Archive for the ‘Skin Care’ Category

Green Tea and UV Rays

A recent study showed that topical application of a cream containing green tea extract provided significant protection to the skin against damaging ultra violet (UV) rays.

Processing Of Cosmetics Depletes The Nutrient Content of Ingredients

Almost all commercial cosmetic products that are in any liquid, lotion or cream form will be processed using high heat blending methods and chemical emulsifiers.  They are processed this way to allow for a more consistent blend of the ingredients, especially when water and oil based ingredients are in the same blend.  This processing method also allows for a shelf life in excess of four years.   We do not add any chemical emulsifiers nor do we use high heat methods in the blending and processing of Purely Clear products.

High heat cooking or microwaving of foods destroys beneficial enzymes and nutrients.  It will also destroy and deplete the valuable nutrient content of ingredients used in cosmetics.  Because we use cold processing methods and no chemical emulsifiers, our products need to be shaken before each use.

It is not our goal to make skin care products that last for 4-5 years on store shelves or that even look or smell “pretty.”  It is our goal to use natural ingredients in their most natural, unprocessed form to nourish the skin and body.

Just as the body will be healthier from eating a diet of fresh, natural foods, as opposed to microwaved, processed foods; so the skin will be healthier from using natural unprocessed cosmetics.

Dry Scalp Solution

Do you have dry scalp in the winter?  Not to worry, I have your solution.  After showering pour a small amount of Purely Clear Purifier/Toner/Nourisher into the palm of your hand, rub hands together, then onto your wet scalp.  You will be amazed at how quickly your dry scalp will be a problem of the past.

Purely Clear expands natural skin care products to include a full line of make-up

Purely Clear expands natural skin care products to include a full line of make-upPurely Clear has expanded our line of products to include eye shadow, foundations, blushes, bronzers, concealers, lipsticks, and setting powder. These items, as well as the increasingly popular skin care line are available online.

Mineral Makeups Are Not Created Equal

Have you checked the ingredients in your mineral makeup?  You might just be surprised at what it really contains.

Bismuth oxychloride: This metal chemically resembles arsenic and is slightly radioactive.  It is extremely toxic.  It is a skin irritant and clogs pores. According to the National Archives and Records Administration bismuth oxychloride may contain:

  • Volatile matter, not more than 0.5 percent
  • Lead (as Pb), not more than 20 parts per million
  • Arsenic (as As), not more than 3 parts per million.
  • Mercury (as Hg), not more than 1 part per million.

Dimethicone: A silicone oil and a component in silly putty, caulks, adhesives and aquarium sealants.  It is an eye irritant and can exacerbate allergic conditions.  A two year study revealed uterine endometrial tumors in female rats subjected to dimethicone.

Bisabolol:  If dermal or eye contact occur the skin and eyes should be washed with soap and copious amounts of water. If inhaled one should seek fresh air immediately.  “For research and development use only, not for drug, household or other uses.”

Talc:  Talc is a mineral that is processed by crushing, drying and milling talc rocks.  This process eliminates trace minerals and does not separate fibers similar to asbestos.  Talc is toxic and causes tumors in human ovaries and lungs.

Carnaba Wax:  used in car waxes, shoe and furniture polishes.  Is used as a thickener in cosmetics.

Purely Clear Natural Mineral Makeup contains only the finest ingredients safe and beneficial for the health of your skin.

Natural Skin Care For Pets

The time-proven ingredients in Purely Clear’s Purifier/Toner/Nourisher have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of: acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, seborrhea, herpes, warts, ringworm, rashes, shingles, poison ivy, dermatitis, scars,age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, toning and tightening skin, and stretch marks.

What you may not know is that the purifier/toner/nourisher has also been shown to be beneficial for pets suffering from hot spots, itching, and parasites.  The natural ingredients promote a detoxified, nourished, and energized cellular environment for both humans and animals.

The Proactive Skin Benefits of Cucumber Extract

The pH of cucumber extract is the same as that of human skin.  It also contains almost 90% water, which is why it is naturally cooling and hydrating.  The antioxidants caffeic acid and vitamin C are also contained in cucumber extract and help calm irritated skin and reduce swelling.

