I have added a little extra to the usual DMAE and opti MSM toner.
Hibiscus is the flower that fights against aging. The exfoliating flower acids found around the Hibiscus seed-pods are rich in AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which helps gently refine the surface of the skin to improve its texture and tone. An ideal extract when it comes to effectively treating both uneven skin tone and dullness. Hibiscus tightens and tones the skin leading to a firmer appearance, it has been revered as natures "botox" miracle and certainly is more natural and safer. It contains high levels of nutrients including skin adoring vitamin C, essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin B2, and copper. Hibiscus nutrition also features compounds such as malic acid, citric acid, and tartaric acid. Drink a glass of cold hibiscus tea or a cup of warm tea several times a week to help your skin glow from inside out. I love the sourness of the deep red elixir.
DMAEis found in foods and can create an almost immediate appearance in the firming and toning of the skin. DMAE has become very popular as a result of Dr. Nicholas Perricone, M.D.’s top-selling book, The Wrinkle Cure, in which he promotes supplementing with DMAE as a treatment for reducing wrinkles. When applied to the skin DMAE would stimulate acetylcholine release which would trigger a response in the muscles of the face. This activity creates a firmer facial tone and less sagging.
Opti MSM is soothing and calming, especially for irritated and inflamed skin. MSM is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. MSM feeds the formation of collagen and elastin while preventing and reducing cross-linking between cells, which is the primary cause of wrinkles and scar tissue.
Opti MSM is a natural sulfur compound that contributes to healthy skin, hair and nails. MSM has been used orally and topically to aid skin disorders. When used topically, in the form of a cream or lotion, sulfur is helpful in treating skin disorders including acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, diaper rash and certain fungal infections.
Opti MSM, Methylsulfonylmethane, is a naturally occurring nutrient found in plants, meats, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables. MSM is therefore found in the normal human diet. It is an odorless, tasteless, white water soluble, crystalline solid in its purified form. MSM supplies sulfur to the body which allows it to heal itself. It produces muscle relaxation and reportedly a whole host of beneficial qualities. It has been used with great success in eliminating chronic pain, muscle pain, repairing cut, scraped, burned and damage skin. There are reports of MSM eliminating wrinkles, brown spots, skin tumors, and spider veins. MSM is being used for burn victims and repairing scar tissue. Many people report relief from allergies after using MSM. Other reports indicate that MSM will remove parasites from the body, and help the body to detoxify itself.