Men’s Skin Care News

Men’s skin care is more popular than ever. In 2012 the term “metrosexual” is becoming obsolete. It used to refer to a specific type of man. Usually a urban man who spends a lot of time and money on his appearance. Metrosexual is a neologism derived from the word metropolitan and heterosexual.

Today all types of men are taking care of there skin. Urban men and suburban. Men are especially drawn towards cleansers, moisturizers and eye creams to keep their skin in healthy and looking it’s best. Skin care companies have caught on to the trend and are branding products to be more masculine or unisex.

Men’s grooming is one of the fastest growing markets. Sales of men’s skin care in the U.S.have seen their best growth in several years. The analysis is the same at Mintel. The Chicago-based research firm forecasts sales of men’s toiletries in the U.S. to hit $3.2 billion by 2016.

Article by Active Skin Care Studio


Conditoning Make Up Remover

Conditioning Make-Up Remover quickly & easily removes all traces of make-up from the eye area and face. This non-irritating, gentle formula combines Hyaluronic Acid & antioxidant Vitamin E to condition and protect skin.


Whole Food Supplements for Healthy Skin


How is our skin, the largest organ in our body, affected by the supplements we take?

This article hints at some answers to these key questions that in today’s nutrition lingo have multiple and confusing answers for many men and women that once they have made a conscious decision to take control of their proper nutrition, they are still left with the challenge of searching for basic facts among the many commercial, marketing and propaganda literature. The two most important questions we would like you to think as you go through the article are:

  • Do I feel healthier and stronger as I grow older?
  • What can I do to continue on that path and enjoy the great pleasures of life?

At Active Skin Care Studio, we believe that health skin is like a symphony concert where many independent pieces need to come together to have a masterful performance. Any instrument by itself can not create that masterful symphony concert; it requires coordination, timing and synergy across all instruments and human talent to create a master piece performance. Our body is not very different from a symphony, it behaves in a very similar manner to perform in the “symphony” of daily life: it requires nutrients (the instruments) that together create a whole (a masterpiece symphony) larger than its individual parts. So the objective should be to provide the best quality of nutrients to allow ourselves to outperform our expectations.

Recent health statistics show that the rates of some forms of chronic disease have not changed among the US population. While the rates of other diseases have actually increased, despite the growing industry of food supplements (individual nutrients) available in the market that where originally conceived to work as illness preventive agents. These facts indicate that the growing population is not paying enough attention to proper nutrition. It also indicates that in spite of the growing number of people that are now more consciously looking at nutrition, the market of food supplements leaves them confused in the current sea of miss-information and marketing. In this article we try to help those that are serious about taking control of their nutrition by establishing the basic facts for comparing the characteristics of nutrients available in the market.

Our body like any living organ goes through three cyclic modes during the day:

  • From early morning to early afternoon, the body flushes all dead cells accumulated in the organism due to the natural wear and tear from the body’s daily activity and to a natural organ’s self-healing process cycle. (This cycle is different for each organ and its purpose is to rebuild the organ over time completely,)
  • From early afternoon to early night, the body absorbs as many nutrients as possible to have enough material to support the natural daily self-healing process,
  • From early night to early morning, usually associated with our sleep, the body enters into building mode and every single cell of every organ start a self-healing using all nutrients to replace the cells that have naturally decayed or died during the day.

You can now see what important role nutrients play in the whole process. The better the nutrients we provide our body, the faster and healthier the self-healing process.  Consequently our body will be better prepared to perform the various functions demanded from it the next day.

Most researchers on nutrition agree on at least six basic concepts that will provide proper support for the human body’s healing process:

  • Whole foods are better for you than refined foods. This implies that nutrients and supplements with whole food basis are much better than synthetic based or isolated nutrients. This will sound as bad news to the people that have been taking refined vitamins hoping to get improved health. The truth is that synthetic vitamins have been robbed of all of the extra accessory nutrients that a whole food vitamin will bring along naturally. So bad new do not stop there, just like refined foods, isolated vitamins can create numerous problems and imbalances in the body if taken at high levels for long periods of time. Eventually, they will act more like drugs, forcing the consumer to become dependant on them. At the very least, they won’t help you as much as high quality food and food-based supplements.
  • Isolated supplements lack all natural key ingredients. Whole food supplements are made from concentrated whole foods, hence they preserve the vitamins key additional components, like a variety of enzymes, co enzymes, antioxidants, trace elements, activators and many other unknown or undiscovered factors that they come naturally combined with the vitamins. All these nutrient components work together synergistic-ally as a vitamin complex to support the self healing process of the human body. In other words, only life can create life, and science has not yet been able to replicate the natural conditions of vitamins to maximize their effectiveness.
  • Synthetic or Isolated nutrients are not natural and cannot be found by themselves in nature. Hence, the body identifies them as foreign nutrients “drugs” and treats them like that. Most processes to create synthetic nutrients involve a wide array of potentially nasty solvents and other chemicals that help isolate nutrients from the foods they naturally come in. Therefore, taking high amounts of these products can also expose the human body to these potentially toxic chemicals, if care is not taken to remove them during the isolation process.
  • A natural vitamin complex is designed to work on a synergistic manner. Supplement makers typically try to stuff as much as possible in a capsule, telling us that the more we take, the better it is for us. This is simply not the case. As you now know, it is not necessarily the amount of a nutrient you ingest that is important, but its form and how much is bio-available that counts the most. In fact, remembering that ingesting single nutrients can actually create imbalances in the body, logic would dictate the higher the level of a single nutrient that you take in, the quicker this imbalance will occur. Making the whole greater than the sum of the parts.
  • The basic of a healthy life must be in place. Proper diet, exercise, detoxification, structure, mental/emotional and spiritual health elements must all be in order for true self healing to occur. No supplement will work on its own if these foundations are not in place. Even in extreme healing cases, like shocks to the body, food based nutrients are needed in the accelerated healing process.

