First Up, Seaweed !

One wonders why so important and vital a family of plants should be referred to as a ‘weed.’ We think of weeds as nuisance but once we are aware of the many fabulous properties of these marine plants, we might want to refer to them as Sea Herbs and vegetables. There are more than 30,000 species of marine algae ranging in size from microscopic plankton to the giant kelp beds, that grow to a size of 60 metres.

We are going to explain a few of their amazing benefits you may not be aware of.

DNA Repairing Enzymes: Extracted from marine plankton have been shown to repair DNA following damage due to excess sun (ultra-violet) exposure. The stress caused by overexposure to the sun results in your skin’s DNA molecules to get out of alignment. Topical application of a cream with plankton enzymes plays the role of a molecular chiropractor by re-aligning DNA molecules within 2-4 hours. Research at Heinrich Heine University in Germany suggests that marine plankton may play a role in the prevention of skin cancer. TRY SOS daily repair

Dermal Rejuvenation: L-Fucose (a form of fucoidan) is a polysaccharide that helps to strengthen the connective tissue matrix of support of your skin. Topical application of seaweed extracts containing this power-polysaccharide was shown to help thicken the skin’s dermis with the result that the appearance of wrinkles was diminished due to the uplifting effect. As contained in our Vitamin C spray

Building Blocks of Life: Seawater is known to have all the elements of life and has been compared to blood plasma, lymph and the fluids that make up 70% of the human body. Marine plants which obtain their nutrients from seawater, are concentrated storehouses of all the elements found in the sea. As the base of the food chain, marine plants deliver all the sea’s nutrients to our skin to support and accelerate cellular regeneration, delivering vital elements such as magnesium, potassium, iodine, copper and zinc essential in the synthesis of collagen and other skin fibres.

Marine Polysaccharides from seaweed are natural moisturizers that help leave skin smooth and firm to the touch. These saccharides reduce inflammation and lock in moisture. Try our Our Forget-me not all day moisturiser and Energ-eyes for mx benefits

Arctic Peptides for Skin Firming: Extracted from Irish Moss, these peptides are harvested north of the Arctic Circle off the coast of Greenland. Due to the harsh climate of the frozen seas, these seaweeds adapted by creating special peptides from arginine and taurine. Applied to the skin, they act as messengers to stimulate collagen synthesis. Found in our SOS daily repair

Anti-inflammation: Environmental aging factors such as stress, pollution and poor diet create an inflammatory response responsible for advanced aging. Marine algae contain the most powerful anti-inflammatory agents in the form of astaxanthin and omega fatty acids (3,6 & 7) that reduce skin redness and calm skin irritations. These are essential in the treatment of rosacea, eczema, and dermatitis. Try our Vitamin C Spray and SOS daily repair.

DNA Defence: Seaweed is also the richest source of antioxidants. When applied to the skin, they offer us an Eco-Protective Shield against environmental aging factors. Marine algae contain the full range of carotenoids from beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein to astaxanthin, zeaxanthin and polyphenols. Our energ-eyes is perfect

Detoxification: Calcium and magnesium found in seaweed are useful in helping the body rid itself of toxins.

Hormonal Balancing: Did you know that iodine not only helps to normalize metabolism, but it is also essential to the female reproductive organs to balance oestrogen.

These are but a few of the miraculous properties of these marine plants.

In an age when we are more and more alienated from nature, seaweed helps us to reconnect with the very source of life itself (the vast ocean surrounding our planet) to restore and replenish the ocean within our bodies.

We can truly no longer ignore this family of plants and the gifts they give us.


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Meet our new Marine Range

Welcome the the world of Marine Based Technology

I wanted to introduce you to our new range of inspired skincare products.

We have taken our inspiration again from nature, but also from the ocean, to create an amazing range of marine based products.

As you know as a company, we differentiate ourselves from others, as always, by using only natural and organic ingredients and high percentages of active ingredients for maximum results and most benefits possible.

 

Marine algae and seaweeds have been evolving on earth for a much longer time than terrestrial plants, which is why their chemical makeup is so much more advanced.

They have evolved to deal with a wide range of harsh environments which has resulted in their extraordinarily high percentages of vitamins, minerals and especially antioxidants.

On top of that, their seawater environment contains almost identical chemistry as blood plasma, lymph, and the fluids of the human body. Seaweed absorbs the same concentration of minerals and essential elements that our bodies need to survive.

 

Marine plants which obtain their nutrients from seawater, are concentrated storehouses of all the elements found in the sea. As the base of the food chain, marine plants deliver all the sea’s nutrients to our skin to support and accelerate cellular regeneration, delivering vital elements such as magnesium, potassium, iodine, copper, and zinc essential in the synthesis of collagen and other skin fibres.

