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Being well and happy is good for your health and prolongs your life. Emotions have also a powerful impact on our appearance. A range of emotions—and the ability to express them—are what make you human and beautiful.

It's true. When you're happy, you tend to feel positive, radiant and joyful. Tatchme® Anti-Aging Skin Care believes that emotions have a strong impact our beauty and that our sense of smell is very powerful.  As the journey to the source of wellbeing, Tatchme® has enriched its rejuvenating skin creams with two natural essential oils. Discover our product lines now!

We've heard the expression “you are what you eat” and in this article we explain you what to eat to feel good. If you find yourself cranky, tired and even clinically depressed, you may be able to boost your mood by changing what you eat and when you eat.

Comfort food doesn’t have to mean macaroni and cheese and cookie dough. Dig into these 5 "pick-me-up" foods packed with ingredients to increase energy, decrease anxiety or simply put a smile on your face.


salmonA study in the journal Nutrition found that women with the highest intakes of EPA and DHA—two omega-3 fats found in fish such as salmon, trout and sardines—were less likely to experience symptoms of depression. Omega-3s help promote proper functioning of the neurotransmitters that regulate mood, scientists say. Natural sources include salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines. And because fat is satiating, omega-3s curb hunger for hours. Also, the special essential fatty acids and antioxidants in salmon give skin a remarkable suppleness, radiance and youthful glow.




vitamin DA 2010 study in the International Archives of Medicine found that you're more likely to be bummed out if you are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is a precursor to the hormone serotonin, also known as the “happiness hormone,” for its association with mood regulation and relaxation. The primary source of vitamin D is from fortified foods such as milk, juices, breads and breakfast cereals. Short exposure to the sun rays and taking vitamin D supplements also helps in synthesizing and regulating vitamin D in your body.




blueberriesThis "superfruit" is teeming with antioxidants that keep your neural pathways running smoothly, promoting positive energy. New research shows that compounds in the berries help to re-write our genetic code so that the body becomes its own antioxidant factory.

Blueberries boost mood and memory.

Considering their size, berries are pound for pound one of the best anti-aging and longevity promoting foods.  Low in fat and packed with nutrients, you cannot go wrong.




olive oilPeople who ate a Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive oil, nuts, whole grains, fish, legumes, and vegetables were 30 percent less likely to suffer from depression, compared to those who had the lowest Mediterranean diet scores, according to a study the Archives of General Psychiatry. The mix of nutrients in this happy diet can keep your spirits up, scientists say.

Please review our article on the Mediterranean-style diet.




dark chocolateChocolate contains mood-boosting compounds such as theobromine and phenylethyamine. A recent Swiss study found that eating a little over an ounce of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate daily for two weeks reduced stress hormone levels including cortisol in people with high anxiety. Dark chocolate, the richer in cocoa the better, is not only a to-die-for treat; it's actually good for you. And just 1 oz of a very special chocolate packs more than twice the healthy antioxidants punch of red wine or other dark chocolates.

Bonus: dark chocolate is also on this list of the best foods for better sex!


Bon Appétit !



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An apple a day really can help keep the doctor away.

Researchers from Florida State University decided to put apples to the test. Bahram Arjmandi, chair of the department of nutrition, food and exercise sciences at Florida State University in Tallahassee presented the findings at the Experimental Biology meeting in Washington D.C. on April 12, 2011.

They recruited 160 women between the ages of 45 and 65 and randomly assigned them to eat daily servings of either dried apples or prunes, which are dried plums. Study participants received blood tests to look for markers of heart health after 3, 6, and 12 months.


The women who ate apples saw their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol — the "bad" kind known as LDL — drop by 23 percent after six months. At the same time, their "good" high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or HDL, rose about 4 percent. Women in the apple group ate 2/3 cup each day. Though the apple slices added 240 calories to their daily diet, these women wound up losing weight — 3.3 pounds, on average.

The researchers suggest that two compounds found in apple known as pectin and a class of antioxidants known as polyphenols were behind the heart benefit.



The soluble fibre, pectin, is singled out as one of the most beneficial fibres with unique health-promoting qualities.

Pectins are complex polysaccharides (fibres) present in the cell walls of plants and in the spaces between cell walls. Apples are an excellent source of pectin as they can contain from 10 to 20 percent pectin in dried apple pomace. The peel itself contains 15 percent pectin.


