A popular anti skin aging ingredient is Vitamin C. In anti skin aging treatment Vitamin C is the most effective ingredient. The skin receives many good benefits from Vitamin C. Not only does this vitamin help get rid of the free radicals that can damage your skin but it also helps your body increase the production of collagen.
The biggest challenge for the skin care industry is the stability of Vitamin C. When exposed to the air, Vitamin C oxidizes immediately. When Vitamin C is oxidized it not only becomes ineffective but it is also harmful to individuals since it will increase the production of free radicals.
Manufacturers have invested lots of money on researching a way to find alternative forms of solving the major oxidation problem. Increasing the concentration of Vitamin C so it doesn't loose its effectiveness is one solution they have found. Often time manufacturers will increase the concentration to ten percent. As the concentration of Vitamin C increases so does the price. So for this reason many consumers look for alternatives to skin products that contain Vitamin C.
Vitamin C derivatives have also been found by researchers that can be used as ingredients. Derivatives of Vitamin C that can easily penetrate the skin cells and release a proper amount of acid to help the production of collagen are ideal. The most common fat soluble Vitamin C derivative in skin care products is ascorbyl palmitate. This ingredient is more stable and less irritating than Vitamin C. Another derivative is the water soluble magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. This ingredient is also good for products that are made specifically for sensitive skin. Both these derivatives don't oxidize as easily as Vitamin C and don't cause as much irritation. Although they aren't as effective as pure Vitamin C.
It is best to check a product first before buying a skin care product based with Vitamin C. You can determine which products are effective to use since Vitamin C oxidizes easily. You can determine the effectiveness by the color of the product. A product is useless and harmful if it is yellowish-brown since this means it has been exposed to the air. With Vitamin C products you should read the label carefully to ensure you aren't wasting your money on a product that won't work.
Depending on the individual the effectiveness of a product will vary. While Vitamin C products will work well for some they can be useless for others. Some skin care product ingredients don't respond effectively for all skin types. To maintain and improve the efficiency of products you should make sure you store products properly.
Ideas for creating gift baskets that your friends and family members will love to receive. Can be created as a hobby or as a profitable home business.
People love receiving gift baskets. Fun to create, they show the person receiving the gift how much you care and value their individual tastes. There are so many different ways to make these wonderful gifts that the ideas become endless. There is also the opportunity to sell your creations. Design a web page and sell them, or advertise in your local newspaper and yellow pages. Gift baskets are highly profitable especially if you have a flair for creating beautiful and unique baskets. If you do decide to get into the gift basket business be sure and find places you can buy wholesale, which will greatly increase your profit. Here are some ideas for different types of baskets you can create.
TEEN AGED GIRLS
Find a small to medium sized basket and line with pink tissue paper or raffia grass. Buy a sampler pack of flavored lip glosses, powders, lotions, a makeup kit and a light sporty fragrance and artistically arrange. Don't forget bracelets, rings, watches, earrings, and necklaces. Wrap in colored cellophane and tie with a bow. TEEN AGED BOYS
Place a couple of their favorite c.d.s in the basket along with a pocket comb, cologne, and skin care products designed for males.
Using a medium sized basket, place a thin and soft blanket in as a liner. Select a couple of dolls, stuffed animals, cars, or whatever toys the child might enjoy inside. OLDER CHILDREN
Big kids are wild about cartoon pencils and erasers, stickers and trading cards. Add small games (like a Game Boy along with accessories) and the latest Harry Potter book. INFANTS AND BABIES
Place a soft receiving blanket in along with socks, onesies, teething rings, rattlers, and a small plush toy. Baby brush sets, clippers, bottles, and pacifiers can be added. Or make a basket filled with baby skin products and diapers.
