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WHY PARACRESS EXTRACT IS PERFECT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN OR SKIN SENSITIZED SKIN

PARACRESS is an active ingredient that is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Its composition offers it soothing properties that can relieve irritated skin and reduce redness. Upon application, the skin coats and gains in firmness, while remaining supple.

This little plant is native to P Brazil. However, it is in Madagascar, that it is most cultivated. Its taste qualities, as well as its medicinal and cosmetic properties, have quickly won over the rest of the world.

Depending on who you are talking to, you can meet this plant under different names: Brède Mafane, Acmella Oleracea, Paracress, Hot Grass, Bredy Mafana…

The uses of Paracress are numerous:

  • Cooking, especially in the traditional Madagascar recipe, Romazave. It is also widely used in Asian and Indian cuisine
  • As a food-medicine, to relieve ailments of the mouth and certain skin lesions
  • In cosmetics, for its “botox-like” effect which is ideal in anti-aging care.

Brède Mafane occurs as small yellow flowers, which grow all year round. Its uses are from the leaves and the flowers, which have very concentrated active ingredients.

The virtues of Paracress are due to its exceptional composition: its leaves and flowers are very rich in isobutylamides of polyene and polyeninic acids, including Spilanthol. It is this last active that interests us particularly: it has anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.

On the medicinal side, PARACRESS is used to relieve, or even treat, mouth aches: canker sores, gingivitis, abscesses, cavities-related pain. It is either gargled or by simply chewing the leaves (be careful, it stings!). The juice of the crushed leaves of Paracress ,also have a soothing action on skin lesions.

In cosmetics, PARACRESS is very popular, because its light and natural anesthetic effect offers a “botox like” effect which rejuvenates the face, without freezing the features.

In recent years, PARACRESS has gained popularity in the cosmetics industry. And for good reason, its extract, used in the composition of face creams or serums, offers an unparalleled anti-aging effect.

In a typical day, our face can undergo up to 10,000 micro-contractions. These micro-contractions are responsible for expression lines, including crow’s feet, nasolabial fold, and frown lines.

The anesthetic effect provided by Spilanthol will help limit these contractions: the skin is smoothed, it loses its “crumpled” appearance and  prevent the appearance of more pronounced wrinkles. Paracress has the advantage of acting like a natural botox, while respecting the natural movements of the face, because its action remains light.

A very good daily cream for those who want to see an immediate result!

Where can you find Paracress?

Do you want to try your hand at homemade recipes around Paracress?

in seeds to plant, on many specialized sites and in garden centers. Be careful, this is a plant that requires sun and heat!

8 Tips to Protect Your Face When Wearing a Mask

How to protect your skin from damage if you wear a mask.

Wearing a mask for long periods can cause slight discomfort. The repeated rubbing of the mask can cause irritation and redness or even burns from the friction.

Breathing causes, the humidity increases, which can clog the epidermis and cause the appearance of these famous dreaded pimples.

Don’t worry: we got used to it. Here are the most sensitive spots on the face

 

The most sensitive areas of the face when wearing a mask

  • The top of the nose: this is in particular the area which supports the iron rod which is supposed to keep the mask on the nose. Due to its size, the nose is the first element of the face to wear the mask and therefore to suffer the inconvenience.

 

  • Under the eyes: Worn fairly high, the mask can also rub under the eyes, especially at the pockets. These are very fragile areas, where the skin is very thin and therefore likely to be damaged quickly.

 

  • The lips: The friction with the tissue added to the lack of renewed air in the mask promotes dehydration of our upper and lower lips. So take care of it.

 

  • The chin: For those who do not have a beard, rubbing can also be the source of irritation and very annoying small pimples.

 

  • The ears: The elastic bands that hold the mask are disruptive elements that we are not used to wearing. They shoot our ears while rubbing on them. So watch out for irritations and pains which can be very unpleasant.

 

Tips for taking care of your face when wearing a mask every day

Wearing a mask on a daily basis is not trivial. On the contrary, it is all new to the vast majority of us. It is therefore important to know how to protect and take care of your face when you wear one every day.

 

8 tips to protect your face when wearing a mask

  1. Wear the correct mask size: Wear a mask to your size to avoid friction and tightness. It is probably a matter of common sense, yet I see them every day on the street wearing masks that are too small.
  2. Wear soft and extra-soft fabrics: whenever possible, avoid paper masks. These are the most irritating masks for the face. Choose fabric masks and therefore extra soft cotton. Read: Face protection mask: how to choose?
  3. Apply your moisturizer just before wearing your mask to optimize the benefits of the treatment before contact with this potentially irritating accessory.
  4. To prevent pimples from degenerating, you must dry them out (by applying clay on them, for example) and treat them effectively.
  5. Prevent skin dryness, particularly in the most fragile areas, such as the lips, and those where the mask rubs with lip care and balms.
  6. Limit make up especially foundation. This tends to amplify the risk of pimples and redness by further preventing the skin from breathing.
  7. If you have chosen a surgical mask, place a tissue between it and the skin, to minimize aggression and discomfort.
  8. Adapt your skin care regimen. Skin dries up or is it tight? We opt for a milder cleanser and a suitable moisturizer. Conversely, if the skin becomes oily and favorable to the appearance of pimples, it is thoroughly cleaned and put on anti-acne care.

