Antioxidants are substances that are capable of counteracting the damaging, but normal, effects of the physiological process of oxidation in tissue. Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). They are believed to play a role in preventing the development of such chronic diseases as cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and cataracts. Oxidative stress occurs when the production of harmful molecules called free radicals is beyond the protective capability of the antioxidant defenses. Free radicals are chemically active atoms or molecular fragments that have a charge due to an excess or deficient number of electrons. Examples of free radicals are the superoxide anion, hydroxyl radical, transition metals such as iron and copper, nitric acid, and ozone. Free radicals containing oxygen, known as reactive oxygen species (ROS), are the most biologically significant free radicals. ROS include the radicals superoxide and hydroxyl radical, plus derivatives of oxygen that do not contain unpaired electrons, such as hydrogen peroxide, singlet oxygen, and hypochlorous acid. Because they have one or more unpaired electrons, free radicals are highly unstable. They scavenge your body to grab or donate electrons, thereby damaging cells, proteins, and DNA (genetic material). The same oxidative process also causes oils to become rancid, peeled apples to turn brown, and iron to rust. It is impossible for us to avoid damage by free radicals. Free radicals arise from sources both inside (endogenous) and outside (exogenous) our bodies. Oxidants that develop from processes within our bodies form as a result of normal aerobic respiration, metabolism, and inflammation. Exogenous free radicals form from environmental factors such as pollution, sunlight, strenuous exercise, X-rays, smoking and alcohol. Our antioxidant systems are not perfect, so as we age, cell parts damaged by oxidation accumulate. In reference to skin protection it has been proven that by applying antioxidants directly to the skin you can protect and slow down the aging process. The top layer of your skin is the Epidermis. But, it is the Dermis, the second layer of skin that must be taken care of in order for individuals to have long term healthy skin. t is .3 mm on the eyelid and 3.0 mm on the back. The dermis is composed of three types of tissue that are present throughout - not in layers. The types of tissue are: * collagen * elastic tissue * reticular fibers
Basic Explanation: Free-radical damage occurs on an atomic level. Molecules are made of atoms, and a single atom is made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Electrons are always found in pairs. However, when oxygen molecules are involved in a chemical reaction, they can lose one of their electrons. This oxygen molecule that now only has one electron is called a free radical. With only one electron the oxygen molecule must quickly find another electron, and it does this by taking the electron from another molecule. When that molecule in turn loses one of its electrons, it too must seek out another, in a continuing reaction. Molecules attempting to repair themselves in this way trigger a cascading event called &quot;free-radical damage.&quot; What causes a molecule to let go of one of its electrons, generating free-radical damage? The answer is oxygen or any compound that contains an oxygen molecule, such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen peroxide, and superoxide) plus sunlight, and pollution. Antioxidants prevent unstable oxygen molecules (made unstable by loss of one electron) from interacting with other molecules (taking one of their electrons) and consequently causing them to become unstable, a process that starts the free-radical chain reaction. Fortunately, a vast assortment of antioxidants can be found in both the human body and in the plant world. So what does that have to do with wrinkles? No one is exactly sure, but theoretically wrinkles appear when the free-radical damage originates from natural environmental factors and fails to be cancelled out by some amount of antioxidant protection. If we don't get enough antioxidant protection, either from our own body's production, from dietary sources, or from antioxidants, including those we put on our skin, free-radical damage continues unrestrained, causing cells to break down and impairing or destroying their ability to function normally. You may be asking: With all that free-radical damage taking place, and all this oxygen around us (the air we breathe contains about 20% oxygen), how is it that we are still walking around? Why are we still living? The answer to that is antioxidants. Additional: Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable molecules missing an electron. When you burn food for energy, breathe smog or have a stressful event in your life, you split a pair of stable oxygen molecules and create single oxygen electrons. In order to stabilize, or &quot;pair up&quot;, these free radicals grab on to healthy cells and &quot;steal&quot; an electron. What results is another unstable molecule or another free radical is created, and a chain reaction begins. Thus. free radicals have the potential to create a tremendous amount of cellular damage. Anti-oxidants are an important part of the body's cell-protection system. This is due to their ability to neutralize free radicals. The billions of cells in our body are continually being exposed to these free radicals. Many scientists now believe that this cellular damage, along with other factors, may