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20
MAR

Spring Beauty Sale – Fatal Attraction: Chemicals to avoid in your Cosmetics

Filed Under: Beauty,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Cosmetics have been popular products for years but this attraction to beauty products may be risky. Many products contain hazardous chemicals ingredients that can be dangerous to your health. Here’s a list of 7 chemicals to avoid in your cosmetics.

1. Parabens: commonly used in makeup and listed as methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl paraben, this toxic ingredient may interfere with hormone function and it has been associated with breast cancer. Found in nearly 90% of all products on the market, parabens are also used in lotions, scrubs, shampoos, and conditioners.

2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): used in cosmetics as a detergent, SLES can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer, as well as a variety of other issues such as eye irritations, skin rashes, hair loss, scalp scurf similar to dandruff, and allergic reactions. Additionally, SLS may damage liver, and affect the respiratory tract.

3. Petrolatum: avoid this particular ingredient at all costs. Used in make-up products, lip balm, lipstick, and skin care products, petrolatum is a mineral oil jelly used as a barrier to lock moisture in the skin in a variety of moisturizers.  This chemical is derivative of petroleum and crude oil and it is known as an endocrine disruptor and a carcinogen. Healthy skin needs to take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Instead, this chemical may suffocate the skin.

4. Triclosan: Found in many cosmetic products including anti-bacterial soap, shampoo, facial cleanser, toothpaste and deodorant, triclosan has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. However, this chemical is a known endocrine and thyroid disrupter.

5. Siloxanes (Cyclomethicone): these silicone-based compounds are used in cosmetics and facial treatments to soften, smooth, and moisten but it may interfere with hormone function, impair human fertility, and damage the liver.

6. Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs): these petroleum-based compounds that are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Commonly used as cosmetic cream bases, PEGs are easily absorbed through the skin and may be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which can cause cancer, as well as lead, nickel and arsenic.

7. Mineral Oil: often used in beauty treatments products, mineral oil is a petroleum by-product which may clog the pores and interferes with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. It may slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. Its solvent properties are used on cleansers to remove oil-based.

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John Masters Organics – Face Wash For Oily Skin Balancing Bearberry – 4 oz.
Peter Lamas – Chinese Herbs Revitalizing Styling Cream – 4 oz.
Peter Lamas – Naturals Rice Volumizing Shampoo – 12 oz.

 
2
MAR

4 Great Uses for Beeswax

Filed Under: Beauty,Home,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Beeswax is an incredible natural substance that can be used in many different ways. Produced naturally by honey worker bees in bee hives, beeswax has non-allergenic properties that can make it a useful skin protection from various airborne allergies. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, also offering slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which can benefit the body. How can you add this amazing product into your life? Here are 4 great uses for beeswax.

1. Skin Moisturizer

Beeswax contains natural moisturizers that make it useful as a skin moisturizer. In fact, beeswax has the ability to lock in your skin’s natural moisture keeping the skin firm and plump, and the vitamins in beeswax can help protect and repair rough, dry, or chapped skin. This amazing product can also be applied to minor burns, skin cuts, scrapes, wounds, or other skin damage in order to help the skin heal. Beeswax can actually soothe easily irritated skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients for those who suffer from allergies or other skin problems like rosacea or eczema.

2. Hair Products

A variety of hair products contain beeswax as an ingredient for a good reason. Beeswax has many of the same health benefits when applied to the hair as it does when rubbed into your skin. Beeswax not only moisturizes hair but it also keeps moisture from getting out of the hair. Plus, beeswax is used to naturally stimulate hair growth and is considered a great alternative product for those battling hair loss.

3. Lip Balm

One of the most popular uses for beeswax is lip balm products. Keep your lips moisturized with this natural protectant as beeswax acts as a layer of protection when applied to the lips, protecting the lips from environmental irritants and even the weather. Beeswax lip balm is one of the best ways to keep your lips from getting chapped during these cold, windy winter months.

4. Candles

Beeswax makes great natural candles and you can do it yourself too. Beeswax candles are free of toxic smoke and can spread the great, sweet smell of honey all around your home.

