Category: Skincare Questions

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Is It Time to Toss Your Cosmetics and Medicines?

If you’re like most women I know, you’ve probably amassed quite a collection of cosmetics and medicines. Various tubes of lipstick, half-used eye-shadow packs still with their original tiny brushes, foundation in different shades depending on the season, tiny sample bottles of body lotion from hotels. Not to mention, that unfinished bottle of antibiotics, the… Read more »

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Structure of the Skin

As we age, our skin goes through many changes (most of them unwelcome!) so it’s important to try and keep it as healthy as possible. Knowing a little about the skin’s structure can help us understand how the body’s largest organ functions and how our product and lifestyle choices can affect how we look and… Read more »

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Ingredients In Your Fragrance: Are They Causing Allergies?

In past blogs, we’ve touched upon the issue of fragrance being one of the most problematic and allergy-inducing ingredients in skin care and cosmetics. Reactions can range from contact dermatitis to photosensitivity (increasing the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight), hives, severe migraines as well as respiratory problems such as asthma. Avoiding potentially allergenic ingredients is made… Read more »

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Urine In Your Skin Care

We’ve come across our fair share of unlikely-sounding skin care treatments, like nightingale poo, bee venom and snail slime, but this latest tops them all: urine. Yes, that’s right, urine. Amazingly, urine therapy, or urotherapy, is not a new trend, despite becoming a topic of conversation as consumers look for ever-more natural alternatives to commercial… Read more »

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Customers Ask, We Answer: You Care What’s on Your Skin

Judging from the questions we get, our customers clearly care about what goes on their skin. And we love it. Keep them coming! 1. I have a skin disease call Ichthyosis. I had it since birth but didn’t realize it had a name until lately. I only thought I had really dry skin. I have… Read more »

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What’s Your Skin Type?

For many of us, a simple question such as “What’s your skin type?” can be a real mystery. To make things even more confusing, skin type is often confused with skin condition, a temporary and treatable state such as dehydration or reactive. True skin types cannot be treated, only managed with proper care and appropriate… Read more »