Why EcoCert is a Big Deal?

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 When a product is certified by EcoCert, it means the item has met the strict standards set for its specific category. EcoCert is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991 by agronomists (those who study the science and technology of producing and using plants) who were aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and the importance of recognising those committed to sustainable development in production.

Product categories open for certification include natural and organic cosmetics, natural and organic home perfumes, natural cleaning products, fair trade, ecological outdoor areas, organic textiles, eco-sustainable golf course, reforestation and solidarity, organic and ecological spa, ecological and recycled textiles, climate commitment and biodiversity commitment.

EcoCert has invested more than 10 years in a harmonisation project for cosmetic standards with European partners, BDIH (Germany), the Soil Association (UK), ICEA (Italy) and COSMEBIO (France). EcoCert has become a benchmark in organic certification worldwide.

In the EU, EcoCert is accredited by the Cofrac (French Accreditation Committee). In the USA, EcoCert is accredited by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) for the National Organic Program (NOP) and in Japan; EcoCert is accredited by the MAFF (Agricultural Department) for the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS)

Companies voluntarily request EcoCert certification to prove:

  • Control and traceability throughout the supply chain.
  • Commitment to environmental protection.
  • Integrity of raw materials and ingredients.
  • High standards within the specific industry such as food or cosmetics.

TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare is certified by EcoCert, a distinction that very few products — even those labelled as “organic” — can claim. True Elements® Skincare products are derived from various seaweeds and are abundant in natural minerals that are well absorbed by skin. The entire premium skincare range is formulated with a combination of ingredients that work synergistically to offer remarkable benefits.

Check out your Personal Skincare Programme and install confidence in your customer’s skincare selection by telling them about the EcoCert logo and what it means.

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Have you experienced the benefits of TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare yet?

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If you are in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, choosing organic skincare could be a priority.

Given the right nutrients, our skin has the ability to care for and repair itself.

Most of us have probably thought about the benefits of eating a healthy diet but we often don’t stop to think about the effects of the chemicals in the skin products that we are using each day on our skin. When you choose

TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare, you are choosing products with certified natural ingredients minus chemicals or synthetic fragrances that may upset the skin’s delicate natural balance.

When we talk about ‘Certified Organic Skincare’, what we mean, is using skincare products made of plant-derived ingredients along with other naturally occurring ingredients. These ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilisers and if they meet rigorous standards can come with an organic certification. The integrity of these unmodified ingredients is maintained in the best way possible with little to no additives. There are very few skincare ranges that can truly claim to be organic. If you are in doubt look for the EcoCert logo or the Soil Association stamp, this is your reassurance that these products have met all the criteria necessary to gain this prestigious accolade.

Excitingly, the TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range has received certification from EcoCert. EcoCert is a renowned international certificate that guarantees the highest organic integrity. For TRUE elements® Skincare to be awarded this stamp is a huge achievement and is testament to the hard work that has been undertaken to develop this premium skincare range.

TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare is a synergistic blend of organic seaweeds and coastline plant, making the formulas completely unique. Carefully selected rich seaweeds are harvested by hand from the Iroisie Sea, a UNESCO world heritage site in Brittany, France. They are grown naturally and sustainably to respect the environment. The ingredients are extracted within 24-hours close by on the shore using the latest specialist technology to protect the precious plants from damage during harvesting and to ensure that all the active elements are retained to nourish and enhance the skin.

The rich blend of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and anti-oxidants in the seaweed underpins the TRUE elements® Skincare range. Packed full of naturally powerful ingredients, the range is pH balanced for harmony with the skin’s natural chemistry and has multiple benefits.

Organic skincare gives you confidence that what you are putting on your skin is free of parabens, GMO’s, mineral oils, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, PEG, EDTA, synthetic colourings and fragrances.

TRUE elements® Skincare range is an easily accessible range suitable for all skin types including sensitive due to the gentle marine organic ingredients.

Choose your ideal personal skincare programme from the products featured below or use it to help your customers select theirs. All products are available on autoship to ensure you and your customers never run out.

Look out for next week’s blog that explains about EcoCert in more detail.

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Everyone who is anyone is blogging…and so are we.

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Writing a blog can be great fun and it is our opportunity to speak directly to you, our Independent Consultants, keeping you up to date with all the latest news from Nikken.

We are sure you’ll find the content useful so make sure you come back each week. Currently, the blog is in English but we will also be launching it in French and German in the near future. The aim of the Nikken blog is to highlight current promotions, product information and share industry news.

We hope to ply you with plenty of hints and tips to help you grow your sales as well as keeping you up to date with a little extra product information to help you keep your customers informed.

However, this blog is for you, so if there is a topic you would like to see featured why not drop us an email and we’ll see what we can do. We are also keen to hear customer feedback on our product ranges. It always makes our day here at Nikken HQ when we receive a customer testimonial telling us how our products are making a difference to people’s lives.