Badger – Diaper Cream Zinc Oxide Calendula with Beeswax & Sunflower – 2.9 oz.
Burt’s Bees – Beeswax Bounty Kit Assorted Mix – 5 Piece(s)
Wally’s Natural Products – All-Natural 100% Beeswax Multi-Purpose Hollow Candles Herbal – 12 Pack

 
28
FEB

What’s New? MopTop

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of personal care products to our customers: MopTop.

MopTop is a natural hair line designed to help tame dry, frizzy, color, chemically treated hair without build up but with ease, leaving hair soft and curls defined. The company creates products that are useful for all hair types with a quality buyers can trust. MopTop products are designed to free your hair from frizz and let your natural curls shine. If you have dry, frizzy, unruly, color treated or chemically treated hair, you are going to love this line.

MopTop products are carefully formulated from all-natural ingredients and contains no sulfates, no insoluble silicones, no waxes, and most important, no parabens. This unique line of curl-loving products work with your hair’s characteristics to bring out its natural beauty. Founded in 2005, MopTop has inspired millions to discover confidence and natural beauty. With years of industry experience and research, MopTop understands and supports all aspects of the hair care experience including branding, creative, manufacturing, distribution, education, motivation, and the customer experience.

MopTop products have been featured on “Good Morning America’s” website and a televised “Good Afternoon America” segment, in modern Salon, CosmoGirl, InStyle, Southlake Style, Living, and many other publications. Several products have won the NaturallyCurly.com Editors Choice for 2013 and 2014.

Additionally, MopTop has created a entire line of personal care products for kids called Fuzzy Duck. Click here to check all Fuzzy Duck products at Lucky Vitamin.com.

Save even more when you shop MopTop products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code ‘FEB15NEW15′ at checkout for an additional 15% on all products of this new brand.

MopTop – Light Conditioner Citrus Medley – 8 oz.
MopTop – Medium Hold Gel Citrus Medley – 6 oz.
MopTop – Gentle Shampoo Bamboo – 8 oz.

 
9
FEB

DIY – Homemade Hair Masks

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 2:42 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Hair dye, blow dryers and straighteners…oh my.

All three can help us achieve a gorgeous head of locks in the short term but oftentimes they can inflict a hefty price just below the surface, damaging our hair over the long haul. Here are a few safe, homemade masks derived from many ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. They can all help restore your hair and give it back the luster it’s been lacking. 

Moisturize:  Coconut oil & Essential Oils

This is a super simple solution for dry and brittle hair. Just apply two to three tablespoons of coconut oil (depending on the length of your hair). Next, add 6-12 drops of your favorite essential oils. Massage into your scalp and leave on for 30 minutes. A coconut oil mask can sometimes leave a residue. So, we recommend using a mixture of one egg and two tablespoons of water to rinse the conditioner. Leave this on your hair for ten minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Fortify: 1 Egg + 1/2 cup Milk + a squeeze of Lemon + 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

Repair your hair from the inside out with this fortifying hair mask, perfect for boosting shine and strengthening your hair to the core. Egg will add a ton of vitamins A, D and E.  Olive oil will hydrate and the milk will give it the feel of silk. Lemon acts as a natural astringent that will eliminate excess oily buildup. Whisk all the ingredients together and massage into your scalp. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. You can do a final cleanse with a gentle shampoo.

Repair: Half avocado, 1 tsp Honey, 1 tsp Olive Oil

If you color your hair or use a lot of styling tools this mask is for you. Dry, damaged and lifeless hair will be brought back to life via the nourishing properties of avocado. Rich in antioxidants, this mask repairs so well that you won’t need to follow up with a conditioner. Cut and remove the pit form an avocado and blend together all of the above ingredients. If you notice that the mask is too thick, just add a splash of milk to help thin out its consistency. Apply to hair, starting from the roots to your ends. Cover with a cap and relax for at least 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.


 
5
FEB

3 Natural Hair Dyes That Won’t Damage Your Hair

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care,Women's Health at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Did you know that natural hair color products can actually deliver a superior result to your hair than conventional products? That’s right. Many natural hair dyes provide better results with less dry, over-processed hair as well as the great benefit of using a healthier product without ammonia and other dangerous chemical additives. Here’s a selection of 3 natural hair dyes that won’t damage you hair.

