Retinol – Just the Facts

In the skin care industry, there is a lot of misinformation circulating about retinol. However, information found in clinical studies, as well as articles in medical and academic journals has debunked some of the sentiments once touted as facts.

Hyaluronic Acid: Skin Care Superstar

Most people have probably been hearing more and more about the anti-aging benefits of hyaluronic acid in skin care products. What they might not know, however, is that this essential anti-aging ingredient is already located deep within their skin. Naturally found in the skin’s extracellular matrix – where collagen is located – hyaluronic acid is like a person’s own fountain of youth; it is responsible…

The Wonders of Pumpkin

When most people think of pumpkins, the first thoughts that typically come to their mind are having a comforting, warm pumpkin spice latte when the chill of fall is beginning to set in or enjoying a delicious slice (or two!) of pumpkin pie with the arrival of the holiday season. In general, pumpkins are a delicious ingredient incorporated into celebrating various traditions or seasons; while…

Glycerin

Many people are familiar with glycerin, also spelled glycerine and referred to as glycerol, only as a translucent type of bar soap or base for liquid soap. However, glycerin has a long track record of use in traditional herbalism and medicine-making. It is also a staple ingredient in many different water, gel-based, and emulsion skin care and personal care products, including cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hydrating…

Salicylic Acid

At one point or another, skin care professionals will all use salicylic acid – it is one of the most popular ingredients in anti-acne skin care. Salicylic is the only beta hydroxy acid used in skin care; it occurs naturally in wintergreen leaves, sweet birch, and other plants, and is topically an anesthetic and a keratolytic with a mild peeling effect. For milder acne, salicylic…

Resources

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    The Benefits of Botanical Products Many plants have effectively been used on skin for generations. For example, horse chestnut extract…
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  • Caffeine in Skin Care
    Caffeine in Skin Care It reigns in commercials as a powerful, supergiant boost of energy. It has found a…