Month: August 2012

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Fruit Stem Cells

You can now find fruit stem cells in a range of anti-aging skin care products including new Neostrata Anti-Aging Gel. Celebrity fans include Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren and Michelle Obama – are fruit stem cells a ‘revolution’ in anti-aging treatments? Marketed skin care formulations contain PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica. A liposomal preparation, it is derived from… Read more »


Strawberries In Your Sunscreen?

Strawberries and cream are a popular and delicious summertime treat. Beyond the taste of this well paired combo, new research has shown that strawberry extract provides protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays and reduces skin damage from over exposure to the sun. In a recent study, strawberry extract was shown to protect skin damage caused by… Read more »

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Carnosine – What Can It Do For Your Skin?

Carnosine, not to be confused with carnitine, is a dipeptide (protein compound) that has a number of antioxidant properties and may be increasingly found in a range of skin care preparations. Naturally found in high concentrations in muscles and brain tissue, carnosine is backed by research to support its ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species… Read more »


New: La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense

La Roche Posay introduces Hydraphase Intense Rich and Hydraphase Intense Light, two new moisturizers that deliver long-lasting, intense rehydration. The new reinforced formulas replace Hydraphase Riche and Hydraphase Light. Containing glycerin, shea butter and hyaluronic acid fragments, application results in a double action: Intense rehydration by infusing the skin with water and Reinforcing the cellular… Read more »