If you have a customer who would like to spread the word about a particular product, ask them to jot down their thoughts and include their name and location. You might even see your customer’s testimonial appear on the website!

 

Are you drinking enough water?

 

Water is essential to ensure our bodies function properly, the amount we need depends on many factors such as the climate, how much exercise we do and our age; as this affects how well your body is able to balance water and salts, as you get older you store less water.

As a basic guide, most people need about 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid a day, which is about eight to ten glasses. Pregnant women or those following a special diet; may need to drink more water. Even slight dehydration can lead to headaches, mood swings and dry lips/skin; as well as making you feel weak and tired.

The good news is, the more you drink, the more you benefit. Being well hydrated could help to flush out toxins, make your skin look good, improve concentrate and help you to stay refreshed and alert.

Water is certainly the best choice when it comes to meeting your body’s needs for fluids. It doesn’t have any calories and is free if you drink tap water. Some people dislike the taste of tap water, one way to combat this issue is to use the Nikken PiMag® Waterfall Gravity System which can help to improve the taste of safe to drink tap water.

Depending on the water supply and pipes, tap water can contain traces of many chemicals including chlorine, disinfectant by-products and pesticides. The PiMag® Waterfall System can sit neatly on the kitchen worktop transforming normal tap water into clean PiMag® water in a few simple but transformational steps.

Step 1 – Pre-filer – The system starts by removing larger particles from the water.

Step 2 – Activated carbon – The water then passes through activated carbon to capture microscopic particles.

Step 3 – Alkalising – The system alkalises and mineralises the water flowing through it; potentially increasing the PH level and lowering the acidity of the water. It is thought that alkalised water may lead to increased oxygen levels and improved energy.

Step 4 – Redox process – This step enhances cleaning further and reduces the ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential), providing water that helps to neutralise free radicals that can harm your body.

Step 5 – The PiMag® water finally flows through a bed of mineral stones and a magnetic field before reaching your glass.

Step 6 – Enjoy clean, filtered, alkaline water every time.

If you or your customers find it tough to drink just plain water, why not add slices of cucumber for a refreshing summer drink. Alternatively, orange, lemon or limes slices with a handful of basil can really liven up your water as a healthier alternative to adding a sugary fruit juice.

Encourage your customers to keep hydrated this summer with clean, filtered, alkaline water. Currently, we are offering a FREE replacement filter with every PiMag® Waterfall Gravity System (#1380) ordered between 12th June and the 31st August 2017.

The filter in the PiMag® Waterfall Gravity System is at its optimum for approximately three months. It should then be replaced to continue to create fresh PiMag® water. Sign your customers up to receive future filter purchases on Autoship. They will receive direct to their door, a fresh PiMag® Waterfall Filter Pack (#1381) exactly when they need it; whilst receiving the Autoship discount and you’ll keep your retail sales topped up too!

For PiMag® water on the move recommend your customers also purchase the PiMag® Water Bottle (#1375), ideal for taking on holiday to enjoy that fresh filtered water taste (from any safe water tap) wherever they are!

Need an energy boost? Try Kenzen Ten4® with natural caffeine.

MyNikken Banner - Ten4 - ENG-01Athletes are always looking for that competitive edge. For example, some swimmers shave their entire bodies; many runners swear by carbo-loading; jockeys are known to fast before races; extreme behaviours become run-of-the-mill—all in pursuit of heightened performance and victory. One performance enhancer that is drawing more attention from elite athletes is perfectly legal: caffeine.

Caffeine has always been a quick fix for those who struggle to wake up and feel alert in the morning and with students trying to stay awake while studying for exams. Triathletes and distance runners have used caffeine as an energy booster for decades, but in more recent years, those involved in short-burst sports are also taking advantage of this stimulant. Even the busy mum at home or those in the office can feel the need for caffeine hit mid-afternoon. What if there was a healthy natural way to possibly feel more awake and energised?

Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea is made with USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) certified organic ingredients, contains no added sugar and is only 8 calories per serving (4 calories per 100ml). Matcha green tea is known as “nature’s own energy drink” while New Zealand Kiwi is known to be amongst one of the most nutrient-dense of the super-fruits.

Natural sources of caffeine include seeds, leaves, nuts and berries. In Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea drink, there are 80 mg per serving of natural caffeine from organic matcha green tea. The caffeine in organic matcha green tea not only may help boost energy, but it also may create a calm type of awareness. In other words, organic matcha green tea may well provide you with a pick-me-up feeling without the jitteriness that caffeine from other sources may cause. The natural caffeine in organic matcha green tea binds to the naturally occurring phytonutrients to slow down the absorption of the stimulant, giving it a slow release effect, possibly resulting in up to six hours of enhanced alertness or physical performance.

