Micro algae fights skin ageing

Spirulina platensis – the most commonly found micro algae in Cuba – has been shown to offer high protection against free radicals according to a research study at the University of Havana.

The study which was carried out in November 2007 discovered that the high vitamin E and carotene content of the algae can stimulate the immune system and help in the prevention of cancer and premature skin ageing.

The research group has produced a line of cosmetic products based on their findings using hydroalcoholic extracts of Spirulina platensis which is being marketed throughout South America and parts of Europe. [Read more…]

Tomatoes reduce skin ageing

Most women – and increasing numbers of men – worry about skin ageing and nothing worries women more than the damage caused by the sun.  Age spots, premature wrinkles, sagging skin – we love the sun we just hate what it does to us.

Look at any women’s magazine or visit any skin care forum online and questions about reversing or preventing sun damage take up a lot of copy space.

Increasingly women are demanding natural solutions to skin aging and a familiar and much loved kitchen ingredient could be the answer – the tomato.Or to be more precise – tomato paste. [Read more…]