1. CoSaMo

CoSaMo offers a top-quality line of non-permanent hair color products which are MSDS certified and FDA approved and contain no-ammonia, no-peroxide and no PPD (p-Phenylenediamine). PPD is primarily used as a dye and is one of the “have to be avoided” ingredients. Short term exposure to high levels of p-phenylenediamine may cause severe dermatitis, eye irritation and tearing, asthma, gastritis, renal failure, vertigo, tremors, and convulsions. The majority of customers believe CoSaMo products work just as well if not better than regular hair color products.

2. Surya Brasil

Surya Brasil offers a unique line of natural cosmetic products to promote beauty and health. The company not only has products with assured natural ingredients, but it also abstains from using substances that are harmful to you or to the environment. Surya Brasil contains no lead, ammonia, PPD dyes, and any other chemicals.

3. Naturtint

Naturtint offers a premium line of natural hair coloring products featuring plant-based active ingredients. This unique permanent hair coloring works by using a three-step process without ammonia, parabens, silicones, paraffin, mineral oils, heavy metals, artificial fragrances, SLS, or formaldehyde derivatives. The active plant-based ingredients and the pH of the colorant cream help to open the external cuticle layer of the hair naturally. Next, the natural color of the hair is removed, and micro-pigments penetrate the deepest layers of the hair with the new color. Finally, the cuticle returns to its original position, trapping the colorants inside the hair to ensure that the new color won’t fade away.

CoSaMo – Love Your Color Non-Permanent Hair Color 780 Auburn – 3 oz.
Naturtint – Permanent Hair Colorant 3N Dark Chestnut Brown – 5.4 oz.
Surya Brasil – Henna Brasil Cream Hair Coloring with Organic Extracts Black – 2.31 oz.

 
4
FEB

The Truth about Triclosan

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Many people don’t really know what it is and some other people never even heard about it. We are talking about triclosan, a substance that has been all over the headlines as a potential dangerous ingredient used in personal care products.

Triclosan is a chlorinated phenolic bactericide which is added to products to fight bacteria, molds and yeasts and to prevent odor. This antibacterial additive is found in multiple personal hygiene products including toothpastes, soaps, deodorants, body-washes as well as children’s toys, footwear, cooking tools, and furniture.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) triclosan is not known to be hazardous to humans. In addition, the FDA states that there is not sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan at this time.

However, researchers have found intriguing and quite disturbing results from products which contain triclosan as it may bring some very serious side effects. Studies have definitively shown that triclosan does cause problems with the production of several hormones, including thyroid hormone, estrogen and testosterone. Some experts believe that there could be an increased risk of breast cancer when using triclosan, labeling this ingredient as a probable carcinogen.

Additionally, a new study has linked triclosan to liver damage as researchers believe that exposure to the ingredient was associated with liver fibrosis and cancer. It just adds more to its bad reputation as past research has linked it to heart issues and allergies in children. Even large companies such as Procter and Gamble and Avon are removing triclosan from their products. With so many great natural products available, you have no reason to take a chance with products which contain triclosan.

Auromere – Ayurvedic Herbal Toothpaste Fresh Mint – 4.16 oz.
Naturally Fresh – Deodorant Crystal Spray Mist Body Tropical Breeze – 4 oz.
Pure Life Soap Co. – Bar Soap Lemongrass – 4.4 oz.

 
29
JAN

7 Habits for Younger Looking Skin

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Sleep

Better sleep can promote younger looking skin. Studies have found that cellular renewal of the skin is fastest at night, explaining the reason night creams work so well for many people. A quality night of 8-9 hours of sleep can definitely help your skin look better and younger.

Water

Drinking water is essential to promote a healthy, radiant, younger looking skin. If your skin is not getting enough water, the lack of hydration will cause dry, flaky skin. Dry skin has much less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.

Exercise

Studies have shown that regular exercise can actually reverse skin aging. As little as three hours a week of moderate physical activity can help improve both inner and outer layers of the skin.

Antioxidants

Dermatologists believe that antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, and E can help decrease the risk of sun and environmental damage to the skin. Antioxidants are known to disarm wrinkle-causing free radicals resulting in less molecules that damage cells.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are loaded with beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant (see above). Spinach, kale, Swiss chard and others dark leafy greens also provide fiber, lutein and potassium, all important ingredients to promote glowing skin.

