WHY IS CHANGE NEEDED?
At Natures Science we believe that there are three myths about the skin and skin products that belong to the past:
The first myth is that there is only one ‘active ingredient’ in a skin product. We have been led to believe that there is one active ingredient that is going to ‘do the job’. When we look at the full list of ingredients of current products we find solvents, petroleum derivatives, preservatives, stabilizers, synthetic perfumes etc. Just because they are written in small letters doesn’t mean they are insignificant! Do we really believe that our skin is going to say ‘YES, Welcome’ to that one ‘good’ ingredient, and ‘NO, Stop’ to everything else?
We believe that when this entire ‘chemical cocktail’ hits the skin, all ingredients exert the same potency of effect. Harmful substances activate the skin tissue’s immunity to protect us from harmful chemicals because the physiological function of the skin is fundamentally protective and eliminatory.
THE NATURES SCIENCE APPROACH
At Natures Science we believe in the correct synergy of all ingredients to create a system which is compatible with the skin.
We create a living system in a bottle which when applied to another living system – our skin – enhances and energises that system. The key word is compatibility.
This is how our products are created as a living system: First we create a vehicle of bio-energetically compatible water through ‘Grander Technology’ which is capable of carrying bio-information. Next the finest natural plant ingredients are added to the water vehicle. Many of these carefully selected native herbs and flower essences of New Zealand have 200 million years of uninterrupted genetic lineage, with profound life enhancing powers. This creates a powerful physiological bio-informative action which is transferred as the product meets the skin. The response of the skin cells is the energetic and physiological equivalent of ‘jumping for joy’!
The second myth is that the skin can be hydrated, or ‘moisturised’ from the outside. Even our medical science texts explain why this is not possible – it is because the skin is essentially a waterproof organ.
Referring to a standard medical text we find the following quote ‘The waterproofing glycolipids of the epidermis effectively block the diffusion of water and water-soluble substances between cells, preventing both their loss from and entry into the body through the skin’. (Human Anatomy and Physiology, 4th ed. Marieb, 1998, p. 153).
The same text explains that substances that do penetrate in limited amounts include lipid-soluble substances (oxygen, CO2, fat-soluble vitamins and steroids) which in some cases might be beneficial for the skin if it is not producing its own lipid mantle. It is of concern that some solvents, heavy metals and drugs can penetrate the skin, but only by destroying the protective cellular lipid membrane first.
So the idea that the skin actually absorbs the product needs a thorough revision.
THE NATURES SCIENCE APPROACH
We understand that hydration happens internally. The dermis is composed of collagen, elastin and reticular fibres, layered in a gel-like matrix. This matrix when correctly bio-electrically charged holds the bipolar water molecules so that they distribute themselves proportionally in the matrix. The result is skin that appears firm and hydrated.
If the matrix loses its charge the water molecules move out of the matrix and the skin looks dehydrated, saggy and sluggish.
Our products follow the principle of re-charging the tissue with correct bio-electrical polarity so the water can stay in. When the matrix is not correctly charged, we can pour bucketfuls of water onto the surface of the skin but it will NOT be absorbed.
The third myth is that skin absorbs substances and needs a protective layer. The skin doesn’t want to absorb anything, its function is to keep everything OUT. The skin is an eliminatory and protective organ. The spidery Langerhans’ cells of the skin form the biological barrier of the immune system that nothing can pass. The skin doesn’t want chemicals, its function instead is to keep them out. Forcing the skin to absorb chemicals goes against its natural role.
The skin exists to protect us from chemicals from the environment and eliminate metabolic wastes and salts. Healthy skin creates its own protective layer which is called an Acid Mantle made of lipid substances for protection. Its pH is between 2-4 which is the correct pH for protection from bacteria and parasites etc.
However in some cases the skin either can’t produce, or loses its normal acid mantle, which results in a loss of water and a lack of protection. It is only in this case we believe that an oil-based product will be beneficial.
Thus we created Natures Science Oil Enhancer which is beneficial for people with very dry skin (lacking lipids) or with diminished ability to create the mantle. This occurs especially once the skin is exposed to air conditioning, excess sun, wind and elements or by using inadequate cleansing and cosmetic products.
Most of the products on the market currently are too heavy and oily and clog the skin, interfering with its role. Lots of unwanted chemicals are then able to penetrate as they act to destroy the natural protective barrier. Our products contain only good oils that don’t interfere with skin function. They contain no chemicals and actually help the natural barrier of the skin not to be broken. Our products work differently from mainstream products by not interfering with the acid mantle of the skin. (Normally there is no need for protection from the outside. Only when the skin is losing its mantle is it beneficial to substitute with good oils).
THE NATURES SCIENCE APPROACH
We believe in supporting the skin’s natural role; which is to protect and excrete - we don’t want to work against it. Our products are very light fluidy substances that do not disturb the perfect environment of the skin, but preserve it.
Plant extracts and herbs are used in minute concentrations which preserve the precious plant material. The specific secret of dilution and potentisation achieve a higher performance with less concentration.
What healthy skin DOES want is to replicate fast. Skin cells last only several days – they need the correct bio-information to replicate. We appreciate that only natural healing plants have the correct bio-information which supports and heals our tissues. We need to trust this knowledge that nature has given to us as the highest gift. Healing specimens of plants hold the correct programming that is passed to our organs and systems, whereas synthetic and energetically ‘dead’ materials don’t.
As a result of this research and exploration we took a change in direction and created the Nature Science Appearance Health System.
The skin needs to be balanced and supported in its natural role. To support excretion we use two cleansers and a microfibre cloth.
As an additional product available within this system is the PROTECTIVE OIL ENHANCER beneficial for users with a damaged and depleted lipid mantle who spend significant time in air-conditioning and/or heated environments, external elements and other drying conditions.
As an additional product available within this system is the PROTECTIVE OIL ENHANCER beneficial for users with a damaged and depleted lipid mantle who spend significant time in air-conditioning and/or heated environments, are exposed to external elements and other drying conditions.
HOW TO USE THE SYSTEM
Please refer to the labels on the products.