Vitamin C is most associated with immunity. When thinking about building up the immune system or combating a cold, the first thing people want to do is increase their vitamin C intake. The immunity building benefits are just one of the powerful effects vitamin C has on the body, but what about skin specifically? {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18"} There are many skin benefits when applying vitamin C…
Despite being around for years, peptides continue to garner significant buzz throughout the skin care industry. The touted benefits are numerous, including reduced wrinkle depth, tightening and smoothing of facial contours, increased hydration, and stimulation of the immune system. Peptides’ promises run deep, and while skin care products have traditionally utilized peptides that are synthetically sourced, plant-derived peptides offer a natural alternative, free from potential…
There are many mixed messages out there about certain skin care ingredients. While there are certainly some ingredients that have unanimously been deemed bad, there are others that have undeservingly earned a bad rap. Ingredients like alcohol, laureth, and glycerin are just a few examples. However, when it comes to whether these are truly bad by definition, the answer is not as clear cut. In…
Often when thinking of products and formulations, the first thoughts are active ingredients, natural ingredients, antioxidants, and what is trending at the current time. However, these ingredients are just a fraction of what it takes to formulate a product. This can create confusion and controversy amongst those who specialize in skin care, whether they be manufacturers or aestheticians. {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18"} Ideally, when formulating any product,…

Small by Design: Nanotechnology in Skin Care

Written by Gloria Lu & Victoria Fu
What does size mean anyway? There are two sizes that are relevant to skin care. One is the molecular weight and the other one is particle size. Molecular weight refers to the weight of one molecule expressed in daltons. On the other hand, particle size refers to the width of a particle expressed in some unit of length (usually micrometers or nanometers). For example, the…

February 2024

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