Why I LOVE 95% Pure Aloe Vera Gel and Why You Should Too…

 

When you sell 7 Moisturisers and keep a close tally on the sales figures for each product, there are always front runners, and out-performers, sometimes by 300%.

This is definitely the case with our 95% Pure Aloe Vera Gel.

And I honestly couldn’t have predicted it.

But I know why.

My love of this product is so bright, it even transfers through a computer screen to any viewers.

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I’m so ridiculously passionate that this product is super enlightening and powerful for the skin, that this state of “love” is transferred across time and space.

They say love is transcendent, and it shows in your business, within the atoms and particles of your products that you empower with that love and this spreads and vibrates outwardly.

If you are selling something that you 110% truly believe in, and know for a fact helps others with their skin, then you will notice patterns that reflect your own transparent states and feelings.

And knowing that this is the purest Aloe Vera on the market, you will be hard placed to find something as natural and pure as this…

We really are the only ones, (Pure Gaia that is) and once this treasure like substance for the skin was found in its ready to apply gloopy like form, it was just a matter of time before we pushed this ingredient to market.

But why is it so amazing, and what can you use it for?

Aloe Vera, as you may have come across in oaloe-vera-leafther articles or products, is super amazing for the skin for several reasons…

The ancient Eqyptians literally coined it “The Plant of Immortality” and here’s why…

Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.
Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.
As a youthful skin enhancer, Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.
This is why our 95% pure Aloe Vera Gel also acts as a body firming gel, especially for the bum and bust ;-). And the intoxicating shine effect also helps embibe a feeling of sexiness!
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Skin nutrition rich, Aloe Vera also contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid.
Naturally great at preventing the clogging of pores, this is because it absorbs the excess oil from the skin and acts as an astringent, rendering the skin pores clean from any deposited sebum, dead skin cells or dirt.

You may also have heard of Aloe Vera Gel as a great after sun lotion. With anti-inflammatory and cooling properties, it is the perfect remedy for sunburned skin.

One fact that you may not have come across before, is that Aloe Vera Gel speeds up skin cell reproduction by as much as eight times and penetrates the epidermis (the outer layer of skin) four times faster than water, says Dr. Danhof of North Texas Research Laboratories, having undertaken a study himself and written about the incredible benefits of Aloe Vera Gel, including the ability to help the skin generate its own collagen.

It provides a protective layer to the skin which helps retain moisture

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Other than cutting up the Aloe Leaf yourself and applying to your face, like this woman above, this is the closest thing you can get to that.

And since Aloe Leaves are quire rare, hard to grow and not so sun drenched (which means not so powerful for your skin) in the UK and Europe, our 95% Pure Aloe Vera Gel gets you as close as you can possibly be to cutting it up and applying to your own skin!

And it will love your skin as much as I love this product!

Check out our Etsy page for more information on this product and others that we sell.

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FREE Product Giveaway for our NEW “Mango & Moringa Softening Cream”

Get hold of our EXCLUSIVE new product by winning our Facebook Competition!

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So today up until Sunday 18th December I have a FREE giveaway for our 15ml “Mango and Moringa Softening Cream” that is happening from our Facebook page.

All you have to do is like our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/puregaiaskincare

And like, share and comment on the post itself.

Why is this product so amazing?

Firstly, it’s the most softening and skin smoothening cream out there that is 100% natural and pure. The ingredients include Moringa Oil, Mango Butter and Mandarin Essential Oil so it works wonders in combination for any skin type, but optimally for those with combination/oily skin.

It’s our most expensive product yet so you really should enter this competition, especially since it hasn’t even officially launched from our Etsy page yet, which btw is here – www.etsy.com/uk/shop/puregaiaskincare.

Happy competition entering!

Tom

The Power Of Fruit Fasting… Day 4!

You may have worked out from some of my previous blogs I’m a bit of a purist.

It’s in my nature. I’m human. I was born to eat naturally…

And so when I get ill, I make sure to do one thing – I go on a fruit fast.

You may have worked out from some of my previous blogs I’m a bit of a purist.

It’s in my nature. I’m human. I was born to eat naturally…

And so when I get ill, I make sure to do one thing – I go on a fruit fast.

You can see Day 3 (yesterday) on my YouTube channel here –

This is the third time I’ve been ill this year, and each time I simply stop eating my regular diet and fast out whatever it is that needs to detox, or if it’s caused by some level of emotional stress and pain, then to see what comes up during the detox.

