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  • NanoReversitol: Beyond Resveratrol!

    Posted on October 21st, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    NanoReversitol™, our Skincare of the Month for September 2009, completing our one-year commitment to the SkincareOf TheMonth program, is an anti-aging cream suitable for all kinds of skin and all areas of skin. It can be massaged into facial skin as well as into scalp. The product’s name is a play on the name of one of its key ingredients, resveratrol, which has acquired a strong reputation for anti-aging effects. Combined with our formulation technologies and additional ingredients supporting skin health, NanoReversitol™ is an important new development in anti-aging skincare.

    Reversing the aging process is one of the oldest quests of humanity since the dawn of of civilization. Progress is being made, but slowly, and with relapses along the road. While only a few centuries ago the average life expectancy of people was about 40 years, it has now doubled because of better understanding of the mechanisms of life, better nutrition, better awareness of hygiene, a good arsenal for fighting microbe-mediated diseases, and an ever-expanding solidity of scientifically-backed treatments for many diseases. However, the human life span (as opposed to life expectancy) has not changed. There were always individuals who lived longer than a hundred years and no one was ever documented to live longer than 130 years. Increased life span is not the same as increased life expectancy. While life expectancy aims at increasing the chances for people to live up to their given potential, increasing life span is still an elusive challenge. This is the challenge of pushing the theoretical limitation of life expectancy to a new range. If people can now live up to about a hundred years if they do everything right and are not visited by unexpected disasters, it may be possible in the near future to aim at 200 years of life under optimal conditions.

    It is too early to judge what changes are affecting life expectancy and what can actually affect life span. However, as the largest organ in the body, the skin the the most likely target to affect the entire body in medicinal regimens. Our products are not medicinal but they are based on sound science and in some aspects, including their diversity and ingenuity, are superior to medicinal products.  NanoReversitol™ is now our Skincare Of The Month but it may very well prove to be the skincare of the decade (to keep it modest) and is definitely the most innovative and broad range anti-aging product of its time.

    We have priced this product significantly below its value to allow more people access to its benefits. We encourage you to take this opportunity and try this new and special product: NanoReversitol™ and start all over again.

    The product contains many other unusually luxurious and extremely expensive ingredients, as well as some other important ingredients, which you can see in the list below. NanoReversitol™ is formulated as a light oil-in-water type nano-emulsion. Due to requests by some customers to formulate a product which lasts longer on the skin but does not  compromise our unique edge of fast and deep penetration of active ingredients, this cream will deliver the active ingredients deep into the skin while maintaining a protective fraction on the skin for people who don’t only wish their skin to be moisturized but want to feel the moisturizer at work.

    Featured Ingredients:

    • rice bran oil [Oryza sativa]
    • sodium PCA
    • isosorbide (dimethyl)
    • panthenol [pro-Vitamin B5]
    • cetostearol
    • glyceryl stearate
    • glycerol
    • resveratrol [Polygonum cuspidatum]
    • ascorbyl palmitate [oil-soluble Vitamin C]
    • L-lysine [amino acid, protein building block]
    • isonicotinamide
    • essential oil of cedar [Cedrus atlantica]
    • adenosine
    • essential oil of petitgrain [Citrus aurantium]
    • kinetin [plant growth factor]
    • ethyl pyruvate
    • essential oil of rosemary [Rosmarinus officinalis]
    • zinc sulfate
    • essential oil of clove [Eugenia caryophyllus]
    • essential oil of cinnamon [Cinnamomum cassia]
    • cholecalciferol [Vitamin D3]

    NanoReversitol™ is a glossy, white cream with a fresh aroma that is the natural combination of the essentials oils with which it was formulated.

    NanoReversitol™ is available in two sizes: 55 gr (2.0 oz) and 20 gr (0.7 oz).

    We have big ideas for the future of our Skincare of the Month project now that it has completed its first year. Keep watching the blog for announcements!

  • Skincare of the Month Shipped!

    Posted on October 19th, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    Our Skincare of the Month for September 2009 is on its way to qualifying shoppers. Details will follow here very soon. Thank you for your patience!

  • Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkle Regimen Kits Now Available; Vellus Hair Regimen Chart Updated

    Posted on September 14th, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    On your next visit to our online cosmeceuticals store, be sure to look for this symbol and click to see what is available under “Kits, Sets, Package Deals“:

    !: Kits, Sets, and Package Deals on Elsom Research Cosmeceuticals

    We’ve had three special offers related to scalp care regimens available for some time; we are happy to have just added two new package deals related to facial skin care regimens.  For each of these offers, a substantial savings is available when you buy the set, with everything needed to follow the regimen, rather than buying each item separately.

    For each of these regimens, we have developed a chart describing our recommended application of the formulations to take maximum advantage of the synergy among them; just follow the product information link from each regimen kit’s sales page to see how we suggest using it.

  • EquiDerm to Even Skin Texture of People with Cellulite

    Posted on September 1st, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    Application of EquiDerm™ will improve the appearance of uneven skin texture such as cellulite; some of the ingredients in this product are linked to lipid metabolism. Use twice daily and in a few weeks your skin will look significantly more even. Even scars will appear somewhat less bulging.

    Uneven skin texture is a very common aspect of different metabolic rates in different regions of the skin. Cellulite is an example of uneven skin texture which is reflected by different thicknesses of fatty layers under the skin. In scalp, such problems are not as visible as with cellulite on the thighs or other body parts. However, many skin disorders including pattern balding reflect different metabolic expressions which are also linked to different activity rates in lipid metabolism in various scalp regions. However, correlations between patterns of lipid metabolism and patterns of balding are not established at this time.

    Ingredients in EquiDerm™’s highly-concentrated formulation include:

    • Nanosomes™
    • U-Fucoidan [U-Fn]
    • raspberry ketone
    • ascorbyl palmitate
    • mowrah butter [Madhuca latifolia]
    • benzoin extract [Styrax benzoin]
    • pink grapefruit oil [Citrus paradisi]

    With EquiDerm™, our Skincare of the Month project approaches completion; the September product will be our grand finale for this challenging one-year project.


    For the year that the Skincare of the Month project has been underway, our policy has been to provide each new month’s free skincare to shoppers who made qualifying purchases in the two preceding months; for example, this August Skincare of the Month is on its way to those who made purchases in June and July. As a special offer, celebrating the completion of our twelve-month commitment, we will include September shoppers in this free program: we will of course ship the September Skincare of the Month to those who made qualifying purchases in July and August (the two preceding months); we will also ship it to every customer who makes a qualifying purchase anytime during the month of September.

    Because this is our grand finale we urge all consumer who did not make qualifying purchases during the months of July and August to take advantage of this special offer and make a qualifying purchase from our cosmeceuticals store or our custom micro-batch formulator this month! Whatever you are going to purchase, the September SkincareOfTheMonth is most likely going to outvalue it so that your free gift will probably be of higher value than your paid purchase. For now we hope that you will enjoy EquiDerm™, our August SkincareOfTheMonth, which is now shipping to all qualified customers.

    EquiDerm for Even Skin Texture

    EquiDerm for Even Skin Texture

  • New Payment Option for Retail and Custom Micro-Batch Cosmeceuticals

    Posted on August 28th, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    When we can find a way to do it, we always like to support our shoppers’ personal preferences. That’s very much what www.the-formulator.com is all about: if you like your skincare to have a certain aroma, to use a specific oil or vitamin, or to include your favorite active ingredients, we’re happy to listen to your description of the skincare of your dreams, and even happier to manufacture it for you. Maybe that particular combination is not what anyone else would choose, but with The Formulator from Elsom Research your unique preferences are not a problem.

    Beyond the skincare and cosmeceuticals we make, there is also room for choice and preference in the process of placing and paying for an order. For example, we have some shoppers who would rather mail us a check than use a credit card; that’s always been fine with us, and it still is.

    Most of our shoppers choose to pay online by credit card; since 2007, the method we have offered for this has been Google Checkout, which securely processes MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express payments. Some shoppers, though, have asked for a way to pay us by credit card without relying on Google’s services; we are now happy to provide that option through the services of Paymate, an Australia-based company which securely processes MasterCard, Visa, and Discover payments in 57 countries.

    This is an additional option: you are still welcome to pay online via Google Checkout or to pay offline by mailing us a check or money order.

