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Nature’s Gold – Calendula May 02 2015, 0 Comments

Most commonly known as the ‘pot marigold’ or the ‘Scotch marigold’, Calendula has been part of both beauty and pharmaceutical routines for millennia.

Calendula oil for acne:

  • Calendula kills the bacteria Propionibacterium, which causes acne, making it great for those who have troublesome skin.
  • It is also a mild anti-viral agent which can get the redness and swelling out of the skin, and can soothe skin that has been irritated by eczema and cold weather. 

Calendula for dry skin:

  • Two of the ingredients in calendula, carotenoids and sterols, give skin the nutrients that it might be missing, leading you to a youthful glow.
  • Calendula is also known as an emollient, which nourishes the skin, making it the perfect moisturizer or face wash for those with dry or normal skin types. 

Calendula is truly a wonderful oil that can help with a variety of problems, regardless of skin type.

That’s why Aeveka’s Resurfacing Facial Serum is a weapon that everyone should have in their beauty arsenal- with organic apple juice and organic Calendula, this refreshing serum can protect your skin from aging damage caused by free radicals and UV rays.

With Love,


Aeveka

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Calm Yourself with Peppermint Tea April 26 2015, 0 Comments

 

Peppermint tea is a perfect staple to keep in your kitchen cabinets. Not only can it ease a stomach ache and help with digestion, it can also be used as a beauty aid to make your hair and skin glow.

  • Peppermint tea has been used since ancient times to aid in all kinds of beauty rituals. The primary reason is peppermint oil contains menthol, which is good for the skin.
  • Peppermint tea is caffeine-free and natural, and its scent is used commonly in aromatherapy for relief from tension and stress.
  • Peppermint tea is also a wonderful source of vitamin A, C, K, E, beta carotene, vitamin B-complex, and calcium.

Peppermint tea for your health:

  • The scent of peppermint tea has been shown to increase memory and alertness
  • Help relieve motion sickness or nausea.
  • Drinking peppermint tea on a regular basis has also been proven to protect from sinuses, colds, coughs, and sore throats.
  • If you get sick regularly during the cold winter months, sip a mug of peppermint tea for some instant relief. 

Peppermint tea to treat greasy skin: 

Menthol has been proven to lower secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands.

This toner will help with controlling your acne-prone skin and leaving your oil-free all day long. 

  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • ½ cup boiled water
  • Steep the tea bag in water for ten minutes
  • Cool and store in your refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Use this mixture as a toner to keep your skin’s oil at bay all day long. 

Cure skin irritation:

  • Peppermint tea is known to soothe skin allergies and irritation.
  • The cooling properties of peppermint tea can also reduce insect bites, rashes, skin inflammation and burns.
  • If your skin is inflamed due to harsh winter weather, or sunburn following a day at the beach, apply wet tea bags to the affected skin. This will take out the sting and give you cooling relief. 

With love,

Aeveka


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What are Serums and Why Should I Use Them? April 21 2015, 0 Comments


Serums might seem as if they are a “miracle product” helping with firmer skin, smoother texture, smaller pores and increased moisture levels.

Studies have proven that using a serum intensifies the strength of your everyday beauty regimen.

Serums can also round out the other ingredients you are using in order to give your skin the tools it needs to combat signs of aging. They are also great sources of hydration.

Serums are fairly similar to moisturizers but serums are made using a higher concentration of the active ingredients.

This means that serums are lighter than moisturizers, but can pack more of a punch, getting added moisture and nutrients into deeper layers of skin. They are also suitable for all skin types.

Normal-Dry Skin: Use serum under moisturizer;

Oily Skin: Use as a stand-alone product.

Need a Power-Packed Punch: Add serum into your regular beauty rotation.

Aeveka’s Resurfacing Facial Serum is a great way to dip your toe into serums; it is suitable for all skin types and works to tone tighten and protect skin, as well as stopping the signs of aging.

With Love,

Aeveka

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Jojoba Oil: One of the Essentials April 13 2015, 0 Comments


Jojoba oil is probably one of the best-known oils, but one that might often be overlooked. However, jojoba has multiple beauty purposes-from mimizing scars and stretch marks, to protecting your skin from nasty breakouts, jojoba is a powerhouse of an oil.

