The truth about face wipes

The use of make-up and cleansing wipes are common among the lazy of us. Those who don’t have the time to spend a little time extra taking off make-up after work or simply cant be bothered. Research suggests that we could be doing more harm than good, especially so with long term use. Continue reading

The myth of ‘hypoallergenic’

The term ‘hypoallergenic’ is splashed across many skin care products available today. They claim to not cause an allergic reaction, even on the most sensitive, irritated and allergy prone skins. Sadly enough, this seems like another marketing buzzword, as there is no regulatory definition of the term ‘hypoallergenic’ and products may not have clinical studies to support this claim.
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Exfoliation vs Desquamation

Oily, spot prone, dry and most skins yearn for exfoliation. ‘Let me just scrub that oil off,’ ‘My skins dry so I need to exfoliate it.’ These are common misconceptions of the skin and exfoliation. Many of us don’t even realise the harm and long term effects of abrasive scrubs and exfoliants. Continue reading

Corneotherapy and Skin Repair

Whenever you see inflamed skin, regardless of cause, the stratum corneum is leaky and permeable. But, if you repair the stratum corneum, that tells the underlying tissues that they don’t have to keep reacting like there’s danger in the environment” – Albert Kligman, M.D., Ph.D 1010-2010 Continue reading

Acne, spots and blemishes

Acne, spots and blemishes is a skin problem that can affect people at one time or another during their lives. Some of you will suffer from spots and blemishes that just wont go and others will just have a bout of spots that appear once a month or if you’ve been depriving your skin. Typical symptoms of acne include scaly red skin, blackheads and whiteheads, pimples and larger spots called nodules which can be painful. Continue reading