Monthly Archives: April 2013

The best skin care routine is one that fits you

158953488Due to modern advances in skincare formulations, today’s professional skincare products are highly effective, yet affordable. With so many great products available, it’s easy to get carried away with an overwhelming skin care routine. An over zealous attitude for skin care is understandable, but sometimes excess isn’t necessarily better. Here are a few tips on how to achieve the desired appeal of your skin, without over indulging in a skin care regimen that can contain too many products. The easiest and most effective methodology to live by, when it comes to skincare, is the Balance, Correct, Protect method. This method is applied in the morning, at night and on weekends. Continue reading

Product of the week: yon ka phyto 52

Phyto 52Yon Ka Skincare has been around for quite some time. Since 1954, their innovative history and unique methodologies combine nature and science for real, positive efficacy in skin care. As a French family legacy, Yon Ka has remained a respected cornerstone in the skincare world, because of their overwhelming passion and quality. Their incredible Quintessence* formula that is infused in every Yon Ka product is unparalleled. Thorough, long term research behind the Quintessence blend of essential oils is supported by Yon ka staffed chemists, doctors and scientists. This expensive approach provides the most informative, research driven quality products available today. Combined with their amazing philosophy, Yon Ka ingredients and skincare product formulas get results! Continue reading

Nutrition for skin: vitamin c

121594254Skin nutrition is revitalized by essential vitamins and minerals. One imperative vitamin for skin vitality is Vitamin C. This powerful supplement is an antioxidant that wards off free radical damage. This prevents the production of unstable molecules that can attack collagen. Vitamin C is also an essential vitamin in collagen synthesis, which is the process that keeps our skin plump and firm. The role of Vitamin C in topical skin care products is quite popular. This is for good reason. Aside from the important ability to help rebuild collagen, Vitamin C also aides in the reversal of DNA damage in skin tissue. Continue reading

Ingredient knowledge: peptides in skincare products

133998180Peptides are strains of amino acids. Shorter strands consists of 2 or more amino acids, longer more branched strands, consist of 50 or less amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins in our system. Collagen, which consists of these strands, breaks down over time. All these components together is what helps to keep our skin firm, toned and non-wrinkled. Peptides are also the signaling response to our fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are responsible for elastin and collagen production. Certain peptide combinations determine the molecular make up and chains of the peptide to help encourage the beneficial response of collagen production needed for anti aging. Continue reading

Acne conditions: glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid use

153637349Sometimes, when treating acne, a client may use a product that can worsen their condition. It is widely believed that Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic acids can help improve acne. In many cases, this is true, but these ingredients can be ineffective or potentially harmful, if they are not buffered with other agents or used correctly. Skin must also be neutralized and toned, before application. This process/knowledge is known by professionals, but not generally by the public or users of OTC skincare products that have these ingredients. So, professional guidance is critical to ensure proper use. Continue reading