The market has been flooded with EGF serums and so called stem cell products, all claiming miraculous results. In the first part of our deep dive into growth factors, we delve into what these molecules actually are and their role in the skin as well as their efficacy in skincare.
Skin Science by Mira When it comes to the proven skincare ingredients, Vitamin C usually makes the top 5 after “gold standards” like sunscreen and retinoids. However, like Vitamin A in skincare, Vitamin C can come in many forms - some more effective than others. It’s also not the most stable ingredient and difficult to … Continue reading A Guide to Vitamin C in Skincare
Research Gate The skin barrier. Often misunderstood or simply forgotten but absolutely essential to skin health. and today’s deep dive is ALL about it.Yes, we’ve briefly touched on the skin barrier in other blog posts and will also be continuing to explore other facial anatomy soon! But in chatting with many of you in our … Continue reading Skin Barrier: Deep Dive
I’ll get right into it. This article from Harper’s Bazaar titled “Are You Misusing Hyaluronic Acid?” has been making the rounds for a while and causing quite a stir, making people wonder if hyaluronic acid is bad for their skin. We’ll be looking at the article today and the accuracy of its claims. For more … Continue reading Why Harper’s Bazaar is Wrong About Hyaluronic Acid
Some links and codes may be affiliate. They add no cost to you, the reader, but help support the author and her content. If you’re a skincare device junkie like I am, you may have noticed that the longer wavelengths like red and near infrared have been very popular lately. Blue light, while widely known … Continue reading The Truth About Blue Light and Our Skin
Recently, the topic of green tea before red light therapy treatments has been discussed more than ever and I’ve received a lot of questions thanks to this video from Angie of Hot and Flashy. I’ve been a fan of this combination since making the switch to high powered LED devices last Spring and thought this … Continue reading Red Light Therapy and Green Tea: Debunked?
Skin hydration is a topic that is discussed often yet somehow the importance is still overlooked. We often hear that the benefits are only temporary and that at most, it offers a transient brightening or plumping effect to the skin. In this follow-up to my 3 part Instagram series on hydration, I will be taking … Continue reading Skin Hydration: Deep Dive
Some codes and links are affiliate. They add no cost to you but do help support the author and her content. Oxidative damage isn’t just caused by UV rays and doesn’t just cause photoaging. In fact, it even plays a role in inflammatory skin disorders like acne. I think this is an important topic and … Continue reading Free Radicals, Oxidative Damage, and Our Skin