Jojoba oil is originally an extraction from the seed of the plant, which majorly grows in desert regions of the southwest. Jojoba contains most of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs for healthy skin and hair, including vitamin-E, B-complex and zinc. It also can be used on sensitive skin without risk of a skin reaction!

Makeup remover:

  • Jojoba is an excellent, and gentle makeup remover; able to wipe away even the most stubborn of eye makeup, jojoba can be used on the most sensitive skin. Remember, though, to only use a few drops on your fingers or a cotton ball, in order to keep your skin dewy, not greasy.
Facial cleanser and moisturizer: 
  • While it might seem counter-productive to use oil to cleanse your face, it actually makes sense-especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin.
  • Jojoba oil, when massaged into the skin, will actually dissolve the oil that has hardened, which can lead to acne flare-ups. 
  • Along the same thought process as using jojoba as a facial cleanser, you can also use it as an inexpensive moisturizer.
  • Jojoba oils moisturize without clogging the pores, making it a great alternative for those that have oily skin or occasional skin problems. 

Scar and stretch mark minimizer:

  • Jojoba is packed with vitamin-E, giving your body the ability to speed the healing process.
  • Use jojoba to fade your scars, or dim your stretch marks, just add a couple of drops to a cotton ball, wiping over the scar and letting it soak into your skin. 

Anti-acne gel:

  • If you are still struggling with acne, the last thing you would think to do is to introduce more oil to your skin.
  • Jojoba, though, contains iodine, which can fight the harmful bacteria that causes breakouts to continue happening.

If you are looking for an all-purpose oil that you can literally almost use for any beauty problems, then look no further than jojoba oil. For the best looking skin use Aeveka’s Revitalizing Day Crème and Refreshing Citrus Cleanser that contains Jojoba oil for all your skin benefits.

With Love,

Aeveka

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Microalgae Has a Macro Effect on Your Skin March 30 2015, 0 Comments

 

What do sushi, anticoagulants and cosmetics all have in common? While the obvious answer might be “nothing,” the reality is they all have microalgae, which besides adding an extra kick to your spider roll can also contribute to beautiful skin and healthy organs.

Microalgae, while a tiny, single celled creature, is one of the best products to have in your beauty arsenal. Some benefits that microalgae can bring your skin include the reduction of:

 

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Under eye circles and puffiness
  • Dullness and congestion
  • Skin sensitivity and breakouts
  • Skin flakiness and dryness

 

Microalgae have many other uses as well: the active element in algae - known as coben - is mainly responsible in decreasing and regulating the production of melanin, which gives skin its color. This helps when you suffer from hyperpigmentation, and can help your skin regain an evened out tone. Microalgae can also help you absorb vitamins, minerals and beneficial substances from its surrounding cells; which can reduce the appearance of cellulite.

With so many benefits of microalgae, it is almost impossible to not give microalgae a try. The best place to find it is in Aeveka's Replenishing Eye Crème.

With Love
Aeveka
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Tea Tree Oil: Benefits and Uses for it March 23 2015, 0 Comments

 

Used for many years by the Aboriginal tribes in Australia, tea tree oil has only recently become a main staple in American households. Distilled from the leaves of the plant Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant that is only native to Australia, tea tree oil is one of the best essential oils that can be used all around the house. Overall, tea tree oil is a great product to have in your beauty arsenal.


Take care of acne and other skin problems:

Known for its antibacterial properties, tea tree oil is great to add to your beauty routine when you have a breakout. Add one drop of tea tree oil to a slightly dampened cotton ball and apply it to problem areas before washing your face with lukewarm water. Tea tree oil will reduce the amount of oil that is on your skin, which leads to blemishes.

Up your mani/pedi game:

If you are having problems with cracked nails or your cuticles are giving you issues, use tea tree oil! Add a few drops of the oil to either manicurist spray or cuticle cream and massage into your nails. This will strengthen your nails, keeping them from breaking, especially during the cold winter months. 