 

All these adaptations have created bioavailable compounds that protect cells against environmental aggressors such as ultra-violet radiation, pollution, smoking and deficient nutrition which is why all our products include at least one kind of seaweed-based ingredient.

The seaweed we use is sustainably harvested off the coast of Brittany in France.

In addition to focusing on the healing benefits of seaweed, we are committed to providing our customers with cruelty-free products.

Our products and ingredients never have been and never will be tested on animals.

 

This new range of marine inspired products suitable for Vegan’s

We care deeply for the earth and its inhabitants and continue to look for ways we can improve our practices to support our beautiful planet.


Breaking out with Lockdown ???

Breaking out with Lockdown

After months of wearing masks, we are all too well aware they protect us from airborne viruses (covid-19 ) and bacteria, unfortunately for many of us the down side is an uptake in acne breakouts, skin irritations and perioral dermatitis . Breakouts caused by masks have become so prominent that the word “MASKne” has even been added to the Urban Dictionary.

So why do masks cause our skin to break-out?

Many people can see irritation from the physical friction or pressure of the material on their skin, while others will see acne and blemishes pop up.

Because masks tend to move while we are talking, we are continually touching our faces to adjust them, Even the simple act of breathing while wearing your mask causes acne, because when we breathe or talk into the masks, we increase moisture. This can result in an overgrowth of bacteria, which can create acne, inflamed hair follicles and a flare-up of rosacea and dermatitis.

To avoid blemishes, some simple changes in your skin care routine and consider what kind of mask you are wearing can help. So here is our top tips and recommendations to curb any breakouts and protect the skin barrier.

Tip……. Mask options

Try a 3-ply disposable sterile mask is our favourite mask for acne-prone skin! We always recommend disposing of them responsibly

When it comes to acne-prone skin, try to find a mask in a breathable material such as cotton, the effectiveness of cloth masks depends on the material, the fit and the number and kind of layers.

Silk is another great option, because it has antimicrobial properties and is better for people with sensitive skin. However, silk masks are not as effective at preventing the spread of the novel type of virus.

Regardless of the material, the mask needs to be cleaned regularly, both to protect yourself from the virus and from exacerbating acne breakouts. The build-up of bacteria, sweating, makeup, lip balm and natural oils can worsen acne and skin irritation when pressed against your skin. For this reason, you should start every day with a clean mask.

Tip………

When washing your mask, I first spray with an anti bac spray like Dettol, then choose a gentle detergent free from acne-causing additives like fragrances and dyes and use the hottest water possible. Make sure it is completely dry.

Tip…….

Try not to wear make-up under your mask.

Masks trap moisture, sweat, oil and dirt close to our skin, which causes acne when mixed with sweat by forcing dirt and bacteria in the pores.

Think of all the money you will save!! If you absolutely cannot skip makeup under your mask, remove it as soon as you get home.

Skin care tips……………….

Cleansing morning and night with our cleansing bar, is very important to remove any traces of debris, oil and make-up from the skin, the skin is then protected from inflammatory processes, from free radicals responsible for cellular ageing, and from bacteria.

Followed by our 98 % Serum donkey milk serum, applied regularly, it rebalances the skin in a very short time, reduces acne and inflammation on the skin. The presence of Trans-retinoic acid and vitamin A enhance the integrity and efficiency of cell immunity, a high content of lysozyme, a substance which provides a bacterial and antiseptic action and acts as an anti-inflammatory, fighting infection, healing wounds and strengthens the natural immune system. Packed with antioxidants and anti-aging properties, and an excellent treatment in the cure of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, and soothing for sensitive skin .


Amino Acids in Donkey Milk

Amino acids in Donkey milk

We start this topic with just one of the important amino acids found in Donkey’s Milk

So, let us talk about topically applied amino acids (found in donkey milk) and what they do to the skins surface. Topically applied amino acids have different jobs compared to ingested amino acids. Beauty sites are being a bit unclear when talking about different types of amino acids.  They take certain amino acids and say it is great for your skin but do not go into detail that it only works for you when you ingest the amino acid and does nothing when you apply it to the skin.

Arginine is one an amino acid which works for you when applied to the skin. It is found to be an antioxidant, aids in building collagen, helps to reduce the signs of aging and is a humectant.

Arginine found in the milk of animals especially in donkey milk.

