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

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Face cream with natural antioxidants

As promised before, here’s a post about Natural Face Cream with antioxidants from Colway International.

 

The first impression:

The cream comes in a dark brown glass jar of 60ml capacity packed in a recyclable brown box. It has a spatula for hygienic application. The cream has a light pinky colour and a pleasant very delicate smell. It is recommended for both women and men.

What the Producer says:

Beauty Care Day and Night Cream for both him and her. The perfect condition for the human body is the balance between oxidants and antioxidants. The reduction or increase of free radicals’ activity is referred to as oxidative stress. Free radicals first attack the cell membranes of the skin, including structural proteins such as collagen. The effect visible on your face is the loss of firmness, wrinkles and lack of suppleness.

Antioxidant face cream is a genuine bomb that will protect your skin against free radicals and their harmful effects! A concentrated dose of 7 natural antioxidants will effectively smooth your skin, strengthen its structure and protective layer, and soothe any irritation. Your skin will respond with good condition and it will enchant you with its vitality and young glow.

What’s it made of:

Coenzyme Q10 – supports cell metabolism and regeneration and has antioxidative effects; it prevents cell damage, reduces wrinkles, makes the skin firm and young, improves the increase of moisturisation and suppleness.

Vitamin E – strong antioxidant; it stops the skin ageing processes, rebuilds the lipid layers of the epidermis and increases its protection against harmful external factors.

Chinese tea extract – thanks to the polyphenols, it has strong antioxidative effects, it eliminates the effects of free radicals, supports regeneration, has anti-wrinkle effects as it prevents the decomposition of proteins responsible for firmness and suppleness. It stimulates cell division, which is why it has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces skin irritation, flaking and redness. It shrinks blood vessels, has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Wild Andean rose extract – rich in vitamin A and C, it strengthens capillaries, has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and shrinking properties, supports the prevention of skin ageing and is perfect for sensitive skin care.

Rosemary leaves extract – recommended for the care of mature skin due to its firming and antioxidative properties. It combats free radicals and acts as a natural sunscreen. It disinfects and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Sunflower oil – it strengthens the natural barrier of the skin, softens it and boosts the regeneration process. It has antioxidative properties, regulates the secretion of sebum and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Macadamia oil – supplies the skin with vitamin A, B and E as well as mineral compounds; it makes flabby skin firm and supple, stimulates microcirculation in the skin, moisturises and nourishes skin that is prone to dryness and flaking, helps protect the skin against harmful effects of the sun.

 

My impressions:

  • this is by far the most efficient face cream I’ve ever had! I’ve been using it regularly every day since August and there’s still about 2/3 left!!! Can’t believe it. Definitely great value for money.
  • application is very pleasant; the cream is very light, spreads smoothly on the skin and gets absorbed very fast, doesn’t leave that sticky feeling, instead makes it a perfect base for your makeup.
  • skin feels fresh and smooth after application, looks healthy and radiant. I didn’t get any unpleasant reaction and heard no complaints about this cream neither from my friends nor customers.
  • the cream regulates the secretion of sebum; skin looks fresh all day even with makeup on, it doesn’t become oily.
  • the only very little thing I would recommend for improvement is to replace the spatula with an airless jar with a pump, but to me it’s not a big issue anyway.
  • the cost €80.95 for 60ml might seem a lot to some, however taking into consideration how long-lasting this product is and what ingredients it contains, this price is not too high. Besides as a registered Customer you get a 10% discount, and as a Partner you get even 40% so in the end this cream might cost you only €48.57.

Available in all EU countries: CHECK IT OUT!

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.

 

Squalane – for thirsty skin

Squalane is one of the most common lipids produced by human skin cells which makes about 10% of our sebum. It works as a natural barrier on our skin protecting it from moisture loss and from environmental toxins. Squalane is also produced by the liver as a precursor to cholesterol.

Squalane is a saturated and stable form of squalene which makes it more stable against oxidation when exposed to air. Squalane breaks down slower and has a longer life shell than squalene. It is currently considered one of the most exclusive components of cosmetics and can be found in lip balms, lipsticks, moisturisers, lotions, deodorants but also in dietary supplements. It penetrates the skin and absorbs quickly without leaving an unpleasant residue on the surface of the skin.

