Natures Secret Gift for Skin – Organic Skincare Science

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Our skin is more than just an outer covering; it is the main defence against external injury. It is a living, breathing organ, the largest in the body. Much of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our body.

Choosing certified organic skincare can help give reassurance that the product is rich in ‘natural’ ingredients without the synthetic chemicals. The body cannot easily recognise and process synthetic chemicals and these ‘foreign’ substances, can sometimes accumulate in the tissues with the potential over time to cause an allergic skin reaction – such as contact dermatitis, eczema or breakouts.

It’s as important to decrease the toxic load on the skin as choosing a healthy (and organic!) diet. Using organic products also means that you are helping to support the sustainability of our environment.

Nikkens TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range has been certified organic by ECOCERT, meaning the products have met strict standards set for its specified category.  This is a distinction that very few products – even those labelled as “organic” – can claim.

More facts about the TRUE elements range…

  • The ECOCERT certified TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare is also vegan

ECOCERT1 are the certification body for our skincare range and were the first certification body to develop standards for natural and organic cosmetics. They look at the use of ingredients derived from renewable sources and the environmentally friendly manufacturing process, as well as requiring 95% of the total ingredients to come from natural origin.

Vegan products are free from animal derived compounds (including milk, honey and beeswax) –  the TRUE elements® range does not contain any ingredients from animals at all so is suitable for use by vegans.

  • We use sustainably sourced seaweed

In France, where our skincare range is manufactured, the French government and     various other organizations manage the seaweed industry. They commit each year on quantities to harvest, the geographical place to harvest, sizes to cut and number of licenses for harvesters.

Everything is under control by satellite through the different Research Centers such as IFREMER2. They control the water quality and all the resources.

  • We use sustainably sourced Palm Oil

Our suppliers are certified with“Green Palm Sustainability”certificates.

  • We advise a ‘period after opening’ time so you know when your product is still in its optimum.

In Europe, cosmetic products with a lifespan of more than 30 months must show a ‘period after opening’ (POA) time. That is the time when the product will remain in optimum performance after the consumer has used the product for the first time. See the jar symbol with the ‘time’ in months shown inside.

  • No Bunny logo needed

In Europe it’s forbidden by law to test products on animals and that’s why we do not need to apply the ‘Bunny logo’ anymore.

  • Recycle your jars and tubes…

You can recycle your empty packaging at home in the suitable recyclable container.

  1. http://www.ecocert.com/en/natural-and-organic-cosmetics
  2. https://wwz.ifremer.fr/en/The-Institute
  3. http://www.greenpalm.org

(21st May)

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Spring and the Circadian Rhythm…

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Spring… Lengthening days and longer natural light levels calibrate the body’s natural circadian rhythm.

Your circadian rhythm is basically a 24-hour biological clock that is running in the background of your brain and cycles between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals. Or, you could call it your sleep / wake cycle. A portion of your brain (hypothalamus) controls your circadian rhythm which outside factors, like light and darkness, can have an impact on. When it’s dark at night, your eyes send a signal to the hypothalamus that it’s time to feel tired. Your brain, in turn, sends a signal to your body to release melatonin, which makes your body tired. That is the reason your circadian rhythm tends to coincide with the cycle of day time and night time.

Your circadian rhythm works best when you have regular sleep habits, like going to bed at night and waking up in the morning around the same times. As spring is nearly upon us and the clocks are going forward, the evenings will become a lot lighter, which can have a great impact on your sleeping habits. The more you pay attention to your body and notice feelings of alertness and drowsiness, and the more time you spend developing good sleeping habits, the better you will feel and perform in your day to day life.

Remember to move your clocks forward one hour, on Sunday 25th March at 2 am!

Sleep well…with the help of our Naturest sleep system, you can benefit from a restful and invigorating sleep. The Kenko Powersleep™ Mask will help give you total relaxation for a great night’s sleep, blocking out the light in the morning and allowing your circadian rhythm to function at its best.

