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What is microneedling? Skin needling therapy guide

Microneedling is a new type of treatment performed in cosmetic dermatology practices with a wide range of applications. It is mainly used to treat scars, acne, stretch marks, wrinkles and for overall facial and skin rejuvenation. Because microneedling is relatively cheap, simple to perform and with no downtime, it has gained popularity over the past

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Face moisturizers: humectant, emollient or occlusive?

Skin moisturizers are one of the most purchased skincare products. They serve an important function which is restoring a disrupted skin barrier, increasing its water content and preventing water loss. Moisturizers are not just for dry skin types, they are an important element in every skincare routine. Not all moisturizers are the same and there

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What is transepidermal water loss or TEWL?

Transepidermal water loss or TEWL is considered to be one of the most important parameters that help to understand and evaluate skin health and to assess its barrier function. Being a barrier between the inside of the body and the external environment is one of the main functions of the skin but it’s not the

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Cosmeceutical Skincare: best antioxidant serum for the skin

Antioxidant serums are a great addition to skincare routines when it comes to preventing the signs of aging. Most of us know some of the factors that have an impact on how fast and how well we age: diet, UV exposure, and smoking. These 3 factors have one thing in common: a role in oxidation.

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What are Free radicals and how do they damage your skin?

Free radical is the common name of a large family of molecules known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). These molecules are highly reactive, meaning they have the tendency to interact with other molecules around them such as cellular components, enzymes, proteins, lipids and genetic material; this interaction results in damage. Under normal conditions, there is

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Retinol and Tretinoin: skincare products with retinoids

Retinoids are a class of bioactive compounds, which derive from Vitamin A both naturally and synthetically*. Retinol, tretinoin and many other retinoids can be found in over the counter and in prescription products to treat acne and to fight and reverse the signs of aging. They are among the most studied cosmetic ingredients being first

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Skincare 101: knowing and understanding your skin type

Knowing and understanding your skin type is one of the very basics when wanting to start a skin care routine. Your base skin type will depend upon genetics, but it can vary greatly based on climate, environmental factors, age, hormonal factors (puberty, pregnancy, menopause, …), stress, lifestyle, diseases, use of certain medications and more. Tailoring

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Cosmeceuticals and cosmetic ingredients: introduction to skincare

Cosmeceutical is a word first introduced in the 1980s as the combination of “cosmetic” and “pharmaceutical”, to describe products that contain an active ingredient known to exert a biological therapeutic effect on the skin. From a regulatory point of view the term cosmeceutical has no meaning; a product can be a cosmetic, a drug, or

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13 reasons to keep wearing a mask after getting COVID or Vaccine.

As vaccines are rolling out in almost all of the countries worldwide, a new question is coming up with people looking for answers: should you still wear the face mask even after getting the vaccine against the coronavirus? Short answer is YES! Here are 13 reasons to keep wearing the mask, found out why! 1.

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