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Resveratrol to help fight dark spots and age spots

WHAT IS RESVERATROL?

 Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, which is an antibiotic substance that is produced by the plant when it is attacked by a microorganism. Its release in the plant helps limit the spread of damage caused by aggression.

Resveratrol is a chemical molecule from the polyphenol family. Polyphenols are molecules present in plants, known for their antioxidant properties.

This molecule exists in two different forms: a cis- form and a trans- form. We are talking about isomers. It is the trans- form which has the most effective antioxidant action and the one that we use in our Morganna’s Express Spot remover

What are the properties of resveratrol?

There are over 3 million studies currently that have been done showing its beneficial properties and how Resveratrol is now considered to be a “Youth Molecule”

  1. The properties of resveratrol may not only confer cardiovascular benefits in grapes and red wine, but also be the source of the therapeutic potential of several fruits, super-foods and medicinal plants.
  2. Antioxidant power. Resveratrol is often touted as a powerful natural antioxidant. And for good reason, since numerous studies have shown it to be able to oppose the accumulation of free radicals, these hyperactive elements responsible for a lot of damage within the body.
  3. Anti-aging effects. Its antioxidant properties give it an anti-aging action. By countering the damage caused by free radicals, resveratrol helps to fight against the premature aging of body tissues. In addition, some studies show that it may be able to activate certain longevity genes. It is for these different reasons that this active principle is used in cosmetic anti-wrinkle creams.
  4. Anti-inflammatory activity. Several studies have shown that it limits the secretion of pro-inflammatory substances. In this way, it can reduce or even prevent certain inflammatory reactions
  5. Anti-cancer action. Studies show that its anti-inflammatory activity also helps it fight against the development of cancer cells. This anti-cancer action of resveratrol has aroused the interest of many specialists.
IT’S A GREAT SHIELD. “it is also effective against pigment disorders by inhibiting an enzyme that causes dark spots,” adds Dr. Baxter

Resveratrol protects us from oxidation, this process of cell alteration caused in part by external aggressions and which the body cannot channel. Four out of five wrinkles are due to this phenomenon.

 

 

A study published in The Lancet shows that the antioxidant power of these molecules would be 10,000 times more effective than that of vitamin E. To benefit from it, do not put your nose outside without having applied a dab of cream rich in this substance on your face, cleavage.

 

 

In skincare:

Resveratrol fights Glycation: A phenomenon of “caramelization” of fibers under the effect of sugar which leads to the intensification of wrinkles and to an accelerated loss of elasticity and firmness. It is again a surprising capacity of protection that this marvelous molecule offers.

It also stimulates the production of two kinds of collagen. Type I collagen, present in the deep dermis, which maintains the skin.  As well as type III collagen, present between the cells, which ensures the density and the “bounce” of our features.

 

 

To understand the actions of Resveratrol we must also understand oxidation in particular skin oxidation.

 

 

What is skin oxidation?

Take an apple, cut it, and leave it in the open air … after a few hours, its flesh turns brown and dries up. Its oxidized.

Unlike the apple, our skin naturally produces antioxidants to protect itself. But these molecules reduce activity when the body is exposed daily to oxidizing factors such as stress, fatigue, pollution, smoking and of course the sun. To defend itself, the skin emits free radicals, in excess. These are the ones that over the long term eat away at the cells of the epidermis and cause age spots, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, wrinkles, and folds.

 

Why use antioxidant treatments?

To combat this phenomenon of skin oxidation in a targeted manner.  This is where the ‘Youth Molecules “ like Resveratrol come in.

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top 10 skincare ingredients

What are the top best skincare ingredients?

 The top 10 natural active ingredients anti-aging: We believe these are the best as it is easy to use them together or alone. They are also non irritating and can be used even during pregnancy

  1. Asthaxanthin A powerful antioxidant against photoaging of the skin carotenoids such as astaxanthin, are highly valued molecules in dermatology. And for good reason, since it makes it possible to fight against free radicals, the accumulation of which is at the origin of a great deal of damage to the skin.

