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“HYALURONIC ACID BENEFITS” – Look for it in your wrinkle products Hyaluronic Acid is a cushioning, lubricating chemical naturally created in the body. Many physical problems, such as hereditary connective tissue disorders in the joints, heart valves and eyes, result from low levels of Hyaluronic Acid, so it is natural to assume that reintroducing higherContinue Reading

How Volcanic Ash can be good for the Skin

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How Volcanic Ash can be good for the Skin Volcanic ash is found in many skin care products like mud masks, foot and body scrubs, facial cleansers, etc. Many spas also offer volcanic ash treatments since they can help reduce symptoms of some skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, cellulite to name a few.Continue Reading

Ingredient Focus: The Healing Power of Chamomile

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Ingredient Focus: The Healing Power of Chamomile Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita ‘Matricaria’ Extract) The chamomile flower contains essential oils & flavonoids (antioxidants) and has long been used by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for centuries to treat asthma, colic, inflammations, nausea, skin diseases and cancer. It has also been used in teas as a mild sleepContinue Reading

A Product Ingredient, the Kaolin Clay

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The Kaolin Clay also known by the names of China clay or white clay is a naturally occurring clay that is gentle, soft, non-invasive. It is also known for regulating skin balance; very absorbent and helps clears pores and rid skin of problematic dirt, oil, toxins and other impurities; posses healing properties to promote aContinue Reading

Ingredient Focus: Pineapple Extract

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Pineapple Fruit Extract (Ananas Comosus), contains natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and enzymes, responsible for its powerful moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-fungal, and purifying effects. Pineapple has an enzyme known as “bromelain” which breaks down skin cells to exfoliate the outer layers on the surface, removing dead and damaged (debridement) skin cells. Pineapple has also been well knownContinue Reading

Hyaluronic Acid, the “fountain of youth”

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  Hyaluronic Acid Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is concentrated in the liquids in our joints and eyes. It is a glycosaminoglycan that is composed of sugar that is highly polar and attracts water. But how can it benefit your skin? Hyaluronic acid is a moisture retainer. It has been promoted asContinue Reading

Our Pineapple-Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

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  In the spirit of fall, let us talk about our Pineapple-Pumpkin Enzyme Peel   Papaya Fruit Extract provides natural exfoliation of dead and damaged skin cells. Papaya is also a powerful antioxidant, immune booster, and free radical scavenger. Pumpkin contains natural AHAs and enzymes (proteolytic enzymes) that encourage exfoliating properties, increase cell turnover rateContinue Reading

Ingredient Focus: Tea Tree Oil

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Ingredient Focus: Tea Tree Oil Tea Tree Oil: is an essential oil extracted from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca Alternafolia tree. Tea tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol, which is thought to be responsible for the oil’s antimicrobial activity. The oil has been proven to be effective in killing acne bacteria (propionibacterium acnes ) when applied topically, andContinue Reading

Harmful Substances to Avoid When Buying Skin Care Products

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Harmful skin care ingredients Parabens Parabens are widely used in cosmetic products as preservatives. The most commonly used parabens are butylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben. Parabens in the 1990s were known to be xenoestrogens, which are xenohormones that mimic estrogen in the body. This in turn can affect the reproductive system and has been linked toContinue Reading

Glutamine and Arginine Skin Benefits

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Amino acid skin benefits: Two important ingredients that are becoming more popular in skincare is Glutamine and Arginine. I want to touch mostly on its effect on the skin and how consumers can benefits from these two powerful cosmetic ingredients in their skincare products. Glutamine and Arginine are both amino acids. A healthy balance and supplyContinue Reading

Peptide Madness! Part 2: Peptide Products in Skincare

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Continued from Part 1 – Peptide Products in Skincare Now that we know peptides play a crucial role in topical skincare products especially for collagen and the improvement of wrinkles and aged skin, here are a few of the peptides in our products. 1) Matrixyl 3000 (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide & Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide) is a combination of these twoContinue Reading

Peptide Madness! Part 1: Peptides for Skin Care

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Part 1: What you should know about Peptides for Skin Care There are so many beauty products on the market today from chemical peels to moisturizers to masks, and every company is trying to come out with the latest and most scientifically advanced products that will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve aging skin. There areContinue Reading