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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Before After by using Environ skin care

Cosmeceutical brand of Environ products are only purchased through direct consultations (such as skin clinic or salon), but for those who want to study about the products beforehand, this is a good link. So that you can make up your mind before you book your consultation appointment.


This is before and after photos published by Environ skin care. As you can see how vitamin A deliver such results!


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Environ Xmas Gift Set - Total £99 worth products are free!

Environ has just launched this year's Xmas Gift Set, and total £99 worth products are free! It is great for a gift or your personal use. The products are all in standard sizes.

Contents are:
AVST Cleansing Lotion
AVST Moisturising Toner
AVST Cream (Choose level - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
C-Quence Eye Gel

PLUS Free Products AVST Hydrating Exfoliant Masque
Hydrating Oil Capsules

Price £144

Every year the stock runs out very quickly, so hurry to place an order!
Please send me your enquiry here.


Contents are:
AVST Cleansing Lotion
AVST Moisturising Toner
AVST Cream (Choose level - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
C-Quence Eye Gel

PLUS Free Products AVST Hydrating Exfoliant Masque
Hydrating Oil Capsules

Price £144


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Environ, 24 years since established

Environ is 24 years old since the company commenced their business in 1990. Its launch in UK was a bit later and reputation grew rather slowly by a word of mouth and by recommendation, so many people are surprised that it had been around quite a long time. I think, in a way, this was a better way to establish their own stance in the beauty market as they are really one of the true cosmeceutical brands. The founder Dr. Fernandes's topical endeavour had started back in 1983, making vitamin creams in his kitchen after tragic incidence of losing his young skin cancer patients. Initially he focused on vitamin A's effect on skin cancer prevention, which was then extended to anti-ageing of skin. So for people with fair skin, Environ's AVST creams are not only for your beauty purposes but also good for skin cancer prevention. Environ's website is demonstrating their history here, have a look!


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

BPA free canned food??

BPA free bottles are now quite common in baby products, but do you know that BPA exposure is widely spread to all of us? In fact, 93% of 2,517 people in US's national survey found detectable level of BPA in their urine, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. The main source of BPA is from diet via canned foods, consumer products with polycarbonate tableware, plastic food containers, water bottles and baby bottles. The degree to which BPA leaches from polycarbonate container/ bottle into food may depend on the temperature, acidity, salt quantity, fat quantity of contained food. Baby and toddlers are said to be more sensitive to BPA, thus BPA free bottles can be found everywhere now. It is said that higher the BPA level in pregnant women's urine, more tendency to have aggressive, anxious and hyperactive children compared with women with lower BPA.

However we should also consider to reduce BPA intake to prevent a number of illnesses or disorders;
  • Alzheimers dementia
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity            
and more, here is some links for studies on BPA related health issues (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/resources/bpa-related/index.cfm).

So what is examples of BPA leaked food products, here are few but quite common;
  • Canned coconut milk & cream: Inner lining of can contains BPA and fatty coconut milk and cream help to leak BPA into food content.
  • Canned tomato: Tomato's acidity helps to leak BPA into food content.
  • Canned soup: Commercially available soup is very salty (check label!) and high salt helps to leak BPA into food content.
  • Some, not all, but plastics that are marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA.
There are also few common things that we could do to leak more BPA into your food;
  • Microwave polycarbonate plastic food containers. Polycarbonate is strong and durable but may break down from over use at high temperature.
  • Water or other drink bottles stored for a long time in a warm condition and even room temperature.

We should then reduce the intake of canned food, use of plastic container (replacing with glassware) and only choose BPA free package or bottle. For young people, dementia seems to feel irrelevant but infertility would raise more of your interest?

According to a food industry's news, there is one company producing BPA free can in US but currently the supply is not available in UK. Here is one example of US company using BPA free can for their coconut milk and other products. We can buy in UK via online shop etc.


Sunday, 12 January 2014

Hidden sugar in foods

Recently, a warning about excess sugar consumption was in the nationwide news. UK also sees an increase in obesity like US nowadays. The maximum sugar intake is stated about 50g/ day which is equivalent to 12 teaspoonful. This sounds a lot and you would think you are not eating that much, but we need to be aware that there are hidden sugar in many manufactured food products.

Watch out the labelling with these terms;

Honey, dextrose, fructose, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, sorbitol, fruit juice concentrate, galactose, lactose, polydextrose, mannitol, xylitol, maltodextrin, turbinado sugar

Example of food products with hidden sugar;

Breakfast cereals - even healthy looking cereals may contain quite lot of sugars.
Tomato sauce & Ketchup - sugar is commonly used to take acidity off from tomato flavour.
Yoghurt - sweet version may contain shocking amount of sugar. It is almost eating dessert!
Peanut butter - tasty one often contain quite lot of sugar.
Canned soup - both sugar and salt can be quite high.

So, the conclusion is....
We need to check the label before buying for those manufactured in the factories, for those not growing naturally!

Sugar can cause an addiction, and you know what, it can be harder to beat than smoking or drug using.
News 'Sugar is the new tobacco.'

Thursday, 2 January 2014