Cleanse your hair:

Is your hair dull and lifeless? This might be a sign of product buildup; all of the products that you are putting into your hair on a regular basis can build up, leaving your hair dull and hard to manage. Instead of reaching for a harsh clarifying shampoo that strips moisture out of your hair, use tea tree oil! Simply add a few drops into your favorite shampoo and wash. Tea tree oil will break up the excess product and hair oil, leaving your hair shiny and easily manageable.


Cure bad breathe:

If you’re a smoker, or just have a problem with bad breath, tea tree oil is the best way to get rid of it! After brushing your teeth, add a few drops of tea tree oil to a small amount of water and swish, just like you would alcohol-based mouthwashes for better, fresher breath.
There are many uses for tea tree oil that can make your life better and more natural. Instead of filling your body with chemicals that might hurt you in the long run.

With love,

Aeveka


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Amazing benifits of Camomile Tea March 18 2015, 0 Comments

 

When many of us think of chamomile tea, they think of the tea bags that are possibly sitting in their cabinet right now. However, there are many other uses for those bags of chamomile tea- many that could give you an all natural alternative to many remedies that you currently use.

Chamomile tea has been used since the time of the Roman Empire, throughout the rule of the Egyptians and well into ancient Greece; mainly used as a salve for burns and wounds, it can also help with many other problems, such as acne and dandruff. 

Chamomile tea uses for skin:

  • Chamomile, both the tea and the oil, are well known for their healing properties, as well as their cleansing and moisturizing uses.
  • Chamomile can be used to speed the healing process of minor wounds, as well as disinfecting these wounds.
  • If you have spent too much time in the sun recently, then chamomile can also be steeped and tea bags applied to the skin to sooth the irritation that commonly comes from sunburns. 
  • Due to the multitude of antioxidants that are present in chamomile, it can fight both acne and keep breakouts to a minimum.
  • If used as a cream, it can also eliminate acne scars, giving you a fresh-faced look that many expensive creams would not be able to do. 

Are your eyes puffy? Do you have dark circles from late nights spent awake? Then use chamomile tea:

  • cooled down tea bags
  • placed under the eyes for a short time will reduce both the dark circles and take down the puffiness, giving you a wide-open look. 

Hair benefits when using chamomile:

Many of us struggle with our hair looking lank and dull; if you do, then don’t bother with expensive color rinses or harsh bleach that might damage your hair.

Use chamomile tea instead! When used as a rinse, chamomile tea can:

  • brighten up blonde hair that has lost its luster,
  • or, if you have dark hair, combine chamomile with henna in order to make natural highlights.
  • also it can be used as a gradual hair lightener, keeping your hair safe from harsh bleach. 

There are many great benefits to keep in mind when choosing to use chamomile tea. If you are looking for even more ways to incorporate chamomile tea into your regular beauty routine, you should try Aeveka’s Refreshing Citrus Cleanser, a great, moisturizing cleanser that is great for all skin types and will help you achieve the beautiful radiant skin that you have always wanted.


Oats Aren't Just for Eating: March 10 2015, 0 Comments

Many people think of oats as just a hot breakfast on a cold or rainy morning. Have you ever looked at a can of oats and thought what else it could be used for though?

 

 

  • Oats actually are a great multi-purpose remedy that can help with everything from lowering cholesterol to soothing irritated skin. 
  • Oats contain many ingredients that are great for the skin:
  • polysaccharides, beta-glucan, and saponins.
  • Polysaccharides and beta-glucan both form protective layers when applied to the skin, which help fight dull skin, flakiness and dryness, as well as providing moisture.
  • Saponins are natural cleansers that remove both dirt and oil from pores without adding irritation to the mix. 

Oatmeal has many other benefits as well, when used in skin.

  • Oatmeal can treat acne scars, and relieve the symptoms of aging skin.
  • It can be used to improve both tone and texture of skin, which makes it great for rosacea sufferers.
  • If you have been using chemical peels, or other mass-produced skin care products that have wreaked havoc on your skin, an oatmeal bath, or other oatmeal products, are great to repair the damage from using chemicals such as surfactants or bleaches. 

