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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Skin Care Products for Women

Today, the markets are flooded with skin care products for women, so much so, it has become difficult to make the right choice. Every company markets their brand with tall claims of using only natural ingredients and is the best for noticeable results. Fortunately, the internet provides us with a lot of information and helps in making the right decision.

Essential Creams for Women

The most popular skin care products are natural as absorption is easy. Using synthetic products is like covering an open wound with a band-aid. To have a glowing and healthy skin, you should follow a routine and take good care of it. Start with a good cleanser and use it regularly to eliminate dirt, bacteria and excess oil. Astringent is another important product that penetrates the pores and tightens them. Women over 35 should find the best anti wrinkle moisturizer. Scrubs are good for removing dead cells from your face. Whatever may be your age, you can benefit from the best medical grade skin care products because they are very effective. They contain ingredients such as ‘Alpha Hydroxy Acids,’ Vitamin C and Retinol. It helps all types of skin and improves rosacea and acne and reduces hyper-pigmentation. To increase collagen in face, use these products.

Benefits of Glycolic Acid

If you use cleansers with glycolic acid, it can benefit you greatly as this is a kind of AHA or ‘Alpha Hydroxy Acid.’ It exfoliates wonderfully and removes all dead cells of your skin. Furthermore, it can reduce discoloration caused due to aging and environmental factors. It is ideal for an acne-prone complexion. A glycolic acid cleanser exfoliates your skin very well and makes it soft and smooth. Dirt and dust that get clogged in your pores are removed easily. Skin cells revive once every month creating new ones. As these develop, the old skin is pushed to the surface producing a mottled complexion. In order to have exfoliating and deep cleansing, use the best glycolic acid face wash.

Finding the Best Wrinkle Cream

What is the best anti wrinkle face cream available today? This is a question many women ask because there are so many brands that claim to be the best. There are quite a few brands that fulfill many of the criteria and rank high in overall effectiveness, ingredients and provide a guarantee. The good ones produce visible results as their ingredients are clinically proven and tested. It decreases puffiness and dark circles around your eye. It tightens the skin and significantly reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Sagging in your neck is also considerably reduced. If you want the best anti wrinkle night cream, look for a product that has Retinoid in it.

Nature-Identical Products

Individuals with sensitive skin, particularly those afflicted with rosacea, must confront a difficult challenge: finding new, effective skincare treatments that improve symptoms without creating additional ones. Many turn to natural products to find relief. Unfortunately, the term “natural” is no guarantee of a good outcome, as many natural ingredients can irritate sensitive skin.

Now, nature-identical ingredients are gaining ground, as researchers apply nature’s genius in the laboratory, creating active ingredients that are chemically identical to those found in nature that have been proven to have positive and non-irritating effects. Nature-identical products give developers the ability to produce adequate amounts of successful substances to meet growing human demands, and at the same time avoid negative environmental impacts when a product or ingredient becomes highly popular, or is scarce in nature.

Cytokinin, a plant growth factor found throughout nature, has attracted the attention of researchers ever since it was first isolated in the 1940s1. Originally extracted from plants for use in agriculture, cytokinin, when combined with the proper amount of another plant substance called auxin, causes plant cells to grow and differentiate. Now produced in the laboratory, it has been used in a few newer skincare products. An improved cytokinin, furfuryl tetrahydropyranyladenine2, has recently been developed as a single, powerful molecule and is being used in advanced skincare products developed to treat the most stubborn rosacea symptoms, including inflammatory acne, facial redness, spider veins and hyperpigmentation.

As with “natural” products, calling something nature-identical may not ensure its quality, effectiveness, or actual similarity to nature’s blueprint. Consumers should look for some key indicators when evaluating new products, particularly with cosmeceuticals or over-the-counter (non-prescription) pharmaceuticals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not recognize cosmeceuticals as a separate therapeutic category, and therefore, there is virtually no oversight of them. They tend to be lumped together with cosmetics, which are not tested for efficacy or safety. The FDA does advise manufacturers to use whatever testing is necessary to ensure the safety of their products and ingredients, but this testing is not always done.

The best way for consumers to ensure their product is safe and effective is to check for rigorous clinical trials done according to FDA protocols, to demonstrate that there are no negative side effects associated with use of the product. Finally, there should be evidence that such testing was performed in labs certified to the highest FDA standards.

