What is Jasmonic Acid?

The “Signal” for Youth, or Just Another False Alarm?

Lancome recently unleashed a possible new superstar called jasmonic acid to the world of youth restoration with their new Visionnaire products.

The question that we need to answer, though, is this: Is it REALLY a superstar, or just another hoax to get you to shell out your cash?

We’re going to take a closer look at the science and by the end of this article, you’ll know how jasmonic acid works and if it’s worth your dime and time.

What’s It Do Naturally?

To begin, let’s figure out what exactly it is. Jasmonic acid is a plant hormone that’s biosynthesized (made) from the fatty acid lenolenic acid in response to stress caused by damage to the plant. In other words, when a plant’s damaged, it signals for the production of jasmonic acid. Upon production, it signals healing and defense mechanisms in the plant.

Jasmonic acid also plays a role in growth and development of the plant by signaling for such things as flower development, tendrilling, and seed development.

What It Supposedly Does For Skin

Supposedly, the jasmonic acid triggers “micro transformations” in your skin by signaling for the the repair of damaged tissue and the growth of new cells just like it does in plants. This, in theory, will make your skin look good as new. Does it work, though?

Here’s the clincher. This is a hormone natural to plants and, well, we aren’t plants. BUT we do share about 40% of the same type of genetics. We all have to heal and grow, and we’re similar in many of the ways that we do that.

Can It Work?

The problem is that jasmonic acid needs to penetrate the skin in order to do anything at all. Otherwise, it just sits on your face like the rest of the million-dollar products that you use and does nothing. It needs to be altered so that it can get through the layers of your skin so that it can go to work.

Lancome started monkeying around with it and began “folding” the molecular structure of the jasmonic acid so that it could penetrate your skin, and they claim that they did it. My only concern here is that in modifying the structure, did they also effect the function of the hormone? Unfortunately, there isn’t any science that speaks to this possibility one way or the other.

There is one thing that we’ve learned so far though. Products that simply contain raw jasmonic acid aren’t worth the money because it can’t penetrate your skin in its natural form. BUT does it work in its modified state?

There’s one independent study completed by Manchester University’s Department of Aesthetic Dermatology that gives some hope. The school didn’t stand to benefit one way or the other, yet they found that at least Visionnaire’s product did what it said it did. Yay!

Final Word

One study does not make me a solid believer, but it does make me pause and think about giving at least this one product a chance. Until other products offer a way for the jasmonic acid to penetrate the skin, I’ll probably steer clear.

What about a jasmonic acid supplement? Could it work from the inside better than from the outside? We’ll keep our eyes peeled and let you know as soon as we hear the whispers!

Click here to read our article about Lancome’s Visionnaire.

If you’ve tried any products that contain jasmonic acid or have any more information on the topic, please feel free to share with us in the comments section below!


HGH – Anti-Aging Superhero or Super Scam?

Can HGH Turn Back Time or Are You Wasting Your Dime?

HGH Anti-aging

Looking for the next big thing in youth restoration?

Been hearing about this human growth hormone thing and wondering what it was all about?

Us too, so we decided to check it out and bring you the lowdown. By the end of this article, you’re going to know what HGH is and what the real science without the hype has to say about it.

One of the latest hypes in the battle to renew youth is human growth hormone, or HGH. This is the hormone that your body produces in the pituitary gland when you’re a child to stimulate the production of IGF-I in the liver and other tissues.

OK, so what the heck is that? That was my question too! IGF- I is a hormone that’s believed to be responsible for both cell proliferation and preventing existing cells from dying. This is the hook that people selling HGH are using – they say that it prevents your cells from dying and brings about the creation of new cells.

The problem is that this isn’t necessarily how it works in mature bodies. It’s meant to be naturally produced by our bodies and used in the amounts that our bodies make.

Synthetic HGH is available only by prescription and is, in theory at least, only to be prescribed to patients who are growth hormone deficient. As of when I wrote this, prescribing HGH for anti-aging purposes is illegal in the US.

What Are the Claims?

