Collagen has always been a promising skincare active, but a new form of it,Nature Identical Collagen, might finally fulfill that promise.
Sweet almond oil is a viscous oil with a yellowy colour. Cosmetic scientists like it because it gives a rich lubricious feel to cream formulations. Marketers like it because it sounds natural. More on that in a minute. It contains a lot of unsaturated fatty chains. This is something that might turn out to
I was listening to the perky pair of Randy and Perry over on the Beauty Brains the other day. They were answering a question about whether or not lanolin was a good moisturiser. They replied that it was indeed but that mineral oil was better. I knew straight away why they had said that and
I think I can claim to be something of an expert about soap and skincare, but the trouble with getting really immersed in a subject is that you begin to forget that not everybody knows what you know. I spend a lot of time talking to people in the beauty industry who know a great
Okay, you’ve got really dry skin. What is a good choice of skin cream? One approach is to look for actives that have a good effect and then find a product that has a lot of that ingredient. This sounds good in theory but it isn’t always easy to work out which of the many
Cosmetic Design Europe ran a piece plugging a new product launch a few weeks back. It was promoting a product and was paid for by the manufacturer, so I won’t trouble to make a free contribution to their marketing campaign. But one of the points made in the article was highlighting the drawbacks of showering.
The Beauty Brains highlighted a list of three useless cosmetic product categories on their Twitter feed a couple of days ago that they had found on a blog. The first two were pretty hard to argue with. Split ends are going to stay split whatever product you put on them. And cellulite creams, while
Elemis have some highly rated products but their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream seems to have a particular appeal to people who want a moisturiser that doesn’t bring them out in spots. The fact that it doesn’t have this downside gets mentioned a lot by reviewers. The other things that come up a lot are that it
Facial masks have been around for ages, and are popular enough to get stocked in supermarkets in the UK. But they are still exotic enough that you can’t assume people know what they are. The idea of putting a clothe soaked with a fluid on your face and leaving it there for about 20 minutes
A question from Junie Hi My doctor whi is also a dermatologist says I have dermatitis. On my face and eye lids, the cream he gave me made it worse, the next cream he suggested I refused as it contained steroid, which I am told it should not be put on eyelids. Please can you