All About The Skin

What's the Difference Between the Active and Inactive Ingredients In Cosmetics?

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Active ingredients in a cosmetic formula carry out an action on the skin compatible with the results they claim to deliver. They either fight free radical damage, fight inflammation, enhance collagen production, prevent and reverse photo aging, oppose glycation, assist in cell regeneration or help speed cell turnover.Inactive ingredients are in the product for three main reasons: - As a vehicle to deliver active ingredients to the skin - As a preservative to help maintain reasonable shelf life for the product- To make it feel, smell and look niceThat does not mean that inactive ingredients will not have an effect...

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Why Serums Are Important In Skin Care

Excerpts from: "The Truth About Facial Serums"By Shelley LevittReviewed by Mohiba Tareen, MDWebMD Magazine - Feature"Faster and lighter are the qualities many of us look for in a car, a laptop, and our bodies when we're running a marathon. They're also the prized attributes of skin care serums -- light, fast-absorbing liquids used as an alternative or in addition to creams or lotions.The biggest difference between a serum and a cream or lotion is what the formulation doesn't include. Serums leave out occlusive, or airtight, moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil that keep water from evaporating. They also...

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How to Decide On a Skin Care Product?

Learn how to choose whether a skin care product is worth your investment.

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The Basics of Healthy Skin

We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but sometimes we simply don't know how to start. Learn the basics of attaining healthy skin, and get our recommended daily skin care regimen that guarantees radiant skin at any age and for all skin types.

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Serums and Creams

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Serums are advanced skin care. They are categorized as cosmeceuticals because of their cumulative and lasting anti aging benefits. Serums are concentrated formulas of low molecule active ingredients (anti-oxidants, vitamins and peptides) designed to penetrate and deliver nutrients into the deeper layers of the skin. While formulas may differ, the consistency of a serum determines its penetrability, the lighter the consistency the better the penetration. Serums provide the ability to restructure, rebuild, and hydrate the skin from within. Creams are designed to mainly hydrate and protect the skin structure from the outside. They have large molecules that coat the skin and attract moisture to its topical layer....

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