Psoriasis

The following information is provided courtesy of the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis is a chronic disease of the immune system that appears on the skin, usually in the form of thick, red, scaly patches.

It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is not contagious.

There are five types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches or lesions covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells, called scale.

No one knows exactly what causes psoriasis. However, it is understood that the immune system and genetics play major roles in its development. Most researchers agree that the immune system is somehow mistakenly triggered, which causes a series of events, including acceleration of skin cell growth. A normal skin cell matures and falls off the body in 28 to 30 days. A skin cell in a patient with psoriasis takes only 3 to 4 days to mature and instead of falling off (shedding), the cells pile up on the surface of the skin, forming psoriasis lesions.

Please visit their website, National Psoriasis Foundation for much more information on this subject.

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The Benefits of Borage Seed Oil

borage seedPressed from the seeds of the beautiful Borage plant (Borago officinalis), Borage Seed Oil is known to be beneficial for both topical and internal applications. Borage Seed Oil has the highest concentration of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) naturally found, higher than in any other plant source! GLA is an Omega-6 fatty acid, an essential fatty acid. This oil restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin. Borage Seed Oil has also been used with positive results for many different skin disorders, such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and prematurely matured skin.

Our Potent Green Face Serum contains Borage Seed Oil.

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Exciting News! Sisterra Products Recommended by Dr. Christine Farlow, D.C.

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Dr. Christine H. Farlow, is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a specialty in Nutrition. Since 1991 she has dedicated much of her time researching the safety of ingredients in foods, cosmetics and personal care products. She is the author of three health and nutrition books including “Dying to Look Good: The Disturbing Truth About What’s Really in your Cosmetics, Toiletries and Personal Care Products”. Dr. Farlow has been dubbed “The Ingredient Investigator” and through her books, website (www.DyingTo LookGood.com) and blog helps people decipher product labels and make safe product choices for themselves and their families. She recently launched a new website, http://www.DyingToLookGoodBestBrands.com where Dr. Farlow makes product recommendations based on her extensive research of ingredient safety. We are thrilled that after a review of Sisterra’s product ingredients,ALL of Sisterra Essential Products have been recommended by Dr. Farlow as “Best Brands“. Though we have always used truly all natural products without any questionable “fillers” to provide safe, effective products to the public, we are very happy to receive this outside endorsement from such a knowledgeable source!
“Dying To Look Good…” is published by Kiss Publishing

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The Benefits of Almond Oil

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This is one of the most useful, practical, and comonly used oils. It is great for all skin types as an acting emollient and is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. It is truly marvelous as a carrier oil and is equally superb for addition to body care products. This carrier oil is both nourishing and protective. It is high in linoleic acids, which account for its anti-inflammatory, acne reduction and moisture retention properties. Almond oil is a commonly used ingredient in beauty products as it treats and prevents dry, chapped and irritated skin.

Benefits of Almond Oil:

  • Improves complexion and retains glow
  • Moisturizes better and deeper
  • Soothes skin irritation and inflammation
  • Delays aging process
  • Lightens dark circles
  • Relieves dry and itching skin
  • Nourishes the skin. Makes it smooth and soft
  • Conditions and softens hair
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Nourishes hair and smoothes hair cuticles

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A Guide to Sisterra’s Skin Care Serums

Sisterra Essential Products, Inc. has formulated a number of serums designed to address specific skin needs. They are formulated with natural essential plant oils and are all very nourishing to the skin. The natural plant oils employed are high in anti-oxidants and rich in fatty acids which are key in maintaining or obtaining maxium skin health.

Here is a guide that details which formulation will address your specific skin needs.

Normal to Dry Skin:

  • Moisturize
  • Firm and Tone
  • Treat fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treat hyper pigmentation (age spots)
  • Calm Rosacea

Acne:

  • Moisturize
  • Balance natural oil
  • Calm Breakouts
  • Control Flare-ups
  • Non-drying

Potent Green Face:

  • Highly Emollient
  • Creates moisture barrier
  • Treats dry, chapped or problem skin
  • Wrinkle Defense

Sensitive Skin:

  • Moisturize
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Penetrating eye serum
  • For individuals who cannot tolerate natural plant oils or are sensitive to their concentrated properties.

Potent Green Body Oil:

  • Deeply Moisturizing
  • “Locks in” Moisture
  • Eliminates dry, itchy skin
  • Great during “change in seasons”

Ultimate Healing:

  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Treat sensitive/problem skin
  • Treat Dry, cracked skin
  • Treat Fungus
  • Treat Eczema
  • Treat Psoriasis
  • Antiseptic

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The Benefits of Squalane (olive derived) Oil

This is a secret weapon in the fight against aging. Squalane is nourishing, hydrating and boosts the skins ability to regenerate. It softens the skin and reduces wrinkles.

Squalane oil is so fine it is absorbed deep into the skin-leaving no oily film-with amazing quickness. This smooth, deep penetration assists in the acceleration of new cell growth. It also helps to discourage the growth of bacteria that can block normal cell development.

Squalane will clear up difficult skin problems (eczema, dermatitis, rashes, etc.) when nothing else helps very much. It also heals skin cracks, which are a significant health issue in the winter as germs can easily enter the body through cracked fingers/hands that have dried out from cold conditions.

Squalane has these unique abilities because the oil is naturally a major factor in skin lubrication as well as providing germ killing activity when it is properly concentrated in the skin. It helps to prevent the formation of brown age spots.

Benefits of Olive Squalane:

  • Boosts Cell Regeneration and Oxygenation
  • Helps prevent formation of “age spots”
  • Heals chapped /cracked Skin
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Helps skin to retain moisture
  • Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Imparts relief to dehydrated and ultra-sensitive skin
  • Softens the most rough-textured skin and leaves no oily residue
  • Helpful in counteracting conditions of eczema, psoriasis, and post-operative skin.

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The Benefits of Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Meadowfoam Oil is pressed from the seeds of Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba), a plant which received its name because of its resemblance while in bloom to the white foam blowing on the ocean. Meadowfoam is native to northern California, southern Oregon, Vancouver Island, and British Columbia. It has proven to be invaluable in the body care and cosmetic industries, and is also being studied for pharmaceutical and industrial use.

Meadowfoam oil contains over 98% long-chain fatty acids, and also has higher quality triglyceride levels when compared to other vegetable oils. In addition, it has three long chain fatty acids that were previously unknown before its discovery. It also has amazing moisturizing and rejuvenating capabilities, is very stable, and may be utilized for many different purposes.

It is widely used in cosmetic and hair care products because it is moisturizing, extremely stable, and capable of adhering and staying on the skin. When applied to the skin, it forms a moisture barrier and will assist the skin with preventing moisture loss.

Meadowfoam oil has these beneficial characteristics:

  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Rejuvenates and adds shine to hair
  • Ultra-violet protection (sunscreen applications)
  • Non-greasy feeling, soaks into the skin easily
  • Reduces wrinkles and signs of aging
  • Adheres well to the skin

We have two products with Meadowfoam seed oil as an ingredient:

Our Potent Green Face Serum and Natural Potent Green Body Moisture Oil.

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