(You can apply a serum with a high dose of hyaluronic acid or an aloe Vera gel by light pressure on your entire face. These active ingredients have been recognized for many years for their smoothing and plumping properties. During the day, you can also spray a moisturizing mist on your face to restore freshness)

PS: Here is honey mask to protect irritated skin

To protect, nourish and revitalize dry or irritated skin, this classic is yours:

Mix a teaspoon of Spelt flour, 1 teaspoon of honey and an egg yolk. When the dough is homogeneous, spread it over the face

Keep this mask for about twenty minutes. Then rinse with cold water and finish by applying floral water

Stem Cells an Avant-Garde Technique to Younger, Firmer Looking Skin

The COMPOSITION AND VIRTUES OF STEM CELLS are very unique

Stem cells are cells that have the ability to multiply and regenerate throughout the life of the organism. They help maintain the proper functioning of the organs and tissues of the human body.

  • HOW DO STEM CELLS WORK?

Cosmetics targets stem cells located in the skin which are above all the key to the regular mechanism of cell regeneration. By dividing, they give birth to “daughter” cells, which are renewed every twenty-one days. They play a key role as a conductor in the regeneration of the skin.

Stem cells are not renewed and are very sensitive to senescence, to various internal and external aggressions and particularly to UV rays.

 

  • VEGETABLE STEM CELLS: LIFE AND YOUTH POTENTIAL

The meristem is used as a biological tissue made up of undifferentiated cells, the only ones capable of reproducing identically for a very long time. In association with skin stem cells, they act as a starter in the reactivation of cellular processes which slow down with age.

The goal is to protect the reserve of stem cells to keep intact their ability to divide properly, and that they work optimally in all layers of the skin.

Their benefits act on each floor, housing its stem cell population.

They also have a targeted action directly on the wrinkle: they move towards the wrinkle and manufacture new cells in this microenvironment, thus making it possible to fill it by recreating cellular material.

They restore the cutaneous mesh and the firmness of the skin by densifying the support tissue of the epidermis, which repels the wrinkle from the inside.

The use of plant stem cells has several significant advantages:

           1.Reduced water consumption – producing an active ingredient from plant stem cells requires about ten times less water than       traditional methods.

 

  1. Preservation of natural resources – fields can instead be used for vital food crops; energy consumption is lower than in the traditional harvesting and processing mode.

 

  1. Protection of biodiversity – only a very small part of the plant is needed to create a line of plant stem cells, for example 1 kg of cells is equivalent to 5,000 flowers. On the other hand, there is no need to pick plants from the wild.
  2. Improving quality and purity – the purity, safety and quality of the ingredients are not affected by environmental pollution.
  3. Seasonal and geographic variations are eliminated and quality from batch to batch is guaranteed.

 

Morganna’s Alchemy is constantly thriving to make products that are sustainable and provide the best results

 

Read more on how you can use this magnificent technology in your daily routine with our 10 years younger in 30 days kit.

Also ready the wonderful review on

 

https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/time-travel-skincare-morgannas-alchemy-10-years-in-30-days-treatment-kit/

 

The Incredible virtues of the Mango Fruit

Mango is the second most consumed tropical fruit in the world

 

If you are dieting, do feel free to add one mango a day on your list. The caloric values of the mango are as follows: One full Mango contains about 105 calories, but that’s not all: It has Fibre, natural sugars, Protein, Vitamins A, B6, B9, C, Iron, Potassium and our favorite Polyphenols, which are super antioxydants that protect against swelling and inflammation, inside and out of your body. Here are a few additional reasons to eat this super fruit.

  1. Mangoes help slow the aging process with vitamins A and C, which help the body produce collagen. Collagen helps slow the aging of the skin, promotes the health of blood vessels and body tissues. Similarly, vitamins A and C are antioxidants, which fight against the deterioration caused by free radicals and protect the body against the harmful effects of oxidative stress
  2.  Mango is rich in iron, so it is an excellent natural solution for people with anemia. Pregnant and menopausal women can indulge in mangoes as this will increase their iron and calcium levels at the same time

 

3.     Rich in polyphenols One of the few studies specifically done on mango has shown that mango juice has an anti-cancer effect on cells. This could be       explained by the presence of polyphenols in the mango juice. In fact, this substance has a high antioxidant content that protects the body’s cells from damage caused by free radicals (substances in the body responsible for premature cell aging).

 

4.   Mango improves digestion On the one hand, the soluble fiber found in its composition helps to facilitate the digestion and elimination of food. On the other hand, it contains digestive enzymes that help digest proteins by participating in their decomposition. As a result, mango is a very good ally against constipation, indigestion, excess acidity and hemorrhoids.

