Thursday, June 4, 2009

Skincare for Men

Skincare for men is A NECESSITY...  

• Because men are subject to stress and external aggressions, i.e. climate, pollution, and cigarette smoke, this can wreak havoc on their skin. Plus the daily shaving routine causes additional dehydration and sensitivity on the skin’s surface. On average, during his lifetime, a man spends six months shaving to remove the 15,000 hairs distributed over 2/3 of the face. Shaving daily leaves 57% of men with stressed, imbalanced, and stripped skin.

• Because many men still do not properly use skin care products on a daily basis leaving their skin imbalanced (dry, shiny, dull...)  

• Because men are increasingly aware of their appearance.

Men’s use of skin and body care products is no longer considered occasional; in fact, it is becoming increasingly common.

Men’s skin is physiologically thicker and oilier than women’s. Thus, unique skincare products are needed for them.

THE SPECIFIC CHARACTERISITICS OF MEN’S SKIN
A hair system that is more developed and plays a protective role.
Thicker skin: the epidermis has more cellular layers (the stratum corneum is 16 to 22% thicker than in women) and a higher number of cells so it is more prone to a dull, sluggish tone.
Increasingly resistant skin: contains 22% more collagen, which explains why the skin’s aging process begins later than it does in women.
Although the effect of aging doesn’t begin as quickly in men as in women, once visible signs begin to appear, they do so rapidly and the aging process continues to accelerate
Higher number of androgens: sebaceous secretion are 30% higher than that found in women, causing oilier skin, dilated pores, and a coarser skin texture.

There is a unique ingredient in Phytoceane Homme - A blue mico-algae.

These blue micro-algae come from the crystal-clear waters of Klamath Lake. They are renowned for their exceptional nutritive properties.
At the heart of Oregon, amidst a region of intense volcanic activity, this lake boasts a rare preserved ecosystem. It benefits from exceptional sunlight, 300 days of the year continuously fed by rivers and cascades from the melting snow and glaciers of the volcanic “Cascade” mountain chain, the water is absolutely pure. You can see 30 meters in depth with the naked eye.
This is the only place on earth where these micro-algae grow in their pure form. They help maintain the unique ecosystem of this setting.
Born 3.5 million years ago, these were the first microorganisms to synthesize oxygen and feature photosynthetic properties.
Like humans and animals, their cellular envelope is made of proteins.
Like bacteria, their genetic information is distributed throughout the entire cell, not just in the nucleus. This helps them to rapidly adapt to change.
These algae were chosen by for their exceptional properties and composition.

A concentrate rich in essential amino acids: lysine, proline, and cysteine.
It contains about 65% proteins and 46% essential amino acids. These acids are essential components of collagen fibers. They help produce hormones and enzymes.
A unique vitamin cocktail:

A: helps slow signs of skin aging
E: anti-free radical, reduces the risk of loss of elasticity
C: makes up the collagen and elastin fibers, anti-free radical
B1: improves microcirculation and the oxygenation of tissues
B2: improves cellular renewal
A great diversity of minerals and trace elements:
Copper: important for enzyme activity, increases cellular energy and the production of collagen and elastin
Manganese: protects free radicals
Iron: important for cellular respiration and tissue oxygenation

Also included:
Corallina officinalis: reduces blotchiness, improves cellular cohesion and tissue oxygenation. Soothing, desensitizing and anti-irritant properties.
Jania rubens: vegetal coral with moisturizing, balancing and remineralizing properties.

The Phytoceane/Phytomer Homme lines work wonderful together or by themselves. Start out with one product and add an additional a piece at a time.

I recommend facials a minimum for 4 x per year.

Please contact me if you have any further inquiries.
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