Image courtesy of m_bartosch / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of m_bartosch / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It has many beneficial properties:

  • antioxidant – it protects the skin’s lipid structures against oxidation and free radicals
  • great moisturiser – strengthens the skin’s natural lipid barrier and lightly oils
  • hypoallergenic
  • has soothing properties in minor skin injuries and inflammations
  • recommended for anti-wrinkle products for mature skin which has lost its natural squalene content
  • has antibacterial properties – can be used for treating the symptoms of eczema

There is many cosmetic products with this ingredient available on the market. It is also one of the active ingredients in Ultra-Moisturising Collagen Body Lotion (300ml) – one of the Cosmetic Line products by Colway. Squalane used in this product is obtained from the best quality olive oil. It is a perfect carrier for biologically active fat-soluble ingredients which enables a good penetration of the skin’s deeper layers, thanks to its affinity with the lipid structures of the epidermis. It is also considered an ingredient with low comedogenic properties (it does not block the pores).

Applying squalane will moisturise your skin and help you achieve a softer texture and smoother appearance. Regular use of products containing this ingredient can smooth scars, reduce wrinkles, reverse UV damage, lighten freckles and improve skin pigmentation while fighting free radicals. Ultra-Moisturizing Collagen Body Balm

Causes of Dry Skin

Image courtesy of posterize / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of posterize / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Most of us has had this problem before. Unfortunately some of us suffer from it all the time. Dry skin may be an occasional seasonal nuisance, but sometimes it may indicate a health condition too. It is good to know what causes dry skin, so here is a list of the most common reasons:

1. Cold weather

When the temperature drops, so does the level of humidity which of course has a big influence on our skin. We tend to complain more about our skin in winter time, when it’s often dry and itchy. Central heating is no help either as it strips the humidity from the air which leaves our skin dry too.

Take extra care of your skin – use a good moisturiser and cover yourself well when your going out. Keep yourself warm. When inside spray some termal water onto your face occasionally.

2. Over-washing and irritants

Washing your hands too often and using irritating soaps will strip your natural protective hydro-lipid barrier off your skin. Use mild natural soaps and avoid antibactrial products. Apply a good hand cream preferably after every time you wash your hands and wear gloves when in contact with chemical detergents. If your creams don’t help try Natural Collagen Graphite which wil speed up the healing process of your skin and restore it’s proper hydration level making is smooth and elastic again.

For face avoid products which contain alcohol, try to look for delicate cleansers and remember to put a moisturiser every day. Don’t wash your face too often, twice a day is just enough.

3. Ageing

Collagen and elastin are responsible for maintaining proper hydration in your skin. Research shows that when we turn 25 our collagen production begins to slow down gradually, which causes not only wrinkles but also dryness of our skin. Look at elderly people; their skin is parched and they are more prone to dehydration.

Try anti-aging products boosting your collagen prodution, like our Natural Collagen Serum for face, body or hair & nails. This way you can significantly slow down your ageing process.

4. Poor diet and lack of sleep

Healthy diet is very important because your skin needs lots of valuable nutrients and vitamins. Make sure your diet is rich in fruit and vegetables, avoid fast food, processed, ready-packed food and always remember to drink at least 5 glasses of water every day.

Sleep is a very powerful beauty treatment especially due to the growth hormone (triggered only during sleep) which is responsible for cells reproduction and regeneration. It also directly stimulates division and multiplication of chondrocytes – cells responsible for collagen production in cartilage.

5. Health

Certain health conditions such as atopic dermatitis or psoriasis may be a reason for your dry skin, especially if it is scaly and red too. Dry skin may also be a symptom of diabetes or an underactive thyroid gland condition. In such cases you should always consult your doctor who will prescribe proper medications. Additionally you may try Natural Collagen Platinum or Colvita. We’ve had cases of preople suffering from psoriasis whose symptoms lessened after Natural Collagen.