Archive for March, 2010

Choosing a good puffy eyes cream isn’t easy, and you need to understand what causes the problem.

So you’re finding that you’re gradually developing puffy eyes and you’re looking for a good puffy eyes cream. Lets examine the causes of puffy eyes and see what can be done about them.

As they age many women start to develop bags under the eyes, dark circles and eye wrinkles, fine lines and crows feet. One of the main causes of these symptoms is age.

However there are also specific medical reasons why you could be developing puffiness of the eyes, including allergies and sinus problems, and a visit to the doctor is always worthwhile. Swollen eyes may indicate something more serious that you may need to treat.

And there’s other reasons for puffiness around the eyes, some of them quite innocent. It may just be lack of sleep. Other factors that can cause puffy skin around the eyes can include hormonal problems, and it can even be a result of crying.

However one of the main causes of puffy eyes is one that can be treated with a good puffy eye cream. It’s the retention of fluid, or the build up of fluid, under the eyes. Where the puffiness is accompanied by dark circles this can be an indication that the build up of fluid is actually a small buildup of blood.

As we age our skin ages with us and gradually, for some of us, this is accompanied by increasing leakage of tiny amounts of blood from the capillaries below the eye, resulting in swollen eyes and bagging. As we age the capillaries in the eye area start to become more fragile.Puffy Eyes Cream

If there are no dark circles then it may be a simple build up of fluid alone. As we age the skin around our eyes doesn’t drain fluid as well as it did when we were young and the result is the gradual build up of fluid.

As a result there are many women who begin to ask how to cure your puffy eyes.

It may help to apply a cold compress. You can buy gel filled compresses specifically for this problem and this can help, and will also provide some good soothing relief. And make sure you get enough sleep at night. You can even put cold tea bags over your eyes, though whether this does very much is unknown

And for some women it may help to reduce your intake of salt which can contribute to puffiness around your eyes.

However in some cases it’s simply a case of aging, and the skin and the blood vessels are aging with you. The good news is that there are some very good eye serums available. There are puffy eye creams which help reduce the build up of fluid that cause that puffiness as well as the lines and wrinkles and appearance of crow’s feet that so many women want to reduce. You really can get rid of puffy eyes using a high quality eye wrinkle cream.

There is an ingredient found only in the best eye creams, manufactured in Europe, called Eyeliss. Eyeliss is patented and works to alleviate puffy eyes and the area around them in 3 ways. Firstly it helps improve drainage, thereby reducing fluid build up, one of the major causes of eye puffiness. Secondly it helps reduce the fragility of the capillaries under the eyes and thirdly it helps increase the elasticity of the skin which in turn helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines and crows feet.

There are many skin care products that claim to cure puffy eyes. However for anyone looking to choose the best eye cream it is important to establish the efficacy of the claims. The claims made for Eyeliss have been examined by the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program and found to be justified. Eyeliss really does work to treat baggy eyes, and in fact has been one of the secrets of the Hollywood stars for some years.

There is an excellent anti aging skin care product designed specifically to treat puffy eyes that includes Eyeliss as an active ingredient. However as well as Eyeliss it also includes a range of other ingredients designed to increase the effectiveness of the product compared to using Eyeliss alone.

This product is called the Eye Contour Serum from Xtend Life, and it includes Eyeliss as an active ingredient as well as Haloxyl, which has been shown in studies to reduce bags and dark circles under the eyes in over 60 percent of cases within 2 months. The Eye Contour Serum also includes a range of other ingredients specifically targeted to treat puffy eyes.

Xtend Life are so proud of their Eye Contour Serum that it actually comes with a money back guarantee.

It is the best puffy eyes cream on the market. Choosing the best eye wrinkle cream to treat puffy and swollen eyes has never been easier, complete with money back guarantee.

And don’t forget that a good healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to protect your skin, and your health.



Jojoba oil moisturizers are better for your skin, moisturize well and don’t risk your skin health.

Jojoba oil is a natural oil used in the best jojoba moisturizers. There are a number of uses of jojoba oil, including in skin care products, and we are going to answer some readers questions about using jojoba oil as a moisturizer.

If you’ve read this website before you will know that we attempt to highlight the use of unnatural chemicals and irritating substances such as petrochemicals in so many of the mainstream skin care products, health products and cosmetics that are so commonly in use today.

And we also seek to tell you about natural alternatives that work as effectively, and often more effectively, then their chemical alternatives. Jojoba oil moisturizers are a fine example of high quality natural anti aging products that use safe natural ingredients.

So let’s see why the oil from the seed of the jojoba plant is good for your skin and is safe when used as an ingredient in skin care products.

Unfortunately, as we have highlighted before, many anti ageing products use petrochemical ingredients to moisturize. We have written recently about the risks of petrolatum (a petrochemical oil) used in many skin care products, and have also explained that petrolatum does nothing to moisturize your skin other than to coat it in oil.Jojoba Moisturizers

And there are other examples of petrochemical and chemical ingredients used in skin care products, including moisturisers, that do not actively moisturize and which may put your skin and your health at risk. These ingredients are used because they are extremely cheap.

There are many excellent natural ingredients which can be used in top shelf natural skin care products which are known for their excellent moisturizing properties, which are entirely safe to use on your skin and many of which have been used as a food for centuries. Olive oil is a good example.

Jojoba oil is another example of a natural oil which is safe to use on your skin and has excellent moisturising properties.

The oil is chemically extremely similar to the oil produced in human skin, called sebum, which is produced in the sebaceous glands. In fact technically the oil is more a liquid wax then an oil. It has been shown to be beneficial in treating acne, also has healing properties against other skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema and also has excellent skin moisturizing properties.

