Body scrubs – my winner!

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Perhaps it will sound strange but I’ve actually never tried a body scrub before. Sometimes I used a face peeling for the whole body instead, but never a scrub. But you see, I have that habit that whenever my company introduces a new product, I have to test it first on my own skin, before I start recommending it to others. And that’s how I got to use a body scrub for the first time 😀

At the same time, coincidentally, I got a different scrub as a gift from my friend so I was testing both more or less at the same time. Also Colway International had one in their offer, so in the end I was testing THREE!!! 😀 One after another. All of them are rich in  very beneficial high quality oils and the skin felt amazing after application. What I loved most in all of them, was the fact that I didn’t have to apply a body lotion after taking a shower and the skin was silky soft in touch but it wasn’t oily at the same time.

I’ve tested these products:

At first, the choice was really hard. As I mentioned earlier all of those scrubs gave similar effects, all of them worked great as skin peelers and I liked the feeling of my skin afterwards. So lets have a closer look at each of them.

Purite scrub comes in a large glass jar (250ml), which is a big advantage, although you better don’t drop it in your bath, so be careful, it’s quite heavy. But I love the list of ingredients:

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  • Dead Sea salt
  • Sea Salt
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Avocado Oil
  • Green French clay
  • Lime Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Mica

The smell is also gorgeous, very refreshing and pleasant. I loved it! Also you can choose among 4 different types of body scrubs from their shop, and I’m sure each one will give you a different but equally pleasurable sensation. Cost: €18.00 (250ml).

Colway International has recently improved their Body Scrub formula. It comes in a flat plastic jar (200ml). The list of active ingredients is a bit different here (instead of salt as a peeling ingredient, we have sugar!):

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  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Mango Butter
  • Extract of Bladderwrack
  • Sugar Cane

And as you can expect, the smell of this scrub is quite sweet. I can’t really get that smell although it says it’s raspberry-mint… Hmm… I have to test it again, perhaps it’s the new formula and the sensation will be a bit different. This scrub felt a bit heavy to me. Perhaps it’s the impression that I’m rubbing sugar into my skin, I don’t know 😉 but I also thought that, compared to the other two, this one seemed the “oiliest” of all. But the final sensation was also cool. There was no “wow” effect, but the scrub was doing its job perfectly. Cost: €42.95 (200ml) but you can get it 10% cheaper as a registered customer or 40% cheaper (so for €25.77) if you are a Partner of Colway International.

Colway Collagen Body Scrub is quite a new product by this company. And I think it is still rather underestimated. When I first tested it I was absolutely blown away! But slowly… So it comes in a very simple plastic jar (250ml) and the list of active ingredients looks like that:

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  • Fukus Vesiculosus (brown algae)
  • Ivy
  • Guarana
  • Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium)
  • Rosemary
  • Argan Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Shea Butter (Karite)
  • Allantoin
  • Collagen
  • Vitamin E
  • Ground Cranberry Beans

What I love most in here? The smell and those cute little cranberry beans! But seriously, the smell is so captivating, that using this scrub is pure pleasure. I don’t know what kind of fragrance they added to this product, but can honestly say that I’m totally addicted. I can’t even describe it. It’s one of those products that you have to try for yourself to understand what I’m talking about. It’s a real experience! The skin afterwards is soft and moisturised, and it gets that fab silky gloss when you pat dry it with a towel. Besides it lasts! 😀 Cost: €35.00 (200ml) or 20% cheaper if you are a registered customer, or 42% cheaper (so €20.30) if you are a Manager of Colway.

Now, if I were to give an objective opinion… I know how it sounds… I’ve been with Colway for the past 5 years!… But seriously, I’m past that phase when you are trying to sell something no matter what (actually when I think about it, I’ve never had that phase… hmm… ) Well, so, believe it or not, but this IS an objective opinion. The winner to me is the Colway Collagen Body Scrub. Why? Because it gave me that “WOW” sensation and I loved my skin most after using this product. And also, because I’ve had a rather long break since I last used any of those scrubs, and I was thinking about it recently, and guess which one came to my mind first? Yep! Exactly. So the choice is obvious.

