Day Cream Vs Night Cream

I am often asked do I need both?  Well, I’m always keen to work with people to help them achieve their ultimate skincare desires, to have results & seeing for them a more youthful glowing skin. We know our skin does its renewing and repairing when you are sleeping, right?

layers of the skin diagramWhen it comes to a day cream protection is the key focus. We know a light cream is ideal under our make up always for a smoother look, but for night time when repair is taking place you require ingredients to enhance cell growth, good lipids that will penetrate deep down into the dermis and extracts to renew and assist collagen to rebuild.

Wearing a moisturiser with SPF or applying a BB protective cream over your moisturiser during the day will protect your skin from premature aging & having antioxidants and CoQ10 are essential in the formulation. We know sun exposure is hard to avoid, and is so very damaging however over the years it can be damaging and will increase wrinkles and lines – hence aging, also skin discoloration which is a big concern today.

Let’s have a look what else is required for our day cream. We need ingredients with good hydration, plumping and firming some day moisturisers contain repairing antioxidants, peptides and some stem cells which all combine to improve skin tone and also help prevent premature aging.

skin repair while you sleep

So, what does a night cream do?  Night creams are generally thicker, nourishing and richer as this is when the repair is done. For a more beautiful you!!!. Night creams are designed to be repairing and regenerating and to address signs of aging.

They may include ingredients like retinoids (Vitamin A) and extracts to enhance collagen production, skin smoothing, and even out pigmentation stem cells and peptides for cell renewal. I am a great believer that formulations should contain Vitamin C, A and B – these are paramount.  It is worth noting that these are best in night formulas because they can make your skin sensitive to daylight/sun.

If you suffer from dry flaky skin on your face or neck, then the best night cream will contain hydrating ingredients A rich formula that combines a number of essential oils, inchi, carrot seed  jojoba, avocado and rosehip will prevent dryness and flaking, as the skin will absorb them during the night to give you a smoother firmer look.  For fighting fine lines and wrinkles, a good night cream will also contain collagen-stimulating and plumping extracts along with the replacement of hyaluronic acid.

Day cream vs night cream… well, if you are someone only wanting one moisturiser, either choose a day cream for both day and night cream with most of the night nutrients in small quantities.

 

 

 

Beautiful Skin! And the products that hold the answer

We now know our skin needs two things to be beautiful: Water, and… Good nutrition.

As you age, your skin loses the ability to hold water and take in nutrients. That leads to dry, sagging skin. But we do have good news for you. You simply need an effective way to keep water in your cells and get more of the nutrients you need. Here’s how it works:

Step 1 – Cleanse Your Skin of All Impurities
Use our Organic Hydrating Cleanser with Lime Caviar

Step 2 – For protecting your skin from the sun, pollution, free radicals, and the destructive effects of aging
Use our No1 product CELL INFUSE Restore Cream to help your face look younger by restoring youthful energy levels inside the cell, and protecting against future damage.
Follow with Advanced Moisture Repair Hyaluronic Acid with Magnesium. And a little of CoQ10 Complex.

smooth hydrated beautiful skinWhen your skin cells have enough water, they hold their shape. That means your skin feels taut and elastic. The key is water… or more importantly, the nutrient that helps attract and retain water. I’m talking about hyaluronic acid (HA). HA puts back the water you lose with age. And that helps restore the tight, elastic shape you remember from your youthful days. When you retain enough moisture and give your skin the nutrients it needs, the youthful skin returns.

WE know at LifeCell Australia we want you to have beautiful skin, with results that will have friends and family asking you the question what are you doing?

For results and…

  • Better, brighter complexion
  • The appearance of more even colour and better tone
  • No irritation or burning (safe Non Toxic products)
  • Soothing, moisturizing quality with a smooth surface feel
  • Smaller, tighter pores
  • Tight, elastic skin, smoother and wrinkles decreased

Here’s to more beautiful skin,
Judy and the Team

Does your moisturizer REALLY penetrate your skin?

Have you ever spent a lot of money on a moisturizer full of impressive-sounding ingredients, used it for some months and really never noticed a difference in your skin? I have done this many times and it’s incredibly frustrating.

moisturizing your skin naturallySome products are full of everything they need to transform your skin, except one small thing: a way to deliver it. Their structure is not correct. It’s as if the moisturizer shows up on your doorstep with everything you need, but never knocks, so the package never makes it inside. And what good is a great moisturizer if it’s never actually delivered into the skin?