Simply add a packet to 240ml of hot or cold water to enjoy that natural caffeine hit whenever you want, without the negative effects of other caffeine sources.

For more details click here – http://www.nikkenwellbeing.co.uk/p/kenzen-ten4-matcha-green-tea-drink.html

Get summer ready with True Elements

Summer skin with True ElementsSummer is officially on the horizon, we are already getting glimmers of the hot days we hope will come. In summer it can be so easy to forget about looking after our skin, we all know we need to wear sun cream on hot days, but we often neglect other skincare. Keeping a summer skin care regime will keep you looking fresh faced and beautiful all summer long. Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated, it shouldn’t need to take hours out of your day and hundreds of products and gadgets. We are giving our top simple tips to getting the perfect summer skin this year.

Hydrate- Keeping hydrated in the best thing you can do for your skin, it keeps skin looking plump and dewy and prevents it from drying out, causing flaky and cracked skin.

Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise-  Three essential steps that everyone should include into their routine morning and night. It takes a matter of minutes but can make the world of difference in your skins appearance. Cleanse your skin to remove all traces of makeup and dirt, tone to hep freshen the skin and tighten pores and moisturise to give an even, dewy complexion.

Protect from the sun- It can be easy to get carried away being in the sun, ever pop out just to tidy the garden and find yourself in midday heat for hours? Make sure whenever you are going to be exposed to the sun for long periods of time ensure you are using sunscreen with a high SPF. This will protect your skin from harmful UVB rays, keeping you from getting sunburnt and protecting your skin cells from lasting damage.

Dare to Bare- Challenge yourself to have at least one day a week without makeup, this allows your skin a chance to breathe, without being clogged with makeup and other impurities.

Stay clear of chemicals-  Many products today are full of harmful chemicals, any chemicals you apply to your skin will then be transferred into your blood and body, stay as natural and pure as possible.  Nikken’s True Elements are organic and use natural red, brown and green seaweed, to give you the best quality skincare possible.

Look radiant this summer by making only a few simple adjustments to your skin care routine. Don’t forget from 9th-22nd June 2014 any orders with Nikken over 500PV receive a FREE True Elements Shower Gel and Body Lotion.

UK_TE-Promo-MyNikken-IMGWhat are your top skincare tips for looking beautiful in summer?

 

 

 

4 Tips For a Better Night’s Sleep

For some people, going to sleep is their favourite part of the day and they will do anything to get their uninterrupted 8-9 hours. To others it can be seen as an inconvenience in their busy life. Love or hate it, sleep is essential for your body. Not only does it leave you feeling rested and energised, but there is evidence that sleep leads to better body function, healing and overall better health. Here at Nikken we know the importance of a good night’s sleep, and work hard to actively encourage that everyone deserves a good nights sleep, today we are sharing our are our top tips;

1. Find a routine

Have a set time to go to sleep and wake up. Being in a routine means your body will fall into a natural rhythm. It will make going to sleep each night easier as your body will be in the routine of sleeping  Having a set routine can also help diminish stress, it eliminates the anxiety of not knowing what will happen. Although every day may be different, having a structure of when to sleep and be awake helps to keep calm.Routine Sleep

2. Wind down

Put away the phones, laptops and TV’s, take time each evening before you go to bed to let your body wind down and relax. Not only does cutting down your exposure to artificial light help melatonin production, which helps sleep, it also gives you the opportunity to break away from the busy world. Separating yourself from social media and the stress of life for just an hour before bed will help you slip into an easy, restful sleep.

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3. Avoid stimulants

Avoid all sources of caffeine and other stimulants before sleep including coffee, tea, caffeinated fizzy drinks and chocolate. The caffeine in these products will keep you awake for longer or lead you to have restless unsettled sleep, which is unproductive in helping the restorative effects of sleep.

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4. Create a sleep environment

Ensure the room you sleep in is dedicated to sleep. Where possible make it a room where you only spend time in when sleeping, helping your body associates it with sleep and relaxation. Remove TVs, phones and other items that may disturb your sleep. Make your bed as comfortable yet supportive as possible. Try using items which encourage a good sleep environment like our Vital Night Pack. The pack uses items containing innovations such as RAM (Radial-Axis Magnetism) technology to help create a calming atmosphere, a massage effect surface and temperature regulation to ensure you have the perfect environment for a good night’s sleep.

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We know it isn’t always possible with our hectic modern lives to always get the perfect 8-9 hours per night, but if we can ensure the sleep we get is of the highest quality allowing our bodies the best opportunity to recuperate, relax and reenergise we have the best chances of getting the most out of every day. This month why not take advantage of our free delivery option on the Vital Night pack.

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What’s your top tip for getting a good night’s sleep?