Month: November 2010


Blackberry Leaf Extract Combats Aging Skin

Extract of blackberry leaf (Rubus fruticosus) is a common traditional medicine which recently has been discovered to benefit the suppleness and smoothness of human skin.  According to a recent study, it boosts the production of collagen and elastin, two compounds which are responsible for skin’s elasticity and firmness. How does it work?  According to scientists… Read more »

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Black Rice Bran May Benefit Inflammation

As a skin care professional, it’s important that I stay up to date on the latest skin care ingredients, even obscure ones like black rice bran. Rice is a common starch served at our house, so it’s interesting to note that it may have applications in skin care. A study published in the bi-weekly Journal… Read more »

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Skin Friendly Vitamins and Minerals: Part 1

When it comes to vitamins and minerals, which ones are important for healthy skin? Here is a 2 part series designed to help you understand. We’ve all been told to eat our fruits and vegetables to ensure good health. Besides keeping our heart, our lungs and the rest of our body in good working order,… Read more »

Radiant Skin: 4 Ingredients That Work

Radiant skin is indicative of healthy, youthful skin. Eating well, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly will go a long way towards achieving that glow you desire. Here are 4 skin care ingredients proven to help deliver radiant skin: 1. Topical exfoliants. Exfoliation is an important part of any skin care routine because it helps to remove… Read more »