Anti-ageing skincare for men

Inlight Organic Daily Face Oil 30mlInlight Organic Daily Face Oil – Dr Spiezia’s recommended product for use after shaving

 

When we talk about ageing, generally we think that this problem relates only to women…well, men get older too and nowadays there is much greater awareness because of the impact of man’s “image” in society: more and more often this is driven by exterior aspects and communication trends.

 

 It is important to take care of the skin, no matter the aesthetic or health reason behind it, simply because the skin is part of our body and, as a proper “organ”, needs attention.

I have also to underline that there are important differences between women and men’s skin due to the impact of the hormones, oestrogen and testosterone, on its characteristics: mens’ skin is up to 20% thicker and contains more collagen fibres making it more dense and resistant, but has less adipose content resulting in a reduction in softness and suppleness. Men are also more prone to the inflammation of skin follicles and acne. Another difference is the skin’s pH: men’s skin has a value of 4.5 (more acidic because of the higher lactic acid) whilst women 5.8. This preserves mens’ skin from bacteria but make it more prone to irritation and inflammation… without forgetting that when men shave daily they damage the skin’s protective hydrolipidic layer on the face.

All these, combined with the different hormone cycles, mean that in men the ageing signs come later in life but once they start they progress more quickly than in women and the lines appear deeper and more evident.

Maybe men start later in life, generally after 30, using skin care products but whatever the starting age this is an important step to preserve the quality of the skin especially if they live in polluted areas or are exposed to strong weather elements.

Inlight organic skincare can help men to achieve optimum results in preventing both skin inflammation and ageing, supplying the skin with many powerful botanical anti-inflammatory and natural anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene, Vitamin E and chlorophyll.

The Inlight Cleanser and Floral Face Tonic are a winning combination when used routinely every evening to cleanse the face from impurities and bacteria and then toning and refreshing it with the lavender and chamomile blended floral waters.

In the morning, choose silky, delicate Inlight Daily Face Oil as your after shave oil, as I do, to moisturise and nurture the skin, ready for another beautiful, successful day.

Dr Mariano Spiezia 

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Barley grass and wild cherry – two of our star ingredients!

Dr Spiezia writes:

Today I am writing about two more star ingredients in the newly launched Line Softener Intensive Formula for smooth, radiant and younger-looking skin.

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Bitter Cherry seed oil

As a young boy I was encouraged to eat wild bitter cherries traditionally believed to protect and relieve muscle pain and I was actually very happy with this! However besides my memory of these Mediterranean traditions I am sure you are well aware of the antioxidants contained in the cherry family. Within this joyful and colourful family, bitter cherry provides many health and beauty benefits for the skin too. It’s in fact ideal for mature skin with a slower rate of cell turnover. Bitter cherry provides a boost for cell regeneration and can also help treat uneven pigmentation from too many years in the sun.

Bitter cherry has a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturise and improve skin elasticity. It also balances pH levels and is high in oleic acid and vitamins A & E, hence excellent for dry and mature or lined skin.

This amazing gift of nature also contains an unsaturated fatty acid called eleostearic that can partially prevent UV absorption by forming a barrier on the surface of the skin.

How could have I not picked this precious fruit as an ingredient for my Line Softener Intensive Formula?

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This nutrient-packed “green food” contains 20 times the amount of Vitamin E compared with wheat. No wonder it has earned its reputation as a superfood with its powerful nutrient profile and high alkalinity!

Glutathione is a small protein composed of three amino acids. This enzyme is said to help slow the ageing process and in fact is produced in abundance in young people. As we “gracefully” age all our processes slow down and we don’t produce as much glutathione as earlier in life, therefore this gifted green grass with its anti-oxidising enzyme can help slow down our ageing process.

The high chlorophyll content of barley grass brings vital oxygen to the skin cells as well as all the other organs of course.

Did you know that the skin ‘breathes’? Well, barley grass helps the skin to stay vibrant, radiant and well oxygenated hence young young young!

 

Clinically tested Line Softener Intensive Formula unveiled

Intensive Line Softener Jar+Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are very proud to launch our NEW Line softener Intensive Formula!

