Book Review of Eating For Beauty

Don’t let the title fool you-Eating for Beauty runs more than skin deep! For years, I’ve toyed with the idea of buying this book. The title intrigued me, but it also remained outside my category of “must-have books.” Beauty doesn’t rank up there with, say, health. Or does it?

Raw food guru David “Avocado” Wolfe explains how physical beauty reflects the health of our inner organs. The idea that our skin reveals the condition of our colon is not exactly news, but David goes beyond theories and tells us why. He explains absorption, acid-alkaline balance, and free radicals in understandable terms. He then identifies certain “beauty minerals,” what they do, and why people tend to run low on them.

A list of the most beautifying foods includes more than superficial descriptions of anti-oxidants. David also cites chemical analyses, including which elements appear most strongly in any given item. Where not obvious, he suggests ways of eating these beauty foods, and sometimes he offers delightful historical uses. I find the book a valuable aid to share with students since it gives people an understanding of the “why.” The scientific, methodical approach, coupled with lovely Kirlian photography, helps readers to reach his conclusions with ease.

Besides theory and practical advice, David offers recipes and supplements. Yes, you can buy most things from his websites, and yes, that can get annoying in some books that read more like extensive product catalogs. Eating for Beauty provides so much background, though, that it leaves readers convinced of the value of those products.

Because David gives tips for inviting beauty into our lives on all levels, the book provides far more than a 186-page sales pitch. He talks about:

* Breathing, yoga, and laughter.

* The ancient Greeks’ connection of physical and spiritual beauty.

* The healing powers of organic produce items available at most grocery stores.

* How to use grapefruit to get rid of cellulite.

* How to produce more hydrochloric acid for better digestion.

* Fresh juices to banish dark circles or improve the singing voice.

I found this book a surprisingly fun and informative read, and it has already become a much-used reference book. Even if you think you’re looking for “more than beauty,” give this book a chance. With its encyclopedic scope, you’re sure to find something of lasting value.

Dermaxin Review – How Well Does It Work?

When it comes to cosmetics, experts say nothing is clear, especially when you talk about wrinkles. A lot of products promise to help but only a handful actually deliver. That can be frustrating for someone who’s looking for a miracle.

“Skin care today is nothing less than a riddle, bottled in pretty glass and wrapped in perfumed boxes, promising extraordinary results and remarkable powers – ‘in just 48 hours.’ Clearly we have lost our way,” wrote Shari Roan of the Los Angeles Times.

“Somewhere near the intersection of hope and science, marketing has launched a thousand hyperboles. Advertisements blur the lines between drugs and cosmetics. Manufacturers trot out studies that reveal little about how a substance works. And high-priced products carry the false promise of quality and effectiveness,” she added.

However, you don’t have to have an advanced degree in advertising or marketing to sort out the good products from garbage. In most cases, all it takes is a little common sense and some product awareness. Check out the labels and do a little research. That way, you’ll know what you’re buying.

Take the case of Dermaxin for instance – a product that claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restore skin elasticity and smoothness, revitalize the skin, and reduce the signs of aging. These benefits may sound too good to be true but on closer examination, you’ll find that Dermaxin contains the right blend of ingredients to do exactly what it says.

First, there’s Matrixyl 3000, a peptide that triggers a heal-and-repair response that stimulates the development of collagen and elastin among others. Collagen is a tough protein that gives the skin the ability to stretch while elastin is a protein similar to collagen that makes the skin elastic. In one double-blind study with 23 subjects aged 39 to 74 years old, Matrixyl helped reduce the appearance of wrinkles by as much as 45 percent.

Another winning ingredient is Argireline, another popular peptide that relaxes facial muscles from triggering a muscle contraction. Scientific studies show that this substance reduces wrinkles on the face, forehead and around the eyes and helps reduce skin aging due to repeated facial movements.

Then there’s collagen that keeps the skin young, soft and smooth. Dermaxin effectively replaces the collagen that we lose with aging because of its hydrating effect. Studies show that collagen moisturizes the skin by 42 percent and decreases wrinkles by 31 percent.

