Hi-tech Beauty

Hi-tech beauty applications are seemingly everywhere from the salon to the spa to the department store counter.  What this boils down to is more personalized, effective skin care treatments, hair care applications and make-up strategies. Contextualized Reflection What’s not going away anytime soon? Smart mirrors. Using artificial intelligence and augmented reality, they allow consumers to virtually try on lipstick and eye shadow by...

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Hair and Nail Signs of Health
Apr06

Hair and Nail Signs of Health

What your body is telling you: Hair and nail signs to watch out for in your daily wellness routine. Nails Your nail bed appearance includes from your cuticles to the tips of your nails.  White spots on the nail typically indicate a nutritional deficiency.  This can be trace minerals, low calcium intake.  The condition known as “leukonychia” is a hotly debated topic.  Some say white spots are simply signs of damage to the matrix or...

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Codfish: The New Restorative
Jan10

Codfish: The New Restorative

Utilizing codfish harvested from the North Atlantic Ocean in a groundbreaking manner, innovative company Kerecis is an emerging leader in the global medical industry. “One gram of this is worth more than a gram of gold,” says Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjónsson, co-founder and CEO of Kerecis. Between his fingers he is holding a small, tough and colorless strip of fish skin. “A completely sustainable material, this is a byproduct of the...

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Retinoids
Jun10

Retinoids

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin carotenoids. Retinoids, such as retinal and retinoic acid, are found in animal sources such as liver, kidney, eggs, and dairy products. Carotenoids, such as beta-carotene (which has the highest vitamin A activity), are found in plants such as dark or yellow vegetables and carrots. Natural retinoids are present in all living organisms,...

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Plastic Surgery Trends
Mar25

Plastic Surgery Trends

Plastic surgery is expected to be the biggest emerging market by 2020, according to a report from Persistence Market Research. North America and Europe will dominate the global plastic surgery market due to the growing aging population and a general acceptance of aesthetic procedures. In Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. hold the major share of the plastic surgery market. Watch for activity in Asia, namely China and...

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