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Marcie’s Story – How I discovered Sausage Tree Cream

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Hi I’m Marcie, odds are if you’re dealing with support you’re probably talking to me!

I suffered from psoriasis and general skin problems for much of my life since adolescence.  Conventional medicine failed me so I began looking into alternative treatments.  I tried herbs, mineral extracts, tonics, weird diets, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, magnetic field therapy, oxygen therapy or any other therapy that was a match for the most frustrating disease of them all.  Eventually I tried them all again.

In 2007 I discovered the Sausage Tree during a backpacking trip through South Africa.  The locals informed me that the fruit of the tree had miraculous curative properties and may be beneficial to my skin. It didn’t seem like I had anything to lose so I gave it a try and applied the fresh fruit guts to my arms.

In a few days I was floored. I couldn’t believe it! My psoriasis had subsided and my skin was starting look supple and fresh again!

I did some research and found that yes indeed lots of skin lotions are made using the Sausage Tree and even found a local producer before I returned to the United States. I stocked up and discussed making bulk orders to save on expenses.  Not long after I began supplying sausage tree cream containing the miraculous kigelia extract to my friends and family.  That was about 7 years ago now.

KigeliaShop.com is my attempt to bring these wonderful Sausage Tree products to a wider audience. I’m starting with the basic 75ml tube and if things go well and there’s interest I will add more :).

My aim is to spread the word about kigelia extract and to promote natural skin care solutions for problem skin.

Our products are:

  • Not tested on animals (Beauty without Cruelty);
  • 100% free of harmful preservatives
  • Toxin free
  • Bio-degradable
  • Ecologically responsible
  • Free of Parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colourants &
  • Free of Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (a widely used petrochemical foaming agent)

We source products with the purest ingredients on an on-going basis, whilst ensuring that an ethical interest is taken in preserving all our planet earth has to offer.  Should you be interested in a particular Kigelia product which we do not stock as yet, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Feel welcome to contact me about more information or advice!

Read The Small Print Before You Buy Skin Creams

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It’s doubtful you would buy a cream if was packaged like the picture opposite with ‘liquid paraffin’ written on it.

But liquid paraffin is one of the mainstay ingredients in many of the creams on sale in pharmacies today.

The other two ingredients you are likely to come across are propylene glycol and mineral oil, all of them by-products from the petro-chemical industry.

These chemicals are available in vast quantities…and they are very cheap. No wonder then, that cosmetic manufacturers have been using them for years to provide the lubrication in beauty creams.

However, these cheap chemicals have significant downsides. They clog pores and prevent the skin from ‘breathing naturally’.  That’s the opposite of what you want in a skin cream.

Add these ingredients to the cocktail of other toxins used to manufacture chemical skin creams and you can see how easy it is to do your skin far more damage than good.

Remember these two golden rules:

1. Do your own research. Don’t rely on marketing hype.
2. Read the label before you buy. If the ingedients are mostly comprised of unpronouncable chemicals, think twice.

How Do I Choose An Anti Aging Skin Cream?

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Buying anti aging skin cream can be confusing and perplexing for many people.

The explosion in the number of brands and ‘cure-all’ ingredients, backed by complex scientific ‘facts’ that most of us don’t understand, tends to keep us guessing and hoping that we can find the most suitable product.

There is no sure-fire way of guaranteeing that you are choosing the right anti aging product but there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that you stand the best chance of finding something that works for you.

Don’t believe the hype – find out for yourself

Strip away the packaging, the claims and the advertising copy and what you are left with are just the ingredients. It sounds obvious but a skin care product will only ever be as good as the quality and the effectiveness as the ingredients that are used in its manufacture.

Many manufacturer’s creams and gels will enthuse about the restorative powers of their wonder ingredients. These laboratory derived formulas are then given official sounding scientific names to lend an air of credibility to them.

But it’s just marketing.

It’s down to you to check out these claims and make sure that they stand up to scrutiny. If an ingredient really can make a difference then you should be able to find information on the web to support this, ideally from neutral or academic sources.

Look for independent articles that can back up the claims that are being made by the seller to understand how effective the product might be.

Check the Ingredients List

Many anti aging creams are manufactured using cheap, mass-market chemicals that could actually do more harm to your skin than good. A good example is the recent press alert about the detergent content in Aqueous Cream and how it can actually aggravate skin conditions such as eczema, rather than alleviate them.

Using Natural Products

Natural anti aging products may be more appealing but you will still want to understand whythey are being recommended. Do they have a long history of use in skin care or is this just the latest fad for an ingredient that sounds like it could be more effective than it actually is?

Ultimately, it is down to trial and error in finding the product that works for you. But by spending a small amount of time on your home computer, you can quickly find some of the facts you need to understand whether the ingredients in your chosen product are likely to have the desired effect.

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