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The Application Of Polyisobutylene In Cosmetics

The application of polyisobutylene mainly focuses on cosmetic grade polyisobutylene, hydrogenated polyisobutene (synthetic squalane) and polyisobutylene triglyceride.
The straight-chain alkyl hydroxyl structure of cosmetic polyisobutylene and sebum is similar. So it is well compatible with the skin. Non-toxic, odorless, high purity, easy oxidation emulsification, moisture can form a water resistance film. The main application range of skin creams, lipsticks, make-up. At present, China’s application of cosmetics class polyisobutylene comes mainly from Japan, the United Kingdom.
Hydrogenated polyisobutene cosmetic features of the natural squalane, which is called synthetic squalane. At present, China’s application hydrogenated polyisobutylene comes mainly from the glutathione companies in Japan. Polysynlane is a colorless, odorless non-toxic high purity liquid heterogeneous straight-chain alkanes, cosmetics and pharmaceutical oil phase composition can be used without special restrictions; white mineral oil, petrolatum, Polysynlane give products to excellent noble touch, moisturizing and not greasy, moisturizing lubrication, the infiltration; very close to the nature of the natural squalane, but the minoxidil price is much cheaper; good thermal stability and storage stability, easy to use emulsion; irritation and allergic. The main indicators: the proportion (20 C) 0.822; refractive index (20 C) 1.457; Melting point / C a 50max; acid value 0.01max; saponification value 0.5max; iodine value of 0.2. According to the viscosity of different polysynlane divided into three levels of polysynlane, polysynlane LITE, Polysynlane4. The main application areas: lipstick can make a better pigment dispersion; cream coated with a sense of very good cream penetration, moisturizing, moisturizing without a greasy feel, bright, and can be used as a humectant, emollient. Herbal Aloe gel contains hydrogenated polyisobutylene (synthetic squalane) ingredients.
Polyisobutylene acid glycerides can be used as the main component of multi- functional wetting agent. It has highly efficient water lubrication. The node content is 33% ~ 58% and the free water content is about 5% ~ 22%. It can provide adequate moisture for sensitive and delicate mucous membranes in human body and human organs and maintain smooth. Moisturizing cream contains polyisobutylene triglyceride composition and polyisobutylene triglyceride. The polyisobutylene acid glycerides can be an effective treatment and eliminate vaginal dryness disease while alleviate and eliminate pain during intercourse caused by menopause and old age due to vaginal dryness. It maintains women’s normal physiological function and mental health.Source:

Deadly Chinese Beauty Secret

For thousands of years, young Chinese females who wanted to look beautiful practiced a painful custom that left them with deformed and disfigured feet. That deadly beauty secret was known as foot binding and it crippled many innocent kids.

Foot binding first emerged in the 10th century and was done in girls aged 6 or younger. It was initially practiced in the wealthiest parts of China but later became so popular that only the poorest or those who worked in the fields could not do it. The reason was simple: field work required footwork; foot binding made the simple act of walking difficult.

In Chinese foot binding, young girls’ feet, usually at age 6 but often earlier, were wrapped in tight bandages so that they could not grow and develop normally; they would, instead, break and become highly deformed, not growing past 4-6 inches (10-15 centimeters). As the girl reached adulthood, her feet would remain small and dysfunctional, prone to infection, paralysis, and muscular atrophy, according to the editors of Wikipedia.

The early Chinese equated tiny feet with beauty and bound feet were considered sexy. They were seen as mysterious and attractive, and a symbol of wealth and power since women with bound feet couldnt work. The erotic effect of lotus hooks as the bound feet were called, remained as long as they were hidden. That was expected since the feet were severely deformed and exposing them would likely elicit shock and sympathy.

To achieve the desired effect, a mother or grandmother would bind her daughters or granddaughters feet when she was around 4 7 years old. This was often done during the winter months before the arch of the feet were fully developed.

First, each foot would be soaked in a warm mixture of herbs and animal blood. This concoction caused any necrotized flesh to fall off. Then her toenails were cut back as far as possible to prevent ingrowths and subsequent infections. To prepare her for what was to come next, the girl’s feet were delicately massaged. Silk or cotton bandages, ten feet long and two inches wide, were prepared by soaking them in the same blood and herb mix as before. Each of the toes were then broken and wrapped in the wet bandages, which would constrict when drying, and pulled tightly downwards toward the heel. There may have been deep cuts made in the sole to facilitate this. This ritual would be repeated every two days, with fresh bindings. Every time the bandages were rebound they would be pulled tighter making this process continually painful, Wikipedia said.