    Our Shopping Help page includes illustrated explanations of the checkout process, which is the same for our retail cosmeceuticals and our custom micro-batch formulations. In general, after you have placed the items you wish to purchase in your shopping cart, look at the lower right of the shopping cart page and choose one of the checkout options:

    • click to pay online through Google Checkout, which can process MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
    • click  to choose from two sub-options:
      • pay online through Paymate, which can process MasterCard, Visa, and Discover
      • pay offline by mailing us a check or money order.

    This also gives us two ways, through Google Checkout or through Paymate, of sending an online invoice for large orders, non-retail items, and special processing. It’s always good to have choices!

    We hope this new payment method will be convenient for many shoppers; in our testing, it has been very easy and fast to use, but of course the best test is for shoppers to try it. Please contact us with your questions, comments and feedback about this or any aspect of Elsom Research products and projects.

  • LipoRestore with Olive Squalane: for the Skin Barrier

    Posted on August 2nd, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    The skin acts as a protective barrier against environmental insults on the body. However, the skin itself is not exempt from such environmental insults and its barrier activity is diminished as it is constantly exposed to the elements. Detergents and pollution work on the same side when it comes to undermining the skin’s ability to act as a barrier. One of the most important molecules which improves and can replenish the skin barrier is cholesterol, a molecule which is usually of bad reputation when it comes to general health. In many cases, this reputation is unjustified, especially in the case of protecting the skin barrier. Squalene, an important precursor in cholesterol biosynthesis,  has been noted for its usefulness in improving the skin barrier; in its saturated form as squalane, it is more stable and very fluid as compared with cholesterol; it is also extremely mosturizing. The problem with squalane is that it is commonly extracted from shark oil, which is not something most people will want to apply to their skins on a daily basis. In LipoRestore™, our Skincare of the Month for July 2009, we use squalane which is extracted from olive oil, a more appealing source although it is also more expensive.  While olive oil itself has a strong aroma, the squalene extract is odorless, making it a very pleasant ingredient in skincare.

    With our LipoRestore™ cream, rich in olive squalane, the restoration of skin lipids is quite rapid and can be noticed on first application. The long-term effects are great-looking moisturized skin with dimished appearance of pores and lines and a healthy-feeling texture and appearance.  LipoRestore™ is designed to leave a light texture on top of the skin and makes overworked, hard, and scaly skin smooth and flexible again.  LipoRestore™ can be applied to the face or to any area of the body. If you put it on your hands you will notice immedietly that fingers which were stiff and almost “frozen” due to the pulling of their dry skin become flexible and you can suddenly bend them with relative ease.

    LipoRestore: for the Skin Barrier

    LipoRestore: for the Skin Barrier

  • Terminal 2 Scalp Care for People with Vellus Hair

    Posted on July 3rd, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    Terminal 2 is now available!

    Among the ingredients in Terminal 2 are:

    • jojoba oil [Simmondsia chinensis]
    • ascorbyl palmitate
    • monolaurin
    • L-glutamine
    • L-taurine
    • ethyl creatine
    • L-glutamic acid
    • L-arginine
    • ethyl pyruvate
    • L-glycine
    • essential oils of frankincense [Boswellia carteri] and petitgrain [Citrus aurantium].

    Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are meant to be used together as follows:

    Use Terminal 1 for 2-4 weeks on a daily basis.

    After this initial period, you can start alternating with Terminal 2.

    Apply Terminal 2 every third day;  the other two days, use Terminal 1.

    It is very important to wash hair and scalp before use of Terminal 2 and before switching back to Terminal 1.

    For both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, leave on scalp for 12-24 hours to maximize results.

    We have combined Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 into a Vellus Hair Kit which includes 55gr (2oz) of each product for a special price, a savings of $15 compared to the price of buying both items separately.

    For customers who purchased Terminal 1 by July 2, 2009, before Terminal 2 was available, we have a special offer:

    Buy Terminal 2 by July 31, 2009 and we will refund $15 of the purchase price, as well as shipping charges. This will provide you with both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at the same cost as the Vellus Hair Kit.

