Month: July 2009

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Natural Sunscreens: Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide?

If you lean towards organic and natural skin care products then it’s likely that you’ll want to skip the chemical sunscreens and opt for a natural (or more appropriately, chemical free) formulation that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. Natural sunscreens rely upon the use of physical sunscreen filters such as zinc oxide or titanium… Read more »

Perimenopausal Skin Changes: Fighting Back

In addition to the emotional changes that many women incur during perimenopause, many women also experience physical symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats and noticeable changes in skin. Perimenopause is the period of transition that occurs prior to menopause – during this phase, levels of hormones incuding estrogen, progesterone and testosterone fluctuate and decrease, often… Read more »

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The Vitamin D Controversy

And the Vitamin D controversy continues… The media has given a lot of attention recently to the multiple health benefits of Vitamin D. Produced in the body by exposure to UVB rays, Vitamin D is necessary for optimal bone health. Recent studies have also shown that it protects against certain cancers and contributes to cardiovascular… Read more »

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Can Glycoproteins Reduce Wrinkles?

Glycoproteins are proteins that contain a carbohydrate attached to a protein. They are important in maintaining the health of cellular proteins and play an important role in communication between cells. In addition, glycoproteins may combine with sugars to form substances that help to keep skin cells and the skin’s structure healthy and intact. Glycoproteins and… Read more »