For example

Donkey milk 4.6g / 100g

Goat milk 2.9g / 100g

Arginine fights free radicals; those are things like pollutants and UV rays which cause early skin aging. Free radicals damage collagen. Think of collagen like mortar that holds cinder blocks or bricks together. Even mortar when exposed to the elements eventually starts to break down by pollutants in the air, chemicals or even harsh pressure washing and your job is to repair the mortar, or your house or wall will crumble.

Over the years your collagen gets broken down by the same things. Chemicals that are in your wipes, makeup, face washes etc., pollutants in the air or UV rays and your job is to repair it or keep it from degrading. Just like mortar, it can be fixed but it needs to be attended to early on.

To keep your skin from breaking down collagen.

  1. Wear Sunscreen as much as possible!
  2. Wash your face every day with our cleansing bar!
  3. Apply a daytime moisturizer that contains antioxidants.

The sunscreen will help keep those UV rays from breaking down your collagen. Washing your face will help get those pollutants Bye the way makeup is also regarded as a pollutant so washing it off in the evening is so important and keep it from breaking down your collagen.

A serum or moisturizer with antioxidants will help “shoo” away from those demonic free radicals. Think about your grandma sweeping the floor and shooing you out the door as a kid with a broom, so she finishes cleaning the floor. That is what antioxidants do.

Arginine draws water to the skin's surface and locks it in. It may play a role in working with other proteins on the skin's surface, balancing the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor.  More research needs to be done to see if Arginine plays a vital role in that aspect.

TIP: ******Stay away from synthetic retinol and retinoids (Vitamin A) products in your daytime face cream, moisturizer, lotion or whatever it is you use. The sun UV rays react with retinol breaking down your collagen faster. Making you age faster!  Use any retinol-containing products at night-time.

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Donkey Milk Skincare Application

Donkey Milk a Skin Superfood

Donkey Milk contains 40 times more vitamin C compared with cow’s milk.

More vitamin C = more exfoliation = more glow.
Outside of that, it is chock full of amazingness for your skin. It contains casein, lactose, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D, and E, K making it a nutritional powerhouse on your skin.

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It has amazing rejuvenating properties

High levels of protein, phospholipids and ceramides give it amazing restructuring properties, helping it with skin tightening, regeneration and smoothening.

Try our 78% mega moisture 78 % pure fresh donkey milk with nourishing oils 

It has anti-acne fighting properties

Donkey milk contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds, which helps to reduce and calm down skin irritation and redness.
This means that it helps skin that is irritated and inflamed and has been used as a natural remedy for acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Try our 98% super serum 

It has natural exfoliating properties

Naturally occurring lactic acid in Donkey Milk encourages the exfoliation of your skin, which means shedding old skin cells to reveal the new.
This encourages the fading of scars and discoloration, evening skin tone, and helps with acne and wrinkles.

It why the ancient Greeks and Cleopatra used it to stay “forever young “

Cleopatra reportedly owed her brilliant complexion to her stable of 700 donkeys, who regularly produced enough milk for her to take baths in it.
The Ancient Greeks used Donkey Milk for all sorts of ailments, from liver problems to infectious diseases.

Our 98 % Serum contains a phenomenal 98 percent pure fresh donkey milk

Still not convinced

Check out our testimonials and real results page

“These products have helped me so much, the difference as you can see! They are so helpful and knowledgeable; I can’t thank them enough “

Nicola


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Donkey Milk my first Impressions

While people are encouraged to put a laundry list of ingredients on their skin throughout my time as a beauty therapist and as someone with once acne-prone and sensitive skin, I do pause with each new product. Will this throw my complexion into chaos? I think as I scoop out a bit of cream or a pump of serum. So, when I came across an ingredient that was effective at their intended purpose — be it brightening, exfoliating, or hydrating — without being irritating, I listened up. And such is the case with donkey milk.

It has a long and fascinating history of use. It's said that Cleopatra bathed in donkey's milk for her soft, supple skin. Centuries ago, and now again today, it is being used medicinally in parts of India and Africa. It's been an ingredient used by Greek homeopathic practitioners for years, both topically and internally. It has even been used as a substitute for breast milk, as structurally it most closely resembles human milk. This is all to say: If time and history is any indication, there is something here.

Now In fact this past year, it was the most Googled ingredient, with over 27 million results. find our here  Smartass Donkey milk 

 

Let’s talk benefits

The ingredient gets its acclaim from its dense nutrient profile. Called a "natural elixir of youth," it contains several special actives: vitamins A, D, and C; as well as proteins and fatty acids. This blend of nutrients is significant for several reasons.

