On our recent trip to NYC for the HBA Global Expo we were able to find paraben-free and organic bases for our custom formulated products.  We can now offer cleansers and moisturizers with our new formulas.




  Glycation and its effect on skin

While most of our focus has been on the extrinsic aging of the skin, as it causes the greatest amount of damage to our skin, I thought it might be nice to also focus on the intrinsic side of aging. We recently attended a class on glycation with Dr. Harry Fallick, cosmetic surgeon and product developer/CEO for Fallene LTD. Here are some of the highlights from my notes.

Many years ago it was discovered that sugar with protein and fat (that would be our bodies) under the presence of heat (which our bodies generate) changes the nature and function of substances. This process is known as glycation. These new substances are known as
AGES, an acronym for advanced end products, which are forms of free radicals. AGES deactivate anti-oxidants, create an inflammatory reaction, and are responsible for cross linking of collagen (the wrinkle). Solar radiation enhances the glycation process in the skin.
Other things that create glycation are vitamin D prescriptions, steroids, tobacco, and retin A. But the biggest baddie is high fructose corn syrup. Fructose without the presence of fiber creates havoc (read Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food for more details) and the highest level of glycation that our body has to contend with and neutralize. So what’s a person to do?

1. Limit the amount of high fructose corn syrup in your diet, which can be found in upwards of 45,000 processed foods (perhaps you’ll even lose weight as Dr. Fallick did) .

2. Take 1mg of vitamins B1 and B6 daily as it inhibits AGES. There is a compound called aminoguanidine hydrochloride, which blocks AGES, not readily available yet but look for it in the future.


  Stem Cell Therapy

One of the latest ingredients to come to the industry this year is stem cells derived from the bark of a rare type of organic Swiss apple tree (malus domestica). The stem cells work to protect the longevity of our stem cells, help repair UV damage, and slow the aging process of our fibroblasts (the cell responsible for producing collagen and elastin). As such, stem cells help our skin cells to act and look younger. Clinical trials have shown no side effects, and the apples being sourced from organic orchards contain no pollutants or pesticides.




  Protocell and Protocell Eye

A scientifically proven, protective facial and eye moisturizer provides serious anti-aging results for all skin types.

The technology behind Protocell and Protocell Eye incorporates plant stem cells that have been carefully extracted from a rare type of organic Swiss apple that is highly powerful at preserving the youthfulness and vitality of the skin.

Protocell and Protocell Eye are also infused with the seeds, peel, and oil from French cider apples harvested in Normandy and Brittany. Studies prove that extracts taken from these particular apples help promote anti-aging, firmness, environmental protection, and are calming to the skin.


  Scientific Organics

100% natural, paraben free, result oriented product line, with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients in all items. Active ingredients include; grape stem cells, spirulina, konbucha, goji berry, white/green teas, full grade seaweed, aloe, pine bark extract, and vitamins. In addition, proprietary plant based hydrating/brightening complexes to help improve the skin texture and clarity, as well as fight free radical damage.

Scientific Organics include; Kombucha Cleanser, Spirulina Toner, Phytocell Serum, Phytocell Detox Mask, and Phytocell Cream Moisturizer.