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Look 15 Years Younger With These Anti-Aging Products

Proven by thousands of reviews, these 7 products are the best Amazon has to offer when it comes to anti-aging, and interestingly three of them come from the same brand.

If you are interested in trying out some anti-aging products, look no further than for the most anti-aging products on this website. When it comes to skin-care, it is smart to buy products that have already been tried out and that people enjoy. Considering that these products have more than 8,000 five-star ratings combined, it is fair to say that is a safe bet to take.

When it comes to ingredients that are often featured in many of these products a big one is hyaluronic acid. For those who are not familiar with it, this substance naturally hydrates your skin and is very good at keeping the moisture in. Other ones are Vitamins C and E, retinol (known for being good for skin cell turnover) and other natural extracts.

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Since all of these serums, creams, and moisturizers have specific purposes, it is always good to know what you are looking for and to read up on the ingredients in case you have sensitive skin. Another great way to help you decide on the product is to read user reviews and see what other people’s experiences were. All this being said, you should keep in mind that seeing results will take time and it might take a few tries to find the right product for you.

And now we present the best Amazon has to offer in the realm of anti-aging.

1. KollagenIntensiv

More than 3,000 positive reviews make this moisturizer a worthy contender. Less fine lines, a more glowy and dewy skin, reduction of dark spots are just some of the things that can be read in the 5-star reviews of this products.

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2. TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

This is a natural ingredient, plant-based product filled with aloe, witch hazel and jojoba oil which means there is no additives or fragrances. Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C are there to do their collagen boosting magic and make you look younger, and the 8,000 5-star reviews suggest that they do. This one is available for $20.

3. Amara Organics Advanced Age-Defying Moisturizer

Many of the positive reviews for this moisturizer note diminished wrinkles, less under eye bags and smooth skin, so it is no surprise that this long-lasting, easily absorbed product, was “Amazon’s Choice.” One customer even said that there was no need for using another anti-aging product for six months after this one. You can buy it for $21.

4. Active Wow Youth Enhancing Eye Gel

The green tea and aloe infused, lightweight formulation of this product gives your under eye area a lovely soothing sensation. Satisfied customers have said that this product left their face looking fresh and bright-eyed even if they had barely slept the night before. At only $15 it is the cheapest on our list.

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5. Amara Organics Vitamins C Serum

Yet another Amara Organics’ product that is a best seller and also listed as “Amazon’s Choice.”  84% of its reviews are either 4 or 5 stars. Many happy customers report better skin tones, fewer breakouts, and fading of dark spots. You can try it out for $17.

6. Amara Organics Retinol Cream

Who would have guessed it? Another Amara product. Filled with retinol, hyaluronic acid, Vitamins E and B5 this product has thousands of content users that swear by it and say it gave them many skin benefits like fewer lines, clear skin and also helped with acne problems. You can buy this one for $19.

7. Phytoceramides Anti-Aging and Skin Rejuvenation Supplement

Amazing combination with 350mg of plant-based Phytoceramides plus 100% of Vitamins A, C and D.

Phytoceramides are the plant-derived equivalent of ceramides, also known as lipids, which form part of the outer layer of the skin. Ceramides help your skin to replenish the diminishing levels of ceramides present in skin cell membranes and restore its healthy texture. Ceramides and 100% of antioxidant vitamins together help reverse the signs of aging by getting rid of old dead layers of skin allowing new, younger layers to replace them.

Natural phytoceramides with added antioxidant vitamins is available at Tallwell Nutrition now.

The Health Hazards of Gaming Dissected

Video games are one of the modern era’s most popular forms of entertainment and will become even more dominant in the years to come. Kids love them, adults play them, and the tech industry makes a mean buck off of them. But like everything technology related, they can easily be abused, becoming a serious health hazard. According to the Independent, two Nintendo Wii users suffered from a stroke after playing a Wii exercise game. Reports of people dying after gaming binges at internet cafes are also becoming more frequent.

So what’s going on? Gaming is supposed to provide entertainment and a nice respite from reality, not cause injuries and even deaths. In this report we explore the major potential health hazards of gaming in the 21st century for any serious gamer out there to consider and take into account. It’s not meant to scare you away from gaming altogether, but rather, to start exercising moderation and balance gaming with other forms of relaxation.

Health Hazard #1: Physical and Musculoskeletal Diseases

Playing video games usually means sitting in front of a screen for hours on end. Needless to say, that’s not good for your body. As such, gaming can result in an array of physical ailments.

Musculoskeletal Diseases

Musculoskeletal Diseases such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis have risen to become one of the most common side effects of playing video games. Some of these ailments are even  named after the gaming devices which cause them, such as:

  1. ‘Playstation thumb’: Refers to the numbness and the blisters that appear on the player’s thumb due to friction between the thumb and controller.
  2. ‘Nintedonitis’: Refers to a tendon injury in the wrist, which is a result of extended use of the Nintendo.
  3. The ‘Wii fracture’: Refers to the fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal, which is a result of using the Wii balance board.

Carpal tunnel syndrome has also been linked to excessive gaming, according to one study. A mouse with good ergonomic design may be helpful (for PC gamers), though it will never replace taking frequent breaks between gaming sessions.