lead to the development of a number of chronic diseases. The most popular anti-oxidants are vitamins A, C and E. Science now believes we need a &quot;complex&quot; of anti-oxidants to truly neutralize free radical damage. It is similar to a &quot;hot potato&quot; where the free radical is handed down from one anti-oxidant to another, until it is finally neutralized. We carry some wonderful products that effectively deal with free radicals. Check the product section and look for the DDF Moisturizer C3, the MD Formulation Vit-A-Plus product line, and the Oxygen Boosting Complex. Free Radicals and Antioxidants There are millions of processes occurring in the body and all of them require oxygen. Approximately 2-3% of the oxygen consumed by every cell is converted into free radicals. Over time, oxygen can kill or destroy cells and eventually lead to disease, premature aging or even death. The body naturally produces free radicals but an overproduction can lead to internal or external damage. When there is an imbalance between free radicals and detoxification we have what is called “oxidative stress”. These oxidants can also be produced or introduced by external agents such as pollution, stress, etc. The cells within the body are “oxidized”, causing the breakdown of cells, DNA, proteins, and fat. This reaction, in turn, debilitates the immunological system as well as speeds-up the aging process. Antioxidants (anti- meaning against) reduce these harmful effects by repairing the damage done to these molecules and decreasing their destructive power. By definition an antioxidant is a molecule capable of reducing oxidative damage (damage due to oxygen) which is likely caused by free radicals. Normal bodily functions regularly strip an oxygen molecule of an electron, making it unstable. The molecule then tries to stabilize itself by taking an electron from a nearby molecule. This “theft” leads to free radicals. The body usually produces its own antioxidants but if the damage is too extensive or the menace is too high then this production is never enough. A diet rich in antioxidant foods can help, but if you take into consideration that on a daily basis the body is bombarded by smoke, pollution, stress, etc., you can easily understand why it is so important to seek added help. A number of enzymes and vitamins are known to counteract the damaging effects of oxidation. Some enzymes are produced by the body. The most common ones are Superoxide Dismutase, Catalase, and Glutathione. These antioxidants break-down the harmful radicals and help eliminate them through the system in the form of bodily waste.
About one percent of the oxygen we breathe is converted into dangerous free radicals. Even though our DNA can repair itself remarkably well, some damage remains. Over the years, DNA damage accumulates and results in decreased functionality. Damage caused by free radicals to DNA does not have to happen, at least at the rate we see it happening everyday. Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable molecules missing an electron. When you burn food for energy, breathe smog or have a stressful event in your life, you split a pair of stable oxygen molecules and create single oxygen electrons. In order to stabilize, or &quot;pair up&quot;, these free radicals grab on to healthy cells and &quot;steal&quot; an electron. What results is another unstable molecule or another free radical is created, and a chain reaction begins. Thus. free radicals have the potential to create a tremendous amount of cellular damage.
At Agel we believe that we must promote total wellness and total body health. It is impossible to ignore the skin as it is the largest organism on the body that provide important supportive functions to the entire body. The way you look is directly reflected by what you put in to your body, but it can be even more enhanced by using the best skin care possible. To provide total wellness solutions and ignore skin care would have been irresponsible. Your skin is a dynamic, ever growing organ that is vital. It keeps the good things in and the bad things out. It helps control body heat. When the inner body temperature gets above 98.6 F, we begin to sweat and as the sweat evaporates, it pulls heat from the skin and the blood, which cools down the body. Almost everything the body wants to get rid of is dumped into the skin in one form or another. It alters them chemically to a less toxic form and then either excretes them in sweat, sloughs them off in devitalized cells, or returns them to the body to be excreted by the kidney. Perhaps the most important function of the skin is to provide the protective barrier on the outer surface of the body. This barrier, the stratum corneum, is composed of proteins and lipids, which are fatty or waxy type substances. This barrier controls the rate of water loss from inside the body and prevents water from getting into the skin from outside. The cells and components of the stratum corneum are made up of cells that are produced in the lower layers of the epidermis. Formation of these components requires good nutrition and protection from harmful environmental stress. ADDITIONAL: The skin consists of three layers. The outer layer, the epidermis, keeps vital fluids within the body and keeps bacteria out. Immediately below The epidermis is the dermis, the skin layer rich in blood vessels, nerves, connective tissue, oil glands and hair follicles. Below the dermis lie the subcutaneous or fatty layer of skin, which keeps you insulated from bone-chilling gusts.
