Category: Skincare Questions

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 »

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 »

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 »

Skincare Questions from Customers and More

Sometimes skincare questions come fast and furious from our customers who, like us, want to make sure that their products are effective and suitable for their individual needs. Here are a few of the latest: 1. Is there anything in Preparation H Cream that would thin the skin? As far as we can tell, Preparation… Read more »

How To Protect Your Skin Against Pollution

Daily living involves many assaults upon your skin and while we tend to focus a lot on sun protection, other factors, like pollution, are also at play. Researchers are increasingly paying attention to pollution and how long-term exposure to pollution plays a major role in premature signs of aging. Pollution is a global danger and… Read more »

The 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine

The 10-step Korean skin care routine is legendary and, as such, has taken on mythical proportions. In North America, we tend to favor the most time-saving and efficient multi-tasking products, so a daily skin care routine that requires 10 different products, each one serving its own purpose, may seem a tad on the excessive side…. Read more »