Great Beauty Tips

  • Ingredients that Benefit Your Hair + Why

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    Bulgarian Lavender Hydrosol - therapeutic, cleansing
    and purifying.

    Peppermint Hydrosol - stimulates hair growth, soothes
    itching disorders, moisturizing and conditioning.

    Behentrimonium Methosulfate - BTMS for short, is a
    very Mild Detangler and gentle surfactant made from Non-
    GMO Canola Oil. Does not cause buildup, is non-irritating,
    excellent conditioner (leaves your hair silky smooth) has
    great co-washing and de-frizzing properties.

    d-Panthenol - (AKA - Pro-Vitamin B5): It aids in
    soothing, repairing, restoring & enhances healing for hair,
    skin & nails. It provides long lasting moisturization and
    has tremendous penetrating capabilities. It is converted to
    a Vitamin B5 complex and Vitamin F which assists in
    collagen repair. It also aids in thickening the hair, reduces
    inflammation on the scalp,increases flexibility, luster,
    shine, softness, strength and fullness!

    MSM - is a sulfur compound that can form bonds
    essential for influencing hair growth and strengthening the
    hair shaft.

    Vegetable Glycerin - our natural sourced vegetable
    glycerin is derived from only from plants. It is colorless,
    odorless and acts as a natural humectant (draws moisture
    from the air) for your lovely locks!

    High Magnesium Dead Sea Brine - loaded with hair
    shaft and root beneficial minerals such as Magnesium,
    Potassium, Bromine, Bitumen, Calcium, Zinc and Sulfur.
    Effective for all types of scalp disorders, deep clarifier,
    adds tremendous volume and body to fine, limp and
    lifeless hair. Strengthens hair roots. adds Luster and
    Shine. Softens stubborn gray hair shafts and beards,
    allowing color to take better. Keeps highlights and
    bleached hair true to color longer without brassy tones.

    Organic Nettle Leaf & Root - helps in
    combating hairloss, it also helps in hair re-growth. Nettle
    leaves are rich in silica and sulphur. This helps in
    making hair shinier and healthier. 

    Organic Horsetail - stimulates hair growth is
    because of its antioxidant effects. Horsetail can also
    improve circulation, leading to theimprovement of
    hair follicles and to help stimulate hair growth

    Organic FoTi - anti-inflammatory effects, promotes hair
    growth, reduces hair loss, thinning and graying.

    Organic Rosemary - strengthens circulation, it could
    prevent hair follicles from being starved of blood supply,
    dying off, and leading to hair loss.

    Organic Cornflower - treats hair problems such as
    Dandruff. Cornflower is used in many hair care products
    due its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory
    properties

    Organic Green Tea -  loaded with nutrients and anti-
    oxidants, helps in controlling hair loss and split ends.
    Softens and strengthens. Supports hair growth.

    Organic Comfrey Leaf + Root - full of minerals,
    vitamins and antioxidants. Aids with preventing dryness,
    stimulates the scalp, soothes itchiness and irritation and
    enriches lifeless hair.

    Organic Calendula - hydrates, diminishes dandruff,
    improves scalp disorders/issues. Regenerative properties
    all the hair follicles to grow creating thicker more
    manageable tresses. Antioxidants aid to protect hair and
    scalp against cell-damaging free radicals.

    Aloe Vera (50:1) - Aids with hair growth, reduces
    dandruff and itching on the scalp. conditions hair and
    leaves it smooth, soft, silky and shiny.

    Unrefined Shea Butter - provides moisture to damaged
    hair, repairs breakage and protects against brittleness,
    dryness and weather damage. Excellent for all hair types to
    include processed and heat-treated hair.

    Mango Butter - derived from the mango fruit seed, this
    butter is full of vitamins and fatty acids that aid with
    softening, damage/breakage, moisture retention and
    hydration for the hair shaft, scalp and hair root.

    Virgin Organic Argan - maintains softness, suppleness
    and radiance. Stimulates growth for thicker, stronger and
    longer hair. Aids with the elimination of dandruff and
    scalp disorders all the while increasing hair growth.

