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What’s hemp got to do with it? Perricone MD launches CBx for Men

CBx for Men is the new capsule collection of men’s products from Perricone MD and boy do they deliver. I’ve been trialling them for over a month and have been suitably impressed with the textures, skin fell and results. I wondered what the CBx stood for – but it is a reference to phytocannabinoids, which is a key ingredient the three products in the Perricone MD CBx for Men skincare line. Formulated with Cannabis Sativa, phytocannaboids promise to visibly calm irritation, smooth the skin, balance oily patches, and help to maintain hydration in the skin. Phytocannabinoids are non-psychoactive cannabinoids derived from the cannabis sativa plant and have no recreational use. The phytocannabinoids used in the CBx for Men range are extracted from the mature stalk of the fiber-type hemp plant. Phytocannabinoids are said to deliver powerful antioxidant benefits which help stressed, oil-prone skin feel soothed, healthy and refreshed. These benefits are especially important for mens skin which tends to be dry and irritated as a result of shaving or frequent exposure to the elements. so this is …

How to…nourish your skin with nuts

Nuts are an essential part of your diet and contain a whole variety of micro-nutrients that are important not only for the health of your body and organs – but provide essential nourishment for your skin. I have picked out some of the nut superstars and below interviewed Nicholas Perricone, MD for the inside story on why nuts are so good for the skin. Brazil nuts – just four nuts provide over 100 per cent of your RDA. Selenium protects the body from free radicals that can cause premature ageing Walnuts – contain Omega-3 fats that strengthen the membranes of your skin cells, locking in moisture and nutrients that keep it plump and glowing and keeping out toxins that can damage skin cells Almonds – rich in Vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant helping to protect skin cells from UV light and other environmental factors that generate cell-damaging free radicals Hazelnuts – a potent source of Vitamin E and packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), …

How to…feed your skin

Feeding your skin is quite a simple proposition. A “rainbow diet” of vegetables and fruits (with healthy omega 3 rich fish and a selection of nuts) is the best route to great looking skin and in fact is excellent for your general health too. Dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, M.D. is a great proponent of caring for your skin from the inside out. Supplying your body (and in turn your skin) with the correct nutrients will help to ensure it’s health, vitality and longevity. Your diet should be rich in antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E. Antioxidants have the potential to overwhelm destructive molecules called “free radicals,” which live in every cell of the body and can destroy the skin tissue. Maintaining a good supply of antioxidant vitamins will keep your skin looking healthy, fresh and alive. Nicholas Perricone, M.D. renowned skin doctor has given some great insights into specific foods that are perfect for the skin with a few explanations as to why these as so great. Here he looks at the main groupings …

Superfood alert: Chia’s here

THE STORY: Every year brings us a new superfood and this year it’s Chia. It’s everywhere, lighting up Twitter, being reviewed across blogs and gaining plenty of column inches in the papers. I was sent some Chia Shots and Chia Oil (from The Chia Co.) and they sat in the cupboard for a few weeks – untouched and unloved. But this week I was visiting Grayshott Spa for an introduction to The Grayshott Programme and once again – Chia appeared. On the menu this time – at breakfast. It was those pesky little seeds again. So this morning, I soaked some seed in water and mixed them with my porridge. It looked a bit like tapioca, but tasted ok and I’m sure it provides plenty of fibre for the bowels. I also tried the Chia Oil on some steamed vegetables at lunch time, sprinkled with fresh herbs. It was light, had a mild, slightly atringent taste – but wholly satisfying. And it’s not just the nutritional benefits that are being promoted – it’s being used …

Deep Moisture

THE STORY: Dr Perricone is a doctor from the States who knows a thing or two about skin. He’s just launched Perricone MD Deep Moisture Therapy which is destined to become a hero product as it’s a rescue remedy for dry, dehydrated skin. Full of anti-oxidants, it also helps calm inflamed skin too. After the first application I could really feel a difference. This isn’t just any high street moisturiser (and the price confirms that). THE SCIENCE: Deep Moisture Therapy has been formulated with Palm oil, Borage oil and Coconut Oil – all contain a natural compound of Tocotrienols (which is both hydrating and anti-ageing).  Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C ester lock in moisture and give the skin a boost. Dr Perricone’s patented delivery system allows nutrients to absorb instantly. THE VERDICT: It’s super-hydrating and feels like its creating a protective layer on the skin. THE DETAILS: 59ml – £69.50 www.perriconemd.co.uk and www.johnlewis.com