Hilary Bell, Health and Beauty Blogger
In today’s world of heightened health awareness, to say that skin care has reached borderline revolutionary proportions would be quite the understatement. “Lather, Rinse, Repeat” has long since been replaced by “Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate,” and the average bar of soap simply won’t do.
More often than not, the consumer beings we are fall victim to the marketing promises on the front of our skincare bottles, and with promises like- “Silky Smooth Hair in 10 Days!” and “Look 10 years younger in 2 weeks!” who wouldn’t? The problem is that those exciting results promised on the front of those bottles tend to result in our neglect in reading the back of the “little jar full of promises.”
Your first look at the back of those bottles can be eye opening. The first few names on the list of ingredients will either look like a foreign language or the answers to that Chemistry test you forgot to study for in high school. There may be no grade involved in this scenario, but these unfamiliar words are no less frightening. Despite what the front of the bottle promises, these ingredients are hardly contributing to healthier skin and are actually toxic in some cases.
For example, any one of the first few foreign ingredients could very well be a toxic preservative snuck into many skincare products. On the other hand, that word you recognize from your Chemistry test may be an emulsifier used to create the illusion of smoother, healthier skin. When it, in fact, it may actually be a irritant that damages the skin’s protein. Even a word as seemingly innocent as, “fragrance” can mean that wonderful pomegranate smell in your cleanser is made up of thousands of harmful synthetic chemicals. In other words, just because it smells like an antioxidant rich pomegranate doesn’t necessarily mean it’s full of antioxidants.
This is where Placécol comes in. With an emphasis on nutrient- dense plant based ingredients, the backs of these bottles contain no toxins disguised as nice smells and instant smoothing results. Placécol’s Renaissance® range, in particular, contains a wide variety of products made of natural ingredients that nourish your skin. For example, the Radiance Toner and Restoring Night Cream contain Rhodiola Extract.
Rhodiola Rosea, or Golden Root, belongs to the Crassulaceae family. Rhodiola contains an almost unlimited amount of phenolic antioxidants and contains Proanthocyanidins—a phytochemical found in grape seed, cinnamon, cocoa, bilberry, cranberry, black currant, green tea, and black tea. Recent studies show that this phytochemical’s antioxidant capabilities are 20 times more powerful than that of Vitamin C and 50 times more potent than vitamin E. While this is indeed an impressive little factoid, what makes Rhodiola unique to The Renaissance® Range is its ability to penetrate skin with more melanin (darker skin tones) extremely effectively. A note to you beautiful women with darker skin tones, when they tell you that “one size fits all” for skin care—it is simply not true! Placécol’s products are formulated and manufactured in South Africa and we ARE experts in this area. To put it simply, the free radicals you’re constantly warned about in today’s commercials are no match for Placécol’s Renaissance® products. Also, the Proanthocyanidins in Rhodiola suppress the production of endothelin-1, a protein that constricts the blood vessels. Why is that significant? Well, the suppression of this protein makes for greater bioavailability, which, in short, means your body is able to absorb and use ALL the benefits from an antioxidant rich plant like Rhodiola. To put it simply, it’s a win-win for you and your skin.
We use Rhodiola in our Renaissance® range because it is a powerful energizing and protective concentrate that results in healthy and radiant skin. It protects cells from free radical aggression and recharges cells with energy. The result is a revitalized, glowing complexion with improved skin tone.
Renaissance Restoring Night Cream with Rhodiomax
Rhodiola Extract: Protects cells from free Radical aggression and recharge cells with energy. Significant stimulation of the skin’s cell respiration.
Mongongo Nut : This oil is restructuring
Watermelon Extract: Assists in the protection of DNA
Benefits: This special blend of active skin care ingredients help to revitalize the skin, refining its appearance and improving texture and tone. The result is smooth, soft, velvety skin, with a radiant and translucent glow.
Ultimately, Placécol’s Renaissance products for skin health offer you something essential – results from REAL all natural plant based ingredients designed to work with your skin instead of against it. With ingredients like Rhodiola, the back of the bottle will never again be a scary place to look. Once you’ve achieved the younger, healthier looking and feeling skin you’ve been searching for in those other products, you’ll realize that Placécol is the one skincare line that keeps all its promises.