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BEAUTY TIPS

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Here are 3 easy tips to boost your Spring Beauty!

2. Eat Your Greens!

In addition to eating mountains of steamed, dark green kale, chard & cabbage, April is the time of year raw Parsley and Watercress are abundant: Both are like high dose multi-vitamins in small, green leaf shaped supplements and are fantastic at clarifying your complexion from within! Containing more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than an orange and beauty minerals manganese, calcium and potassium, Parsley and Watercress also boost your overall immunity and by reducing inflammation also boost your mood. Great in a watercress, parsley, beetroot, walnut & goat cheese salad..

 

3. Take Omega 3

EPA & DHA Omega 3, best found in small oily fish (sardines, whitebait), fish oils and (for DHA) seawater algae are a marvellous, way to help slim your waist after too much Christmas indulgence as well as reduce your risk of heart disease, protect from cancer, depression and even Alzheimer's. The generous, therapeutic dose of 750mg EPA and 450mg DHA found in every daily dose of SKINERGIE is all you need to help increase metabolism, reduce visceral inflammation and boost your memory and mood.

 

 

3. Go Nuts!

Feel free to splurge on nuts this Spring! Raw, unprocessed (unsalted, ungrilled) Almonds, Cashews and Walnuts hydrate your skin from inside, helping to keep it soft and smooth throughout the changing seasons. Eating raw nuts also reduces your risk of (type 2) diabetes, can lower your risk of heart disease by up to 45% and - believe it or not - will actually help you lose weight! Raw Almonds and Walnuts are all rich in Vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids, high in fibre and Potassium, Phosphorous and Magnesium. They help plump up your skin from inside and will not make you fat.

 

BOOST YOUR SPRING BEAUTY

Boost your Spring Beauty!

Eat Your Greens!

In addition to eating mountains of steamed, dark green kale, chard & cabbage, April is the time of year raw Parsley and Watercress are abundant: Both are like high dose multi-vitamins in small, green leaf shaped supplements and are fantastic at clarifying your complexion from within! Containing more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than an orange and beauty minerals manganese, calcium and potassium, Parsley and Watercress also boost your overall immunity and by reducing inflammation also boost your mood. Great in a watercress, parsley, beetroot, walnut & goat cheese salad..

THE SMOOTH SKIN SECRET

With chill Winter winds blowing across the usually balmy Côte d'Azur, the ladies of Monaco are adding an extra step to their beauty routine to keep their skin naturally smooth and hydrated despite the cold. Famous throughout Africa for its fabulous healing properties, Organic Marula Oil is a powerful skin protector and revitalizer, ideal for giving skin extra nourishment in Winter. Extremely high in antioxidants, Omega EFA and Vitamin C esther, a very gentle, non-acidic form of Vitamin C renown for its ability to stimulate collagen synthesis, Organic Marula can be massaged directly into clean skin or mixed into your day cream.

Each DANIELE de WINTER face and body oil contains a high proportion of organic marula oil along with precious Organic Jojoba and healing Grapeseed oils. All our oils are 100% botanical and very rich in flavonoids, natural Vitamin E, Omega 3, 6 & 9 EFA, antioxidant polyphenols and natural Vitamin C. Perfect for smoothing skin during Winter. See our fragrant selection of 100% botanical beauty oils here.

 

THE MAGICAL OIL

 

Once upon a time in Africa there was a special tree renown for its healing properties. The Marula Tree has grown in the bright sunshine of West Africa for centuries and its fruit is unusually high in antioxidants, skin smoothing Omega fatty acids and a special form of fat soluble Vitamin C Esther, a gentle, non-acidic form of Vitamin C renown for its ability to stimulate collagen synthesis.

DANIELE de WINTER searched Africa for a particularly pure, fresh, 100% organic, fairtrade Marula oil to blend into all our face and body oils. Rich in flavonoids, tochotrienol, phenolic compounds, essential amino acids and above all natural Vitamin C, our Marula oil helps support cellular renewal and stimulate collagen synthesis. Beautiful for face, hair, hands and body..

 

 

 

THE 3 REJUVENATORS

In the fabulous world of natural beauty there are three ingredients that work in synergy to boost skin energy, immunity and youthfulness when combined as a team:

ALOE VERA

Aloe vera is a cactus with a large number of beneficial properties for the of skin. Aloe Vera contains an amazing spectrum of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phenolic compounds, lignins, saponins, sterols and amino acids that work in synergy to soothe and speed up the healing of wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts, eczema, dandruff, and even psoriasis; it is a key and super easy plant to grow on your window sill.

Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin while saturating it with antioxidants, thereby promoting skin clarity and smoothness.

Aloe Vera is ideal for problem or sensitive skin, it contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins that accelerate wound healing and reduce skin inflammation. The hormone Giberellin in aloe vera actually acts as a skin growth hormone, stimulating the regeneration of new skin cells and encouraging skin to heal quickly with minimal scarring.

Aloe Vera also nourishes skin with a broad spectrum of UV protective antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamins C and E that help stimulate collagen synthesis and reduce wrinkle depth. Aloe Vera reduces the risk of sun damage and helps skin recover after too much sun.

23 CARAT GOLD

The Ancient Egyptians ingested gold for mental, bodily and spiritual purification . They believed that gold in the body worked by stimulating the life force and raising the level of vibration on all levels.

The skin of Pharaohs was painted with Gold both during their life and of course in preparation for the life thereafter.

The Alchemists of Alexandria developed an "elixir" made of liquid gold, believing that gold represented the perfection of matter, and that its presence in the body would revitalize, rejuvenate, cure diseases and restore youth and perfect health. Such gold elixirs were also used during the Renaissance, throughout the entire history of Chinese Medicine and up to the present day.

Gold is known to raise Vibrational energy levels throughout the body, boost immunity and more specifically enhance the elasticity and youthfulness of our skin. Gold acts as a catalyst for other beneficial ingredients, enhancing cellular metabolism, increasing absorption and boosting anti-aging benefits.

HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic acid is one of Nature's most powerful moisturizers & keeps skin plump, hydrated and youthful.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide in the human body; it is present in large amounts when we are young, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to both skin and joints.

Unortunately, the amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age. It is however possible to help restore the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels through regular use of a hyaluronic acid rich serum or moisturizer, making skin softer, smoother and more hydrated.

Topical application of Hyaluronic acid instantly increases skin hydration, improves elasticity, provides antioxidant protection and helps reverse free radical damage, hyaluronic acid also stimulates collagen synthesis, leading to visibly firmer, more yourthful skin after a few months daily use.

High concentrations of Aloe Vera, 23 Carat Gold and Hyaluronic Acid are found in brand new, super-rejuvenating PETALES D'EAU hydrating mask. For an instantly smoother, hydrated and more luminous complexion.

FIRM YOUR SKIN FROM WITHIN

Research has confirmed that just one of BEAUTY SHOT’s Iingredients increases Collagen Synthesis by over 30%

The principal ingredient in BEAUTY SHOT, N-Acetyl-Glucosamine, is actively used by fibroblasts in our skin to boost collagen synthesis: by over 33% in the mentioned trial.

Our skin's fibroblasts become less effective with age, leading to a 20% - 25% loss of collagen by the time we are 40 and a 35% - 40% collagen loss & the first wrinkles by the time we are 50. A good supply of NAG has been shown in clinical trials to boost fibroblast activity and significantly increase collagen production[1]

N-Acetyl-Glucosamine measurably increases the rate at which fibroblasts produce both hyaluronic acid and collagen – increasing both skin hydration and density - which is fabulous news for older skins. The study shows that NAG increases the effectiveness with which skin fibroblasts make a) hyaluronic acid, b) new collagen and c) protect themselves from free radical damage.

The researchers concluded that aging fibroblasts nourished with NAG exhibit more « youthful behavior » and have longer useful lifespans. Boosting collagen synthesis of older skins by over 32-37%, NAG and is a very effective anti-aging nutrient for the skin.

BEAUTY SHOT contains 1500mg of pure N-Acetyl-Glucosamine in every sachet: reassuringly more than the daily amounts used in the clinical trial.

THE "SUPERWOMAN" ANTIOXIDANT!

It is used by champion marathon runners, iron man winners and top athletes the world over to naturally boost performance, accelerate muscle recovery and protect skin from UK damage.. and there is a concentrated dose of it in every SKINERGIE sachet.
According to research, this ingredient has an impressive 6000 times more antioxidant power than Vitamin C and 550 times more than Beta-carotene. Whereas antioxidants like Vitamins C & E can only neutralize one free radical at a time, this Superwoman antioxidant can handle multiple free radicals simultaneously without being degraded (yes, she Multitasks)! SKINERGIE contains 6.75mg of this amazing, 100% natural miracle worker in every sachet: All that extra energy will probably make you unbearable smiley but Sooo much fun..!

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CLARIFY YOUR SKIN WITH CHOCBEAUTE

ChocBEAUTE are sugar-free, 85% cocoa, chocolate covered cranberries formulated with some of the most exciting super-fruits in nature to improve skin tone and radiance, protect against free-radical damage and smooth your complexion.

Revered for thousands of years..

Dark chocolate has been cherished for its life-enhancing properties for over two thousand years. Back in the time of the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations, cocoa was revered for its ability to boost virility. Since then, scientific studies have confirmed dark chocolate's to lower blood pressure, enhance cognitive performance and illuminate the complexion.

ChocBEAUTE are made from highest quality, sugar-free 85% cocoa chocolate sweetened with Maltitol, a natural sugar alcohol, blended with extremely powerful natural antioxidants. These include Polyphenols and Catechins from Maqui, Raspberry, Blueberry, Matcha Green Tea and Acai, Carotenoids from African Mango, Cranberry, Baobab and Acerola as well as Astaxanthin from red algae. This powerful blend actively protects skin cells from free radical damage and provides a delicious way to enhance the beauty of your complexion.

Collagen booster

ChocBEAUTÉ blends these powerful, broad-spectrum antioxidants with highly bioavailable Marine Collagen and special Glucosamines. Numerous studies have demonstrated that combining natural antioxidants with bioavailable marine collagen leads to higher levels of collagen synthesis and enhanced production of hyaluronic acid. The added presence of the special Glucosamines identified by DANIELE de WINTER has been shown in CLINICAL studies to further increase collagen synthesis by a staggering 33%.

Additional Benefits

One of the most exciting benefits of ChocBEAUTÉ is that its powerful blend of antioxidants actively delays entry of sugar from food into the bloodstream. Antioxidants such as Astaxanthin and Curcumin block the action of a digestive enzyme called alpha-glucosidase which releases sugar from food into our blood. This means that eating ChocBEAUTE does not cause any spike in insulin levels but instead leads to a much gentler and steadier rise in blood sugar.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!

Here's to every woman who ever felt to tall, too short, too thin, too fat or too 'something'. Real, authentic beauty comes from within and is irresisitible. Today is the day to stop feeling selfconscious and realize you are brilliant, special, unique, loved, adored, totally unstoppable and entirely, radiantly, incredibly beautiful just as you are. Happy Women's Day!

THE MAGIC OF YOUR SKIN!

Your skin is your largest sensory organ: there are over 2500 nerve receptors in every cm2 of your fingertips alone with the ability to register even the very lightest touch or breeze: Kept healthy and supple, skin has the ability to simultaneously protect you from heat, cold and multiple forms of aggression. Above all, beautiful skin makes you feel beautiful, so it is worth looking after!

At DANIELE de WINTER we are committed to nourish your skin from both the Inside and Out with the finest, bioactive botanicals, EFA, proteins and enzmes in Nature. Love the skin you're in!

THE FOODS OF LOVE

Discover the 10 healthiest, most delicous libido enhancing foods.

From strawberries dipped in dark chocolate to...

 

COOL AND BEAUTIFUL : HOW TO SOOTHE HOT FLASHES WHILE NATURALLY SMOOTHNG YOUR SKIN !

Some of the best, high-antioxidant fruits, seeds & veggies for smoothing skin from within are also great at reducing the severity of hot flashes.

Raspberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, plums, citrus fruits, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, carrots, bananas, beetroot, sweet potato, onions, oats & olives are all great sources of phytonutrients, which are converted by our gut flora into beneficial, hot-flash soothing, estrogen-like compounds. Women whose diet is rich in these and low in sugar, hydrogenated fats and refined grains suffer far less from the symptoms of menopause and have lower incidence of strokes, diabetes and cancer.

Mixed berry salad sprinkled with flax & sesame anyone?

POST-PARTY BEAUTY RITUALS FROM MC

The New Year in Monaco is all about parties.. For local IT Girls & deW users to look amazing night after night takes dedication and some cool tricks: here are our favourite five:

DEW'S TOP 5 TIPS FOR ULTIMATE PARTY SKIN

1. CLEANSE, EXFOLIATE & SMOOTH
It may sound too simple, almost boring, but just 3 skincare steps with high quality, antioxidant-loaded skincare can turn your complexion from wretched to radiant in as little as 20 mins. Take your time and begin at least an hour before you plan to go out. To make it even easier, deW have put together the TOTAL BEAUTY BOX, a pre-party kit containing all you need for perfect party skin.
 

2. EAT BRIGHT & LIGHT
Did you know that eating uses up more energy than any other body process, which kind of explains why people often need a siesta after lunch. As heavy food really can make you feel and look tired, focus on raw salads fresh fruit, a little protein or in winter some bone broth to nourish yourself throughout the day while staying light & bright for the big night out. Skip the cakes, pizza & pasta!
 

3. HYDRATE HYDRATE
It cannot be said often enough: Our bodies need to flow constantly. Over 70% of our body mass is water and any deficiency can interfere with our metabolism, reduce energy levels and visibly dull our skin tone. To be the belle of the ball drink 6-8 big glasses of water a day.

4. CAT NAP
The secret of mediterranean screen goddesses and Monaco IT girls, the afternoon siesta can literally wipe years off your face in as little as 30 mins: lower the shades, put on something loose & comfy & dream away.

5. BEAUTY SHOT
Our ultimate pre-party tip: Antioxidant-loaded BEAUTY SHOT boosts metabolism & energy levels and actively helps wipe out any lingering tiredness from the night before. Take 2 sachets dissolved in a glass of water before going out - and Party!!

THE ULTIMATE CLEANSE !

Did you know that if you wear makeup, you really should cleanse your face 3 times before going to bed?

Sound over the top?

Not really, Today’s foundations, tinted primers and SPF’s are all designed with superb staying power, so a very thorough cleanse is essential to remove all traces of make-up, pollution and grime - and help your skin to regenerate as well as possible overnight.

Going to sleep with traces of makeup on skin and around eyes can:
- give you eye bags in the morning
- encourage wrinkle formation
- dullen skin tone
- cause spots
- reduce the absorption and efficacy of your night-time beauty care

The last point is particularly relevant, as we all want to get the best out of our night-time moisturizer, and studies show that over 30% more moisturizer is absorbed into properly cleansed skin!

Introducing DANIELE de WINTER’s super antioxidant, 3 step botanical cleansing kit to naturally remove every last trace of foundation, pollution and grime and leave your bed-time skin totally clean – yet still deliciously soft and hydrated.

1. DOUCEURS DE PETALES creamy Vitamin E cleanser
2. PLUIE DE ROSES calming, 100% botanical facial oil
3. FRAICHEUR D’AURORE antioxidant wash-off cleanser

Step 1: FACE : Pump DOUCEURS DE PETALES on moist cotton pads and wipe over face to remove 90% of your makeup. Repeat with fresh moist pads and more DOUCEURS DE PETALES pads until pads come away totally clean.

STEP 1: EYES: Pump DOUCEURS DE PETALES plus a few drops of one of deW’s botanical facial oils onto 2 more moist cotton pads to remove eye makeup: wipe closed eyes gently from the inside out, and repeat again until pads come away clean.

STEP 2. Pump a few drops of PLUIE DE ROSES 100% botanical cleansing water into the palm of your hand and gently massage over eyes, face & neck. Remove with moist cotton pads and and repeat until pad come away totally clean.

STEP 3. Splash a little cool water onto your face and lather a knob of FRAICHEUR D’AURORE between your palms, then massage all over face, including eye area, neck and décolletée. Rinse abundantly with cool water and pat dry with a fresh towel. For ultimate freshness, wipe your face with toner and then apply CLAIR DE LUNE regenerating night cream – and look forward to a fabulous face in the morning!

That’s IT!

PS. In the morning, a quick splash with cool water, a pat dry and a spritz of ROSEE rosewater toner to refresh and tone skin is all you need before applying your moisturizer.

TIME WELL SPENT: By removing all debris, toxins and makeup every evening, skin can breathe much better and also absorb anti-aging ingredients more efficiently. Studies show that customers who follow a 3-step cleansing routine every night see anti-aging results twice as fast as those who do not.

The DANIELE de WINTER cleansing trio is now on special offer.
Normally costing € 130.90, You can now buy all 3 products for just €79.90 which is a staggering €52 discount!!