Alcohol

Alcohol’s effect on the skin can be significant as it steals the hydration, leaving your skin dry. Alcohol hinders the production of vasopressin, an anti-diuretic hormone, causing the kidneys to work extra hard to remove excess water. The result is dry skin, more likely to wrinkle and make you look older than you are.

Meditation

Some people say: if you feel younger, you look younger. Meditation is believed to slow down the aging process, consequently promoting better, healthy skin. So why not give meditation a try? There is no side effects and it can only bring benefits to your health.

Life Extension – Skin Restoring Phytoceramides with Lipowheat 350 mg. – 30 Liquid Capsules
Jeffrey James Botanicals – The Creme All Day & Night Facial Creme – 2 oz.
Derma-E – Deep Wrinkle Reverse Moisturizer with Peptides Plus – 2 oz.

 
23
JAN

What’s New? Sibu Seven

Filed Under: Personal Care,Supplements at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Vegan products continue to grow in popularity across the country and, following this positive trend, we have great news for our customers. Lucky Vitamin is introducing a premium vegan brand of products to our site: Sibu Seven.

Sibu Seven offers a top-quality line of vegan products made from the Himalayan sea buckthorn berry. Known as the “beauty berry” across Europe and Asia, sea buckthorn contains over 190 bioactive compounds that restore, revitalize and protect youthful beauty. These hardy berries help nourish skin, hair, and nails with powerful antioxidants and essential fatty acids, including the rare Omega 7, a key building block not only to healthy skin, hair, and nails but also aids digestion and may help you maintain a healthier weight.

Sibu Seven beauty features luxurious natural skin cleansers, moisturizes, and other topical treatments as well as dietary supplements that beautify and protect from the inside-out. Founded in 2003, the company has designed a variety of products based on this powerful holy fruit. All sea buckthorn berries used for the products are harvested from the most remote locations of the Himalayas, known to be a superior source of this fruit.

Also known as palmitoleic acid, omega 7 fatty acid can be found in animal and plant sources, including macadamia nuts and cold-water fish. However, sea buckthorn contains a much higher concentration of this valuable fatty acid, up to 40% as compared to 17% in macadamia nuts. While this omega has numerous skin and health benefits, it is also known for its ability to support a healthy weight, cardiovascular health, and gastro-intestinal health.

You can save even more when you shop Sibu Seven products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code JAN15NEW15 at checkout for an additional 15% all products of this new brand.

Sibu Seven – Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil – 60 Vegetarian Softgels
Sibu Seven – Omega 7 Organic Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil – 50 ml.
Sibu Seven – Omega 7 Pure – 750 ml.

 
13
JAN

6 Effective Tips to Banish Cellulite

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care,Women's Health at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Did you know that cellulite can affect men and women of any body weight or size? Cellulite is the presence of toxic deposits of subcutaneous fat material and fibrous tissue that are not able to be eliminated, causing a dimpling effect on the skin. These deposits often occur on the thighs and hips of women but do happen to men too. There are many ways to treat cellulite, often done by techniques to break down these toxic body deposits and remove them out your body. Here, we present you 6 effective tips to banish cellulite.

1. Dry Brush: 

Dry brushing can help minimizing cellulite. Just use a dry body brush to scrub thighs and buttocks vigorously, promoting nutrients and removing toxins from the skin. Dry brushing promotes the tissue to swell hiding the uneven dimpling effect of cellulite. This is an easy-to-do, efficient treatment but only removes it temporarily, so you may have to do it as often as needed.

2. Coffee Scrub

Coffee can help too as caffeine is an excellent ingredient to treat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. You can make a homemade mix of olive oil and warm coffee grounds, creating a thick paste. Then, use it as a body scrub on areas that have cellulite, rubbing into problem areas to stimulate the blood flow. Massage vigorously for a few minutes then shower to wash it off.

3. Seaweed

Seaweed baths have been used in the Mediterranean for many years as it may help reduce the appearance of cellulite. An inexpensive home treatment, you just need to add four sheets of seaweed to your bath once a week to get the maximum benefit.

