WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID

WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic acid has become quite a buzz word in the cosmetic arena over the past few years. This complex sugar is a natural component of young, healthy skin. It forms a major component of the more complex interstitial substance known as glycosaminoglycans. What is the function of hyaluronic acid in the skin? Hyaluronic acid is […]

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UV RAYS AND YOUR SKIN

UV RAYS AND YOUR SKIN

Ultra-Violet radiation consists of UVA, UVB and UVC rays, with UVC being the most harmful. Fortunately, UVC rays are filtered to a large extent by the ozone layer of the atmosphere. UVA RAYS – ageing rays UVA rays are closely associated with skin ageing. They have a longer wavelength than UVB and are therefore able […]

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ANTI-OXIDANTS IN SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

ANTI-OXIDANTS IN SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Before we can understand what are Anti-oxidants we should first take a look at what are free radicals. WHAT IS A FREE RADICAL? Free radicals may be formed through natural processes as well as through the environment. They may be a result of diet, stress, smoking, alcohol, inflammation, drugs, and exposure to UV light, pollutants […]

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WHAT IS VITAMIN C

WHAT IS VITAMIN C

Vitamin C- better known to Vitaderm as Ascorbic Acid is not only a powerful anti-oxidant but also anti-ageing through stimulation of collagen as well as a skin brightener to help reverse the skin damage caused by over exposure to the sun. Vitamin C however has a tendency to be unstable, therefore Ascorbic Acid is the […]

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WHAT ARE HYDROXY ACIDS

WHAT ARE HYDROXY ACIDS

Much research has been done on hydroxy acids since they became popular in the USA in the 1980’s.  There are two types of Hydroxy Acids – Alpha and Beta.  An example of a Beta Hydroxy used in skin care, is salicylic acid, whereas examples of Alpha Hyroxy Acids include Lactic acid, glycolic acid, citric acid, […]

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WHAT IS COLLAGEN INDUCTION?

WHAT IS COLLAGEN INDUCTION?

Collagen Induction Therapy is not a new concept.  The treatment was originally devised by a doctor in Europe who made use of stamps containing micro-needles to improve the appearance of scars.  Later, this concept evolved into using a roller with micro-needles attached to its surface.  Although results were very encouraging, this collagen induction roller treatment […]

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WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID

WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic acid has become quite a buzz word in the cosmetic arena over the past few years.  This complex sugar is a natural substance that is found in the skin.  It forms a major component of the more complex interstitial substance known as glycosaminoglycans (or GAG’s).  Glycos-amino-glycan is a combination of amino acids and hyaluronic […]

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UV Rays and Your Skin

UV Rays and Your Skin

Ultra-violet radiation consists of UVA, UVB and UVC rays, with UVC being the most harmful.  UVC rays are filtered, to a large extent, by the ozone layer of the atmosphere. UVA RAYS are closely associated with SKIN AGEING.  They are constant from SUNRISE TO SUNSET and throughout the year.  They can also penetrate glass.  This […]

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Effectiveness of Dry Body Brushing

Effectiveness of Dry Body Brushing

DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE EFFECTIVENESS OF DRY BODY BRUSHING. You will be amazed at the results, when you incorporate this technique into your daily skin car routine to combat cellulite formation.    Dry skin brushing increases blood flow to the surface of the skin, thereby improving the delivery of nutrients to the peripheral cells in the […]

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