The DANIELE de WINTER cleansing trio nourishes and purifies skin with grapefruit, elderflower, orange blossom, rose, rosewater, lavender, green tea and many more healing botanicals. All three products are free from parabens and chemical nasties.

Particularly recommended for add moisture and radiance to dry and sensitive skins.
 

HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER

1. Take EPA & DHA Omega 3 fish oil supplements

2. Boost your Vitamin D3 levels

3. Eat Iodine-rich foods

1. Take EPA & DHA Omega 3 fish oil supplements: According to the American Health Foundation, Vallhalla, N.Y, "Diets rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (e.g., corn oil and other fats containing linoleic acid) stimulate the growth and metastasis of human breast cancer cells in nude mice", while: "diets containing fish oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (e.g., eicosapentaenoic EPA and docosahexaenoic DHA acids), exert suppressive effects.

deW SKINERGIE contains a therapeutic, concentrated dose of 750 mg EPA and 470mg DHA in every daily sachet: http://www.danieledewinter.com/en/products/skinergie-28-day

2. Boost your Vitamin D3 levels: There is a direct, inverse correlation between women's serum Vitamin D3 levels and their incidence of breast cancer. We are not sure how it works, but women with the greatest sun exposure have an 80 percent reduced risk of breast cancer. Even if you were only in the sun lots as a teenager but less as an adult it can still reduce your risk of breast cancer by 60% to 70%. Alternately, take a daily Vitamin D3 supplement.

3. Eat Iodine-rich foods: Women that are deficient in iodine are more likely to contract breast cancer than women with good levels: A woman stores more iodine in her breasts than in her thyroid; quite possibly due to the fact that iodine is essential for a baby’s brain development. However when a woman's iodine levels are low, her ovaries produce more estrogen - and higher estrogen levels directly increase the risk of breast cancer.

The best iodine-rich foods are all types of seaweed, scallops, cod and yoghurt.

Keep LOVING THE SKIN YOU'RE IN!!

FOR A LONG-LASTING TAN

...simply slather your skin with precious, botanical plant oil when you get in from the beach. Softening and super-antioxidant, oils such as Jojoba, Grapeseed and Marula are literally 'drunk' by thirsty skin and replenish sebum levels, soothe and deeply hydrate. Too much sunshine can also cause redness and peeling, but the high antioxidant levels of 100% botanical oils reduce inflammation & redness and can significantly increase the duration of your tan.

deW FLEURS NOCTURNES fragrant, relaxing body oil is rich in nourishing Jojoba oil to restore sebum levels, healing Marula oil to reduce inflammation and soothing Lavender and Ylang Ylang to calm & cool. Now on special offer: with every 200ml bottle of 100% botanical FLEURS NOCTURNES body oil we are giving you 50ml of silky smoothing SOIE FLUIDE hydrating body lotion with lemon and coconut as our free gift.

Its Summer.. Yaaay!!!

buy FLEURS NOCTURNES here

HOW TO TONE YOUR UPPER ARMS

HOW TO TONE YOUR UPPER ARMS–by Chris Freitag.


Summer time means it's time to tone up those arms that are now bared for the world to see! To stop the jiggle and bring on the tone we turned to one of the fitness industry’s top arm experts, Chris Freitag. Here is his upper arm workout: Enjoy!


"Through my years of being in the fitness industry, the arm area (shoulders, triceps, and biceps) has really shown to be a hot spot of attention for women. Why do women tend to find their arms so "unbareable" in the first place? I think the answer lies in the fact that like our hips and thighs, the back of the upper arm is a spot where women typically store fat. (If you have ever been tested for body fat with calipers, you will notice that the back of the arms is a spot that they test)".


"Without healthy diet and exercise, the fat storage combined with flabby triceps muscles can leave you with the jiggly appearance most women loathe. The good news is that upper-arm exercises with hand weights can provide pretty quick gratification.


I have to say though that beyond looking good in whatever outfit you want to wear, having strong arms is empowering! If you regularly do upper body exercises, I guarantee you'll get a kick out of how much stronger and self-reliant you'll feel…instead of asking for help with those stubborn jars, you'll be able to open them yourself…garbage bags and laundry baskets will feel lighter…picking up your toddlers or grandchildren will feel better!


If you start today and are consistent, you can start to feel stronger and look sleeker in 4 to 6 weeks. Here are a few exercises to get you started…

*For all four moves below, choose hand weights that are heavy enough to fatigue somewhere between 12-15 repetitions. If you can do 15 reps and feel like it is easy, try something a little heavier…but don't overdo it either!)


Front Shoulder Raise: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding weights down in front of your thighs, palms facing you. Keeping your elbows slightly bent, raise your arms up in front of you until they are parallel to the floor. Don't shrug—keep shoulders relaxed and don't raise your arms above shoulder level. Lower back to starting position.


Lateral Shoulder Raise: Standing with your feet hip-width apart, hold weights at your sides this time, palms facing each other. Keeping elbows slightly bent, raise arms straight out to the sides until they are parallel to the floor. Again do not go higher than your shoulder level. Lower back to starting position.
Bicep Curl: This is a classic. With feet hip to shoulder width apart and knees bent slightly, hold a weight in each hand with your arms down by your sides, palms facing forward. Bend your elbows to lift the weights toward your shoulders, stopping when they are at chest height, palms facing your body. Slowly lower back to the starting position.


Triceps Overhead Press: Stand with feet hip-width apart (or sit in a chair). Clasp one weight with both hands. Extend your arms straight overhead, elbows close to your ears. Bend your elbows to slowly lower the weight behind you. Keep your elbows close to your ears. Contract your triceps and straighten your elbows to return to the starting position.


Body weight exercises can also be very effective:
Push Ups: Stretch out on the mat or floor, or if you are a beginner, start on your knees instead of your toes. Keep your hands under your shoulders and a little wider than shoulder-width. Bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle and lower your body, keeping your abs tight. Don't sag in the low back – keep a neutral spine.
Tricep dips: Sit on a bench, with your hands next to your thighs. Lift your butt off the seat and move your body so it's slightly in front of the seat. Keep your knees slightly bent. Bend at the elbows and lower your body several inches. Keep your shoulders relaxed and elbows pointed back. Push back up to starting position".

 

HEAL THE MOST COMMON DISEASE IN THE WORLD!

Periodontal or gum disease affects about 65 percent of teenagers and 75 percent of adults in the UK and America[1]. It is the most common disease in the world[2] and the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Rates of gum disease have soared as it is fuelled by aggressive, pro-inflammatory bacteria in the mouth that thrive on refined carbohydrates and sugary foods ie, on a processed food diet. Symptoms of peridontal disease include sore, inflamed gums, gums that tend to bleed during brushing, a receding gumline, tooth decay and tooth loss.

BEAUTY SHOT™ is designed to prevent and heal gum disease by flooding your mouth with natural, prebiotic antioxidants that nourish healthy, immunity-boosting oral bacteria and discourage the installation of harmful strains. Prebiotic antioxidants help optimize salival PH and discourage the proliferation of harmful bacteria, reduce gum inflammation and actively protect against gum disease.

Prebiotics such as the antioxidants in BEAUTY SHOT™ have been extensively studied for their health-promoting effects for many years. Prebiotics and probiotics (meaning ‘for life’) are micro-organisms shown to exert health promoting influences both on humans and animals. The main field of research has been the digestive tract and how prebiotics and probiotics can improve gut flora and boost overall immunity, however more and more research indicates that probiotics and prebiotic antioxidants offer exactly the same benefits for oral health[3].

Put simply, the presence of prebiotic antioxidants encourages the growth of beneficial, probiotic bacteria, such as Lactobacillus, in the mouth. Lactobacillus, already well known for its positive effect on gut flora, has the ability to rapidly colonize our mouth with ‘good‘ bacteria[4]that act as a defenders of our oral health.  Lactobacillus does this by preventing a wide range of undesirable, anaerobic bacteria including Streptococci[5], Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis[6], which all cause gum disease, from latching onto gum tissue and settling in.

The prebiotic antioxidants in BEAUTY SHOT™ reduce inflammation by upregulating anti-inflammatory cytokines[7]and directly enhancing specific and general immune responses.[8] [9] Prebiotic antioxidants are furthermore thought to generally protect against infection by nourishing the growth of friendly bacteria that compete with pathogenic viruses & bacteria for binding sites on epithelial cells[10][11]: ie, if there are enough friendly bacteria present, viruses find it hard to gain a foothold.

The broad spectrum polyphenols in BEAUTY SHOT™ are powerful antioxidants that act as «in-mouth gardeners» : they ‘weed-out’ harmful, anaerobic bacteria, enhance oral oxygenation and nourish beneficial, aerobic bacterial strains. The fruit polyphenols, matcha green tea catchekins, broad-spectrum carotenoids, raspberry anthocyanins and CoEnzyme Q10 in BEAUTY SHOT™ all feed beneficial gum bacteria, reduce oral inflammation, help balance salival PH and increase all-round oral immunity.

By virtue of being a drink, BEAUTY SHOT™ is first absorbed in your mouth, both through your gums and the blood vessels beneath your tounge. BEAUTY SHOT™ thus directly targets harmful bacteria in your mouth and acts to replace pro-inflammatory, disease-causing anaerobic bacteria with protective strains. BEAUTY SHOT™’s high concentration of prebiotic antioxidants, in particular polyphenols, carotenoids, Vitamin C and CoEnzyme Q10 reduces cellular inflammation and boosts gum resilience.

The high level of carotene antioxidants in BEAUTY SHOT also encourages healthy mucus membranes in the mouth, as consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes and Vitamin A is clinically proven to protect from oral cavity cancers[12]. This further boosts gum immunity.

In addition to drinking a BEAUTY SHOT every day, another more conventional (but equally effective) way to reduce your risk of gum disease is to drink plenty of pure water, eat lots of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables which supply your mouth with antioxidants in the most natural way and « clean your teeth » naturally and to brush your teeth regularly, particularly after a sugary or carbohydrate-rich meal.

Research indicates that the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease can spread very easily from the mouth to other sites in the body, causing chronic inflammation wherever they go and triggering a series of immunologic responses that can launch the initiation of metabolic syndrome and degenerative disease[13].

Simple gum diseases can thus increase your risk of all the most common degenerative diseases[14]including cancer and systemic infections[15], heart disease[16], respiratory diseases[17], diabetes and conditions in general that shorten your lifespan[18]. Looking after your mouth and gums is therefore an incredibly worthwhile health investment. BEAUTY SHOT is an easy, enjoyable way to improve oral health.



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[3] Juliette Reeves <the health benefits of oral probiotics>

[4]Logan Buck. B, Altermann, E, Svingerud Tet al: Functional Analysis of Putative Adhesion Factors in Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, Dec. 2005, p. 8344–8351

[5]Ishihara K, Miyakawa H, Hasegawa A et al: Growth inhibition of Streptococcus mutans by cellular extracts of human intestinal lactic acid bacteria. Infect Immun 1985;49:629-694

[6]Kõll P, Mändar R, Marcotte H, Leibur E, Mikelsaar M, Hammarström L. : Characterization of oral lactobacilli as potential probiotics for oral health. Oral Microbiol Immunol. 2008 Apr;23(2):139-47.

[7]Pessi, T., Sutas, Y., Hurme, M. and Isolauri, E. : Interleukin-10 generation in atopic children following oral Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. Clin Exp Allergy  2000 30, 1804–1808.

[8]Perdigon, G. and Alvarez, S. (1992) Probiotics and the immune state. In Probiotics. The Scientific Basis ed. Fuller, R. p, 146–180. London: Chapman and Hall.

[9]Ouwehand, A.C., Salminen, S. and Isolauri, E. (2002) Probiotics: an overview of beneficial effects. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 82, 279–289.

[10]DeSimone, C. : The adjuvant effect of yogurt on gamma interferon by Con-A stimulated human lymphocytes. Nutr Rep Int  1986 33, 419–433.

[11]O’Sullivan, M.G., Thornton, G., O’Sullivan, G.C. and Collins, J.K. : Probiotic bacteria: myth or reality. Trends Food Sci Technol 1992 3, 309–314.

[13]National Institute of Craniofacial Research: www.nidcr.nih.gov/HealthInformation/DiseasesAndConditions/OralSystemicHealthConnection/OralSystemic.htm

[14] Juliette Reeves: leading UK dental hygienist and nutritionist.

[15]Loos BG.: Systemic markers of inflammation in periodontitis.  J Periodontol. 2005 Nov;76(11 Suppl):2106-15.

[16]Tenenbaum HC, Lai  JY, Sheldermay A, Goldberg MB: Is there a link between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease? A report on the RCDSO Symposium, Oral Health: A Window To Systemic Disease. Feb 2 2005.

[17]Garcia  RI: Epidemiologic Associations Between Periodontal Disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Ann Periodontol 2001 :6(1) 71-77.

[18]Saito T, Shimazaki Y, Kiyohara Y, et al. The severity of periodontal disease is associated with the development of glucose intolerance in non-diabetics: the Hisayama Study. J Dent Res 2004;83:485-90.

AN APPLE A DAY...

AN APPLE A DAY...
 
Apples are a super source of natural vitamin C which helps our bodies make collagen to keep skin smooth and looking young, and copper, an essential mineral that contributes to healthy skin by helping us make melanin, the brown pigment that protects skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Just as antioxidants are essential for neutralising UV induced free-radical damage, so Melanin provides our skin with powerful natural sun protection.
 
Apples also beat multi-million selling pharmaceuticals hands down at protecting your heart. Scientists at BHF Health Promotion Research Group, Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, England compared the effects of eating one apple a day to taking statin drugs (used to lower cholesterol levels) among British adults aged 50 and up. The study participants made no other dietary or lifestyle changes and their mortality rates from heart attacks and strokes were recorded.
 
The results of the study were published in BMJ. Scientists found that eating an apple a day or taking statin drugs daily resulted in an equivalent reduction of mortality, however the Scientists also found that prescribing statin drugs to everyone over the age of fifty would result in at least 1200 additional cases of (totally avoidable) short sightedness, 200 additional cases of rhabdomyolysis (dangerous muscular degeneration), and 12,300 additional cases of diabetes p/a. The great news is that if people ate a daily apple instead of taking statin drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes, there would not be any increase in these serious conditions. 
 
It turns out there are over 900 studies proving the harmful side-effects of statin drugs do not just stop there; hundreds of reports also illustrate how statin pharmacauticals make you far more susceptible to Anemia, Pneumonia, Cancer, Cataracts, Memory loss, Altsheimers, Liver disease and general inflammation and weakening of the immune system. Statins also deplete the body's CoEnzyme Q10 reserves - and as CoQ10 is essential for the production of energy, especially in the heart, statins can also (this would be funny if it were not so tragic) increase the risk of heart attacks.
 
Apples on the other hand have ONLY really positive effects on our health, they help boost our overall immunity, protect against diabetes, support our digestive health and protect our heart.
 
..And apples really do grow on trees ;)

KISS YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL!

       Yaaay, its official : Kissing makes you more beautiful!

Here are our favourite eight reasons for puckering up...

 

1. Kissing Reduces Your Blood Pressure
Kissing relieves stress and gently dilates your blood vessels, which helps lower your blood pressure.

2. Kissing Relieve Cramps and Headaches
The blood-vessel-dilation effect described above also helps to relieve pain & lessen headaches and cramps.

3. Kissing Fights Cavities
When you kiss, saliva production increases in your mouth, and this helps to wash away plaque on your teeth that may lead to cavities. Just make sure the one you kiss has a healthy mouth, as cavity-causing bacteria can also be transmitted via a kiss if the one you’re kissing has poor oral habits.

4. Kissing Releases Your Happy Hormones
Kissing prompts your brain to release a happy elixir of feel-good chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. This isn’t only important for happiness, it also reduces stress generally and may also help to strengthen your relationship: people who kiss a lot report more satisfaction with their partner.

5. Kissing Burns Calories
Oh yes, a vigorous kiss may burn 8-16 calories. Not too shabby for a kiss : 8 more reps please :-)

6. Kissing Boosts Your Self-Esteem
One study found that men who received a passionate kiss before they left for work earned more money. This suggests the kiss makes people happier, boosts self-esteem and ultimately, productivity at work.

7. Kissing helps Confirm Your Partner’s Compatibility
A kiss can be a powerful measure of your initial attraction to a person, so much so that the majority of men and women in a survey reported that the first kiss was a decisive factor in their level of interest in a 2nd date. Women in particular place more importance on kissing as a means of checking compatibility and long-term relationship potential.” Guys, if you love her, Kiss her!!

8. Kissing Makes you more Beautiful
Last but NOT least, kissing boosts your immune system and helps reduce allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin (we Knew there was a beauty connection). Kissing also works your facial muscles: regular, vigorous kissing helps tone your neck and jawline.