Prakash Prohuit, of IPG International, is the formulator of Ageless for Agel. Prakash has never formulated a line he loved as much as Ageless. PRAKASH’s FAVORITE PRODUCT EVER IS THE AGELESS DAILY MOISTURIZING GEL
Petroleum is used in more products than you can imagine. It is a barrier to moisture, but used because of it’s ability to make the skin feel smooth and soft for a time. It will not, however, penetrate the skin and allow a moisturizer to work. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a cheap detergent ommonly used in cosmetic cleansers, hair shampoos, bath and shower gels, bubble baths, etc. - It is probably the most dangerous ingredient used in skin and hair-care products. In the cleaning industry SLS is used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car-wash soaps, etc. It is very corrosive and readily attacks greasy surfaces. Propylene glycol is used to make antifreeze and de-icing solutions for cars, airplanes, and boats. It is also used in hydraulic brake fluids and inks used in stamp pads, ballpoint pens, and print shops.
There are seven products in the system. These seven products were created as a recipe of sorts. Each of them created as a step toward the next with properties in each product designed to work with the properties of the other products in the line. When you are cooking and you leave out an important ingredient, does it affect the outcome? It’s the same with skin care. When you skip a step or simply decide that you don’t need do do a part of the routine, you sabotage your success and the system won’t work as well for you as it might if you would just take the time. There are really three categories to consider when you look at building a daily skin care regimen: 1. Cleanse, 2. Treat, 3. Moisturize. Cleanse: Daily Gel Cleanser, Misting Gel, Gel Scrub Treat: Gel Serum, Eye Gel Moisturize: Daily Gel Moisturizer, Nourishing Night Gel
I have asked hundreds of people in dozens and dozens of ABBs which product in the skin care line is their favorite and at least 75% of them say the scrub.
I removed anti-oxidant from the name as it has changed for most countries just recently.
I removed anti-aging from the name as it also had to be removed per the department of agriculture. ** This single product is consistently out best seller for the individual products every month.
This is Prakash’s favorite product ever. He has developed hundreds of moisturizers and has never loved one the way he loves our daily moisturizing gel. He uses it every day for both moisture and hydration after he shaves, but he also uses it to shave with! This is the product that demonstrates incredibly well. Share it with people. Pump a bit on their hand and make them watch it melt in to the surface.
Our Nourishing night gel has a name that does not lie! This gel has 7% vitamin E in it. That is the highest we have ever seen on the market and this is consistently one of the products people send their testimonials in on because of the amazing properties of the cream.
THIS IS HUGE: Driven by the aging world population, the desire to preserve youth, and the numerous advancements made in reversing the natural process of aging, the world market for anti-aging products is projected to reach U.S. $115.5 billion by the year 2010. The need to stay young is a vortex that's dragging in ever-younger consumers, and this expansion in target audiences is expected to help drive the market's growth into the future. The world anti-aging products market stands enthused by the growing need for appearance-enhancing and age-defying skin cosmetics among the aging population according to new report by Global Industry Analysts. In addition to changes in lifestyles effected by modern consumers to increase their chances of longevity, changing practices in personal grooming is resulting in more time and money being spent on external grooming to minimize visible effects of aging.This is leading to increased demand for products, such as, skin lotions, toners, wrinkle-removal creams, skin whiteners, luxury topical skin care products, concealers, and cover-ups. The growing acceptance of vitamins and antioxidants as effective anti-aging nutrients is expected to prod the growth of anti-aging drugs and pharmaceuticals. With younger consumers becoming more proactive about their skin maintenance regime, women aged between 25 years to 30 years are increasingly beginning to use anti-aging creams, thereby resulting in expanded market opportunities. Manufacturers are additionally adding fuel to the trend by unveiling new promotional mother-daughter packages, which are designed to discreetly inculcate adherence to anti-aging treatment regimes as early as possible.Growing wariness over harsh chemicals is expected to lead to increased demand for anti-aging products with organic, natural, herbal and botanical extracts as active ingredients according to the report. Anti-aging products, which include natural ingredients such as chamomile, copper, gold, minerals and amino acids, are expected to score huge gains in the marketplace in the upcoming years. Driven by the desire to stay young and healthy, sales of dietary supplements, vitamins, and minerals are forecast to rise in the upcoming years. The trend towards combining the use of both pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements in the pursuit of well being is resulting in these products shifting image from being just healthcare enhancers to beauty enhancers.As stated by the recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the United States, and Europe dominate the world market for anti-aging products, with a combined share of 62.8% estimated in the year 2007. Global growth is expected to stem from the anti-aging cosmeceuticals market, which is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% over the years 2001 through 2010. Sales of anti-aging cosmeceuticals in Asia-Pacific and Latin America, the two fast growing markets worldwide, are expected to rise by U.S. $1.0 billion between the period 2007 to 2010. The U.S. dominates the world anti-aging drugs & pharmaceuticals market, with a 34% share estimated in the year 2007, followed closely by Europe. Global sales in this market is expected to rise by a strong 30.9% between the period 2007 to 2010. The worldwide skin care market is expected to witness steady growth through the rest of the decade and reach US$44.8 billion in sales by 2010. Developed regions such as the United States, Japan and West European countries are currently the largest markets for skin care products. However, emerging markets in Latin America, Africa & Middle East and Asia-Pacific are likely to exhibit strong growth over the coming years. China and Brazil are the major regional markets that are expected to drive future growth in the global skin care market.
