Posts Tagged ‘moisturizer’

Sweet Almond Oil In Skin Care Products

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Sweet Almond Oil is an ingredient commonly found in natural skin care products with a wide array of uses. Almond oil is typically used as a base, blended with water or hydrosols, to create skin creams, lotions and other skin care products. Almond oil also used as carrier oil for mixing or diluting pure essential oils. It is extremely beneficial for the skin. It is great for all skin types and helps in easing itching, irritation and dryness. It can be blended for aromatherapy as massage oil – easing muscle pain and inflammation. It is inexpensive and is absorbed in the skin fairly quickly and works well for all skin types.

Natural Almond Oil consists of Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B, D and E that improves the skin health to a great extent. Personal care therapists use it for pedicures and manicures as it aids in softening the skin. This oil has also been used effectively for reducing stretch marks. It can be used for face massages which will help to enhance your complexion and reduce dry skin and fine lines. Facial creams that contain Almond Oil soften the skin and reduce wrinkles and dry patches. Due to the high vitamin content, you can also use this oil for reducing under eye dark circles.

Natural ingredients to promote healthy skin

Natural ingredients to promote healthy skin

Sweet Almonds are the almonds that we typically eat. The almonds are pressed – much like olives – to create the oil, which can then be used as a skin care ingredient or even for culinary uses. Contrary to popular knowledge, the almond is not a nut but actually a drupe, or what is called a “stone fruit,” like a peach that grows with a soft fleshy outer shell surrounding a hard inner shell with a seed inside. Presently, the largest producer of almonds is USA, most of which comes from the state of California. Spain too is known for its high quality almonds.

Among different natural skin products almond oil is one of the best natural moisturizers to help nourish and soften the skin. Almond oils act as a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. By helping your skin stay healthy you obtain a more youthful look. So, you should always go for a natural skin moisturizer that contains sweet almond oil or a similar natural oil, like jojoba or coconut, etc.

Vivoderm is dedicated to creating the most natural products containing the purest ingredients. We use almond oil along with many other natural oils in almost all of our natural face and body creams, including our Intense Moisturizer, Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream and Body Butters. All designed to moisturize dehydrated skin and provide a boost of natural vitamins to help make a more beautiful and healthy you!

Vivoderm Anti Aging Daily Moisturizer

Written by Vivoderm Admin on . Posted in Vivoderm Press

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.”

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Coconut Oil and Natural Skincare

Written by Vivoderm Admin on . Posted in Fundamentals, Natural Skincare

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.

Coconut oil for skin hydration and healing

Coconut Oil provides excellent healing and hydration for skin all year round

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.

Intense Skin Moisturizer For Extra Dry Skin

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Dry skin is a problem that you may face all year round. In addition, your skin can become extremely dry if you are using harsh cosmetic products. So, it becomes essential on your part to treat your extra dry skin so you can get back that soft and smooth skin naturally.

Vivoderm intense moisturizer
vivoderm intense moisturizer

Intense skin moisturizer is designed to reduce water loss from the outermost skin layer. Moreover, to prevent dryness they act as a barrier against dirt and soot that makes your skin pores smaller and provides a feeling of smoothness.

Vivoderm’s intense moisturizer is absolutely ideal for dry skin conditions. This skin care cream is designed to quench dehydrated skin. The moisturizer consists of a combination of vitamins, plants, minerals and anti-oxidants that penetrate the skin for optimal moisturizing. It leaves your skin feeling hydrated for up to 12 hours.

By using Vivoderm’s intense moisturizer regularly you will be able to get back that fresh glow in your skin. Even if you have the driest complexion, you need not worry because this skin moisturizer will treat your skin so to be younger and healthier looking.

DRY SKIN TIP: Besides using this skin cream on a daily basis you must also make sure that you don’t take long hot baths in the winter months. You can try out lukewarm showers so that the natural moisture from your skin is not easily lost. You should also drink lots of water so that you are able to increase the natural moisture level of your body by staying hydrated all day long.

Quick Skincare Tips for Fall

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Cool weather and falling leaves signal the time to get your moisturizing skincare routine in place for the upcoming winter.  Yes, autumn is a time of transition and your skin suffers if you do not properly take care of it. Not only do you have to repair skin damage from the effects of the summer sun, you also have to prepare it for the coming winter months. Now that it is officially fall you will have to make changes to your skincare routine.

