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Benefits of Adding Niacinamide to Your Skincare Routine
What Causes Blocked Pores?
Pores can often appear quite complicated, with lots of different interactions and blockages to learn about. But they're also one of the most important factors in any skincare routine, and understanding how they work can be transformative.
While blocked pores are a fairly common skin complain that can easily be treated, this can change if they are left to build up, causing problems and becoming much more difficult to remove.
The good news is, when using the right product in the right way, unblocking your pores is super easy.
As a formulator of well-regarded skincare products, we get asked about this pretty often, so here is our complete guide.
Green Tea Benefits for Skincare: Powerful Ingredient or Pointless Fad?
The Science Behind Dragon's Blood - What Does it Really Do?
You may remember a few years ago we brought you a post on the benefits of dragon's blood for skincare.
Since then, dragon's blood has only become more of a trending ingredient and has made news stories around the world.
In our original post we discussed the what, why, where and when of dragon's blood - including it's background as a traditional medication, the studies that have been conducted into it's benefits, and the results they found.
One thing we didn't touch on, partly due to the relatively sparse science at the time, was the how.
How does dragon's blood have such convincing skincare benefits? What compounds in the tree give the extract these qualities? And are there any more benefits to dragon's blood beyond skincare?
Luckily, there is a lot of new evidence since the last post - so let's jump right in!
Niacinamide & Retinol - Dream Team or Pointless Combination?
What is Pink Clay & Why Does Your Skin Need It?
The Best Antioxidants for Anti-Aging - A Luminositie Guide
How to Get Flawlessly Clear Skin - Without Makeup! Ultimate Guide
AHA Serum Myths Busted! The Truth Behind Alpha Hydroxy Acids
In recent years, exfoliating acids have become extremely common in most skincare routines.
This isn't surprising when you consider the results - they can remove built up dead skin and penetrate into the pores at the same time, resurfacing the skin and leaving a smoother, more youthful complexion.
However, there is a lot of negative information out there too - mostly around the fact these products are acidic and could potentially cause negative results too.
But how true is that? Are AHA serums something you should be cautious about using, or an absolute must have?
In this post we'll break down the myths and let you know, but first, for those who've never used an AHA serum before, the basics:
What Skincare Products Do I Need? Simple Daily Skincare Routine Guide
How Snail Extract Protects Against UV Light and Free Radicals
Snail slime for skin is something that is growing in popularity, in part due to the growth of korean skin care techniques in the West.
While the more modest snail secretion benefits for skincare are becoming well known (softer, more moisturised skin and reduced lines for example), our understanding of snail gel benefits is still relatively premature.
One thing that isn’t often discussed is snail extract UV protection and the role it can play in reducing free radicals. A study by a San Diego dermatology lab found that snail mucin could counter the effects of sun damage within 12 weeks, and specifically had a significant effect at reducing the fine lines caused by sun damage.
Niacinamide Cream and Rosacea: The Best Way to Get Pure & Healthy Skin
For those living with rosacea, the idea of ever managing to control the symptoms and regain natural, clear looking skin often feels hopeless.
The condition is yet to be fully understood, and even prescribed medications can often be ineffective for those with the most severe cases of rosacea.
More and more research studies are indicating that niacinamide holds serious benefits for those suffering from rosacea, and while further studies need to be completed, people all over the world are beginning to sing the praises of the natural ingredient and the way in which it's achieved what medical science and antibiotics have often failed to.
But how can such an unassuming, natural skincare ingredient like niacinamide have such a beneficial effect on one of the most long-term and hard to shake skin conditions?
Do Anti-Aging Treatments Actually Work? Serums, Procedures & More
In the modern day, people are living longer and earning more than at any other point in history.
But of course, with increased age comes numerous potential health issues, along with the risk of aging and damaged skin.
Protecting your skin in the long term is of course an excellent move and can help you look younger, more beautiful, and more importantly feel healthier for much longer. In fact, the younger you can get on an effective anti-aging routine, the better.
How Much is Cellulite Removal? Best Cellulite Removal Treatments
Cellulite is a struggle that affects 80-90% of women over the age of 20.
Despite being so common, it is often extremely annoying from a cosmetic point of view and the variety of cellulite removal products and other cellulite treatments on the market seems to grow year on year.
The problem is, how do you know which cellulite removal procedures really work? After all, the last thing you want to do is fork out the cash for cellulite removal surgery when a simple cellulite removal cream could have done the job.
Even if you do go for a surgical cellulite removal treatment, how do you know which offerings are the real deal and which are a rip-off?
We're going to break down the science of cellulite permanent removal, using the latest research studies and scientific evidence to break down exactly what works and what doesn't.
To make sure everyone is on the same page, let's start with the basics:
PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica & Aging: Science Breakthrough or All Hype?
PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica.
You've likely heard the word more and more in skincare circles recently, but what is it and what does it do?
The term refers to a liposomal preparation based on the stem cells of a Swiss apple known as the Uttwiler Spätlauber.
This represents the first plant stem cell-based active ingredient that has been evaluated and experimented on human skin. It has been found to protect our own skin cells and improve their longevity, leading to younger looking skin and less damage from aging.
How to Apply Night Time Eye Serum Correctly
For such a small area, there are a surprising amount of skincare complaints that affect the delicate area under our eyes.
From crow's feet to dark circles and wrinkles, and from irritated skin to bags, the area directly under our eyes is sensitive enough that it needs a little help from us, perhaps more than any other part of our face or body.
Since it is so thin and delicate, the area is also commonly the earliest area to show signs of aging.
But what can you do about it?
Applying a night-time eye serum may just be the way to keep your under eye skin healthy and youthful, and starting early, before any signs of aging have surfaced, is almost certainly the best way to keep the ravages of time at bay.
But how, why and which?!
We've got you sorted, but first things first:
The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine Explained: Steps, Tips & Results
One of the most trending topics in the world of skincare and beauty, the 10-step Korean skincare routine has been approved by dermatologists all around the world for its insane results.
With Korean skincare products beginning to show up in Western stores, this Korean beauty routine isn't going anywhere any time soon.
But can it work for you, or is it only effective on Korean skin?
And is it possible to create an affordable Korean skincare routine without having to ship dozens of expensive products from Asia?
Not only is it possible, but we've delved into the world of Asian skin secrets and brought back a no-nonsense, easy to follow breakdown of the Korean 10 step skincare routine for those of us who live elsewhere, with recommendations for different skin types and product substitutes to make it as easy to manage as possible.
Let's get into it!