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4 Secrets That Keep People Guessing My Age…

Looking younger than your actual age is possible, even in your 40s and 50s. What really works when it comes to looking and feeling beautiful? I can tell you, from my experience as a woman in her 40s, it doesn’t come in a cream or a bottle. Consistently, when I’m out with my daughter, I get…

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do collagen supplements work

Do Collagen Supplements Work? Here’s the Results

Collagen peptide supplements (especially from fish) are all the rage for skin care because of their superior absorption dynamics and results that have been demonstrated in scientific studies. Because collagen status plays a role in so many areas of beauty we provided a quick grid of the benefits and recommended collagen dosage, and, how they…

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women's test for hormone health

How is Your Hormone Health? A Woman’s Test

How can we take the negative association with the word “hormones” as it relates to a woman? Because it is usually implied that there is an imbalance causing undesirable moods or side effects, we don’t often think happy thoughts with the word hormone, but we can. The truth is, that while hormones can cause much…

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2 Tips to Slow Aging

2 Ways to Slow Down Biological Aging

How can we slow down aging? We can’t. But we can slow down the signs of aging by addressing our inner biology through diet and lifestyle. Here are two key components to slowing down the biological clock and reducing the onset of the signs of aging. 1. Lower Your Heart Rate Does lower heart rate…

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Most Common Beauty Mistake

Morning Beauty Mistake #1

Should I wash my face in the morning? It’s the dirty little secret many skin care companies don’t want you to know.  When you wash your face in the morning, you may actually be stripping your skin of its precious natural lipid barrier (natural oils). Many cleansers rely on sulfates or other damaging detergents for…

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Protein Benefits for Skin

The Beauty of Protein: Hair, Nails, Skin, and More

Everyone knows that protein is great for muscle, but did you know that protein also plays a major role in supporting skin, nail, and hair health? Certain types of protein may be more desirable than others when it comes to beauty. Getting enough protein, though, is often a challenge. Specific proteins supply the structural foundations…

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Dr. Oz Recommends Peptide Creams

Dr. Oz recommends peptide creams, but there is something even better… ingestible peptide powders—and there is evidence to show that these powders can reduce your wrinkles by 40%.* We all want to keep looking younger of course. This is why the Dr.Oz show covers topics regarding what we can do to reduce wrinkles and the…

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Collagen Supplement Result Time and Effects

How Much Time Does it Take to See Results with Collagen? A recent study was done on the collagen peptide ingredient in Amino Collagen C. Who Was Tested and For How Long? 106 healthy female subjects 12 week period Double-blind randomized study What were the Results? Researchers found collagen fragmentation, believed to be an indicator of…

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Risks and Rewards of DMAE

DMAE: The Risks and Rewards

DMAE: is a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain. Its been studied in recent years for its ability to improve cognition and memory, and more recently, DMAE has shown amazing ability to improve the quality of the skin. The skin correcting abilities of DMAE are exciting. It has been demonstrated that DMAE may improve skin…

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How to Stay Pale and Stay Organic

How to Stay Pale and Stay Organic

The new “tan” is a healthy glow from naturally pale skin. It used to be that dark, tanned skin was the way to go. But as that fad led to prematurely aging skin, women young and older have decided to keep out of the sun and protect from sun-damage. The new trend is healthy skin,…

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organic masque for moisturizing and exfoliating

Easy At-Home Exfoliating & Moisturizing Masque

At Élavonne, our philosophy is that nutritious foods that feed our bodies can also nourish and benefit our skin. Organic skin care should be affordable, and sometimes, you don’t need to go any further than your own refrigerator. Take a few minutes to indulge in this easy and effective at-home exfoliating and moisturizing masque. You’ll…

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Face Cleansers: A Caution & Recommendation

Face cleansers are an important step in any skin care regimen. We need to clear our skin of makeup and dirt daily, but could your skin problems be caused by your face cleanser? There’s a difference when it comes to face cleansers, and we should choose them with caution. Some face cleansers boast about leaving…

