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New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

Posted on January 2nd, 2013 | 6 comments

With the holiday festivities coming to a close, you may be one of the many who are currently realizing the consequences of the past few weeks. The decadent food, late nights, and winter weather have taken their toll. Now is the time to renew your focus and implement habits that will have you looking and feeling your best.

Although aging is a natural process, we make choices every day that determine the speed and direction nature will take. Proper nutrition, exercise, sleep, and a proven skin-care regimen can rebuild what was lost, especially during the holidays. These healthy habits can quickly put us back on the path to slowing the visible signs of aging.

Try these simple steps to get back to an even better pre-holiday you:

  1. Begin with a Young Living moisturizing masque to soften and repair winter damage to the skin.
  2. Take a shower or bath using A•R•T® Gentle Foaming Cleanser to help nourish and restore your skin’s protective barriers. Always follow with a moisturizing cream or body lotion.
  3. Use an exfoliating Young Living facial scrubber wash to stimulate circulation and help eliminate toxins.
  4. Spray your face often with A•R•T Purifying Toner to help soothe and revitalize your skin and minimize pores.
  5. Moisturize after every bath or shower,whether you think you need it or not.
  6. Attend Young Living’s first Women’s Beauty School.

On March 1-3, 2013, Mary Young; Dr. Dan Purser, MD; and Dr. Luba, among others, will provide an in-depth education regarding our skin-care line while indulging in European luxury at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah. These industry leaders will teach you how to combine your love for the products with your natural tendency to share them with your neighbors, friends, and acquaintances to build your business. Let these experts show you how you can extend your influence for health and well-being.

Save the dates, March 1-3, 2013, and check your email frequently. We will be sending out more detailed information next week.

If you would like your beauty questions answered by Dr. Luba, please e-mail us at beautytips@youngliving.com.

Pros of Progesterone

Posted on October 27th, 2011 | 20 comments

Progesterone is a hormone found in both men and women that is generally associated with women’s health. It plays an important role in influencing menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause. Genetic makeup, environmental influences, and other factors can negatively impact progesterone levels, which may lead to other imbalances in the body.

Progessence™ Plus serum, intended only for woman, is a good option for those looking to supplement progesterone levels. Expertly formulated by D. Gary Young and Dr. Dan Purser, Progessence Plus takes pure, USP-grade, super-micronized progesterone from wild yams and combines it with vitamin E and an essential oil serum to easily penetrate the skin for improved delivery. Containing frankincense, bergamot, and peppermint essential oils to aid in absorption, this product does not require the cycling of application sites as do most other progesterone products.

According to Dr. Purser, some of the common negative effects of menopause that adequate levels of progesterone can help support or minimize include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Increased wrinkles
  • Weight gain and muscle loss (sarcopenia)
  • Memory issues

For the remainder of the year, until December 31, Young Living is running a promotion for 10% off Progessence Plus serum. If you have ever thought about adding progesterone to your routine, now is the time to do it! As always, we would love to hear your feedback on Progessence Plus.

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

Dr. Purser To Address Women’s Health

Posted on April 27th, 2010 | 9 comments

2010 International Grand Convention promises to be packed with educational opportunities that will cover everything from product education, sharing opportunities, and growing your Young Living business. A favorite presenter from last convention, Dr. Dan Purser is returning as a keynote speaker and will present about the important role hormones play in women’s health and help launch an innovative new product.

Recently featured in Essential Lifestyle magazine, Dr. Purser has an extensive resume that includes practices in family medicine with an emphasis on women’s health and preventative care of the body. As you get ready to learn more from Dr. Purser in Salt Lake City this June, take a look at what he had to say about two top women’s health concerns: menopause and osteoporosis.


As women mature, the most pressing health concern is menopause. Menopause is inevitable, it is unavoidable, and it can be extremely difficult. There are 35 known health effects associated with menopause including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Increased wrinkles
  • Weight gain and muscle loss (sarcopenia)
  • Memory issues

Luckily, progesterone—a naturally-occurring human hormone—can combat or decrease many of these negative effects. Progesterone is known to decrease foam cell formation[1], endothelial inflammation, and plaque formation—thus promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. Unfortunately, as the body ages levels of progesterone decrease. In order to stay healthy, it is recommended that most women supplement their progesterone levels.


Dr. Purser’s go-to supplement for relieving the discomfort associated with menopause is Progessence™. “In my own office practice,” Dr. Purser attests, “Liberal use of Progessence dramatically decreased hot flashes and day and night sweats.”

Progessence™ is comprised of a variety of ingredients specially combined for women’s health. Progesterone, as mentioned above, is known to mitigate many of the health effects associated with menopause; pure geranium, fennel, and sage essential oils improve estrogen receptor function; and black and blue cohosh and wild yam help support proper levels of progesterone for women.


Menopause also increases the likelihood of developing osteoporosis—a disease that decreases bone density thereby increasing the chance of fracture. To combat osteoporosis, it’s a good idea to take a supplement that contains both calcium and magnesium[2] and selenium—an antioxidant associated with reduced risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in elderly subjects.[3]


Super CalSuper Cal™, a supplement that combines calcium and magnesium with selenium, is Dr. Purser’s first choice to help maintain proper bone health. Super Cal takes the expertly formulated amounts of calcium, magnesium, and selenium and infuses it with pure marjoram, wintergreen, lemongrass, and myrtle essential oils to enhance the synergistic effects of this specially blended supplement.

[1] WEN-SEN LEE, CHAO-WEI LIU, SHU-HUI JUAN, YU-CHIH LIANG, PEI-YIN HO, AND YI-HSUAN LEE. Molecular Mechanism of Progesterone-Induced Antiproliferation in Rat Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells. Endocrinology 144(7):2785–2790. Copyright © 2003 by The Endocrine Society doi: 10.1210/en.2003-0045.

[2] Kitchin B, Morgan SL. Not just calcium and vitamin D: other nutritional considerations in osteoporosis. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2007 Apr; 9(1):85­–92.

[3] Zhang J, Munger RG, West NA, Cutler DR, Wenegreen HJ, Corcoran CD. Antioxidant intake and risk of osteoporotic hip fracture in Utah: an effect modified by smoking status. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Jan 1; 163(1):9–17.