100% Irish Peat Skin Care: Natural Anti-Aging

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Sick of shuffling through your cabinets of face cream and eye moisturizer? Tired of overturning drawers just to find a tube of hand lotion? Well it's time to ditch those products and check out this revolutionary Irish skincare brand called Ógra! Ógra, meaning "youth," has rapidly gained popularity recently because of its uncommon practice of utilizing peat in its products in order to combat aging on a cellular level.

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So what exactly is peat? It is the substance that is formed when a plant remains only partially decomposed. It is commonly found in the bogs of Ireland, and can be located in the organic soil layer directly below the vegetation layer of a bog. Peat is made up of about 90 percent water and 10 percent dry matter. The preservative benefits of this natural matter were unearthed — along with several well-preserved bodies — in recent years. Experts discovered that the bodies were so well preserved because of the peat that had covered their skin for years and years, a process that is known as natural mummification! Bennie Clavin, director of business development at Ógra Skincare, claims that this was his inspiration when it came to creating this unique company.

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Morbidity aside, Ógra products have gained overwhelming positive feedback in terms of their many benefits. Check out these top four benefits from Ógra Skincare:

  • Promotes youthfulness: Peat contains strong antioxidants that can combat free radical damage. Free radicals are generally recognized as the main cause of premature aging. It also promotes collagen production, which helps to increase cell regeneration and can slow down the aging process.
  • Astringency: Peat binds together skin tissues, giving your skin a smoother look.
  • Detoxifier: It stimulates the lymphatic system, and is therefore a very effective detoxifier. Peat removes dead skin cells, toxins and other impurities from your skin.
  • Restores pH balance: The natural abundance of essential oils, fatty acids and lipids penetrate the skin, re-establishing the skin’s natural pH balance.
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Now, Ógra Skincare promotes and sells a whole line of skincare products that boast anti-aging and preservation elements. They provide facial scrubs, body wraps, peat baths, hand and foot treatments, and hair and scalp treatments. For more information about the health benefits of Peat Irish Skincare, check out our sources: Cosmetics Design - EuropeÓgra Skincare.