Buy a couple bottles of wine and add cheese, crackers, a cork screw, a pretty bottle top cork, and a couple of wine glasses. BBQ FANS
Make up a batch of your famous BBQ sauce and can it in a pretty jar. Add bags of chips, beer and/or cokes, homemade potato salad, and big soft cookies wrapped in colored cellophane. Line the basket with red gingham cloth napkins, and add a package of rolls and a can of baked beans. TEA OR COFFEE LOVERS
Place gourmet tea or coffee in a basket along with cookies, tea cups or coffee mugs, pretty cloth napkins, and a ceramic tea pot (or coffee pot.) Add sugar cubes and flavored creamers. You could also include flavored syrups. If the person you are giving the gift to likes music or reading, throw in a c.d. or a novel.
FRUIT AND BREAD BASKETS
Buy an assortment of various fruits and create a basket filled with fruits and nuts. Add homemade breads and rolls, or cookies, candies, or other goodies. SWEETHEARTS
A romantic gift idea would be to add sexy lingerie and massage oils into a basket. Include flowers, scented bubble bath, a soft jazzy c.d., candles and a bottle of champagne, along with two wine glasses. ARTISTS
How about creating a basket filled with art supplies? Include paint brushes, different types of paints, markers, pencils, and sketch books.
There are many more ideas but by now you should have the picture. Think about what the person you are giving the basket to and then create a special gift that they will remember forever.
You wont ever hear a woman say she has too much of clothes, love and shoes. Yes, shoes! Every woman loves shoes, and here are a list of must have shoes in every woman?s life?
Marilyn Monroe once said, " I don?t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot." Marilyn Monroe certainly loved her shoes and so does every single woman on the face of the planet. Ask any woman and she will simply say a woman cant have too many shoes, and in spite of there not being any extra space in her closet she will still go shopping for shoes. So it is easy to say that women and shoes have an ongoing love affair. But there are some shoes that are an essential in every woman?s closet, these are: BR>
Low heeled black pumps ? this is the little black dress in shoes, the shoe that goes with every outfit and on any occasion. Every woman should have a pair of low heeled black pumps that she can slip on when she needs to go for a causal dinner, a funeral, a business meeting or even a child?s PTA meeting. This is perfect for those times when you are confused whether you need to wear flats, or sky rocketing strappy stilettos, these are the in between shoes.
Neutral Pumps ? like pink is the new black in clothes, similarly a neutral colored pair of pumps is perfect for every outfit, because as much as we claim that black goes with everything, it does not. A pair of pumps in a neutral color like beige or even tan can be paired with any outfit. Remember that white is not neutral.
Semi-casual flats ? there are days when you want to go casual, but not as casual as sneakers or thongs, then what do you do? This is where the semi-casual flat comes into the picture. Ideal are the ballerina flats that can be pulled of with skirts, dresses, jeans, slacks and almost any outfit.
Black high heeled dressy shoes ? the perfect dressy shoes should be black, sleek, not strappy yet not too chunky. A perfect pair could be a stiletto heeled open toes black pumps, they just ooze sex appeal and can be paired with a dramatic black, red and even white evening dress.
Metallic high-heeled dressy sandals ? now that you have the black dressy heels, what you need is to add some glamour to your wardrobe. This can be done by a pair of high-heeled metallic strappy sandals. They can either be silver or gold depending on the color of clothes in your wardrobe. Ideally silver goes with most like blue, white, black and even red. But gold is better suited for brown, beige and tan colored clothes.
Everyday shoes ? these are the shoes you put on when you want some comfort; it varies for people depending up on their level of comfort. It could be flat sandals, ballet flats, thongs or even sneakers.
Sneakers ? every woman should have the perfect pair of sneakers that she can pull on when she has to go for picnics, walks in the park or for play time with kids. Sneakers don?t mean they have to be boring, you can choose from a wide variety these days. So is the retro high top for you or the basic Nike sneaker?
Knee-High boots ? every single woman should own a pair of boots. Ideally the boots should be knee high and in black, these can be paired with jeans, skirts and even dresses. If you want something more stylish you can choose boots with a stiletto heel.
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