  1. Colway Collagen Body Scrub
  2. Purite Salt Lime Peel Scrub
  3. Colway International Body Scrub

Now, whether you base your choice on price, or ingredients, or the sensation the use of the product gives you, you can decide by yourself. All three will work great on your skin, leaving it silky soft in touch, perfectly moisturised and enriched with beneficial plant ingredients and vitamins. And you can forget about the body lotion afterwards. You don’t have to worry that your clothes will get oily (I had that fear myself before the first use), they won’t. And I ensure you, once you try an oil-based body scrub, you won’t want anything else!

Have you ever tried any body scrubs of such type? What is your favourite one and why? Share your opinion in a comment below.

 

 

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Amygdalin – cancer cure or poison?

amigdalina-2What is it?

Amygdalin is a compound of natural origin, which is classified as glycoside. Quite significant amounts of it are found in seeds of almonds, quinces, peaches, apricots and cherries. It is this particular substance that is responsible for their bitter taste.

As a result of different processes taking place in the human body, it breaks down into glucose, benzaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide.

Some history behind it.

This compound was isolated by French chemists in the middle of the 19th century.

The widespread interest in amygdalin has its roots back in the 1920s, when Dr. Ernst Theodore Krebs described it as a panacea for cancer. At the same time, he emphasized that this glycoside had toxic properties, which prevented it from being used. According to Krebs, the lack of amygdalin, or not enough of this compound in the body, is the cause of cancer. On the other hand, when introduced to the body, and as a result of its breakdown through the cyanogenic glycoside beta glycosidase into hydrogen cyanide, it was expected to destroy the tumour cells.

Research on this organic compound was continued by Ernest’s son. He managed to develop a derivative of amygdalin, which toxicity was to be significantly smaller. He called it Laetrile, and its main compound was also amygdalin, its derivative – to be exact, the so-called almond acid nitrile glucuronide. However, due to the intervention of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Laetrile was withdrawn from the market. Their decision was due to the fact that this preparation had, in spite of all, a high probability of cyanide poisoning. The favourable conditions for this effect resulted in vitamin C supplementation. Moreover, the FDA justified its decision by the lack of scientific evidence on the suitability of this preparation.

In the next step, vitamin B17 was born, which is the latest form of amygdalin.

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Amygdalin nowadays.

How do researchers refer to amygdalin now? Do they confirm Krebs’s hypothesis?

As advocates emphasize, the hydrogen cyanide, commonly regarded as poisonous, is being released only in tumour cells. At the same time they add that healthy cells of the body are not affected during this therapy, which results from the fact that the body’s cells are equipped with a special enzyme, which is called rhodanase. It is thanks to this enzyme that it is impossible for the hydrocyanic acid to be released. On the contrary, tumour cells are not equipped with this enzyme. Proponents of amygdalin therapy emphasize the ability of destroying “diseased” cells, with the result of reducing tumours and preventing metastasis. In addition, they also observe the ability to ease pain, which is interpreted by the penetration of cancerous benzaldehyde molecules released from cancer cells. They reach the “healthy” cells where they are oxidized to benzoic acid, which has an analgesic effect.

In Mexico amygdalin is not only regarded as a drug of this type, but as a highly effective anti-cancer prophylaxis. Moreover, to this day, this compound can be purchased in many herbal stores. It can be bought in the form of bitter almonds or apricot kernels.

Opponents often emphasize that the results of research that prove that the level of beta glucosidase found in cancer cells is insufficient. What is more, amygdalin is one of the compounds that is not easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, thus leading to the hypothesis that the chances of reaching the cancer cells are very low.

In summary, it is worth emphasizing that so far, many independent studies have been carried out towards the effectiveness of amygdalin. However, there are no existing scientific circles that would justify its use in the fight against cancer. This does not reduce the interest in this glycoside. Is that why it was called “vitamin” at the time, and many people keep going back to Krebs’s discovery? Perhaps that is why still many people, especially critics of chemo and radiotherapy – consider amygdalin as unconventional panacea for cancer.

