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Derma-E - Soothing Oil-Free Moisturizer With Anti-Aging Pycogenol - 2 oz. (formerly Pycogenol Moisturizing Gel)
Derma-E Soothing Oil Free Moisturizer With Anti-Aging Pycogenol Formerly Pycnogenol Moisturizing Gel 2oz (56g)
Derma-E Bodycare Pycnogenol Moisturizing Gel is paraben free and eco-friendly. Only derma e™ has blended Pycnogenol™ with vitamins C, E and A into a refreshing, oil-free, hydrating gel. Daily use will result in smoother, healthier looking skin with the visible signs of aging diminished. Pycnogenol™ works to help stabilize the capillary system, improve circulation and increase the skin's resistance to inflammation. Ideal for oily or sensitive skin, and for those with Rosacea or other inflammatory conditions.
They craft each batch carefully to ensure you receive the finest natural and organic skin care available. They use scientifically proven natural ingredients in effective amounts to provide noticeable results. All of their products are free of parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors and are pH balanced, 100% vegetarian, gluten-free and cruelty-free.
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Medicine men and doctors have prescribed pine bark to treat a variety of conditions for over two thousand years. Hippocrates, considered the founder of modern medicine, used pine bark as a remedy for inflammatory diseases in the 4th century B.C. Native Americans consumed pine bark in food and drinks and medicinally applied it to inflamed wounds and ulcers (Packer, Rimbach, and Virgili, 1999). When the French explorer Jacques Cartier found his ship stranded in the dead of winter, 1535, the crew began to suffer from scurvy. A friendly Quebec Indian suggested a tea mad from pine bark; miraculously, the sailors recovered. In the 1960's Canadian scientist Jacques Masquelier found Cartier's writings, searched for the specific species of pine that had saved the explorers, and later, patented this powerful compound under the name Pycnogenol (Packer and Colman, 125-126). With the rediscovery of this extremely powerful antioxidant, modern science has begun to document and discover the strong protective and healing properties of Pycnnogenol.
A Super Antioxidant
Today, Pycnogenol is extracted from the French maritime pine grown in Southern France. Trees must grow at least 20-25 years before being harvested to guarantee a consistent complex rich in proanthocyanidins (a class of flavonoids), catechin, epicatechin, and taxifolin, as well as other still unidentified components.
The raw product - a light rust brown colored powder - gives Pycnogenol cremes, gels, and lotions their characteristic color. If a skin care product claims to contain Pycnogenol yet is not colored, it probably does not contain enough Pycnogenol to be therapeutic.
In studies comparing Pycnogenol antioxidant activity with that of other antioxidants, Pycnogenol outperformed vitamin E and Vitamin C. Furthermore, Pycnogenol also enhances vitamin C function by recycling vitamin C (Pycnogenol can accept the free radical from vitamin C so that the vitamin C molecule can scavenge another free radical) and extends the life of vitamin E by protecting vitamin E from degradation. Pycnogenol both functions as an extremely powerful antioxidant itself, and works with other antioxidants in the body, strengthening their function. Since Pycnogenol was identified as a unique blend of antioxidants, scientists have conducted numerous studies demonstrating Pycnogenol's amazing effects on health and elucidating the physiological mechanisms.
Just as Hippocrates first noted, Pycnogenol reduces inflammation. Exposure to UV radiation causes sunburn and an inflammatory reaction characterized by edema (water retention or swelling). Topical application of Pycnogenol after UV exposure significantly decreased the inflammatory response, resulting in less edema. Studies suggest that Pycnogenol inhibits pro-inflammatory molecules called cytokines thereby inhibiting the inflammation. Another study also demonstrated that Pycnogenol significantly reduced swelling and redness caused by chemical irritants. Pycnogenol can soothe irritated skin and diminish inflammation.