First up, vitamin A — or what retinol is derived from. Retinol is beloved for its ability to encourage skin cell turnover and help skin cells act younger; however, it is notoriously difficult on skin. But natural alternatives, like vitamin A or bakuchiol, do not have the same issues of irritation. (That being said: They're also not as potent, nor do they all work in the same ways, which is a good thing for many of us with sensitive skin!) Donkey milk contains a surprisingly high amount of the antioxidant, so one of the main functions of the ingredient is skin cell renewal. Expect to see younger, brighter-looking skin with regular use.

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for our skin — as it can help deter premature aging and has major anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies show it can help ease inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and acne. However, vitamin D's relationship with the skin is a complex one. The primary way humans get it is through UV exposure, but we also know that too much of that has adverse effects on the skin. It's vital to take it as a supplement for your overall health, yes, but you can also help soothe stressed-out skin with it when you use it topically. Donkey milk naturally contains the vitamin, unlike other kinds of milk.

Then we have a host of other ingredients, like vitamin C. ("Vitamin C is one of the few active ingredients that can benefit all skin types This can help improve collagen production in the skin, as well as fight free radicals and help overall tone. Then there are the proteins and fatty acids to help moisture skin as well.

Our 98% Super serum is packed with 98 % of this amazingness 

It should go without saying that this is not a vegan product, as it contains an animal by-product.

However, donkey milk is collected humanely — with the baby and mother being kept together, unlike typical cow's milk extraction in which they are separated, as the mother donkey literally cannot produce milk without the child present. This also tends to mean the ingredient is created in small batches (much like goat's milk), so it tends to be a rarer, harder-to-find ingredient.

To me of the best ingredients are those that are used time and again, by cultures across the globe. Donkey milk checks all the boxes, as it's soothing, encourages skin cell renewal, and protects skin with its antioxidant properties. Our 78 % mega moisture combines 78 % milk with natural and regenerating oils from the Mediterranean 


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Why We Use Donkey Milk

Our Donkey milk products have the natural ability to soothe, heals, and protect the skin, creating the correct acid mantle (ph. level) to obtain skin health while revealing a brighter more luminous, and nourished complexion, in a nutshell, promoting skin health and well being

Certainly, this is the reason why Cleopatra used donkey milk to bathe in, known through history as the white gold of cosmetics!

The question then is …… why choose a cream, serum, or cleansing bar made with donkey milk, when there are many other products that promise the same results?

Chemical additives in cosmetics

Our philosophy is to carefully formulate natural products, for the well-being of the skin and whole body

In today’s market, thanks to modern cosmetics, there are obviously thousands of creams, but do we really know what they contain? What is the main component of cream? Is it a chemical substance? Are its benefits questionable? Has it ever happened to you, after buying a well-known and expensive cream that your skin looks even drier, dull, or more delicate? Has it made your skin more sensitive, Irritated, or caused breakouts?

In general, creams are almost all made in the same way. ….. 60% of water/ Eau and the remaining part is paraffin, glycerol, acids, stabilizers, and other substances that can compromise the epidermis while providing low levels of active ingredients.

We distinguish ourselves, being different, because we offer to our customers only natural products characterized by the presence of large quantities of one or more active ingredients combined, in order to create products with real results and benefits.

When using products containing high levels of donkey milk, these types of side effects do not happen. Firstly, donkey milk is hypoallergenic, and our products contain a high concentration of milk along with the addition of some natural additives, oils, and preservatives. Secondly, donkey milk is known for its healing and soothing properties. In fact, using these products will calm, moisturise and nourish your skin in a natural way without chemicals, or potentially damaging substances.

Our Donkey milk products are highly natural and do not contain

Parabens, Silicones, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG compounds), Genetically Modified Organism (GMO’s), Gluten, SLS and SLES, Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP, and others), Mineral Oil, Nano Particles, Diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), monoethanolamine (MEA), Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone, Alumina and derivatives, Insoluble Plastic Microbeads, Palm Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, and Alcohol Denat.

Our skincare products, respect nature and your skin We carefully select all the raw materials, using only the best quality natural and organic ingredients to ensure that the products have the most benefit to the skin. Our products are particularly suitable for those who have sensitive and delicate skin because they are able to soothe and soften the skin subjected to inflammations, redness, and irritations caused by stress, climate changes, hormonal or other factors

Our amazing Donkey Milk Products so far

Donkey Milk Organic Freeze Dried 

98 % Super Serum... It's just that 98 % milk fresh organic packed with nutrients to feed your skin 

78 % mega Moisture  ..... 78 % fresh organic Donkey Milk in every bottle with added Mediterranian oils to nourish the skin 

Luxury Cleansing Bar  Made with 20 % Fresh Donkey Milk and packed full of natural nourishing oils to replenish the skin, non-drying