A breakthrough in understanding human skin cells offers a pathway for new anti-ageing treatments.
For the first time, scientists at Newcastle University have identified that the activity of a key metabolic enzyme found in the batteries of human skin cells declines with age.
A study, published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, has found that the activity of mitochondrial complex II significantly decreases in older skin.
This discovery brings experts a step closer to developing powerful anti-ageing treatments and cosmetic products which may be tailored to counteract the decline in the enzyme’s activity levels.
skincare regime for men
1.For cleaning, rubbing a bar of soap on one’s face, while easy and convenient isn’t going to cut it. Because a man has larger pores and more oil, he needs something that will exfoliate, hydrate, and clean his larger pores. And most men will find it easier to shave because exfoliation helps reduce ingrown facial hairs. Read More
How to Get the Best Shave? Warning – this is the long answer – but isn’t a couple of minutes of reading worth it? After all, your face is the first thing they notice……
Make Sure Your Beard is Thoroughly Wet
One of the keys to a great close shave without irritation or razor burn is to make sure your beard is thoroughly wet. Read More
Microbeads in facial scrubs damaging the environment; “Save Sydney Harbour”.
As creator of Christian Acuña Organic Skin Care for Men I never thought the day would come when I would write a piece on a pernicious threat to our iconic harbour and the fish living in it.
Never say never as the saying goes.
Thanks to Miranda Kerr, a person for whom I have a great deal of respect and whose organic skincare ethos I share, I have been made aware of a sinister pollutant in our beautiful harbour.
As WA Today reported on 6 December 2013, plastic microbeads have been used by the larger skincare brands and, surprisingly, some smaller “eco” brands you may not have expected to incorporate such an ‘ingredient’. Read More
Can a guy use girl deodorant? See below for the answer to this vexing question.
Are you a millennial, Gen Y or just think it’s about time you took more care of your appearance?
Bathroom cabinet rammed full of your girlfriend’s or wife’s cosmetics? Your lonely, blunt, rusty and hair clogged (her leg hair!) razor the only sign of you?
Slapping on some of her expensive face cream can only be a good thing right? – smelling like your girlfriend or wife aside that is.
Two key reasons why you can’t hitch your skincare trailer to a woman’s SUV – you need men’s face cream.
- Testosterone – the male sex androgen hormone has a pronounced effect on men’s skin making for a structure and composition different than women’s skin.The higher doses of testosterone in men means a stronger and thicker epidermis, oilier skin, larger pores and yup, you guessed it – hair loss and grey hair.
- Phospholipids – say what? Well, perhaps better to explain the purpose rather than define the term.These little movers and shakers work at creating a protective and reparative skin barrier, lend a hand in retaining skin moisture, are well tolerated and penetrate fast.Products containing phospholipids have the so-called phospholipid touch – cool, soft, non-greasy and non-tacky. All the things that guys tend to want even if they don’t know it yet.
So do your skin a favour and choose men’s face cream, as it is specifically formulated for men’s skin. But store it out of your partner’s sight as it might just work better and faster on her skin than what she is currently using. Plus it will keep her guessing how you look so good.
 Millenials (millennial generation aka generation Y) born between 1982 and 1994 – likely to make a fortune from an internet start-up while still living with parents. Never known life without the internet.
Can a guy use girl deodorant? Of course! Just don’t tell anyone and deny it if someone says you smell like their wife.
In our ever growing health conscious world the term organic or natural has gained more prominence than ever. We already enjoy the benefits organic juice, food and coffee so why not enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer for your skin. Organic skincare was born from a consumer desire for more health conscious products that are also friendly to the environment. Read More
Looking for redness rosacea treatment?
You know the feeling…an awkward moment, cocktail party, exercise or even just hot, humid or cold weather lights your face up like a Christmas tree.
So what are the causes?
One is slapped cheek disease (ouch!) but if you are over primary school age you are unlikely to be suffering from this condition caused by a viral infection. Can be dangerous for the unborn in pregnant women – consult your physician.
Another is rosacea and the cause of this condition still eludes us. This condition is sometimes described as sunburn or flushing that doesn’t go away. It is characterised by redness on the face and sometimes causes thickening skin on the nose and pimples on the face. It can also affect other areas of the body. Read More
Well what a G20 it was…
Secret climate deals, knee-jerk terrorism laws, will he or won’t he be shirt fronted, have a tantrum and leave early, even a possible new Cold War.
Just like the G20 was entirely unpredictable – egos excepted – weather forecasters can’t magically deliver a perfect 20 degrees Celsius every day.
When President Obama affectionately referred to Brisbane as Brisvegas at the G20 I wonder if he hoped that the climate deal he had secretly agreed with China might in the future put an end to record temperatures.
