Summer Lovin’ in Teen Vogue! Plant Stem Cell Gel Cleanser is the perfect cleanser for skin that tends to get oilier in the summer heat.
By nature, salon and spa professionals are caregivers. Even healers. In the busy day-to-day of client bookings, it’s so easy to forget this beautiful power.
Many of us—including us at IN—know intimately how fighting cancer looks and feels. Humbling, grueling, personal, profound. Salon and spa services can bring a deeply needed moment to simply feel good. To feel like oneself.
We are honored to join with Oncology Esthetics® for a 3-day intensive Esthetics certification devoted to serving clients who are undergoing cancer treatment.
Your gift matters. The question is: who will leave feeling more healed?Please join us and spread the word.
Oncology Esthetics Certification – for Skin Care professionals
June 22–23–24, 2014, 8am–5pm each day, $695
Hosted at the Intelligent Nutrients Institute in Minneapolis, MN.
Our home state made history when Minnesota was the first to ban anti-bacterial ingredient triclosan, effective January 1, 2017.
This chemical is prevalent in anti-bacterial hand sanitizers, liquid soaps, cleaning products and more. Yet no evidence shows its any better at eliminating germs than washing with soap and water. This isn’t news to us, (LINK) but we’re relieved to see real action and mainstream awareness shed light on this dangerous ingredient.
What the evidence indicates:
- Exposure overtime to antibacterial ingredients including triclosan “could pose health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects.” -The FDA.
- “Studies on the health effects of triclosan indicate that it is endocrine (hormonally) active and has the potential to affect the liver, blood, thyroid, and reproductive systems.” -The State of Minnesota.
- It is harmful to aquatic plants & animals. “Limited studies show it may impact survival and reproduction in aquatic animals” -The State of Minnesota.
- A CDC study found triclosan present in the urine of 75% of the people tested.
Intelligent Nutrients Hand Sanitizer has always been triclosan-free. We use ethyl alcohol to wipe out 99.9% of bad bacteria without using unnecessary chemicals. Paired with certified organic ingredients and skin soothers, what’s not to love?
We are delighted to announce that Nicole Rechelbacher, our co-president and the daughter of Horst Rechelbacher, will be attending Sustainable Cosmetics Summit CEO Round Table to discuss the future of the green products industry on behalf of Intelligent Nutrients.
Find out more here: http://buff.ly/1nTGiBr
Ever watch a time-lapse of seeds morphing into plant form? Boom. Any kitchen gardener has marveled that one itty bitty seed can grow into a entire being. All that power and potential is in the seed—and extracted into most Intelligent Nutrients products, including our new skin care.
Our Intellimune® Antioxidant Super Seed Complex is an antioxidant wonder that also delivers omega 3 and 6 fatty acids from the seeds of black cumin, red grape, raspberry, pumpkin and cranberry.
Each of these seed types is teeming with their own unique immune boosting, skin-happy vitamins.
Thousands of these organic seeds are cold-pressed to capture their life force at peak potential without the use of chemicals. Cold, because it preserves their efficacy. The process yields more antioxidant power in one serving of Intellimune complex than from 10 pounds of fresh berries.*
- Boosts immunity
- Promotes healthy cell growth — i.e., pretty skin
- Reduces inflammation that leads to aging and redness
- Helps vanquish aging pollution & UV radiation
- Fatty acids moisturize & boost elasticity
Basically, it’s fairy dust for your face.
*Based on testing of components in blueberries, raspberries and Intellimune.
Let’s face it. A tiny part of us cringes at the mention of stem cells. We think of something that might lead to protests or a scene from a sci-fi movie. But don’t worry! You need not enter the Matrix to get this.
Plant stem cells are simply:
1. The source of new cells
2. They can become ANY part of a plant
3. They are 100% potential
Imagine breathing new life into your skin, that’s the gist of it.
Exhausted cells getting the relief of a spa-day, the energy of a spin class and the reboot of a juice cleanse. The stem cells we use are meristematic or undifferentiated plant cells, meaning they’re filled with the highest concentration of antioxidants to help protect and repair. And they do — 95% of women saw the difference in their skin after 40 days. These cells also take on the powers of the plants they grow into, so naturally, we chose plants that do great things*:
Intelligent Nutrients’ plant stem cells are created in a super-sustainable lab environment that is chemical-free and yields 1000 times the anti-oxidant activity of conventional plants, that’s 1000 times the power to protect skin from elements, reduce wrinkle depth, increase skin hydration and elasticity… In other words,1000 times the potential to be flawless.
