Friday, February 26, 2010

An Apple a Day....

Yes an apple a day may keep the doctor away because of its vitamin C content, antioxidants, and fibre. But did you know that apples may protect human skin cells and combat aging?

Apple extracts have been used in cosmeceuticals for a while now, as they are a source of various vitamins and amino acids with long-proven tonic and antiseptic properties. However a team of Swiss scientists is taking this even further using cutting-edge technology to create an apple-stem-cell-derived ingredient that may have anti-aging potential. They have been able to extract it and protect it in a medium that delivers it into the skin, where it stimulates adult stem cells to continue their repair work. A study has even evaluated how it can prolong skin cells' self-rejuvenating cycles after exposure to stressors such as UV light.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The biggest factor in rapid aging?

Quick Fact: The biggest factor in aging of the skin (and body) is sugar intake! It speeds DNA damage and promotes wrinkles, skin sagging and overall aging. Did you know that Plant2Body Nourishing Serum affects the skin at the DNA level (stopping free radical damage) promoting healthier, younger looking skin?

Dr. Anna Falkowski, HBSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor & Co-Developer
Plant2Body Organics