Wisdom must apply when it comes to choosing the right nutrients to take as dietary supplement. If you like to have a few hints to differentiate the good from the bad, you must look for natural nutrients, as close to their natural form, that will support more efficiently the body’s self-healing process. Investigate and ask about the process that is followed to produce them, make sure that the utmost care has been taken in all phases of its production, from growing its ingredients, to manufacturing, testing for potency and quality control. Finally, close the loop and investigate the companies that produce and distribute the nutrients, they must have a long track record of providing high quality products that produce good clinical results.

Article by Active Skin Care Studio


Organic Bamboo Clothing

Bamboo clothing is something special. It drapes like silk,  feels soft and it is more practical because it is durable and versatile. Imagine clothing that looks good, feels goodand is good for the environment!

Better than cotton. “Bamboo is the new cotton…it has all the properties that you physically want out of cotton, plus some. Bamboo is more antibacterial than [other fabrics like] cotton or wool, which are very absorbent and hold moisture in. Bamboo wicks moisture away.

Breathable. Due to bamboo fiber’s cross section which is composed of a matrixwithvarious microscopic gaps, bamboo fiber is more breathable, comfortable and thermal regulating than cotton, wool or any other synthetic fiber thereby keeping you cooler, drier and more comfortable all day. This unique micro-structure allows bamboo apparel to absorb and evaporate perspiration faster than any other fabric. It’s nice not to have your clothes sticking to your skin in the hot summer or during exercise!

Hypoallergenic & UV Protection. Bamboo apparel is hypoallergenic. Bamboo’s organic and natural fiber properties make it non-irritating to the skin making it a pleasant alternative for anyone with skin sensitivities or other allergies and dermatitis. Bamboo apparel also protects you from UV rays, naturally.

Environment. Our Bamboo apparel is good for our ecosystems because Bamboo does not require pesticides, insecticides, or fertilizers, and does not involve the use of genetically

modified organisms (GMOs). In contrast, cotton crops are one of the most intensely sprayed crops in the world receiving 3-5 times greater application of pesticides per acre than other crops like corn or soybeans. The chemicals used on the cotton crops are linked to ground and surface water contamination, and even the pollution of drinking water (such nitrates from nitrogen fertilizer are known to cause methemoglobinemia, or “blue baby syndrome” in infants). Cotton crop pesticides are also the greatest crop contributor to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which contribute to low level ozone and smog formation, increasing the green house effect. These chemicals are also documented as causing death and loss of reproductive ability in fish and wildlife. It may surprise you to know that it takes about a pound of chemicals to grow the cotton contained in a cotton t-shirt and pants.

Biodegradable. Further, Bamboo fibers are biodegradable, unlike synthetic textile fibers. Synthetic textile fibers are also made from non-renewable petroleum, and can even emit harmful gasses when incinerated. Almost all polyester/cotton blend fabrics are finished with formaldehyde, a carcinogen, added to make fabrics wrinkle or flame resistant.

Check out Bambu Dru for women’s, men, children’s and toddlers organic bamboo clothing.

DNA CyroStem Therapy

CryoStem Biological Cellular Therapy ~ A Revolutionary Technology for Skin Enhancement and Rejuvenation:

Founded by Dr. Noel Santana Aguilar President and CEO of the DNA Health Institute Cryogenic Division.

The possibility of prolonging life is a desire as old as humanity itself, but at no point in the history of human civilization have there been so many dramatic and significant advancements in the science of life extension and skin rejuvenation. Continued research is presenting us with the possibility of staying young beyond the normal age of the arteries. We now have a myriad of anti-aging and skin rejuvenation options that are transforming the promise of youth and longevity into reality.

The DNA CryoStem Skin Therapy System is a revolutionary breakthrough in skin science. The communication of biologically flawless information to aged and damaged skin enables future generations of skin to replicate fresher, younger and stronger. Skin care professionals now have available to them the key elements to correct, rebuild, nourish and preserve skin while influencing future generations of skin. Its adaptability and versatility make it the treatment system of choice for both men and women.

How does the DNA CryoStem Skin Therapy System work? Cryogenic preservation provides active, biological cells the opportunity to feed, build and positively influence existing facial cells. Through this cell to cell communication the skin is infused with every constituent of skin: collagen, hyaluronic acid (a component of collagen), elastin, DNA, RNA(i), fibroblasts, lipids, vital nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acid (EFAs), amino acids, and antioxidants.

The serum also contains (± 3%) embryonic stem cells. These powerful cells reorganize, heal and help to create and stimulate new tissue for skin regeneration. By sharing information via DNA, the embryonic stem cells communicate biologically flawless information with existing aged and/or damaged cells. Through this process future generations of skin become much stronger and younger looking.

To support the biological process of cell to cell communication, the DNA Skin Care Product Line has been formulated with 100% natural, chemical and preservative free ingredients. DNA CryroStem technology has been reviewed and cleared for consumer safety, marketing and distribution by the Food and Drug Administration.

The DNA CyroStem Therapy and skin care is available at Active Skin Care Studio.