Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Classic, Nivea Cream & The New, EB5 and Phyto-C Moisturizing Serums for Winter Skin.

By Laura Medina

As long there's dry, scaly painful skin and wrinkles, there will always be oils and creams to, hopefully, make them disappear then improve, or at least, soothe them away.

EB5 Original 5-in-1 Anti-Aging Facial Treatment comes from Portland's version of Kiehl's, abet a more recent one.  In 1960, Pharmacist Heldfond helped local Portland hospitals create a way to deliver topical medications to patients in need. His cream proved so effective the nurses started using it on their own skin. They would come to the pharmacy and ask for it in bulk. It was simple yet highly effective.  It diminished fine lines and wrinkles, neutralized free radicals, attracted needed moisture. His idea was simple: use five anti-aging ingredients to treat the 12 signs of aging skin, delivering one result.

The younger Heldfond studied vitamins E and B and their affect on skin. He included extracts and oils, and advanced pharmaceutical-influenced ingredients, all chosen because of their ability to treat skin. He patented the formula, calling it the original 5-in-1 facial cream and it quickly became the choice for women of all ages.

Portland's hidden cult classic carries:

Comfrey Root, known as Symphytum officinale
Used to soothe skin.

Oat kernel flour, known as Avena sativa
Used to smooth dry skin.

Vitamin A, known as Retinyl palmitate
Used to accelerate cell renewal
We use a gentle form of retinyl palmitate

 Vitamin B, known as Panthenol
Used to protect and moisturize

 Vitamin E,known as Tocopherol
Used as an antioxidant and skin conditioner

But EB5 Skincare keeps on rolling, with new innovative skincare.

They realized not everyone wants a heavy cream that chokes their pores and people with pimples, also get get wrinkles.  They're called adult acne.

EB5 Skincare came out with an anti-aging toner that doesn't strip the skin dry, but adds nourishment without greasy oils.

The toner has:

Elderberry, known as Sambucus nigra
Used as an antioxidant and anti-infammatory

Vitamin B, known as Panthenol
Used to protect and moisturize

Sage, known as Salvia officinalis
Used for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties

Cucumber, known as Cucumis sativus
Used to soothe inflamed skin

Phyto-C Skincare Moisturizing Serums are also ideal for the acne-prone with wrinkles, say adults, during any season, any time of year.

Their Icy Blue Serum has Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5, Kojic Acid, Menthol, Centella Asiatica Extract and Methylene Blue to:

Provides intensive hydration by binding water to skin tissue.  Promotes extraordinary healing capabilities, restores and hydrates skin. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Nourishes skin and enhances skin elasticity. Calms and smooths skin.

Phyto-C's B5 Gel is a simple concoctions of Vitamin B5 and Sodium Hyaluronate that provides intensive hydration by binding water to skin tissue, restores and hydrates skin, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Alright,  everyone wants a classic because it's reassuring.

While Winter jet-setting, the classic Nivea Cream comes in a jiffy.

For you Do-It-Yourselfers Crafters, Nivea Cream can be used as a cream base to turn your serums into a high-performance facial cream for those spotty wrinkles.

While running low in hair conditioner, this scribe rubbed Nivea Cream into her frizzies to tame them.

Here are many uses for a jar of Nivea Cream:

It is a moisturizer.
It has proven to be an effective cuticle cream, preventing infection and keeping cuticles moisturized. At home mani’s, here you come.
Nivea Creme can be applied to a sunburn to help moisturize and soothe.
Nivea also soothes eczema.
It tackles the driest of body parts like feet, elbows, knees, hands and lips.
 A face mask, applying a heavy layer before going to bed.
Nivea Creme can be used as a lip balm or a heavy lip treatment.
Nivea Creme can be used to tame fly-aways and to keep your hair in place and styled perfectly.
Celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon swear by Nivea Creme.
In a recent test Nivea Creme held its own during a comparison between Nivea and Creme de la Mer.
The Creme can be used as a makeup primer (particularly to prime before using other creme based products like blush or eyeshadow.)
Removes Makeup! (Keep away from eyes, the perfume in the Creme could cause irritation.)
Nivea works with tons of global charities.

The 6.8oz jar Nivea releases a lot of space on your bathroom countertop.

The 1oz tin and 2oz tube saves a lot of room in your carry-on at the airport.  With a cream this rich, a little dab goes a long way for a lot of use.

This is your Winter Skincare line-up, from the innovative to the ingenious.






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