    Save $15 when you buy both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

    Save $15 when you buy both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2

    Scalp Care for Vellus Hair

    Scalp Care for Vellus Hair, Part 1

    Scalp Care for Vellus Hair, Part 2

    Scalp Care for Vellus Hair, Part 2

  • Facial Cleanser with Emollient Technology

    Posted on June 30th, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    NanoSoft™ Emollient Facial Cleanser, our Skincare of the Month for June 2009,  is a gentle and effective low-foaming cleanser featuring:

    • active Nanosomes
    • monoglycerides [stearyl glycerol]
    • potassium lactate [pH-balanced lactic acid]
    • essential oil of frankincense [Boswellia carteri].

    Shoppers have asked for it for years. We’ve been working on it, but making something special rather than just an ordinary face wash has taken some time. NanoSoft™ is at last a high-technology daily cleanser that is worthy of membership in our New Equilibrium line of cosmeceuticals.

    Buy NanoSoft Emollient Facial Cleanser at new-equilibrium-cosmeceuticals.com!

    Buy NanoSoft Emollient Facial Cleanser at new-equilibrium-cosmeceuticals.com!

  • Two New Scalp and Hair Formulations

    Posted on June 12th, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    We are happy to announce two long-awaited additions to our collection of scalp and hair formulations! These products are designed to support scalp and hair facing two kinds of problems generally associated with aging: loss of hair (balding), and loss of hair color (greying).

    • Many seemingly-balding scalps are not actually hairless but are covered with tiny, delicate, fragile hair (vellus hairs) rather than long, thick, robust hair (terminal hairs). Our new Terminal 1 scalp serum provides special support for vellus hair. Terminal 1 is formulated to improve the appearance of  vellus hair so, in time,  it looks thicker and longer. After being used daily for at least a month, Terminal 1 should be alternated with Terminal 2, which will be announced here when it is available in about two weeks; alternating these formulations provides  dynamic synergy and more pronounced results.

      Ingredients in Terminal 1 include: panthenol, MCT oil [medium-chain triglycerides], gamma amino butyric acid [GABA], ascorbyl palmitate, betaine, L-glycine, conjugated linoleic acid [CLA], climbazole, lauryl gallate, isonicotinate-N-oxide, grapefruit oil [Citrus grandis]. More about ingredients composition will follow.

      Terminal 1: Care for Vellus Hair

    • Hair can lose its color due to aging, stress, and other factors: “grey hair” is actually colorless hair, having lost or failed to develop its natural color; it is often also fragile as compared to the non-grey hair on the same person’s scalp due to structural degeneration at the core of the hair. Our new Micellarin Hue shampoo features our especially-formulated extract of bhringraj [Eclipta alba], traditionally used to prevent greying and maintain the youthful appearance of hair, together with other natural ingredients. This shampoo will increase the hue of faded hair and improve other physical properties of hair.

      Ingredients in Micellarin Hue include: bhringraj extract [Eclipta alba], jojoba oil [Simmondsia chinensis], gamma amino butyric acid [GABA], L-tyrosine, salicylic acid, cupric chloride. More about ingredients composition will follow.

      Micellarin Hue: Anti-Grey Shampoo for All Hair Colors

    Watch this blog for continuing announcements and expanded details about these and all our formulations for care of skin, scalp, and hair.

  • Cooling Cream Features Aloe and Cucumber

    Posted on June 3rd, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    Aloe-AHH™, our Skincare of the Month for May 2009, is a cooling cream for minor burns, scratches, insect bites, and other irritations. The botanicals in Aloe-AHH™, including several traditionally used to soothe minor distress from sunburn and cooking burns, are:

    • aloe vera [Aloe barbadensis]
    • sesame oil [Sesamum indicum]
    • extracts of potato [Solanum tuberosum], cucumber [Cucumis sativus], and lettuce [Lactuca scariola sativa],
    • essential oils of petitgrain [Citrus aurantium] and lavender [Lavandula angustifolia]

    Aloe-AHH™ is part of our lotion-potion family of simple skincare and, like other lotion-potion formulations, is rich in Vitamin C. For a full list of ingredients, plus a short poem, please visit the Aloe-AHH™ product information page at http://www.lotion-potion.com/lotion/aloe-cool.htm.

    Buy Aloe-AHH to cool and soothe over-exposed skin.

    Buy Aloe-AHH to cool over-exposed skin.

    (PS: our webmaster seems to think that defending her dissertation last week meant it was OK to delay announcing Aloe-AHH™ until this week…how these bizarre ideas came to Dr. Rose, we will never know!)