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About Proto-col Skin Cleanser And Toner

The skin cleanser and toner from Proto-col together offer a gentle and effective natural skin treatment.

The cleanser uses a variety of natural ingredients to hydrate, soften and condition the skin and the skin toner has gentle astringent qualities without the use of alcohol. Neither is tested on animals and indeed contains only plant-based products and no animal products.

Both are suitable for sensitive and dry skins. The lack of alcohol means each natural skin treatment can be used on broken skin too.

The Proto-col skin cleanser is a natural skin treatment containing plant derived collagen to nourish the skin and camomile, which in itself is a good cleanser and it also soothes the skin whilst improving elasticity.

Other ingredients include orange oil for decongesting and detoxifying, neroli oil (from the blossom of the bitter orange tree) for skin regeneration, palm oil for lubricating and hydrating, aloe vera for soothing and healing and guava and kiwi to strengthen the skin and promote its general health.

Interestingly, the natural skin treatment ingredient neroli oil is well known for helping combat skin conditions such as thread veins, stretch marks and scarring. Equally aloe vera is renowned for helping heal burns and other conditions such as dermatitis and dry, chapped skin.

The other natural skin treatment, the Proto-col toner is just as useful, containing not only plant derived collagen, aloe vera and guava and kiwi but also witch hazel, a mild astringent that still soothes the skin. Also included are panthenol containing vitamin B5, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can sooth and heal as well, and, intriguingly, coral seaweed. The coral seaweed is rich in amino acids and contains magnesium and calcium to soften and oxygenate the skin.

How To Apply

Application is easy. A small amount of the cleanser is spread with a gentle circular movement across the whole of the face and neck using the fingers. It can then be removed either with a damp cotton wool pad or by gently splashing the face with water.

You will find this will effectively remove all the residue makeup (including lip stick and eye makeup) as well as traces of pollution and grime.

After cleansing, apply the toner with another damp cotton wool pad, brushing gently in an upward and outward direction. As an alternative, you could also give your face a light spray directly.

Proto-col skin cleanser and toner are together a natural skin treatment which are very effective in giving you healthy, supple skin but also give you the knowledge you are using the very best natural and ethical products.

From 1 October until Christmas, you can try both these natural skin treatment products as part of promotional packs at offer prices. Visit to find out more.

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Collagen Mimetic Peptides (Video)

A fascinating video by John Hopkins University gives a glimpse of the work by Michael Yu indicating that collagen could be used for life changing therapy.

Proto-col’s revolutionary collagen capsules are the subject of several amazing offers from 1 October 2010 until Christmas. To find out more about the capsules and the offers, please go to

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Microdermabrasion: The Jewel In The Crown

When using a natural skin treatment, one of the best quality products for uncovering new, fresh younger skin is Proto-col’s Microdermabrasion (say it slowly at first!).

Amazingly, this product actually uses powdered pearls and diamonds to remove dead skin cells. This natural skin treatment then boosts the skin’s renewal process with coral seaweed, plant collagen and even hydrolysed silk, which is rich in vitamins and amino acids and helps the skin retain its natural moisture.

There are no toxic chemicals or ingredients in this product and none of Proto-col’s natural skin treatment products are animal tested.

Microdermabrasion contains an astonishing number of beneficial natural ingredients to help your skin. These include jojoba oil to prevent dryness and help moisturize, beeswax to emulsify the product and help moisturize again, and glycolic acid, which is reputed to trigger the formation of collagen to plump up the skin and reduce wrinkles. This last ingredient can be especially of use to people prone to acne.

This product also includes grape extract, psidium guajava (Guava), actinidia sinensis (Kiwi) and ginko giloba, which are an astringent, a source of vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals and an antioxidant.

How To Apply

This natural skin treatment should be applied to a cleansed and dried face.

Using the fingers, a small amount should be spread over the face and then worked into the skin using a gentle rotary action. The best way to achieve this is to work from the nose to the ear and from the mouth to the lower ear. This natural skin treatment should then be used on the neck up to and including the jaw line and on the forehead from the centre to the hairline.

Generally it is best to spend a minute or two on each area of the face before rinsing it off and then using a toner to remove the last traces.

Proto-col’s microdermabrasion is designed for sensitive skin so should be fine for use on all skin types although especially sensitive skin might benefit from mixing this natural skin treatment with Proto-col’s skin cleanser.

This product uses natural ingredients, is effective and may help with the penetration of other products so is well worth trying to uncover fresher skin.