Brisbane had just recorded its hottest November day for 46 years – 38.8°C.
On the other side Read More
Relatively unknown in North America until recently, Chia Seeds have been a staple food in Mexico for centuries. Chia seeds come from a species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae (Mint) family and have been highly valued as an endurance promoting food by the Mayans and Aztecs since ancient times. A rich vegetarian source of Omega-3, antioxidants and bone building minerals, Chia seeds even possess anti-cancer properties. These remarkable seeds naturally boost energy, help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote gentle detoxification.
Benefits of Chia Seeds
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Egg Replacer
- Can Be Digested Whole
- Blood Sugar Regulation
Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds’ lipid profile is composed of 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids — specifically, of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.
Fiber is associated with reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel function. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, with a whopping 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons. That is one-third of the daily recommended intake of fiber per day.
Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer. The high antioxidant profile also helps them have a long shelf life. They last almost two years without refrigeration.
Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese. These nutrients help you prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight, and are important for energy metabolism and a part of DNA synthesis.
Satiety is the feeling of being full and satisfied, which helps lower food cravings between meals. The combination of protein, fiber and the gelling action of chia seeds when mixed with liquids all contribute to their satiating effects.
Chia seeds contain no gluten or grains. Therefore, all of the nutritional benefits of chia seeds can be obtained on a gluten-free diet.
The outer layer of chia seeds swells when mixed with liquids to form a gel. This can used in place of eggs to lower cholesterol and increase the nutrient content of foods and baked goods. To make the egg replacement, mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for 15 minutes.
Unlike flaxseeds, which are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and minerals, chia seeds do not need to be ground in order to obtain their nutrient or egg- replacement benefits.
A study published in the “British Journal of Nutrition” showed that chia seeds as a dietary fat source can lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or “good” cholesterol. The study also found that when substituting chia seeds for other fat sources, such as corn oil, the ALA was able to prevent high triglyceride levels and reduce central obesity.
Chia seeds can play an important role in regulating insulin levels. They can reduce insulin resistance and decrease abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood.
Christian Acuña’s eco-friendly, ultra-masculine line of men’s grooming, skin care and anti-aging products are free of Paraben, sulfates, fragrances, perfumes, dyes, silicones, PEG, Oxybenzone and controversial chemicals; in fact we are proud to be the most prestigious 100% certified organic skincare for men from Australia.
Built from the ground up for men, Christian Acuña Men’s Skincare is residue-free and delivers sustainable, visible results through the combination of the latest science-based anti-aging active ingredients and natural super botanicals from the Australian Outback. Super powerful anti-oxidants such as the Kakadu Plum, identified world wide as the single natural food source with the highest vitamin C content on the planet.
Christian Acuña has delivered and continuous to deliver proven results, a skincare brand for men with a large fan base that also makes excellent gifts for men. Christian Acuña makes the best gift for husbands and boyfriends.
Christian Acuña, the world’s finest men’s anti-aging skin care, carries a line of eco-friendly men’s skin care products such as a natural, silicone free anti-aging for men, natural beeswax lip balm, and a full line of luxury anti-aging shaving products. Visit www.christianacuna.com today to see the full selection of eco-friendly men’s anti-aging and grooming products, perfected for men who are ready to put his face on a maintenance schedule.
Christian Acuña’s anti-ageing products for men are effective in promoting the growth of new skin cells and strengthening the collagen. Both of these actions help in keeping the skin looking younger for longer. It works with the skin’s natural growth process, to make skin improvement as natural as possible, and that has seen its popularity soar recently.
As men’s advantage is having stronger, thicker skin than women, we start with better skin “scaffolding” than women. It also means that by using the right skin care to fix your surface skin problems, you have the potential to have great looking skin as you age. In the drive to look youthful and “distinguished” guys are slathering on anti-aging lotions, potions and serums.
Knowing what products work together, how they benefit your skin, and the order in which to use them is incredibly important when selecting the best skin-care system for you. At Christian Acuña we will guide you to chose the right skincare for men, how to use it, when to use it and why.
Ageing is caused by deadly “free radicals”. Christian Acuña anti-ageing ingredients protect your cells from the ravages of oxidation by incorporating the most active anti-oxidants that mother nature provides. The anti-ageing process is conducted by the anti-oxidants elements embedded on our skincare. They can stave off the ills of aging and lengthen life spans by years. Anti-oxidants are potent molecules that lie dormant and unassuming in many foods until they’re needed. You don’t need to reach for them, we have them all really well packed on our anti-ageing men’s skincare brand.
For the best on men’s anti-ageing skincare, visit us www.christianacuna.com