Companies who are selling HGH claim that their product, in either injectable or oral forms, will give you the same benefits that those who suffer from HGH deficiencies reap. However, no research proves that there are consistent benefits to healthy bodies. If you are truly deficient in the hormone, then HGH can help you:

  • Increase muscle mass (but not necessarily strength)
  • Increase bone density
  • Decrease body fat
  • Improve your mobility and ability to exercise

Side Effects

There really aren’t any long-term studies on people who have taken HGH to increase longevity so it’s difficult to say what the exact benefits or side effects may be. There’s also no way to know if the limited benefits that have been seen in a handful of studies are permanent.

There are some preliminary signs that it can increase muscle mass and decrease your body fat but there are also some indicators there may be some undesirable side effects including:

  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Swelling in your extremities

In addition, men may also experience breast enlargement. In women this may not be a bad thing, but not so much if you’re a guy.

Though not shown to cause heart disease, cancer, or diabetes, taking HGH if you’re not deficient may contribute to the development or severity of the conditions. Also, there’s some research that indicates that these side effects may be more prevalent in older people that in children or young adults so that’s another reason to hesitate before starting to use it strictly for turning back the hands of time.

Forms Matter

The only form or type of HGH that’s been studied and approved by the FDA is the injectable synthetic that’s available only by prescription from a licensed doctor. There are websites that sell HGH in pill form but the effects of an oral form of growth hormone haven’t been determined.

In other words, scammers use the results of research that was completed on an extremely limited number of people that were given the injectable form of HGH, and telling you that their pill form will give you the same results without a prescription if you’ll just pay their low, low price.

Final Word

Don’t fall for it. There are potentially lethal side effects and absolutely no proof by reliable sources that HGH will make you feel or look younger, give you more energy, or make you healthier physically or mentally.

Save your money unless and until they come out with some sustainable results that prove that HGH is safe, legal and effective to use to fight the signs of aging.

If you have any experience with HGH or would just like to chime in on the subject, please feel free to do so in the comments section below.


Loreal’s Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting and Illuminating Serum

Lighter Skin or Just a Lighter Wallet?

Are you struggling to find a product that actually lightens your age spots or sun spots without leaving your skin dry and flaky?

Maybe you’ve tried a few just to find out that your dark spots are now light spots that look almost as bad as before. Maybe the product that you bought did absolutely zilch.

Loreal has some brand new products that they’ve added to their Youth Code line that they claim will get the job done.

Supposedly their new 2 new products, Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector and their SPF 30 Day Cream, will reduce and even eliminate your age spots.

By the end of this review, you’re going to learn exactly what’s in the serum and whether or not it’s actually worth the money that they’re asking for it.

Their Claim

According to Loreal, this new product will help you look 10 years younger by restoring luminosity and fighting discoloration. They say that their clinically-proven dual brightening formula helped 86% of women that used it to see fewer dark spots in just 8 weeks.

The words “luminous” and “brightening” always automatically put me on alert because they typically mean that the product contains ingredients that refract light to make you LOOK like you have fewer wrinkles or spots when in fact it’s just an optical illusion.

Loreal’s product actually doesn’t contain any of the typical culprits so I’m already intrigued. Let’s look at some more of the ingredients.

Active Ingredients

There are actually a few active ingredients in this product that act to reduce dark spots and melasma. They include:

  • Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid – used frequently as a skin bleach and dark spot remover in many cosmetics products

  • Niacinimide – an active form of B12 used regularly as an effective treatment for acne, scars, dark spots and hyperpigmentation

  • Ascorbyl Glucoside – vitamin C, which is typically used in combination with niacinimide to reduce age spots, hyperpigmentation and melisma

  • Potassium Hydroxide – an extremely strong base chemical that’s effectively used as a bleaching agent in many top skincare products.

  • Hyaluronic Acid – I know, this isn’t strictly a treatment dark spots but it IS a pretty great thing to have in your wrinkle fighting products. To read more about it, check out our Top 10 Ingredients article.

These additives aren’t just included in the ingredients – they’re all listed pretty close to the top of the list which means that they’re main ingredients. That’s a good thing, too.

Final Word

Between the overwhelmingly positive reviews of users and a close evaluation of the ingredients list, I’d say that Loreal’s new product is well worth a shot. For once, there may actually be a product that lives up to its name!

