What is Acai?
The acai, (say it like a Brazilian, “ah – saah – eee”, with the accent on the last syllable), is a type of palm tree, native to South America’s Amazon rainforest, that produces small dark purple berries, resembling Concord grapes. The healing benefits of acai berries were first discovered centuries ago by Amazon tribes who used them not only to boost their energy but to treat various ailments with a miraculous speedy recovery. The acai superfruit is packed with the vital nutrients and antioxidants necessary for healthy and young looking skin and now it’s available as a moisturizer from Dr. Acai Skincare (L’Avenir) and a mask from Shir-Organic Skincare (Shira Esthetics) sold here in IHT’s online organic skin care boutique.
What Does Your Skin Crave?
Acai berries, deservedly nicknamed ‘beauty berries’ in their native land, were uncovered hundreds of years ago as a natural medicinal healer and Brazilian beauty secret. The reason? These little treasures are densely loaded with a brute force of antioxidants which play a critical role in our body’s cell protection system. Here’s why: When the cells in our bodies metabolize energy or use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (harmful by-products), which can cause cell damage. Free radicals are also generated by environmental influences, like air pollution, smoking, and UV rays from the sun. Although there are several enzymes in the body that can fight off free radicals, it can’t manufacture all/enough of the needed micronutrients so they must be supplied in the diet and topically to the skin. Antioxidants are nutrients that prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. They protect our cells like little Pac-Men, scavenging for free radicals; preventing and repairing the damage they cause along the way. Free radical damage is not only a contributing factor in many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, but it’s also what causes premature aging and wrinkles in your skin.
Antioxidant Food Sources High in Vitamins C and E, Selenium and Beta Carotene
- Berries – acai, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries
- Beans – red, kidney, pinto and black beans, lentils
- Fruits – apples, avocados, cherries, pears, plums, pineapple, kiwi, pomegranate, mango, cantaloupe, tomatoes, guava, papaya
- Vegetables – artichokes, spinach, red cabbage, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, red and yellow peppers, dark green leafy vegetables
- Nuts – walnuts, pistachios, pecans, hazelnut, almonds
- Herbs – cloves, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric
- Grains – oats, brown rice
- Fish – salmon, tuna
- Miscellaneous – green tea, coffee, red wine, dark chocolate
Eating a diet rich in antioxidants is extremely beneficial but it’s not enough when it comes to preserving your skin’s youthful appearance. Recent reports suggest that only about 2-3% of the antioxidants we eat actually make it to the skin. The outer layer of skin has no direct blood supply to transport antioxidants, but it receives the greatest exposure to free radicals in the environment, the sun and harsh pollutants. So, to dramatically reduce skin damage and reverse it, topical antioxidant skin products must be used as well. Your skin craves antioxidants, so feed it an endless supply – internally and externally! Essentially, antioxidant powerhouses like acai berries interfere with the aging and disease process by neutralizing the free radicals and producing healthy cells. And healthy cells = healthy, soft and radiant skin. You can protect your skin from aging with the super acai antioxidant powers of Dr. Acai Anti-Aging Moisturizer and Shir-Organic Pure Acai Mask available at Innovative Healing Touch.
Rainforest Wrinkle Remedies
Dr. Acai Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Dr. Acai is the first and only moisturizing cream in the world to use acai berry extract in conjunction with the patented process of Ovasome® Technology. Ovasome®, exclusive to L’Avenir, the makers of Dr. Acai, is a process by which whole egg is incorporated into topical skin care products. The rich antioxidants of acai work to combat the free radicals that cause lines and wrinkles, while the Ovasome® maximizes nutritional benefits by supplying more than 70 vitamins, minerals and proteins your skin needs to naturally rebuild collagen. The combination gives Dr. Acai that one-two punch to stop the clock on the aging of your skin, rapidly reducing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
This luxurious beauty cream is scientifically formulated as an anti-wrinkle youth enhancing cream for use under eyes as well as for the face and neck. Dr. Acai cream is light enough to be used as a daytime moisturizer under your make-up and powerful enough to be used as your nightly beauty cream as well. For best results, apply lightly twice a day – Doctor’s orders!
Shir-Organic Pure Acai Mask
Shir-Organic skin care products are made with only natural, organic ingredients that contain vital nutrients to heal, protect and revitalize your skin. Shir-Organic offers a fresh approach to skin care, using only the purest all-natural fruit, vegetable and herb extracts that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential minerals and oils. If buying organic is important to you, you simply must try Shir-Organic skin care products.
The Shir-Organic Pure Acai Mask is ideal for aging skin. This amazing facial mask hydrates and nourishes dry skin, while stimulating collagen production for healthier, younger looking skin. The acai also helps to prevent the loss of elasticity in the skin, leaving it soft, smooth and more evenly toned. The Pure Acai Mask even helps calm sensitive or irritated skin.
You’ll find Dr. Acai, Shir-Organic, and other wonderful anti-aging organic skin creams at our online store. Shop by product, manufacturer or skin type. You can also call Innovative Healing Touch toll-free at (877) 217-7971 to place your order by phone. Remember, you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING on orders over $85.00, so start stocking up to save your skin and save big on shipping! Everything ships tax-free outside of New York State.
Any Questions? Just Ask Ettia!
FYI – You can call or email Ettia for a free consultation regarding Dr. Acai Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Pure Acai Mask, or any of the organic skin care products in IHT’s online shop. Ettia’s expertise has made her a leading authority on beauty wellness, often quoted in popular magazines like Vogue, Elle, Mademoiselle and Glamour. Now, you can benefit from Ettia’s expertise! Simply email Ettia at email@example.com or call (877) 217-7971.