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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Aging is a natural process that affects every individual and every part of our bodies. While we generally accept some of the changes, when it comes to the aging face, we try to slow down this process and even reverse it. Why is our face so important? Although inner beauty is a more profound type
Silicone gel sheets are a common OTC product used in scar prevention. Whether from trauma, from surgery, or due to other causes, most people don’t like scars and for this reason seek a way to prevent their formation and to improve their look in the hope of making them disappear. It is also common for