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Glycolic Acid as a Skincare Active

Glycolic Acid is one of the most renowned ingredients used in skincare to date. It is organic in its makeup and comes from various sources such as: sugarcane, sugar beets, pineapple, cantaloupe and unripe grapes. Its multiple makeups allows for it to be extremely tolerable on most skins.

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Salicylic Acid as a Skincare Active

 

 

 

Salicylic Acid, known as a beta-hydroxy acid, is an organic compound derived from Willow Bark. It is partly made up of the same compounds of aspirin, making it a potent anti-inflammatory and mild analgesic. At the correct percentages and pH, Salicylic Acid has a lipophilic and keratolytic action on the skin, making it a key ingredient to treat acne and oily prone skins.

 

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Peptides as a Skincare Active

The use of peptides in skincare products is often seen as a necessity or ‘holy-grail’ but how does one know that they really work and what should one be looking for when purchasing or prescribing a product with peptides?

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Hyaluronic Acid as a Skincare Active

 

 

 

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – the central element in the working of skin health and age prevention.

This organic compound naturally occurs in the body. It’s also known as a glycosaminoglycan – a long chain polysaccharide vital for maintaining the skin’s extra cellular matrix and supporting structures like Collagen and Elastin within the skin.

 

Hyaluronic Acid plays an integral role in tissue repair which is why it is so widely used.

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Chemical Peels on a Cellular Level

 

 

 

Using Chemicals Peels to treat the skin can sound rather ominous… contrary to many beliefs, chemical peeling does not and will not thin out the skin...

What does a chemical peel do to the skin? To understand how chemical peels work, one needs to understand the anatomy and physiology of the skin.

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Targeting an Acne Breakout

Acne diagnosis & Solutions

There are different forms of Acne and multiple causes. Treating acne often leaves the sufferer frustrated, disillusioned and fed up with both professional treatments and homecare products that may claim to treat the embarrassing skin condition, but leave the skin more prone to breakouts or with little to no result.

To treat acne or breakouts, there are some key questions one needs to consider before addressing the breakout itself. In order to properly grade the severity of the acne, one needs to take the following criteria into consideration:

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What is Exfoliation?

 

Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells.

How does Exfoliation Work?

Keratinization is the process by which cells move through the dermal matrix to be shed on the surface in desquamation. Fresh new cells are formed in the lowest basal layer the Stratum Germinativum; during their life cycle they migrate into the upper epidermis, the Stratum Corneum. Upon reaching the outer 3-4 layers of the Stratum Corneum, the Stratum Disjunction, shedding is necessary as these cells require replacement.

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