The real medical facts are that apricot kernel oil extracted in supercritical state with carbon dioxide, attains saturation with laetril (vitamin B17) at a level that American legislation recognizes as being poisonous at a dose of 10 mg, in such oil. At the same time, prominent American oncologists duplicating the methods of the world-famous Oasis of Hope Hospital (see http://www.oasisofhope.com/cancer-treatments-therapies/laetrile/) are opening another treatment facilities in Mexico where cancer is being treated with this oil.

The therapeutic evidence of Mexican hospitals is more than promising. It seems that there is an increasing awareness of the fact that for a certain group of patients the laetril therapy may be less risky than chemotherapy.

In Europe, you can still easily buy both apricot kernels and apricot kernel oil. Extracted in supercritical state, it is available only in one product currently available on the market. How long will it still be available? We do not know…

*source: Colway Newsletter

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Amazing properties of Shea Butter

Shea butter is an aromatic fat obtained from Karite tree seeds which occur naturally in the dry African savanna, from Senegal to Ethiopia. The tree begins to bear fruit only after 30-40 years. Therefore, there is very few plantations. Typically, Shea butter is extracted from wild plants.

It is widely used in Africa, not only as edible fats. It is used without admixtures as an ointment against stretch marks and in baby skin care, for massage of aching muscles and as a treatment for skin irritations. Shea butter is also a natural conditioner for dry, friable, split hair.

Ultra-Moisturizing Collagen Body BalmIt moisturizes and oils the skin well. It is rich in important nutrients, vitamins and other phytonutrients with therapeutic properties. Derivatives of cinnamon acid have a huge influence over the properties of this butter. These compounds have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and even prevent the development of cancer. Especially high amount of vitamins A, E and F in Shea butter provides the skin with essential ingredients needed to maintain smoothness, firmness and healthy radiant colour. The use of Shea Butter accelerates the process of healing wounds, irritations and inflammatory conditions of sunburn. It does not cause allergy. It is perfectly tolerated by all skin types because the combination of fatty acids contained in it, resembles the composition of the stratum corneum.

It contains the following active substances:
• Saturated fatty acids such as:
Palmitic acid (2-6%) and stearic acid (35-45%).
• Unsaturated fatty acids such as:
Oleic acid (40-50%) and linoleic (4-10%).
• Polyphenols such as:
Gallic acid, gallatanine, quercetin, trans cinnamic acid.

Thanks to its properties it is gaining popularity in cosmetology. It is used as an ingredient in the production of creams, lotions, make-up cosmetics, sunblocks, shampoos and cleansing gels.

Shea butter is a component of the Ultra-Moisturising Collagen Body Lotion, where carefully selected ingredients perfectly restore the comfort of dry and even very dry skin. They soothe irritations, eliminate discomfort of skin tightening and peeling of the skin. The skin becomes smoother, soft and enveloped by a pleasant feeling of comfort.

Trust the results of application research and use this amazing product that will help you take care of your whole body.

It is available in our Irish online shop.

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*source: Colway Newsletter

Christmas Gift Sets from Us

It’s this special time of the year when we have prepared something extraordinary for you. You can choose from 10 different Christmas Gift Sets designed for particular body parts treatments.

Ordering our Gift Sets now you save up to 20% of the total price and also you get:

  • a set of goodies
  • a 10% voucher for your next purchase from our shop
  • a Christmas card with best wishes from us
  • everything wrapped and packed with love and care for you in a Christmasy style

You can get them all in our shop in Ireland, under this LINK.

So here goes the presents:

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ATELOCOLLAGEN SET

This is the newest of the newest products launched by Colway this year. The whole series with gold and atelocollagen to sustain your young look and keep your skin moisturised for 24 hours.

Oh! and by the way, that golden spiral you see in the bottle – it is NOT a decoration! It is a part of the product itself, and it comes out together with the surrounding gel! You can’t find anything like it anywhere.

PERFECT GIFT!

Set includes:
Liquid Make-up Remover 300ml
Atelocollagen 50ml (face serum)
Atelokrem MC2 50ml (face cream)

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BEAUTY SET

Set includes:
Natural Collagen Platinum 50ml
Toner 125ml
Peeling 100ml
Moisturising Day Cream 50ml
Regenerating Night Cream 50ml
(comes in a nice Colway box)

*this is the only set of cosmetics which is available at this price throughout the whole year.
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This is an absolute must-have for the face skin every day treatment. These are the products most people start with and that’s when we usually hear their first “WOW”. If you want to find out, get it before it disappears.