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3 tips for sensitive skin

3 Important Tips for Sensitive Skin

Whether your skin is normal or sensitive, we follow the principle that our bodies, and skin by extension, are always working to achieve balance. Outside factors like stress, diet, environmental circumstances, cosmetic and topical products affect this natural balance and will show imbalance through dryness, acne, redness, and excess oil. With all the outside factors, even if your…

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Organic Acne Treatments that Work

Organic Treatments for Acne that Really Work

Acne affects millions young and old. For those of us with sensitive skin, or who choose an organic lifestyle, it may have been a challenge in the past to find true solutions and organic treatments for acne. While some have tried chemicals and pills to treat acne, these often deliver negative side effects and do not…

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Benefits of Organic Fruit extracts for aging

Organic Fruit Extracts : An Anti-Aging Secret

Berries, citrus, melons—we love em’ because they are delicious. Over time, many cultures realized that these items had healthful attributes for skin health as well. For thousands of years, cultures have used organic fruit extracts as skin care remedies, and they work to reduce the visible signs of aging. In fact, skin care makers have…

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remove and avoid age spots

Age Spots: Avoid, Reduce, Remove At-Home Remedies

Dark spots on the face and skin can really have a negative impact on our appearance. Age spots seem to be more of a problem as we age, and our skin goes through the various battles of life. But don’t dismay, you don’t have to sit back and take it.  There are a wide range of…

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eat your way to better skin

4 Tips to Eat Your Way to Better Skin

Improving skin through diet is possible. You can eat your way to better skin. Though products that are applied to the skin definitely have benefit, the importance of what you feed the body is even more vital to skin health and appearance. The appearance of hair, skin, and nails is a direct reflection of overall…

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Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Skin

Top 5 Lifestyle Tips to Improve Skin

Improving skin through lifestyle and organic skin care choices can be convenient and affordable. Youthful skin is a result of the whole body’s health from the inside out. If you lead a busy life, there are some basics you can include in your routine.  Get started with these effectual 5 tips. Continue reading “Top 5…

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Reasons for Organic Products on Sensitive Skin

3 Reasons to Use Organic for Sensitive Skin

Do you have sensitive skin? Likely, you are using conventional skin care or cosmetics that contain chemicals, preservatives, or highly process ingredients.  Usually we think of organic for our diet, not for topically applied products, but, conventional skin care products may be contributing to your sensitive skin problem. 1. Our Bodies Under Attack The time we live…

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Top ingredients for face serums

Top 6 Ingredients to Look For In a Face Serum

You may have asked yourself if a face serum is really necessary. Seems like skin care makers are piling on the products to make more and more money. Why can’t ingredients of serums just be included in moisturizers? The truth is, that serums often will be the choice for those with more mature skin because they provide…

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Winter Weather Effects on Your Skin : How to Protect It

It’s getting very cold out there! We all know that we need to bring out the warmer coat or have an excuse to pick up a new pair of boots, but what about our skin? When the weather gets cold, our skin needs extra attention and protection. Continue reading “Winter Weather Effects on Your Skin :…

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how to get radiant skin

What is Skin Radiance and What Ingredients Improve It?

Skin radiance, we’re all searching for it, but what is it? Radiant skin is the perfect balance of hydration and even-skin tone, that makes that “healthy glow” we keep hearing about. Learning which ingredients kill skin radiance, and which ingredients and product combinations enhance skin radiance is the key to attaining that beautiful healthy, radiant…

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rooibos extract benefits eye skin

Rooibos Extract (Aspalathus linearis) for the Eyes

What is Rooibos? Rooibos is a plant that is grown and cultivated in only in a small area in the region of the Western Cape province of South Africa. Rooibos extract is extremely valued for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and free-radical scavenging properties. How is Rooibos Helpful for Eye Skin? As an ingredient for skin care, it…

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Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Ingredient Focus: Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) Alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, are commonly found in different concentrations in many products. The most commonly used alpha hydroxy acids are glycolic, lactic, malic, citric, and tartaric acids. Some of these acids are derived from fruit sources, particularly citrus fruits, apples and grapes. Some of the alpha hydroxy acids, such…

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