Wake up your skin in time for spring… Being the biggest organ in the body, the skin needs that extra special attention at times. Our Marine Organic Skincare range can help you achieve just that. Refresh and invigorate your skin with the help of the TRUE  elements® Velvet Cleansing Milk and the TRUE elements® Fresh Tonic Lotion. Watch the “How To” videos and take advantage of our current offer: ½ Price Skincare with Purchase…plus GIFT! Speak to an Independent Nikken Consultant today!

Rejuvenate inside and out… Replace your regular morning coffee or tea with the Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea Drink. Containing natural caffeine from the Matcha Green Tea, this drink may help boost your metabolism as well as your energy and concentration levels in a natural way.

For some people, Spring can be a tough time to get a good night’s sleep, but it doesn’t have to be. If you listen to it, your biological clock eases the tension between the way you want to live and the way you are built to live. This in turn, creates BALANCE. Don’t fight your biological clock. Instead, embrace it and respect it.

(19th March)

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What are the benefits of using a face serum?

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The face serum has now become an essential in both men and women’s skincare routine, but still many people are confused about why and when to use it. A serum is a product with the intent to deliver a potent shot of ingredients directly into your skin so you should apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturising.

Unlike a moisturiser, serums have a lipid-soluble base, which allows the active ingredients to penetrate into the epidermis instead of lying on the surface. This makes them great for targeting specific concerns like wrinkles, brightness, acne or hydration.

TRUE Elements® Face Serum contains active ingredients that help reinforce the skin, promoting cellular renewal and the creation of elastin fibres to help maintain the skin’s natural suppleness. Hyaluronic acid helps plumps the skin and may help stimulate collagen production to keep skin looking smoother and more youthful.

Due to the level of concentration only a pea-sized amount of serum is required, it should be gently massaged into your face and neck, after cleansing. You can then apply your regular moisturiser such as TRUE Elements® Nourishing Face Cream.  Watch our new ‘How to…’ video for extra hints and tips.

When choosing TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare you can be confident that you are using the highest quality ingredients on your skin. Organic skincare can give 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® Marine Organic Skincare is a synergistic blend of organic seaweeds and coastline plant. The rich blend of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and anti-oxidants in the seaweed underpins the range. Packed full of naturally powerful ingredients TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare, is pH balanced to work in harmony with the skin’s natural chemistry.

To discover more about TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare or to find out about our special skincare offers speak to you Nikken Consultant.

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Autumn Skincare Tips

Autumn Skincare blog headingAutumn is an ideal time to correct any summer skin damage that may have occurred and to prepare for winter. Here are some tips on how you could help maintain a hydrated complexion during the autumn and winter months.

  1. Choose a scrub/exfoliant that sloughs off dead skin but is gentle and helps stimulate natural oil production. Use True elements® Marine Organic Skincare, Radiance Scrub, once or twice a week to buff the skin. This gentle facial scrub may help remove dead skin cells and may allow the seaweed extracts to help boost hydration and energise the skin.
  2. Use a gentle cleanser such as True elements® Marine Organic Skincare, Velvet Cleansing Milk. It’s free from synthetic fragrances, parabens, mineral oils, phthalates, artificial colouring and preservatives. It provides gentle cleansing, that works with your natural pH balance to nourish the skin while removing impurities.
  3. True elements® Marine Organic Skincare, Nutritional Mask contains aloe vera to moisturise the epidermis, and hyaluronic acid plumps from the inside out, stimulating the synthesis of collagen which may help the skin appear firmer and smoother.
  4. As the air becomes drier, be sure to use a moisturiser to help reduce water loss from the skin. True elements® Marine Organic Skincare, Nourishing Face Cream is specifically formulated to moisturise the upper epidermis and to help soften and smooth the skin.

At the very heart of Nikken’s TRUE elements® skincare range is a synergic blend of organic seaweeds and coastline plants, making our formulas unique.

Don’t forget that skincare can make a thoughtful Christmas present, so if you are not treating yourself, why not treat a friend or family member to luxurious True elements® Marine Organic Skincare?