Additionally, if Pycnogenol is applied before exposure to UV radiation, Pycnogenol protects the skin cells. In one study, fifty-percent of unprotected skin cells died after UV radiation. However, if Pycnogenol was applied before exposure only fifteen percent of the skin cells died. Remember that free radical damage due to prolonged exposure to the sun photo ages skin causing wrinkles, lines, and older looking skin. Pycnogenol acts as a natural sunscreen protecting the outer layer of skin from harmful UVB rays and preventing photo aging and consequent wrinkling of skin. Regular usage of Pycnogenol will protect skin, soothe skin, and inhibit inflammation.
Improves Circulation and Skin Tone
Several studies also document Pycnogenol's ability to improve circulation by strengthening the capillary system and relaxing constricted blood vessels. In response to certain stress hormones, blood vessels constrict decreasing the flow of blood and nutrients. Pycnogenol relaxes these constricted vessels, restoring blood flow and nutrient delivery. Well-nourished, well-oxygenated cells are healthier cells. Weakened or damaged capillaries leak fluid causing fluid retention and impaired circulation.
Pycnogenol protects capillaries from degradation by scavenging free radicals. It also binds to the collagen fibers that line capillary walls, protecting the collagen, strengthening the capillary wall, and possibly even repairing damage to collagen fibers. In a study described in The Antioxidant Miracle researchers attached weights to collagen fibers and soaked them in water for twenty-four hours, simulating years of aging. When Pycnogenol was added to the water, the collagen fibers shortened. The Pycnogenol helped strengthen and repair the aged collagen. Skin cells depend on collagen and elastin for their structure. Damaged, aged collagen results in sagging, wrinkled skin; strengthening the collagen fibers will help improve skin elasticity and tone and revitalize skin. Pycnogenol's selective binding of collagen supports the capillary system and restores skin health.
Pycnogenol for Skin Health
Pycnogenol is an amazing combination of over forty antioxidants, one of the most powerful compounds yet discovered. It is non-toxic and can be used by everyone, including those with sensitive skin (remember, it is always a good idea to test a new ingredient by first applying a little to the inside of the arm). Applied as part of your daily skin care routine, Pycnogenol will act as a natural sun screen, protecting skin from free radicals caused by UV exposure, and help skin recover from a day in the sun.
By improving microcirculation, Pycnogenol can help reduce under-eye puffiness caused by leaky capillaries (but not fat pads). Pycnogenol strengthens capillaries, preventing leakage, and encourages the capillary system to reabsorb the fluid.
Pycnogenol is an extremely powerful antioxidant, scavenging free radicals before they can damage skin structures, and enhancing the antioxidant activity of both vitamin E and Vitamin C. Pycnogenol will rejuvenate the skin and slow down the skin aging process. Although Pycnogenol is available as a supplement, for optimum skin health, use Pycnogenol topically. This assures that your skin receives enough Pycnogenol to stay healthy and radiant.
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All derma e™ body care solutions are formulated to produce dramatic results, founded on derma e™'s passion for the pure power of nature.
Natural ingredients are not only the safest, they also have the most powerful healing and renewing properties for beautiful, healthy, youthful skin and hair.
You'll see and feel the derma e™ difference… when you try our proven antioxidant and anti-aging formulations, with optimal concentrations of Astaxanthin, Pycnogenol™, Peptides, Ester-C™, Vitamins A and E, Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE.
derma e™'s renowned line of advanced treatment products offers dramatically effective solutions for conditions such as itching, cracked skin, scars, age spots, spider veins, blemishes, pimples, redness, or inflammation as well as other common skin problems.
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Apply to clean skin in the morning and evening before retiring. May be used under makeup.
Derma-E didn’t start out in the beauty aisle or the board room.
Instead, they started out in a local health food store in Southern California. Their first product was a jar of 12,000 I.U. Vitamin E Moisturizing Crème. People were amazed at the results it had on their skin, and word caught on. Over the years, they’ve introduced many extraordinary products, each one rooted in the belief that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and good, clean hydration.
Today, they’ve grown to become one of the largest natural facial care brands in the US. They attribute their success to honoring customers with products that promote healthier looking skin and business ethics that promote a healthier world.