Powerhouse ingredients like Glycolic Acid are a great addition to your skin care regimen. 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. Glycolic acid is one of the most popular AHA’s and is used as an exfoliant to remove the [...]
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What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a sensitive skin disorder that causes redness and blotchiness to the skin. The cause of Rosacea is not known but it usually affects people with fair skin of Celtic origin. Research has found that demodex folliculorum a mite that exists in our skin and usually asymptomatic, may be a trigger [...]
Enzymes In Skincare Fruit and vegetable enzymes are proteins with the ability to target and break down dead skin cells. When used in skin care products, enzymes are applied to the skin to digest the keratin protein. Keratin is the protective protein that makes up skin, hair and nails. How does this benefit the skin? [...]
Oily, acne prone skin may seem complex and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Studies show that acne is often due to DNA but the condition can be aggravated by emotional stress and environmental factors. What is understood is that Acne is an inflammatory disorder of the skin that involves the sebaceous gland. [...]
Collagen rejuvenating treatments are based on the principle that the skin has a natural abilitiy to repair itself whenever it is subjected to any kind of physical damage. Immediately after an injury, such as an abrasion or a burn, our body goes into a healing response; part of that response mechanism is to produce new [...]
UV light can damage our skin, creating hyperpigmentation, wrinkling, abnormal cell development, and lead to skin cancer. Just about everyone has at some point been caught unprepared in the sun. Many of us don’t begin to see the visible effects on our skin until one day we look in the mirror and suddenly see discoloration [...]
“NanoFacial” is a term we have been hearing a lot recently, usually in reference to a treatment modality that utilizes a hand held wand (or pen) oscillating at a calibrated speed to act as an infusion catalyst for skincare ingredients. The purpose of the treatment is to increase efficacy of the products applied during treatment. [...]
Peptides are at the heart of efficient age targeting cosmetic products. Peptides have a direct effect on influencing collagen production which correlates to a healthy and youthful appearance with smoother skin and reduced wrinkles. What is a Peptide? In simple terms peptides are constructed from various combination chains of amino acids. These amino acid chains [...]
More and more we are becoming aware of the impact of environmental pollutants and the affect they can have on the vital functions of the skin. This can lead to many issues, the most noticeable being wrinkles, dehydration and hyperpigmentation that create the dark spots typically associated with advancing age, and dehydration that can set [...]
As the anti-aging market continues to flourish staying knowledgeable about active ingredients is more important than ever. But despite all the newest discoveries in topical skincare one of the main power players in clinical studies remains Vitamin A derivatives Retinoids and Retinols). First studied in 1943 as a treatment for acne, Retinoic Acid suddenly found [...]