Friday, May 22, 2009

Beauty and the Priests

I am now freelancing for Fresh, and when I was being trained on the products, I was blown away when I learned about Fresh's Creme Ancienne. 

It is a super rich age delay cream, that reduces the depth and length of wrinkles, increases the skin's elasticity and provides hours of hydration.

The recipe for this creme is literally the first form of written skin care that we know of, and dates all the way back to the second century.

 The creme was invented by a Greek physician Claudius Galen, who back then was a sports doctor at the Roman school for gladiators. He would use a mixture of rose water, almond oil and beeswax and use as a balm for burns and wounds. 

Now, 2000 years later, Fresh has re-re created the cream adding a few more ingredients such as :
-Meadowfoam seed oil which improves overall elasticity

- Vitamin E which will protect your skin from free radicals 

- Rosewater that will calm redness or inflammation

-Chamomile will banish dry spots and soften the skin

Now, what really puts the cherry on top is that this cream is hand made by monks in a monastery two hours outside of Prague!! Thats right, these monks pray for eight hours of the day and then the rest of the day they spend making this cream! Holy cream! 

To read more check out this article:

To get this cream, you can go to:

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