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

Castles, Cars and Considerably More

Germany In A Snapshot:

Capital:  Berlin. With a population of 3.3 million people, Berlin is Germany’s largest city.

 

Population: With 80.3 million inhabitants, Germany has the largest population of any member of the European Union.

Main Language: German is the official and predominant spoken language in Germany and one of the three working languages of the European Commission.

National Day: 3rd October is German Unity Day, it is the date when the reunification treaty was signed in Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th in 1989

National Anthem: The “Deutschlandlied” (“Song of Germany”) has been the national anthem of Germany since 1922.

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Germany is situated in the heart of Europe, known for its people’s strong family values and picturesque scenery. It is a country of fairy tale castles, charming villages and green surroundings. The German nation is known to be a modern and advanced society, with many innovations and technologies coming from it. It is also a nation known for its values and ethics with work and family at the core.

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Country Focus: Sweden

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Capital: Stockholm

Size: 450,000km2

Language: Swedish

National Day: 6th June

Famous for: ABBA, Ikea, cars, coffee and inventions

Being the 3rd largest country in Western Europe, it’s no wonder that Sweden is home to the largest shopping mall in Europe, or the first Ice Hotel in the World, or even the highest number of McDonalds in Europe. Sweden has introduced the world to many brands like: Volvo, Ikea, H&M, Electrolux, Skype and Spotify. But these well-known brands really are no big surprise, as the pace maker, the marine propeller, the computer mouse and the refrigerator were all inventions from Sweden too.

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Sweden is not only known for their brands, but also for the type of people they are. The traditions and cultures are entwined with the love of nature, a good awareness of health and the sense of equality. With a work hard-play hard attitude that comes naturally to the Swedish, they are known to have the highest quality of life. Not only offering worthy hospitality, the Swedish are known to have a great sense of humour, but know how to keep it ‘Lagom’ (this means they are quite subtle, and do not draw unnecessary attention to themselves). Being strong believers of gender equality, they top the rest of Europe when it comes to family and work ethics.

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‘Allemarsrätten’ translates to ‘The Freedom to Roam’ or ‘Everyman’s right to the Wilderness’. This is a law whereby anyone is allowed to walk, cycle, camp on any land, except those of private gardens and land occupied by army bases. By having this law, it allows everyone to enjoy the landscape and scenery that Sweden has to offer.  The Swedish Lapland, mountains, coastlines and archipelagos are waiting to be discovered by all!

Nikken and Sweden

Nikken first opened in Sweden in 1996, and haven’t stopped growing since. Our Nikken family show constant support and motivation, inspiring others to join our family, and helping to spread the word of well being.

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What do you love most about Sweden?