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Our Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries

Our Latest Blog Entry

 March 10 2021

 Cosmetic Ingredients to look for:

"Niacinamide helps build keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy.

Lipid barrier. Niacinamide can help your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrier, which can, in turn, helps retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or mature skin.

Minimizes redness and blotchiness. Niacinamide reduces inflammation which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Minimizes pore appearance. Keeping skin smooth and moisturized may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time.

Regulates oil. The benefits of moisture retention aren’t just for those with dry skin types. Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce and prevent your glands from going into overdrive.

Protects against sun damage. Niacinamide can concurrently rebuild healthy skin cells while also protecting them from damage caused by ultraviolet rays.

Treats hyperpigmentation. Some research has found 5 percent niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. Benefits were seen after four weeks, but not beyond two months. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production.

Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. Research has also found that the same concentration was helpful in reducing some signs of sun damage that come with aging. This includes fine lines and wrinkles.

Protects against oxidative stress. Niacinamide helps build cells in the skin while also protecting them from environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins.

Treats acne. Niacinamide may be helpful for severe acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture."

Our Second Blog Entry

February 14, 2021

 Which retinoid is right for you?

There are five main types of retinoids used in the treatment of wrinkles:

Retinyl palmitate. This is the least potent OTC retinoid. You may want to consider this option if you have sensitive or excessively dry skin and minimal wrinkling.

Retinaldehyde. This is an OTC retinoid that’s slightly stronger than retinyl palmitate.

Retinol. This is the strongest ingredient found in OTC retinoid products.

Tretinoin. This is a potent retinoid available by prescription only.

Tazarotene. This is the most powerful retinoid, available by prescription only. Read More Here

Our First Blog Entry

January 15, 2021

 How Long should a facial treatment last?

You just received a facial so naturally you feel on top of the world! Your skin is glowing, rough, dry skin is now smooth and hydrated, and you just feel like your skin is brighter and cleaner. Wish it could last forever? We all do. Short of moving into your esthetician’s house, how do you get that fresh facial feeling every day? READ MORE HERE

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