Our children are at higher risk of skin cancer than ever before

There’s always a lot to look forward to in the summer, like longer days to linger on the beach with friends, or fun family camping trips. We may be in better spirits when the sun is shining, but the good mood won’t last if we don’t protect ourselves from the harmful effects of  UV radiation.

According to the Canadian Dermatology Association, excessive exposure to UV radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. In 2011, the CDA published this startling statistic on its skin cancer fact sheet:

Canadians born in the 1990’s have two to three times higher lifetime risk of getting skin cancer compared to those born in the 1960’s. For those born in the 1990’s, there is a 1 in 6 lifetime risk of having skin cancer. For those born in the 1960’s, there is a 1 in 20 lifetime risk.

Given the advances in science that have given us the most powerful sun blocking options ever available, this notion is alarming. Without more diligent prevention and detection, we are setting future generations up for enormous health struggles.

Schisandrin B, the key compound at the core of Glissandra products, has been scientifically proven to protect skin cells from both spectra of solar light – UV and infrared radiation. Glissandra Serum complements broad spectrum sunscreens and is safe for use on sensitive and/or problematic skin, including that of younger users who were born in the 1990’s.

The CDA is launching its National Sun Awareness Program 2012 with a series of public skin cancer screenings across Canada. Key dates for our Canadian members include:

Sunday, May 27, 2012 – Winnipeg, MB

Friday, June 1, 2012 – Regina, SK

Monday, June 4, 2012 – Toronto, ON

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 – Victoria BC

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 – Halifax, NS

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – Edmonton, AB

Friday, June 8, 2012 – Calgary, AB

Saturday, June 9, 2012 – St. John’s, NL

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 – Vancouver, BC

Thursday, June 14, 2012 – Nanaimo, BC

For a complete list of dates and locations, please visit the CDA website. Or contact our team at info@glissandra.com / 1-877-313-7242 today to learn about how Glissandra can protect your skin from UV damage.

Update re: a letter from a customer and fan

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a letter from a customer who found great relief from acute sunburns on his scalp after using Glissandra Serum. Pino has since written again to share a lesson he learned about staying vigilant with sun protection.

When I sent you my testimonial a while ago, I forgot to mention that after healing my scalp I became a little complacent and stopped using the Serum for some time as I kept procrastinating ordering a new supply. When I saw my scalp starting to deteriorate again, I resumed the Serum application and gradually it restored my scalp skin as before. I don’t intend to have that happen again…

As we move into the spring and summer months, with long days of glorious sunshine, it is important to continue using the proper products to protect our skin from harmful UV rays.

Glutathione: The Experts Weigh In

In a recent post, we learned that Schisandrin B stimulates the production of glutathione (GSH), the body’s most potent natural antioxidant. Using anti-aging skincare products that contain Schisandrin B will effectively and drastically reduce the unsightly physical manifestations of skin aging, such as wrinkles, age spots, droopy eyelids, and sagging neck skin.

Like no man is an island, no organ of the body functions entirely independently of the others. Our cells work in harmony to create and sustain life. Though we have discussed the importance of glutathione in skin health, it is important to consider the wider-ranging implications of glutathione for our overall well-being.

Expert opinions

Here’s what some of the experts are saying about the role of glutathione in health:

“No other antioxidant is as important to overall health as glutathione. It is the regenerator of immune cells and the most valuable detoxifying agent in the body. Low levels are associated with early aging and even death.”

– Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe and Patrick J.D. Bouic, Ph.D., The Immune System Cure

“Raised glutathione levels fight the oxidation of circulating fats in the bloodstream, including cholesterol, retarding the process of plaque formation in the arteries – the underlying cause for most heart disease and stroke.”

– Nutrition Reviews 54: 1-30, 1996

“It is well known that aging is accompanied by a precipitous fall in GSH levels. Lower GSH levels are implicated in many diseases associated with aging, including cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, atherosclerosis and others.”

– Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 47: 1021-26, 1994

The future of healthy aging

Scientists around the world have been pursuing progressively more advanced research on glutathione and Schisandrin B. We may not be able to stop the clock, but what we already know about these compounds demonstrates their significance in the campaign for healthy aging, starting with the body’s largest organ: our skin.


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Gutman, Dr. Jimmy. GSH Your Body’s Most Powerful Protector GLUTATHIONE. Montreal: Kudo.ca Communications, 2002. Print.

Somersall, Dr. Allan C. and Dr. Gustavo Bounous. Breakthrough in Cell-Defense. USA: GOLDENeight Publishing, 1999. Print.

Vanderhaeghe, Lorna R. and Patrick J.D. Bouic, Ph.D. The Immune System Cure. New York: Kensington, 2002. Print.

Glissandra Skincare Inc. Congratulates the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care on Its Record-Setting 2012 Feast of Fortune Fundraiser

Glissandra Skincare participated in the annual fundraising event, which raised over $410,000 to support Mount Saint Joseph Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

VANCOUVER, CANADA (February 1, 2012) – Glissandra Skincare Inc. is honoured to have participated in the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care’s annual Feast of Fortune fundraiser, benefitting Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ) in Vancouver, Canada. Over 650 attendees congregated at the prestigious Westin Bayshore Hotel in Downtown Vancouver to raise $410,000 for critical equipment to improve the surgical care program at MSJ.

Glissandra Skincare donated its advanced anti-aging skincare products to the event’s silent auction. Contributing to the community hospital’s innovative health care services was a fitting partnership for the company, whose products aim to improve skin health. Its patented key ingredients have been scientifically proven to simultaneously enhance the cell’s natural antioxidative capabilities and target the leading cause of aging, mitochondrial decay.

About Glissandra™ Skincare Inc.

Glissandra™ Skincare Inc. is a network marketing company (also known as multi-level marketing, MLM, or direct sales) dedicated to providing effective anti-aging skincare through its holistic approach to skin health. Glissandra’s comprehensive skincare system is the result of over 20 years of research and development at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, led by Dr. Robert Ko. Over 100 research papers have been published on its key proprietary ingredient, Glissandrin™, a suite of natural compounds extracted from the Schisandra berry. In-vivo and in-vitro studies have proven the ability of Glissandrin™ to address mitochondrial decay, the leading cause of aging, and to enhance the cell’s natural ability to fight oxidative damage (http://glissandra.com).


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