...as though you needed a reason 

ENERGIE PURE & SKINERGIE Christmas Giveaway

Hooray! Our best-selling firming, antioxidant ENERGIE PURE day cream is finally back in stock!

A multifunctional superstar, rich in rejuvenating Hawaian Noni and soothing Marigold, ENERGIE PURE is the perfect, handbag-sized helper to keep you looking fresh & radiant throughout the Christmas rush!

Together with SKINERGIE antioxidant, skin perfecting beauty supplements, ENERGIE PURE feeds your skin with concentrated collagen-generating, free-radical zapping power. We are so excited by the effect of this beauty-boosting duo that in our Christmas Beauty kit we are GIVING you one of the products for free!

For details go to:

ENERGIE PURE & SKINERGIE Christmas Beauty Kit

 

SUPERCHARGE YOUR CHRISTMAS IMMUNITY (& BEAUTY) WITH LIME JUICE

A delicious way to boost your breakfast smoothie, clarify your complexion and beat the winter blues is freshly squeezed lime juice.. The Vitamin C and flavonoids in fresh lime juice offer a staggering array of health & beauty benefits, including enhanced collagen synthesis for a smoother, firmer complexion, a delicous, naturally more upbeat mood and protection from the common cold.

Other, more exciting and exotic benefits of lime juice taken from the American National Library of Medicine indicate that lime juice is not just good for preventing sailors scurvy, but that it can also cure or accelerate healing from a variety of life-threatening addictions & illnesses including:

•               Stopping Smoking: Likely the most preventable cause of death on this planet, a clinical trial comparing nicotine gum to lime juice extract found "Fresh lime can be used effectively as a smoking cessation aid."[6)

•               Preventing the common cold: the juice of a freshly squeezed lime every morning, optionally with a little freshly grated ginger and a dab of honey can reduce the severity and duration of the common cold – an even better, can prevent you from getting one in the first place. 

•               Protection against Food Poisoning: A recent study found that harmful bacteria in the raw fish dish known as ceviche, naturally containing pathogenic agents from fish, could be completely sanitized with lime juice. Both Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Salmonella enterica (two common causes of food poisoning) were reduced to below detection limits through the addition of lime extract.[2]

•               Malaria: Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, which the WHO estimates causes 219 million of illness resulting in 660,000 deaths each year. A wide range of highly toxic drugs are used to treat the disease, but a recent study found that lime juice greatly increased malarial clearance when combined with standard drug therapy.[1]   They concluded: "lime juice when used with the appropriate antimalarial may enhance malaria parasite clearance especially in those with uncomplicated malaria."

•               Disinfecting water: Lime has been found to enhance the disinfection of water, by both killing norovirus as well as Escherichia coli.[3] Lime has also been found to kill the cholera pathogen, which is believed to affect 3–5 million people and causes 100,000–130,000 deaths a year as of 2010.[4]

•               Killing pancreatic cancer: Pancreatic cancer is a notoriously difficult to treat type of cancer. Lime juice was found to induce programmed cell death in pancreatic cancer cells.[5]

·               Sickle cell anemia (SCA): According to the CDC, SCA afflicts about 95,000 Americans and is diagnosed in 1 in every 500,000 African-American births. A hereditary blood disorder, SCA is characterized by an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin molecule in red blood cells. A clinical trial on lime juice was recently found to reduce painful episodes (50.0% lime juice intervention versus 92.7% control); febrile illness (46.6% lime juice intervention versus 87.3% control) and hospital admission rate (3.4% lime juice intervention versus 34.5% control) for sickle cell anemia in children.

HOW TO HEAL ROSACEA..

Rosacea is an embarrasing skin condition typically affecting cheeks and chin area and visible as red, inflamed patches sometimes accompanied by bumpy, itchy skin. Rosacea is due to sensitive skin reacting to excess heat, cold, stress, dehydration and even excess sugar, and its treatment is notoriously difficult.

Latest research however provides hope - Lots of it. Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition and as such can be both prevented and cured by healing the actual inflammation that causes it.

The most natural way to calm the skin's inflammatory response is to work from within, by nourishing skin cells with anti-inflammatory fruits, herbs and oils. SKINERGIE contains a synergy of super-anti-inflammatory fruits & herbs along with concentrated, long chain Omega 3 oils, and has been shown in consumer trials to heal rosacea in just a few weeks. SKINERGIE energises all layers of your skin to stimulate collagen synthesis, protect against dehydration, boost skin immunity and help you wave goodbye to irritation & rosacea. What is more, by reducing inflammationthroughout your body, SKINERGIE also effectively helps to reduce visceral inflammation and slim your waist.

Now on special offer : receive a free 50ml BONNE FEE perfecting mask with every SKINERGIE purchase.

BONNE FEE contains pure extracts of mango, jojoba, soy protein, avocado and vitamin E, and complements the effect of SKINERGIE by smoothing and calming your complexion from the outside. Bonne Fee is a fragrant, versatile, skin-perfecting mask that stimulates collagen synthesis and noticeably firms facial contours after 2 weeks of regular use. Leaves skin hydrated and illuminated.

BUY SKINERGIE with BONNE FEE HERE- and enjoy your Winter beauty!

 

PRE-CHRISTMAS BEAUTY COCKTAILS ARE ON US!!

To get you into the Christmas Spirit we have prepared some amazing, smoothing, collagen-boosting beauty cocktails for you: Combining BONNE FEE 50ml perfecting facial mask with SKINERGIE firming, re-densifying Weekend supplement kit, these INSIDE-OUT Beauty cocktails are designed to make you even more gorgeous and radiant from both Inside and Out! Worth a staggering €52.50, we are giving these gorgeous gifts completely free of charge with every purchase placed on danieledewinter.com until Midnight Monday 24th November. Enjoy and get yours now. Cheers!

BONNE FEE perfecting leave-in mask is ideal for smoothing and reviving dry and tired skin. With pure extracts of mango, jojoba, soy protein, avocado and vitamin E, BONNE FEE refreshes and efficiently smoothes your complexion in 10 minutes flat! Bonne Fee is a fragrant, versatile, multi-functional anti-aging mask that stimulates collagen synthesis and noticeably firms facial contours after 2 weeks of regular use. Leaves skin hydrated and illuminated.

SKINERGIE deeply nourishes and smooths even the driest most sensitive skins. Its unique synergy of Omega 3, enzymes, proteins and antioxidants also increases energy levels, helps protect your eyesight, improve your memory, lift your mood, naturally slim your waist (by reducing visceral inflammation), lubricate your joints, support the health of your heart – and measurably speed up your reaction times. Above all, in Winter, SKINERGIE actively protects skin against inflammatory conditions such as eczema and rosacea, helping you stay smooth and beautiful Inside and Out.

Yours FREE with every purchase until Midnight on Monday November 24th!

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EXPLAINING INSIDEOUT BEAUTY

The DANIELE de WINTER System is based on Nobel Prize winning medical discoveries on the true origin of cellular aging, and works to resolve the actual causes of premature aging on a cellular level.

BACKGROUND: THE PROCESS OF SKIN AGING

As the causes of skin aging are both external (UV, pollution) and internal (poor diet, stress, lack of sleep) it makes sense that the most effective beauty solution must also work from Inside and Out.

Acne, rosacea, collagen glycation, loss of skin tone and all the signs of skin aging display the same symptom: chronically inflamed cells. Chronic cellular inflammation is the precursor of wrinkles and thinning skin as well as of weight gain around the waist, loss of muscle tone, fading eyesight and memory loss. Even people affected by diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Altsheimers, depression and osteoporosis etc. all suffer from chronic cellular inflammation – which truly seems to be the universal marker of aging cells.

So what causes cellular inflammation - and what can we do about it?

THE TRIGGERS OF CELLULAR INFLAMMATION

The DANIELE de WINTER Expert Team have identified 3 key triggers of cellular inflammation and premature cellular aging:

  1. The Ratio between long chain EPA & DHA Omega 3 versus AA Omega 6 fatty acids in your body.
  2. Your consumption of natural antioxidants in relation to your exposure to free radicals.
  3. Your blood sugar levels.

Today all three of these ratios have shifted away from the levels required for optimum health.

Hundreds of years ago, the animals we ate all lived outdoors, fed on grass and leaves (or ate other animals that fed on grass and leaves) and naturally produced long-chain Omega 3 EPA & DHA. When we ate these animals or their eggs, the Omega 3 was absorbed by our cells.

Our Omega 6 consumption was limited to nuts and seeds: 100% unrefined and packaged with protein, minerals and fibre. Mass produced cereals, corn and soya did not exist.

When we ate sugar, it was in the form of whole fruits, full of antioxidants and fibre.

Today the picture could not be more different:

Our animals are farm-raised and apart from cold-water fish, no longer produce any Omega 3 whatsoever.

At the same time, our consumption of Omega 6 has skyrocketed, with refined vegetable oils being the world’s principal source of fat.

Our consumption of refined grains and sugar has also skyrocketed whereas our intake of natural antioxidants has shriveled. In the simplest terms, this nutritional imbalance naturally leads to chronic cellular inflammation – both in our body, and more visibly, in our skin.

THE CURE

By dramatically increasing the intake of long-chain Omega 3 and of natural Antioxidants, you rebalance the activity of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory agents in the body (and skin), leading to a direct and 100% natural reduction of cellular inflammation. Once inflammation is resolved, it creates the environment for cellular renewal. This cellular renewal is noticeable through improved wellbeing and energy levels, and is visible through firmer, more elastic skin and a clearer, more luminous complexion.

Other benefits of reduced cellular inflammation include:

  • A slimmer waist
  • Faster reaction times
  • A clearer head
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduction or elimination of joint pain
  • Reduction or elimination of varicose veins
  • Enhanced mood & happiness levels

THE DANIELE de WINTER INSIDEOUT BEAUTY SYSTEM

The DANIELE de WINTER ‘deW’ INSIDEOUT Beauty System combines high antioxidant botanical skincare with 100% natural beauty drinks and beauty supplements supported by a blood-sugar optimizing nutritional plan to optimize tissue regeneration from both INSIDE and OUT.

The deW INSIDEOUT beauty System consists of 3 parts:

1.      HEALING SKINCARE SUPPORTED BY SPA TREATMENTS

To improveskin oxygenation & energy, optimize hydration and powerfully protect skin from free radical damage.

2.      SUPER NUTRACEUTICALS

To calm cellular inflammation in both skin and body from within, boost collagen synthesis, powerfully enhance the elasticity of connective tissue and nourish your cells with the most powerful antioxidants, minerals, enzymes & proteins in nature.

3.      GOURMET BEAUTY FOOD

To optimize energy and blood sugar levels and protect the body from cellular inflammation before it begins.

KEY INGREDIENTS

Key ingredients of the DANIELE de WINTER INSIDEOUT Beauty System are:

In deW SKINCARE

  • Pure, highly bioavailable antioxidants, enzymes & peptides to enhance skin density
  • Botanical oils & Hyaluronic acid to optimize skin hydration & smoothness

In SKINERGIE Supplements

  • Therapeutic does of Omega 3 fish oils,
  • Marine collagen, glucosamine, minerals & hyaluronic acid, plus the most powerful fat soluble antioxidants in nature.

In BEAUTY SHOT Drinks

  • Marine Collagen and multiple super-fruits including:
  • Maqui, Blueberry, Acerola, Matcha green tea, Raspberry, African Mango, Curcumin, Baobab & Acai and many more in a delicious, soluble blend that nourishes healthy gut bacteria and helps clarify & illuminate skin from within.

The ingredients in BEAUTY SHOT are naturally very rich in multiple polyphenol and carotenoid antioxidants, used by your body to heal injury, rebuild connective tissue, boost immunity, energize cells and visibly smooth the complexion.

In addition - drinking a BEAUTY SHOT before a meal triggers two mechanisms that protect against weight gain and diabetes. First, BEAUTY SHOT naturally slows down the release of sugar into the bloodstream, leading to a slower, steadier rise in blood sugar, and second BEAUTY SHOT increases the insulin sensitivity of cells, helping to send circulating blood sugar directly to your muscles instead of expanding your waistline.

THE INSIDEOUT BEAUTY SYSTEM FOR YOU

 The ideal “starter” INSIDEOUT beauty System kit to rebalance dry, older or super-sensitive skin and see how the products work yourself is:

From Inside

1 SKINERGIE supplement box @ 28 days

1 BEAUTY SHOT drink box @ 28 days

Skincare – for sensitive skin

ENERGIE PURE day cream @ 50ml

Plus PETALES D’EAU hydrating mask @ 100ml

Skincare – for dry skin

CLAIR DE LUNE night cream @ 50ml

Plus BONNE FEE smoothing mask @ 100ml

Expect to see a clearer, smoother, more luminous complexion and powerfully enhanced wellbeing and energy levels within 3 weeks, with optimum effects usually achieved after 3 months.

With warmest regards from Monaco,

 

Daniele de Winter

BYE BYE ROSACEA

If you suffer from rosacea, extra-dry or super-sensitive skin in Winter, we have some really good news for you: You can soften, restore & replenish your complexion in just 3 to 4 weeks with SKINERGIE.
 
All of the above conditions are symptoms of inflamed skin cells, usually due to a combination of cold weather x central heating, an insufficiency of fresh antioxidants in your diet and an imbalance of oils in your skin sebum. 
 
As a 100% natural, super, super anti-inflammatory & super-antioxidant blend, SKINERGIE beautifully rebalances your sebum from inside, heals inflammation and energises all layers of your skin to stimulate collagen synthesis, boost skin immunity and help you wave goodbye to dryness, irritation & rosacea.  Oh yes, by actively reducing inflammation all over your body, SKINERGIE also helps to slim your waist.  Enjoy your beauty!

TOP THREE TIPS FOR STAYING COLD-FREE ALL WINTER

Wouldn't it be lovely to enjoy the entire winter season cold and flu free…?

You can do it! Here's how:

Our first tip is a super-powerful antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal agent that is more effective than the best cold medicine on the market and will kill a wide variety of the bacteria and viruses that cause colds and flu outright.

It is.. raw garlic. Yes, the aura it leaves you is not sexy, but the allicin in fresh, raw garlic converts to sulfenic acid when digested, and sulfenic acid destroys harmful free radicals faster than any compound known to man.  Pretty cool for a little spice. How to get yours? Grate two cloves of raw garlic over your food immediately before eating. If you follow it with green salad & fresh herbs (think basil, parsley or coriander) or fresh fruit and brush your teeth afterwards the 'aura' almost disappears..

Indulge in a Tsp of Royal Jelly a day, the life elixir that bees use to feed their beautiful queen. We know you should steal to much of this amazing stuff from the bees, but a flat teaspoon daily from Oct to Dec (for 3 months) can dramatically boost your immune system. Royal Jelly is concentrated in highly bioavailable vitamins and minerals and contains thousands of immune stimulating compounds that help keep you fighting fit.

Get your Vitamin D: Whenever the sun shines, get out there. Natural Vitamin D synthesised on your skin in sunshine can more than halve your risk of catching a cold – and protect us from SAD. When its dark and grey, take a Vitamin D3 supplement instead. Look for a formulation that partners Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2, as K2 is Vitamin D's natural partner and protects us from Vitamin D toxicity if we ever take too much.

..and have an amazingly beautiful Winter!

THE MINERAL OF LIFE

Therre is one little mineral that has so many life-enhancing health and beauty benefits we have completely fallen in love with it : Zinc!

Zinc is incredibly helpful at boosting your immunity against colds but does much, much more. Check out the reasons for our latest infatuation below.

What does Zinc do :

Zinc improves so many aspects of your health it is staggering. Here are some key ones :

Skin Beauty : Ok, this is definitely not the most important benefit – but as INSIDE OUT Beauty is our mission we thought we would mention it first : zinc is a super antioxidant, essential for skin regeneration, clarity, immunity and a smooth, young complexion.

Immunity: Our immune system needs adequate zinc levels as low zinc causes a direct and rapid decline in T cell function. T cells elevate the body’s immune system when viruses, bacteria, or challenges to health arise. Older people are at greatest risk of zinc deficiency and it is lively that our need for zinc may increase with age.

Happiness and stress relief : Adequate zinc levels reduce our risk of both stress and depression by protecting against inflammation and supporting healthy hormone production which is key to a stable and happy mood. In women, estrogen is involved in serotonin production—the neurotransmitter that makes people feel good. Zinc supplementation helps optimize the balance between estrogen and progesterone in our bodies and can actually increase the density of serotonin receptors in the brain, making it that much easier for us to feel gooood.

Anti-aging : Zinc supports hormone production, which is absolutely key for staying « young ». It is involved in protein synthesis and required for muscular growth, healthy bone metabolism and proper function of red and white blood cells. Zinc is also essential for the regeneration of our eyes and brain and helps keep prevent the degeneration associated with age. 

Athletic performance Adequate zinc levels boost physical performance and energy levels. Having zinc readily available supports the production of the three most important anabolic hormones : testosterone, growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1): Having enough zinc will give you more energy and improve your metabolism.