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Certified by EcoCert – TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare

TE Eco Cert blog 25th SeptWhen 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.

Install confidence in your customer’s skincare selection by telling them about the EcoCert logo and what it means.

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Happy Feet

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We often hear the phrase ‘I’ve been on my feet all day’. This can be true for many of us, be it because of work, chasing after children all day, running errands or countless other day-to-day activities that can all take their toll on our feet.

Women in particular can be guilty of choosing fashion over function or comfort when it comes to footwear. Your feet take the weight of your whole body, so foot problems can quickly lead to discomfort and affect the way you walk. This can in turn cause knee, hip and back pain.

Research from The College of Podiatry shows that nine in 10 of us experience some sort of foot problem, with one in five admitting to suffering with foot pain often or constantly. Podiatrist Lorraine Jones says: “What this research shows is that a huge amount of people are willing to put up with sore, aching and painful feet.

She adds: “Your feet shouldn’t hurt on a daily basis. If you are experiencing discomfort it is usually because you aren’t wearing the right footwear. “[1]

There are certain things that we can do at home to make a real difference to our feet. Keeping feet clean and applying moisturiser morning and evening, may help keep feet soft and prevent a build up of hard skin. True elements® Hand & Foot Cream may help to soothe dry hands and feet, protecting and nourishing straight after application. It contains Shea butter, which is known to nourish skin and the seaweed extract chondrus, which has moisturisation properties.

As well as keeping hands and feet moisturised, wearing comfortable, well fitting shoes as often as possible can help relieve aching feet. Kenko mSteps® and Kenko mStrides® slip into your shoes and utilises Nikken’s DynaFlux® Magnetic Technology. Kenko mSteps® feature relaxing massage nodes on one side, inspired by reflexology practices, they may provide a massage effect that could help the whole body feel good from the feet upwards.

TRUE elements® Hand and Foot Cream (#2053) is currently on offer saving 50% until 31st August.

Discover more about these products here:

http://www.nikken.co.uk/p/true-elements-hand–foot-cream.html

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[1] http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/foothealth/Pages/Healthyfeet.aspx

Top tips for summer skin hydration

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Dry skin is often associated with the dry winter weather but it’s not unusual to notice dry skin in the summer as well. Follow our top tips – they may help to keep your skin hydrated this summer.

Step 1 – Moisturise your skin straight after a bath or shower, lightly pat your body and apply a light and non-greasy moisturiser such as TRUE elements® Moisturising Body Lotion. It is a light, hydrating, mineral rich daily moisturiser. Applying to slightly damp skin may help your skin absorb products more easily than applying them on to dry skin and may help lock in moisture.

Step 2 – Get your feet summer ready by applying TRUE elements® Hand and Foot Cream. Rich in shea butter, this cream provides additional moisture to hands, feet and nails. Apply throughout the day and last thing at night to let that moisture penetrate whilst you sleep.

Step 3 – Once a week, treat your face to an extra moisture boost. TRUE elements® Nutritional Mask will help rehydrate summer skin. This creamy moisturising mask is rich in minerals and is a perfect treat for your face.

Step 4 – Fluid Hydration- This is the most obvious but often-neglected skincare tip during summer… drink water!

For fresh, spring-like water try the PiMAG Waterfall® Gravity Water System. Add cucumber slices, watermelon or orange segments to your glass to enhance the flavour.

Step 5 – SAVE 50%

HALF PRICE OFFER

Until 31st August 2017 purchase the following TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare products for half price:

 TRUE elements® Moisturising Body Lotion 200ml (2046)

TRUE elements® Nutritional Mask 50ml (2051)

TRUE elements® Hand and Foot Cream 50ml (2053)

 At the very heart of Nikken’s TRUE elements® Marine Organic skincare range is a synergistic blend of organic seaweeds and coastline plant, making our formulas so unique.

 Combine the Summer Skin Hydration offer with the Free Replacement Filter offer with every Waterfall System purchase (#1380). Both offers available until 31st August 2017.

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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