Last but not the least is hyaluronic acid, another moisturizer that holds over 1,000 times its weight in water, thus increasing skin smoothness, softness, and elasticity. The Cleveland Health Information Center describes hyaluronic acid as a substance that “occurs naturally (and quite abundantly) in humans and animals, and is found in young skin, other tissues, and joint fluid. Hyaluronic acid is a component of the body’s connective tissues and is known to cushion and lubricate. As you age, however, the forces of nature destroy hyaluronic acid. Diet and smoking can also affect your body’s level of hyaluronic acid over time. Skin care products with hyaluronic acid are most frequently used to treat wrinkled skin.”

All these make Dermaxin a cut above other anti-wrinkle products in the market today.

Deanna is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and published author. Many of her insightful articles can be found at the health and beauty news magazine

MaxoLash Review – How Effective is This Product?

Some women are born with full, beautifully-textured eyebrows and long, plump lashes, but they’re definitely the minority. For many women of all ages, eyebrows that are overly thin and lashes that are short and brittle are problems that must be dealt with on a daily basis. These beauty issues can add years to the face and prevent people from noticing a woman’s beautiful eyes.

One way to give lashes the illusion of fullness and length is to use mascara. Eyebrow pencils, which can be used to fill in sparse areas and give brows a more defined look, are also an option. Unfortunately, these products are not a permanent fix – once they are washed off, brows and lashes revert to their original state and appearance.

MaxoLash(TM) is a product that promises to deliver permanent results, something no mascara or pencil can offer. Specifically, the makers of MaxoLash(TM) claim the product can stimulate new hair growth, condition brows and lashes to moisturize them and protect them from damage and breakage, and make brows and lashes fuller and healthier looking, thereby improving their appearance.

Naturally, such grand claims automatically inspire doubt. Can MaxoLash(TM) really deliver what it promises? Will MaxoLash(TM) work on even extremely thin brows and fragile lashes? Can MaxoLash(TM) actually stimulate new hair growth? Let’s examine MaxoLash(TM) a little closer to see whether it’s the real thing or just another ineffective beauty product designed to make us part with our hard-earned money.

Who are the makers of MaxoLash(TM)?

It’s always a good sign when beauty products are made by well-known and reputable cosmetic companies, and MaxoLash(TM) definitely passes this initial test. The Dermagevity Skin Care company, which manufactures MaxoLash(TM), has been in the cosmetic business for a long time. They produce a variety of other beauty products as well, including Eyelastin, MaxoLip, and Skinlastin. The Dermagevity name is one that instantly inspires confidence.

Is MaxoLash(TM) safe?

Before you use any type of cosmetic or beauty product, it’s important to be sure that it’s safe, and won’t cause irritation or adverse reactions. This is particularly true with a product like MaxoLash(TM) because the eye area is extremely sensitive. MaxoLash(TM) passes the safety test with flying colors. MaxoLash(TM) complies with all U.S. safety and regulatory standards, and has also been tested for its potential to cause eye irritation to ensure it can be safely applied around the eye area. A consumer skin sensitization patch study and a skin irritation study were also conducted. All study and test results indicate that MaxoLash(TM) is a safe product that is unlikely to cause any unwanted or painful effects.

What are the key ingredients in MaxoLash(TM)?

One of the best ways to determine the likelihood that a product will deliver the various results promised is to consider the properties of its key ingredients. The most important ingredients in MaxoLash(TM) are:

Hyaluronic Acid: This substance, commonly known as HA, occurs naturally in the body, and is one of the best moisturizers in nature. Studies have shown that this remarkable compound can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid can also encourage hair growth by stimulating blood vessels.

Glycoproteins: The special formulation of glycoproteins found in MaxoLash(TM) are wholly derived from plant sources, and can vigorously stimulate hair follicle cells to encourage growth.

ProVitamin B5: Also commonly known as panthenol, this substance is frequently included as an ingredient in cosmetics and hair care products. It is an extremely effective moisturizer, and can also strengthen eyelashes over time. This will help prevent further damage, make lashes and eyebrows healthy looking, and facilitate lash growth.

