A Perfect World™ Age-defense skin guardian with White Tea

Age-defense skin guardian with White Tea

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    A Perfect World
    Is youth sustainable? Nature says yes.
    Higher levels of pollution have substantially increased our potential for skin damage - and aging. No worries. Our multi-action age defenders with rare Silver Tip White Tea surround skin in a virtually impenetrable protective bubble that intercepts damage before it causes lines, wrinkles, dark spots and loss of firmness.
    Some see a leaf.
    We see a laboratory.
    Silver Tip White Tea
    Grown exclusively in China’s Fujian Province, White Tea was prized for centuries by emperors in China’s famed “Elixir of Immortality.” The legend has more than a leaf of truth to it. White Tea contains the highest amount of EGCG (epigallo catechin gallate) of all teas. EGCG is the powerful antioxidant that protects skin from age-accelerating free radicals.
    This small, flowering plant helps repair past oxidative damage so when cells produce they are healthier and better functioning.
    This plant extract, contained in the skin of red grapes, helps protect the body against aging. It is one of the most recognized super antioxidants.
    Maritime Pine
    Maritime Pine trees grow in an unspoiled natural forest (free of pesticides or herbicides) near the Bordeaux region of France. This super-antioxidant is often called the “youth nutrient.” Extract from its bark contains high levels of bioflavonoids that help protect skin cells against “glycoxidative” damage that can undermine skin’s defenses and make it more vulnerable to UV exposure. Maritime Pine bark extract helps protect against glycoxidation, just like the bark protects the tree.
    A genus of trees long used in Ayurvedic therapies, Boswellia sets up a secure sanctuary against age-accelerating static and stress. This extract trigers the natural production of anti-stress proteins in skin and acts like a shock absorber, bouncing all negativity away from skin to help protect it against environmental damage.
    Meet Dr. Lieve DeClercq
    Dr. DeClercq heads Origins Global Plant Medicine Team. She has a PhD in Plant Physiology & Molecular Biology. We asked her for the inside scoop on A Perfect World.
    Q: What are free radicals?
    A: Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to the proteins and other molecules in skin and interfere with skin’s natural inner defenses. Exposure to sun’s damaging rays, car exhaust, ozone, pollution and other environmental hazards are known to amplify free radical production. Antioxidants are super-nutrients that literally wipe out free radicals before they do their damage. And in every field of health, from internal medicine to dermatology to dentistry and nutrition, research is proving that antioxidants do help slow the aging process.
    Q: What makes White Tea such a powerful antioxidant?
    A: White Tea, known as Yinzhen (silver needles), is produced exclusively in China, mainly in the high mountains of the Fujian Province. It is picked for a few short days each spring from the Camellia sinensis plant, when the white buds are just growing. Only the youngest leaves are selected. Up to 80,000 hand-plucked shoots are needed to produce just one pound of this rare, aromatic tea. The leaves are then gently fermented for only a short duration in natural sunlight. The absence of additional processing is what distinguishes White Tea from other teas and infuses it with its myriad of health-promoting benefits. Researchers speculate that this minimal processing maintains White Tea’s high level of antioxidants.
    Q: How was White Tea tested?
    A: Several years ago, scientists at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University demonstrated that the antioxidants in White Tea are effective in boosting the immune function of skin cells and protecting them against the damaging effects of the sun and aging. Scientists applied a White Tea extract cream to skin that is not ordinarily exposed to sunlight, while another area was left unprotected. Both areas were then exposed to artificial sunlight. Researchers then reapplied the White Tea extract to the area previously coated. Three days later the scientists compared the patches of skin on a cellular level. They found that the White Tea cream protected the sun-exposed against the destruction that was observed in the skin that was not treated.
    Did you know?
    Origins used a specialized chamber that simulated ozone at levels that approximate those found in some of the world’s most polluted cities (Beijing, Mexico City, Los Angeles). In this in vitro study - after exposure of only 3 hours, the White Tea-based antioxidant blend in the new A Perfect World SPF 25 Age-defense moisturizer with White Tea reduced the damaging effects of simulated ozone by 76.6%, creating a better bubble to protect skin.
    Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 636 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST for Outdoor Sports!!! Those who experience the damage from wind, sun, snow, ice and whatnot from sports like skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, biking etc should BUY THIS RIGHT NOW. My skin got brutalized every season - with one application of Skin Guardian before setting out, it was as if nothing could touch my skin - no burning, drying, cracking or redness. It's like a barrier to all the badness of the weather. No longer do I need to spend days repairing my face from a day of irritation, instead I ski freely knowing my face won't fall off later, which makes the whole enterprise even more fun. THANK YOU ORIGINS. March 19, 2010
    Rated 4 out of 5 by So smooth! This serum was recommended to me by an Origins associate during a facial years ago. I loved how it felt and the scent is yummy, so I bought it. I used it every morning, and then started to wonder why I needed it. I would use it some mornings, but wasn't sure if it was necessary. Like all Origins products, this lasts forever. At least 6 months. When I DID run out, I wasn't going to get it again, but then I noticed that my skin just wasn't as nice as it was when I did use it. I think it really does help protect it, and prevent lines and wrinkles. I did go back to it and will stick with it. It just feels so good! I use it when I know I am going to be outside most of the day, after cleansing with APW, and Make a Difference Toner. Then I use A Perfect World moisturizer after the serum. If I am going to be indoors, I skip the serum. My skin doesn't take as much of a beating during the cold New England winter with A Perfect World. And I intend to hold onto the young looking skin as long as possible. Thank you Origins! No one seems to believe my real age! And it is easy to splurge on the products when they last longer than anything bought in a drugstore or on most other high end brands. March 27, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Wish I had found this many years ago I have very problematic skin. Oily and dehydrated at the same time; break outs and discolorations, large pores. It looks dull and tired. Now I am over 40 wrinkles are showing up. It is also sensitive. I was never able to find the right thing to use on my face. Until this. The first time I applied the guardian I noticed the difference! Next few days my skin is unusually calm and hydrated, I can see the discoloration fading. In just 3 weeks, my skin is smoother, much more hydrated, pores are disappearing. Today I added the white tea moisturizer aftterwards. It work great. May 17, 2009
    Rated 5 out of 5 by WONDERFUL This stuff is AMAZING - I have very oily skin and also struggle with breakouts. I'm starting to show a few fine lines and was looking for something to slow down the aging a bit while not causing my breakouts/oil to get worse. And let me say, this stuff solved all of my problems! I was able to use this under my moisturizer and it didn't add any additional oil. Since my skin is particularly slick and gross during the summer, I have been skipping my moisturizer and just using this. My skin has never been so clear and glowing in my entire life. Even though this stuff is pricey it's definitely worth it! And like all Origins products, a little goes a long way so it lasts longer than you think. I hope they never stop making this!!! May 26, 2015
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