2014 People: Entrepreneur of the Year
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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:
Shea Butter also has Antimicrobial (used against bacteria and antifungals) and Anti-inflammatory properties
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.
In my search I finally came across this website:
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
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.
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.
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:
* 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
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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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:
Shea Butter also has antimicrobial (used against bacteria and antifungals) and anti-inflammatory properties.
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I am so thrilled and pleased to announce that Remarlé ® All Natural Skin Moisturizing Shea Butter Créme has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.
In recognition of this award, please visit my website for this special offer:
Thank you everyone for your support!
I was 10 years old when I developed Eczema on my feet. I was up all night crying and scratching much to my mother’s chagrin. I had it soo bad that I was allowed to wear open toed shoes to Catholic School (with a doctor’s note of course). The rebel and fashionista I was, I of course wore platform open toed shoes; it was after all 1973. The nuns just loved me.
My mother took me to my newborn brother’s pediatrician who only chastise me for keeping my mom up all night and never gave me anything to help with the itching. He told me to “just stop scratching and go to sleep and stop keeping my mom up all night”. I will never forget this because anyone that has ever had eczema knows that you want nothing more than to “just stop scratching and get a good night’s sleep”. It was not until a year later that a family relative recommended to my mom and dad to take me to a dermatologist. It was there that he prescribed “Valisone” the ointment. In two weeks the eczema cleared and my mom and I were able to sleep again.
Valisone is no longer available, which I am shocked about because it worked. The good news is that my patent pending “Hand Scrub” formula is helping people get relief from eczema. It exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time without causing more pain to the area.
If you have eczema you should give it a try.