4. Stretching

Stretching and exercising are very effective ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Combine strength training, to improve the tone of muscle tissue, with regular high-intensity interval-training, to burn fat and speed up your metabolism. Stretch before and after exercise to promote better circulation, minimizing cellulite appearance on the skin.

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can be used as a cellulite massage oil treatment. The massage exfoliates the epidermis, stimulates blood flow and lymph circulation, and encourages the growth of new skin, factors which contribute to reducing the appearance of cellulite. Prepare the skin for the massage treatment by taking a hot shower, opening your pores. Then, vigorously brush the area affected by the cellulite in a circular motion to increase circulation and remove any dead skin that is preventing the body from absorbing the oil.

6. Healthy Eating

Many foods can help you battle cellulite including foods high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids such as fish and flaxseeds, food with unsaturated fats such as nuts, seeds, and avocados, as well as lean protein like chicken breast, and whole grains foods such as whole grain bread and cereals, brown rice, pasta, quinoa and barely. Fruits and vegetable are also helpful. Bananas and papaya are particularly effective in cellulite prevention due to their high potassium content. Fruits high in vitamin C such as oranges, berries and pineapple may boost collagen levels, a protein found in the connective tissues of the body, which may strengthen tissues and reduce appearance of cellulite. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach or kale, as well as asparagus can also fight cellulite. And of course, drink lots of water, the most important ingredient to banish cellulite.

Ideal Marketing Concepts – AmiLean Advanced Cellulite Slimming Lotion with Aminophylline – 8 oz.
AHAVA – DeadSea Plants Firming Body Cream – 6.8 oz.
Seaweed Bath Company – Wildly Natural Seaweed Detox Cellulite Cream – 6 oz.

 
11
JAN

5 Natural Ways to Battle Acne

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Dealing with acne can be a pain. Finding an efficient product can be just as painful as many conventional products don’t produce the results they claim, and also contain all kinds of hazardous chemicals in their formulas. More people are switching to natural remedies and treatments to acne, so here’s a list of 7 natural remedies to treat and reduce the appearance of acne.

1. Vitamin A

Vitamin A has long been associated with reducing acne and many prescription acne treatments are based on this vitamin. Vitamin A can also be applied directly to the skin to minimize pimples.

2. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is associated with healthy skin and reduced inflammation. Vitamin E is often applied directly to patches of psoriasis with some positive results. Vitamin E can also be applied directly to the skin as this vitamin is fat soluble.

3. Green Tea

Green Tea provides a dual-pronged approach to combating acne. It can be both consumed and brewed as well as applied directly to acne. When consumed or drank as tea, green tea is a major anti-inflammatory. It has anti-oxidants which can reduce inflammation and improve skin health. Additionally, when applied directly to the skin, green tea appears to be able to help by destroying the bacteria that cause acne.

4. Probiotics

Probiotics are also a great natural acne remedy. Probiotics helps the breakdown of fiber as well as to fight off harmful bacteria and fungal infections. The collective of bacteria in the digestive tract is often referred to as gut flora. When gut flora is sparse or unbalanced, many problems may result including increased inflammation. Keeping your flora balanced reduces the risk of inflammation and, therefore, the chances of acne.

5. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an excellent natural acne remedy due to its ability to destroy bacteria. The oil extracted from the tree possesses anti-bacterial properties and as a result can be applied to the skin with noticeable benefit. Tea tree oil is meant to be applied to the face as oil or as part of a lotion.

Yes To – Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Pore Scrub for Acne – 4 oz.
Earth’s Care – Acne Spot Treatment Maximum Strength – 0.97 oz.
Nature’s Way – AKN (acne) Skin Care 465 mg. – 100 Capsules

 
10
JAN

A New Superfood You Need In Your Pantry

Filed Under: Personal Care,Superfoods,Supplements at 8:01 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Eaten for thousands of years by Africans and Ancient Egyptians, baobab was traditionally used for fevers, dysentery and diarrhea. All told, the baobab fruit has higher antioxidant levels than acai berry, significantly more vitamin C than an orange, and is a good source of fiber, calcium, and potassium. Studies even show that polyphenol-rich baobab fruit reduces starch digestion and glycemic response in humans

It’s easy to add baobab to your daily regimen, and trust us, it’s easy. The Powbab Superfuit Chews are AMAZING. It’s fruity, chewy goodness is similar to a Now & Later candy but gives you 100% daily antioxidant dose per chew! We guarantee that you won’t be able to eat just one.