    Virgin Organic Hemp Seed Oil - rich in fatty acids,
    vitamins, protein and antioxidants. It promotes growth by
    improving blood circulation on the scalp, is a natural
    humectant, calms inflammation of the scalp, conditions
    the hair shaft and rejuvenates appearance and texture.

    Virgin Organic Extra Virgin Olive - revered for
    centuries, it is a magnificent moisturizer, reduces
    frizziness, fights against split ends, repairs damaged and
    abused hair, minimizes hair loss, brings luster and shine to
    drab, dull hair.

    Virgin Organic Avocado - hydrates dry scalp issues,
    prevents breakage, reduces dandruff, detangles hair and
    protects from weather damage.

    Virgin Organic Tamanu - encourages longer, stronger
    and healthier hair growth, aids with hair loss, hydrates
    hair shaft, adds luster, sheen and manageability. Aids with
    soothing scalp inflammation and itching.

    d-alpha Tocopherol (Vit E) - natural, plant based,
    non-synthetic. Aids with hair loss, increases shine and
    luster, supports a healthy scalp.

    Dead Sea Mud - creates fuller, shinier, softer, stronger,
    more manageable, healthier hair and scalp. Effective for all
    types of scalp disorders, deeply clarifies hair. Adds volume
    and body to fine, limp and lifeless hair.

    Silk Amino Acids - penetrates hair cuticle, binds with
    keratin to treat damage and creates protective barrier that
    seals in moisture, therefore minimizing breakage.

    Hyaluronic Acid - increases hair growth and strand
    diameter. Aids with plumping of the hair shaft, therefore
    bringing more volume to fine or thinning hair.

    Proprietary Essential Oil Blend - stimulating,
    nourishing, calming, promotes follicle health as well as
    growth, calms skin inflammation.

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  • Foods that LOWER your Immune System

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    You ARE What You Eat - isn't a trite phrase or expression -  it's TRUE!!! Like a Computer - Garbage In - Garbage Out!

     

     

    1) Soda: made from carbonated water, flavorings and chemical additives. ZERO Nutritional value, high levels of sugar (leads to obesity, diabetes and causes spikes in blood sugar levels which lowers your immune system, sugar lowers your immune system by curbing immune system cells that attack bacteria. Also decreases brain function, increases fatique, moodiness, headaches and allergies. Most ingredients in sodas have been shown to cause distruptive behaviors such as aggression, and ADHA, lack of focus and abnormal brain function.

    A Harvard study found that one 12oz serving of regular soda increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 19%! Is it worth all that?

     

    2) Processed foods: fast food causes your immune system to be on high alert for long periods of time which in turn weakens it. Also activates chronic inflammation and lowers our body's ability to fight off viruses.

     

    3) Refined Sugar: does the same thing sodas do because of their high sugar levels. Studies show

    Sugar consumed after exercise is taken up very quickly by your just-worked muscles. Plus, exercise sensitizes your cells to the effects of insulin, the exact opposite of the desensitizing effect that chronic sugar intake has. In other words, if you want to enjoy a little treat, use it as your reward after a good workout.

     

    4) Carbs: eating too many crap carbs can increase your risk of insulin resistance or obesity, these can both lead to your immune system being weakened and can heighten your risk of infections

     

    5) Alcohol: it affects the way health gut microbes interact with the immune system, and it also disrupts the gut barrier allowing more bacteria to pass into the blood

     

    6) Salt - Going over-board, causes the kidneys to excrete sodium and a domino effect occurs that reduces the body's ability to fight bacterial infections. - recommended to stay under 2300mg (one teaspon) sodium per day in healthy adults. CDC says more than 70% American's sodium intake is from processed foods. - Canned soups, frozen pizzas.

     

    7) Overdoing caffeine intake can increase inflammation and compromise your immune system. Drink coffee or tea. Ditch the 5hour energy or Monster Drinks.