When used regularly every day, you significantly slow down the ageing process, your skin restores firmness and moisturisation, some wrinkles disappear or become less visible.

Set includes:
Natural Collagen Platinum 50 ml
Moisturising Day Cream 50ml
Regenerating Night Cream 50ml

xset5GOLDEN GLOW

A fantastic set to use before a night out! Your skin will thank you for it. It will glow and feel very fresh. A luxurious indulgence for every woman.

Set includes:
Collagen Wash Gel 250ml
Scrub 100ml
Face Masks with 24K Gold (box includes 3 masks)

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A luxurious set for your whole body! If you often feel that your skin is very dry, it itches, it’s lost its firmness – you’ve just found a solution to your problems!

Set includes:
Natural Collagen Silver 200ml
Collagen Ultra-Moisturising Body Balm

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Perfect set for a silky soft and delicate skin. You will absolutely fall in love with the captivating smell of these products and with the way your skin feels under your touch!

Set includes:
Collagen Body Scrub 250ml
Slimming Serum 200ml

xset7LOVE YOUR HAIR

If you suffer from hair loss, if your hair is weak… this is a set for YOU. The shampoo and conditioner are truly revolutionary because for the first time in history diosmin has been used in a cosmetic to improve blood flow in your veins. When used regularly, you will notice less hair loss even after the first few washes! These products are quite new too but have stolen hundreds of thousands of hearts already. You must try it to believe it.

Set includes:
Colway Hair Thickening Shampoo 200ml
Colway Hair Thickening Conditioner 200ml
Colway Hair Mask 250ml

xset9SKIN REMEDY
We call it First Aid! It will become especially useful now, in winter, if you (like me) suffer from very dry, cracking skin on your hands.
Additionally dr. Slon’s Elixir, which is basically thee-ingredient spray (Aqua, Oxygen, Silver (nano)) is a perfect aid for eczema and skin prone to irritation, and not only for this… the list is very long……
xset10STRONG JOINTS
Aperfect pair that will fix your squeeking knees and ALSO rejuvenate your skin from within… Colvita is a freeze dried live collagen, with the highest bioavailability (nearly 100% anabolicity). It is also rich in vit E and micro and macro elements. Vitamin C is crucial for collagen production so they both have to go together.
Both products are 100% natural, freeze-dried.
 

Set Includes:
Colvita 60 capsules
Vitamin C-olway 100 capsules

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INNER REJUVENATION

A set of natural top quality dietary supplements to boost your immune system and provide you with valuable amino acids, vitamins and the strongest antioxidants that exist in nature.

Set includes:
Colamina (NEW product!) 100 capsules
Axanta 60 capsules
ColDeKa 60 capsules

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! ❤

dr Slon’s Elixir

New arrival everyone! Spray with nanosilver. Sounds familiar? Well…

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This product is a brand new introduction in Colway and you know what I love most about it? It has only 3 (THREE) ingredients (INCI)! : Aqua, Oxygen, Silver (nano). That’s all! And it is an extremely powerful product for treating skin prone to irritations, being very gentle and safe to use at the same time.

Silver has been known since the Middle Ages, not only as desirable precious metal but also for its strong bactericidal effect. Silver compounds are toxic to bacteria, viruses and fungi. They had been used to prevent infection, long before antibiotics were invented. Silver (axonnite) used in this product is manufactured in accordance with strict ISO 13485, intended for medical products.

A few words from dr Slon – the creator of this product:

This elixir has been studied in microbiological laboratories. Due to its biocidal effectiveness incomparable with other products based on silver, tests have been repeated two or three times on own initiative of the people who investigated the substance and could not believe in its huge effectiveness.

The study was conducted in relation to five types of “popular” bacteria and two types of fungi. In all cases the results were identical: 100% of bacteria and fungi colonies have been destroyed. The glass dish on which the bacteria were grown was completely free of microorganisms.