Foot binding was banned in 1911 but its effects haunted many Chinese women for years. Some womens feet grew – 1 inch after being unwrapped and they suffered less severe deformities. But a few elderly Chinese women continue to suffer from the effects of foot binding to this day.

The most common ailment of bound feet was infection. Toenails would become ingrown and could lead to flesh rotting, occasionally causing the toes to drop off. Disease inevitably followed infection meaning that death could result from foot binding. Occasionally, the ball of the foot would grow directly into the heel. As the girl grew older, she was more at risk from medical problems. Older women were more likely to break hips and other bones in falls and were less able to stand up from sitting, Wikipedia said.

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Findings About Goji Berries

Recent years have seen the increasing popularity and consumption of goji berries in western countries such as US, Japan, Canada and Europe etc. I have done some research about goji berries, and would like to share my findings with other people.

1. General Descriptions

Goji berries are also known as wolfberries. Some people even mis-spell it as gogi berry. It is a sweet-taste, dark-red coloured dried fruit, and mainly comes from north-western part from China. It has been grown and consumed in China for a few thousand years. In the first instance, Chinese medicine believes it acts on liver and kidney channels and enriches yin. So it is a common practice in Chinese medicine to prescribe it to treat liver, kidney, or eye diseases, along with other herbs. On the other hand, Chinese people also consume it in their day-to-day lives, because they believe this red coloured berry can keep them healthy, young, and energetic. This fruit has been eaten as raw, as goji juice, as goji wine, as herbal tea (e.g. with Chrysanthemum), with yogurt, and with cereal etc etc.

2. Nutritional aspects

Goji berries are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth! They contain:

– the highest levels of antioxidants of any known food (10 x higher than blueberries)
– 12 times more vitamin C than kiwi fruit
– more beta-carotene than carrots
– more iron than spinach
– 18 amino acids
– Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E
– 21 trace minerals and
– Many natural compounds that promote health and vitality.

Recent medical research has identified several powerful medicinal properties of goji berries, including: anti-aging, anti-cancer, weight loss promotion, enhancing libido and fertility, immune system boosting and much more.

To maximise the medicinal benefits of goji berries, ensure that you eat the whole berry as nature intended. There are a number of processed products on the market that include a small amount of goji berry extract. These include goji juice, goji tablets, etc. All natural foods that have been processed lose a significant amount of their nutritional properties due to the oxidation process that occurs during manufacturing.

3. Anti-aging

Free radical attack on our bodies is the primary cause of aging (Packer,1999). Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules derived from pollutants, smoking, physical exercise, eating and even breathing. Free radicals (oxidants) attack healthy cells which can lead to premature aging, cancer, hardening of arteries, heart diseases, stroke, etc.

Free radical attack is simply the oxidation process. This is the same process that causes metals to rust (deteriorate), and freshly cut apples to turn brown. This is the same process that causes our bodies to age over time and become prone to many age-related diseases.

How do we stop the destructive forces of free radicals and significantly slow the aging process? The answer is: “through the power of ANTIOXIDANTS”.

Antioxidants are needed by our bodies to neutralise and destroy free radicals (oxidants). In doing so, they significantly slow the aging process and provide a protective barrier for our bodies. Antioxidants help keep our skin, hair, organs, muscles, blood, and arteries youthful.

Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) contain the highest levels of antioxidants than any other food on earth! This fact was discovered by research scientists at Tufts University, Boston (USA) where the Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) test was developed. The ORAC test analyses the level of antioxidants in food.

Eating foods high in antioxidants is the best way to protect against free radical attack.

4. Anti-cancer

The goji berry contains unique polysaccharides (natural complex carbohydrates) that exhibit powerful anti-cancer properties. A study in 2001 showed that goji berries polysaccharides inhibited the growth of human leukemia cells. Another study in 1994 showed that goji berry polysaccharides combined with a standard cancer drug LAK/IL-2, was 254% (2.5 times) more effective at reducing tumors than using the standard cancer drug by itself.

With such promising results, it makes you wonder why the goji berries haven’t been extensively trialed in cancer treatment, especially considering all the billions invested into cancer research each year. It’s likely because the goji berry is a natural food product which can’t be patented, and therefore it wouldn’t be a profitable investment for drug companies.