Apple polyphenol are potent antioxidants for scavenging free radicals that are ever present in our bodies. A recent study by the Chinese University of Hong Kong shows that polyphenol extends average lifespan by 10 percent.

When people in the United States consume fruits, 22% of antioxidant compounds come from apples. This makes apples the greatest source of antioxidants in the American diet.

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Three Easy Tips

  1. Choose organically grown apples whenever possible.
  2. Most of the apple's fiber is contained in its skin. Peeling apples results in the loss of flavonoids and most of its valuable fiber.
  3. Eat the whole fruit instead of simply drinking apple juice, eating peel-free applesauce or taking fiber supplements.



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What Are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are organic molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases. These molecules are very unstable, therefore they look to bond with other molecules, destroying their vigor and perpetuating the detrimental process.

Some processes brought about by free radicals are inevitable, such as aging, but others can be prevented, like environmental pollution, cigarette smoking, and poisons like cleaners or herbicides.


A Miracle Solution?

Tatchme jarAntidotes to the voracious electron appetite of free radicals are antioxidants. An antioxidant is a molecule stable enough to donate an electron to a rampaging free radical and neutralize it, thus reducing its capacity to damage. Antioxidants are found in fresh foods like vegetables and fruits, particularly in vitamins found in these foods, including A, E, and beta-carotene. It's better to get antioxidants from a balanced diet, rather than vitamin supplements, because the body can more easily absorb them.

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The Top 10 High-Antioxidant Foods

Which foods are the real antioxidant bombs? Norwegian and American scientists compiled an extensive list.

In terms of the highest antioxidant content per serving, the winners were: 

1. Blackberries
5,75 millimoles per 100g serving

6. Raspberries
2,87 millimoles per 100g serving

2. Walnuts
3,72 millimoles per 100g serving

7. Blueberries
2,68 millimoles per 100g serving

3. Strawberries
3,58 millimoles per 100g serving

8. Cloves, ground
2,64 millimoles per 100g serving

4. Artichokes, cooked
3,56 millimoles per 100g serving

9. Grape juice
2,56 millimoles per 100g serving

5. Cranberries
3,13 millimoles per 100g serving

10. Cranberry juice
2,47 millimoles per 100g serving


Did You Know?

Most aphrodisiac foods are rich in antioxidants as well!

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In one of our most popular blog post, we claimed that a cup of coffee a day may help you to look younger and healthier. If you have missed it, please read it here

 We also reported the Harvard Women's Health Watch claiming that moderate coffee consumption, defined as 3 to 4 cups per day, is actually beneficial to your health… Now, new findings come to support this statement.


cup coffeeAccording to a new study published in the journal "Stroke", a publication of the American Heart Association, drinking at least one cup of coffee per day could reduce a woman's risk of stroke by as much as 25%.

Coffee contains large amounts of antioxidants that improve health and is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. "Therefore, even small health effects of substances in coffee may have large public health consequences," said Susanna Larsson, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a researcher in the Division of Nutritional Epidemiology, National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.


“Some women have avoided consuming coffee because they have thought it is unhealthy,” said Dr Larsson.”In fact, increasing evidence indicates that moderate coffee consumption may decrease the risk of some diseases such as diabetes, liver cancer, and possibly stroke.”

The study doesn't prove that coffee lowers stroke risk, only that coffee drinkers tend to have a lower stroke risk. More studies on coffee consumption and stroke are needed before firm conclusions can be reached, Larsson said.

Note:  The study did not differentiate between caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee so these results may apply to both types of coffee consumption.

You can read the abstract of this study at: http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/STROKEAHA.110.603787v1.


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Beauty sleep is not a myth and sleep does lessen the severity of wrinkles in the face and neck, at least temporarily.


Early in the night-time sleep cycle, people typically have a surge in growth hormone. This period of deep sleep (stages 3 and 4 sleep) contributes to what people call "beauty sleep" as secretion of growth hormone helps repair and rebuild body tissues like muscle and bone. Increased growth hormone release is believed to be linked to the fasting state which develops in human sleep.

There is some evidence that skin cells regenerate faster at night than during the day. Cell division happens throughout the day, but peaks around 2 am. This is literally renewal and rejuvenation during sleep. The peak in cell division happens even if you stay awake at night, while the surge in growth hormone doesn't.


Night-time Beauty Tips

   1.     Apply a Good Night Cream

Sleep does lessen the severity of wrinkles in the neck and face, at least temporarily. Part of this is due to a shift in body position - lying down diverts the force of gravity. But there's more to beauty sleep than that.

