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
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
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
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
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.
Aging face: how, why and what you can do about it.
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 for scars: do they work?
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
COVID-19 Vaccine: is a single dose effective?
Over the past few days, a debate has sparked on newspapers and over the internet: is a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine effective against the infection? Is it better to follow the two-dose regimen as per human trials by the drug companies or is it better to delay the second dose in order to
Wide nose when smiling: causes and remedies.
Smiling may cause some slight and temporary modifications in the shape of the nose which are a benign form of nasal flaring. The nose and nostrils may widen, or the tip of the nose may point downward and droop. While overall liking their nose, sometimes patients are self-conscious about this specific issue when smiling and