We are getting a head start on Valentine's Day with a 25% discount on my favorite indulgence. The swoon-worthy Nutra-Lift White Chocolate Body Butter and the White Chocolate Mousse Mask for the face. This head to toe must for chocoholics is 80% organic and normally costs $44.99 in the Truth In Aging store
And it will be a virtually guiltless pleasure when you appreciate that there is more, of course, to chocolate than an indulgence. High in flavanoids, chocolate is a natural sunscreen and antioxidant.
The White Chocolate Mousse Mask is left on the face for 20 minutes (you’ll be tempted to leave it longer, it smells and feels so good) to get the antiaging benefits of L-carnitine. According to The University of Maryland Medical Center, L-Carnitine’s
fundamental roles in the body is the transport of long chain fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane into the mitochondria, where the fatty acids are ultimately broken down and converted to energy.
Carnitine isn’t the only anti-ager here. Antioxidants are also provided by grape skin (the repository of the powerful antioxidant resveratrol
), seaweed and white tea
. Researchers from Kingston University, London, in conjunction with Neal’s Yard Remedies, were “blown away” (a phrase that qualifies as scientific in England) by results that illustrated white tea’s ability to inhibit enzymes that attack collagen and elastase, and mimic the action of one of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
The ingredient listed by Nutra-Lift as lipadure is, I believe, lipidure. This is an MPC polymer that can imitate the membrane and provides protection whilst greatly helping with moisture retention. There are plenty of other nice things in the form of antioxidant tea, ginger and alpha lipoic acid.
Use on VD and you - and your Valentine - will be haunted by the faintest and most delicious creamy chocolate smell. Yum.
Ingredients in Mousse Mask:
Certified organic aloe vera gel, organic white cocoa, hyaluronic acid, organic white cocoa butter, organic honey, muscadine grape skins, plant cellulose, vegetable glycerin, natural cetyl esters, L-Carnitine, white tea, sea weed & algae, ascorbly palmitate, lipadure, DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, natural ginger, natural mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), vegetable sodium pca, olive leaf extract, lavender, natural allantoin.
Ingredients in Body Butter
Organic aloe vera gel, seaweed, vitamin C ester, plant derived isotearyl palmitate, cetyl esters, plant derived gms 450, stearic acid, marine collagen, almond oil, sesame oil, organic white chocolate, vitamin B5 di-panthenol, DMAE, organic royal jelly, cocoa butter, hydrolyzed wheat protein, xanthum gum, natural mixed tocopherols & tocotrienols (vit.E) alpha lipoic acid, giarana, green tea, carrot extract, olive extract, shea butter, CO Q 10, grape seed extract, flax seed oil, hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, vitamin B1, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin F, vitamin K, fruit flower complex, anti-aging complex, herbal complex, blue green algae, orange/cucumber extract, colloidal minerals.