Unlike many of the chemical and petrochemical ingredients used in regular moisturizers it is able to penetrate the skin very effectively and it’s use does not result in a film of oil being left on the surface of the skin and face. (Though there are excellent moisturizers around).

It does not create skin irritation or allergies because it’s chemical make up is so similar to the makeup of sebum. It actually helps balance the skin’s production of sebum which means that it is perfect for those with oily skin, helping reduce the production of oil.

It helps reduce wrinkles and stretchmarks.
Jojoba Moisturizers

And also unlike many regular moisturizers it does not block the pores, which is also good news for acne sufferers. In fact it helps clean the pores.

Because it has such beneficial effects it is used in a range of products including soaps and hair conditioners as well as lip balms. A few drops of jojoba oil very effectively helps remove eye makeup.

So why would you use regular moisturizers when jojoba oil does the job better? That’s a good question, however so many women still choose to use mainstream moisturisers containing the chemical and petrochemical ingredients.

If jojoba oil is so good at moisturizing then why not just use it on its own each day? Well of course you can however is always better to use skin care products which contain jojoba oil as an ingredient but also contain a range of other natural oils including olive oil and Shea butter, all of which have their own slightly different moisturizing properties.

Combine a range of such ingredients into high quality natural skin care products and you have the recipe for an outstandingly effective (and safe) range of skin care products. Jojoba oil moisturizers which combine a range of such natural ingredients are very effective.

The best jojoba moisturiser is not a moisturiser. That is because the company that makes what we consider to be the best natural skin care products available offer a range of products all of which moisturize very effectively and which use many such natural ingredients together. Because all the products moisturize effectively there is no need for a dedicated moisturiser.

And they are so confident of the quality of their products that they even offer a money back guarantee, which is something extremely rare in the skin care industry.

So if you’re beginning to learn about the benefits of natural oils to your skin, and the risks of the chemical and petrochemical ingredients used in the big brand names then you may prefer to try a jojoba moisturizer from a company which makes the best in care products in the world.

We know you won’t be disappointed. And remember, pay attention to general lifestyle factors, this also benefits your skin and your health generally.



Collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin are all gradually lost as you age. Why is replacing lost collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin important to good skin care?

If you’ve spent time researching skin care, and why aging skin forms those wrinkles, crows feet and fine lines that are so annoying, you will come across collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. All of these are very important to skin health, and today we will answer the questions why does the skin wrinkle as you age, and how does increasing collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin reverse this?

And in particular we will explain what hyaluronic acid  is, and why it’s good for your skin.

As you age your skin ages with you. There’s a range of reasons why this happens, including cigarette smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, excess exposure to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun, the formation of free radicals, drinking too much alcohol as well as some genetic factors.

Some of this you can do something about and some of it you can’t. However the end result is that your skin gradually loses its essential stores of the important skin proteins called collagen and elastin. You may have heard that changes to the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin on your face reduces skin elasticity which thereby leads to those wrinkles, fine lines and facial creases.

Whilst increasing the skin’s stores of collagen and elastin will help to improve skin elasticity there are other things you can do to improve skin elasticity and to attack the cause of premature wrinkles. One of these involves hyaluronic acid and hyaluronidase.Collagen Hyaluronic Acid

You may have heard that Japanese women have some of the best skin in the world. Of course Japanese women age like all of us, so researchers started to investigate why they don’t seem to suffer from wrinkling of the skin as much as some of the rest of us.

And the research has discovered why. It’s a substance called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in many foods eaten by the Japanese, and it seems to be an extremely important factor in repairing damage caused to the skin resulting from ageing.

An adequate supply of hyaluronic acid helps keep our skin smooth and allows it to retain moisture better. And as we age our skin slowly loses its ability to retain moisture, and is more likely to get that thin, dry feel. That’s why we need moisturizers. Or even better, high quality natural skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid.

Like collagen, hyaluronic acid helps keep our skin supple and elastic which in turn helps us reduce the appearance of aging on your skin as you get older. It helps our skin “plump” as well.

And Japanese women are eating plenty of hyaluronic acid in their food. But there’s more. You see there is also an enzyme in skin called hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase breaks down hyaluronic acid. As an adequate supply of hyaluronic acid is essential for good skin health you certainly don’t want it broken down.

One of the foods almost solely eaten by the Japanese is seaweed, in particular a seaweed called Phytessence Wakame. And the active ingredients found in Phytessence Wakame reduce the ability of hyaluronidase to break down your skin’s stores of hyaluronic acid. This is extremely useful and one of the major reasons why Japanese women exhibit such great skin as they get older.

The best skin care products attack skin ageing, and the cause of skin wrinkles, by both improving the skin’s stores of collagen and elastin as well as reducing the ability of hyaluronidase in the skin to attack the hyaluronic acid. This is done by including the active ingredients of Phytessence Wakame in the products. Phytessence Wakame is almost a “secret ingredient”, it works so well to protect your hyaluronic acid.

And studies have shown that these products which both increase elastin and collagen in the skin and reduce the effects of hyaluronidase work extremely well to attack the causes of premature wrinkles, to keep the skin more supple and elastic, keep the skin better moisturized and looking better overall. You should see results from their use within weeks.

In fact the company that makes these products is so proud of them that they offer each of their customers a money back guarantee. This is very rare in the anti aging skin care industry.
So there you have some of the most important information there is on preventing wrinkles. The important components of your skin, namely collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin are all broken down with ageing. But the best skin care products can reverse this.



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