This time I’m hitting Winter and so I’m a little bit nervous, due to a perception that the body’s reliance on cooked food to stay warmer, which is a myth by the way. I mean yes you do drop fat and weight in general so you will be less layered so to speak, but your body will still generate internal heat to combat the external cold. It just “feels” harder because the body is addicted to cooked food, salt, fat and toxins in general.

You are pretty much at war with your addictions when you fruit fast, so my number one tip is that before you even consider doing something this extreme, to ensure you have a favourite fruit that you eat on a regular basis to help you get through it, something that excites your taste buds and makes you feel good.

For me, it’s dates. I have easy access to regular dates on a regular basis (and I’m talking about the eating kind by the way). I show these Jasmine dates in my video as well, and I believe you can also buy them online as they are great value for money (£2.50 per box).

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If I mix and blend them and chop up bananas, I’m getting a really filling, nutritious lunch. Then in the evening even though I have just eaten fruit for 3 days already and I’m on my 4th day, I will start to eat lettuce, kale, tomatoes (which is a fruit anyway) and spring onions.

I pretty much have become a raw foodist, without the fats, at least temporarily.

And it’s “tough”. I mean “really” tough.

But if you want to overhaul something in your life and get through a difficult time, and you are getting ill repeatedly over time, then sometimes you have to shift something in your diet before you can embrace and accept what it is you are feeling/experiencing, and move to a more abundant, happier place where things flow and happen in a sequence and style more to your liking and attuned to your true self.

At the same time if your skin is not glistening, glowing and radiant even if you do have lines, wrinkles, lines or it’s not the skin of a baby (your skin can still be radiant by the way), then this is the number one thing that you can do to for your skin to shine like a God or Goddess.

Although I am snivelling less today, my body aches, my mind is begging me to stop (lets just call that my ego) and I feel like wanting to sleep (I don’t want to sleep during the day or else I won’t sleep at night), I am feeling grateful that I have this opportunity to focus number one on my health with the capacity to live in the present and embrace each moment, even if it feels torturous at times.

It’s a chance to meditate, write, go in nature, or like me, keep hustling because I have something worthy to share and I know this can help others who are open to that change, not just in their skin but in their health and happiness!

Alcohol ~ The Slayer of Youthful Skin

It may be glaringly obvious as a theory based piece of advice and something that pretty much everyone knows that they should listen to more often, but it’s amazing how innocent this particular demon of the youthful skin slayer is perceived, especially when it is the cause of so much boosted ageing and the poison of everlasting youthful skin…

Yes, you guessed (probably from the title), its alcohol.

We all have stressful lives, and we all have our own ways of coping with that stress. And of course, most of us like to spend time with our friends in a social environment where it is simply the norm to break open a bottle of wine or get the rounds in at the local pub or swanky bar, whatever takes your particular fancy.

The Friday or Saturday night wind down to forget about our work weeks is so typically English and European, that we simply follow tradition and the status quo, where self discipline goes out of the window and we really do regret it the next day.

Even if you don’t follow that trend, look at your typical alcohol based habits and you will be able to pinpoint the reasoning behind it to some level of stress and/or simple desire to intoxicate your body and mind, even if on a moderate level or to become typically more alive and confident temporarily.

And your skin suffers with every drop.

Alcohol is completely devoid of any health benefits and yet we succumb to its temptations and the social norms of those temptations all too easily, and all too regularly (as a well justified stereotype, even if you, the reader does not fall into this category).

“So where’s the science”, you plead of me… “Prove it!”

Here’s a few points to sober you to the truth…

Alcohol is a hepatoxin, meaning that it specifically damages the liver. It’s a toxin to the cells that detoxify your body. Alcohol is also massively dehydrating and deprives the skin of vital vitamins and nutrients. Drinking red wine, although mythologically known to be good for for the “anti-oxidants” actually both helps cause rosacea and worsen the symptoms for those people who suffer from this skin complaint.

Even Vogue are on board with my tip and state that “alcohol affects any muscous membrane from the pancreas and liver to the skin.”

And New York nutritionist Jairo Rodriguez backs up the rosacea theory that “alcohol inflames the tissue, and systemic inflammation to the skin caused by alcohol creates a histamine reaction—that creates the redness, the flushing of the skin. At first you think, oh you’re a little red, not a big deal, but over a period of time—six months, a year, two years—if you continue drinking, it can become a prominent facial redness you can’t get away from.”

