by Mark Gray April 05, 2018
Western medicine tends to focus on ‘magic bullets.’ The traditional goal of researchers has been to isolate a single, powerful substance, describe its effects, and then deliver it in precisely calibrated doses.
It’s an approach that often pays dividends but sometimes comes with drawbacks.
The reality is that the metabolical and pathological processes which drive health involve complex pathways. So substances that work in synergy may be much more effective than ‘magic bullets.’ This is the approach we have taken when formulating skin care products.
For example, Vitamin A has beneficial effects that include epidermal thickening, more fibroblasts and vascular neogenesis. However combining it (in the form of retinaldehyde) with two other substances – bakuchiol and astaxanthin – delivers even greater benefits:
“The results showed that, after 12 weeks treatment, significant improvement in lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, firmness and overall reduction in photo-damage was observed, without usual retinol therapy-associated undesirable effects.”
Three ingredients work better than one, because they can multiply the beneficial effects and reduce unwanted side effects. Expect to see many more products following this philosophy.
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by Lilly Falcon June 07, 2018
Gone are the days when looking tough was a synonym of manly. There's nothing vain or feminine about men using moisturizers. In fact, most men these days will look after their skin in one form or another but grabbing random products from supermarket shelves won't always cut it. Here are some easy steps to help you look after your skin on a daily basis.
by Mark Gray June 07, 2018
Plenty of products claim to restore your skin’s health or counteract the signs of aging. Many of them have some level of scientific backing for their claims.
But there’s more to efficacy than that. In many cases, these products rely on third-party data, such as tests on the separate ingredients contained in their formulations. If you dig a little deeper, you find that they haven’t tested the actual product.
by Lilly Falcon May 24, 2018
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