 

  1. Vitamin C: It is one of the most known, and for good reason. Ultra antioxidant, it neutralizes free radicals and slows down skin aging.  Vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen for  skin that is regenerated and firmed. It is also formidable against dark spots and scars because it regulates melanin production.
  1. Hyaluronic acid: The other star in anti-aging skincare! This Molecule has the capacity to retain up to 1000 times its weight in water to guarantee optimal hydration. She acts like a real wrinkle filler and instantly plumps up the skin.

Please note, not all hyaluronic acids are created equal: for true anti-aging effectiveness, it is better to chose multiple molecular weights, so that it penetrates deeply and boosts collagen production.

  1. Bukuchiol: Bakuchiol is a chemical compound found naturally in the seeds of babchi, a plant native to the Indian subcontinent. This, which can measure up to 1 m high, is used in traditional medicine to treat certain skin pathologies (psoriasis, scabies, ringworm, etc.) thanks to its anti-bacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  2. Green tea: Recognized since Antiquity for its incredible antioxidant, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties, it stimulates collagen production and renewal cellular, protects against free radicals and tones the skin.  Our favorite? Matcha green tea, effective antioxidant increased tenfold.
  3.  Paracress oil Spilanthes Acmella is renowned for its high content of alkylamides which have been shown to be excellent markers of activity.

Its main actions are: Strengthens the architecture of the dermis and fights the signs of aging

Stimulates the biomechanical functions of fibroblasts Increases skin density

Gives softness and firmness to the skin

Visibly and quickly reduces the appearance of wrinkles

 

 

7.Peptides What are the benefits of peptides? They have powerful cellular activity preserving the quality and youthfulness of the epidermis. Their field of action is almost as vast as their number

  1. Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant that acts as a shield against free radicals. It slows down the

skin aging and prevents cell damage.

9.Resveratrol Its strong antioxidant power. The oxidation process induced by external attacks alters our cells without their being able to channel them. No less than four out of five wrinkles are the consequence of this oxidative stress which induces a drop in collagen production.

 

  1. Paracress extract: Called “the facelift plant”, this flower is appreciated for its lifting and firming properties. Rich in antioxidants, it prevents sagging skin and strengthens tissue elasticity, while contributing to boost hydration and radiance of the complexion.

What are the vest oil ingredients for mature skin ?

Vegetable oils are valuable anti-aging allies, they help fill the lack of lipids in mature skin, soften

the epidermis and prevent wrinkles.

Our favorite anti-aging oils:

 

  • Prickly pear oil: Exceptionally rich in vitamins E and K, and omega 3 and 6, this precious oil

also stimulates the synthesis of collagen and the regeneration of cells. It is ideal for reducing stains

pigmentary.

  • Argan oil: Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, it is renowned for its restructuring virtues,

nourishing and regenerating. It protects against radicals free, restores the skin barrier and softens the skin.

CBD OIL:

  • Rosehip oil: Rich in natural retinol, vitamin C and fatty acids, it is appreciated for its properties

regenerating and anti-stain. It promotes renewal cellular and stimulates the production of collagen, limiting effects of skin aging.

  • Borage oil: This oil preserves the youth of the skin by restoring elasticity, tone and comfort, while boosting cell regeneration.
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skincare for your 30s

A Skincare Routine For Your 30’s

What Skincare Should You Be Using In Your 30’s

skincare for your 30s

Your 30’s are the decade of motivation and determination. You know what you want and what you don’t want, what looks good and what doesn’t, but your struggle is to delay the first signs of aging.

The first signs of aging appear in your 30’s: wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, and age spots start to show due to the decrease in collagen.

Here are a few do’s and don’t for your 30’s.

