Month: December 2010

Warm Wishes for a Happy New Year

Farewell to 2010!  This year our business introduced many new products including the Colorescience line of mineral sunscreens and primers. This beautiful product is sure to be popular as the sun begins its return to the northern hemisphere.  Meanwhile, we are pleased to be the go-to people for Anthelios sunscreens, our most sought-after products. We are now… Read more »

Human Growth Hormone For Skin. Good Idea?

A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine casts doubt on the effects of human growth hormone (HGH) on skin and overall health.  Scratch any Hollywood beauty and you’re likely to discover a recipient of the much-touted HGH injections for youth and vitality. Twenty years ago a study showed that HGH injections, usually indicated in… Read more »

Happy, Healthy Holidays

Here at PhaMix we are preparing for our Christmas holidays.  The eggnog is flowing, the fruitcake is being sedulously avoided, and… well, snow is gently falling in its liquid form.  As we begin a few days’ rest, we would like to wish every one of our clients a restful break, the finest of foodstuffs and some… Read more »

Colorescience: Do Mineral Cosmetics Require Preservatives?

When it comes to skin care products formulated with minerals, as in Colorescience, are preservatives important? Lately I’ve been observing a shift in how my customers approach personal care products: makeup and skin care items are often considered part of a health-conscious strategy aimed at preventing and minimizing skin damage. For this reason, many individuals are wary of cosmetic… Read more »

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »

The Return of the Pimple: Acne in Menopause

Worried about acne during menopause? You can take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone – nearly half of all adult women experience some form of skin eruption during perimenopause.  The good news is that acne during menopause can be treated with outstanding results.  Here’s what you need to know: Acne occurs when the sebaceous glands… Read more »

Is It Safe To Use Retinol/Retinoids Around the Eyes?

Vitamin A derivatives including retinol (as in Green Cream) or prescription only retinoids are important skin care ingredients. In addition to their usefulness in treating and managing acne, these ingredients are also widely used for their anti aging skin care benefits.  Is it safe to use retinol and other retinoids around your eyes? First off,… Read more »