Hair Mask New Formula now with Marula Oil

The new hair mask formula contains more Coconut Oil, combined with Shea Butter and the magic of Marula Oil to enhance the health of your hair.

What is Marula Oil?
Fair Trade Marula Oil – Certified Organic (Sclerocarya birrea)
WILD GROWN, ORGANIC MARULA OIL, AFRICA’S BEAUTY SECRET
Marula Oil is an all-natural, cold pressed, highly nutritious, light textured oil. Hand harvested by women in village collectives from the exotic fruit seed kernels of bio dynamic and drought resistant Marula trees, indigenous to Southern Africa and Madagascar. The geographic position on the west edge of Southern Africa gives rise to certain climatic characteristics. The low rainfall and endless hours of bright sunshine create the perfect environment – unlike any other in the world – to produce exceptional growing conditions for the Marula trees to bear their annual fruit.
The oil is made from kernels from inside the pit of the Marula fruit which is related to the mango. The process of cracking the Marula pit to separate the kernel is so laborious that it takes one woman half a day to produce the kernels for one 2 oz bottle of oil. The kernels are then cold pressed using a hand-turned 30 ton hydraulic press.
The Marula Oil is produced to rigorous quality standards completely pure and natural with no artificial ingredients and harvested sustainably. No chemicals are used in the process and no animal testing is involved.
This delicious fruit contains 4 times as much Vitamin C as an orange. Marula leaves and bark have wonderful properties but the skin care properties of natural Marula Oil are perhaps the best of all. This healing oil is widely used for its medicinal benefits by Southern
African women and men and has been part of numerous beauty rituals for centuries to protect the skin and hair from the harsh and dry weather conditions.
This oil is edible, water soluble, High in Vitamin C, Rich in Oleic Acid (essential to healthy skin), golden in color. It is used to moisturize, heal, prevent scarring, promote healing from burns, and penetrate and preserve skin and hair.

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Does Remarlé® Natural Skin Care Products Contain SPF?

This is a question I get quite often and the answer is yes and naturally. Any of my products that have Coconut Oil and/or Shea contain ~6 SPF. Coconut Oil and Shea Butter both contains about 4-6 SPF each.

I am in the process of making a natural sunblock with an SPF of 25. Why only 25 you ask? The reasoning is that we as a society are becoming Vitamin D deficient because with all of the SPF protection. Yes we need protection from the sun’s damaging rays, but we also need the sun for the Vitamin D.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a beneficial vitamin and antioxidant that is widely known as a key element in supporting a healthy immune system and preventing bone related diseases like osteoporosis and rickets. Vitamin D can be absorbed into the body through several forms, including exposure to the sun, supplement pills and vitamin D creams. The cream form of this vitamin can be useful in treating sin conditions and supporting overall skin health.

What role does Vitamin D in play in our Health?

·         It is required to carry out proper absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body.

·         It promotes calcium absorption and therefor aids it aids in proper growth, development, and strengthening of teeth and bones.

·         It enhances the immune system, which consequently helps in reducing the risk of bone related diseases such as osteoporosis and infections such as rickets

·         It is effective in targeting and improving skin care problems such as itching, flaking, and redness associated with psoriasis

 

How can we get our daily requirement?

Vitamin D is commonly referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s the only vitamin that is formed when skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. As little as 10-15 minutes under the sun – (without sunscreen), three times a week enables your body to manufacture enough vitamin D, which can be stored in the body for several months. The Sun’s UV rays form a cholesterol-like compound in the human body which is then converted first to form a precursor of vitamin D and after to vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is activated by enzymes from your liver and kidney.

The active form of vitamin D is known as vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. It is a fat-soluble vitamin which is found in two major forms: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Ergocalciferol or vitamin D2 is mainly derived from plants while cholecalciferol or vitamin D3 derives from exposure to the sun’s rays and certain food items.

Although Sunlight is the best natural source of vitamin D this may not be possible in cold countries, people that work indoors, or protect themselves from the sun. In that case, people can opt for dietary sources in order to fulfill the daily requirement of this vitamin. Very good food sources of vitamin D include include salmon, tuna, eye yolks, sausage, fortified milk, enriched orange juice, cereals and soy products.

Sources:http://www.buzzle.com/articles/foods-high-in-vitamin-d.html

http://www.ehow.com/about_6636942_vitamin-cream-skin-problems.html#ixzz2zuI4gfRA

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Horray for Shea!