Click here to find Loreal’s Youth Code Dark Spot Serum Corrector now.

If you’ve tried this product, let us know how it worked for you in the comments section below.


Top 6 Natural Treatments for Menopause

How to Cope Naturally With The Change

Hot flashes, irritablility, fatigue, vaginal dryness.

Just hit you with a truck and get it over with already, right?

Menopause sucks, and traditional treatments seem almost worse than just dealing with it.

If you’re one of the millions of women who have decided to sweat it out (literally!) instead of taking hormones, or if HRT isn’t completely handling all of your symptoms, then I have some tips that will help you make it through menopause with your mind and your freedom still in tact.

  • Phytoestrogens – The reason that you’re having these symptoms to begin with is because your estrogen levels are all screwy. To be precise, they’re decreasing and when that happens, you get all kinds of awesome side effects like moodiness, fatigue, vaginal dryness, increased risk of a few different kinds of cancer, and breast tenderness.

    Phytoestrogens are plant substances that mimic the effects of estrogen, or at least that’s what many people think. Some foods high in isoflavones, the biggest family of phytoestrogens, include soy products. Crushed flaxseed, aka linseed, provides lignans, another family of phytoestrogens.

    Some newer research indicates that at lower levels, these chemicals really do work like estrogen and encourage uptake of estrogen by estrogen receptors but at high doses, they may actually BLOCK estrogen effects so talk to your D.O. about proper dosages.

    The bottom line is that some women swear by phytoestrogens, and some research indicates that they’re bunk. Actually, the research is just inconsistent. It does generally show that phytoestrogens offer some relief from hot flashes by decreasing either the number or the intensity of them.

    One important thing to keep in mind – increased levels of estrogen increase your risk of breast cancer. If phytoestrogens truly do increase estrogen levels, then you need to consider this.

  • Evening Primrose Oil – Used for centuries to help with breast pain and hot flashes, primrose oil used to be prescribed by doctors. Though no longer prescribed, it’s still readily available over-the-counter. Just so you know, it may cause nausea and diarrhea.

  • Sage – You can take this as a tea or as an extract and it really does seem to help with hot flashes. If you’re taking Tamoxifen or if you have high blood pressure, you need to use sage with caution!

  • St. John’s Wort – Known as the “Natural Prozac”, St. John’s Wort has become immensely popular for treatment of depression and other mood disoders. Because it offers all of the benefits of an anti-depressant without the addiction issues or horrible side effects, many people swear by it.

  • Exercise – Yeah, I know. Boring right? But exercise is crucial to getting through menopause with a healthy mental outlook and strong bones. It has both mental and physical benefits. The release of the “feel good” brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine are related to moderate exercise so your mood will be better.

    Exercise also keeps your muscular structure and thus your bone structure solid, and has actually been shown to prevent bone loss in menopausal and post-menopausal women so get your butt to the gym, or at least go for a walk 3 or 4 times per week. To get the most benefit though, you really need to do weight training.

  • Diet – What you eat while you’re going through menopause is extremely important and is probably the single biggest thing that you can actually control. You want to eat healthily because you’re going to gain weight easier, and you also want to make sure that you’re taking care of your bones because now is the time when you’re really at risk for bone loss.

    Calcium is crucial, but so is vitamin D, because your body can’t absorb calcium without it. You also need to make sure that you’re getting enough vitamin K, magnesium and boron. Talk to your doctor about your dietary needs and if necessary, get on a good multivitamin. Remember though that dietary calcium is used much more efficiently by your body and doesn’t place you at risk for kidney stones.

    Keep your sugar intake low because excess sugar inhibits your liver’s ability to process estrogen. Watch your caffeine intake and carbonated beverage intake because the phosphorus can increase bone loss.

There are many things that you can do to alleviate some of the symptoms of menopause, but these are a few suggestions. Basically, it’s gonna be a rough ride no matter how you slice it. The best thing to remember is that it’s not going to last forever, and there are things that you can do to make the ride a little smoother. You may also want to check out our article on hormone replacement therapy as well if you’re considering HRT. Good luck, and may you stay cool and comfortable!


CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation Review

Simply Ageless or Simply Hype?