Fertility : Zinc deficiency lowers libido and can make both men and women infertile. Women on the birth control pill or on HRT are at great risk of deficiency as both interfere with zinc absorption, so if this applies to you, check your levels. In women, zinc is involved in the growth process of eggs and critically in regulating the production of hormones estrogen, progesterone and dopamine. If a women is zinc deficient, her egg will not mature properly and ovulation will be impeded, causing infertility.

Brain Function : Zinc plays an essential role in nerve function and helps maintain brain structure and health. It is essential for the metabolism of melatonin, which regulates sleep and dopamine production. Zinc furthermore neutralizes free radicals that cause inflammation and is very effective at detoxifying heavy metals from the brain. As inflammation, toxins and heavy metals in brain cells all increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Zinc actively helps keep our brains clear and young.

Smart, Happy Children : The higher the zinc levels of pregnant women both during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, the better the cognitive and spatial development and memory of their children. Adequate zinc levels are directly linked to a reduced risk of ADHD with a promising study of 400 children with ADHD finding that supplementing with just 150 mg of zinc sulfate / day improved impaired social behavior and made the children less hyperactive. Children with a higher body mass index and lower fatty acid levels - ie with greater levels of inflammation in their bodies showed the most dramatic improvements following zinc supplementation.

Prostate Health (for the man in your life) : Male prostate tissue requires TEN times more zinc than other cells in the body to stay healthy, so assuring adequate zinc levels in the prostate can protect it from damage, inflammation, and cancer. Once prostate cells have become cancerous, their ability to accumulate zinc becomes compromised, making it all the more important for your man to take quality zinc supplements if he is at risk. The research also suggests that zinc can similarily help protect against ovarian, breast, and colorectal cancer as well.

Improved Cardiovascular Health : Zinc supports cardiovascular health. Low zinc leads to cholesterol buildup and inflammation, increasing your risk of heart disease. Studies show that poor zinc levels can amplify the negative cardiovascular effects of a high-fat, refined-carbohydrate diet, whereas an adequate zinc intake will have a protective effect and inhibit the progression of heart disease.

Protection against Diabetes : Zinc is needed for the healthy function of most hormones, including insulin. Adequate zinc plays at least three critical roles in insulin health :

1) First, zinc binds to insulin so that insulin is adequately stored in the pancreas and released when glucose enters the blood stream.

2) Second, zinc helps produce the enzymes necessary for causing insulin to bind to cells so that glucose can enter and be used as fuel. The process of insulin binding to the cell is what is referred to as “insulin sensitivity” and means that the cell is receptive to insulin. Once insulin binds to the cell, it “opens the door” so that the glucose can enter. If a cell is resistant to insulin, glucose will stay in the blood stream, cause high blood sugar and ultimately fat gain. When zinc concentration falls, there is a reduction in insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity, which if persistent, will lead to diabetes.

3) Third, zinc has a super anti-inflammatory effect by helping remove inflammatory markers such as C-reactive proteins. As inflammation of cells reduces their ability to bind insulin, zinc helps maintain healthy insulin sensitivity.

What is zinc and where do we find it ?

Zinc is a natural mineral found in the food we eat. The best sources of zinc are meat and seafood, in particular oysters and mussels -such as the freeze-dried Green Lipped Mussels in deW SKINERGIE. Dairy is also a source followed by whole grains and legumes, however because the zinc in legumes & grains is bound to phytates it is inaccessible and cannot be absorbed. This puts Vegetarians and Vegans at greatest risk of deficiency.

Zinc deficiency is staggeringly widespread in the U.S. UK and Europe, basically anywhere where the population eats large amounts of cereal and grains. Low zinc levels cause cravings for both saltier and sweeter food as well as diarrhea, infertility, slow wound healing & poor immunity, a bad memory, inability to focus, ADD symptoms, nerve dysfunction, ringing in the ears and just general tiredness and fatigue. 

PS. One daily sachet of deW SKINERGIE smoothing supplements provides 500mg of freeze dried Green Lipped Mussel, an excellent natural source of zinc.

How To Test your Zinc Levels

As you can also have too much of a good thing, and taking too much zinc can actually lower your immune levels, perform a zinc test starting to pop pills (NB you can only get too much from isolated zinc sulphate pills, never from whole-food supplements such as the green lipped mussel in deW SKINERGIE ). Once you start taking zinc, your levels will rise so you should do another test eight weeks later to ensure optimal levels over the longer term.

The simplest way to test for zinc is a taste test : Get a bottle of zinc sulfate, pour about one teaspoon into a cup and sip it, holding it in the mouth. If it tastes just like water, you are very zinc deficient. If it tastes slightly metallic, you are moderately zinc deficient. If it tastes very metallic and quite disgusting, your levels are probably adequate. This test is subject to individual taste perception and it is not 100 percent valid, but it is a good place to start.

For a more accurate measure, do a blood test.

YACHT IN THE CITY

As the weather gets colder and we all start thinking about Woolies and Winter, our skin needs extra Omegas, extra Antioxidants and extra-bioavailable Hyaluronic acid and Collagen to retain its Summer moisture, clarity and glow. 

Introducing our super convenient INSIDEOUT Autumn Beauty Kit. Adapted from the bestselling deW yacht beauty kit, our INSIDEOUT Autumn Beauty Kit contains 6 of our most popular products in super-convenient yacht sizes to smooth, clarify and protect your skin  - offering a huge saving over these products purchased individually. 

Each INSIDEOUT Autumn Beauty Kit comes with a beautiful silver ostrich pouch and contains:

SKINERGIE smoothing, protective supplements - 3 days

BEAUTY SHOT protective antioxidant drink- 3 days

ENERGIE PURE firming botanical moisturiser 30ml

BONNE FEE smoothing mask 50ml

BRUME DU MATIN antioxidant facial spritz 50ml

DOUCEURS DE PETALS botanical, antioxidant cleanser 50ml

 

NEW CLAIR DE LUNE YACHT BEAUTY

Fits into your Fendi, glides inside your Gucci and helps you look gloriously refreshed when you wake: introducing our brand new CLAIR DE LUNE 30ml yacht size regenerating night cream.

Born in a sleek, super-yacht inspired shape and designed to fit into your teeniest sparkling clutch, CLAIR DE LUNE is our favourite beauty booster for the party gal  determined to look fabulous the next morning, no matter what! 

Formulated with loving care and pure, botanical ingredients, CLAIR DE LUNE by DANIELE de WINTER Monaco is rich in Soya proteins to smooth, rebuild and hydrate skin, Green tea to protect against oxidative stress and turbo-charge skin recovery overnight, Organic macadamia nut to regenerate skin cells and protect against dehydration as well as antioxidant elderflower, smoothing shea butter, plumping hyaluronic acid, perfecting wildflower honey, replenishing coconut oil and other beautiful botanicals..

Apply a thin layer to perfectly cleansed face (including eye-area), neck and decolleté before bedtime and look forward to waking up with a visibly smoothed and refreshed complexion.

Totally FREE from parabens, petroleum extracts, SLS, synthetic colours or fragrances. Suitable for normal to dry as well as very sensitive skin.

PS. For Extra hydration and a wonderful energy boost the next morning, add a slim, one-dose sachet of BEAUTY SHOT to your evening kit: revitalizes complexion and energizes instantly. Have fun!

BACK-TO-WORK BEAUTY

It is September 1st and we imagine you are asking the same question we are: where did the Summer go…?

To ease the transition back to reality, here are a few "back-to-work" beauty tips to keep you sun-kissed and luminous a while longer: 

1.            Feed your beauty: people who eat  a lot of raw, antioxidant-and-fibre–rich fruits vegetables have noticeably clearer, more radiant skin than those who eat more sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed fats. Particularly if you have been in the sun, enjoying fresh fruits & berries really helps to regenerate your skin from the inside-out.

2.            Get your beauty oils: conventional wisdom about a low-fat diet being healthy has been totally turned on its head, and now experts recommend that to lose weight (unbelievable, we know) stay slim and boost your health you should increase your intake of Omega 3 fish oils & fatty fish, (raw, un-roasted) nuts, avocados, soft boiled egg-yolks and cold-pressed, extra-virgin vegetable oils (for drizzling cold on food - Coconut oil is the best for cooking followed by organic butter). By boosting your healthy fat intake this way, you encourage your muscles to burn more energy and replenish skin sebum levels from the inside-out: leading to smoother, moister skin and less wrinkles. 

3.            Aim to get 30 mins of exercise at least 4 days a week: A brisk morning walk or 30-mins weights at lunch will boost skin oxygenation and keep your complexion visibly more radiant.

4.            Enjoy in beauty sleep: the only guaranteed way to wipe years off your face that does not cost a cent: Our skin and body truly DO regenerate while we sleep, so cleanse, apply an antioxidant rich moisturiser and snuggle under that duvet well before midnight to awake looking like a dream!

5.            Finally, feel really, really good about yourself and "dress for success" : Fresh from holiday you are bright, toned and irresistible – and believe it or not, the better you feel, the more beautiful your skin will be… so use it girl!!

 

 

IS THIS THE MOST ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FRUIT IN THE WORLD?

INTRODUCING THE MAQUI BERRY

As the story goes, the hunters of Patagonia were among the fiercest and strongest in the world, undefeated and independent despite waves of invasion attempts: these hunters credited their superhuman strength and stamina to a small, local berry : the Maqui.

Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) is an intensely purple berry that grows wild throughout large areas of Patagonia in southern Chile.

Maqui berries are true superfruits : The harsh climate of Patagonia is credited with increasing their anthocyanin level to super-normal levels : Macqui’s ORAC score is 319,265 uMol TE per 100g. In earth talk that means Maqui is considered to be the highest antioxidant fruit on the planet!

Maqui berries taste delicious, they are sweet and bursting with flavor; What however makes them so special is their uniquely high level of particluar antioxidants called delphinidins (also found in much lower concentrations in blueberries and acai berries). Delphinidins have exceptional anti-inflammatory abilities which according to independent studies make them as effective at reducing cellular inflammation as leading pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories - but without any of the negative side effects.

Silent inflammation in our bodies is today believed to be the principal cause of premature aging and chronic disease : eating or drinking Maqui every day can therefore be a helpful ally in reducing inflammation and delaying the signs of premature aging.

For anyone fighting high blood sugar, it is also worth knowing that eating maqui berries or drinking maqui juice improves insulin sensitivity and helps stabilize blood sugar levels : eating maqui before, with or straight after a high carbohydrate meal is clinically proven to help to control blood sugar levels, keep you satisfied for longer and help prevent weight gain[i].

Through their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory abilities, Maqui berries also protects the skin from inflammation and free radical damage and promote a clear, smooth complexion... 

Each DANIELE de WINTER BEAUTY SHOT contains a therapeutic dose of concentrated Maqui Berry Extract – now in our special, 100% INSIDE OUT Beauty Summer offer.

AVOID BREAST CANCER WITH RASPBERRIES AND A TAN

Sound crazy ? Actually, its not.

Having heard on Sky News this morning that breast cancer survival rates in the UK are significantly worse than anywhere else in Europe inspired us to write about two easy lifestyle tips to dramatically lower your risk of breast (or any other) cancer. Both are based on in-depth research and multiple clinical trials:

It is very simple really: a) Eat Raspberries & Curcumin and b) enjoy the sun!

Both Raspberries and Curcumin are proven to protect against cancer – and both are present in meaningful doses (of course..) in deW BEAUTY SHOT in one easy, highly bioavailable sachet.

RASPBERRIES

Raspberries are among Mother Nature’s most delicous superfruits. A great source of Vitamin C and Manganese, (important for strong bones and healthy blood sugar) raspberries are also very rich in multiple polyphenol and other antioxidants including anthocyanins, flavonoids, tannins and hydroxybenzoic acids that all have a very protective, anti-inflammatory effect on our body1. Raspberries (and strawberries) also contain a special type of antioxidant called ellagic acid, which has the ability to reduce the size of cancers. According to research carried out at the Hollings Cancer Institute, ellagic acid sends signals to cancer cells that program these to dieii. Raspberries are also associated with protecting the DNA of healthy cells and reducing the risk of any mutations3.

CURCUMIN

Curcumin’s ability to stop and even reverse the progression of cancer has been demonstrated in multiple clinical trials and hundreds of studies, in some cases substantially reducing the size of tumors without any negative side effects. These studies have shown that Curcumin turns on natural apoptotic (cell suicide) switches in cancer cells. Curcumin also reduces the activity of inflammatory prostaglandins known to promote cancer cell growth. A Chinese study showed that Curcumin was able to induce apoptosis within triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells. TNBC is a type of cancer that defies conventional chemotherapy and radiation[1].

BENEFITS OF THE SUN

In addition, Enjoy at least 30 mins of sunshine all over your body every day WITHOUT sunscreen - just wear antioxidant moisturizer. According to over 200 epidemiological studies, the Vitamin D produced on your skin in the sun has a protective effect against breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and (believe it or not) even skin cancer. Some researchers believe that up to 90% of breast cancers are due to Vitamin D deficiency, as healthy levels of Vitamin D have been shown to interfere with breast cancer cell’s ability to grow. Regular, moderate sun exposure is your very best source.

Moderate sun on your skin every day also brings a bunch of other health benefits such as boosting your immunity, lowering your risk of heart attacks (by a whopping 70%) and helping you stay slim. When there is no sun (ie 9 months of the year in the UK), take a daily Vitamin D3 supplement or lie under a ‘safe’ tanning bed once a week.

Stay healthy & stay beautiful !

 

FOR SMOOTH, DEWY SKIN ALL SUMMER

Keep your skin enviably smooth all Summer long with the following simple beauty tips:
 
If you are in the City, apply a generous layer of botanical, antioxidant moisturiser all over your face, neck & décolleté before applying SPF foundation. This base layer of antioxidants mops up free radicals caused by both pollution and UV exposure and prevents them damaging skin cells.
 
If you are on holiday, do the same; apply a generous layer of botanical, antioxidant-rich moisturiser all over your face, neck & décolleté before applying SPF in order to prevent any free radicals that get through from harming the skin. Make sure to re-apply your sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours.
 
Drink at least 2L of pure spring water throughout the day to hydrate your body from within and avoid all sodas, which weaken both teeth and bones. Try to steer clear of fried foods and enjoy fresh, raw fruits & salads instead. Adding a collagen & antioxidant-rich BEAUTY SHOT to your daily routine is a great way to boost skin hydration and antioxidant protection from within.
 
Finally, make sure to slather botanical, antioxidant loaded moisturizer all over your body after your bath or shower the moment you get back from the beach - just pat your skin dry first. This will lock in moisture and help your skin to regenerate overnight.
 
 
- its called "dewy" skin for a reason..

 

INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: BAOBAB

THE SUB-SAHARAN SUPERFRUIT

Baobab, one of the key ingredients in DANIELE de WINTER's BEAUTY SHOT firming, antioxidant beauty drink is a sub-Saharan melon-like fruit that has been used by Africans to enhance health and beauty for centuries.

Baobab pulp is a superb source of dietary fibre, both soluble and insoluble. Baobab consists to 50% of dietary fiber, of which 75% is soluble dietary fiber and 25% is insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber feeds beneficial gut flora and can help reduce blood cholesterol and glucose levels.  Insoluble fiber is ‘calorie-free’ bulk that supports digestive processes, helps reduce your calorie intake and keeps you feeling full for longer.

Baobab contains twice as much calcium as a glass of milk (with none of the lactose), more magnesium than goji berries, more iron than a steak (without any of the hormones or saturated fat) and six times the potassium of a banana.

Baobab’s unique synergy of minerals and antioxidants is associated with increased energy, better endurance, enhanced recovery after exercise and a stronger immune system. Its bioavailable calcium content also makes Baobab very helpful for maintaining the strength and density of your bones and the PH balance of your blood. Your ideal blood PH is 7.4, ie slightly alkaline.

Maintaining an optimum 7.4 blood PH is important for a strong immune systemi, as any acidity will decrease your body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, reduce the ability of your cells to release energy and interfere with your ability to repair damaged cells. Acidity in your system also limit your ability to detoxify heavy metals and provides an environment which allows tumor cells to thrive – making you more susceptible to fatigue and illness.

Calcium is our body’s principal tool for maintaining the alkalinity of our blood. If we eat refined carbohydrates and processed foods, our need for Calcium and to a lesser extent for potassium and magnesium goes up, as sugar & processed foods are very acid-forming. If we do not eat enough calcium and other natural minerals to reduce this imbalance, our body takes calcium from our bones, contributing to osteoporosis. The Calcium in baobab is highly bioavailable, making Baobab a fruit of choice for anyone concerned about protecting their calcium levels.

Lastly, baobab contains a wealth of other Phytonutrients, Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals. The ORAC (antioxidant ability) of Baobab is 1400 per gram!ii ie Boabab contains three times as many antioxidants as blueberries and six times the Vitamin C of an orange!