Proto-col’s microdermabrasion natural skin treatment is available from in 60ml and 20ml sizes and, from 1 October 2010 until Christmas, it is part of several special offer packs including the Luxury Pamper Pack (which has a huge reduction of £45.80 on the price).

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The Secrets of Royal Jelly

A queen bee is created rather than born. All bee larvae are fed royal jelly; a thick, milky white and creamy liquid secreted from the hypopharngeal glands on the heads of the nurse bees. After three days only the young selected to be queen bees continue to dine on royal jelly. Royal jelly is very nutritious and ensures the queen is forty two percent larger and weighs sixty percent larger than the other bees. Amazingly she also lives for around seven years, as compared with the seven weeks of the average worker bee.

Is this longevity due purely to royal jelly or does the queen bee have an easy life? Actually during an average day the queen will produce some two thousand eggs weighing two and a half times her body weight. So, no, she does not have an easy life!

Royal jelly is obviously a wonder food to bees but is it nutritious to humans too? Can it be any use as one of the natural dietary supplements?

Many believe royal jelly is of great benefit to us, which is just as well as it is quite expensive to harvest with hives only yielding a small amount each time.

The substance is a complex substance, containing proteins, carbohydrates, fats and sugars and also vitamins A, B, C, D and E, enzymes and folic acid. It also includes twenty amino acids as well as calcium, copper, iron, sulphur, silicon, potassium and phosphorous.

Its uses are many and varied but royal jelly is certainly one of the most useful natural dietary supplements if only because it is one of the most powerful antioxidants known. It also contains acetylcholine, which is used to transmit nerve impulses from cell to cell. Too little of this substance can lead to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. It also contains a high number of fatty acids, including hydroxy acids, essential to the immune system.

It is possible for royal jelly to heal wounds, reduce cholesterol, be anti-inflammatory and have antibiotic properties although some scientists have doubts about this.
Royal jelly is also claimed to help the liver and kidneys and deal with bone fractures, mental fatigue, depression, a lack of energy, bronchial asthma, pancreatic disorders, stomach ulcers, skin disorders and insomnia. Not much then.

In 1959 Nature magazine reported experiments made one 1000 mice by a group of Canadian researchers. Half of the mice were given cancerous cells and half the cancer but with royal jelly too. Incredibly those given the royal jelly survived.

Some caution is needed with people prone to allergies as a 1992 study showed this substance could result in (ironically) hives, asthma or even fatal anaphylaxis (a multi-sense reaction) in extreme cases.

In 1980 as an episode of the hit television series ‘Tales Of The Unexpected,’ Roald Dahl wrote of a beekeeper who lived off royal jelly and slowly turned into a bee. This of course would not in real life but this amazing substance seems to have so many other useful properties that it would seem to be one of the more valuable natural dietary supplements and should not be ignored.

To discover a top grade range of natural dietary supplements, some including royal jelly, please go to

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All About Proto-col Instant Manicure

The Proto-col Instant Manicure product is a remarkable example of a natural skin treatment.

It is truly instant with the effects felt within a minute of use. It is a scrub inspired by use in the spa industry and will smooth, nourish and rejuvenate hands using Dead Sea salts, pure essential oils and antioxidants. The inclusion of rosemary and peppermint oils has a reviving aromatherapy effect while the Dead Sea salts remove the dead skin cells. This has the result of clearing the way for the penetration of the essential oils, leaving the hands feeling incredibly smoother, brighter and revitalised.

All that is required is for the user to wash their hands and pat them dry. The oils and salts are separate in the pot so need to be stirred together before you scoop a small amount into the palm of your hand and massage it into the whole area of the hand from the wrists to the cuticles. Do this for 60 seconds before rinsing the hands again and patting them dry. One container should give you more than 80 applications.

While the hands are being rubbed, you will feel the roughness of the Dead Sea salts but, once you wash the salts off, you will be amazed by how soft the skin on your hands has become!

This natural skin treatment removes the need for a hand cream and could perhaps be left at the side of a sink as a reward after work has been completed.

Our hands get a lot of abuse, especially if you are in a job needing manual work or are handling cleaning materials. Even in normal conditions dust, pollution and climate can take a toll on our hands. Ageing is often seen early in the skin of the hands.

Proto-col Instant Manicure is the natural skin treatment that can combat these skin stresses on the hands and has the effect of refreshing your senses at the same time.

STOP PRESS: All the Proto-col luxury Exfoliator Scrubs have had a £2 price reduction from 1 October 2010. Please visit to find out more.

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