    8) Low fiber intake. Only 5% of Americans consume the recommended daily goal of 25gr -women 38gr - men. Swap sugary cereals for steel cut oatmeal. Use brown, black or wild rices, use Pulse Pastas instead of traditional pastas - Pulse Pasta range uses pulses such as Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas and Borlotti Beans to produce an alternative to traditional wheat pasta. Higher protein, fiber and Gluten Free

    9) Not a food - but tobacco products also compromise your immune system Found on the CDC Website - Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemical compounds. Many of them can interfere with the immune system. Diseases are able to progress when the immune system is not working effectively. Diseases that can be worsened by smoking include:l l l l l l l viral and bacterial infections, especially of the lungs (for example, pneumonia, influenza, tuberculosis); periodontal or gum disease;bacterial meningitis (a disease that attacks the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord); infections that occur after surgery; rheumatoid arthritis; Crohn’s disease (a serious disease of the digestive system); and cancer

    Next time you reach for that bag of 'whatever' ask yourself is it worth lowering your resistance to bacteria, parasites and viruses - COVID 19?

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  • Are you REALLY getting 100% Pure Dead Sea Ingredients?

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    You might be saying, "What a weird question to ask!" but allow me to enlighten you why I've posed this question. 

    You see I've been to both sides of the Dead Sea in search of 100% PURE Dead Sea Ingredients that have No Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Worthless Fillers or have been what I call, 'Ripped + Stripped' of their valuable minerals. 

    A little background on my journey:

    In 2007 I discovered there were numerous 'extra ingredients' being put into our Dead Sea Ingredients that did not make it to the MSDS list from our distributor at the time. I was mortified! Why? Because I was using the products for my own health issues and making retail products for my shop. 

    In 2008 my husband and I decided to go over to the Dead Sea and learn more about the mining process, etc. We found out they were sifting the Dead Sea Mud with street water and adding chemicals, pesticides, and synthetic fragrances to keep the natural churning of the Dead Sea dormant. As well as cutting it with Kaolin Clay and Talc Powder as cheap fillers to stretch the Dead Sea Mud (it's quite expensive to mine the Dead Sea Mud out of the Dead Sea, so they used fillers to make it go further)

    I also found out that there were multiple levels of Dead Sea Salt. The Arab Potash Group has the exclusive rights to mine the Dead Sea in Jordan until 2057. They created the Dead Sea Salt Flats for mining the Salts and extracting the minerals to use for Potash - aka Fertilizer which is a multi-billion dollar industry and is sold worldwide. 

    Well, when they extract the minerals, the salt left behind is technically considered to be 'Dead Sea Salt'. However, it's been 'Ripped + Stripped' of all its natural Healing + Therapeutic Powers. It's basically a bitter-tasting NaCl - Sodium Chloride. That is mainly sold to countries for melting ice on roads during winter months. It's SUPER CHEAP! 

    We learned that the purest form of Dead Sea Salt is what's called - Semi-Dry Salt. It hasn't been processed, heated or 'Ripped + Stripped'. It's like scooping up the salt out of the Dead Sea with your bare hands. (I've done that - so cool!!!) 

    How do you know if you're getting 'The Real Deal' or 'Ripped + Stripped' Dead Sea Salt? Leave the container lid off the salt for a week or so. If your Dead Sea Salts aren't slushy in the bottom of the container - they are 'Ripped + Stripped'.

    Explanation: The Dead Sea Salts in their pure form are natural humectants. They draw moisture to themselves. Over time they get saturated and begin to create Dead Sea Brine (aka Water). Thus the reason the salts become 'slushy' in the bottom of your container. 

    If they are dry, you've got a 'Ripped + Stripped' product. It's still Dead Sea Salt, but it doesn't contain all fo the valuable health-beneficial minerals.

    When we import our 40,000 pounds of Dead Sea Mud, Powdered Clay and Semi-Dry Salts, we have to put each 25kg bag in another bag to keep the brine making under control. It's a true labor of love around here - but one that is DEFINITELY worth it to us!