During sleep the whole body, including the face, perspires more. This moisture on the skin smoothes out wrinkles. Some cosmetics, like Tatchme® Powerful Anti-Wrinkles Night Cream Relax make your face looks better by making the skin moister while infusing natural anti-wrinkles active.

   2.      Sleep on your back

A website produced by the American Academy of Dermatologists suggests that "resting your face on the pillow in the same way every night for years on end also leads to wrinkles." They suggest sleeping on your back to avoid wrinkles.

   3.      Avoid caffeine after 2PM

Any coffee (or caffeinated tea, soda, energy drink or chocolate bar) after 2 pm will probably disrupt your sleep. Caffeine has a half-life of six hours which means that six hours after your last sip, half the caffeine is still in your body.



sleep for beauty Determine your personal sleep quotient (PSQ)

Pick a bedtime when you're likely to fall asleep quickly, and make sure it's at least eight hours before you need to get up.

Keep to this bedtime for the next week and note when you wake up each morning. If you need an alarm to wake up, if it's difficult to get out of bed or if you're tired during the day, eight hours isn't enough sleep for you. Move your bedtime up by 15 or 30 minutes the next week.

Continue doing this each week until you awaken without an alarm and feel alert all day. When you determine what you think is an ideal bedtime, cut 15 minutes off it to see if you're sleepy the next day. If so, add those 15 minutes back - and you've nailed your PSQ.



The Science Behind

December 2010 - The concept of beauty sleep has acquired some scientific backing, according to a study done by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. "Our findings show that sleep-deprived people appear less healthy, less attractive,  and more tired compared with when they are well rested," the researchers wrote in a paper published in the BMJ, a British medical journal. "This suggests that humans are sensitive to sleep-related facial cues, with potential implications for social and clinical judgments and behavior."

In February 2011, Professor Francesco Cappuccio from the University of Warwick Medical School in the United Kingdom said the lack of beauty sleep was "a ticking time bomb" for health. Getting less than six hours sleep almost doubles your risk of heart disease!



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travel beauty setIt's getting harder and harder to figure out how to travel and look great at the same time.

Current security restrictions make it tough to get all the hair and skin care products that we need through security. "You can bring up to 3 oz. (100 ml) of liquids on board if you place them in one, 1-quart clear plastic bag," says the T.S.A.'s Ann Richards. "There's no limit to how many 3-oz. (100 ml) containers you want to bring as long as they all fit in only one, 1-quart bag that can close with the products inside. Every other liquid must go in your checked baggage."

Tatchme is happy to share a few tricks to ensure your (sensitive) skin survives the trip.



Drink lots of Water

Dehydration is responsible for the dry skin and hair you might experience after a flight. It is also responsible for bloating. Simply put: When your body feels that is lacking fluids, it attempts to protect you from total dehydration by storing extra water in your stomach, around your eyes and in your wrists and ankles. Although it sounds contradictory, the only way to get rid of the bloat is to drink lots of water. This should begin a few days before you fly. Once on the plane, try to avoid dehydrating drinks such as coffee, alcohol and caffeinated sodas.


Apply Intense Moisturizer (before, during, and after the flight)

First, apply intense moisturizer the night before you are going to fly. This will help increase hydration in your skin before you're exposed to the dehydrating effects of cabin pressure.


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The 5 Essentials to Take with You

1.       Cleanser

2.       Moisturizer with sunscreen (SFP 15)

3.       Night treatment

4.       Lip hydrator

5.       Body lotion




Additional Smart Travel Tips

Travel with samples it is easier (and inexpensive!). Pack perfume samples instead of a full-size bottle and ask your beauty advisor or dermatologist for sample sizes of your skin care products. If not, many beauty companies offer travel-size all-in-one kits.

Carry cleansing or refreshing wipes to clean dirt and makeup - even waterproof mascara - from your face, while nourishing skin with moisture. These are especially great for long flights.

Consider the climate at your destination. If it's drier than you are accustomed to, bring a heavier moisturizer; if it’s more humid, you might not need a moisturizer at all. Those traveling to hot, sunny places should consider bringing extra sunscreen to protect you from the discoloration and discomfort that could result from sunburn.



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Orange juice is a morning favorite. An excellent source of vitamin C, orange juice also is a good source of potassium.



