is to use products that contain natural elements such as Green tea. With the help of a toner after cleansing your skin’s pH balance is naturally restored. Toners help to add a layer of protection by helping to close the pores and tightening the cell gaps after cleansing. This lessens the penetration of impurities in your skin. Among all the skin products a toner is extremely essential for your beauty regimen.
If you are browsing the stores for natural skin care products then try to choose a toner made from all the potent natural ingredients. Vivoderm Natural Skin care offers a facial toner which is infused with Green tea and grape seed extract. It is completely free from alcohol and can be used daily. It is filled with herbal astringents and minerals which normalizes your skin. Before you use the toner you can use a natural facial cleanser which is also offered by Vivoderm. If you incorporate these products in your daily beauty routine then you will surely be benefited with beautiful, glowing skin!
As the Christmas season is upon us, many are warming up with hot cups of cocoa topped with marshmallows. But did you know that marshamallow is actually an HERB that is beneficial for your skin?
The marshmallow plant grows in wet and damp areas such as marshes and meadows. The leaves and roots of the plant have medicinal uses. They are dried and preserved for later use. The plant has been used for curing diseases for centuries. From chapped skin to sore throats it helps in healing many skin and health complications. Marshmallow is also considered great for irritated, chapped skin.
The powdered or shredded marshmallow herb is combined with water to form a paste. It is then spread on a clean cloth and then applied on the skin. However, now you don’t have to go into all that trouble as there are many natural skin care products in which you will find this ingredient.
Lab tests have confirmed that the root extracts of this plant has anti-inflammatory properties that act on the human tissue in treating scrapes, cuts, and other types of wounds and skin conditions. This product forms an integral ingredient in creams and ointments that are useful in curing bodily abscesses and acne. The root not only has anti-inflammatory properties but also aids in cell immunity. It also helps to soften the skin and giving it a smooth appearance. If you are looking for a natural product with marshmallow that will help to smooth your skin then you can try out Vivoderm’s anti aging mask.
This aging skin care product is absolutely miraculous. It contains no chemicals or preservatives and helps in skin repair and rejuvenation. The actual marshmallow herb is used in this product. Hence, you will be able to reap its benefits to the fullest as you get back smoother and younger-looking skin with its regular use.
Nowadays most people are choosing to go natural for treating their skin. If you want to avoid harsh chemicals, you must choose a skincare brand that helps to clean, replenish and heal at the same time. The best brand for you would be Vivoderm. It believes in harnessing nature’s powers to restore, repair and protect your skin. The natural skin care products are safe for all types of skin.
This reputed herbal skin care brand use nature’s most potent ingredients in their products that help in healing your skin. Our skin absorbs a lot of things that comes it in contact with. All day long it is exposed to a lot of chemicals and pollutants that are harmful for the skin. Hence, it is of utmost importance that you use natural skin care products that would be beneficial for your skin.
Vivoderm offers a wide range of products that you can consider for healing your skin. From their famous 100% herbal anti acne mask to their anti aging kit, there are plenty of products to choose from. Since the Vivoderm line is so rich and effective, you will be able to save money too.
If you are unsure whether the natural skin care products will work on your skin then you can order for a sample kit for just $1. It is an affordable and convenient way to try out the product line offered by the brand. The kit contains the full line of facial creams – zinc and intense moisturizer, foot and body cream along with a large face mask sample for anti-aging.
You can also buy the products in packages that will work out more reasonable for you. Some of the package deals include the cleanser and toner package, sun damage duo, and anti-wrinkle bundle.
Give your skin the nutrient-rich healing it deserves and avoid the chemicals.
Lavender is part of the mint family and has sweet smelling purple flowers. Earlier, it was used for washing clothes and as a bath scent. Skin care products with lavender claim to have huge benefits. You can use this oil effectively for treating your skin naturally . Natural skin care products like facial moisturizers or eye creams use lavender to reduce inflammation and help heal skin. Lavender has been known to be quite effective for treating skin burns and healing wounds.
You can add a few drops of lavender oil in cool water or a natural carrier oil to treat your skin. You can also make a cool compress and use it for treating sunburn. It is very soothing for your skin when you treat sunburns with this natural oil. Lavender oil is beneficial for acne too. You can dab some oil on your pimples with a cotton pad and it will act as a natural antibiotic. Lavender oil has antibiotic properties and is highly beneficial for your skin. With this natural skin care product you will be able to moisturize and tone your skin.
One more tip: you can use it on stretch marks three times a day for effective fading .
Lavender is one of the main ingredients in Vivoderm’s anti-aging eye cream. The cream repairs, hydrates, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is filled with other exotic herbs, minerals, and vitamins that are beneficial for the skin around the eyes. It helps to soften lines and prevents the occurrence of any future wrinkles. You will surely be able to get rid of ‘crows feet’ when you are using this product.