This always concerned me until I started understanding molecular structure, then found native extracts that had the ability to penetrate through the epidermis going down to the dermis which is 10 – 40 times thicker than the epidermis. That is where rejuvenation work needs to happen.

You may think that all you need to do to moisturize your skin is to apply a product. After all, the moisturizer and the skin are touching, right?

Unfortunately, that’s not enough. If the skin can’t absorb the moisturizer and deliver those powerful ingredients to every layer, you’re just going to wash it all off in the morning.

The good news is that with the right key, your moisturizer can unlock the door to your skin. There are two ways to achieve the penetration and in turn results.

One way to do this is through phospholipids. Phospholipids are made up of two fatty acids (long chain of hydrogen and carbon molecules attached to a glycerol head). Your skin contains its own lipids that interact well with phospholipids, allowing them to pass the skin barrier. Because of this, phospholipids provide a great transdermal delivery system. They also have strong tissue affinity, are biodegradable and have almost no toxicity. So if you want to make sure your moisturizer is actually going to do you any good, one way is to look for presence of phospholipids (fatty acids).

The second approach is to use selected native extracts. These are equally effective at transporting key ingredients through the dermis and epidermis. By utilising phospholipids and native extracts, we’ve created a range that works with all skin types. You’ll enjoy fewer wrinkles and smoother, more vibrant skin.

natural skin moisturizerTry Cell Infuse Restore Cream and Body Custard to utilise the power of phospholipids or Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum, Glow Mask, Power Scrub and Hydrating Cleanser with Lime Caviar to experience our highly effective native extracts range.

In the next two months, we’ll be releasing two more products that contain both delivery agents. Most importantly, don’t turn back to old style moisturisers that lack the ability to truly penetrate and rejuvenate your skin.

Here’s to healthy, hydrated skin,
Judy and the Team.

Make time for YOU with this indulgent routine, you will love the results.

skin care routineAs I moved into my sixties I knew there had to be more to my skin care regime.

As you age, the amount of collagen in your skin declines drastically. This ongoing process is typically accelerated by factors like exposure to sunlight and environmental pollutions, as well as inflammation. As a result we lose firmness, the skin starts to sag and wrinkles and lines form. Yes we can take Collagen internally, but I do say to you, know the source of the collagen! The best way to add collagen.

So before you consider Botox or Collagen Injections? Stop!!! We have the answer – I wish I had started this regime back in my forties, but it is never too late.

The answer…. Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid

Vitamin CUnlike Botox and collagen injections, which can leave your skin bruised, sore and even puffy— not to mention proned to itching, and infection — these new additions to your skincare regime can be your little secret! No one will ever look at you and notice the tell-tale signs that you’ve “had work done.”

What you may not know is that Vitamin C, as well as the many health benefits we are aware of, is also a vital component in the body’s production of collagen, which is essential for firm, smooth, youthful-looking skin. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant that has been shown to help rejuvenate aging and sun-damaged skin.

Long before scientists even examined the effects of Vitamin C on the skin, natives were using Vitamin C-rich rose hips and petals to make a paste for healing and moistening their skin. These are the results you can experience when you use the right Vitamin C topically, along with nutrients to unlock the magic of Vitamin C.

You’ll notice more radiant skin almost immediately with results that get better over time! The stabilized, lipid-soluble Vitamin C found in Regenisis provides powerful support for increased collagen production, antioxidant protection and smooth, firm, even-toned, healthy skin.

hyaluronic acid for smooth skinIt is further enhanced with hyaluronic acid in the mornings (CELL Infuse Advanced Moisture Repair). This naturally occurring polysaccharide provides moisture, firmness and suppleness. As you age, your skin’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid decline, and applying it to your skin’s surface results in softer, smoother, more hydrated skin. It also gently accelerates skin cell renewal with the organic potent extracts and vitamins helping to gently exfoliate the skin, without irritating it. As well as these organic ingredients providing additional phytonutrient benefits.

Regenisis Vitamin Serum contains only pure, organic ingredients along with vitamin C, A, B3,B5 & E. Unlike most anti-aging creams and serums, which can be loaded with chemicals and harsh ingredients, CELL Infuse Regenisis Serum contains only pure, and potent ingredients— no artificial fragrances, parabens, phthalates or other toxic chemicals.

So here’s your new indulgent skincare regime for firmness, collagen to smooth out wrinkles and lines:-

As you use this regime…

You will see the difference, you will start receiving complements, some immediately, others of you it will take a little longer, but they will come.

Recently I had a beautiful lady in her seventies sharing how her skin has improved with the Regenisis plus pack products, along with a young person who has suffered with a skin condition eczema, now all cleared up. I guarantee you will see the change!

