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Friday, 03 May 2013 11:35

Ingredient Spotlight: Glycolic Acid

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In our ingredient spotlights, we like to give you the run down on powerhouse ingredients that could be a great addition to your skin care regimes. Today, it’s all about Glycolic Acid.  Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane and is part of a group of acids that are extracted from natural sources. Not only is glycolic acid one of the most popular AHA’s but it is also one of the safest and most commonly used…

Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:55

Tackle the Toxins

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Simple  Ways to Detox Your Body and Reduce Your Toxins

Coming up to spring, we’re all finding ways to dust out the winter cobwebs and do a bit of spring cleaning. This pertains to our bodies too. We've spent winter hiding in our over sized sweaters, indulging in holiday treats, and putting off that exercise till it warms up a bit.

But now that the temperatures are rising, and the layers of clothing are being peeled back, we want to look and feel our best. While overhauling your entire diet and exercise routine can be a bit daunting, there are a few changes you can add to your routine to kick those toxins and get a simple detox for a renewed look and feel.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 18:31

Injectables & Fillers: What You Need to Know

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Today’s dermal fillers and Injectables offer patients a simple solution for filling facial hollows, depressions, wrinkles and scars, enhancing lips and cheeks, and treating facial lines. But with so many different options on the market, we’re here to give you the information to be an informed patient before you take a seat in the doctor’s chair.

The Basics

Dermal fillers and Injectables are generally divided into two broad categories: those which treat static wrinkles (the wrinkles you can see even when you’re not forming facial expressions), and those intended to reduce or eliminate the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles you can see only when you make facial expressions).  Static wrinkles are lines that occur as a result of sagging or loss of elasticity and moisture retention; dynamic wrinkles appear as a result of facial expression, such as smiling or frowning. Juvederm and Restylane are two popular dermal fillers and Injectables that treat static wrinkles. Both products are derived from hyaluronic acid, a substance which occurs naturally in skin and other tissues, offering natural “plumping”.

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