2 Truths & 1 Lie about Skincare

2 Truths & 1 Lie about Skincare
  Let’s play a quick game; what’s true and what’s the lie?   1. Everyone needs a moisturizer… even those with oily skin That’s TRUE. A moisturizer provides balance and hydration to the skin, as well as barrier protection. And EVERY skin needs a moisturizer, even oily skin. If you do...

Is it really that important to moisturize daily?

Is it really that important to moisturize daily?
The short answer: ABSOLUTELY!  Aside from daily cleansing, daily moisturization is perhaps the most important step we can take to beautifying and nourishing our skin.   Why is daily moisturizing so important?  Reparation.  Your skin is under a constant assault from environmental elements that dry it out.  Whether it’s sun exposure,...

Is Vitamin E the key to a healthy complexion?

Is Vitamin E the key to a healthy complexion?
You’ve heard people say that Vitamin E is good for the skin, but you’ve probably never really understood why.  We're here to help clear up the confusion.  Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs the skin, rejuvenating the complexion by reducing signs of aging while preventing further age-causing...

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a compound naturally present in the human body.  It is highly concentrated in fluids in the eyes and the joints, where it acts as a cushion and lubricant due to its moisture retention capabilities.  Able to hold up to 1000 times its molecular weight in water, hyaluronic...

Ascorbyl Phosphate

Ascorbyl Phosphate
You’ve seen it on the ingredients lists of some of your favorite skin care products, but you probably don’t know what it is.  The chemical name can be misleading, but ascorbyl phosphate is simpler than it sounds. What is ascorbyl phosphate?  Ascorbyl phosphate is a stable form of Vitamin C...

What is Extrinsic Aging?

What is Extrinsic Aging?
The aging process isn’t entirely based on genetics.  In fact, there are a number of external factors that affect the skin to cause signs and symptoms of premature aging.  While most premature aging is caused by over-exposure to the sun’s UV rays, there are additional factors.  For example, a commonly...

What is Intrinsic Aging?

What is Intrinsic Aging?
Also referred to as the natural aging process, intrinsic aging is the natural decline of the condition of the skin that takes place beginning in the mid-20’s.  Around that time, decreased skin cell production of collagen and elastin, two fibers essential for skin elasticity, leads to less elastic skin that...