Studies at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University suggest that consuming fruits and vegetables with a high-ORAC value may help slow the aging process in both body and brain. Eating plenty of foods with a high-ORAC activity, such as baobab, maqui, raspberry and acai (all of which are found in BEAUTY SHOT) has the power to reduce risk of both cancer and heart diseaseiii. Recent research also indicates that diminished brain function associated with aging and disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases may be due to low antioxidant levels, and that maintaining these levels through natural, antioxidant-rich foods is a safe strategy for reducing vulnerability to these diseases.

REFERENCES

i http://altered-states.net/barry/update178/

iihttp://limitlessgood.com/pages/why-do-other-fruits-envy-the-baobab-fruit

iiihttp://www.ars.usda.gov/is/ar/archive/feb99/aging0299.htm?pf=1

 

 

MOSQUITO REPELLENT OILS

BOTANICAL OILS TO KEEP THE BUGS AWAY

If you are one of those people who always ends up getting bitten to pieces at BBQ's while your friends escape virtually unscathed, read on… 

There are several natural essential oils with powerful mosquito repellent properties that can help turn you from bug candy into someone who can actually enjoy his or her evening. 

Some good mosquito repellent oils are : Lemon Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Thyme, Cypress, Clove, Lavender, Peppermint, Basil, Rosewood, Geranium & Lemon.

You can buy a couple of these essential oils yourself and dilute them (at max 5% essential oil to 95% vegetable oil) with neem, grape seed, almond  etc oil for a simple homemade protector, or you can use one of the three luxurious, 100% botanical DANIELE de WINTER  body oils to keep mosquitos at bay:

1. FRAICHEUR DU VERGER warming, toning, ache-relieving body oil with Lemon Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Thyme.

2. FLEURS NOCTURNES fragrant relaxing body oil with Rosewood, Geranium and Lavender.

2. CONTOURS DE LIANE slimming, firming, perfecting body oil with Lemongrass, Cypress and Rosemary.

All three of our body oils are 100% botanical and contain only the highest quality vegetable, nut & seed oils. All three are formulated to keep the bugs away while respectively toning, relaxing or stimulating subcutaneous fat metabolism. All three are also great for replenishing sebum levels and helping relieve dryness and fine lines after a day under the sun.

One pump of oil rubbed between your hands and smoothed over hair in the morning also protects your locks from 'beach burn' due too much sea & sun…

Right now, for every purchase of 200ml body oil we are giving away 50ml SOIE FLUIDE silky, lemon and coconut body lotion as a free gift: Beautifully botanical and rich in antioxidants, SOIE FLUIDE can be applied beneath sunscreen to give your skin added moisture with integrated antioxidant protection.

For product details, click here

HOW TO LOVE THE SUN

There is a lot of controversy about the sun: should we love it or avoid it. Here is the lowdown:

SUNSHINE, SUNSCREEN, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Freshly applied sunscreen absorbs UVA & UVB rays, reducing the number of free radicals formed in the skin. Re-applying frequently is important, as UV filters that have been in the sun for several hours tend to decompose and turn into free radicals themselves. You can protect yourself from this by reapplying regularly and always using sunscreen rich in antioxidants.

By blocking UV rays, sunscreen also prevents Vitamin D from being synthesised in your skin. Regular use of sunscreen and always covering up in the sun are linked to Vitamin D deficiency.

The most natutral way to boost your Vitamin D levels is to expose bare (moisturized, but sunscreen-free) skin to the sun. Vitamin D is a super-important Vitamin that influences nearly 3,000 genes, powerfully supports hormonal function, boosts your immunity and literally halves your risk of catching a cold. According to a study on over 10,000 individuals, correcting a Vitamin D deficiency can cut your risk of dying in half.

Allowing your children to play in the sun without sunscreen (with, temperature permitting, as much of their face, arms and legs exposed as possible) strengthens their teeth: Researchers found that children with severe caries had significantly lower vitamin D levels than cavity-free children. Vitamin D also strengthens your bones and protects from osteoporosis.


Even better, Vitamin D also protects from many forms of cancer: According to over 200 epidemiological studies, Vitamin D has a protective effect against pancreatic, lung, ovarian, breast, prostate and (believe it or not) skin cancer. Some researchers believe that up to 90% of breast cancers are due to Vitamin D deficiency, as healthy levels of Vitamin D have been shown to interfere with breast cancer cell’s ability to grow. Regular, moderate sun exposure has been shown in a global study to actually reduce your risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer: Outdoor workers who are regularly in the sun have far fewer cases of melanoma than people who work indoors – so slathering on sunscreen which interferes with Vitamin D synthesis every time you are in the sun could inadvertently actually increase your melanoma risk.
Good levels of Vitamin D are crucial for pregnant women and their babies, lowering the risk of premature birth, low birth weight and C-section. Enough Vitamin D in a mother also boosts her baby’s immunity. Sadly, 80 percent of pregnant women worldwide have inadequate vitamin D levels.

So how do we optimize our Vitamin D levels?

Get some sun between 10am and 2pm when UVB rays are strongest: this is the best and safest time. During this time you need the shortest exposure time to produce Vitamin D because the (Vitamin D synthesising) UVB rays are most intense when the sun is high. When the sun goes down toward the horizon, UVB is filtered out much more than the dangerous UVA. 
In terms of length of exposure, you only need enough sun to have your skin turn the lightest shade of pink. Once you reach this point your body will not produce any more Vitamin D in this sun ‘session’ and any additional sun exposure will simply cause harm and damage to your skin. The ideal time in the sun may therefore only be a few minutes if you have very pale skin. Such ‘therapeutic’ doses of sunshine also stimulate collagen synthesis & cellular renewal and can help heal skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. The darker your skin, the more time in the sun you need to optimize your vitamin D production. 
If you are terrified of wrinkles, feel free to protect your face with a wide brimmed hat and antioxidant moisturizer – but expose your body, in particular your tummy to the sun for a "therapeutic dose" every day if possible. Beneficial gut bacteria love sunshine and more Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin of our tummies than anywhere else in the body. You can reduce the risk of any sun damage to your skin by following the 'pink skin rule' drinking a daily BEAUTY SHOT, eating lots of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables and making sure to keep up your natural Omega 3 & 6 levels - which help replenish skin sebum.

It takes up to 48 hours for the fat-based Vitamin D3 produced in your skin to be absorbed into your blood and actually raise serum Vitamin D levels. So make very, very sure to avoid washing your skin with soap for 48 hours after sun exposure if you want your actual Vitamin D levels to improve. It seems the world keeps itself too clean - Crazy but true.


According to specialists, your target Vitamin D3 serum level is 50-70 ng/ml.

In addition to raising our Vitamin D levels, regular sun exposure produces nitric oxide in our skin which makes our blood vessels more elastic, lowers high blood pressure and powerfully protects from heart attacks and strokes. Several independent studies show that regular, moderate sun exposure can slash your risk of a heart attack by a staggering 70%.

Natural sunshine also helps reduce pain, protects against depression and stimulates subcutaneous fat metabolism to help us stay slim.

Have a beautiful Summer !

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Sources :

(http://www.nbcnews.com/id/28796417/ns/health-skin_and_beauty/t/does-sunscreen-save-skin-or-damage-it/#.U-dQlFY8Bg3)


(http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/06/16/sun-can-protect-you-against-skin-cancer.aspx)


http://www.greenmedinfo.com

 

GREEN IS BEAUTIFUL

Now that Spring has truly arrived, it is the best time to begin adding 'home grown' chives, parsley, basil and coriander to your food on a daily basis.

All green herbs & vegetables, especially homegrown or organic ones are a superb source of essential minerals such as Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Managnese and Copper. Magnesium and Calcium in particular are 'super-minerals' that are key for energy metabolism, healthy blood pressure and strong teeth & bones. Home-grown herbs are like super-men among vegetables, super-rich in minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants such as Flavonoids, Carotenes and Chlorophyll, a mega-antioxidant that increases cellular oxygenation, replenishes red blood cells and helps our body to detoxify and eliminate the plethora of harmful chemicals we come into contact with in today's environment.

Organic and home-grown herbs (avoid non-organic as they are covered in dangerous herbicides & pesticides) contain more iron than red meat, more Vitamin C than oranges, more Vitamin K1 than....anything, a great supply of Folic acid and a huge range of immunity boosting phytonutrients to enhance your energy, mood and beauty. Very easy to grow on your window and virtually calorie-free..

Fresh green herbs are also a super way to purify your breath - just check for green bits before you smile :)

HEALTH & BEAUTY REALLY DO GROW ON TREES...?

According to new research, an apple a day is not just great for our beauty, it really does keep the doctor away.

Apples are a super source of natural vitamin C which helps our bodies make collagen to keep skin smooth and looking young, and copper, an essential mineral that contributes to healthy skin by helping us make melanin, the brown pigment that protects skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Just as antioxidants are essential for neutralising UV induced free-radical damage, so Melanin provides our skin with powerful natural sun protection.

Really exciting if you are susceptible to stress-induced skin problems (ok, who isn't..) is that Apples (especially organic apple skins) are also rich in a special antioxidant called quercetin that helps sooth skin inflammation by stabilising the production of certain cells called mast cells known to release inflammatory chemicals that are typically involved with allergies, asthma and inflammatory skin conditions.

Quercetin in apples helps improve the overall efficiency of our skin's (and body's) immune response to infection, and one recent study showed that quercetin simultaneously offset the effects of stress while also reducing our susceptibility to the flu!

Guess what, Apples also beat multi-million selling pharmaceuticals hands down at protecting your heart. Scientists at BHF Health Promotion Research Group, Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, England compared the effects of eating one apple a day to taking statin drugs (used to lower cholesterol levels) among British adults aged 50 and up. The study participants made no other dietary or lifestyle changes and their mortality rates from heart attacks and strokes were recorded.

The results of the study were published in BMJ. Scientists found that eating an apple a day or taking statin drugs daily resulted in an equivalent reduction of mortality, however the Scientists also found that prescribing statin drugs to everyone over the age of fifty would result in at least 1200 additional cases of (totally avoidable) short sightedness, 200 additional cases of rhabdomyolysis (dangerous muscular degeneration), and 12,300 additional cases of diabetes p/a. The great news is that if people ate a daily apple instead of taking statin drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes, there would not be any increase in these serious conditions. 

It turns out there are over 900 studies proving the harmful side-effects of statin drugs do not just stop there; hundreds of reports also illustrate how statin pharmacauticals make you far more susceptible to Anemia, Pneumonia, Cancer, Cataracts, Memory loss, Altsheimers, Liver disease and general inflammation and weakening of the immune system. Statins also deplete the body's CoEnzyme Q10 reserves - and as CoQ10 is essential for the production of energy, especially in the heart, statins can also (this would be funny if it were not so tragic) increase the risk of heart attacks.

Apples on the other hand have ONLY really positive effects on our health, they help boost our overall immunity, protect against diabetes, support our digestive health and protect our heart.

..And apples really do grow on trees ;)

HYDRATE DARLING, HYDRATE!

Fresh, clear and thirst-quenching INSIDE-OUT, pure spring water is our favourite Spring Health & Beauty Elixir.

To tighten and refine your complexion, just soak a clean washcloth in hot (but bearable) water and lay it over your face for a minute. Next, wash with your favorite cleanser, then rinse with luke warm water. Last but not least, to achieve the tightening effect, fill a sink with icy cold water and splash your face with cold water at least 10 times. Pat dry and add the lightest touch of moisturizer to lock water into your skin : Shazam!! Look in the mirror : Your face looks toned, invigorated and noticeably refreshed.

To awaken and refresh tired eyes in minutes, soak two cotton pads with fresh water, add a few drops of L'ELIXIR MAGIC YEUX rejuvenating eye serum and place on closed eyes: the fresh water will cool and relax your eyes in minutes while the calming botanicals in your eye serum will soothe and decongest the eye area. Leave on for 7 to 10 minutes, then open your eyes bambi..

Making sure you keep your skin well hydrated with a light moisturizer at all times is a cool beauty move, as hydrated skin is not only better able to resist irritation, pollution and harmful free radicals - hydrated skin also looks younger, making any lines noticeably less visible.

..and water is even great for beautiful hair: rinsing your hear with cold water after washing really does make it shinier: the cold water makes hair follicles lie closer together so your hair is sleeker, more reflective and truly shines more...

The average adult body is comprised of 55-75% water, it is the medium in which all energy reactions take place, and simply drinking enough every day improves our skin, our teeth, our physical stamina and even our muscle tone without setting a foot in the gym! 

According to studies, people frequently confuse thirst for hunger; Drinking enough water not only washes away imagined hunger pangs but also helps our body metabolize properly, making it easier to slim down and maintain an ideal weight, as even mild dehydration can slow your metabolism by up to 5%!

A study published in the “American Journal of Epidemiology” found that women who drank more than five glasses of water a day were a staggering 41% less likely to die from a heart attack than those who drank less than two glasses! Cheers Dears...

WHY DRINKS SWEETENED WITH ASPARTAME OR SUCRALOSE MAY MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT

So you think replacing sugar with artificial sweetner will help you lose weight? Sounds compelling, but long-term research confirms that the opposite is true :

Artificial sweetners may actually increase the likelihood of weight gain. The American Diabetes Association has presented a study on 474 participants that found a correlation between drinking diet soda and a wider waistline[ii]. At the end of the 10 year study, the results showed that diet soda drinkers had a whoppingly 70 percent greater waist circumference than those who avoided artificially sweetened sodas. Drinking two or more diet sodas a day could give you a waistline 500 percent greater than those who steer clear of artificially sweetened drinks.

...But replacing sugar with artificial sweetner is a healthy choice (?)

Not at all! A 2012 study among 2,500 men also concluded that those who drank diet drinks every day had a massive 43 % increase in cardiovascular events, (ie strokes and heart attacks). In fact, regular consumption of products sweetened with Aspartame and Sucralose actually increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke – shockingly this increased risk holds true even if you are of normal weight ! 

Another  2011 study on 3,000 women also found that drinking 2 or more diet sodas a day led to a 30 percent decline in kidney function[i].

Yet another study at the university of Texas suggested that heavy aspartame exposure might directly contribute to increased blood glucose levels, which would help explain the association observed between diet soda consumption and the increased risk of diabetes. Artificial sweeteners trick your brain into thinking it is consuming sugar, but when your body realizes it is not getting what it expects, it tends to become confused, so when you consume real sugar, your body may not react with a suitable insulin response. A 2008 study found that drinking just one diet cola a day was associated with 36% greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome (ie diabetes, cardiovascular disease and/or cancer) [iii] .

Lastly, instead of satisfying your appetite, artificial sweeteners may actually make you crave more dessert. As artificial sweeteners taste up to 600 times sweeter than sugar, they may increase appetite and may also make you crave other sweet products and make less-sweet foods like fruits and vegetables less appealing.

[i] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3022238/

[ii] http://uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat2.asp?newID=3861

[iii] http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/32/4/688.short

[iv] http://uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat2.asp?newID=3861

DRINK YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL!

What if one small shot of juice a day had the power to firm, clarify and rejuvenate your complexion, slim your waist, increase energy levels and boost your immunity ?

What if this juice also enhanced eye health, brain-power, hair, nails and digestion and tasted really good..?

and what if you could both see and feel the benefits after the very first glass… ?

Welcome to the deW BEAUTY SHOT, a chic sachet of soluble 'super fruit & superfood' powder designed to boost wellbeing and beauty from within every day, wherever you are. deW BEAUTY SHOT contains natural skin healers, collagen boosters, anti-inflammatory agents, hydrators and 100% natural brain & body energizers that work in synergy from within and can illuminate, clarify and rejuvenate your complexion within days - as well as give you a super energy boost. We believe this super-exciting product can revolutionize the face of beauty and would love to know what you think, so will be giving away some very special boxes in our upcoming beauty quiz. Stay tuned...

For more information visit deW BEAUTY SHOT

TOP THREE STRATEGIES FOR STAYING COLD-FREE ALL WINTER

Wouldn't it be nice to have one entire winter season cold and flu free…? No sniffing, coughing during business meetings, 'rudolf' nose, shivery, aching feelings… 

Well the most effective solution does not come from a pharmacy, but courtesy of dear old Mother Nature.

Being pretty keen at deW HQ ON not getting colds ourselves, we've consulted a bunch of experts who have done the research.. and here are their (= our) Top Three Strategies for staying fit & cold free all winter:

Eat Raw Garlic. Yes, the aura it leaves you is not sexy, but the allicin in fresh, raw garlic converts to sulfenic acid when digested, and sulfenic acid destroys harmful free radicals faster than any compound known to man. Raw garlic is powerfully antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal and will kill a wide variety of the bacteria and viruses that cause colds and flu outright. Pretty cool for a little spice. How to get yours? Grate two cloves of raw garlic over your food immediately before eating. If you follow it with green salad & fresh herbs (think basil, parsley or coriander) or fresh fruit and brush your teeth afterwards the 'aura' almost disappears..