    Here's a link to purchase our 100% Pure & Natural Dead Sea Semi-Dry Bath Crystals:
    https://tinyurl.com/AvivDeadSeaSalt

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  • We're REBRANDING!!!

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    Hey there! First and foremost, Welcome to Our Website! We are the Aviv Chicks, and we're on a mission to help make and provide the best quality, all natural skin, hair, nail, and wellness products! We strive to ensure that our products are free from toxic ingredients, harmful ingredients, and we're on a mission to shed light on the ingredients the beauty industry is putting in our personal care products. 

    Now that you know a little bit more about us, let's talk about the construction our website is going through. We have thought long and hard and had so many meetings and countless hours pouring over our brand and logo. We wanted to make something simple that delivers our message and elegance at the same time. 

    Since we tie the earth + sea into every product we manufacture, we wanted our logo and brand name to represent both. Our new name is now officially, Aviv Wellnessceuticals.

    Aviv is Hebrew for 'New Beginning' which is what our products do for hair, skin + nails
    Wellnessceuticals is a name we created as an 'alternative' to pharmaceuticals because our products do NOT create harmful side effects and they promote health + wellness.

    Our new logo brings the Earth + Sea together to help nourish our health + well-being, safely, effectively and naturally.

    Thank you for your continued support of our products + brand/name 'upgrade'! Our promise to you (and ourselves) is to always offer the highest quality products that are free of Parabens, Formaldehyde, Synthetic Dyes + Fragrances, Petroleum by-products, Soy, Gluten + GMO's. As well as being Cruelty + Bioaccumulate Free! 

    Get out there each and every day - Live, Laugh + Love Abundantly & with Abandon

    Always remember that you ARE a priceless treasure!

    XOXO,
    Tammy + Jessica

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  • Great Beauty Tips™: Day One

    22 comments / Posted on by Tammy Doering

    Let’s look at a typical day for most of us:
    Morning: Wake up, rush around getting ready for work. Grab something quick to eat – or
    for a lot of folks it’s get a Frappachino and/or a biscuit at a drive thru somewhere.

    Lunchtime – you either brought your lunch to work, they have a cafeteria or you hit another fast food restaurant.

    End of work day – by now you’re physically exhausted and unless you are a construction worker or have an outdoor job, you’ve been busy sitting at a desk job all day long and should n
    ow be heading to an exercise class of some sort. But most folks are ‘so tired’ they don’t ‘feel like it’ and they head home for the evening.

    Dinnertime – Do you ever go for heavier foods – aka – ‘Comfort Foods’ which are extremely heavy, fattening and unhealthy for us. Dessert Anyone? This is one of my weakest areas and it’s something I try to avoid like the plague as much as possible. But, when I do want to ‘indulge’ I search for small things I can ration out, get my ‘fix’ and not feel cheated. One of the most indulgent things I’ve found are small, dark chocolate truffles. If you’re going to eat chocolate, at least make it ‘good-for- you’ chocolate! Dark chocolate has some outstanding health benefits – IN SMALL QUANTITIES! Plus, it only takes a few truffles to satisfy your sweet tooth – too many will give you an upset stomach. Another suggestion – don’t allow dessert to be a daily part of your life. Ration it as well – pick a few special days a month and allocate them as your ‘indulgence days’. Again, you won’t feel cheated!

    After reading the above, can you see a ‘Recipe for Serious Unhealthiness’ if you continue to
    ‘Rinse & Repeat’ this cycle on a daily basis? Before you know it, one year, 5 years, 10 years have gone by and you look in the mirror and wonder who on earth that person is looking back at you! How’d you allow yourself to get here? Answer – small, daily choices!!! Decide to eat a handful of carrots instead of that bag of chips, or eat some fruit instead of that chocolate bar! That’s the end of our blog for today.

    We greatly appreciate all of you that continue to support our company’s services and products. Please tell your friends and family about our unique and different business! Please Like our Aviv International Facebook Page! I pray you have marvelous week! 

    Thought for Today: “Happiness is only a byproduct of successful living!” ~ Austen Riggs

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