  1. Continue using preventative skincare products such as sunscreen and antioxidants, but incorporate corrective ingredients like Bakuchiol, Peptides, Spilanthol, and Resveratrol.
  2. Treat yourself to a facial every 3 months. To take care of your skin and maintain it, you should get into the habit of treating yourself to a professional facial quarterly. Whether it is to deeply cleanse the skin, have an anti-aging treatment, or more specifically targeted skin problems, a facial will help you turn back the clock.
  3. Find the perfect haircut. Hair plays a very important role as it can age or rejuvenate you, you might as well change your hairstyle to look 5 or 10 years younger. At 30, you know what you like, including the right hairstyle for you. Quickly, run to your hairdresser to make a trendy cut, to give volume to your hair, to choose the colors that will highlight your complexion.
  4. Prioritize your happiness. Why is this important? Being happy in the present moment, knowing how to appreciate every moment, is good for morale and for the complexion. What does happiness have to do with your skin? As soon as we experience happiness or pleasure, the brain secretes endorphins. These “well-being” molecules have a direct impact on the dermis, helping it to create new cells.
  5. Focus your eyes! With 22 muscles and 1000 blinks per day, the eyes are the most expressive area of ​​the face. Making it the area that wrinkles and tires the fastest. The result is expression lines, but also bags and dark circles … which make us take +10 years (even when we are 25). So how do you thwart your expression lines? When you apply a treatment, do this mini-exercise that smooths the furrows: with your index fingers, stroke the eye area from the top of the cheekbone towards the inner hollow of the eye. The idea is to smooth, not in the direction of the furrows, but perpendicularly, to “force” them to relax.
  6. Remove your makeup religiously. Why is this important? Because during the day, the pores become clogged (dust + polluting particles + sweat + sebum) while at night, the skin regenerates itself. In order for it to be able to detoxify, we must therefore completely strip it of the impurities that are suffocating it. Try an oil cleanser instead of makeup remover or makeup wipes. Oil cleansers are suitable for all skin types (even sensitive and oily) because it dissolves impurities and the most stubborn make-up on the eyes (without stinging!). Another advantage: its fluid texture is massaged with the fingers, and that the epidermis loves. Pour a little cleansing oil between your hands, massage the entire face dry, emulsify with water, then rinse. Magic: it comes off in the form of milk and leaves the skin clear like never before.
  7. Stop assaulting your skin Why is this important? The skin may be a resistant envelope, it is sensitive to all our daily actions. If we manhandle it, we stress it, we triturate it (friction, pinching, etc.), we risk “breaking” its precious collagen fibers, guarantees its elasticity, and its rebound appearance.
  8. When removing makeup and/or after a mask, gently stimulate the epidermis by tapping delicately on the face with the pads of the fingers. Over time, this gesture energizes and firms the skin.

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Top 4 Reasons to Go Natural

The great debate: natural or synthetic?

As a cosmetic chemist, my personal opinion is that we should always opt for natural cosmetics as much as possible, and here are my reasons why:

  1. Your body uses and metabolizes natural substances better. Nature offers whole and complex substances; science dissects them and separates their elements. Whole substances contain all that is needed to be effective; chemicals that have been isolated can upset the body.
  2. Natural ingredients are effective; they are nourishing, efficacious, and often less damaging http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOCuqRHoTPY

Your skin absorbs what you put on it.

Our skin is more than a simple surface “dressing.” It is constantly in direct contact with the environment, it is a real living organ, a dynamic interface between the outside and the inside of our body. It protects our body from external aggressions by forming a shield against direct trauma (shocks, friction) and against the action of chemical agents. It also contributes to the immunity of our body by protecting it against the penetration of microorganisms. Choosing organic cosmetics means protecting our skin and our health.

A large part of what we apply to our skin is absorbed into our body, a scientific principle illustrated by nicotine, hormonal or painkiller patches. In the same way, a part of the synthetic and chemical components of so-called “conventional” cosmetics permeate our tissues and accumulate there, for lack of adequate treatment by our body which does not recognize these foreign substances!