Eat Royal Jelly, the life elixir that bees feed their beautiful queen. Take a tsp daily from Oct to Dec (for 3 months) to dramatically boost your immune system. Royal Jelly is concentrated in highly bioavailable vitamins and minerals and contains thousands of immune stimulating compounds that help keep you fighting fit.

Get your Vitamin D: Whenever the sun shines, get out there. Natural Vitamin D synthesised on your skin in sunshine can more than halve your risk of catching a cold – and protect us from SAD. When its dark and grey, take a Vitamin D3 supplement instead together with Vitamin K2, as K2 is Vitamin D's natural partner and protects us from Vitamin D toxicity if we ever take too much.

...Also eat lots of Vitamin C fruits & Veg or drink hot ginger, lime & honey tea, one of our all time favourites. Avoid people coughing or sneezing straight at you and wash your hands and face with soap & water if you get too close, Get regular exercise in the fresh air (working out 5 times a week can cut your risk of catching a cold by 50%, just change quickly afterwards to keep your body temperature up) and make sure you get lots of beauty sleep, as our immune system dips dramatically when we are sleep deprived;

…and have a fabulously healthy Winter!

FOR BEAUTIFUL 'BACK TO WORK' SKIN

Keep your skin beautifully smooth and extend your golden tan with our BONNE FEE "Cinderella" anti-aging facial mask.

Creamy BONNE FEE smoothes your complexion in just 10 mins: with fragrant mango to energize and clarify, natural soy protein to enhance collagen synthesis and oils of jojoba and avocado to soften and hydrate. Your complexions will be smoothed and illuminated in minute – and BONNE FEE is a antioxidant-rich leave-in mask, so no rinsing required.

BONNE FEE contains pure extracts of mango to clarify and protect with beta carotene and natural Vitamin A, jojoba to optimize skin sebum levels, soy protein to stimulate collagen synthesis and redensify your complexion, avocado to nourish with Vitamins A, C and E and a multitude of immunity boosting minerals and an extra dose of Natural Vitamin E to smooth and calm even the most fragile of complexions. Suitable for all skin types.

3 X MORE BEAUTIFUL IN SEPTEMBER

Be age-deflyingly beautiful this September with these three celebrity-inspired beauty tips.

1. To replenish your skin after two months in the summer sun, apply a vitamin- and protein-rich beauty serum morning and night beneath your moisturizer and night cream. We love L'Elixir Magic rejuvenating, botanical facial serum with Vitamins A, C & E, soya proteins, plumping hyaluronic acid and smoothing papaya.

2. Cut back on end-of-summer parties and be in bed by 10pm 4 nights a week to really rejuvenate your skin overnight: The visible benefit of all this beauty-sleep is maximised if you have a small supper anf give yourself at least an hour to digest before going to bed. Then bounce out of bed the next morning looking faaabulous!

3. Morning and evening after your shower of bath, massage an antioxidant & vitamin-rich lotion all over your body: doing this twice a day, several days in a row helps intensify your tan and gives your skin a smooth, firm, supple, movie-star texture. It also makes you feel limber and beautiful first thing in the morning and last thing at night. For more easy beauty tips that work, add danieledewinter.com to your bookmarks.

FOR BEAUTIFULLY PERFECT SKIN ON THE BEACH

The deW After-Sun slimming system is possibly the easiest way to smooth and tone your contours while sipping a smoothie after a long day in the sun.

We are proud of the fact that our beautiful, regular customers from Monaco and Russia have said that our's is "the only slimming oil that actually SLIMS you..." (Thankyou Ladies :) )!

So why is the DANIELE de WINTER Slimming Oil formula special...?

The soothing x moisturising x antioxidant x slimming beauty kit contains CONTOURS DE LIANE 200ml slimming body oil with grapefruit, cyprus and black pepper to stimulate fat elimination and a personal anti-cellulite body massager to improve tissue oxygenation and optimize results.

In addition, the deW After-Sun slimming kit contains a complimentary SOIE FLUIDE 50ml silky body lotion with fragrant oils of lemon, coconut and avocado to hydrate and nourish even the driest skin. Easily absorbed, leaves skin like silk all day.

CONTOURS DE LIANE is very rich in Jojoba and Grapeseed oils, both of which are fabulous for the skin, but traditionally used in more expensive facial products, not for the body.

JOJOBA oil has a very high affinity to our own skin sebum, meaning it is absorbed effortlessly and helps skin regulate its own moisture & fat levels. Jojoba is also antioxidant and very anti-inflammatory, so helps 'clear' important metabolic pathways that are essential for the elimination of toxins. 

Grapeseed oil is an anti-aging miracle: very rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, Grapeseed oil also contains the flavonoid 'oligomeric procyanidin', which is a 50 x more powerful antioxidant than both Vitamins C and E; Oligomeric procyanidin actively promotes stronger skin tissues while protecting against the cellular damage caused by free radicals.

On top of these 'super-oils',  the active ingredients GRAPEFRUIT, CYPRESS and BLACK PEPPER help CONTOURS DE LIANE to stimulate the lymphatic system and clear tissues of congesting toxins, clear blocked skin areas and simultaneously enhance skin circulation, oxygenation and tissue metabolism.

The visible result is smoother, firmer, less dimpled skin as each day goes by.

NB. Unlike petroleum oils, which occlude pores and reduces skin oxygenation, the 100% pure vegetable oils in CONTOURS DE LIANE penetrate the skin naturally and effortlessly stimulate cellular metabolism and the much sought after lymphatic drainage to dislodge and eliminate cellulite-causing fat deposits.

NATURAL INGREDIENTS. NO PARABENS - zero petroleum ingredients or chemicals with strange names.The deW After-sun slimming system is presented in a beautiful, silver DANIELE de WINTER organza bag.

YOUR SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

At long last our favourite weather is here : heavenly mornings, beautiful days and balmy evenings made for sangria & dancing all night long.

To find your best beauty essentials for staying perfect during a long hot summer, the amazing team at fabtips.co.uk, have tried, tested and compared the best in Summer beauty care before coming up with a selection we hope you will love:

Check it out at: JET SET BEAUTY

...PS. To feel as perfect as you look; stay really hydrated - (8 big glasses of water every day), ditch the junk food and splurge on fresh organic salads, fruits & vegetables - and keep moving! Off for a swim now...

DO AS THE CELEBRITIES DO...

 

The editors of leading luxury beauty blog fabtips.co.uk have identified some of our adored celebrities secret beauty tips to keep them enviously gorgeous no matter what.

This is one 'insiders guide' to beauty you do not want to miss...

http://fabtips.co.uk/blog/post/celebs-and-their-organic-skincare

To quote Fabtips :

<<Daniele de Winter Soleil Pure SPF 50+ £60 is the most luxurious and effective face protector we've ever used (LWO (fabtips editor) reaches for it over Sisley and that' saying something) and Daniele de Winter Soleil Pure Beaute SPF 25 £40 is the essential 'every day' version which can be used on face and body (read decolletage, neck and backs of hands)...

...these cutting edge, broad spectrum, anti oxidant, hypo allergenic sun screens are magnificent.>>

SUNSCREEN ACTUALLY DOES SLOW SKIN AGEING

According to latest research published this week in Australia, Sunscreen really does slow skin aging if used regularly:

The large scale, four and a half year study concluded that among a random group of 900 Australian individuals aged under 55, those who applied sunscreen daily had 24 percent less skin ageing after 4.5 years than those who used sunscreen only some of the time. The researchers therefore agreed that wearing daily sun protection up to SPF 50+ (the highest protection recognised by the Australian Government,) which blocks out 97.5% of harmful UVA & UVB Radiation, actively protects against sun induced skin ageing and reduces the risk of skin cancer.

DANIELE de WINTER's SOLEIL PURE SPF 50+ face cream corresponds to this highest level of protection and actively reduces the risk of UV induced skin damage, burning and photoageing. Botanical, paraben-free SOLEIL PURE SPF 50+ lies invisibly on the skin and provides multifunctional, broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection, is antioxidant, anti-wrinkle & very hydrating (for the girls), compact, break-resistant and fragrance free (for the guys) and hypoallergenic (for the kids) - and the 50ml flat tube is perfect for flights ;)

Rare among sunscreens, SOLEIL PURE SPF 50+ is also an "intelligent" UV cream made by a super scientist (whom we love ;) ) who blended all the antioxidant plant extracts into a cream base which absorbs into the skin to hydrate and smooth, while sealing all UVA&UVB filters & reflectors into invisible liposomes that lie on the skin's surface and are not absorbed – making the cream truly hypoallergenic.

Now on special 2+1 Spring family offer while stocks last: buy two SPF 50+ and receive a third product completely FREE. You save €64.58. See our SUN PROTECTION section for details.

GRACE..FUL NICOLE KIDMAN AT CANNES FESTIVAL

What a gorgeous, sun and (movie) star filled Cannes Festival we've had! There is nothing like Hollywood glitz combined with French chic to get a party started! 

One of our long-term favourite screen beauties, Nicole Kidman, who recently played the part of Monaco's much revered late Princess Grace in the new film biopic on the iconic Princess of Monaco, was rumored at the Cannes Film Festival to have adopted some of Grace Kelly's own timeless elegance herself.

Attending this year's Cannes Festival both as a jury member and as the glamorous lead of the new movie: "Grace of Monaco", which previewed in Cannes last week, observers said Nicole brought a touch of Princess Grace's own iconic charm back to the French Riviera.

Looking at the pictures, we can see what they mean! (Image: HELLO)

DARLING, YOU ARE SUPER !

SUPER FRUITS are the LBD of your skin's Spring wardrobe: essential and irresistible! So to firm and illuminate you complexion, put a spring in your step and slim your waist, here are our Top 3:

1. POMEGRANATES are a super source of antioxidants (2340/100g on the ORAC scale), collagen boosting Vitamin C, metabolism boosting B1, B2, B5 & B9 and clarifying beta-carotene. They are loaded with polyphenols, minerals potassium, calcium & manganese & fibre and have been associated with reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer as well as optimising blood sugar levels & helping you lose weight!

2. ACAI Berries also have one of the highest antioxidant count of all : Their Vitamin C, anthocyanins, resveratrol and natural amino acids stimulate collagen synthesis while their Vitamin E & super Omega 3, 6 & 9 content help smooth the complexion. Add Vitamins A, B1, B2 and minerals potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorous and Acai are a real Superfruit.

3. BLUEBERRIES, Believe it or not, simple old blueberries are one of the world's richest sources of immunity boosting antioxidant flavonoids, collagen stimulating Vitamin C, skin smoothing Vitamin E, a whole raft of energising B Vitamins and the minerals magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, copper, manganese, calcium (for strong teeth) as well as the skin beauty vitamins: selenium & zinc, which increase skin immunity and cellular renewal.

Combine all three and you have a gorgeous, absolutely delicous beauty treat!!

Not to forget raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, goji berries; more info berry soon.. (Ouch!)

REJUVENATE YOUR EYES!

Reduce eyes contour lines by up to 50% with our super-effective botanical, day and night cream duo. In independent clinical trials in Germany the combined use of ENERGIE PURE : DANIELE de WINTER's antioxidant day cream, and CLAIR DE LUNE: DANIELE de WINTER's smoothing night cream reduced eye contour wrinkle depth by 47% – on average, among all trial participants, some reducing wrinkles by over 50%. Both ENERGIE PURE and CLAIR DE LUNE have a unique, advanced formulation of antioxidants, proteins and activating enzymes to stimulate cellular metabolism & collagen synthesis, and both are very light and easily absorbed, so can be used all over the face including the delicate eye contour area without risking any puffiness or bags the next day: This means you can protect your face as well as your purse by eliminating the need for an extra eye cream ;). Both ENERGIE PURE and CLAIR DE LUNE are free of parabens, SLS, petroleum ingredients & synthetic fragrances. Test them for yourself and please send us YOUR experience to < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. We would love to hear from you!

SWIMSUIT SEASON

Q: what is more scary, JAWS the movie or swimsuit season?

A: swimsuit season (obviously)

I do not know about you, but I always feel totally self-conscious when putting on my swimsuit for the first time and heading for the beach. Bikini season is scary at the best of times, but there are so many svelte, toned, delicate beauties on the beaches of the Côte d'Azur that you literally want to give up! Then I realised, us girls are all in the same boat! The great thing is that (according to research… ergo it must be true :) ) women are far more critical of their own and each other's bodies than men; men just love the skin and naked legs and apparently are even intimidated by breathtakingly beautiful women, so approach them less. As for the rest of us; big smiles and sit-ups can work wonders, and a few weeks of crunches & leg curls, brisk morning walks (get out there first thing in the morning before you can change your mind ;) ) early nights and a diet focused around green, leafy and non starchy vegetables, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, fruits, nuts, lots of beautifully fresh water… and a little less sugar & carbs…. and you Will look Gorgeous on the beach! Top it up with silky skin, a big hat and ATTITUDE – and have a beautiful time!!

Happy First of May!

FOR PERFECT, BAMBI EYES

 

To wake up every morning with sparkling, bambi eyes:

1. Keep dinner light with lots of veggies, as their potassium reduces water retention. Cabbage, Cauliflower and Sweet potatoes are great.

2. Sleep on your back with your head raised on a fluffy pillow : water follows gravity, so sleeping with your head higher than the rest of your body works wonders to prevent puffy eyes -and pillow lines.

3. Religously remove all eye makeup before going to bed and apply only a light eye serum to nourish your eye contour while you sleep.

4. Be in bed before midnight and GET ENOUGH SLEEP. Most of us need 8 hours. Nighttime is when our super growth hormones become active and repair the damage of the day: so give them time to do their job!

5. Lastly, stay active: walk, dance, do anything, just move... exercise stimulates our lymphatic system to work efficiently, draining excessive fluid and toxins from the body gently and naturally.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR NECK BEAUTIFUL...

A smooth, firm neck is key for youthful beauty, and looking after yours is a great way to boost your gorgeousness. Here's how:

Nourish the skin on your neck as you do your face: cleanse and moisturise every day, exfoliate, apply masks and also a light touch of foundation whenever you wear makeup for that perfect 'look'.

Protect your neck (and décolleté) from the sun with high quality sunscreen. Being thinner than facial tissue, the skin on your neck can dry out really fast if you forget.

Sit straight and stand straight – always: this is a super-effective tip for delaying the onset of ugghy "turkey neck syndrome" as using your back muscles tones the tissues in your neck and helps keep it smooth.

Eat lots of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, proteins and Omega 3 and do not smoke: just like your face, the delicate skin on your neck (and décolleté) needs nourishment, protection from free-radicals and protein to stimulate collagen synthesis.

Finally, sleep with your head on a flattish to medium pillow to keep your neck straight as you slumber.

 ...and love the way you look ;-)

BEAUTY GROWS ON TREES...?

It sure does! For that perfect Spring look, feed your skin INSIDE and OUT with a star team of living antioxidants. Some of the most important players for a smooth complexion are Carotenes (think Lycocpene and Lutein, found in sweet potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, mangos and all yellow/orange fruit & veg), Vitamin C (in all fruit, specially limes and passion fruit, kiwis & green peppers) and Vitamin E (in creamy avocados, nuts & seeds). All these gorgeous antioxidants do not just protect skin from free radicals, they also have specific beauty functions of their own: Carotenes are fabulous at clarifying the complexion and reducing acne, Vitamin C works with protein to boost collagen synthesis (so to get the protein, eat lean poultry, fish & eggs) and Vitamin E smooths your skin and makes it beautifully soft. They all play as a team ; ie are absorbed much better when together than isolated in a supplement. Think 'Beckham without the other ten', would be hard to win a match… even for him ;)

You can protect your skin from outside with all of the above antioxidants combined together in deW's high antioxidant, firming ENERGIE PURE  day cream. Shown in independent dermatological tests to eliminate over 85% of all free-radicals in the skin – and to increase skin density by over 40% after 3 months. For normal and sensitive skins. Free from parabens and synthetic fragrances.

SLEEP YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL

It costs nothing, is available globally and gives fantastic results every single time : a good night's sleep is still Mother Nature's most powerful beauty treatment, bar none! 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted slumber kick off a number of internal processes that regenerate our skin, increase our energy levels and make us look younger. In particular:

- a good night's sleep reduces our levels of stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin. As high levels of cortisol and adrenaline in the body encourage inflammation and lead to premature aging, we want to keep them low.

- a good night's sleep stimulates release of the growth hormones that accelerate collagen synthesis,

- A minimum of 6 hours slumber enhances skin oxygenation and boosts skin regeneration, so you really do look younger when you wake.