Back and neck pain:

According to physical therapist Sadia Vanjara, there has been a sharp rise in the number of children who experience chronic neck, back and shoulder pain due to gaming. Children have a habit of bending over their devices for hours on end, which also limits the amount of time that they spend running around and exercising their body. Poor posture and bodily pain at a young age can translate into debilitating conditions later on in life.


Studies have linked obesity amongst people to gaming; suggesting that anyone who spends less than 1.5 hrs in front of their gaming consoles is 75.4% less likely to suffer from obesity. In other words, the more time you spend gaming, the less likely you are to exercise, and more likely you will suffer from obesity in your life.

Health Hazard #2: Gaming Addiction

If there’s still any doubt that video games can be addictive, consider the fact that the condition has just been included in the World Health Organisation’s Classification of Diseases. The medical term for this health hazard is ‘Gaming disorder’ as listed on the WHO’s‘11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)’.

Video game addiction overtime severely reduce the player’s ability to remain attentive and focus in the real world. According to the telegraph, playing ‘shooter games’ can damage your ‘hippocampus’ and cause you to lose brain cells. This addiction is fuelled by a need to complete the game, to win the rewards and the ability of the game to generate emotions in the players. Symptoms of gaming disorder can include:

  1. Irritability
  2. Anxiety
  3. Anger management issues
  4. Depression
  5. Neuroticism
  6. Apathy

The problem is that the negative emotions and effects of gaming addiction aren’t limited to just the time while you play the game – it also impairs your ability to function even after you put down your game controls. Like most addictions, it can seriously affect your work and social life if left unchecked.

Health Hazard #3: Prolonged blue light exposure

Whether you’re playing on the computer, console, or even smartphone, there is an invisible enemy slowly killing your eyes. The name of the enemy? Blue light.

Virtually all electronic screens emit blue light, which is a shortwave length light that is high energy, and unfortunately detrimental to your eyes with prolonged exposure. It causes everything from eye fatigue, dry eyes, disruption of your sleep, to even macular degeneration where you can go blind as the blue light slowly destroys the photoreceptor cells in the back of your eyes.

The best way to protect your eyes from blue light is to moderate the amount of time you spend in front of the screen. Gaming glasses that filter out blue light can also be effective in protecting your eyes, though they don’t mitigate the other hazards mentioned with gaming.

In conclusion…

The point of this article isn’t to dissuade you from gaming altogether. Like all forms of entertainment, moderate gaming is a great way to relax and unwind from everyday life. However, there is little doubt that prolonged gaming does come with substantial health risks that all serious gamers must take into account.

The effects of gaming can be mitigated by limiting the amount of time spent in front of video game consoles, as well as ensuring that your posture is correct, that you take frequent breaks to rest your wrists and fingers, and that you balance it with a good exercise regime. It’s also important to not allow gaming to become your reality, by always prioritizing real-life relationships and social interaction over those occurring inside your screen.

You Aren’t Alone: Dealing With Mental Health Issues At Work

Dealing with the stress of a full-time job can be difficult for anyone. If you are suffering from a mental health condition, however, it can be even more challenging.

Below, we take a closer look at how to address issues like anxiety and depression in the workplace, including tips on how to bring up the subject with your coworkers and your boss. Even more importantly, we also provide information on what steps to take if you are discriminated against because of a mental health condition.

You Aren’t Alone

The Mental Health Foundation recently published some statistics that you may find rather eye-opening.

* Mental health problems affect one out of every six adults.

* As much as 10% of the population will suffer from depression at some point during their life.

* Approximately 8% of people experience both depression and anxiety at the same time.

Unfortunately, mental health issues are often considered to be off limits when it comes to discussing them at work. You may be hesitant to talk about these problems because you don’t want your boss to view you differently or because you are worried about discrimination. You shouldn’t suffer in silence, however. It is important to talk about these problems so that you can get the help that you need. They can impact you at work and also at home. One of the best things in such situation is to speak with specialist in this filed, such as those at BetterHelp.

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Understand Your Rights

You may find it easier to talk about something so personal in the workplace by taking a practical approach. For instance, you may want to try suggesting changes that would help you deal more effectively with your condition. As an example, if you are currently working in a full-time position, you may ask to be moved to a part-time role so that you have a little less stress. If that is impractical, you could try asking if you could work remotely from your home a couple of days each week. Being able to offer suggestions on how to solve the problem can make discussing the issue with your boss a little bit easier.

Ideally, you should discuss the problem with your manager first. If that is too intimidating, you can also bring it up with your company’s Human Resources department. It is usually best to start with your direct manager, however.

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Caring For Yourself

There are a lot of ways that you can support your mental health. For instance, studies have shown that being mindful, exercising regularly, and challenging yourself to learn new things can all benefit your outlook on life. Similarly, maintaining a good balance between your home life and your work life can also help you deal more effectively with mental health conditions.

Building strong social connections with your coworkers and helping other people are also both good strategies to use if you want to start feeling better. When you are on good terms with your colleagues, you can help support each other during difficult times.

Breaking Down The Walls Around Mental Health Issues In The Workplace

It is important to talk openly about mental health problems at work rather than silently suffering. Even though your job is important, your mental health and well-being are, as well. The more willing people are to talk about these problems at work, the less taboo they will become. This, in turn, can lead to better working conditions for everyone.

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