Hooray for Shea!

Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) in West Africa. High levels of natural anti-oxidants (A and E) and essential fatty acids (from stearic acid and oleic acid) found within the nut’s buttery contents have proven extremely effective for moisturizing and repairing damaged skin. Shea Butter works because it is able to penetrate the epidermis and provide a protective layer which traps water and keep the skin hydrated and protected from allergens.

Shea butter’s healing qualities include:

  • Relieving Dry skin caused by Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dandruff
  • Soothing Sun Burn
  • Reducing the appearance of stretch marks, scars and fine lines

 Shea Butter also has Antimicrobial (used against bacteria and antifungals) and Anti-inflammatory properties

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Did you ever wonder why the skin care product you were using stopped working?

My girlfriend and I discovered this issue years ago.  We thought that maybe the formula changed, but really it was our body just telling us that it was time to change products. Once we switch to another product (which we discovered was not an easy solution to find something new that worked), our skin responded again.

I also had this discussion with Julie Block, President & CEO of the National Eczema Association.  In our discussion we talked about the need to have two regimens for our skin in our personal care tool box because our skin gets use to a product after a while. She reminded me to tell eczema suffers this fact and once a product stops working to go back to the product that worked previously.  It is not that the product that does not work or will never work again, it just that our bodies have gotten used to the product, or so we Julie and I think.

The fact that the same thing happens with Antibiotics kept coming to the forefront of my thoughts because with antibiotics, our bodies become resistant to the drugs due to bacteria change. [1]

So I did a comprehensive search online for any clinical trials that may have been completed, scoured the American Academy of Dermatology website, and many Google search words.

In my search I finally came across this website:

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20090528/human-skin-alive-with-bacteria

It stated that “Your skin is crawling with hundreds of kinds of bacteria, NIH researchers find.”

So could it be that our external skin responds the same way to personal care products as our internal body responds to antibiotics?

I would love to know your thoughts or if you have any clinical data that may help solve this mystery.   Please tweet me, leave a comment on my Facebook page, or comment here on my blog.

Have a fantastic day!  Renee

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What is “Black Soap”?

What is Black Soap?

Genuine Organic African Black soap, Ghana Africa, and is a Fair Trade Federation product.

African Raw Black Soap is one of the most beneficial yet unheard of soaps you will ever find. It is a natural source of vitamins A & E, iron and an all-natural cleanser.

It helps relieve rashes, scalp irritations, oily skin, dry skin, acne prone skin, blemishes, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.  It is not oily, and can be used for hands, face, body and hair.

African Raw Black Soap gives your face a deep cleansing leaving it fresh, and healthier. African Raw Black Soap works well for all skin types from oily to dry. It can be used by any ethnicity and for men or women and used on every age, from newborn babies to the elderly. It has a delicate texture and a natural, earthy smell.

Remarle ® adds Shea Butter and Coconut Oil for moisture.

Ghana, Africa

The Republic of Ghana, is a country located in West Africa.

The genuine product is made by first burning leaves and barks of a variety of tress and includes banana tree leaves, plantain skins, palm tree leaves and cocoa pods among others in a big vat.

The ash residue is then mixed with water and filtered out. To this mixture, ingredients like coconut, palm and palm kernel oils, shea butter and cocoa butter are added to make the soap.

Main Ingredients:

The soap is traditionally prepared from the ash of locally planted and harvested plants and barks of certain trees. Barks of plantains, Shea trees, palm tree leaves, and coco pods are used in this process. People believe that the organic black soap will be black in color. However, it is not necessary to be in black color and it comes in different colors depending on the region of preparation.

Organic black soap contains the following:

* Water
* Bark of the Shea butter tree
* Leaves of palm tree
* Leaves of banana tree
* Pods of coco plant
* Leaves of plantain plant
* Hemp seed
* Shea nuts
* Olive
* Coconut
* Palm
* Kernel

There are no added preservatives.

How is it prepared?

A typical organic soap is prepared in the following procedure. The bark and leaves of various plants and plantain are shredded and put in to a kettle or a metal container and heated till it becomes ash. Water has to be added in the process and mix it with ash. The resulting mixture is poured through a filter that will not allow the passage of larger particulate matter. This filtered water is mixed in the right proportion with oil or shea butter to create the organic black soap. There are no machines involved in this entire procedure. Women do this work effectively which would take about a day to complete the entire procedure. After this process, the soap should be left untouched for about 2 weeks without any disturbance.