 

 

5. Body scrub Make a paste with mango puree, honey and coconut milk and use it for a body scrub, you will feel that your skin is tender and smooth

 

6  And let’s not forget Mango Butter for the skin and the hair.

 

We actually have to write about water

In the past few months, we’ve been noticing something pretty bizarre that has been going on with certain brands and people referring to water! It seems that in order to make their brand look better, they are not only promising the moon, but also make big, bold statements, about their products containing no water!!!

Is this implying that water ( the source of life) is no good? Unfortunately that is exactly what is going on. The first thing is that it usually is a bold face lie!! Just look down a bit more and see if they have added some preservatives? If so, the ingredients list is wrong, or purposely written that way. For this reason, we have listed four very important reasons why we should celebrate Water!!

Here are four reasons

  1. ELEMENT OF LIFE: Religions and myths have always attributed to water a power of fertility, of birth. Indeed, the three monotheistic religions were formed in contact with the scarcity of water perceived as a gift of God while in Greek mythologies, water gave birth to some gods like Poseidon, the god of the seas, or Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, born from the foam of waters
  2. Healing: Water is also recognized for its healing properties: it can prolong life, as evidenced by the benefits of vitalizing baths or other “miraculous” waters. Its freshness and clarity give it a renewing purifying power: an imagery materialized in the myth of the fountain of youth
  3. Source of beauty: Its purifying function makes it an excellent ally in slimming and beauty, and its benefits for the skin need no proof! Its positive action on the complexion is undeniable. The hydration it provides – making the skin more supple and smooth while protecting it from the premature appearance of wrinkles – makes it the first anti-aging care. It increases cosmetic effects by allowing the transfer of active ingredients to the heart of the skin !
  4. Source of Life: Our bodies are made of 70% water, we can go 30 days without eating, but only 3 days without water. So keep it close.

Healing with Nature:

: Alchemy is the forerunner of chemistry, based on the supposed transformation of matter. It was concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold or to find a universal elixir.

Stopping Dry,Rough, cracked skin: How to deal with zone specific extremely dry skin!

Elbows, knees, heels … what are the common points behind these ultra-specific areas? In the first place, these are areas of intense mechanical activity: folding, pressure, friction are multiplying on the same day, causing a thickening of the skin.

These areas suffer from increased hydration deficit which weakens the skin. On the heels for example, dehydration generates a loss of flexibility which, under the weight of the body and repeated shocks (especially in summer with the wearing of open shoes) promotes the appearance of cracks and crevices. The elbows can also show painful micro-cracks.

Rough skin is visually, dry, slightly whitened looks like dandruff when it peels off “packets” of cell layers that remain adherent. This unsightly appearance can even be accompanied by redness, irritation, itching, burning

The answer? Intense Hydration therapy

MANGO BUTTER HAS A WOUND HEALING QUALITY. HENCE IT IS USED AS AN APPLICATION FOR ULCERATIONS, FISSURES OF THE LIPS, HANDS AND CHAPPED SKIN ETC; AND IN WOUNDS AND SORES WHICH ARE INFLAMED. CHEMICALLY IT IS MAINLY COMPOSED OF GLYCERIDES OF OLEIC AND STEARIC ACIDS.

(Sunflower) Seed Wax HEALTHY BALANCED SKIN This oil is rich in Beta-Carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A. The reason this is a big deal is because Vitamin A: -Exfoliates, thus producing even, smooth skin -Reduces brown spots and pigmentation -Improves skin hydration -Decreases sebum production when needed -Repairs the cell structure of the epidermis which helps with UV protection -Helps with wound healing -Balances blood flow which aids in a natural, healthy skin appearance PROTECTIVE BARRIER

Used topically, Jojoba Oil acts as a non-comedogenic, fast-absorbing yet long-lasting emollient that gently moisturizes, soothes, nourishes, and softens skin without leaving a greasy residue. It cleanses skin to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and to promote the growth of new skin that is clear, cleansed, healthy, and supple. Due to a chemical composition that closely resembles the sebum found in human skin, Jojoba Oil is readily accepted and endured by skin

Mimosa in skincare properties, and delving into Mimosa oil’s phytochemistry a bit more we find that one of the oil’s key constituents Lupeol has been shown to have anti-inflammatory action. Mimosa flower oil is also an emollient ,repairing, protecting, and moisturizing dry, damaged skin

 

The above mentioned natural ingredients alone can all hea extremely dry skin.

WE HAVE ADDED THEM ALL TOGETHER IN OUR MANGO MADNESS CREAM: Our Mango Madness cream is specifically made to treat all of the problem areas, elbows, knees, between your toes.

It helps to heal and is organically Safe; non-allergenic, no parabens, fragrance or harsh chemicals that could harm your skin. -It’s unscented and non-greasy.-Perfect for a baby’s sensitive skin. Very gentle yet effective for addressing skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis. pH balanced to match your skin exactly. Works with the skin without stressing it out

TRY SOME TODAY YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT : http://www.morganna.northernagency.co.uk/product/morgannas-mango-madness/

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