While these synthetic substances are still present in our products in quantities limited by regulations, the cocktail and accumulation effects are unfortunately neglected, but far from being negligible! They can then, over time, cause skin reactions (eczema, contact dermatitis, and other ailments) and further disrupt the functioning of our body.

Using only natural herbal products will reduce your ingestion of toxic chemicals.

  1. Climate change is affected by all consumer products. Not only do industrial cosmetics affect us, but they also affect the planet.

Plastic bottles fill landfills; some chemicals find their way into the water, affecting even the reproduction of the fish population.

Nano-particles also disturb the marine environment, lakes, rivers, and streams

  1. Natural cosmetics are formulated from natural ingredients whose active ingredients are just as effective as those resulting from chemical manipulations. Certain natural products have been known for thousands of years for their benefits (the use of honey or aloe vera, for example)

At Morganna’s Alchemy, we provide a wide range of effective, natural, and sustainable skincare options to suit everyone’s needs. 

 

What is the most common skin type?

Of all skin types, combination or mixed skin is the most common.

It is recognized by a typical combination: the “T” area (forehead, nose, and chin) of the face is oily, and the temple and cheek area shows symptoms of dry skin. Here are the most common indications for combination skin:

  • Dilated pores in the “T” zone: forehead, nose, chin
  • Oily “T” zone (sebum secretion)
  • Blackheads and blemishes on the forehead nose and chin
  • Dry cheek area
  • Dry temple area
  • Itching and tightness in dry areas
  • Dull complexion
  • Thick skin texture

Combination skin is easily disturbed by many factors

Several factors can change its condition and make it drier or more oily. We can then face a real headache to restore balance and have beautiful, even skin. Knowing the main causes of these variations can help you prevent them or reduce their incidence by, for example, changing your skin care routine at home

Here are some disruptors that can affect the quality of your combination skin:
  • Climatic conditions such as cold, wind, heat and sunlight
  • The inheritance
  • The stress
  • Pollution and free radicals
  • Hormonal changes
  • Disease
  • Medication
  • Aging of the skin
  • Inadequate skin care routine

What you should avoid when you have combination skin

  • Using a cleanser that is drying, or , a cream formula containing to many fatty substances. They could worsen existing skin problems. Opt for gentle skin cleansing using a pH balanced formula.
  • Prolonged exposure to the sun or cold. The heat increases the secretion of sebum in the T-zone, while the cold and the wind have a dehydrating and irritating effect on the dry skin of the face.
  • Applying excessively rich creams or moisturizers. It is important to choose a moisturizer for combination skin that does not contain lipids to prevent clogging of the pores and limit the appearance of blackheads or acne in oily areas.

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What is the Definition of Antioxidants?

How do they functions? What are they?

Free radicals

Free radicals are unstable compounds mainly formed of oxygen. They are generated during the normal functioning of the body, but their production can be increased by pollution, cigarette smoke or prolonged exposure to the sun, for example. Their chemical structure causes them to damage other atoms by “oxidizing” them. They are however more or less kept in check by the body’s natural antioxidants. However, certain factors can upset this balance. If free radicals exceed the body’s ability to neutralize them, they can contribute to the development of several diseases, including cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer and other diseases associated with aging.

 

Before understanding the usefulness of antioxidants, we must know the role of free radicals in our body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that our body produces in small quantities through the oxygen we breathe.

 

Free radicals are very reactive. In small quantities, they participate in the fight against viruses and bacteria. In excess, they accelerate the deterioration of cells. Factors like air pollution, tobacco, aging and even sunlight favor their synthesis, this is called “oxidative stress”. As a result, we become vulnerable to many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eye disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The most visible effect of an overproduction of free radicals is the aging of the skin.