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The importance of exfoliating and moisturizing your skin?

Why Should I Exfoliate?

Plain and simple exfoliation is an important process in maintaining clean and healthy skin; it removes dead skin cells on the surface of your skin (the epidermis) keeping your skin cleaner, smoother and brighter.

Sugar Scrubs help clean your skin’s surface and unclogged pores which help with cell turnover and rejuvenation. Sugar Scrubs can be used on any body part as long as it is chemical and fragrance free as in Remarlé ® LLC products. Sugar cane is the main source of glycolic acid which is a good way to battle the signs of skin aging; it is also good for people experiencing acne and blackheads as well as extremely dry skin. When the sugar scrub is applied in a gentle circular motion removing or exfoliating as much of the dead skin cells as possible fresh new skin is revealed.  This is when you should moisturize.  The natural vitamin enriched oils used in Remarlé ® LLC products act as a barrier so that water does not quickly evaporate from the skin making it Remarkablé Smooth and Soft ™.  Additionally, Remarlé ® LLC products contain Vitamins A, C, and E known to contribute to the health of your skin.

Why do I need to moisturize my skin?

The skin needs moisture to repair and renew itself. While the skin produces it own oil through the sebaceous glands, sometimes extra moisture is needed. As we get older our skin does not produce enough oil and becomes very dry, add in menopause and all of a sudden the wrinkles, lines and visible signs are aging are prevalent. The Skin needs to be hydrated either internally or topically to be soft, supple and smooth.

Moisturizers have been found to help restore the skin barrier providing a protective layer on surface of the skin to trap water and prevent the penetration of irritants and allergens.  An emollient cream is superior in trapping the moisture within the skin. There are five randomized controlled  trials showing benefit to emollient use in atopic eczema. Remarlé ® Skin Smoothing Shea Butter Crème is an emollient and has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

What are the benefits of Vitamins A, C, and E for my skin?

Vitamin A – Vitamin A is very good for skin health and it actually harnesses and reverses the effects of multiple skin problems. Vitamin A is known for remedying issues such as wrinkles as it acts as an antioxidant that limits the action of free radicals from causing damage to your skin.

Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a tremendous antioxidant that helps in slowing down the natural process of skin aging.  The skin usually begins to show its first signs of aging and wrinkling when the body stops or slows down the production of two proteins- elastin and collagen. These proteins are essential in order to maintain the health ofyour skin and keep it young. To overcome these skin problems, the use of vitamin C is highly beneficial as it assists in the production of collagen. It helps in minimizing the sun damage caused to the skin by neutralizing the free radicals.

Vitamin E – One of the major factors that cause substantial damage to our skin cells is exposure to ultraviolet radiation of the sun. When it permeates into the skin, it attacks the oxygen molecules present in the skin cells first. As a result, the oxygen molecules are converted into free radicals. Even though oxygen is an essential component for the existence of our life, its free radicals have high reactivity and are toxic in nature. Due to its reactive nature, the free radicals of oxygen launch an attack on proteins, lipids and DNA molecules. The collagen protein present in the skin which is responsible for making the skin smooth and supple are used up by the free radicals. This accelerates the aging process of the skin and gives rise to problems like skin discoloration, wrinkles, age spots, etc. The skin gets a leathery texture. It can increase the risk of skin cancer too. Vitamin E oil has some inherent qualities that enable it to provide protection to our skin from all these harmful effects of free radicals.

What are the benefits of Shea Butter Crème?

Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) in West Africa. High levels of natural anti-oxidants  (A and E) and essential fatty acids (Stearic and Oleic) found within the nut’s buttery contents have proven extremely effective for moisturizing and repairing damaged skin.  Shea Butter works because it is able to penetrate the epidermis and provide a protective layer which traps water and keeps the skin hydrated.

Shea butter’s healing qualities include:

  • Intense Moisturizer
  • Helps heal damaged skin
  • Helps restore skin’s own elasticity
  • Keeps skin supple during pregnancy
  • Sooths chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Sooths rashes and helps protect from the sun (does not replace sunscreen)

Shea Butter also has antimicrobial (used against bacteria and antifungals) and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Sources:

http://eczemaguide.com/care/moisturizing.html