Another NYC dermatologist Whitney Bowe states that alcohol “hinders the production of the hormone vasopressin. That hormone helps you reabsorb water. So alcohol is kind of a double whammy, in that it’s forcing out water and making it harder for your body to rehydrate itself.” And we all know what dehydrated skin looks like — tired and sallow, with more pronounced fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.

Aside from dehydrating your face, alcohol decreases the body’s level of vitamin A, which is a powerful antioxidant. “It’s important for cell renewal and cell turnover, and it gives you a healthy glow,” says Dr. Bowe. She says a lack of vitamin A can make it harder for your skin to fight off free radicals, which can do damage to the lipid layer (a.k.a., the moisture centre) of your skin.

A good reason to stop alcohol altogether (if you are still young enough at least) is that even though your skin can bounce back from pretty much anything, once you destroy your collagen in the skin, it’s pretty much too late and it’s hard to recreate the glow that you may have once sported. However if you catch this bad habit and stop it while still have your collagen intact, my advice would be to cut down immediately, and even consider quitting altogether.

Who likes hangovers anyway? Especially when the drinks you “enjoy” are filled with sugar, for example with cocktails or as a mixer to the spirits or salt as in the case of beer.

It’s just plain bad all round, and I personally remember that when I had a heavy night of drinking, it would take me two full days to recover. That’s 48 precious hours in my week which I lost while feeling hazy and cloudy minded, not able to focus or do anything with zest and energy.

Alcohol doesn’t just speed up the ageing process of your skin, but it clouds your judgement, rationality and sense of well being.

Alcohol is also one of the worst things you can actually apply to your skin, so if it’s in the top 6 list of ingredients on your skincare labels, stop using them and better yet, throw them away. Alcohol will strip your skin of essential nutrients and damage the cells from within, even if they provide an immediate matte effect immediately after use.

Your skin drinks in everything, whether applied topically or through the liver, so give it a break and say goodbye to alcohol if you want it to stay youthful for longer!

The Number One Killer Of Youthful Skin…

Sometimes our habits are the things that will put our ability to achieve youthful skin in danger, so we have to first be aware of them, and then do something about them!

Recently I have been wondering to myself, that out of all the killers of youthful skin, what is probably the number one wrinkle creator?coffee

Because let’s face it, although there are “secrets” of youthful skin which I will cover in future articles here, there are also killers of youthful skin…

And these youthful skin killers have an adverse affect to the point that the secrets cannot nuetralise and regain the balance of overall youthful skin.

And that’s fact.

No matter what you do that will help your skin, if you continue to follow these bad habits, your skin is going to age too quickly and wrinkle up like a dried prune before it should.

Sure if you look around at older generations who have wrinkles you simply expect to have them yourself or you already have them and expect to have more by a certain age, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

You can both reduce and prevent aging skin just by following some potentially tough and self disciplined habits but at the same time the rewards are that not only do you have much more radiant and youthful skin, but you will feel better, with more energy and more clarity of mind than perhaps you had before.

There may also be a period where you crave and this is just part of the addiction, but if you can follow at least this one bit of advice, it will really help your skin to stop aging and improve overall.

So what is it?

It’s the one thing you may depend on right now, but you simply have to cut it out.

Coffee.

Caffeine literally DESTROYS your beauty. It overflows your liver with toxicity and when the liver becomes overloaded with waste and toxins, the toxins have to be pushed out through the skin. This creates those ugly wrinkles, pimples and blotchy patches. Your complexion is also affected and looks more grayish and your hair will thin out and fall our more easily. So when you next crave coffee, think that you are actually drinking wrinkles, pimples and ugly blemishes!

Coffee also creates a dire need for hydration for the liver and kidneys, so that for every cup of coffee, you need at least 4 cups of water to help flush out those toxins which will still overwork your adrenal system, also known as “adrenal exhaustion.”

Since coffee contains an acid-based oil it irritates the lining of the stomach and promotes gastric acidity. This encourages our body to secrete adrenaline, which then stimulates insulin secretion, and this in turn can fuel hypoglycemia. What does that mean?? The bottom line for us can be craving for sweets a few hours later, having crazy dips in energy, and moodiness!

I started drinking coffee when I was 13 and stopped just a few years later as I quickly became aware that it was giving me unnatural shakes.

If I have a hot drink now, I drink green tea or caffeine free chai tea.

If you have to have some caffeine to help bring down the levels initially, go for a cup of tea instead!