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Gel Skin Care Line Nutrients inside, radiant health outside.
It all started with EXO <ul><li>What can EXO do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Here are just a few of the many potential benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Contains hundreds of natural antioxidants </li></ul><ul><li>Protects the body from free radical damage </li></ul><ul><li>Combats signs of normal, age-related decline </li></ul><ul><li>Supports immune function activity </li></ul><ul><li>Health and beauty begin on the inside. </li></ul>
Why Antioxidants in a Skin Care Line? <ul><li>Pomegranate extract, grapeseed extract, vitamins E and C and acai berry extract carry a 1-2 punch. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stabilize free radicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moisturize, hydrate, and protect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Antioxidants are excellent wrinkle fighters and are believed to fight other, more significant, problems one may have like heart disease, and cancer. </li></ul>
Where do free radicals come from? <ul><li>Air pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Sun damage </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Cigarette Smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Toxic Environment </li></ul>Healthy Skin Needs Healthy Habits
Why a Skin Care Line? <ul><li>Skin is the largest organ on the human body </li></ul><ul><li>It is a dynamic, ever growing VITAL organ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps good things in and bad things out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controls the temperature of the body </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides protective barrier to the body </li></ul>
The Formulation of a World Class Product <ul><li>The formulator is a Harvard educated Chemical Engineer with training in Botany and Aromatherapy </li></ul><ul><li>He has studied natural ingredients and their effects on the skin for over 25 years </li></ul><ul><li>He has formulated over 700 products… </li></ul><ul><li>… and says AGELESS is his best product line. </li></ul>Natural, High Performing, Good Ingredients
Ageless is Natural <ul><li>What does that mean in skin care? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Petroleum Free </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free of Harsh Chemicals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sodium Lauryl Sulfate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Propylene Glycol </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free of Mineral Oil or Lanolin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paraben Free </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free of Animal Raw Ingredients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No Animal Testing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agel Ageless works and is good for your skin. </li></ul></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Acai Berry Extract : helps kick-start collagen synthesis - provides free-radical protection - eliminates toxins for a healthier complexion - softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - improves elasticity - renews skin ’ s natural glow. </li></ul><ul><li>Pomegranate Extract - contains extremely high levels of polyphenols; powerful antioxidants that help stabilize free radicals which cause premature aging - new research has shown that pomegranate may be one of the most naturally potent wrinkle-fighters to be used in effective skincare today. </li></ul>Active Ingredients
<ul><li>Grape Seed Extract - a very powerful antioxidant - contains proanthocyanidins that strengthen blood vessels and help to improve circulation - this is said to be 20 times more powerful than Vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and even more powerful than Beta Carotene. It is an extended anti oxidant that stays in your blood stream for 3 full days. </li></ul><ul><li>Bisabolol and Ginger Root Extract : (an active ingredient of Chamomile plant) is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits to skin - when combined with Ginger root extract, it provides extremely powerful skin balancing and rejuvenation benefits - its composite effects result in giving skin a much healthier, less irritated and youthful appearance </li></ul>Active Ingredients cont.
<ul><li>Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E): A powerful antioxidant and helps to protect skin from harmful effects of free radicals and other radiations - increase the moisture of the skin's epidermal layer and thereby improve surface relief. </li></ul><ul><li>Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A): used to increase collagen production - a wrinkle fighter and an exfoliant - well known to normalize skin and make it supple - will also help to keep skin soft and plump making it younger looking - clinical results have shown that it will increases collagen, skin thickness, and elasticity, significantly increasing skin composition. </li></ul><ul><li>Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C): the only antioxidant that is proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen, which is essential since the body's natural collagen production decreases with age - collagen is responsible for warding off wrinkles and fine lines - studies have shown that vitamin C helps to minimize fine lines, scars and wrinkles. </li></ul>Active Ingredients cont.