The cold winter months can leave you feeling sluggish and tired but adding one scoop of Powbab Organic Baobab Superfruit powder to your smoothie or oatmeal can give you that extra boost to help you power through the day. Here’s a delicious recipe we tried and loved. It will give your digestion system the attention it deserves — especially after post-holiday overindulgence — by supplying your body with 20% of your daily recommended dosage of vitamin C and 8% of daily fiber in just two teaspoons.

Dry and flaky skin is an unfortunate fact of life for most of us during the long winter doldrums, but we were lucky enough to find some relief after finding Powbab 100% Baobab Oil. While many oils can leave your skin feeling greasy, this Boabab will not. It absorbs quickly into your skin, leaving it smooth and soft without the residue.  Not only is Baobab Oil perfect for sensitive skin, it heals eczema, psoriasis, scarring and stretch marks too!

When it comes to superfoods country of origin is very important. Be sure to buy only from trustworthy brands that are fair trade. Powbab® baobab is IMO Certified, USDA organic, Kosher, Non-GMO project verified, vegan, sustainably harvested and fair trade.


 
22
DEC

7 Health Benefits from Biotin/Vitamin B7

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Personal Care,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Biotin or B7 is a vitamin needed by every living cell of your body. Eggs, cheese, mushrooms, tuna, sardines, berries, leafy vegetables, peanuts and are good food sources of biotin. Getting enough biotin can provide multiple health benefits. Just to mention a few, here are 7 health benefits from biotin/B7:

1. Promotes beautiful skin: getting the sufficient amount of biotin may help promote glowing, wrinkle-free skin. Biotin is used in several skin care products like massage oils and creams. Lack of biotin may cause several skin problems including rashes, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and acne.

2. Keeps your hair healthy: biotin supports hair growth and strengthening as a variety of hair products, shampoos and conditioners have biotin as a key ingredient in them. It works wonders for problems like dry, brittle hair and hair fall.

3. Promotes healthy nails:  the cosmetic industry has used biotin in a variety of products for nails. In fact, many supplements are labeled “hair, skin and nails” and contain significant amounts of biotin in their formulas.

4.  Weight loss helper: studies have shown that biotin is essential to sustain proper rates of metabolism. With high biotin levels, your body is able to breakdown food at a faster rate increasing your metabolism, thereby helping in weight loss.

5. May prevent diabetes: Biotin plays a role in enhancing the secretion of insulin, a protein that regulates blood sugar levels. Multiple studies have suggested that biotin may play an important role in preventing and treating diabetes.

6. Improve digestion: biotin’s main function is carrying out metabolic processes of the body. When you eat, several reactions rely on biotin to properly breakdown the food, including breakdown of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. If your body has sufficient levels of biotin, the food will instantly be processed.

7. May Prevent Heart Disease: research suggests that biotin helps in reducing certain risk factors leading to heart disease. Regular biotin supplementation may reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and total cholesterol, as well as reducing the risk of, heart attack atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.

Superior Source – Biotin Instant Dissolve 5000 mcg. – 100 Tablets
Good ‘N Natural – Biotin 7500 mcg. – 50 Tablets
LuckyVitamin – Biotin 5000 mcg. – 240 Capsules

 
18
DEC

What’s New? Seaweed Bath Company

Filed Under: Health Aids,Personal Care at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of personal care products to our customers: Seaweed Bath Company.

Seaweed Bath Company offers a variety of skin care products to naturally help fighting dry, flaking and scaling skin, as well as managing severely irritated skin. With formulas designed with a combination of high-quality, all-natural ingredients, the company hopes to bring the ocean’s bounty into everyday life. Seaweed Bath Company was born from the belief that healthy hydration is the basis of true beauty. From the ocean’s nutrient-rich waters, the company discovered a special ingredient capable to revitalize stressed skin of all types.

