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Congratulations, you’ve made it to Week 3 of the Skin Detox Challenge.
How is the skin feeling? Plump, firm and possibly less wrinkles? With a regular routine in place, your skin is rapidly starting to build-up stores of Collagen from the Manuka honey facial cleanser, moisturizer or from using the Retinol facial oil twice a day.

Did you know that it takes at least 21 days of doing the same thing every day for a habit to be formed?

The ways that we can support ourselves more effectively and boost the anti-aging efficacy of these NZ natural skin care products is by optimizing the way we produce Collagen into the body from what we eat.

This week you can expect to start feeling good about your new habits and I would like to think that others should start to notice a healthier you.

Please remember this is a journey and I am here to help you!

To increase cellular turnover, just follow these six simple steps…

Step one – Rebuilding your skin from the inside out

Collagen is like the glue that holds your skin in place, gives it the strength to fight environmental damage and helps it weather the test of time. But Collagen does not just appear in the body, nor does it remain consistent. You need to feed it with key amino acids, glycine, proline and lysine. These come from protein-rich foods such as fish, meat, eggs, beans, nuts and seeds. Collagen formation is also supported by adding more co-factors, such as Vitamin C, iron, zinc and manganese through the diet. If your diet is lacking in key Collagen building nutrients, your skin literally can’t support itself.

Step two – Supplement yourself

The skin is our largest organ and Collagen is one of its main components that is impacted during aging. Starting as early as our mid-20s, skin aging results in Collagen depletion. That’s why as we age it’s important to supplement our diet and topical skincare with Collagen powders. I designed our Collagen Powder – Hair. Skin. Nails, with skin in mind. Combining Manuka honey, it just makes sense to build our gut microbiome to support our skin.

Step three – Massage your face

One really cost-effective way to boost the Collagen production of our skin as we age is to massage good-quality oils into the skin, twice a day. Face oils are excellent because they are so absorbable. Just add a few drops to the palm of your hand and then knead your face with your hands and fingers so you can get the blood flowing to the cells.

 

Step four – Include some Retinol oil

The most effective ingredient for slowing the skin aging process is Retinol. Retinoids are derived from Vitamin A. They improve the appearance of the skin, reduce fine lines and breakouts and improve pore clarity. Vitamin A also increases cell turnover, promoting new Collagen whilst exfoliating dead skin cells, resulting in smoother, brighter and more even-tone skin. Have you tried our Au Natural Skinfood Dr Au Concentrates Retinol face oils?

Step five – Settle into the relationship with your skin

I found that it was at about Week 3 that I started to identify with the products. The smell became familiar and somehow it just felt right. It takes time for your skin to accustomed to a change to natural skincare products. Take your time and settle into a new relationship with your skin.

Step six – Choose better for the planet

Au Natural products all proudly carry the Vegetarian Society Approved Trademark. Selected products also carry the Vegan Trademark including our On The Go Brush On Foundation with Sunscreen SPF25Dr Au Concentrates Superfruit Eye Serum and Dr Au Concentrates Anti-Aging Face Oil No. 1.

What does this mean? It means that Au Natural Skinfood products, along with each of their ingredients, have been independently audited through a very strict process by the Vegetarian Association and have been certified.

Our products are proudly:

– Free from animal-derived ingredients
– No cross-contamination during production
– GMO free
– No animal testing carried out or commissioned

Over the 30 years that I have been in the cosmetics industry the ‘buzz’ about Retinol has never stopped. Dr Des Fernandes pioneered research on Vitamin A (Retinol) in cosmetics noting that “everything that defines healthy-looking, beautiful skin is a direct result of Vitamin A. It is the only known molecule that helps keep the skin healthy and helps to provide anti-aging benefits”.

Sustainable sources and free from U.S. allergens, Au Natural Skinfood Dr Au Concentrates Retinol face oils penetrate the outer layers of the skin to deeply repair, restore suppleness, plump skin, smooth fine lines, and improve Collagen production.

Retinol is a pure form of Vitamin A that improves the appearance and texture of the skin. Did you know that most Retinol in skin care is chemically made or found in animal sources such as fish, meat, eggs and milk? We proudly only use sustainable plant derived carotenoids (beta-carotene) in our products. They are a great source of Vitamin A and are found in plants such as dark vegetables, carrots and fruit.

Retinol can aggravate the skin which is why we prefer a stepping up system, allowing your skin to adjust as you increase the levels without reduction. See Au Natural Skinfood Dr Au Concentrates – Anti-Aging Face Oil No. 1 with an introductory level of Retinol.

 

Our Collagen Powder- Hair.Skin.Nails is a nutricosmetic – beauty that starts beneath the surface with a focus on delivering healthy hair, skin and nails whilst aiding to repair damaged and aging skin.

I designed this Collagen Powder to support Au Natural Skinfood’s products to rebuild your skin. Our Collagen is sourced from sustainable fish and we have added Manuka honey, as a healthy digestive system has much to do with bacteria.