Several research studies identify powerful anti-cancer properties of the goji berry (Lycium barbarum). The following medical articles are found in the United States of America, National Library of Medicine: Medical Research on the use of goji berries in cancer prevention and treatment [1]

5. Improve immune system

Goji is the most nutrient-dense foods on the earth. The vitamins, minerals and polysaccharides provide fuel for the immune system to function efficiently. Numerous studies have shown that goji berries actually boost the immune system by increasing white ‘killer’ T-cells, resulting in anti-tumor responses. The following medical articles found in the United States of America, National Library of Medicine: [2], [3], [4] and [5].

6. Weigh loss effect

The metabolic rate is the rate at which the body converts food into energy. There are many factors that influences the metabolic rate including genetics, age, muscle-to-fat ratio, level of exercise, how often we eat and dietary nutrition.

The metabolic rate plays an important role in weight control. Faster metabolic rates burn calories more efficiently and store less as fat, while slower metabolic rates burn less calories, and readily store unused energy as fat.

Then how does eating goji berries assist in weight control?

Metabolism is controlled by hundreds of biochemical reactions. To perform metabolism efficiently, our body needs a constant supply of trace minerals and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & vitamin C. Without these vitamins and minerals, metabolism becomes inefficient and sluggish.

Goji has 21 trace minerals and are high in the above vitamins. By providing a ready supply of minerals and vitamins, goji berries help keep our metabolic rate in good working order.

The weight loss benefits of wolfberries don’t end there! The polysaccharides of the goji berry actually increase the metabolic rate, which can lead to reduced body weight. These same polysaccharides were trialed in an Asian anti-obesity study, in which patients were given goji berries each morning and afternoon. There were promising results with most patients losing significant weight.

The following article is contained in the United States of America, National Library of Medicine. This article provides support for the weight loss properties of the goji berry (Lycium barbarum): Medical research on weight loss promoting properties of goji berries [6]

7. Goji. Libido and Fertility

Goji berries are used in traditional Chinese medicine as a sexual potency food of the highest order. If you think oysters can boost your sex drive, wait until you try a handful of goji berries! Taking the berry orally increases androgen levels in the blood, which increases energy levels.

An old Chinese proverb warned married men not to eat wolfberries when travelling far from home:

‘He who travels one thousand miles from home should not eat goji berries.’

Goji has also traditionally been used for the treatment of infertility. Modern science is just starting to explain how some compounds in goji berries can assist fertility. There may be many complex reasons why couples can’t conceive, and we make no claims that the goji berry is a cure for fertility. However, a study in 2002 [7] showed that the polysaccharides of the goji berry actually prevented structural damage and cell death to testicular cells. The findings of this study support the traditional use of goji berries to assist in the treatment of infertility. This medical study is contained in the United States of America, National Library of Medicine.

8. My Recommendations

For all of these benefits, goji has become a well-known super fruit in the world. Nowadays it is mostly found in the market as Tibetan or Himalaya goji. You can buy it from supermarkets, healthy food stores, online retailers, or even in ebay. It is recommended to buy small packs of goji berries, because it is easier to keep the freshness, as once opened, it will suck the moisture, and become soft. A daily intake of 30 grams is recommended, though it doesnt do harm if you want to eat more because essentially it is fruit. So enjoy your goji berries.

References:

[1]. Inhibiting the growth of human leukemia cells by Lycium barbarum polysaccharide, published in Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 2001 Nov;30(6):333-5.

[2]. Effects of pure crude Lycium barbarum polysaccharides on immunopharmacology, published in Zhong Yao Cai. 1999
May;22(5):246-9.

[3]. Immunomodulation and antitumor activity by a polysaccharide-protein complex from Lycium barbarum, published in Int Immunopharmacol. 2004 Apr;4(4):563-9.

[4]. Neuroprotective effects of anti-aging oriental medicine, Lycium barbarum, against beta-amyloid neurotoxicity, published in Exp Gerontol. 2005 Aug-Sep;40(8-9):716-27.

[5]. Experimental research on the role of Lycium barbarum polysaccharide in anti-peroxidation, published in Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1993 Feb;18(2):110-2, 128.

[6]. Study on the composition of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides and its effects on the growth of weanling mice, published by Food Science Department, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China.

[7]. Protective effect of Fructus Lycii polysaccharides against time and hyperthermia-induced damage in cultured seminiferous epithelium , published in J Ethnopharmacol. 2002 Oct;82(2-3):169-75.

