Wednesday, August 20, 2008
From the food we eat, the pollutants in the air that we breath, the water we drink, the products that we put on our bodies, to the stresses of our every day life and the things we touch - we add toxins to our bodies. Today, Detoxification is as essential to well-being as a good diet and exercise. Detoxification supports the body's natural ability to cleanse and restore itself. Over time, toxins can build up and overwhelm the body, weakening the immune system. This leads to Poor Digestion, Fatigue, Stress, Skin Breakouts, Joint Stiffness, Weight Gain or Loss and Premature Aging.
Did you know that according to a 2002 USDA study, the average American consumes per year - 150 lbs sugar, 566 cans of soda (equivalent is 52 tsp sugar per day), 45 large bags of potato chips, 120 orders of french fries, 190 candy bars, 120 pastries and 150 slices of pizza? This is an extraordinary increase of an average of 105.2% consumption of junk food over a similar USDA 1981 study. Did you also know that over an average lifetime we consume over 100 tons of food. Now if you consider that an average elephant weighs in at around 5 tons, then over our lifetime we consume the equivalent of 20 elephants and our Gastro-Intestinal Tract has an enormous task at hand. Therefore it is crucial, critical for our health to "keep things moving" in a healthy manner. Couple our eating habits with all of the external pollutants and you know why it is important for us all to detox on a regular basis.
SeaSource Detox Spa brings you sea extracts and marine botanicals in our SeaSource personal care products and an excellent 7 day detox supplement to deeply cleanse and help rid your system of the internal and external toxins that come to us in so many ways. These nine nutrient-rich ocean botanical products, with vital marine extracts from the North Atlantic, Pacific and European coasts will strengthen, stimulate and support you in a very beneficial way.
As part of your detox experience you will refine the art of the soak. It is B.A.T.H. Time. Balneotherapy, Algotherapy, Thalassotherapy and Hydrotherapy. The at-home SeaSource Detox Spa ritual combines innovative
* Atoligomer is a registered trademark of CODIF Research and Nature, St Malo, France
The key actions of the SeaSource Detox Spa are to deep cleanse and purify the body both inside and out and help revitalize the skin's radiance and tone; as well as to assist elimination and flush the excess toxins and water within the body and to improve microcirculation and lymphatic circulation. The program is built around 3 key actions.
1. Stimulate - Your home spa journey begins by stimulating the skin's surface to help encourage natural purification while replenishing essential minerals.
Step 1. The Dry Body Brush.
Stimulate the skin's surface with body brushing before massage shower or bath. Always use circular motions and work from the feet to the tops of the legs, then from the fingertips to the shoulders and finally from the back to the stomach. In essence you are always working in circular motions toward the heart. This stimulates blood supply to the entire skin's surface, enabling superficial detoxification.
Step 2. 5-in-1 Massage Oil for Face and Body
Always start with a clean skin and warm the oil in your hands, and, using a circular motion, you will experience a blissful massage with this enriched natural essential oil blend with added stimulating ingredients that will delight your senses and soothe your skin while delivering nourishing minerals to deeply relax your mind and body. The key ingredients in this oil are a complex set of sea extracts including Bladderwrack, Sea Kelp, Spirulina, Sea Fennel, and natural plant oils of Sunflower, Safflower, Hazel Seed and Jojoba.
Step 3. Foaming Sea Salt Scrub for the body and RE9 REveal Facial Scrub for the face
This gentle foaming body buffer - Sea Salt Scrub lathers into a rich foam as it gently exfoliates the skin's surface, releasing toxins increasing microcirculation and stimulating skin to promote a healthy-looking radiance, without disturbing the skin's essential balance. Key ingredients are complex set of sea extracts including Bladderwrack, Sea Kelp, Spirulina, Atoligomer*Sea Salt Sea Fennel, and natural plant oils of Sunflower, Safflower, Hazel Seed, Grapeseed and Jojoba.
The RE9 REveal Facial Scrub:
Apply a generous layer of the scrubs, you can also add the 5-in-1 massage oil to both scrubs if you have the time to give yourself a scrub and massage all-in-one treatment. Rinse thoroughly when finished and towel dry.
Step 4. Sea Mud Face and Body Mask
Invigorate your face and body in this enriched, sea derived mud that contains stimulating ingredients and marine botanicals that help purify, detoxify and condition the skin's surface. It leaves your skin very soft and glowing. Key ingredients are complex set of sea extracts including Bladderwrack, Sea Kelp, Spirulina, Atoligomer*Sea Salt Sea Fennel, and natural plant oils of Sunflower, Safflower, Bentonite and Ginger Root Extract.
Apply a generous layer to the face or any part of the body, avoiding the eye area and around the mouth. For the face leave on for 10-15 minutes - this is a great time to take an intensive soak using the Purifying Detox Sea Soak. If you are using this on your body, wrap the area in a towel or robe to keep the mask warm and relax for 15 minutes. Try a cup of the delicious Arbonne Figure 8 Detox Tea to add to your detox experience.
2. Strengthen - Continue your spa journey with beneficial marine plant extracts that hydrate and nourish skin's moisture barrier with vitamins and sea minerals.
Step 5. Detoxifying Rescue Wash or Purifying Sea Soak
Shower: Gently wash away impurities on your face, body and hair with this ultra-gentle, purifying wash, blended with stimulating and detoxifying ingredients from the ocean. It's unique formula protects against free-radical damage and lays down a protective moisture barrier on the skin's surface.
Bath: You can also add 1-3 capfuls of the wash to running water in your soak tub
Key ingredients are Botanical extract blend of Chamomile Flower, Rosemay Leaf, Sage Leaf, Spirulina and plant plankton extracts combined with soy protein.