OR, you can have dandelion coffee instead, which is basically fake coffee, but tastes almost exactly the same! And you don’t get the adverse side effects.

If your going to really cut it out, give it a try for at least 21 days and commit, before deciding whether to go back to it or not or deciding whether you can live without it.

You will also find that your sleep quality improves as well since coffee is a cause of broken and bad sleep, ESPECIALLY if you drink it 6 hours before going to sleep. You may find yourself waking up to urinate because the body is trying to detoxify, and you will not enter full REM sleep (level 3) because you have pumped your blood circulation with this awake pill which can’t shake it off.

Give your body a rest, and find more natural ways to get energised, like exercising, meditating or making loud, powerful affirmations in the morning when you wake up. I do all three!

If you feel like it would be impossible right now to remove it from your regime, if you currently drink several cups per day, halve it for 21 days, then halve it again for another 21 days, until you are on one cup per morning. Then slowly reduce the amount of coffee you add in, and eventually, switch to tea instead.

Your skin will thank you for it!

Celebrity Skin Secrets NOT To Follow!

It’s true that there are some celebrities out there that truly look amazing, because they follow nature’s path and tick off all or most of the youthful skin secrets boxes.

But to my horror (and this is growing in popularity), as highlighted in the article I read, most of them become obsessed by very unnatural forms of looking and attempting to stay looking young, which in my view comes off as fake and unappealing.

Read my article to find out more…

Recently, I read the most horrifying article recently about the 8 celebrity secrets of younger skin.

In a nutshell, they were…

1, Injectable fillers

2, Botox

3, Laser Therapy

4, Chemical peels

5, Makup artists

6, Stay out of the sun

7, Retinol anti-wrinkle creams

8, Digital air-brushing

Can you believe that people actually spend fortunes upon fortunes for the above (except for 6 and 8), just to temporarily keep their skin looking younger (if indeed this is what they actually achieve)?

This is how injectable fillers are described on Wikipedia –

“Injectable filler (injectable cosmetic filler, injectable facial filler) is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.”

Well, that’s useful then!

I don’t even want to get into laser therapy, chemical peels and retinol. And as for make up artists – does this make you look younger or just more attractive?

And don’t get me started on staying out of the sun. There’s this thing called Vitamin D which the body needs otherwise your body can’t absorb calcium effeciently. And you can’t produce Vitamin D if you don’t get any sun!

And as for botox… Well, I don’t know about you but I can spot this easily and to me it neither makes anyone look younger or more attractive… Fake is the word that comes to mind.

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This image shows celebrities that regret having botox

And what kind of example does this kind of article set for the rest of us, especially since celebrities are trend setters and should follow nature’s path to better skin, not superficial ones.

I also read a similar, more down to earth article about what 10 of the young looking older celebrities do to keep their skin looking young, and not one of them mentioned diet, even though some of those celebrities are vegetarian, or undergo regular “natural” detox’s (as if cutting out meat and dairy is a special temporary diet…).

Diet and lifestyle I say counts for at least 75% of factors contributing to maintaining or acquiring (more) youthful skin, while the rest comes down to the environment you live in (whether polluted city or country living) and of course, the skincare and makeup products you use… (most skincare products will do your skin and body more damage than good of course!).

I would say diet and water intake (getting enough to allow your organs to function effectively) counts for most of the 75%, since your skin, an organ itself, is hugely influenced by the other systems of the body including circulatory and digestive. If you have healthy blood cells, a good immune system and low BMI (body mass index), you will find that your skin has far less toxicity and “problems” than someone who doesn’t have these things.

And a close second on the scale of importance, exercise… Because it is through exercise that we can better digest our food and burn fuel while helping blood flow and cell rejuvenation.

Yet this horrifying article detailing how celebrities look younger (or set themselves on a path to regret and self decay) doesn’t mention diet or exercise even once. It focuses purely on the external methods celebrities spend their money on, not on the simple lifestyle choices that people like Halle Berry, Demi Moore and Anne Hathaway follow, such as diet.

If the real truth were to become publicised, whether that is to become vegetarian, vegan or a raw foodist, the popularity of the article would likely plummet as changing diet involves lifestyle changes most are unwilling to make.

“Just tell me about the magic silver bullet that only celebrities have access to!”

At least that’s what the mainstream media thinks we want to hear about…

But 1, Nature is the best youth enhancer and anti-aging magic potion and 2, Youthful skin is accessible to everyone, not just celebrities!

Find out more about those in my next article.