To sleep like a baby every night, try these tips:

Go for a brisk walk in the fresh air every morning to set you body clock 
Turn off TV & computer one hour before bedtime, as the bright screen interferes with our natural melatonin production, the hormone that makes us feel sleepy when it is dark.
Avoid coffee after 4pm and have chicken, tuna, soybeans or turkey for dinner to boost your Tryptophan levels, the natural precursor to the gorgeous, feel good hormone Serotonin.

...More tips to optimize skin regeneration while you sleep tomorrow.

BEAUTIFUL ENZYMES

Yay, Spring is around the corner and crunchy green salads are everywhere. All raw salads are fabulous beauty foods, not only for their antioxidant content but also due to the vibrant, living enzymes they contain, which boost cellular regeneration and help keep our skin clear and luminous.

To energize your skin from outside, an antioxidant rich daycream such as ENERGIE PURE can naturally increases skin tone and moisture levels within just a few days. ENERGIE PURE is saturated with protective, energizing antioxidants including CoQ10 and this botanical, entirely paraben-free formula has been shown in dermatological tests to increase skin density by a fabulous 43% with regular use.

Our enzyme of the week is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a fantastic antioxidant present in every cell of our body that increases cellular energy levels, shields skin cells from free radical damage and protects the quality of our cellular DNA. Coenzyme Q10 also helps extend the life of other beauty antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and E, protecting our skin from premature ageing and helping to keep us more beautiful :). Best food sources are meat, fish and believe it or not, broccoli.

GREEN MAGIC

Did you know that eating fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, chives and coriander is a super way to rejuvenate your complexion?

All fresh, dark green herbs are rich in Chlorophyll, an energizing antioxidant that increases cellular oxygenation, replenishes red blood cells and helps all our cells - including skin cells - regenerate.

Fresh herbs contain more iron than red meat, more Vitamin C than oranges, Vitamin K, folic acid and a huge range of immunity boosting  antioxidants and minerals including manganese, calcium and potassium. Very easy to grow on your window and virtually calorie-free.. Fresh green herbs are also a super way to purify your breath - just check for green bits before you smile :)

For more beauty tips, see Daniele's E-book EAT YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL, full of quick, easy, functional beauty recipes from Daniele's international bestseller of the same name.

WE LOVE OMEGA 3'S

Both topically in our night cream and through the foods we eat, Omega's 3's offer so many health and beauty benefits, we just love them!

Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids are amazing at smoothing the skin, boosting cellular moisture retention and reducing inflammation, redness and sensitivity.

Taken internally, Omega 3 Fatty Acids (found in tuna, salmon and other fatty fish, soya and flaxseed oils) are also fabulous at improving learning abilities and enhancing our memory, protecting us from depression and optimising our "joie de vivre". On the Japanese island of Okinawa, where people eat more fish than anywhere else in Japan they have an incredibly low rate of mental disorders. From a global point of view there is actually a strong negative correlation between the extent to which a country consumes fish and its levels of clinical depression. Nice to know…

FOR RADIANT SKIN

It is important to apply a high quality, lluminating moisturizer; For beauty results that work for you INSIDE OUT, boost your skin's luminosity with a high fibre, natural diet, ideally with lots of fresh salad, fruit and vegetables. 

In addition to being rich in natural fibre, fruit and vegetables are Mother Nature's best source of age-defying Antioxidants: yellow and orange Antioxidants to improve tone & neutralise the bad bacteria that cause breakouts; Red and blue Antioxidants to heal inflammation, and Vitamin C to stimulate skin regeneration and provide all round immune support.

Add whole grains (brown rice, quinoa) pulses and raw Almonds and you will be impressed with your fresh, beautiful complexion. PS. For best results cut down on fried food, biscuits, alcohol and smoking.

For easy beauty food recipes, try Daniele de Winter's E-book EAT YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL, for delicous, functional beauty recipes from Daniele's international bestseller of the same name.

JUST DANCE..

Probably the most fun way to tone your body in preparation of T-shirt season is to dance: It boosts your brainpower, improves your immunity, grows your social circle, builds muscle tone and and of course burns calories . . . even if you have no rhythm :)

People think you are a nicer, more confident and more relaxed person if they see you dance. Millions of us hesitate to dance or excercise at all because we feel self-conscious: I'm too fat / too wobbly / way too unfit / would be embarrassed if anyone saw me etc etc… but nothing could be further from the truth.

Exercise only has positive connotations, even if you have no rhythm or all the other joggers overtake you, people still see you as a great sport!

BEAUTY, STRAIGHT UP

To look (and feel) younger forever… Stand Straight!

Your Mama told you… and she was right!!!

Good posture is a key element of looking confident, attractive – and younger. Standing tall with 'shoulders back' and 'tummy in' can make you look over 10 years younger, besides dramatically helping reduce the risk of backache and the dreaded hunched back as you grow older.

Eating calcium rich foods such as dark green vegetables, raw nuts like almonds and hazelnuts, plain yoghurt, cottage cheese and sardines or tinned salmon help keep your bones and cartilage healthy and strong.

Finally, keeping active and lifting weights 2 to 3 times a week is also a big help by strengthening your muscular structure. Just sitting straight passively strengthens you back muscles too, so give it a go ;)

JANUARY BEAUTY...

If you would like to lose a few festive kilos and get fit this January, it is great to know that good muscle tone and smooth skin both benefit from eating protein. Healthy skin consists of 70% of collagen, a natural protein which needs protein from food to stay in top condition; Eating at least 45–65 grams of protein every day also encourages the formation of lean muscle when you work out - and helps you feel full for longer.

Great protein sources include chicken, fish, eggs, all seafood, pulses, quinoa and tofu.

Fatty fish is a great beauty food as it combines protein with essential omega 3 fatty acids, great for protecting your skin from dryness, rosacea and/or eczema.

For easy & delicious protein & antioxidant - rich beauty food recipes, see Daniele's mini E-book EAT YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL, containing recipes from her international bestseller of the same name.

TO AVOID AND HEAL DRY WINTER SKIN

If like me you are enjoying Christmas in a Winter Wonderland, you are probably at risk of dry Winter skin, so here are 5 easy, tried and tested habits to both Avoid and Heal Winter dehydration and keep your complexion dewy even while cold winds blow.

1. Protect yourself from dehydration indoors by using a humidifier to prevent central heating from sucking the air dry.

2. Protect yourself outside too: apply a rich moisturiser before wandering outdoors and shield your face and lips from dehydration through strong winds with a light scarf.

3. Be gentle on your skin in Winter: cleanse only with a creamy makeup remover or gel cleanser specially formulated for sensitive facial skin and avoid all harsh soaps as well as excessive rubbing with towels, both of which remove precious sebum from your skin and leave it exposed to accelerated moisture loss.

4. Avoid steaming hot showers and keep the water nicely warm only. Intense heat opens pores and really accelerates moisture loss from your skin. Towel off gently and instantly apply a creamy, Vitamin E enriched lotion onto still damp face & body to lock in moisture.

5. Nourish your skin INSIDEOUT
Last but not least, boost your skin's moisture from within by eating dark green leafy vegetables, avocados, raw nuts, seeds and oily fish. All are rich in Antioxidants, Vitamin E and Omega Fatty Acids to smooth and moisturise your skin from the Inside out.

Visit our books section for more of Daniele's easy INSIDE-OUT beauty lifestyle tips.

TO BOOST YOUR WINTER IMMUNITY…

…and support collagen synthesis, eat lean protein at every meal. The antibodies that help fight disease are made of protein, so a regular protein intake through our food helps them protect us from seasonal bacteria and viruses.

Many protein rich foods such as shellfish, poultry, eggs, beans, soya and nuts also contain other immune-and-beauty-boosting nutrients such as magnesium and zinc. Beautiful skin for example thrives on a diet rich in zinc, a powerful antioxidant that protects skin cells from free radical damage, plays a role in DNA coding and collagen synthesis and enhances our metabolism of Vitamin A, essential for clear, healthy skin. The other great immunity mineral Magnesium plays a role in the formation of skin cell membranes, helps our muscles burn energy and helps us to manage stress.

How much protein do we need? Depends on how active you are; 40 to 70 grammes a day, i.e. two soft boiled eggs for breakfast, lean chicken breast for lunch and a small salmon fillet for dinner is all you need, and always include brightly coloured vegetables and whole grains! Explore Daniele's E-book EAT YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL for more easy nutritional tips for beautiful skin.

SMOOTH WINTER SKIN

In Winter, applying an amino acid mask to your skin at least 2 x weekly can achieve visible improvements in skin smoothness. Amino acids, in essence, are peptides, i.e. proteins, which help stimulate cellular regeneration and collagen synthesis. As collagen and elastin are proteins as well, applying an amino acid formula topically can both reduce fine lines and increase skin hydration and elasticity. What is more, amino acids seem to be more effective than alpha-hydroxy systems at reducing lines, smoothing and improving skin tone, achieving visible results without either irritation or photosensitivity.

DANELE de WINTER's BONNE FEE smoothing anti-aging mask is very rich in bio-available amino acids and clinically proven to smooth and rehydrate even very dry, winter complexions.

STAY BEAUTIFUL EVERY DAY

Like water drops on a stone, small daily habits make a very big imact on your beauty over the longer term.

Just the simple action of thoroughly cleansing your face every evening before going to bed with a Vitamin E rich cleanser, until the cotton pad is completely white, then using a moist flannel to gently remove every trace of cleanser will help keep skin clear and blemish free, as well as reducing the risk of premature lines.

Then last thing at night, apply an Antioxidant and Protein rich night cream to actively stimulate collagen systhesis while you sleep. When we sleep is the time our skin turns its attention inward towards cellular regerenation and renewal, so you can make a huge difference to your skin's beauty over the longer term by allowing it to really breathe, efficiently eliminate toxins and focus maximum energy towards rebuilding itself while you dream...

LOVE YOUR BRILLIANT SMILE...

A brilliant smile radiates health and youthfulness, so it is great to know that according to latest research, the key to strong, white teeth ultimately lies in a fresh, antioxidant and fibre rich diet ; although brushing twice daily (with a non-abrasive toothpaste) also helps.

Our diet is so important for our teeth as the chemical balance of our saliva is like the mouth's immune system: a diet rich in antioxidants keeps it strong and protects it from oxidation and decay.

Some of the best foods for brilliantly white teeth and fresh breath are:

Vitamin C rich fruits such as fresh apples, berries and kiwis,

Beta-carotene rich fruits & vegetables such as mangos and papaya, peppers, carrots & sweet potatoes,

Chlorophyll rich dark green vegetables such as watercress, spinach, cabbage, asparagus and broccoli.

Vitamin E, zinc and selenium-rich nuts including walnuts, almonds and brazils.

It also helps to avoid smoking, refined sugar, black coffee and red wine… and when you need to freshen your breath, try chewing on a sprig of fresh watercress or garden mint...

FOR STUNNING MORNING SKIN AND A STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM

Adopt movie star habits twice a week, apply a thick layer of healing, smoothing, deeply nourishing BONNE FEE overnight mask to cleansed face, neck & decollete before going to bed - then snuggle under your duvet before 11pm; BONNE FEE absorbs naturally into skin & does not need to be washed off, so by applying it at bedtime, its regenerating, collagen-stimulating ingredients will work all night! 

Frist thing in the morning on waking, enjoy a freshly blended fruit smoothie: use apples, mangos, carrots & bananas, lots of berries and a handful of almonds for added protein & Vitamin E. The antioxidants kick-start your digestion, smooth & clarify skin from within and help to strengthen your immune system.

Lastly, add a sachet of Korean ginseng (from any health store) to your smoothie before blending; Countless studies have shown that ginseng enhances our immunity against infection and helps your body resist colds & flu.

(Photo: Francesca Neri)

BEAUTY OATS: ...and THE REAL STORY OF THE THREE BEARS

As nights grow colder, A wonderful way to start the day is a bowl of steaming porridge: rich in Vitamin E to smooth skin and high in fibre to keep huger at bay. Oats are one of our favourite beauty grains!

So here, in honour of all the beautiful, time-starved mothers who rise at dawn every day to care for their family, is the REAL Story of The Three Bears:

Once upon a time....

Baby Bear went downstairs to sit in her little chair at the table. She looked into her little bowl. It was empty! "Who's been eating my porridge?!!" she squealed.

Daddy Bear arrived at the table and sat in his big chair. He looked Into his big bowl which was also empty. "Who's been eating my porridge?!!" He roared.

Mummy Bear put her head through the serving hatch from the kitchen and growled . . .

"For Heaven's sake, how many times do we have to go through this?"

"It was Mummy Bear who got up first, Mummy Bear who woke everyone in the house, it was Mummy Bear who made the coffee, unloaded the dishwasher, put everything away, went out in the freezing morning air to fetch the newspaper, set the table, put the cat out, cleaned the litter box and filled the cat's water and food dish...

…..and now that you have finallydecided to grace Mummy Bear's kitchen with your grumpy presence, listen well, because I'm only going to say this One More Time...

I HAVE NOT MADE THE PORRIDGE YET!!! "

FOR SMOOTH SKIN IN WINTER

High quality protein is one of your skin's greatest friends as the weather becomes colder, and fatty fish is possibly the best source. Combining high quality protein with skin smoothing Omega 3's, a juicy Salmon or Tuna steak twice a week can protect your skin from dehydration during cold winter months. Add a large pile of antioxidant broccoli and and an equally delicious, intensely smoothing BONNE FEE mango & soya anti-aging overnight mask (outside, ON your skin) and make your skin smile :). DANIELE de WINTER's BONNE FEE anti-aging mask will be featured at the prestigious Busche Gala at the Stunning ADLON Keminski Hotel in Berlin on Oct 29th 2012, when 300 of the top chefs in the whole world will receive a beautiful DANIELE de WINTER BONNE FEE all for themselves (courtesy of the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Germany's Hotel of the Year 2013). INSIDE-OUT wonderful!!!

DREAM YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL...

As the weather becomes colder and evenings darker, one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to rejuvenate your skin is a blissful night of 8 or more hours sleep.

Just be in bed by 10:30pm, sleep for 8 hours and wake up to prettier skin, more beautiful eyes and a slimmer, yourger looking-body.

8 or more hours of uninterrupted slumber allow your body to actively repair skin cells, boost your immunity and help you lose weight by reducing the cravings associated with tiredness. Finally, getting enough sleep also dramatically reduces stress levels. ­

To ensure a blissful night, enjoy a light supper of poached salmon, steamed kale and brown rice to enhance your body's production of Serotonin (a feel-good hormone that helps you relax) and Melatonin (a natural, sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness). Follow with a fragrant, lavender scented, candlelit bath and ...dream away.

BEAUTIFUL MORNING EYES!

1.  Limit alcohol in the evening as it lowers ADH (anti-diuretic hormone) levels, causing you to retain excess water & swollen eyes when you awake. Instead, drink a big glass of water before going to bed.

2. Sleep on your back with your head on a nice, fluffy pillow instead of on your side or stomach: water follows gravity, so sleeping with your head slightly raised works wonders to prevent puffy eyes (and pillow lines).

3. Thoroughly cleanse your eye area before going to bed, removing every last trace of makeup; then gently apply a light, antioxidant eye serum to smooth & renew the delicate skin around your eyes while you sleep.

4. Reduce water retention (which causes puffy eyes) by eating potassium rich fruits & vegetables. Best sources are sweet potatoes, kidney beans, strawberries & bananas.

5. Dine early and avoid late night salty snacks: the salt attracts water into your tissues and virtually guarantees bags the next morning.

6. Stay active and have full body massages: both stimulate your lymphatic system to work efficiently, draining excessive fluid and toxins from your body.

7. Finally: GET ENOUGH SLEEP. Most of us need about 8 hours. The easiest way to ensure you stay young and beautiful is to get yours!! As a last resort before your first morning meeting, cucumber slices on eyelids for about 10 minutes really do help :)

To see more of Daniele's natural beauty tips visit: http://www.danieledewinter.com/GIFTS.html

PERFECT AS YOU ARE!

This Weekend, September 21-23 is world peace Weekend, so to feel the spiritual energy flowing all over the world, why not focus on your own inner peace. Find a fragrant stretch of grass, a quiet beach or a comfy sofa and practice the love meditation taught by our favourite yoga teacher, beautiful Birgitta from Monaco...: close your eyes and focus only on your breathing, inhale deeply and smoothly through your nose, drawing the air down into your stomach and slowly exhale through your mouth: inhale love, exhale gratitude, inhale love, exhale gratitude... spend at least ten minutes on this and feel the beautiful peace flowing through you from above: You are absolutely perfect just as you are.

REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN NATURALLY!

As mornings become crisp and misty again, give your skin a rejuvenating boost with ETINCELLES DE SOLEIL toning facial oil. 100% botanical, with pure oils of jojoba and grape seed, ETINCELLES DE SOLEIL is particularly effective at rehydrating and replenishing dehydrated skin after excessive sun exposure. A 100% natural source of antioxidants, fatty acids and Vitamin E, ETINCELLES DE SOLEIL also contains energizing Rosemary, regenerating Neroli and healing Geranium. A fragrant, golden oil to rejuvenate, smooth and illuminate your complexion.

