• VITAMIN C: The Ideal Concentration

    VITAMIN C: The Ideal Concentration
    You may have already heard (probably from us!) that Vitamin C is an important ingredient in your skincare products. But... The truth is not all products containing vitamin C are created equal.   There are different forms of vitamin C, different concentrations and different formulations (serums, creams, and combinations with other antioxidants). It is important to do your research before purchasing a Vitamin C product. The most effective topical Vitamin C products for skin health must be:   in the form of L-Ascorbic Acid or Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate at a concentration level between 10-20% (below 10% is...
  • Common Skincare Myths You've Been Falling For

    Common Skincare Myths You've Been Falling For
    MYTH #1 – Eye creams are unnecessary; it’s just a ploy to get you to buy extra products. Using your regular facial moisturizer as an eye cream is just fine. The Truth: No, it’s not. The area under and around the eyes is 6 times thinner than the rest of the face. Using “regular” face creams around the eyes leads to congestion, irritation, inflammation, and milia (small, hard, white, keratin-filled bumps). This delicate area of the face is where fine lines appear first, so having a specialized eye cream is a must after about age 25. Eye creams...
  • Skincare Tips for Tweens

    Skincare Tips for Tweens
      Question: My daughter is 12 years old. She’s showing early signs of acne on her face, and I'm concerned that it's going to start early. She only uses water to wash her face, and honestly, I'm not sure how well she washes it. I don't want to get her skincare products that will be too harsh for her age, but I also want to get her using something more than water. What do you recommend? Answer: Depending on your teen (or tween), remember: they are responsible for bathing themselves, so you may not really know what all is involved...
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