What is Ferulic Acid and why does your skin need it?

skin care benefits of Ferulic Acid - Anti aging products

Ferulic acid is a potent natural, plant-based antioxidant that acts as a self-preserving, protective element for the fruit or plant hence a number of ingredients in our CELL INFUSE products.

It is a naturally occurring AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) which can exfoliate the uppermost layers of skin when formulated correctly and is also part of the hydroxycinnamic acids family – a class of aromatic acids or phenylpropanoids.

Ferulic acid has come into the spotlight due to its free radical scavenging ability and its capability to synergistically boost the effectiveness of other antioxidants, such as Vitamins A, C, and E.

Like other antioxidants, ferulic acid is designed to reduce the aging effects that damaging free radicals have on our skin.

Benefits of Ferulic Acid in Skin Care Products:

  • Ferulic Acid benefits for skinAssists in skin’s regeneration of healthy cells.
  • Supports collagen production
  • Helps to improve the skin’s natural barrier function
  • Brightens the skin, improves texture & evens uneven skin tone
  • Suitable for all skin types – particularly aging and sun damaged skin
  • Works well as a preventative anti-aging product
  • Protects overall skin integrity by reducing the development of fine lines, spots, and wrinkles
  • Helps to stabilise and enhance the efficacy of Vitamin C and E
  • Fights off free radicals!

Why Does Our Skin Loves Ferulic Acid?

Oxidative stress in the skin’s tissue is a key reason why our skin ages. This oxidative stress is caused by free radicals overtaking our skins antioxidant defence and can result in visible signs of aging such as wrinkles, dullness, age spots and loss of elasticity. It’s important to boost the levels of antioxidants in our skin, as they are there to fight free radicals and prevent damage from occurring in the first place.

In one study it suggests that ferulic acid has the potential to offer twice the amount of photoprotection when combined with Vitamins C and E. It was also noted that such antioxidant combinations could reduce someone’s risk of future photo-aging and, possibly, skin cancer, That makes these native limes even more exciting!

CELL INFUSE Regenisis Vitamin Serum contains Ferulic Acid and is on sale now. Click here for details.

Regenisis Vitamin Serum contains Ferulic Acid

 

Prickly Pear Benefits for Skin

Prickly Pear benefits for skinPrickly Pear is very powerful and one of my favourite ingredients because of the numerous benefits it offers when it comes to moisturizing and softening skin. You see the seeds of the fruit are extremely high in essential fatty acids.

Oil pressed from prickly pears consists of 60% linoleic acid. This fat is key in stimulating healthy skin cell production and replacing old skin cells.

As a result, prickly pear oil soothes even the driest skin and leaves it softer. Linoleic acid allows the oil to penetrate deep into your skin without leaving a greasy residue. But it also has a low oleic acid content. That makes prickly pear oil non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores or lead to breakouts. That’s good news!!!

But wait – there’s more!!! Prickly Pear is also rich in Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant and free radical scavenger. It combats cell damage that leads to skin aging. It also supports cell renewal and reduces the look of wrinkles, age spots, and under-eye circles.

One reason Prickly Pear has so many health benefits is that it has a wealth of antioxidants. It has potent pigments called betalains that have powerful anti-aging effects. In fact, Prickly Pear has higher levels of these super-antioxidants than other red and purple foods like açai, pomegranate, blueberries, goji berries or beets. The high antioxidant activity of betalains stimulates cell renewal, leaving you with new, glowing skin.

Prickly Pear for younger looking skin

This cactus is also rich in amino acids. These building blocks of protein stimulate collagen production. That helps skin stay firm while it tightens up skin pores for a young fresh look.

Now you can see why I am excited about including Prickly Pear in our organic and natural skin care. Check out these four:

CELL INFUSE Hydrating Cleanser with Lime Caviar
STEMULATE
GLOW Mask
Power Scrub

Prickly Pear has such a noticeable impact on the skin and the beauty is that you can use these products with confidence knowing they naturally work in harmony with your skin.

Along with…

  1. Supporting Cell Renewal
  2. Stimulating Collagen production
  3. Reducing the look of wrinkles, age spots and puffiness.
  4. Firms and tightens up skin pores.

skin care products containing prickly pear

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Staying Healthy As We Reach 40 Plus

The key to staying healthy and active no matter what your age

healthy lifeI don’t believe for a moment that ageing, and the ‘symptoms’ that come with it, is inevitable. You can stay healthy, energised, flexible and sharp into your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, I am living proof of this!

There are many things you can do to protect your body, mind and skin from the passing of time, but there is one proven thing you simply must do – it’s my number one tip for staying healthy and active, and here it is: fight inflammation.

An unhealthy inflammatory response in the body is linked to many health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, varicose, veins and autoimmune disease. It also causes our bodies, minds and skin to age faster than it should.

Maintaining a healthy inflammatory response body-wide is the single most effective way to keep your body and mind functioning optimally as you get older.

The one thing you must do for a health body and mind

what are free radicalsFree radicals are oxidised toxins that accelerate the aging process, and they’re everywhere. Free radicals are in the air we breathe and the water we drink. They’re in the food we eat. Alcohol and cigarettes are absolutely loaded with damaging free radicals.

Then there’s stress, toxins from personal-care products, pesticides and chemicals, lack of exercise… All of these increase levels of these health-demons.

In other words, you are under constant attack from the inside out.

Not only do free radicals make you look and feel older, they disrupt your body’s healthy inflammatory response and contribute to everything from joint problems, to heart issues, to cognitive decline, to deteriorating vision. Free radicals also damage the mitochondrial cells – your body’s energy “power plants” – contributing to fatigue and low energy levels.

I’m sure you’ve seen how an apple begins to turn brown soon after having its skin peeled? Well, this degeneration of the apple’s cells is called singlet oxidation. This same degenerative process turns metal into rust – and that’s what’s happening to your body when it is loaded up with free radicals.

Defy your age by doing this one thing

carotenoids-for-longevityUnquestionably, free-radical-fighting antioxidants are the key to promoting a healthy inflammatory response. However, some antioxidants prove to be better than others.

I personally focus on specific carotenoid molecules, as these are some of the most powerful antioxidant available anywhere on earth. These naturally occurring pigments give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colours and have names like lycopene (found in red tomatoes) and beta-carotene (found in orange carrots), lutein, canthaxanthin (the gold in chanterelle mushrooms), zeaxanthin in capsicums, kiwi fruit, corn, grapes, and oranges.

This is it: my number one anti-ageing anti-inflammatory tip.

heart healthHaving a rich source of these powerful antioxidants in your diet, through supplements and in your skincare ensures you are winning the war against free radicals and will be able to have fun and play with your grandchildren right into your 70s, 80s and even 90s!

At LifeCell Australia we are dedicated to providing you with both. Powerful Superfoods to provide the nutritional boost you need and toxin free, organic skincare to allow you to avoid that free radical bombardment. Partner with us and enjoy these products.

Yours in good health,

Judy and the LCA Team.