Month: March 2014

Rosewater

Rosewater has been popular in skin care preparations for centuries, and if stories are to be believed, Cleopatra herself used to bathe her face and body with it.  Rosewater is a by-product of the distillation of rose petals for their essential oils.  Since ancient times, many different cultures have used rosewater for medicinal, cosmetic and… Read more »

Spring Break Must Haves

If you’re preparing to leave winter, snow and cold temperatures behind with a much-anticipated Spring Break getaway, you’ll want to make sure to include a few of these skin-saving must-haves in your suitcase.  Many are within the size limit to go into carry-on luggage, and if you’re at all familiar with this blog, you won’t… Read more »

Retinoids for Beginners

If a skin care miracle truly existed, then retinoids would surely be at the top of the list.  Backed by decades of research, retinoids have long been the darlings of the anti-aging industry.  Working as cell communicators, retinoids have been shown to effectively increase cell turnover, reduce pigmentation, even out skin tone, unclog pores, stimulate… Read more »

Sunscreen Labelling

After a long and unusually cold winter, spring is just around the corner, and for some of us, that means a well-deserved warm weather getaway, so what better time to talk about sunscreen labelling? In 2011, the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) took steps to help consumers better understand  the type of protection they… Read more »

5 Acne Myths

Although we are all familiar with the struggles of having acne at some point or other during our lives, a recent remark from a friend made me realize that, despite all the information that is available, there are still some long lingering myths about dealing with acne. Here are 5 acne myths along with the… Read more »