Here’s to a more beautiful you!

Judy & Team

 

Why are the Eyes Different?

When you look at someone you focus on their eyes. Am I right?

aging skin careTherefore to look younger, we need to concentrate our efforts on the areas that matter most – that is what others will see first. For that reason, I love to work on my eye area as this area of the face is where we are drawn to when we make eye contact. If our eyes are shining and bright and the skin around is good, that will be where there focus will stay. For me the eyes are the windows to the soul, so we can never have too much help in this area. As you study/learn about facial expressions, we can tell so very much from the eyes, forehead and around the mouth as to the person’s health or concerns they may be experiencing.

Where do I start when I see the signs of aging? you ask.

Sometimes, however, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Fortunately, researchers recently released a couple of new studies that offer some guidance.

wrinkles on the skinOur skin contains sebaceous glands, which secrete oil to lubricate the skin and help protect it. However, our sebaceous glands are not evenly distributed across our faces. This study found that wrinkles tend to be deeper in areas with fewer sebaceous glands, particularly the areas around the eyes.

From a number of selected Japanese people from ages 20 to 90, the researchers determined that the more sebaceous glands present in the forehead, the shallower the wrinkles in that area. The area just outside the corner of the eye doesn’t have these glands, so this may be why wrinkles deepen faster there. The researchers do caution us that because their research was only on Japanese people results may be different for others.

hydration for skin careHowever, their work does raise an important reminder: the skin around the eye is delicate, and it needs special attention. Left untreated, it often wrinkles faster and more deeply than the rest of our skin. As the first study indicated, this can cause us to look older.

Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do
 to keep the skin around our eyes looking young.

  1. First, drink plenty of water. Hydration is essential to flushing toxins out of the skin and keeping skin elastic and healthy.
  2. Second, get plenty of sleep. I don’t have to tell you that the skin around your eyes doesn’t look healthy when you aren’t well rested.
  3. Third, use LifeCell Anti-Aging Cream, lightly around the eye area, and those people with puffy or bags LifeCell Under eye Cooling Treatment, with a little CELL Infuse Advanced Moisture Repair over it in the mornings, and CELL Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum only at night. Protect your skin from the sun, with our CELL Infuse BB Cream with protection, along with a good pair of sunglasses.
  4. Fourth. Good health internally will allow the eyes to shine and become the windows to the soul.

Here’s to more beautiful eyes,
Judy & the LCA Team

Do We Need To Take Collagen & Increase Our Elastin?

layers of skinThe skin, a wonder of life that constantly renews itself, consists of three layers. The first, the hypodermis, is the deepest layer. The dermis is the intermediate layer, and the epidermis is the third and last, making up the outer shell that creates our aesthetic appearance.

But the skin also possesses a mysterious structure. This structure serves as a kind of “glue” that ensures that all skin cells adhere perfectly. This perfect glue is called “collagen” and is the most important skin protein.

What is collagen?

collagen benefits for skinCollagen is a group of proteins that together form the building blocks for your skin (and connective tissue); it makes up the majority of the dermis, the layer of skin just below the surface. Collagen gives our skin volume, flexibility and strength, and makes it look healthy and young.

What does collagen do?

Collagen gives skin its firmness, elasticity and resistance, creating important support for facial muscles and preventing the formation of wrinkles in the form of deep furrows. As our skin ages our natural production of collagen changes as well. The ‘glue ages’ and our skin becomes wrinkled – much like a balloon that creases when it loses air.

Now for the other part of the equation…

retinolCollagen is only half the story when it comes to youthful skin – another essential component is elastin, a protein that helps maintain your skin’s elasticity. Your body does not produce elastin after puberty so applying a natural retinol is one of the best ways to support your skins elasticity. It’s important you choose a natural source of retinol to minimise the toxic load on your body.

Retinol is effective because it is naturally absorbed through epidermis to the deeper layers that contain collagen and elastin. Here it helps to improve the production of new skin cell growth and repairs damaged cells caused by the sun, pollution and chemicals.

How to defy ‘ageing’ skin

collagen-capsulesWhen we say our skin is ‘ageing’, what we’re actually seeing is the naturally occurring collagen and elastin breaking down. The effects of this are wrinkles, sagginess and lines. LifeCell Collagen Booster capsules contain compounds and antioxidants to help us naturally build up and restore collagen. They contain three of the most powerful anti-ageing agents: collagen, of course, plus resveratrol and hyaluronic acid. Combined, these superheroes not only make us look younger, but feel younger on the inside.