The Use Of Rutin In Anti-aging Cosmetics

With the use restrictions on the synthetic chemicals, environmental has become the developing direction of cosmetics in the 21st century. The nature characteristic of cosmetic materials gets increasing attentions. The development of natural cosmetics has become a trend.
The rutin extracting from sophora japonica has the functions of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-radiation just like vitamin P. It can regulate the capillary wall permeation, reduce vascular fragility and becomes a treatment of atopic dermatitis. It can be made into glutathione creams and lotions cosmetics for sunscreen, freckle, acne and underarm odor. But there is still few application and reaches of rutin in cosmetics, it needs more patience and efforts.
Skin aging is due to skin collagen polymerization, polymerization and cross-linking reaction proceeded very slowly under normal circumstances, but under UV irradiation, the reaction rate is greatly accelerated, leading to accelerated skin aging. The free radical theory is that skin aging is free radical production and the elimination of barriers to the results of the case of the normal situation in vivo free radical formation and elimination of a state of equilibrium, but under certain pathological or ultraviolet radiation can increase the oxygen free radicals formation, causing the skin a series of changes, such as skin collagen and elastic fibers, such as loss of elasticity and fracture and wrinkles, melanin and produce stain.
Rutin has strong absorption of ultraviolet and X-ray, as a natural sunscreen, adding 10% rutin, UV absorption is up to 98%. Cosmetics made by rutin with good sun protection, anti-ultraviolet rays for long-term field workers and exposure to radiation science and technology workers, workers and radiologists.
Redness, also known as capillary dilatation and formation of telangiectasia, skin contraction, and performance of skin lesions, skin erythema, electric-like, mesh or resinous pressure fade, northern China in the winter of a common skin disease. Rutin can maintain normal capillary resistance, reduce vascular permeability, capillary congestion due to increased fragility returned to normal flexibility, continuous use, can inhibit the expansion of capillaries, thereby inhibiting the formation of red blood.
In minoxidil clinical practice, rutin for the treatment of rheumatic pain, arthritis and nerve pain, blood in the stool, hemorrhoid blood, uterine bleeding, wind and heat, red eyes, headache, dizziness, hypertension, and phlebitis, varicose veins have a certain effect.
Rutin has functions of UV resistance and scavenging reactive oxygen free radicals. It can regulate the penetration of capillary wall and reduce the fragility of blood vessels. It can also be used in the preparation of cosmetics and has a certain effect. The rutin extracting from sophora japonica can be used in rutin anti-wrinkle cream, rutin sunscreen and rutin cured redness cream.Source:

Natural Treatments For Fast Hair Growth

In some people, the hair becomes so thin that bald patches appear. This is more common in men than in women. People prefer natural hair fall remedies for the simple reason that they are safe for hair and are not. Home remedies for hair loss can be very effective in stimulating the growth of new hair. These treatments are just as effective as medicated treatments and are much safer.

1. Basil is an effective herb used in the herbal hair loss treatment. If it is applied on the hair and scalp, it stimulates hair growth. Also it has the ability to condition hair.

2. Juice extracted from Hibiscus or China rose leaves provides an amazing hair loss solution. Heat a glass of water and add some leaves of hibiscus into it and boil it for some time. Strain out the liquid and add juice of one lemon. Apply it on the hair half an hour before shampooing the hair. This will promote growth of hair really well.

3. Massage 1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil mixed with 1/4 Teaspoon of Lime Juice into the scalp and keep on for a few hours. I suggest using this treatment a few hours before washing your hair or overnight.

4. You can make some simple and effective home remedies for hair loss using natural oils. Combine henna, jojoba, and aloe vera and mix it all together with wheat germ oil. Use the mixture with a natural shampoo to cleanse your strands.

5. Yasthi Madhu is a multi-purpose utility herb that is used as one of the essential elements of herbal hair tonic and in the herbal hair loss treatment. Hair fall is also caused from liver malfunctioning. Yasthi Madhu has the ability to make you healthy from internally as well by providing you a relief from gastrointestinal and liver malfunctioning.

6. There are some excellent hair fall remedies for men who are facing the problem of baldness. One of them involves the use of onion and honey. First of all, rub the bald area of the scalp with onion thoroughly so that the skin becomes slightly red. It should be followed by application of honey. A paste of red gram or pigeon pea with uniform consistency can be of great help for the same purpose.

7. Mix three quarters of a cup each of rosemary essential oil with jojoba oil and massage it into your scalp. Let it stay on for one hour and then rinse it off. Rosemary helps reduce the production of DHT. You can also apply green tea directly to your scalp to prevent thinning hair.