You can use it not only on your face, but also on the whole body, even on gentle membranes, spray into your mouth or nose, when you have a bacterial or fungal infection. I have tried it on myself, my husband and my 7-year old daughter and they are all fine, so I confirm it’s safe to use.

Application method: Spray the Elixir directly onto irritated skin and leave to dry. If necessary, repeat the treatment several times a day.

Available to buy from our Irish online shop Active Natural Collagen.

For Polish language speakers – you can watch an interview with dr Krzysztof Slon, talking about this preparation HERE.

Up to 52% cheaper – till 18 December!

Never before have we been able to buy Colway products so cheap. In Christmas Promotion you can get all products even 52% cheaper! To show you the difference, I have prepared two simple examples.

You can mix and match all products. Just make sure that at least one of the following finds its place in your shopping basket:

  • Native Collagen Gold
  • Native Collagen Pure
  • Natural Face Cream with Antioxidants
  • ColamiD

1st EXAMPLE:

This Natural set includes:

(This is only my suggestion. You can create your own set mixing products from all different ranges.)

Buying at least 5 products gives you the highest discount. However if you order 3 or 4, you also gain a lot. Check the details HERE.

2nd EXAMPLE:

This Hydro set includes:

(This is only my suggestion. You can create your own set mixing products from all different ranges.)

This offer applies only to Partners of Colway International.

You can register as a Partner anytime, no matter where you live within the UE countries. Soon also on other continents. Click on the link: www.anc.colwayinternational.com and follow instructions there. The registration process is very simple and it takes only a couple of minutes.

 

NEW! Natural vitamin C with collagen !

Hot news! Colway International has just introduced a new product which is:

100% NATURAL VITAMIN C GEL WITH NATURAL COLLAGEN

This product contains 1000mg of highly bioavailable natural vitamin C in one dose. The tube contains 30 doses. It is already available for all EU countries in our online shop.

Vitamin C-olway with collagen is an uncompromising product. It contains pure collagen in a biologically active form, two plant extracts as well as trace amounts of synephrine and xanthan gum, also of natural origin. There is no added sugar (which was replaced by xylitol), mineral ascorbates, or any other forms of additional vitamin C or bioflavonoid complexes, because such combinations do not occur in nature. Green buckwheat and citruses contain enough natural flavonoids in natural complexes with vitamin C.

What it contains:

Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium L.) – is not an edible fruit, yet it acts as a great source of levorotatory vitamin C. The amount of vitamin C in the standardised extract may be as high as 42%. Bitter oranges are much richer in vitamin C than the edible ones. Additionally, they are also rich in polyphenols, anthocyanins and other powerful antioxidants such as bioflavonoids (for example, hesperidin and narirutin), thiamine, vegetable acids (such as folic, hydroxycinnamic, caffeic, coumaric, sinapic and ferulic acids) and also beta-carotene, provitamins, vitamins B1, B2 and B6, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium, selenium and potassium.

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) – is a plant known for thousands of years in Eastern medicine which has been used to fight problems such as high blood pressure, poor circulation, allergies, varicose veins, chilblains, capillary dysfunction as well as a whole spectrum of symptoms of premature ageing. It serves as a rich source of bioflavonoids, enzymes and other substances which are known to be beneficial for health. Extract of germinating buckwheat is a source of levorotatory vitamin C with the highest absorption by the human body. The plant accumulates and utilises all vitamin C potency when germinating. The extract of germinating seeds can contain up to 41% of levorotatory vitamin C, which is the best form of the vitamin for our bodies. Lyophilisates and extracts of green buckwheat are highly valued components of food additives because of the high concentration of flavonoids (up to 46,000 ppm) in their sprouts.

Collagen – contained in this supplement has the strongest biological activity and highest bioavailability of its constituent amino acids. It is sourced using a patented method. The need to supplement collagen emerges already at 26 years of age. Regular supplementation of collagen inhibits tissue ageing processes, which lead to numerous problems, including brittle and matte hair, loss of skin firmness and elasticity as well as joint and back pains.

In the opinion of many experts, this product is currently the best vitamin C product in Europe, enhanced with collagen of the highest anabolicity.