Month: November 2016

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Nutricosmetics

Eating your way to healthy skin is not a new idea but nutricosmetics is a relatively new term for dietary anti-aging supplements that target the skin. Helping to promote this seemingly easy path to the fountain of youth is the current wave of popularity that Asian beauty and skincare products is enjoying. More specifically, Korean… Read more »

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Things to be Thankful for in 2016

2016 has seen its share of turmoil and tragedy, close to home and far away, and so it is with a sigh of relief that we look forward to Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. Instead of focusing on the negative, we’ve made a conscious decision to look at the sunny side and… 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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Melanoma and Immunotherapy

The latest statistics on melanoma are disheartening: in the United States, it is the rarest form of skin cancer, accounting for only 2% of all cases and yet is responsible for 75% of all skin cancer deaths every year. These sobering facts only reinforce the need for education about prevention (with daily broad-spectrum sunscreen use),… 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 »