One of the worst things about dealing with aging skin is trying to get a smooth, flawless look with a good foundation.

No matter how perfect the color is, or how good it looks initially, when it settles into your fine lines and accentuates them instead of hiding them, you just want to scream.

Covergirl and Olay claim to have come together to offer the solution with their new Simply Ageless foundation but does it live up to its name?

The Claims

Infused with Olay’s Regenerist Serum, Simply Ageless supposedly remains on top of fine lines and wrinkles instead of settling into them. They also claim that you’ll notice significant improvement in the condition of your skin in only 4 weeks. Finally, Let’s see if it has the stuff to back this up.

We already know that Regenerist Serum is packed with peptides and is well-loved by those who use it. It’s costly, but not as much as some of the other serums, and it has a happy following. It should follow then, that a cosmetics company that’s been trusted for years could pair this wonder serum with their foundation and create a product that does what they promise.

The Real Story

Apparently the reviews are mixed. There are 3 main complaints from those unhappy with the foundation. The first is that some people find that the packaging is extremely hard to open. This is an issue, especially considering that the product is targeted at an older audience.

The second issue is that Simply Ageless settles into fine lines. This is a real problem because that’s exactly what CoverGirl says that the foundation WON’T do. It seems that this is a bigger issue for women with dry skin and for those who use the foundation without first using a moisturizer or the other products in the line as recommended.

People do report that their skin feels better and that wrinkles seem to be diminished when they don’t have on makeup. The problem is that the makeup settles into some people’s fine lines, and also a few women report that it smears off onto your hands and clothes even hours after application.

The final complaint about this foundation is that the color match system doesn’t work very well and the shade that you’re told is right for you may very well be too light by a couple of shades.

The Final Word

The final word on CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation is that you need to use a primer or moisturizer first for best effect, and you may want to use a powder or some other “setter” on top of it. It does have sunscreen in it, but if it doesn’t stay on then that won’t do you much good.

You may also want to go a shade or two darker than the Color Match recommends. Oh, and just so you know, CoverGirl stands by their products and if you have a problem, call them up. They’re good about working with you.

If this sounds like a product you’d like to try, click here to find CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation.

If you’ve used this foundation, please let us know about how it worked for you in the comments section below.


Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Your Cosmetics

Are Your Skincare Products Poisoning You?

Did you know that there isn’t really a non-biased organization that monitors the ingredients in your skincare products?

Neither did I until I started researching. I was finding some pretty hinky ingredients in some of the products that we discuss here at Aging Arsenal.

As a matter of fact, I found it so interesting that I dug a little deeper and decided that you probably wanted to know what these ingredients were, too, so that at least you’d be aware of what you’re using.

By the end of this article, you’ll know what toxins to look out for when you buy your cosmetics.

Phthalates

Pronounced “thalates”, these chemicals are used in just about every cosmetic product from shampoo to fingernail polish to stabilize the products or improve the consistency. Though it’s banned in Europe, the US still allows it but public concern has led to several companies, including Essie, OPI and Sally Hansen to stop using dibutyl phthalate (DBP), the form that is used to prevent nail polish from chipping.

Phthalates are linked to reproductive health and fetus and child developmental problems. Though declared safe in small amounts, independent studies by both the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives found breakdown chemicals of phthalates (namely diethyl and dibutyl phthalate) in nearly every single person that they tested.

You have to wonder exactly what that means if these toxins that you’re applying topically are being found in your urine. What are the repercussions? The truth is that nobody knows for sure what can happen with long-term, small-dose exposure, but do you really want to live by the theory that small doses of poison are OK?

Parabens

Commonly used in many cosmetics as a preservative, parabens have 2 characteristics that are cause for concern. The first is that they’ve been found in small amounts in cancerous breast tissue. The second is that they mimic estrogen. This not only may lead to breast cancer but may also cause symptoms related to excess estrogen including depression, weight gain, and birth defects.

The most common forms of paraben in cosmetics are methylparaben, ethylparaben and propylparaben though obviously anything that ends in –paraben is, well, a paraben. They’re rapidly absorbed into your body and can cause skin irritation, rashes, and rosacea in people who are sensitive or allergic to them.