Compared to other juices, orange juice is higher in protein, vitamin A, B-vitamins, vitamin C (it contains more than 10 times as much vitamin C as apple juice), calcium, iron and potassium, making it a heavyweight among fruit juices. 


Orange juice contains also flavonoids, important for their strong antioxidant activity. A study from the US (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 2010), says that flavonoids from orange juice may neutralize the detrimental effects of consuming a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal.

"Our data show, for the first time to our knowledge, that drinking orange juice with a meal high in fat and carbohydrates prevented the marked increases in reactive oxygen species and other inflammatory agents," says Husam Ghanim, PhD, first author on the study.


Free radicals, or reactive oxygen species, are known to induce inflammation in blood vessel linings and contribute to the risk of heart attack and stroke. Study researchers say the potent preventative effect of orange juice likely is linked to its heavy load of the flavonoids naringenin and hesperidin, which are major antioxidants.

A new excellent reason to keep drinking our healthy morning glass of orange juice!


1.       Drinking an 8-ounce glass counts as one of your five necessary fruit and vegetable servings for the day.  

2.       Freshly squeezed juice contains more vitamin C than “made from concentrate” canned or frozen juices. 

3.       The vitamin C content of canned juices may deteriorate upon exposure to air, so be sure to refrigerate and tightly seal opened containers. 



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It's no wonder then that the holiday season -- with its merry "To Do" list -- can lead us to a state of difficulty and pressure.

depression at XmasDuring the holidays, we all face additional expectations on our time. We still have our regular work to do, but we also have holiday shopping, additional expenses, extra cooking, family gatherings, holiday parties and other activities that seem to take up more time than we have available in a regular 24-hour day. 

Remember, it's okay to say NO. Don’t overextend yourself by accepting every social invitation you receive. Select the things that you really want to do and really enjoy those things. You can always reschedule with friends for the New Year and then you’ll have something fun to look forward to.


8 Quick Tips for Stress Reduction

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Try not to worry about things out of your control.
  • Exercise. A few extra minutes of exercise a day can benefit your overall health.
  • Eat healthy food. Decrease the amount of fat and sugar you eat.
  • Meditate, or take a class in relaxation and stretching techniques.
  • Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages.
  •  Get a massage. A massage can be beneficial for the mind and body.
  • Rest and make sure that you get plenty of sleep. Try to get eight hours of sleep each day.

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Laughter is the best medicine

If you find yourself getting way too stressed, it's time to take a laughter break no matter how busy you think you are.  Just rent a classic holiday comedy...




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Ok, It's cold, you're wearing bulky clothes, your lips are chapped, you're with family and probably wearing less makeup than usual, your tan has certainly faded by now…

But please it is party season, and you want to look at your best!


The festive season demands lot more than wrapping gifts and decorating the house. The most merry and beautiful time of the year calls for glitz and glam.

Dazzle this holiday season with radiant skin and create a makeup style that is modern, sophisticated yet glamorous, and make you look and feel beautiful with.


Top 3 Beauty Tips for a flawless holiday season

 1.      Great skin is the first step in looking beautiful

Start your makeup with a freshly cleansed, toned and moisturized face. ‘Rigorous Anti-Wrinkles Eye Serum’ by Tatchme® is an instant beauty booster that helps to eliminate signs of fatigue and restores the skins vitality. Makeup looks best on a relaxed and toned skin.

Pamper yourself; create a home spa with aromatherapy candles infused with scents of lavender and ylang ylang oil to relax and rejuvenate.


2.      Red it the color 

Keep that glam going with rich, radiant red lips. New and hot for this festive season, the perfect red lips are a classic. Bring back the energy, the oomph and vigour this season to your style.


3.      Drink water!

  • Drink it before meals so you don't overeat.
  • Drink it during meals to help curb bloating.
  • Drink it after meals to help stave off dessert cravings.
  • Drink it while you're drinking cocktails so you'll continuously flush out toxins



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Wouldn't it be nice to have an excuse not to watch the scales this Christmas? We might just have found one...

Researchers have found that carrying extra weight could disguise the appearance of wrinkles as you get older (read after 50).

This is because as we age, we tend to lose fat in our faces. Of course, any weight gain should be moderate (say, 5 to 10 pounds, or 2.5 to 5 kilos. The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet emphasizes healthy fats, fruits and vegetables.

Those who want both a slim figure and a girlish face should consider dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane and Perlane (see with your dermatologist).


