Hydration by Hyaluronic Acids


Hydration and Hyaluronic Acids – The Secret to Perfect, Flawless Skin

Hydration: Just as our bodies require water to maintain optimum functioning, so do our skin cells that have to take the brunt of all that heat and chemicals and dirt and pollution coming from the environment. Being the natural barrier against these external forces, our skin unfortunately has to wear the battle scars of such defense.

As such we should be able to help our skin in its defensive functions. We need to make sure that every cell in our skin is functioning properly. And one of the easiest ways to achieve this is by drinking lots of clean fresh water to help our skin stay hydrated. And while drinking liters upon liters of water can do our skin good, we can also help it a lot better by using skin care products that are designed primarily for hydrating the cells of the skin. This is where hyaluronic acid products come in.

Just what is hyaluronic acid anyway?

Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan that is very important in maintaining the integrity of nervous, epithelial, and connective tissues. Its role in the skin is largely anchored in its ability to stimulate re-epithelialization as well as on its ability to provide an open and hydrated skin infrastructure for the more effective absorption and distribution of nutrients to the different skin cells. Without hyaluronic acid, nourishing the skin will be quite challenging. This is what makes hyaluronic acid truly a miracle skin care substance.

Two of the latest innovations in skin cell hydration from Sothys of Paris are the 1055 Boletus extract and the Hydra 3HA systems.

The 1055 Boletus extract is synthesized from the world famous porcini mushroom, a mainstay in many Italian dishes that call for a strong nutty flavor. The 1055 Boletus extract is rich in Vitamin B3 and Vitamin E and has been shown to be very effective in improving the flow of fluids in the skin’s structure making it looking and feeling supple and refreshed. This hydrodynamic property of the 1055 Boletus extract is largely attributed to its biomimetic phospholipids and H2CR ingredients reactivating and improving the various functions of the cell and provides excellent protection against oxidative stress. The 1055 Boletus extract has been shown to improve the skin’s hydration status by as much as 34 percent within 1 week. Additionally, 4 out of 5 women who have tried 1055 Boletus extract said they looked definitely younger after only a single application.

The Hydra 3HA is Sothys answer to the need to reinvent the hyaluronic acid. Daily applications of the formulation will keep the skin hydrated to produce a suppler, more vibrant-looking, fresher, and generally healthier skin all day long. The 3HA solution includes a hydrating gel cream, an intensive hydrating serum, and a smoothing mask all of which work together to provide unparalleled skin perfection. The overall effect is that the skin definitely looks visibly younger and smoother.

The key to a beautiful, youthful, and flawless skin is hydration. By drinking plenty of fluids and using hyaluronic acid products like 1055 Boletus extract and the Hydra 3HA system, you can be well on your way to a healthier, more vibrant, and perfectly-looking skin.

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Preparing Your Skin For Valentine’s Day


Preparing Your Skin

Everyone wants to have great looking skin for Valentine’s Day.  Both men and women make the effort to look as appealing as possible as part of their Valentine’s Day gift to their significant other. There are a few things you can do to make sure your skin is glowing, as long as you take the time to prepare in advance.

Deep Cleansing/Facial Treatments

One option for getting your skin ready for the romance of Valentine’s Day is to go for a deep cleansing skin treatment. This can clear out your pores and make you look and feel sexier.  However, a fun alternative many women (and some men) are turning to is a chocolate facial. If you don’t want to go to the spa to have this done you can whip up a chocolate facial at home. Just make sure you use dark chocolate for all its benefits. The ingredients in dark chocolate are actually very good for your skin. Studies have been conducted that have proven the flavonols in chocolate can help hydrate you skin, improve its texture and even make it thicker and stronger.

Skin Cell Repair

A chocolate facial can also result in the repair of skin cells and can work to prevent future skin damage. Your skin will also look better and be healthier because the chocolate facial will improve your blood flow. Blood vessel function greatly improves as a result of chocolate facials as well. To create your own chocolate facial at home all you need is cocoa powder, honey, plain yogurt and a vitamin E capsule pierced and drained.

Smart Skin Care For Him

For the special man in your life, suggest that he uses just the right skin care products so that you will know on the big night that his skin will look as good as yours does. There are facial masks made specifically for men and if yours loves you and wants to give you an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, he’ll be willing to use then. Encourage them to try at least one facial mask within a few days before the special night arrives. Even if they don’t do it until Valentine’s Day should still see great results quickly. Ask your man to use a facial mask that includes green tea and clay because these ingredients will apply healthy antioxidants to his skin that will give it a special glow. If you want to truly make it a romantic experience, apply the facial mask for him. He will be relieved that he didn’t have to do it himself and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are teaching him how to care for his skin properly. He will also be thrilled to know that keeping his skin as healthy as possible will make him look and feel younger. And that is something you can both appreciate. If you are overwhelmed at the thought of choosing the right skin care treatment for you or your man, head over to www.nefertari.com for all the skin care advice you will ever need. Here you can find high quality skin care products for him, or for yourself. You can even find skin treatment plans that will work for both of you.

Photography: Franck Gomez (with permission)