Bladderwrack seaweed is an amazing ingredient rich in essential and non-essential amino acids found in your skin. The Seaweed Bath Company sustainably hand-harvests fresh bladderwrack seaweed from cold, mineral-rich waters off the coast of Maine to create the highest quality, all-natural products. Amino acids can help to hydrate dry skin and alleviate flaking, scaling and red skin often associated with certain skin conditions.

Seaweed Bath Company blends certified organic seaweed-based with pure Neem and Hawaiian Kukui oils for vitamin E and essential fatty acids, from oleic to linoleic and linolenic, plus natural anti-bacterial and emollient protection. For generations, cultures around the world have used the power of seaweed to help soothe irritated, flaking and scaling skin. Today, seaweed-based bath products are an integral part of both Thalassotherapy and Balneotherapy–holistic water-based therapies that help manage the skin conditions associated with psoriasis and eczema.

You can save even more when you shop Seaweed Bath Company products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code DEC14NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. Offer expires 12/31/14.

Seaweed Bath Company – Wildly Natural Seaweed Body Wash Unscented – 12 oz.
Seaweed Bath Company – Wildly Natural Seaweed Volumizing Argan Shampoo Lavender Scent – 12 oz.

 
14
DEC

Save Your Skin with Hypoallergenic Personal Care

Filed Under: Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Many people, myself included, have sensitivities to certain ingredients found in body washes, shampoos, deodorants, and laundry detergents.  Whether it’s breaking out in a rash, redness, itching, stinging, dry scaly skin we can all react differently to the ingredients found in our daily products.  However, you shouldn’t feel limited in what you can use on a daily basis. Lucky Vitamin carries a wide selection of hypoallergenic personal care products.

Laundry detergents are often forgot about when it comes to making sure your personal care products are not the cause of your skin problems. Chemicals, fragrances, and other ingredients found in your detergents are then washed and imprinted onto your clothes. When you wear these clothes directly against your skin this can cause your skin to become irritated. LuckyVitamin carries top rated brands like Earth Friendly and Seventh Generation, which come in a variety of scents, and is gentler on your skin. Worried about the little someone in your life as well?  We also carry Attitude, a hypoallergenic laundry detergent to help protect your baby’s soft yet sensitive skin.

Your daily shower or bath routine can also be a burden to your skin.  Like your detergents, certain chemicals, artificial scents, and other ingredients contained in your body washes can be detrimental to your skin. When it comes to keeping clean choosing the right body wash for you makes all the difference. LuckyVitamin carries a wide variety of body washes that smell delicious yet wont leave your skin feeling dry and irritated. We even carry a variety of body washes that you can use the next time your baby needs a bath.   Lastly don’t forget to check your moisturizer and body lotions. These products go onto your skin to help keep it soft and smooth, but make sure it doesn’t leave you feeling the opposite. With such a large selection of products to choose from on our site, you shouldn’t be stuck using something that isn’t working for you or your skin!


 
7
DEC

5 Winter Skin Care Tips

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Maintaining healthy skin can be difficult during the winter. The harsh cold weather outside along with the blasting heat inside can create many skin problems. As your skin needs extra attention in the winter, we offer you five skin care beauty tips during cold weather conditions:

1. Drink Water

Drinking water is essential for good health not only the winter but all year long. Hydrate your skin from within by drinking lots of water including when you go outside. Herbal teas are also a great way to keep it up with proper hydration.

2. Flax Seed Oil

Flax seed oil can moisturize your body from the inside. This amazing supplement contains vital fatty acids which can do a lot for your overall health. It is available in oil form as well as in capsule form.

3. Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin is essential during cold days as this process help removing dead skin cells from your body. Exfoliating once or twice a week can keep your skin free from old dry cells as well as properly preparing to moisturize your skin.

4. Oil-based moisturizer

Most people prefer creams and lotions but they do tend to dry out the skin rather than keep it moisturized and soft. Oil-based moisturizers can help protect your skin from moisture loss and are often more efficient than lotion forms.

5. Humidifier

If you are willing the buy one, a humidifier is one of the best tools to keep your skin in good shape during the winter. A humidifying system puts moisture back into the air and helps your skin remain supple instead of cracked and dry.

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Saavy Naturals – Moringa Oil Body Wash Bulgarian Rose – 8 oz.
Nubian Heritage – Body Wash Coconut & Papaya – 13 oz.

 
 
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