Petrochemicals

Known by many different names including mineral oil, propylene glycol, PEG, PPG, and petroleum jelly, petrochemicals may have their uses but not on your skin. They interfere with your skin’s natural moisturizing process, clog your pores, and increase your sensitivity to sunlight. Germs also grow like crazy in them. Though technically not a toxin, at least primarily, petrochemicals aren’t something that you should be slathering onto your skin.

Sulfates

Found in many cosmetics including shampoos and soaps, sulfates are used to make soap sudsy and your body squeaky clean. You may recognize them by their commonly used names of sodium laureth or lauryl sulphate. Though not strictly a toxin, they do strip your body of its natural oils and can cause irritation, dryness and rash. Avoid them, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin.

Silicone

This is one of those “natural” products that isn’t necessarily good for you. You’ll find them in many hair products and moisturizers because they give your hair and skin that silky soft feeling. It doesn’t actually do anything though. Silicone just coats your skin or hair, creating the ILLUSION of improved texture and complexion.

The problem is that regular use can lead to clogged pores, skin irritations including a rash, allergic reactions and acne. It’s best to avoid products with silicone when possible.

Stearalkonium Chloride

Originally developed for use as a fabric softener, this is a cheap substitution for substances such as proteins that really do condition your hair and skin. It is toxic and can cause irritation and allergic reactions.

Triethanolamine (TEA) and Diethanolamine (DEA)

These are foaming agents typically found in soaps, scrubs and shampoos. They are proven to be toxic if absorbed long-term and have also been associated with cancer in lab animals. Lesser illnesses and side effects include allergic reactions, dryness of your skin and hair, and eye irritation. Avoid this one because it’s truly bad for you.

Conclusion

There are many natural skincare products that don’t contain these poisons and irritants so there’s no reason to buy brands that contain them. Now that you know what to look for in your cosmetics, be aware and buy only products that are safe to use. After all, it doesn’t matter how good you look if you’re dead!

If you know of other toxins like these, please list them in the comments section below!

Next → Top 5 Organic Moisturizers

Previous: Top 10 Organic Ingredients


The Top 4 Ways to Fight Aging Organically

How to Look Younger Without Getting Cancer

Are you concerned about the ingredients in your skincare products?

Do you worry that the stuff you use to fight wrinkles is going to give you cancer?

If so, you’re part of a growing number of people who are taking a closer look at what they’re slathering onto their skin.

By the end of this article, you’re going to know what concerns you need to address in order to stay young looking, or to turn back the hands of time.

By the end of the 6-part series, you’re going to know about some great products that can naturally make you look 10 years younger and what organic ingredients you should be looking for!

The fact is, many of the ingredients in traditional makeups and creams aren’t good for you and can actually harm you in large doses or with long-term use. Some even cause cancer.

We’ll discuss these toxic ingredients as well in the second article in this series, Toxic Chemicals that Hide in Your Cosmetics.

So what, you ask, do you really need to do to fight (or even stop) the signs of aging? Excellent question, and the real meat and potatoes of the issue. Let’s get some answers now.

Preserve Elasticity

When you’re young, your skin is like elastic – it stretches and moves with your facial muscles then tightens back up when you relax your muscles. The same concept goes for when you pinch your cheeks to get some color or rub your skin while you’re putting on lotion. You move it, it moves back into shape.

And let us not forget our biggest enemy, gravity – that evil force that pulls everything that’s supposed to be round and firm straight to the floor as we get older.

There are two main substances that are responsible for keeping everything tight, smooth, and in place – collagen and elastin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that holds your skin to your muscles. When you’re young, your body produces it in abundance. As you age, you make less of it and your skin isn’t held as tightly to your muscles and tissues.

Elastin is a protein that keeps your skin flexible and elastic. It’s what moves your skin back into place and keeps it from stretching. Stretching, of course, causes excess skin that results in sagging and wrinkles. Again, as we age, our bodies produce less elastin.

Keep Pores Small

Another issue that we have to address in our efforts to remain youthful looking is large pores. As with everything else in life, understanding this process is half the battle.