CELL Infuse Naturel RetinylFor improving skin elasticity without chemicals, I developed CELL Infuse Natural Retinyl. The active ingredient, buriti, is rich in essential fatty acids assisting elasticity and firmness, and it greatly supports the production of collagen. The formulation also includes Vitamin E-rich beta-carotene and Vitamin C, both powerful antioxidants. CELL Infuse Natural Retinyl penetrates deep down into the lower layers of the epidermis to support collagen production and deeply moisturise your skin, making it look fresh and vibrant, no matter what your age.

Have you noticed more fine lines and wrinkles? Do you have any further questions about the role of collagen and elastin? Do let me know!

Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA Team

Retinol – The Wrinkle Fighting Ingredient

Wrinkle fighting benefits without sensitivity or irritation

When it comes to fighting signs of aging, particularly wrinkles, Retinol has been one of the biggest breakthroughs in the world of dermatology. Retinol is very effective at exfoliating the skin and promoting the development of new healthy cells and collagen.

retinol cream

Prescription-strength amounts can be very effective, but they aren’t for everyone. In fact, retinol in some cases is so powerful that even the amount found in many commercial products can be too much for people with sensitive skin, leaving them with irritation and redness rather than a smooth, youthful texture.

So are people with sensitive skin, or people who just want to choose a safer, more natural option doomed to miss out on the benefits of this great ingredient? Not at all! They have better options, and here’s why…

Retinol is actually a form of Vitamin A

Vitamin ABut Vitamin A itself doesn’t have much of an effect on skin. Instead, its active metabolite form, retinoic acid, is what does the heavy lifting. Retinoic acid is the active ingredient found in Retin A. This can be too harsh for many people with sensitive skin. And even people who do tolerate it fairly well typically shouldn’t use it on a daily basis.

There is a metabolic pathway that leads to retinoic acid. It looks something like this:

retinyl palmitate > retinol > retinaldehyde > retinoic acid.

The earlier a product is on the pathway, the gentler on the skin. More of it may be needed to get to the end goal of retinoic acid, since much is lost in the conversion process.

But the earlier these metabolites are on the pathway, the gentler they are on your skin. True, you may have to use more of them to see an effect, but that’s certainly a better option than swearing off retinol altogether or facing a consequence that you wish you had avoided.

 

Want to look and feel younger?

Want to Look and Feel Younger?

look and feel younger

You bet. We all do. Here’s what I’ve discovered in my very personal research. There are hundreds of skin care products out there, and I’ve tried a good number of them. Along the way, I’ve found some useful skin care tips and a few products that help somewhat. But nothing life changing.

Then I found a new way to look at the issue. What do those who’s lives actually depend on looking great all the time actually use? You know, the “pretty” people – the ones whose livelihood rests on how good they look. Having the most at stake, and the resources to find and buy the best products, these people know what works best.

Actors, models, and royalty are always in the news and getting their pictures taken, often without a moment’s notice. Would you like to know how they do it? Let’s find out exactly what the “beautiful” people use to keep their skin looking fresh and youthful, both in person and in front of cameras.

healthy livingOne of the products they brag about is LifeCell skin cream. However there are some fundamental skin care issues which everyone should know, regardless what beauty products they subsequently apply. Anti aging skin care has a lot to do with total body care. Taking care of the body is the best path to taking care of the skin. Anti aging skin care begins from within.

Here are some tips to look and feel younger:

1. Take supplements. (Taking a good daily vitamin is the place to start)
2. Eat a balanced diet
3. Stay out of direct sunlight.
4. Keep body weight down. (If body weight remains stable, skin care has a solid foundation to build upon.)
5. Watch your medications. (Check the medications you take to make sure they don’t affect your skin adversely)
6. Eat at regular intervals. (Skipping a meal a day or reducing food consumption may have a direct effect on skin. This occurs because of a reduction of insulin intake)

What Is Your Biggest Skin Problem?eye-wrinkles

* Crows Feet
* Bags under eyes
* Dark circles under eyes
* Acne scars
* Forehead wrinkles

These concerns can be addressed by using LifeCell anti-ageing cream.

It’s a common myth that you have to spend a fortune to look young and beautiful. While some extra cash doesn’t hurt, you really don’t need expensive injections or cosmetic surgery to look your best. The right anti wrinkle cream along with excellent lifestyle habits will do the job quite nicely. LifeCell cream is one of the most intriguing skin care products available today. Here’s why…

lifecell south beach skin care

1. It offers a complete age-fighting system in a single cream. Gone are the days of using one product for wrinkles, another for puffiness around the eyes and yet another for sagging skin. This all-in-one product does all that and more with only one cream to apply and one product to buy. It’s a fantastic deal all the way around.