  1. “1955: Kinetin Arrives. The 50th Anniversary of a New Plant Hormone,” Richard Amasino, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Plant Physiol. Vol. 138, 2005, pp. 1177-1184.
  2. JDD, “Assessment of Topical 0.125% Furfuryl Tetrahydropyranyladenine (PyratineXR®), for Improving the Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea, conducted at the Department of Dermatology, University of California at Irvine, Drs. A. Ortiz; L. Elkeeb; A. Truitt; R. Hindiyeh; L. Aquino; M. Tran; and G. Weinstein,” June 2010, Volume 9, Issue 6.

Tips for Soothing Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can cause significant discomfort and can impact self-esteem. While it may not be possible to reverse this sensitivity, it is possible to address it and avoid common causes of irritation. Here we outline some of the ways you can take control:

  1. Avoid using multiple products. Products promising smoother, healthier skin abound. From toner, to anti-wrinkle serum, to facial masks, it’s not uncommon for a person to use three, four or even five products on their skin — every single day. The problem is that, in addition to its active ingredients, each product likely contains dozens of inactive ingredients that can irritating. By using just two or three products, you could be applying 100 chemicals or more on your skin. Look for a single product designed for sensitive skin that combines a moisturizer, skin-protectant and sunscreen.
  2. Choose a non-irritating moisturizer designed for sensitive skin. So many over-the-counter moisturizers today contain heavy fragrances or other ingredients that can irritate. Choose a product that is fragrance-free, or that has a very mild fragrance and is specifically designed for sensitive conditions.
  3. Avoid hot showers. Hot showers can both irritate and dry out the skin, exacerbating sensitivity and triggering flare-ups of conditions like rosacea. To avoid irritation, take warm, not hot, showers.
  4. Pass on the harsh skin treatments. Light-therapy, microdermabrasion and chemical peels have become popular, in recent years, but all of these treatments damage the skin’s epidermis and can lead to irritation-burning, stinging, peeling, and redness. These treatments can irritate even the most resilient and exacerbate skin conditions.
  5. Limit time in the sun and wear sunscreen. Overexposure to the sun can damaging, causing redness and painful inflammation. Sun exposure can also trigger rosacea flare-ups. Limit the amount of time you spend in the sun and always wear sunscreen. Ideally, you should use a single product moisturizer with sunscreen to limit your exposure to the number of chemical ingredients encountered when using multiple products.

Important Secret Behind Flawless Skin

Want to know the magic ingredient currently being hailed as the secret behind flawless skin? No, it’s not some new nanoparticle or a miracle molecule you need a PhD in Chemistry to understand but a vitamin your mum always told you to take every day to keep you strong and ward off winter chills. Yes, it’s good old Vitamin C – but in this case taking it means applying to your skin on a daily basis so it can work from the outside in. Current research shows that when it comes to getting the anti ageing benefits of vitamin C, this antioxidant powerhouse is believed to be 20 times more beneficial when applied topically to the skin and plays a vital role in maintaining the health of your complexion.

The list of skin benefits are endless – it can help boost collagen production which is essential to keep the skin looking plump, minimise fine lines, reduce inflammation and fade pigmentation patches as well as enhance sun protection.One of its most powerful roles is to help boost the skin’s immune system – our skin is constantly being OE attacked by free radical damage be it pollution, a bad diet or the sun’s damaging UV rays – thus protecting it from the harsh effects of the environment, perfect for the coming winter months.

It was hundreds of years ago when sailors who didn’t have enough fresh fruits and vegetable suffered the dreaded disease scurvy causing skin ulcers and bleeding skin. They later discovered the key to avoiding it was eating more Vitamin C which helped strengthened and repaired. the skin. But this doesn’t mean a vitamin pill can do the job just as well as latest studies now show that it’s difficult to increase the amount of vitamin C in the skin by diet alone. Unfortunately, over the last few years, this common ingredient has often been overlooked in the stampede to launch more scientific based skin creams but this Autumn it’s staging a big comeback in the cosmetics industry and being hailed as this year’s skincare hero ingredient.

The fact that it’s one of a handful of truly scientific proven anti ageing ingredients that won’t cost a fortune makes it even more attractive. Look at the beauty counters now and you’ll see a great new range of Vitamin C based formulas, from moisturisers to masks. The only downside is that Vitamin C can easily become unstable when exposed to oxygen, so the forms of vitamin C that are proven and most effective are L-ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl ascorbate tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and magnesium ascorby phosphate. Regardless of marketing hype, there is no one best form of topically applied vitamin C and it’s easier to look at the ingredients lists on the back or front of the product and check that it includes the active ingredient ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid or Vitamin C esters which are synthetic derivatives and are usually less expensive and may work best for a cream’s particular formula.