Your pores don’t actually get bigger – it’s an illusion caused by a buildup of cells around your pore opening that make them look larger. This buildup is caused by poor exfoliation, sun damage, excessive oil and several other factors, many of which are fixable with simple, proper skin care.

Keep Skin Moist

Dry skin is brittle skin. You can’t expect it to jump back into place and remain smooth and beautiful if it doesn’t have enough moisture and lubrication. There are a couple of different things that you need to do in order to preserve the moisture levels in your skin.

If you’ve read any of the other skin care articles on this site, you’ll see that I almost constantly preach the need to drink enough water. Your skin is your largest organ and the last one in line to get watered by your body. If you drink less water than you need, you’re body’s going to funnel it to other organs that need it to keep you alive and leave your skin out.

This is bad because water is essential to the supple texture, smooth function, and healthy glow that you want your skin to have. So the best and easiest thing to do is DRINK UP!

There’s also this awesome little substance called hyaluronic acid that is amazing at helping your skin retain moisture. Unfortunately, just as with collagen and elastin, your body produces less and less of it as you age. There are also behaviors and chemicals that destroy the natural hyaluronic acid that you already have. It’s all good though because there are natural ways that you can fight this, as you’ll learn throughout this series.

Maintain Good Skin Tone

The final things that really makes your skin look old are age spots and discoloration due to sun damage. Again, there are several natural ingredients that are awesome at maintaining and regaining that even, peaches and cream complexion that you had when you were in your 20’s and 30’s. I discuss them in the organic cosmetic ingredients article as well.

Let’s Get Started!

Ready to learn what ingredients you need to look for in your organic beauty products to keep you skin smooth, elastic, and evenly toned? Then click on over to our article, Top 10 Organic Anti-Aging Ingredients.

If you have other concerns that you’d like me to address regarding organic methods to keep your skin beautiful, please let me know in the comments section below!

Next → Top 10 Organic Anti-Aging Ingredients

Top 5 Organic Youth Restoring Skincare Lines

Look Young and Flawless Without Harmful Chemicals!

Have you ever really looked at what’s in your makeup?

If so, did you understand what all of those chemical-sounding names were?

I know I didn’t. I just assumed that they wouldn’t put anything in there that was bad for me. What a silly assumption.

Just in one foundation alone, there was a compound used to refract light in roofing materials, a couple different toxic metals, and a chemical known by the state of California to cause cancer in lab animals.

Shocking, huh? Well not really when you consider that the FDA doesn’t regulate the contents of cosmetics.

Don’t worry though; thankfully, the demand for natural products that are both effective and safe, there are many organic cosmetics out there now and they just keep getting better. I’ve found 5 great lines that offer everything you need to fight time and look beautiful safely.

  1. Juice Beauty

    This company produces nothing but organic cosmetics including moisturizers, serums, foundations, powders, peels, cleansers and toners. Basically, if you need it for your face, Juice Beauty has it. And the great thing is that they have it in anti-aging products that are formulated with effective ingredients that are present in percentages high enough to actually be of use.

    Click here to find Juice Beauty Products.

  2. Colorescience

    Providing organic cosmetics to a diverse population, Colorescience is quickly developing a reputation for the quality of their ingredients as well as their easy to use applicators and variety of colors that use minerals to provide a glowing beauty that lasts all day long. The products are a bit pricey but those who use them swear that they are worth every penny.

    Click here to find Colorescience products.

  3. Gratiae Organic Beauty by Nature

    Gratiae’s line is that they “invite your body and mind to a new adventure.” Their line includes products for your face, eyes, body, and nails. Unlike many lines, they also carry men’s products and users seem to love the products. A perusal of their ingredients show that they actually contain the ingredients to back up their claims to firming, lifting, revitalizing and age defying.

    Gratiae’s products contain no synthetic chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms. The downside to this line is that, though the ingredients truly are wonderful, the products are pretty pricey. If you don’t mind shelling out big bucks for your products, then you may want to give Gratiae a shot.

  4. Click here to find Gratiae products.

  5. Intelligent Nutrients

    Though not strictly a skincare line, Intelligent Nutrients is a company that provides certified organic products to consumers that have no parabens, toxic minerals, glycols, artificial fragrances, pesticides, phthalates, sulfates or silicones.

