Trick of the Trade: Decode your Skincare Ingredients like a Pro!
May 04 2017
Choosing skincare that will address your specific concerns and lifestyle can be a tricky business. With brands, forms, recommendations and endorsements knowing what product to buy can be an overwhelming experience. And because of the dizzying number of ingredients used, making a wise decision on what to buy and use on your skin can be a daunting challenge. A typical...Keep reading
Turn Back the Clock by Healing Skin!
April 07 2017
As time starts taking a toll on our skin in the form of lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness, many of us start turning to so-called anti-aging skincare to reverse the damage. But while some products may help temporarily improve skin’s appearance by adding a cosmetic sheen, or superficially plumping up creases, they cannot make significant changes because they merely...Keep reading
Boost Blood Flow and Get Glowing with Vitamin C!
February 28 2017
Winter’s almost over and as it exits we can say goodbye to the season’s cold, dry air and parching indoor heating that can leave our skin dry, our lips crackly and our complexion looking sallow and fatigued. There’s actually a biological reason for that wan-winter look. Our bodies are built to survive the cold. When the temperature drops our blood...Keep reading
Skin Looking and Feeling a Little Sluggish? Try Putting it on an Ingredient Diet!
January 05 2017
According to researchers, 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. They’re a January 1st phenomenon as common as midnight kisses, bowl games and hangovers. This is logical, after a holiday season of indulging in late nights, rich food and maybe more wine and eggnog than are completely healthy, you may wake up on New Year’s Day not looking and...Keep reading
Just Say, “No,” to Lip Balm Addiction
December 11 2016
Winter is here, which likely means chapped lips are also on the way. So it makes sense to stash a lip balm in every bag or pocket you have and constantly reapply, right? Wrong! The truth is that slathering on lip balm like it’s your job can actually make chapped lips worse. Most conventional lip balms contain ingredients like menthol...Keep reading
In Praise of Cholesterol
November 26 2016
While everyone talks about “good” and “bad” cholesterol, it seems like this waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body is pretty much considered the devil incarnate. But the Truth is that cholesterol is an important biological substance not only undeserving of its evil reputation, but arguably the most valuable and functional molecule in the body. Cholesterol...Keep reading
The Truth about Retinoids
October 25 2016
Retinoids are the uncontested superstars of skincare ingredients. In fact, in the worlds of both dermatologic pharmacy and conclusive research, these Vitamin A derivatives, along with Vitamin C, are the only skincare ingredients that have definitively and repeatedly been confirmed to have skin-healing and anti-aging benefits.1 Numerous studies show that Retinoids normalize cell proliferation, stimulate the production of new skin cells...Keep reading
August 19 2016
Hyaluronic acid, is a fascinating sugar-like substance and a natural component of the skin’s lower layers, that can hold thousands of times its weight in water! This gives it some notable anti-wrinkle effects and its presence allows the skin to be strong and flexible Unfortunately, HA in topical products is more sizzle than steak. The epidermal upper layer repels hyaluronic...Keep reading
Hair Is Dead!
April 22 2016
Hair is dead! By the time the skin appendage has left its hidden home and birthplace in the follicle, and becomes a visible strand of substance, it is nothing more than a hard shell. Because this shell is largely composed only of dead cells filled with protein, the same stuff that makes up human fingernails as well a horse hoofs...Keep reading