Month: July 2013

Micelle Technology: Deciphered

Micelle technology. You may not have heard about it yet, but when it comes to skin care, manufacturers are starting to incorporate it into their products.  Simply put, a micelle is a cluster of molecules that have hydrophilic heads (water-loving) and hydrophobic tails (water-hating). Micelle technology has been around for a while, and you’ll notice… Read more »

Tamanu Oil: Good For Skin

Many different types of oils are promoted as being beneficial to skin; have you heard about tamanu oil? Known also by its botanical name Calophyllum tacamahaca and/or Calophyllum Inophyllum, tamanu oil comes from what else – the Tamanu tree. Indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia, this tree is found in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, South India,… Read more »

Back Acne

Back acne, often coined ‘bacne’, is a common condition that occurs when pores on the back become clogged with excess oil, dirt and dead skin.  Much like facial acne, the causes of back acne can be as varied as genetics and hormones.  Hot, humid weather and friction caused by clothing and athletic equipment can also… Read more »