Month: February 2008

Beyond face lifts – the ‘hand lift’ is here

Beyond face lifts – the ‘hand lift’ is here

In a 2006 study done in England, nearly 100 participants were asked to examine unaltered photos of female hands and then guess their age. The results showed that hands with wrinkles, veins, prominent joints, thin skin and spots were routinely and accurately characterized as older. But when altered images of older hands were shown with… Read more »

Redermic vs. Active C – What's the difference?

Redermic vs. Active C – What's the difference?

La Roche Posay, a dermatologist recommended skin care line, markets two product lines containing topical Vitamin C. And you’ve possibly already read a lot about the benefits of topical Vitamin C which include: an increase the synthesis of collagen – which helps to thicken the skin a reduction in skin damage caused by free radicals… Read more »

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What's the difference between Anthelios from France and Anthelios from Canada?

One common question that we’re always asked is if there is any difference between Anthelios from France and Anthelios from Canada. Anthelios sunscreen has been available in Europe and Canada for well over 10 years now. Manufactured by La Roche Posay (owned by cosmetics giant L’Oreal), Anthelios is an effective UVA and UVB blocking sunscreen… Read more »

Black pepper and skin

Black pepper and skin

British researchers at King’s College in London have demonstrated in mice that piperine – the compound that gives black pepper its spicy, pungent flavor – helps stimulate pigmentation. Piperine was shown to be particularly effective when combined with phototherapy (light)treatment using ultraviolet radiation. The research provides support for the future clinical evaluation of topical piperine… Read more »

Biodynamic wines?

Biodynamic wines?

  Just when you thought you couldn’t drink anything healthier than organic red wine – red wine’s benefits are thought to be many: protecting us against heart disease, diabetes and age-related memory loss – its biodynamic cousin arrives. Going one step beyond organic wines (which are free from pesticides and sythetic ingredients), biodynamic wines, in… Read more »

Is Botox Worth the Risk?

Is Botox Worth the Risk?

Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opened an inquiry into the safety of botulinum toxin products, after receiving reports of breathing difficulties and deaths of patients using both Botox and a competing product, Myobloc. A small number of these adverse events involved children with cerebral palsy who were being treated for muscle… Read more »