Month: April 2008

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DMAE – Facelift in a Jar?

If you’re a regular student of anti-aging skin care 101, you’ll be familiar with the topical ingredient DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol). A naturally occurring substance that facilitates the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, DMAE is often touted as “a facelift in a jar.” A recently published study showed that DMAE possessed a tightening action on the skin… Read more »

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Best Cellulite Creams…

We’ve all seen the claims sometimes too compelling to ignore: “Smoothes the skin as it firms, tones, trims and energizes.” “Active ingredients to help reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks” “Melt away cellulite with our innovative serum!” Often containing intriguing ingredients such as cayenne pepper and chocolate, it’s easy to buy into the… Read more »

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Benefits of Malic Acid in Skin Care Products

First isolated from apple juice, malic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is used in skin care products. Instead of a product that sits on top of the skin, AHAs are active ingredients that penetrate the skin, removing dead skin cells, revealing a fresh, new layer of skin. They are useful in: Preventing clogged… Read more »

How High Does The SPF Rating on Your Sunscreen Need to be?

How High Does The SPF Rating on Your Sunscreen Need to be?

With an ever-growing array of sunscreen products, it’s easy to get confused about what to buy. Products may contain Mexoryl, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide (micronized, nanoparticles…), Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Tinosorb… the list goes on. Most of us now know to look for “broad spectrum” protection, those products that deliver protection against both UVA and UVB… Read more »

About Ombrelle sunscreens

About Ombrelle sunscreens

The Ombrelle line of sunscreens was introduced to Canada in 1990 with the assistance of Canadian dermatologists. Ombrelle’s products are recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and is the brand most recommended by healthcare professionals. It was the first brand to recognize the necessity of protection not only against UVB rays, but UVA rays… Read more »

Supplements for skin

Most skin care specialists recognize that a host of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients are necessary for healthy skin to: Fight free radicals Provide the building blocks for healthy skin, hair and nails Maintain the integrity of collagen (the skin’s supporting structure) Reduce inflammation which ultimately leads to skin damage Though eating a well balanced diet rich in… Read more »