The Celebrity Advice

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"The ultimate beauty secret for a woman getting older is, Don’t be too thin! It is always better to have a little meat on your bones," Heidi Klum, 37, tells Self in the December issue.

"When you are just muscle, you end up being gaunt in the face, and that makes you look older by 5 or 10 years."

She says sleep keeps her looking fresh "I go to bed at 8:30 most nights".



French actress Catherine Deneuve reportedly said, "After a certain age, you have to choose between your fanny and your face."



Slim down and live with a sagging face or pack on the pounds/kilos to look younger?


Apparently 60 percent of women said they'd rather be thin…



This topic has been discussed by Katie Lee Gifford at TODAY with Nutritionist Keri Glassman (Contributing Editor, Women's Health Magazine) and Dermatologist Dr. Francesca Fusco (Contributor, Women's Health Magazine) few days ago.

Take a look at this interesting 4-minute video here:


And you, would you gain weight to look younger? Fanny or face?



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Now that weather has turned (very) cold, it's time to pay extra attention to your skin. There's nothing worse than dry, itchy skin. Dry skin can happen any time during the year, but is most prevalent in winter, one of the most challenging seasons when it comes to anti-aging skin care. skin care in cold wheater

In winter, low temperatures, low humidity and strong, harsh winds deplete skin of its natural lipid layer, which keeps the skin from drying out. The dry air from heating sources also sucks the moisture out of skin. To keep skin soft and supple, your goal is not to add moisture to skin, but to keep moisture in. 

Once your skin gets raw, red and cracked, it can take several weeks for it to heal. Rather than suffer though the winter with dry skin, follow these tips and your skin will stay soft and smooth all season long.


  •  1 / Drink water

Keeping yourself internally moisturized and nourished is the number one way to prevent dry skin, especially in cold weather. Our bodies are made of 70% water, so staying hydrated is very important.  Make sure that you are consuming eight glasses of water, juice or decaffeinated tea throughout the day.


  • 2 / Use less hot water

Soapy hot water will deplete the natural oils from your skin. Your shower or bath should be lukewarm temperature. Also, keep your bathing times short, between 4-5 minutes, especially in the winter. And stay away from bubble baths that contain chemicals and alcohols. Use a natural or organic bath soak instead.


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  • 3 / Moisturize After Showers or Hand Washing

Use a good moisturizer after your bath or shower. Crème and balm moisturizers are designed to seal the top layer of the skin, locking in moisture. Lotions are known as humectants, and are absorbed by skin. Aloe vera and coconut and sesame oil are fantastic humectants to apply after bathing. Use a balm or crème at night and lotion during the day.


  • 4 / Moisturize Your Hands & Feet

Put moisturizer on your hands and slip on a pair of gloves before going outside. Chapped, cracked hands are not only unattractive; they're also more prone to infection. At night, apply moisturizer to your feet and wear socks to bed. Your feet will feel dewy and moisturized in the morning.



  • 5 / Moisturize your lips

The skin on your lips retains less moisture than other parts of the body. Use a good lip balm to lock in moisture. Remember to use a lip balm that also has at least SPF 15. The lips are often the first place to exhibit signs of aging! 

If you have severely dry lips, try medicated lip balms which contain extra-moisturizing ingredients like camphor. To remove dead skin from you lips, brush them gently with a toothbrush once a week. Then apply a good moisturizing balm.


  • 6 / Take extra care of your face

At night:

Over cleansing can dry out skin, so only cleanse once-a-day. Try using a gentle cream cleanser at night to remove dirt. Apply moisturizer after cleansing. Remember that crèmes are heavier, and might be best for use at night.


In the morning:

skin care in cold weather

Skip the soap and rinse face with lukewarm water. This will prevent the stripping of excess oils from the skin, especially in the winter. A facial lotion, one with sunscreen is best for day use.


Throughout the day:

Spritz face with facial water to replenish your skin. To remove dry, dead skin, exfoliate your face bi-weekly using a gentle scrub.

Your Winter Skin Care Regimen:

If you are using products with tretinoin, such as Retin-A or Renova, or are using alpha-hydroxy acids or glycolic acids, you may want to use these less frequently, as they may cause your skin to exfoliate and become more sensitive and dry. Avoid micro-dermabrasion and abrasive skin treatments, as these exfoliate the top layer of the skin, and leave the new layer of skin unprotected to the harsh elements. If you do use an exfoliant, remember to always apply a moisturizer immediately after rinsing your face to help seal in moisture and prevent skin from chafing.



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