Although your skin remains covered during this time it is always proper to treat your skin so that it can look absolutely beautiful. The first thing that you need to do is analyze your skin type. If you already suffer from dry skin, for your fall skincare regimen, maybe you need to change your shower gel and select a soap-free one, which is hydrating for your skin. A creamy body wash is absolutely ideal for this time. Using an oil-based scrub is most beneficial because you get the benefits of exfoliation along with hydrating oils. You also need to moisturize daily so that you can keep dry skin at bay. The ideal time to apply your moisturizing lotion would be after you have taken a shower to allow skin the maximun absorbtion benefit.

And don’t forget your sunscreen lotion. It is still a daily essential and you must use a minimum of SPF 15 every time you go out in the sun. Never forget to include feet care in your skincare routine. This will ensure that you can shift back to your sandals when the time comes without any hassle. Indulge yourself by purchasing a new hand cream and moisturize your hands daily so that you can have soft and supple hands throughout fall and into the winter.

Skincare Tips for the Summer Months

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During summer you need to take extra care of your skin so that you do not suffer from any skin problems. It is not required that your skin takes the brunt of the heat. Some effective tips can help you stay fresh and hydrated even in the sultry months.

During summer your body loses a lot of moisture. Hence, you need to replenish it by drinking as much water as possible. Water is a natural

Four Step Natural Facial Skin Care for Men

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Today more than ever, men are concerned with skin care and taking care of their skin. Most skin care lines are geared toward women and concerns that women have with skin health, while few are geared towards men’s skin health. The following are easy and fast tips for men to follow to start taking care of their skin, without the confusion of too many products or steps. Men’s skin care should include a daily face wash, a mild facial scrub, proper shaving techniques, and a moisturizer containing sunscreen.

Benzoyl Peroxide and Tretinoin

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When applying antiacne drugs to the skin, people should be careful not to get the medicine in the eyes, mouth, or inside the nose. They should not put the medicine on skin that is wind burned, sunburned, or irritated, and not apply it to open wounds.

Because antiacne drugs such as benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin irritate the skin slightly, users should avoid doing anything that might cause further irritation. They should wash the face with mild soap and water only two or three times a day, unless the physician says to wash it more often. They should also avoid using abrasive soaps or cleansers and products that might dry the skin or make it peel, such as medicated cosmetics, cleansers that contain alcohol, or other acne products that contain resorcinol, sulfur, or salicylic acid.

If benzoyl peroxide or tretinoin make the skin too red or too dry or cause too much peeling, the user should check with a physician. Using the medicine less often or using a weaker strength may be necessary. Benzoyl peroxide can irritate the skin of people with skin of color and cause darkened spots called hyperpigmentation on the skin. Benzoyl peroxide may discolor hair or colored fabrics.

ORAL DRUGS. Oral antibiotics are taken daily for two to four months. The drugs used include tetracycline, erythromycin, minocycline (Minocin), doxycycline, clindamycin (Cleocin), and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra). Possible side effects include allergic reactions, stomach upset, vaginal yeast infections, dizziness, and tooth discoloration.

The goal of treating moderate acne is to decrease inflammation and prevent new comedones from forming. One effective treatment is topical tretinoin, used along with a topical or oral antibiotic. A combination of topical benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin is also very effective. Improvement is normally seen within four to six weeks, but treatment is maintained for at least two to four months.

Special Conditions

People who have certain medical conditions or who are taking certain other medicines may have problems if they use antiacne drugs. Before using these products, the physician should be informed about any of the following conditions.

ALLERGIES. Anyone who has had unusual reactions to etretinate, isotretinoin, tretinoin, vitamin A preparations, or benzoyl peroxide in the past should let the physician know before using an antiacne drug. The physician should also be told about any allergies to foods, dyes, preservatives, or other substances.

PREGNANCY. Teens who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should check with a physician before using tretinoin or benzoyl peroxide. Isotretinoin causes birth defects in humans and must not be used during pregnancy.

OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS. Before using antiacne drugs applied to the skin, people with any of these medical problems should make sure their physicians are aware of their conditions:
• Eczema. Antiacne drugs that are applied to the skin may make this condition worse.
• Sunburn or raw skin. Antiacne drugs that are applied to the skin may increase the pain and irritation of these conditions.

In people with certain medical conditions, isotretinoin may increase the amount of triglyceride (a fatty-substance) in the blood. This may lead to heart or blood vessel problems. Before using isotretinoin, adolescents with any of the following medical problems should make sure their physicians are aware of their conditions:

• alcoholism or heavy drinking, currently or in the past
• diabetes or family history of diabetes (Isotretinoin may change blood sugar levels.)
• family history of high triglyceride levels in the blood
• severe weight problems

Using antiacne drugs with certain other drugs may affect the way the drugs work or may increase the chance of side effects.