Aeveka is dedicated to using the most natural ingredients in their products, in order to make sure that their customers are putting nothing but the best on their skin. Aeveka uses organic hydrolyzed oats in many of their products, including their Revitalizing Day Crème, to make sure that your skin is baby-soft and looks its best.

With love,

Aeveka

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What Is CoQ10? March 02 2015, 0 Comments

 

There are many beauty products on the market right now that boast the use of “CoQ10.” However, many people are unsure of what exactly CoQ10 is, much less what it does.

  • CoQ10 is one of the beauty products that can be used both on the skin and as a supplement; similar to a vitamin, and naturally found in your body’s cells.
  • CoQ10 produces the energy that your body needs to replenish and maintain cell growth. This supplement can also be used as an antioxidant, which will protect your body from the harmful exposure to toxins in everyday life.
  • In the beauty world, CoQ10 is described as being effective in reducing both the severity and appearance of wrinkles. 
  • CoQ10 helps direct energy in the body’s cells where it needs to go. This means that CoQ10 is not only good for skin health, but can also promote a healthy metabolism and the contraction of muscles.
  • A lack of CoQ10 in your body can result in your skin showing more sags and wrinkles, and can also result in the impediment of collagen and elastin production. 

There are many beauty products on the market (mostly topical anti-aging creams) that contain CoQ10 among their ingredients. This is mostly because CoQ10 fights signs of aging, making it a prime choice among women that are worried about their skin.

Beauty treatments with CoQ10 can get deep into the skin to provide antioxidants, and help create collagen and elastin. 

Women in their early 20s and beyond should add this essential to their beauty routine, both through their skin care and, perhaps, even through a multivitamin. One of the best ways to get the CoQ10 that can keep your skin looking dewy and youthful is by incorporating Aeveka Regenerating Night Crème and Replenishing Eye Crème into your before-bed routine. They both contain Pharmaceutical grade CoQ10


With love,

Aeveka


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Fruit Waters to Entice and Hydrate February 24 2015, 0 Comments

As organic, all-natural diets become more trendy, so does the recommendation of drinking more water. But let’s be honest, water is boring. It’s literally two hydrogen molecules and one little oxygen molecule. A very plain chemical sandwich.

But you can add some condiments to make it the cheeseburger of hydration! Here are some ways to make your water taste better and improve its health benefits. Specifically: FRUIT!

Many of the benefits of fruit-infused water include:

  • Good hydration
  • Improving complexion
  • Helping kidneys function better
  • Aiding weight loss
  • Maintaining energy levels
  • Essential vitamins

How to make fruit-infused water:

  1. Slice fruit into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a pitcher that is roughly one liter, place the fruits in the bottom and cover to the top with ice. 
  3. Pour roughly one cup of water into the pitcher and add the lid.
  4. Let the water sit in the refrigerator for anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours (depending on how strong you want the flavors to be.)

If you are ready to give fruit-infused water a try, here are a few ideas to get you started:

Orange, lemon and ginger:

Oranges increase healthy blood circulation. Lemons help with digestion and freshen breath. Ginger promotes a strong immune system.

Cucumber, raspberry and grape:

Cucumbers are known to be hydrating, which, when added to water, can help your skin look healthier and more youthful. Raspberries contain anti-inflammatory properties, and grapes are cancer preventers.

Rhubarb, apple and cinnamon:

Rhubarb’s main vitamin is K, which helps reverse blood thinning (often a side effect of medication.) Apples which are rich in fiber and antioxidants offer extensive health benefits. Cinnamon is an excellent metabolism booster and also keeps blood sugar balanced.

Strawberry-lime:

The strawberry-lime combo packs a punch with multiple antioxidants that can restore brittle nails and hair, as well as tired-looking skin.

Pineapple-Mint:

Pineapples are great anti-inflammatories. This relieves joint pain as well as chronic arthritis. Mint supports the digestive system, and calms an upset stomach.

Water is great to hydrate your skin, as well as helps your skin look more dewy and youthful. To enhance this look and fight harmful free-radicals that can accelerate skin aging, use Aeveka’s skincare products: vegan, organic ingredients, all-natural and paraben free, and absolutely not animal-tested.

With love,

Aeveka


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