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♦ You just won’t believe your eyes! ♦ YOUTH Restoring Eye Treatment…
♦ Why YOUTH Restoring Eye Treatment means results that last! ♦ 5 reasons to start using an eye cream… ♦ Oxidative stress and premature aging
♦ Antioxidant fire extinguishers… ♦ Fighting free radicals… ♦ When the “bad bugs” are swarming… ♦ The remedy…
Age is not a question of years. It is a question with how you deal with those years. You are at the beginning!
~ Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr.
You just won’t believe your eyes!
Worked late into the night? Baby didn’t let you sleep? Stayed out with your friends? Your eyes are the first to reveal fatigue, stress and lack of sleep. Since the skin around your eyes is very delicate, compared to the rest of your face, it’s also the first to reveal fine lines and other signs of aging.
Because life doesn’t always let us get 8 hours of sleep, we have just what you need… a little extra TLC to help you wake each day to brighter, smoother, more youthful-looking eyes!
Introducing Shaklee’s all-in-one YOUTH Restoring Eye Treatment, a multi-tasking powerhouse that delivers unbelievable anti-aging benefits and visible solutions to tired, dry or puffy eyes. Plus… it’s 100% vegan, cruelty free and gluten free. And… there’s so much more…
YOUTH Restoring Eye Treatment…
◊ Contains a unique Peptide Blend shown in a clinical study to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes, and crow’s feet in as few as 7 days!*
◊ Reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles.*
◊ Helps smooth eye contour; visibly firms and hydrates.**
◊ Features a unique cooling tip that refreshes and energizes the eye area with a gentle massage at application. So cool!
* As measured in a 28-day clinical study, 36 subjects, twice daily use.
** As perceived by a significant majority of sub-jects in a 28-day clinical study, 36 subjects, twice daily use.
Why YOUTH Restoring Eye Treatment means results that last!
Wouldn’t you love to awaken each day to brighter, smoother, more youthful-looking eyes? Most people would say…
How about you? Are you fed up with puffy eyes, dark circles, dry skin and wrinkles that only get deeper every day?
Let me ask you something else. Have you seen those commercials where a person with bags under their eyes applies a product, waits a few minutes, and presto… the bags are gone? Yes, it’s amazing… but it’s also temporary. You can practically accomplish the same thing by smearing egg whites under your eyes. The egg whites dry, shrink, and tighten up the skin for a little while, making the bags look like they’re gone. (Our grandmothers used to do it!)
Instead… how would you like to shrink… or even erase completely… those bags permanently? Well, Shaklee just introduced a product that can make those bags… and the wrinkles, the dry skin. the puffiness. crow’s feet and dark circles… go away for a long, long time and replace them with firmer, more youthful skin within as few as 7 days!
It’s called YOUTH Restoring Eye Treatment… and it’s available now… just for you!
This all-in-one eye treatment is an essential add-on to the YOUTH Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen (use it after your toner and before your serum). It’s suitable for women and men of all ages and leaves skin hydrated, refreshed, and more radiant.
YOUTH Restoring Eye Treatment is formulated with powerful moisturizing anti-aging ingredients and botanicals:
⇒⇒ Slows appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, eyelid sagging; firms and smooths skin by supporting collagen production and accelerating skin cell renewal.
⇒⇒ Minimizes dark circles by brightening the skin under the eyes.
Lotus Japonicus and Schisandra Chinensis fruit extract
⇒⇒ Its anti-aging action supports the production of collagen, elastin and fibrillin and structurally provides more nutrients and energy to the skin.
⇒⇒ Moisturizes and protects by binding water to the skin. Absorbs up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
Muscadine Grape polyphenols and Vital Repair®+ Complex
⇒⇒ Moisturizes and protects by reducing the effects of free radicals; protects cellular DNA and prevents the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
Cooling Applicator Tip
⇒⇒ Reduces appearance of puffiness and redness of undereye area by supporting microcirculation.
YOUTH Restoring Eye Cream is suitable for contact lens wearers, and along with all other YOUTH products is:
- Ophthalmologist tested
- Dermatologist tested
5 reasons to start using an eye cream…
♦♦ The skin around your eyes is different. It’s more fragile, drier, and shows signs of age and fatigue more readily. Eye creams are formulated differently than facial moisturizers, with ingredients targeting the delicate skin around your eyes.
♦♦ Wrinkles are visible around your eyes. Thinner than the rest of the face and subject to a significant amount of movement, the skin around your eyes may show signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet more readily. While expression lines develop naturally over time, a good eye cream contains peptides and other collagen-boosting ingredients to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
♦♦ The area around your eyes looks dry. The fact is there are fewer oil glands in the skin around your eyes. An eye cream can help retain moisture to keep the more fragile skin around your eyes looking smooth and hydrated.
♦♦ Your eyes get puffy. Often the result of fluid buildup under the eyes, puffiness can occur due to a salty diet, lack of sleep, or even genetics. An effective eye cream paired with gentle massaging of the eye area can help remedy this.
