Actives
Aug14

Actives

Active ingredients have been a disputed factor in skin care, topicals and supplements.  That is all changing.  Star ingredients that are activated on demand is finally here.  Perricone MD has released serums that are activated with a push of a button. H2 Elemental Energy Advanced Renewal Infusion Serum ($240 for a pack of 4) delivers an instant boost of hydrogen, which, according to Perricone, helps to upregulate the positive genes...

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Skin Care Trends
Feb03

Skin Care Trends

Skin care trends are more effective than ever.  Here is a list of the top trends for 2017: Probiotic Formulations There was a smattering of probiotic-based skincare launches this year and, with more research suggesting that bacteria – including lactobacillus and bifidobacterium – are beneficial to the skin, you can expect this genre to grow. Superfood Skincare Given how concerned we are about what we’re putting into our bodies, it was...

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Korean Beauty Trends
Jul03

Korean Beauty Trends

Korean beauty trends are leading the way in many realms to give the consumer options for beauty ingredients, treatments, devices and skin care products. 1) Wetness is the essence of life. Skincare brands are starting to put a lot more thought into what is almost always the first ingredient in their formulations: water. Instead of distilled, “there’s a big push for using mineral-rich waters so that the base is also an...

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Easy Skin Care
Feb29

Easy Skin Care

Easy skin care is as simple as looking in your pantry and perhaps your refrigerator.  So if you can’t make it to the spa or don’t have a budget for professional skin care items or regimens, try these simple to find and use skin care farm fresh ingredients. Milk and honey: Cleopatra is one of our favorite legendary beauties, and was known for her flawless skin. History tells us that she bathed milk, honey and olive oil. All...

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Rhamnose
Nov19

Rhamnose

Unlike retinoids, which work by increasing cell turnover (often leaving redness and flaking), rhamnose signals a jump-start, allowing more aged cells to act younger. It was shown to thicken the epidermis significantly after eight weeks and increase production of elastin, collagen, and other beneficial proteins while diminishing the enzymes that break down collagen and lead to wrinkles.  Read whole...

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