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Acne Cream and Natural Acne Treatments

best acne cream for natural treatment of acneAcne is a skin problem that affects millions of people every year, often on a daily basis. Although acne is not life threatening, it can cause great stress and significantly impact a person’s standard of living. Acne, especially when repeatedly touched or picked at, can also lead to permanent scaring and even infection. For that reason, those affected by acne often look for any kind of acne cream or  treatment that will provide releif.

When it comes to treating acne, there are a large number of products that claim to provide cures. In addition to simply just appearing on store shelves, a large number of acne medications are also appearing on our television screens and with famous celebrities standing behind the products. What’s worse, some actually do massive harm, such as Accutane.  Of course, if you are suffering from acne you can give these products a try, but it is also important to know that you do have a number of different options. These options involve the use of natural therapies and home remedies, which are a safer way to treat acne, as they do not rely on the use of potentially dangerous chemicals and drugs.

There are a number of home remedies for acne that rely on different types of food. One of those remedies is that of lettuce. Saturating lettuce in water for about an hour will result in a special mixture with skin-healing properties. This mixture can then be applied to the skin, acting as a rinse. This approach is a simple trick anyone can afford.

Fresh lime juice and milk is another home remedy for getting rid of acne that comes highly rated and recommended. With this natural treatment for acne, boil a half glass of milk. Once that milk has cooled, add in about the same amount of fresh lime juice. You can then use a towel or cloth to apply the mixture onto your acne infected skin. As an important reminder, wait until the boiled milk has cooled to a comfortable temperature to prevent burns.

For a small spot of acne, ripe tomatoes can be used. For this remedy, cut a ripe tomato in half and place the inside, wet portion of the tomato on the pimple or pimples. Leave it on for about an hour and then wash it off. A similar approach to this natural remedy and one that still comes highly rated and recommended involves the use of tomato paste.

Finally, my favorite home remedy for acne is pore-cleansing honey.  Get a jar of organic non-fructose enriched honey from your local grocery store.  Then wash the acne infected areas, dry and apply the honey generously to the affected skin.  Let the honey sit for at least 10 minutes.  Friendly warning, this can get messy so be sure you’re not dripping honey on anything important.  I recommend doing this while taking a shower.  The honey works well because it picks up all the dirt and oil from the pores.  The end result is totally clean skin and a glowing complexion.

In conclusion, there are a number of different natural treatments and home remedies for those suffering from acne. As for why you’d want to use a natural acne remedy, there are a number of different reasons. If you have ever tried over-the-counter skincare products before, you likely already know that they can get costly. Imagine that cost added up overtime. It is also important to note that many over-the-counter acne creams have poor results. In fact, did you know that some products actually cause users more problems with rashes and acne than before? That is because they irritate and dry the skin instead of soothing and protecting it.  Lastly, many acne medications can severely affect a user’s health.  Accutane is one such infamous medication but anti-biotic acne medications are also harmful when taken for long lengths of time.  It’s no surprise so many people are now starting to rely on natural remedies instead, as they are affordable, easy to implement, and safe.

With all that said if you’re still interested in over-the-counter acne creams Kigelia extract can provide significant relief by calming, soothing and healing affected skin.  When used regularly Kigelia extract can promote infection-resistant skin that also stays fresh and supple.

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The Story Of Cosmetics


This is a great video that doesn’t need any introduction. It’s an excellent and informative film about todays cosmetics industry, created by the non-profit Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in the US.  Enjoy 🙂

Estee Lauder and Proctor & Gamble doesn’t get off lightly…!

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of public health, educational, religious, labor, women’s, environmental and consumer groups with a goal to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems and replace them with safer alternatives.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics consumer campaign began in 2002 with the release of a report, “Not Too Pretty: Phthalates, Beauty Products and the FDA”.

  • For the report, environmental and public health groups contracted with a laboratory to test 72 name-brand, off-the-shelf beauty products for the presence of phthalates, a chemical class with safety concerns.
  • The lab found phthalates in nearly three quarters of the products tested, though the chemicals were not listed on any of the labels. A second report, “Pretty Nasty”, documented similar product test results in Europe.
  • In October 2005, the Environmental Working Group released “Skin Deep: A Safety Assessment of Ingredients in Personal Care Products”. This computer investigation into the health and safety assessments on more than 10,000 personal care products found major gaps in the regulatory safety net for these products. Also available is an online rating system that ranks products on their potential health risks and the absence of basic safety evaluations. The core of the analysis compares ingredients in 7,500 personal care products against government, industry, and academic lists of known and suspected chemical health hazards.
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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. 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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