by Mark Gray July 24, 2016
Kombucha, kimchi and other fermented foods are all the rage these days. It’s thought the fermentation process enhances health by creating more nutrient dense foods and boosting beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Now there’s word from Korea that the beauty world is looking into fermentation to create breakthrough skin care products. One study found that fermented red ginseng had greater concentrations of antioxidants compared to non-fermented ginseng. It had other cosmeceutical benefits too:
Fermented red ginseng (FRG) had dramatically improved bioavailability compared to RG, as indicated by skin permeation, intestinal permeability, and ginsenoside levels in the blood.
It’s important to stress that opinions differ on the efficacy of fermented cosmeceutical products. Not all dermatologists are convinced that ‘kombucha for the skin’ is the way forward.
But there is great interest in Korea, which so often leads the way in skin care. We’ll be keeping a close eye on what emerges.
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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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