♦♦ Then there are the dark circles. Dark circles can be genetic or show up when you’re tired or stressed. Whatever the culprit, eye cream can reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Oxidative stress and premature aging
Perhaps you’ve heard of it… oxidative stress. You know that it’s bad for your health, but… do you really know why? Oxidative stress is the imbalance created when your body attempts to counteract the production of free radicals. As free radicals are produced, they create havoc in the body. Your body is supposed to be able to keep them at bay by neutralizing them with antioxidants. The biggest cause of oxidative stress is a lack of antioxidants that fight free radicals.
So… what exactly are free radicals? A free radical is a molecule that contains oxygen and has at least one unpaired electron. Generally speaking, oxygen-containing molecules aren’t reactive. However, some of them go through a change within the body that transforms them. They become reactive, creating destructive free radicals, damaging DNA, and causing a massive destabilization of other molecules, which then triggers a large free radical chain reaction. One of the most devastating results is cancer.
Antioxidants are tasked with the eradication of free radical damage. But when an imbalance between the two takes place, oxidative stress occurs.
Oxidative Stress Damage
Since oxidative stress can cause Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, heart failure, heart attack, blood vessel disorders, gene mutations, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory diseases, atherosclerosis, and of course… premature aging, stop it in its tracks with Shaklee antioxidant supplements!
Antioxidant fire extinguishers…
Put out the fire of inflammation caused by free radicals with these antioxidants:
✔ Sustained Release or Chewable Vita-C… a powerful antioxidant that helps support the immune system and protects against free radicals.
✔ Immunity Formula 1 contains a blend of six immunoactive vitamins along with mineral support for a strong immune system.
✔ Vita-E Complex®… provides 400IU of naturally sourced vitamin E, 65 mcg of selenium and 38 mg of grape seed extract containing proanthocyanidins, compounds that appear to have more powerful antioxidant properties than both vitamins C and E.
✔ FlavoMax… delivers potent antioxidant protection to the blood and tissues, especially the liver and intestines.
✔ NutriFeron… an exclusive, patented formula which increases levels of interferon, crucial to immunity.
✔ Vivix… a proprietary, all natural blend of diverse polyphenols designed to help protect and repair DNA, activate cellular defenses, neutralize free radicals and slow aging at the cellular level.
Fighting free radicals…
You can reduce the risk of oxidative stress by fighting free radicals. Here’s how:
- Avoid hydrogenated fats.
- Improve your indoor air quality and avoid pollutants.
- Do not consume food that has been fried at a high heat.
- Do not smoke and avoid smoke-filled rooms.
- Avoid drinking water that has been treated with chorine and other chemicals. Filter it with a Get Clean Water Pitcher.
- Avoid dehydration.
- Reduce your consumption of sugar and animal protein.
- Avoid living close to waste dumps or power lines.
- Avoid food containing preservatives and toxic chemicals… processed and fast foods.
- Only take medications when absolutely necessary.
- Avoid using cleaning supplies that contain harmful chemicals. Instead, use Get Clean Products.
- Limit your alcohol intake.
- Avoid exposure to radiation.
- Buy organic to avoid pesticides.
- Practice self-care to avoid stress and take Stress Relief Complex to combat anxiety.
- Wear Enfuselle SPF 30 for Body every time you leave the house, no matter how short the trip.
Your body is creating free radicals on a daily basis, but that doesn’t mean you have to fall prey to premature aging and disease. Take every opportunity you can to avoid oxidative stress.
When the “bad bugs” are swarming…
Have you ever taken an antibiotic? I mean… ever? If so… chances are the bacteria in your gut is out of balance. As miraculous as antibiotics can be when we need them, they don’t just destroy bad bacteria. They can also destroy the good bacteria in the gut that help keeps the “bad bugs” from multiplying and taking over, causing myriad health problems such as constipation or diarrhea, excess gas, chronic bad breath, candidiasis, allergies, vaginal or bladder infections and even hormonal issues.
The large intestine
Most bacteria are found in the large intestine. They stimulate the digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, destroy toxic digestive by-products, synthesize vitamin K, and prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria in your food.
When you take antibiotics the good bacteria in your colon may die, causing diarrhea. Diarrhea prevents your colon from absorbing water, resulting in a loss of not only fluids, but electrolytes, proteins, and vitamins, as well.
The small intestine
If you have Crohn’s disease or diabetes, you might also be suffering from an overgrowth of microorganisms in your small intestine, causing abdominal discomfort, weight loss and even malnutrition.
Don’t let the “bad bugs” win!
If you are experiencing digestive problems, start by eating probiotic foods. Probiotics contain live cultures of bacteria similar to the healthy types that inhabit your colon.
Probiotic foods include miso, sauerkraut, yogurt, and pickled foods.
One of the easiest ways to correct a bacterial imbalance is to take Optiflora® …a two-product digestive health system. Once the 500 millinon probiotics are delivered to the gut, prebiotics deliver important nutrients that healthy intestinal bacteria need to grow and thrive.