 Exciting results from clinical trials show that in just 56 days of use:

100% of women tested experienced intensely hydrated skin

95% of women found their skin smoother and more elastic

70% of women saw a visible reduction in the total surface area, length, number and depth of their wrinkles

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Q&A with Dr Mariano Spiezia – Inlight skincare formulator

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What prompted you to create the INLIGHT range and why should a medical doctor decide to formulate and produce a line of skin care?

Having been trained in Homeopathy and Clinic Phytotherapy as well as in Medicine and Surgery, I’ve been able to observe the functions of the human body from different angles. My observations have totally confirmed Dr Hering’s law (doctor & homeopath who introduced homeopathy into the USA in the 1800s) ‘‘the vital energy within the body works from the inside to the outside in order to clear inner toxicity’’.

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Check the labels: ALS (Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate) in Skincare

Check-the-labelWith so many companies making claims about being free from this, or free from that, it often appears that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to “safe cosmetics”.  There are buzz words and phrases used by skincare companies to imply that they are free from potentially harmful chemicals.  “Free from SLS” and “Free from Parabens” are some of the most common, and although I highly advise that you look for products free from parabens and SLS, I also recommend that you look a little closer at all the ingredients… Continue reading

Unveiling Inlight Supreme Eye Serum

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We are proud to launch our most precious product yet:

Inlight Supreme Eye Serum.

Light as silk, super-charged and sparkling with its own trio of precious gemstones, this exquisite serum delivers exceptional regeneration to the delicate eye area, working to plump, firm and smooth the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and illuminating your eye contour with timeless radiance.

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New Year’s New You in 7 days

spring_detox-2Another fascinating year has gone by and here is my suggestion for a resolution that will put your body right, after the holiday’s “indulgence”…

Don’t you find that when you are most relaxed, comforted by the company of your friends and family and freeing your mind you tend to indulge more with eating and drinking?

Our body, when relaxed, can take more in, but once the holiday is over… we are left with a few more pounds (if we are lucky) and that sluggish, bloated feeling. Not to worry though.  It doesn’t take long to get back to normal with a few little tricks to cleanse the liver and lose some weight.

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Dr.Spiezia: Why I love and use Calendula

calendulaCalendula (marigold or calendula officinalis) is one of the most loved flowers I used and I still use, both in my medical herbalist practice and in the Inlight organic skin care product formulations.

I have always been attracted by its simple shape, its radiant colour and power: a little joyful “sun” hidden in the green of the meadows, spot of light stolen from the sky during the sun set.

You cannot pass by a beautiful orange calendula flower in the wild without taking a double look. It is one of those plants that can’t go by unobserved.

It belongs the Asteraceae (from Latin aster = star) family and is originating from North Africa. Its botanical name “calendula” comes from Latin “calendae” meaning the first day of the month: in fact the marigold can flower nearly every month from spring to autumn. Others think that the name calendula comes the Greek kalàtos meaning basket, because of the shape of its flower head. Continue reading

The Beauty of Midwinter

Porthleven Storm by Istock“Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.”
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We cannot allow the winter blues to diminish our joy and the vision of beauty surrounding us. Of course, grey sky, chilly wind and rain can affect us, but let’s use our inner strength and ability to adapt to the winter’s conditions, without complaining too much!

In winter, Nature uses its energy to reinforce the roots of plants and trees by reducing the lymph towards the branches. Exactly the same happens to us: we are more prone to reduce our external activities and use our energy to plan ahead our future, especially in December when we look back to see what we have achieved.

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Cosmetics: what impact do they have on our environment? a study by Dr.Spiezia

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The use of cosmetics is now an integral part of our civilization and our “image” of ourselves, our physical appearance, has acquired an almost absolute value in our communications with the world around us.  

 

The words of the legal description of the term ‘cosmetic’ are actually becoming a reality: “substances and compounds, as distinct from medicines, designed for the external surfaces of human body…to modify its appearance..”.

 So appearance is becoming increasingly more important than our true and innermost being, and our inner values are being swapped or exchanged for the cult of outward appearance, determined by mass-media and advertising which are more interested in business and profit than in people’s health. Continue reading