Cucumber also contains a number of minerals that are beneficial such as magnesium, potassium and silica. Silica helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines by aiding in the tightening of collagen.  Cucumber’s nourishing, astringent and hydrating properties aid in the positive skin and health-promoting benefits it provides to the skin and body.

Cucumber extract is one of the many skin and health enhancing nutrients found in Purely Clear Intensive Repair and Wrinkle Serum.

DMAE – Natural Skin Care For Fine Lines and Wrinkles

DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) is a precursor to acetylcholine.  Usually recognized for its association with brain health, acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter also involved in the skin where it is synthesized and has receptors.

When used orally and topically DMAE has shown to provide a variety of benefits.  DMAE can reduce wrinkles, eliminate liver spots, enhance brain functioning and provide powerful anti-inflammatory benefits.

DMAE is one of the ingredients used in the Purely Clear Intensive Repair and Wrinkle Serum.  It can provide some very quick and noticeable skin enhancing effects when applied topically, especially regarding fine lines and wrinkles.  It can also promote healthy skin and positive overall body benefits when used regularly.

CoQ10 For Healthy, Youthful Skin

Research has long noted that there is a strong association between aging and mitochondrial functioning.  The mitochondria is the cells “power plant” that produces energy for the body to function.  Dysfunction of the mitochondria has been linked to numerous diseases and negative health issues.  Research has also shown that mitochondrial functioning also plays an important role in healthy skin.

Fibroblast cells are essential for healthy, youthful skin.  They produce collagen and elastin which provide elasticity and structural support for the skin.  With aging and the corresponding mitochondrial dysfunction, the fibroblast cells lack the energy to produce the skin-supporting functions.*  This lack of energy by the skin cells leads to skin aging.

Coenzyme Q10 is known to be involved in and support healthy mitochondrial energy production.  Researchers have shown that oral and topical use of CoQ10 will increase deficient CoQ10 levels in the skin’s cells, thus addressing one of the important issues involved with causing skin to age.

Purely Clear believes cellular energy production is a key to not only skin health but every aspect of human health and functioning.  This is why we use CoQ10 in our purifier/toner/nourisher and intensive repair and wrinkle serum.

Life Extension Magazine, January 2007, page 42

Beta Glucan – Healthy Immune System and Beautiful Skin

Beta glucan is a polysaccharide that is extracted from baker’s yeast.  It has shown to have profound positive effects regarding the activation of the human immune system.  Proper functioning and support of our immune system is critical in maintaining optimum health and preventing infections and other diseases. Countless examples are documented showing the association between weakened immune system functioning and disease.  Just a few of the those are colds, flu, aging in general, HIV/AIDS, candida, diabetes, cancer and many more.  The relationship between a strong immune system and a healthy body is undeniable.  Not only has oral use of beta glucan proven to provide healthy benefits to the body, but its topical use has shown to provide powerful benefits to promote beautiful, healthy skin.

Our body contains macrophages in all its organs, including the skin.  The skin is actually our largest immune system organ.  Up to five percent of macrophages in the body are actually contained in the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin.  Macrophages are cells produced by the bone marrow that digest and engulf antigens.  Antigens are molecules such as fungi, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, pollen, cancer cells, etc., or basically any foreign molecule the immune system recognizes as “not belonging.”

Macrophages move from the bone marrow into the skin’s epidermis where it helps support the skins integrity.  The skin, as other parts of the body, is constantly repairing itself.  Areas of skin that are damaged, are cleaned and restored by macrophages.

Not only does topical beta glucan aid in immune function it also helps to “nourish beauty.”  Studies have shown that topical use of beta glucan improved skin hydration, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, improved firmness, elasticity and skin color, and increased skin renewal.

Purely Clear uses beta glucan in its purifier/toner/nourisher and intensive repair and wrinkle serum because of its proven, powerful immune health and beauty enhancing benefits.