2. Goes to work long-term to reduce wrinkles and fine lines – Here’s where the real work comes in. LifeCell will help reduce wrinkles with its special formulation of powerful age-fighting ingredients so that its temporary improvements will become long-term. In fact, the superior ingredients used is where the real value of this skin care treatment is found. And because it makes your skin better able to produce collagen, your face can continue to look fresh and renewed in the future.

Click here to order now or give us a call and talk to real person on 1300 850 533 (AU) or  0800 886 047 (NZ).

We would love to have some feed back after using the product – email us – enquiries@lifecellaustralia.com.au

What is Resveratrol?

what is resveratrolResveratrol is a 100% natural antioxidant found in red wine, with hundreds of studies indicating it may be one of the best things we can ever take for anti-aging.

Plants containing resveratrol include the grapes and skins of grapes that produce wine, raspberries, mulberries, blueberries and cranberries. It can also be found in peanuts, certain pine trees and in Japanese knotweed.

While Resveratrol helps to give you a youthful appearance, it actually extends your youth far beyond your skin…

Resveratrol can help slow the aging process and promote weight loss. It is said to help treat or prevent high cholesterol, inflammation, cancer and heart disease.

 

Lifecell Collagen Booster contains pure and ultra potency Resveratrol (125 mg per capsule), Hyaluronic Acid (amazing ingredient for reducing the appearance of wrinkles), and Super Anti-Oxidants (your single greatest enemy in the war against aging is free radicals, and our super-antioxidants help destroy those free radicals).

For a complete anti-aging solution… topical creams should be combined with the right dietary supplements that promote youth and beauty from the inside-out. That’s why LifeCell Collagen Booster was created and why it contains a very special ingredient called Resveratrol. Recommended dosage 2 a day. Do not take at night. 60 capsules per bottle.

Lifecell Collagen Booster

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5 Simple Habits to Beautiful Skin

Skin care rituals do not need to be complex. The simpler, the better. Below are some simple tried-and-true techniques you can follow to achieve radiant, healthy and beautiful skin:

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1. Cleansing Routine: The importance of a cleansing routine cannot be ignored. For normal to oily skin, cleanse your skin twice daily. Do it only once if your skin is dry. Use a mild, natural, inexpensive cleanser designed for your skin type. You may add a couple of drops of rose, spearmint, or orange essential oil to your cleanser to boost its cleaning effect and aromatic quality.

Cleansing your skin is especially important before going to bed, because your body excretes toxins through your skin as you sleep. If facial pores are clogged with makeup and dirt, breakouts can occur. If you perspire a lot in your line of work or exercise heavily, then rinse off and massage your body with a coarse cloth or loofah before retiring to remove salt and dead-skin buildup. Your skin needs to breathe while you sleep!


2. Exercise
: Try to exercise outside, to help oxygenate your cells with fresh air and facilitate waste removal through your skin. Exercises such as walking, biking, skating, and weight lifting improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. This translates into increased energy and a rosy complexion. If you live in a city, try to find a park in which to exercise. If city streets with all their pollution is your only outdoor option, exercising in a gym may be a better alternative.


3. Sleep, Blissful Sleep
: If you are sleep deprived, your skin will look dull, tired, and saggy. Your eyes will become puffy and your energy level will be less than desirable. Sleep. It’s the best-kept skin care secret there is!


4. Sunlight
: Ten to fifteen minutes of unprotected exposure to sunlight several times a week is essential to the health of your bones and skin. It helps your body absorb calcium as the skin has the ability to convert the sun’s rays into vitamin D. Sun exposure helps heal eczema, psoriasis, and acne, and energizes your body. Plus those warm rays just make you feel good all over. If your dermatologist advises you to avoid the sun, other sources of vitamin D include egg yolks, fish liver oil, vitamin-D-supplements organ meats, salmon, sardines, and herring.


5. Water
: Water helps move everything along. What goes in must go out. Impurities not disposed of in a timely manner via the internal organs (such as the kidneys, liver, lungs, and large intestine) will find an alternate exit. This alternate exit is your skin which is sometimes referred to as the “third kidney.” Pimples and rashes may develop as your body tries to unload its wastes through your skin. Eight to twelve, 8-ounce glasses of pure water a day combined with a fibrous diet will help cleanse your body of toxins and keep your colon functioning as it should. Water also keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized.

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