Our bacteria mix is unique to each of us with some bacteria good for our health and other bacteria not so good, and could have health consequences if not managed. The answer is taking care of the good bacteria so they can flourish and keep our bad bacteria at bay. It just makes sense to feed our good bacteria with prebiotics.

In a hand-holding approach. Collagen Powder – Hair.Skin.Nails comes in environmentally kind, home compostable packaging and the production is fully traceable and sustainable.

HERO INGREDIENTS: Type 1 Collagen, Vitamin C, Manuka honey & Grape seed extract.

Collagen Powder- Hair.Skin.Nails = 180g /6.35oz: 1 level teaspoon 5.5g / 0.19oz per day – 32 serves.

HOW TO USE:
• Mix one level teaspoon of Au Natural Hair. Skin. Nails. Collagen into your favourite hot or cold beverage or food such as tea, coffee, smoothies, juice, soup, salad dressings.
• Take daily

Caution:
People with known allergies to protein and /or seafood should seek medical advice before taking this product. Always read the label and use as directed. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding please check with your health care professional prior to taking this product.

1 Banana
½ Cup frozen mango
1 Cup loosely packed baby spinach
2 tbs Cashew butter
½ Cup pineapple juice
½ Cup filtered water
1 tbs Chia seeds
2 tbs Cacao powder

Add 1 tbs Au Natural Collagen Powder

As a recap, our four essentials are: Remove Gentle Facial Cleanser, Prepare Spray on Brightening Lotion (toner), AM Day Serum and PM Night Cream.

Step 1:

Remove Gentle Facial Cleanser – Rich in Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil

When it comes to our Remove Gentle Facial Cleanser, a little goes a long way.

  • Simply squeeze out a bit the size of an almond, add a drop or two of warm water.
  • Warm by rubbing the cleanser in your hands.
  • Apply cleanser to the face neck and decollete. (safe to use around the eye & lip area)
  • Gently massage the cleanser around the area being cleansed.
  • Use a clean warm flannel to compress the skin and then remove the cleanser.
  • I recommend repeating the above step, if you’ve been wearing make-up. 

Mindful removal

I sometimes also add a little lemon juice or lemon oil to my warm water. If you have a busy life, then those couple of minutes of mindfulness practicing ‘slow beauty’ really makes a difference to your life. 

Step 2:

Prepare Spray On Brightening Lotion (toner) HERO PRODUCT –  Rich in Manuka Honey & Kiwifruit – Antibacterial

  • Either spray directly onto your face or spray a little into clean hands.
  •  Gently pat into your face, neck, decollete, avoiding the eye area. 
  • Leave the skin to dry and then apply your favorite moisturizer.

Hydrate well

Our Prepare Brightening Spray On Lotion (toner) helps to tone, tighten and even out the skin.

If you have very dry skin on your arms and legs, then you can use the brightening lotion to spray, rub in and feel soft and hydrated.

Step 3:

AM Day Serum – Rich in Manuka Honey Moisturizer & Ponga Fern Seed (Apply after cleansing and toning).  You only need a small amount as it will spread easily and will deliciously soak into your skin

  • Dot the moisturizer over the area to be treated.
  • As it warms to your skin, gently rub in.

PM Night Cream – Rich in Manuka Honey and Bee Venom Moisturizer (Apply after cleansing and toning).  This is a thick moisturizer designed for night-time replenishment.

  • Dot, night cream on your face, neck and decollete.
  • As it warms to your skin gently massage in, allowing your skin to repair and regenerate whilst you sleep.

Suitable for all skin types

Our Manuka honey moisturizers are suitable for all skin types, focused on strengthening the skin natural barrier function.

Tracy-Ahern

Tracy Ahern

Founder, Au Natural Skinfood

This is not a solo mission,
I’m here to help!

I’m here to give you advice on how to mix up our skinfood offering to best suit you. Be assured, that after four weeks your skin should be accustomed to natural products, settled and problem free.

If you have problem skin or a skin issue, I would love you to fill in our Skin Consultancy Form and I will send you a product recommendation.

Our skin whilst we are all effectively the same, does have its own unique personality just like we do

About our skin…

Our skin is an organ and is as important as our heart or lungs. Our bodies are so clever and aim to repair damage as it happens. However, we rely on being healthy to support our skin and other organs as nature intended. Having healthy skin can be compared to going to the gym. We need to establish healthy habits and daily routines to get the results we desire.

Our skin is the largest organ in our body, performing many vital tasks; it provides a barrier to infection, pathogenic threats and harmful pollution. Despite this, our skin nutrition can often be overlooked and our good intentions to cleanse and fight bad bacteria can go amiss.

Our skin is a microclimate of ‘good bacteria’ necessary to regulate our skin, fight infection and retain moisture.  However, with the increasing use of synthetics, preservatives, parabens and sulphates in traditional skincare, our skin’s natural healing and pH balancing abilities can be dramatically decreased, as good bacteria are stripped, and moisture levels depleted.

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