by Mark Gray April 13, 2016
There’s growing interest in a substance that’s been part of human culture for as long as we’ve been herding and shearing sheep. Lanolin is secreted by sheep to protect their wool, and the waterproofing qualities of this natural substance are now being used by cosmetics manufacturers.
The excellent emollient and hydrating properties of lanolin make it an ideal replacement for petroleum-derived ingredients in skin care ranges.
40 or 50 years ago, there was some prejudice against lanolin. Petroleum-based oils and waxes were promoted as a ‘purer’ alternative. Opinion has now swung back in lanolin’s favour as modern processing techniques deliver a hypoallergenic product that offers unique advantages.
Modern analytical methods have revealed lanolin possesses a number of important chemical and physical similarities to human stratum corneum lipids; the lipids which help regulate the rate of transepidermal water loss and govern the hydration state of the skin.
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by Mark Gray May 10, 2018
by Lilly Falcon May 10, 2018
While the anatomy of the skin is the same from person to person, there are some gender differences in the physiology of our skin. But is there really a need for skin care products based on gender, and specifically something as universal as moisturizer? To answer this question, we take a look at the differences between male and female skin.
by Mark Gray April 26, 2018
Technologies such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) are commonly used for wrinkle reduction, and of course there’s a place for lasers in tattoo removal. This suggests a philosophy of aggressive intervention rather than the approach we generally prefer, which is to promote homeostasis, i.e. the skin’s natural ability to maintain itself.
But it’s not quite that simple.
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