If it’s still hard to imagine, see for yourself. The new collection is here (link to product page).
*Based upon lab, clinical and consumer studies.
Intelligent Nutrients Plant Stem Cell Science® Skin Care uses a super-concentrated, super-charged blend of worldly ingredients that harness the powers of the sea: Algae Bio Actives.
Yes, algae. Ask yourself: have your ever seen a wrinkled dolphin?
But really, underwater life is jam-packed with Phyto-nutrients, proteins and minerals that our skin craves.
Most algae have built in self-defense mechanisms that create a slippery protective skin to prevent them from drying out at low tide. This “skin” is very similar to human skin and when adapted as a skincare ingredient provides a continuous, ongoing moisture barrier.
You don’t need David Attenborough to narrate the other reasons why life under the sea is so spectacular. There’s a rhythm to being in the ocean that is calming and energizing at the same time. That is the natural essence of the Algae Bio Actives component of Plant Stem Cell Science® Skin Care.
It is comprised for four types of algae, each with their own distinctive qualities and powers beyond your wildest mer-dreams.
Theodore loves working with his regular clientele as well as educating new clients to attain the very best for their hair. Theodore is absolutely passionate about his role as Head of Education and Training for Intelligent Nutrients UK - he is inspired to be working with such excellent organic products that he knows will provide amazing results. Furthermore, his interest and experience in hair care, art, essential oils and wellbeing are all brought to the fore when promoting this superb organic hair care range. During 2013 he has represented Intelligent Nutrients on QVC in the UK.
Theodore has some great insider hair tips from London Fashion Week SS 2014.
This was an overwhelmingly popular look by Mulberry, Preen, Burberry, Christopher Kane and many more.
Apply Certified Organic Spray On Detangler liberally, followed by Certified Organic Styling Gel and a couple of drops of your favorite Intelligent Nutrients oil. Finger part your hair down middle or low side and dry or scrunch w high heat and low air with the Intelligent Nutrients Hair Dryer to achieve soft movement in the ends.
Alternately plait dry hair loosely then run Intelligent Nutrients Fat Irons over plait and undo at the last minute. Comb thru with Detangling Comb and finish w the smallest amount of Certified Organic Styling Pomade through the part to smooth and tuck behind the ears if desired.
Mexican street hair - House of Holland
Start by liberally spraying Certified Organic volume spray throughout root to tips and dry with the Original Paddle Brush. Take random sections thru the back and curl with Intelligent Nutrients Flat Irons or large tongs into big loose waves. Brush thru lightly with Eco Chic styling brush and apply 1 pump of the Certified Organic styling pomade liberally thru front of hair, slicking back away from the face w fingers only. Next apply Certified Organic perfect hold hairspray to the front and blast w Hot air to set. Finish off with the lightest mist of certified organic shine spray.
70’s inspired waves - Vivienne Westwood
Firstly apply Certified Organic Styling Gel and Certified Organic Volume Spray liberally to hair and dry roughly w Fingers. Brush through with the Original Paddle Brush and proceed to curl hair with medium Tongs or hot rollers. Lightly mist w hairspray as you go and pin curls up to cool and dry thoroughly.
Brush lightly through with the Eco Sleek Styling Brush and back brush the crown to front area creating the height you desire. Lightly smooth over with Eco Chic Styling Brush and spray lightly with Certified Organic Perfect Hold Hairspray to finish.
Intelligent Nutrients is always looking for the better way – for beauty and for the planet. Our meristematic technology does both, brilliantly.
Plant Stem Cells Explained
Stem cells are the source of new cells – the highly concentrated pre-cell where development begins. In a plant, they can repair and replace damaged cells by dividing and regenerating themselves almost infinitely. Now we apply this regenerative superpower to your skin.
Our stem cells have 1000x (not a typo) times the antioxidant concentrations of plants in nature. Delivering massive benefits beyond the ingredient alone, that’s why we created Plant Stem Cell Renewal Complex products for targeted treatment, eyes and allover treatment.