 

Antioxidants come into action when the number of free radicals in our body is too high. Their job is to counter, decrease and inhibit the action of free radicals. Thus, the adoption of a diet rich in antioxidants helps to stay healthy and fight against the diseases mentioned above.

The foods richest in antioxidants are:

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  • Red fruits (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, etc.)
  • Nuts (pecans, hazelnuts, etc.)
  • Citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, lemon, etc.)
  • Green vegetables (spinach, artichoke, broccoli, etc.)

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANTIOXIDANTS

There are many substances that can act as an antioxidant. The best known antioxidants are:

 

  • Vitamin E

It helps cells to regenerate. It’s a great anti-aging product.

 

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a particularly powerful antioxidant to defend our immune system. It helps fight colds. It is also involved in the formation of collagen (gives elasticity and resistance to the skin).

 

  • Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays a decisive role in vision. It is also essential in bone growth, the conditioning of skin cells and the regulation of the immune system.

 

  • Selenium

Selenium activates the antioxidant enzyme in our body: glutathione peroxidase. Together with vitamin E, it protects cells against premature aging.

 

  • Zinc

Zinc promotes scarring of the skin. It also acts on the endocrine system, respiration, respiration and fitness.

 

  • Polyphenols

Polyphenols are flavonoids capable of protecting our body against cardiovascular disease.

All women whose skin begins to show signs of aging, from 45-50 years of age.

  • People who, from the age of 30, want to take preventive action to limit the impact of free radical attacks on a daily basis.
  • All those who are very exposed to pollution, who work outside, live in the sun, those who smoke …
  • Women aged 50 and over who wish to use a long-acting deep-acting anti-aging product without the risk of irritation
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The many uses of CBD on skin

Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids, CBD products have the advantage of preventing inflammation-related irritation.

Cannabinoid effectiveness studies against skin irritation confirm the promising role of CBD, especially topical CBD oil, in skin inflammation

 

  1. Skin prone to pimples, clogged pores and blackheads:

2.  Rashes and extremely dry skin conditions

3.  Flaccid and uneven skin

4.   Insect bites and itchy skin

5.   Skin prone to pimples, clogged pores and blackheads

How to recognize Dry skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry skin is a fairly common symptom, especially in the elderly. dry skin is due to several factors, internal and external. It can also be caused by certain skin diseases or conditions of other organs.

Dry skin is characterized by very fine pores and a feeling of “parchment” to the touch: it is rough, and slightly chapped. Often, dry skin appears tense and itchy.

Dry skin often reacts to changes in temperature.
There can be many levels of dry skin:
Dry skin: temporary discomfort, slight tugging, slight peeling.
Very dry skin: discomfort and marked tightness, intense desquamation, cracks.
Pre-atopic xerosis: rough skin (scabs), slight irritation.

Healthy skin is naturally protected on the surface by the hydro-lipid film, formed mainly of water and lipids (the sebum). It is waterproof, protects the skin from external aggression and prevents water loss. When the upper layer of the epidermis is not balanced in water and lipids, it can no longer effectively play its role of barrier and becomes uncomfortable to varying degrees, as explained above.

There are also states of cutaneous dryness triggered by external factors, climatic, environmental, caused by cutaneous pathologies (atopic eczema, psoriasis …), general diseases (thyroid, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies …) and / or medical treatments.

Morganna’s Instant lift is a wrinkle smoothing cream perfectly adapted for dry skin.
Its proprietary blend and combination of Sorghum, Tara and Chicory extracts, are particularly well suited, to both reduce the look of wrinkles almost immediately, but to also provide deep hydration.

⦁ superficial tightening action and anti-aging treatment with pleasant sensory properties >

⦁ Sorghum actually binds to skin by its Polyols=> forming a coherent film, which gives the texturing and tightening effect of interest

⦁ Our Clinical testing show up to 82% wrinkle reduction with just one use

 

We Also polled 30 women to see how the liked the effects of our Instant lift

Here are some before and after 10 minutes of Instant lift application