Month: June 2008

Are Parabens Safe in Skin Care Products?

For those of you not familiar with parabens, they’re preservatives which help prevent the spread of fungus and bacteria. Cosmetics companies have been including parabens in products such as makeup, shaving gels, shampoos, moisturizers and dozens of other products for many years. Parabens are also included in various types of foods to ensure their safety for… Read more »

After Sun Care for Your Skin

Your skin is more fragile than you may imagine. It can be easily-damaged by the elements, the sun and persistent dryness. Most people don’t realize the damage that’s happening to their skin because the effects aren’t obvious. For example, a suntan may not cause alarm because most people actually strive to have tanned skin. But,… Read more »

Kojic Acid as a Skin Lightener

There are several reasons why people want to lighten their skin. They may want to make visible birthmarks less-noticeable or they may be self-conscious about having freckles on their body or face. Other people lighten their skin as a way of dealing with hyperpigmentation. Skin lightening agents are used to inhibit the production of melanin,… Read more »

Best Sun Protection For Lips

We know that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage our skin. We also know that UV rays can cause cellular damage below the epidermis. The damage can be severe and it’s estimated that a majority of skin cancer cases are attributable to the sun. Though most people appreciate the sun’s impact on their skin, they… Read more »

Rumex Extract in the Treatment of Hyperpigmentation

  Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that involves over production of melanin, the skin’s pigment. It ranges from conditions including Melasma to freckles and can affect anyone. While not considered to be medically serious, hyperpigmentation can be disfiguring and affected individuals often feel self conscious about their condition.    Hyperpigmentation is the result of over production of melanin, or… Read more »

UVA Rays and Sun Protection

Most of us recognize that it’s the sun’s UV rays – both UVA and UVB rays that are responsible for damage to the skin over both the short and longer term. The shorter UVB rays (wavelength between 290 and 320 nm) penetrate just to the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and are responsible primarily… Read more »