- Edelweiss – inherently powerful from surviving the harshest condition, this power plant reduces wrinkle depth up to 15% after 20 days of use
- Coneflower – 28% more hydration & proven increased elasticity
- Pennywort – Visibly evens skin tone, firms & rebounds elasticity – up to 90% inhibition of aging enzymes in skin
Beyond organic plants or ingredients, our stem cells are cultivated and harvested in a laboratory. Eliminating agriculture—organic or otherwise—helps us do better:
- 1,000 tons of water saved
- Fewer energy inputs & greenhouse gases output
- Zero herbicides, pesticides and fungicides
Not only is the ingredient more pure, the process is too. See what it does for your personal impact on your world.
World, we’ve got a problem. And it may be in your neighbor’s garden shed.
Just recently, 25,000 bees dropped from the skies in a shopping center parking lot. (http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/25000-bumble-bees-found-dead-target-parking-lot.html) It’s the latest in a scary global trend. A common pesticide for crops and gardens is now a top suspect in what’s killing our bees. Called Neonicotinoids, it’s also threatening other mammals and a clean water supply.
The European Food Safety Authority already put a 2- year ban on this pesticide. In the US, it’s still widely used.
Neonicotinoids, are believed to be the main culprit of our dwindling bee populations.
Why is this important?
Einstein said, “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
Here’s why: Bees help pollinate flowers and vitally important crops such as nuts, vegetables and fruits. The noted decline in bee populations in North America over the past few years – a 31% decline in bee colonies over the 2012-2013 winter alone – could lead to a massive decline in our nation and world’s food supply chain.
Even pizzavores should know – all food starts with crops. Animals eat grains. The bee loss impact is estimated to be $40B in the US alone (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/08/declining-bee-populations-may-lead-to-significant-agricultural-losses-in-u-s.html)
What can we do to help?
You can take simple steps right at home to keep our shared environment more balanced, healthy and bee-friendly. The University of Minnesota suggests these four methods in helping sustain our bee population:
1. Plant bee flowers everywhere
2. Provide nesting habitats
3. Reduce or eliminate pesticide use
4. Support our efforts to keep bees healthy and on their own six feet
Many pesticides sold in your local Home Depot or Lowes contain harmful Neonicotinoids. As you start your summer gardening, avoid using any pesticides or insecticides that contain this ingredient.
- Try using alternative pesticide methods for your garden that are not harmful to the soil, water, bees and other critters hanging out in your yard.
- Handpicking, companion planting and crop rotation are only a few alternative methods to organically achieve a healthier garden, a healthier you and a healthier world.
For more information on bees and how you can lend a helping hand in protecting our bees, check out these websites:
Pollinator Partnership, a non-profit that defends bees and other pollinators and our ecosystems. (http://www.pollinator.org/)
Get the academic facts from the US government (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3021065/)
Intelligent Nutrients has our very own organic farm in Wisconsin where we cultivate plants for products and the future. As a student of nature, Horst uses this sunny acreage as testing ground/playground to study and investigate plant species before they even get into our formulas.
The latest: Spilanthes. Long a friend of the naturopath, this plant is known for all sorts of clearing, anti- microbial and antibacterial properties… and a rather curious party trick.
What’s crazy about Spilanthes is that when you eat it, it makes your mouth tingle. If that doesn’t pique your curiosity, get this: it can turn your mouth numb and make you produce saliva. A lot of it. It can even make your mouth go numb. Talk about an exciting Saturday night.
IN is currently studying the curious powers of this flowering herb. Check back here to find out how we’ll be using Spilanthes in future.
In the last decade or so, hand sanitizer has become a staple everywhere from day cares to grocery cart wipes and most handbags in between.
There’s one potentially harmful ingredient in your seemingly helpful hand sanitizer: Triclosan.
New studies are coming forward–and being reviewed by the FDA no less– with information on the dangers of Triclosan, a high-alert chemical used in conventional hand sanitizers. (Just when you think you’re safe!) The possible cancer-causing properties and altered hormone regulations in animals are enough to ditch all products–including your beloved hand sanitizer–and replace them with healthier alternatives.
- Added to products to prevent or lessen bacterial contamination
- Added to everything from clothing, kitchenware and toys to antibacterial soaps
- FDA has no evidence that adding Triclosan to soaps/hand sanitizers provides extra health benefits
If the FDA itself says Triclosan doesn’t provide extra health benefits, it’s time to kiss that chemical goodbye like a bad ex-lover. Intelligent Nutrients Hand Sanitizer uses ethyl alcohol that wipes out 99.9% of bad bacteria without using unnecessary chemicals. Paired with certified organic ingredients, what’s not to love?
Stay clean out there.