    All of their products are food grade and USDA certified organic. They believe that what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body, so if it’s not safe to eat, it’s not safe to rub onto your body. They use the latest in plant stem cell antioxidants to create products that reduce fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and other signs of aging.

    They also claim that their products lift, smooth and firm as well as increase collagen synthesis. User reviews are great, and the line is fairly extensive. Prices are pretty middle-of-the-road for anti-aging products, so if you’re looking for totally safe products made from promising ingredients, try this line out.

    Click here to buy Intelligent Nutrients Organic Products.

  6. Eminence

    The final line that rounds out the top 5 organic age defying cosmetics lines is one that has already made quite a splach in both the anti aging and natural skin care worlds. Their products aren’t exactly cheap but they aren’t exorbitant either. That line is the Eminence line.

    Chock full of antioxidants, resveratrol, and other big guns in your age defying arsenal, Eminence produces quality products that users absolutely love. Depending on your needs, Eminence offers a complete line of products. They don’t carry makeup, but the quality of their other stuff is what puts them in our top 5.

    Click here to buy Eminence Organics.

  7. If you’ve tried any of these lines, we’d love to hear what you think of them in the comments section below.

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Top 5 Organic Youth Restoring Serums

Kick Wrinkles to the Curb Safely!

This next installment in our organic cosmetics series is going to discuss youth-restoring serums.

You don’t have to use a product full of harmful chemicals in order to keep your skin looking supple and young, nor should you.

As with the entire organic line, I’ve reviewed dozens of products to bring you the very best serums on the planet.

Read on to figure out which of the top 5 all-natural age-defying serums is exactly right for you!

  1. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Booster Serum

    Meant to work either independently or in conjunction with the rest of the Stem Cellular Repair line, this serum really has what it takes to baby your face. Packed with antioxidants, resveratrol, alpha-hydroxy acid, shea butter and numerous other age fighting ingredients, your face will love you for using it. Since it’s organic, you don’t have to worry that you’re slathering poison onto your skin.

    Click here to buy Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Booster Serum.

  2. Caudalie Vinexpert Firming Serum

    This is a great serum for just about any kind of skin. It’s packed with moisturizers and emollients including hyaluronic acid, and it also boasts several different antioxidants. Among those are grape seed extract and vitamins C and E. It’s also got resveratrol in it, which is a proven wrinkle fighter. In summary, it’s good for wrinkles, moisturizing, plumping, age spots and maybe even firming. Not bad for a single serum.

    Click here to buy Caudalie Vinexpert Firming Serum.

  3. Pevonia O2ptimal C Complexe Concentrate

    This wrinkle-fighting serum is good for all skin types and contains tons of plant-based antioxidants as well as hyaluronic acid. It’s also pretty low in oils so it won’t clog up your pores. It’s a product that could most likely be used by those of you with sensitive skin.

    Click here to find a great deal on Pevonia O2ptimal C Complexe Concentrate.

  4. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

    If you’re looking to increase your skin’s elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and increase the moisture in your face, then you may want to give this one a try. It’s got a vitamin C complex as well as hyaluronic acid and several antioxidants in it that are rendered in such a manner as to be easily absorbed so that it can get straight to work. There’s a ton of awesome in this little orange bottle.

    Click here to find Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster.

  5. Arcona Vitamin A Complex

    Of all of the serums that I reviewed, this is the one with the fewest extraneous ingredients. Every component has a purpose, and most of them are meant to make you look younger, fresher, and more brilliant.

    Just a few of the beauty preserving ingredients include retinol, vitamin E, resveratrol, hyaluronic acid, and grapefruit seed extract. You can’t ask for a bottle full of better ingredients. The only downside is that there aren’t really any moisturizers in it, so if you have excessively dry skin, you may want to find another serum or add a moisturizer to your routine.

    Click here to start nourishing your skin with Arcona Vitamin A Complex.

  6. So now that we’ve covered the most amazing organic serums available on the market today, let’s move on to the Top 5 Organic Skincare Lines.

    If you’ve tried any of these all-natural serums, or if you’ve found a terrific one that we didn’t discuss, then tell us about your experience in the comments section below!

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