ETINCELLES DE SOLEIL is particularly beneficial after skin has been exposed to the elements.

APPLICATON: Warm a small amount of fragrant ETINCELLES DE SOLEIL between your fingertips and massage gently into cleansed face, neck and décolleté, then:

A) If your complexion tends to be dry, apply moisturiser or both serum and moisturiser directly on top. As ETINCELLES DE SOLEIL is 100% botanical, it allows skin to breathe naturally and does not need to be removed (as a petroleum-based oil would).

B) If your complexion is mixed or oily, remove excess ETINCELLES DE SOLEIL after massage with moist cotton pads and dry face with a clean towel before applying moisturiser.

C) Or, simply add a few drops of ETINCELLES DE SOLEIL to your moisturiser every day for beautifully increased nourishment and comfort.

Deliciously fragrant & 100% botanical.

ETINCELLES DE SOLEIL is now on special September offer.

Enjoy your beauty care!
 

EAT YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL

Healthy skin is composed to 70% of collagen, a protein which requires a good supply of protein through your diet to remain in top condition; This means eating protein at least 5 times a week is important to maintain collagen levels and protect from slack skin and premature wrinkles. Beyond the age of 35 you should be eating at least 45–65 grams of protein a day.

Who know's that better than screen goddess Cameron Diaz. Just turned 40, fabulously toned Cameron's diet consists mostly of lean protein such as chicken, fish, steak and shrimp, grilled vegetables and egg-white omlettes. 

The best animal sources of high quality protein include all white & oily fish, especially Tuna, Sardines, Mackerel and Wild salmon, eggs, poultry and low-fat cheeses. Fatty fish is probably the best protein source for your skin as it combines complete protein with essential omega 3 fatty acids, invaluable at protecting skin from dryness and eczema.

For easy & delicious protein based beauty food recipes, check out Daniele's mini E-book EAT YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL, containing recipes from her international bestseller of the same name.

A DELICOUS WAY TO CLARIFY YOUR COMPLEXION

Now that Summer is officially over, we all need a lift, so here is one of my very favourite skin beauty breakfasts to start the day feeling fabulous: A fresh, home-blended carrot, mango, banana and celery smoothie. Carrots and mangoes are both wonderful sources of antioxidant carotenoids to clarify & naturally illuminate the complexion, bananas are high in brain-and-muscle enhancing potassium and celery is a fantastic, low-calorie source of skin balancing vitamins B1, B2, B6 & C - as well as potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron & phosphorus. If you prepare everything in the blender before your morning walk/run, and instantly blend and drink it the moment you return, it is the perfect post-exercise treat – clarifies your skin, tastes amazing and replaces lost sugar & electrolytes in a flash! Follow up with a handful of fresh almonds and you will feel F a b u l o u s!!

PS. Unprocessed almonds are the ultimate beauty nuts :) very rich in protein and skin smoothing Vitamin E, high in fibre as well as magnesium, potassium and iron – they boost your metabolism and actually help you LOSE weight!!

THE INSIDE-OUT BEAUTY VITAMIN

For youthful skin at any age, this is the Vitamin to love. Vitamin C is probably the most important Vitamin for the prevention of wrinkles and for enhancing skin tone! An essential building block of new skin collagen, the protein which makes up 70% of young, healthy skin and keeps our complexion firm, Vitamin C is vital both Inside and Out for keeping skin smooth as we grow older.  Best food sources are berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants etc), green and yellow peppers, kiwis, mangos and prunes. Weight for weight, prunes amazingly contain more Vitamin C than any other fruit - more even than currently fashionable superfruits acai, goji and mangosteen!  For the beauty of your skin, topical application of Vitamin C (in a correct, gentle form) is equally important. Skincare that contains both Vitamins C and E is ideal (see ENERGIE PURE, deW's firming day cream), as the two Vitamins intensify each other's regenerating, skin-smoothing antioxidant effect.

NONI TO REGENERATE YOUR SKI

One of the most amazing skincare ingredients to naturally smooth & rejuvenate the skin is Noni, an indigenous Hawain superfruit actually believed to contain more than 150 nutrients, including vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, C and E), minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and selenium), amino acids (including all the essential amino acids), phytonutrients, polysaccharides, digestive enzymes and a huge number of anti-aging antioxidants. The compounds in Noni fruit have been clinically proven to work at the cellular level to cause cell regeneration and increase cellular function. Used within a skin cream, Noni stimulates collagen synthesis, increases skin hydration and powerfully protects the skin from free radical damage. Noni is an integral component of ENERGIE PURE, DANIELE de WINTER's firming, antioxidant day cream.

OUR CUSTOMER INSPIRED AFTER-SUN OIL

Our beautiful customers provide a constant source of inspiration and insight into what women would like from their beauty care. Our latest real-life inspired development is the new, improved FLEURS NOCTURNES 100% botanical body oil, perfect for replenishing the whole family's skin after a day in the sun and now with 20% more Vitamin E and Omega fatty acids to enhance skin elasticity, prevent and visibly reduce stretch marks. The fragrant, nourishing botanicals in FLEURS NOCTURNES also deeply moisturize your skin and extend the intensity of your tan.FLEURS NOCTURNES is formulated with gentle, nourishing oils of Grapeseed, Jojoba, Lavender and Ylang Ylang: smells divine and is safe for the delicate skins of both mummies and babies...

PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM SUN DAMAGE WITH ENERGIE PURE

We all love the sun, but too much UV exposure accelerates skin ageing and the break-down of collagen and elastin, thinning the skin and causing unwanted wrinkles & age spots.

 

To enjoy the sun without your skin 'suffering' the consequences, eat a diet rich in fresh, raw fruits and vegetables and always apply an antioxidant rich day cream beneath your sunscreen: Recent research by the University of California, San Francisco concluded that “regular application of skin care products containing antioxidants may be of the utmost benefit in efficiently preparing our skin against oxidative stressors. Furthermore, sunscreening agents may also benefit from combination with antioxidants resulting in increased safety and efficacy of such photoprotective products”.

 

One of the best combination of topical antioxidants to protect skin from UV damage is Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) x Vitamin E, which has been shown in clinical trials to significantly protect skin from UV damage and accelerate cell repair and new collagen production. For ultimate skin perfection, try ENERGIE PURE Hydrating, Antioxidant day cream rich in healing Noni, soothing Aloe Vera and Antioxidant Vitamins C & E.

THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY TIP

The ultimate one: it works every time, on everyone, and…wait for it… costs absolutely NOTHING: Just... BE HAPPY! Love your life whatever you are doing, be Confident, be Content, be Grateful for what you have - and do do do forgive yourself for not looking like Claudia Schiffer or Cindy Crawford etc... as let's face it, almost Nobody does, so who cares! When we're happy, our beautifully clever brains send hormones to the skin that both improve skin oxygenation and balance sebum production, meaning your  complexion becomes fresher, prettier and smoother without doing a thing… what's not to LOVE? 

STRAWBERRY SEASON

In celebration of the Wimbledon Final, nourish your skin with a large bowl of fresh, juicy Strawberries.

Loaded with antioxidant Vitamin C (100g provide 100% of your RDA) to boost skin clarity and stimulate collagen synthesis, Lutein and Zeathancin to enhance longevity of skin cells and Ellagic acid to protect skin cells from inflammation, Strawberries are a delicious beauty food that also promote eye health and have been clinically proven (yippee..) to actively delay the onset of wrinkles.

As Strawberries contain no fat, cholesterol or sodium and are both extremely low in calories (32 Kcal per 100g) and high in fibre, they can help keep your body svelte and beautiful. Last but not least, Strawberries are a good source of Folic Acid; nice to know if you are planning a baby ;)

HOW TO LOOK FABULOUS, MONTE CARLO STYLE…

With one party hot on the heels of the next this June, looking fabulous has never been more important: so here to help are our 'ultimate pre-party beauty tips' :

  1. The night before an important event, choose your dress, shoes, bag and accessories, and try on the shoes to make sure they fit! - being prepared on the night will make ALL the difference to your timekeeping!
     
  2. The day of a party, avoid stodgy, processed food and (of course) any alcohol. Instead, drink lots of water and eat light, with a small, protein and salad-rich meal just before you go out: This will help ensure you look bright & bouncy – and actually have the energy to party!
     
  3. Think about your hair the morning before an event: Hairdressers? Wash it? Wild and touseled? - factor in the time accordingly. The same goes for your nails.
     
  4. Stop everything 2 hours before party time and start to prepare: have an indulgent, steamy bath, apply a thick layer of anti-aging mask to your face & décolleté (see BONNE FEE smoothing, pre-party mask) and lie down for 30 mins to totally relax: a catnap before you go out is as good as several hours sleep – and is the Party Animal's secret weapon; Then makeup, hair, body lotion, dress, …and action…
     
  5. If you are prone to hangovers, take globe artichoke and milk thistle supplements 2 hours before you go out and have more waiting at your bedside with a glass of water (night cream & and a bottle of makeup-remover) for when you return: both globe artichoke and milk thistle are proven to reduce the severity of hangovers.
     
  6. At the party, follow each drink with a glass of water; this helps you pace your alcohol consumption so you can really enjoy the night.
     
  7. Before going home, make your last drink a big glass of orange juice and have another first thing in the morning! Vitamin C helps your body to detoxify.
     
  8. The morning after a party, avoid strong sunshine, as the residual alcohol will make you more sensitive to sunstroke, and drink several cups of antioxidant rich green tea all day long to revive, purify -and prepare for the next event…

CAROTENE + VITAMIN E = SMOOTH SKIN

At DANIELE de WINTER we love Summer: not only for those heavenly, balmy days, but because of all the delicious, Antioxidant laden fruit that becomes ripe at this time of year. Take fresh velvety Apricots and Peaches for example; both are laden with beauty-enhancing Carotenes (beta carotene, lycopene, lutein…) to actively protect skin from sun damage and help reduce break-out's & acne. The closer to the orchard the better, as nothing beats the living energy of just-picked fresh fruit! Furthermore, as Carotenes work in harmony with Vitamin E to smooth your complexion, applying a Vitamin E-rich day cream such as ENERGIE PURE while eating soft, fresh peaches, multiplies the rejuvenating effect to your skin!

EAT CARROTS, DRINK WATER, WEAR SUNSCREEN…

We love the Beach Beauty tips on the Cho-Yung site : for the easy way to look gorgeous this Summer:http://www.choyungtea.com/2012/05/top-tips-for-perfect-beach-beauty

- Have a lovely Weekend!!

Sunny greetings from MC,

Daniele de Winter

THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SUNSHINE

As the Summer approaches weall begin to worry about protecting ourselves from the sun. The biggest contributor to premature skin ageing is excessive sun exposure, which will thin, dry and age your skin prematurely, so we are right to be concerned. Short, daily doses of sunshine, ie 15 to 30 minutes each morning or evening without sunglasses is however a beauty essential : improving skin oxygenation and skin clarity, raising your immunity, enhancing eye health, strengthening bones and teeth and mega-boosting your happiness levels. At all other timeswear a broad brimmed hat and high antioxidant sunscreen (such as our hypoallergenic, antioxidant laden SOLEIL PURE SPF 25 & 50+ UVA & UVB cream)…. and if you would like a deeper tan, apply bronzer. Here’s to your beautiful Summer !

COMBINE AND CONQUER

You know how skin can sometimes feel dry after a long, cold winter? Well you can rapidly rehydrate and replenish your complexion with the following tip:

a) Blend a little 100% botanical facial oil into your daily moisturizer and massage gently into cleansed face, neck and decollete morning and night. Choose an oil containing Rose, Neroli & Palmarosa such as PLUIE DE ROSES calming facial oil to beautifully nourish and plump up your skin. We love Rose oil for its ability to erase fine lines, Neroli for the way it stimulates cellular regeneration & Palmarosa for its ability to hydrate and optimize sebum levels. Combined with ENERGIE PURE antioxidant day cream you can literally watch your skin revive and replenish.

b) Apply with extra care around the lip line and beneath your chin to keep these important areas smooth and line-free. Now on amazing speacial offer with our Easter Beauty Giveaway - while stocks last!

 

LAUGHTER MAKES YOU MORE BEAUTIFUL!

Boris our little Easter bunny says laughter (and munching carrots) makes you more beautiful by toning facial muscles and helping your skin glow naturally. When you laugh, facial circulation increases and your cheeks flush. Laughter also instantly lowers stress levels and laughing at least once every day slows down the aging process! Finally, according to our Style Icon Audrey Hepburn: “Happy girls are the prettiest girls!” No argument there... HAPPY EASTER!!

HOW TO REJUVENATE YOUR EYES!

Latest research shows Papaya fruit helps keep your eyes healthier and more beautiful. Eating Papaya reduces skin inflammation from inside, while applied externally in an eye serum such as L’ELIXIR MAGIC YEUX, Papaya’s enzyme Papin smooths skin around the eye area, while its Vitamin C and Beta-carotene protect fragile skin cells from free radical attack. Combined with Neroli and Hyaluronic acid, this helps to hydrate, smooth and rejuvenate the skin around your eyes. 

CUDDLE ME YOUNG!

A survey published on yahoo.com confirms that one the biggest factors in promoting longevity is Contentment! Along with an antioxidant rich diet and and staying fit & active, 

being relaxed and contented helps residents of Monaco live to, on average, 89.68 years of age, that's approximately a decade longer than the average American and longer than anywhere else in the world. So cuddle up this Sunday and relax - its good for you!

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

The light is beautiful, the Spring air fresh and energizing and the new week full of potential. So bounce out of bed, wear a sexy dress and be incredibly nice to everyone. Let the fabulous female you are take control and have some FUN... and who knows what could happen. Enjoy your week!



 

 

YOUR OWN FRAGRANT, BEAUTY OASIS

When cold winds blow, create your own fragrant, beauty oasis by adding a few drops of FLEURS NOCTURNES relaxing body oil to a steaming bath, lighting some candles and soaking the day away. 100% botanical, FLEURS NOCTURNES contains pure Lavender from Provence and Ylang Ylang from Mauritius to lift your spirits, enhance the quality of your sleep and simultaneously hydrate and clarify your skin. PS... Both Lavender and Ylang Ylang are natural aphrodisiacs...

Bonne nuit!

 

 

HAPPY ST VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!


USE THAT SMILE! In Celebration of St VALENTINE's day, use your smile and be really nice to everyone : A happy mood is not only infectious, it also sends hormones to your skin that optimize sebum levels and make you more beautiful! Our reserch also shows that being very nice to everyone makes getting what you want much easier! HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY!!

http://www.danieledewinter.com/Philosophy/philosophy.html

 

BE MY CHOCBEAUTE!



Romance and the fragrance of Chocolate are in the air. Dark, pink and delicous, DANIELE de WINTER Choc BEAUTÉ are designed to make your skin more beautiful, and are a great way to say 'you're gorgeous' on Valentine's Day. Made of juicy cranberries dipped in rich, dark 80% cocoa chocolate with added beauty vitamins (Vitamin C, Vitamin E), antioxidants (lycopene, lutein, polyphenols, flavonoids) and organic Omega 3 EFA.

The ultimate blend of function and pleasure!
 

Choc BEAUTÉ™

Top Ten Winter Beauty Tips: 10 KEEP HYDRATED ALL WINTER

When it is cold, your skin needs extra care to stay soft and healthy, so protect your complexion with our PETALES d'EAU Hydrating facial mask. Saturated with Orangeblossom essence to smooth and prevent dryness, Aloe Vera to hydrate and accelerate cellular regeneration and Camomile to comfort and soothe. PETALES d'EAU is so gentle it can be used every day: on yourself, your children and even your baby. Free from parabens, artifical colours or fragrances. Just packed with softness...

Top Ten Winter Beauty Tips: Tip 9 - Love your body

This New Year, feel fantastic about yourself exactly the way you are! A
great smile & soft lips are much sexier than bony knees. So forget your
inhibitions, feel the sun on your face - and remember that gorgeous,
authentic beauty comes from inside!

Top Ten Winter Beauty Tips: Tip 8. Beauty Sleep


Imagine you could wake up with prettier skin, more beautiful eyes and a slimmer, yourger looking-body. Just go to bed by 10pm several nights a week and get at least 8 to 9 hours of uninterrupten slumber and you will boost your immunity, repair and rejuvenate your skin, lose weight and dramatically reduce stress levels ­ easy really !

Top Ten Winter Beauty Tips: Tip 7. Love

Love is a hugely important part of life, and so is exercise; so why not combine the two - Both love and exercise release feel good endorphins which are hormone like substances that act as the body's natural painkillers and give you a natural high; they have other similarities in that they both make your heart beat faster, improving blood circulation, making your skin glow and you feel happier and healthier. Both encourage healthy living which can reduce signs of ageing. PS. Snuggling up with Tabatha or Rover also works.