Based on the proven moisturizing and hair growth stimulating properties of the ingredients found in MaxoLash(TM), it appears likely that the product would be able to deliver on its promises to improve the look and increase the fullness of lashes and eyebrows. It is worth mentioning that MaxoLash(TM) has undergone extensive clinical testing. The results support the manufacturer’s claims regarding the effectiveness of the product and its key ingredients.

If you’re looking for a long-term solution for thinning eyebrows and short, brittle lashes, and you don’t want to have to rely on pencils and mascara for the rest of your life, you may want to consider giving MaxoLash(TM) a try.

Eyevive Review – How Well Does It Work?

Dark circles. Eye bags. Puffy eyes. These conditions make you feel tired, haggard, and old. And they’re the reason why most people don’t want them. But whether you like it or not, you’re bound to get them from time to time, especially if you have allergies, smoke a lot, spend a great deal of time outdoors under the sun, take too much salt, or if your parents have them. In most cases, these are temporary problems and nothing to worry about. Often, they simply mean you’re getting old!

For people who can’t accept this, the cosmetics counter or drugstore may offer various ways to deal with these problems. The trick is finding a product that actually works. For one who relies mainly on advertising, hearsay and testimonials, that can be a difficult task considering that the active ingredients of most products are hope and hype.

Lately, a new product called Eyevive has been getting a lot of attention in the magazines and on the news since it has been reported that it effectively addresses the above problems. The manufacturers of the Eyevive product claims that it can “revitalize” the eyes by removing severe dark circles, eye bags, puffiness, and fine lines around the eyes. The question is: how well does it work? Let’s take a closer look at the formula here.

Fortunately, this is one product that delivers what it promises mainly because of its powerful active ingredients. The manufacturers of Eyevive appear to have done their homework and the claims they make are backed by solid scientific research.

The two most important ingredients of Eyevive are the patented peptides Hyloxyl and Eyeliss which reduce dark circles and puffiness, and restore firmness of the fragile skin around the eyes. Peptides do this by encouraging proper circulation in that area. This is necessary to counteract the fluid build up that occurs naturally when you sleep. As you know, eyelid swelling is a common cause of puffiness and dark circles. When you lie down, gravity causes fluid to accumulate in your lower eyelids. Peptides counteract this effect in addition to making the skin soft and smooth.

“Eyeliss works by decreasing capillary permeability, improving the lymphatic circulation under the eyes, and improving firmness and elasticity. Dark circles under the eyes disappear in four to eight weeks, something patients love,” according to Sam Dhatt, an award-winning anti-aging chemist.

Dhatt said Eyeliss can reduce puffiness around the eyes by 67 percent in four to 12 weeks and dark circles by 60 percent over time. He added that it should be in all anti-aging eye products. In another study involving 20 females aged 20 to 40 years old with chronic eye bags, Eyeliss reduced wrinkles in 56 percent of the participants and reduced puffiness and eye bags in 70 percent of the subjects.

“A follow-up survey of the subjects showed that 62 percent of subjects believed the contours of the eyes were smoothed, 52 percent felt a reduction in the bags under the eyes, and 52 percent felt it had a decongestant effect. Further, 86 percent of the subjects were satisfied that the product moisturized the skin, 71 percent of subjects felt their skin was softer after the trial, and 71 percent found Eyelissto have a soothing effect,” said the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulating Program that recently investigated the claims made for Eyeliss.

The beneficial effects of the peptides found in Eyevive are enhanced by the product’s other ingredients most notably Green tea. This ingredient has been used in China for over 5,000 years and has a strong anti-oxidant effect based on preliminary scientific studies. Dr. Andrea Kunin, co-author of “The Derma Doctor Skinstruction Manual”, said green tea also has an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces fluid build-up responsible for dark circles and eye bags. These qualities are what make green tea a common ingredient in anti-wrinkle creams according to the It is also what makes Eyevive a great product.

It’s wonderful having great skin, especially in the eye area as it’s most sensitive to aging. Eyevive is a product that will minimize further damage to the sensitive eye area, to reduce the appearance of existing damage, and to maximize the radiance of the eyes. They say great things come in small packages, and they couldn’t be more right when it comes to Eyevive.