Gentle Daily Cleansing Gel <ul><li>What it is: A fresh, and foaming gel that gently removes makeup and eliminates impurities, leaving skin soft, clean and supple. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit: Used to remove impurities such as dead skin cells, environmental particles, and excess oil. </li></ul><ul><li>How to use it: Apply a small amount to your fingers and gently cleanse face and neck with circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Rinse with water and follow with toner. Use morning and night. </li></ul>
Revitalizing Gel Scrub <ul><li>What it is: A gentle and effective scrub that exfoliates and purifies the skin. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit: Used to remove impurities from pores and slough off dead skin cells revealing a smooth and radiant complexion. Exfoliating allows the skin to breathe easier, enhancing the active ingredients absorption into the skin. A crucial part of your routine if you are seeking younger, healthy looking skin. </li></ul><ul><li>How to use it: Apply desired amount to the palm of your hand. Gently massage into face and neck in a circular motion, avoiding eye area. Rinse with lukewarm water. Gentle enough to use 4-5 times a week. </li></ul>
Refreshing Misting Gel <ul><li>What it is: A light, hydrating mist that tones and balances the skin. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit: Used to complete the cleansing process, by removing all traces or cleanser and impurities while helping to restore the skin’s protective secretion. Ageless Misting Gel Toner also prepares the skin for the treatment step in your essential daily routine. </li></ul><ul><li>How to use it: Mist onto cleansed face and neck. Allow 2 minutes for ample hydration prior to using the serum followed by the day or night moisturizer. </li></ul>
Intensive Gel Serum <ul><li>What it is: Not a moisturizer, this vitamin packed anti-oxidant serum that penetrates deeper into the layers of the skin to help build collagen and enhance the performance of your moisturizer. This is the Ageless Miracle product! </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit: The ageless serum is perfectly absorbed by the skin which enhances the active ingredients in the day and night cream, allowing them to fully penetrate the skin. It’s truly a moisture magnet! Ageless Serum will enhance product performance by 3 times the effectiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>How: Apply two to three pumps daily to face and neck, avoiding eye area. Use on cleansed skin after toning. </li></ul>
Age-defying Eye Gel <ul><li>What it is: A specialty formulated eye gel that brightens eye area, helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit: The eye contour area is one of the most fragile areas of the face. The eyelids blink 10,000 time a day, leading to the elastin and collagen fibers fragility and premature breakdown. The first signs of tiredness and aging occur in the eye contour area. </li></ul><ul><li>How to use it: Gently apply by tapping a small amount around eye area with your fourth finger (avoid the lid), until fully absorbed. </li></ul>
Daily Moisturizing Gel <ul><li>What it is: Highly protective day cream that hydrates, prevents free radial formation, and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit: Day Cream protects skin from ageing darkening and damaging effects of pollution. Although both moisturizers are formulated to hydrate the skin, they are formulated very differently. During the day, the skin is exposed to a multitude of stresses (UV, pollution, wind, lack of sleep, poor diet, and stress) which affect cellular activity and causes the skin to age. </li></ul><ul><li>How to use it: Apply one to two to three pumps over face and neck, avoiding eye area. Use daily. </li></ul>
Nourishing Night Gel <ul><li>What it is: An ultra rich night time creamy gel that regenerates cell renewal while you sleep. This gel actually re-builds collagen and renews skin’s surface revealing healthy younger looking skin for morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit: During the night, the skin is sheltered from external damage and cells devote themselves to reconstruction. Over time, the skin finds it more and more difficult to complete its process of renewal during the night. Sleep deficiencies (which become more frequent with age) lead to disturbances of the skin’s barrier function. This intensive night gel will stimulate cell renewal and restore skin’s elasticity. </li></ul><ul><li>How to use it: Use finger tip and apply to face and neck, avoiding eye area. Use wide sweeping motions, concentrating on fine lines and wrinkles. Use nightly. </li></ul>
What results can you expect? <ul><li>The disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles. </li></ul><ul><li>Will help to restore skin’s natural clarity . </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement in skin tone . </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement in the look of skins firmness/elasticity. </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement in the appearance of rough/dry skin. </li></ul>
What The Market is Telling Us <ul><li>2007 Market Research DSA </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition/Wellness…just over 5 billion. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Care Market…just over 9 billion. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Worldwide Anti-aging Product Market </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To reach 115.5 billion by 2010. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Worldwide Population Over 50 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>64% of Global Population is over 50 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They want to look good, feel good and will pay whatever it takes to make that happen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Opportunity…Limitless </li></ul></ul>
Building Your Business <ul><li>Just use it! </li></ul><ul><li>Invite one other person in your household to use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Sample products at meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Display the products properly. </li></ul><ul><li>Real Men use </li></ul>Communicate, Communicate, Communicate