The Purifying Sea Soak
Seawater is full of life and extremely therapeutic. Submerge yourself in the rare treasures of the sea in a warm bath filled with relaxing, invigorating and strengthening sea minerals that help purify and nurture your skin. Bathe to rejuvenate and delight in a dramatically more glowing appearance. Experience a wave of rejuvenation and emerge with a renewed spirit and glowing vitality. For an intensive soak, Empty one packet of Purifying Sea Soak into a tub of warm water (96.8-100F - 36-38C) and maintain bath temperature by adding more warm water as needed. Do not rinse, just towel dry after soaking for 15-20minutes. Then relax to cool down and let the trace minerals continue to treat the skin. Key ingredients are Botanical sea extract complex of Bladderwrack, Sea Kelp, Spirulina, Sea Fennel Altigomer Sea Salt.
Step 6. Fortifying Hair Mask ( I love this product, this is my favourite in the range)
A blend of the oceans most potent botanicals fortify the hair against environmental toxins and harsh climates with a superb, hydrating formula that helps strengthen, condition, repair and revitalize the hair shaft for a lustrous, healthy shine. Safe for use on chemically treated hair. Note: This product is excellent for swimmers who are exposed to harsh pool chemicals. This products helps reduce the chemical greening of blond-haired swimmers.
Apply a generous layer from the roots to the tip of the hair. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes before rinsing with cool water to enhance the shine. Use 1-2 times per week for normal hair and 2-4 times per week for damaged hair. Key ingredients are Botanical blend of Chamomile Flower extract, Rosemary Leaf extract, Sage Leaf extract, Soy Protein, Spirulina extract and Shea Butter.
Step 7. Re-Mineralizing Body Lotion 24hr or Renewing Body Gelee
Re-Mineralizing Body Lotion 24Hr is a luxurious experience. This mineral enriched lotion is formulated to help firm and tone the appearance of tired-looking skin. Hydro-trap technology in association with hydrating sea botanicals provides the skin's surface with 24-hour moisture replenishment. Apply a generous amount and rub in a circular motion toward the heart. Key ingredients are Sea Kelp, Imperata Root extract, Shea Butter, Sea Plankton extract, Vitamins E and B5 plus Olive Oil.
Or if you prefer on a hot day or after a long week, or a long run try the:-
Renewing Body Gelee. Renew yourself with this wonderful calming and refreshing gelee that cools, nourished, hydrates and moisturizes, while it helps restore the skin's surface ionic balance. Apply a generous amount and rub in a circular motion toward the heart. Key ingredients are Botanical sea extracts of Sea Kelp, Algae, Shea Butter, Botanical extracts of Butcher's Broom, Ivy Leaf, and Green Tea extract, plus Vitamin E.
3. Support - Extend the benefits of your spa journey by fortifying the body's own ability to cleanse internal toxins to achieve an optimal state of wellness and beauty.
Step 8. 7-Day Body Cleanse Dietary Supplement
Experience a cleansing beverage of detoxifying botanicals in this intense body cleansing treatment. The marine botanicals infused in this concentrated treatment stimulate, strengthen and support health and beauty from the inside out by assisting with gentle elimination and flushing out excess fluids. Add one 1 ounce bottle of detox concentrate to 32-ounces of pure water and drink within a 24-hour period, for 7 days. Drink an additional 32 ounces of water as well during the day. Depending on your individual system you will experience slightly different results. Be aware that some minor cramping could be expected at first but should resolve within a couple of days. This is a normal part of the process. If you have had a bad diet or have recently had a surgery or taken toxic medications, you can expect a different experience to someone who has had a fairly clean drug-free diet. Eat Fresh fruits and vegetables (organic when possible) and avoid alcohol, sugary foods, fried foods, high fat and processed foods for a best result. This detox can be taken for seven consecutive days every thirty days. Key Ingredients are Chlorella, Blue-green Algae, Red Marine Algae, Cascara Segrada, Senna Leaf, Aloe Vera, Rhubarb Root and Meadowsweet.
These are the same beneficial therapies that you would receive from an exclusive day spa, and now you can set aside some time just for yourself and pamper yourself from head to toe with an intensely purifying and rejuvenating home spa journey.
European health spas know that the real riches of the sea are its living plants and purifying elements. By harvesting sea-derived botanicals and blending them with patented marine technologies, SeaSource formulas bring you the pure therapeutic power of the ocean to help stimulate, strengthen and support detoxification. Hydro-trap technology which is an Arbonne proprietary patented technology derived from algae, soy and beets. It is very gentle, offers superior hydration that lasts for hours. It attracts moisture to the skin and lock it into the skin's surface to protect the skin's natural moisture barrier. This blend includes Sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) helps improve the skin's surface elasticity and protects skin with its recognized soothing antioxidant and inflammatory properties; Sea algae (Spirulina maxima) nourishes and helps to support collagen and elastin with multivitamins, trace elements , protein and amino acids; Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) with vitamins A, C and B12, softens skin as it soothes and protects with anti-inflammatory properties. Atoligomer*, partially sodium-free spray dried sea water, is known for its ability to remineralize and revitalize tired-looking skin due to its rich mineral and trace element content. This modern sea water extract helps improve the condition of the skin's surface, and naturally contains restorative mineral and trace elements of magnesium, zinc, manganese, selenium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron and phosphorous Japanese cracked shell chlorella is a nutrient-dense super food and is one of the greatest nutrients for cleansing. It is also rich in B vitamins that are important for energy and revitalization. Nori sea lettuce supports detoxification and antioxidant status. Functioning in harmony, each ingredient partners with technology to enhance the action of the others, for a complete body cleanse - a deeply rejuvenating experience inspired by the sea.