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DARK SPOTS AND HYPERPIGMENTATION: THE CAUSES

Where do pigment spots come from? Dark spots are a sign of a skin pigmentation disorder. To understand the mechanism of their appearance, we must therefore be interested in the process of skin pigmentation.     Melanocytes, melanin, hyperpigmentation Skin pigmentation is linked to the action of melanocytes, the epidermal cells that produce melanin, which […]

WHAT IS RESVERATROL?

 Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, which is an antibiotic substance that is produced by the plant when it is attacked by a microorganism. Its release in the plant helps limit the spread of damage caused by aggression. Resveratrol is a chemical molecule from the polyphenol family. Polyphenols are molecules present in plants, known for their antioxidant […]

What do “unscented” and “fragrance-free” mean?

These are two terms that are commonly confused by the public, and often there are people who think they are interchangeable. However, fragrance free and unscented are very different. . Fragrance-free products appeal to people sensitive to odors such as pregnant women or those with sensitive or atopic skin, or those suffering from eczema. They […]

Lemon peel extract, is a Vitamin Gold mine of well being inside and out

Lemon is chock full of vitamin C and citric acid, it is mainly known for its antiseptic, lightening and antioxidant properties. With its purifying power, it deeply cleanses the skin, in particular thanks to the action of vitamin C, which is sebum-regulating. Rich in tannins and flavonoids, lemon is also a powerful antioxidant. Astringent and […]

What are the best ingredients for Sensitive skin?

First we should define what makes your skin sensitive? There are three major biological mechanisms that are responsible: alteration of the cutaneous barrier, hyperactivity of the cutaneous nervous system and oxidative stress (attack by free radicals). Alteration of the barrier function promotes skin dehydration and penetration of potentially irritating agents. In addition,  skin secretes excess […]

The Golden Rules of Layering Skincare

The Japanese word “Saho” has been translated in the West as “superposition” or “layering”. It is a ritual that consists of carrying out a skincare routine in a cascade. It is a multi-step protocol, performed morning and evening in a fixed order. Oil-based cleanser Gentle water-based cleanser Lotion or tonic (hydrosol or vegetable essence) Serum […]

4 Amazing Health Benefits of CBD You Need to Know

Many people now turn to Cannabidiol for remedy during health challenges. Cannabidiol or CBD is just one out of over 100 compounds extracted from cannabis or marijuana plant. The absence of mind-altering properties, or tetracannabinol, is a reason for its growing popularity. An increasing number of people are using CBD oil as a better option […]

Skincare tips for Women of Color

It is no secret that managing the problems of black skin is sometimes quite difficult! It can be oily but dehydrated, sensitive but less likely to get wrinkles, it is rich in melanin but riddled with hyperpigmentation. It’s got us believing that it can withstand a lot, but we need to keep in mind that […]

Hyaluronic Acid: A Molecule For All Skin Types

Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced naturally by our body. It was discovered in 1934 by scientists from the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University in New York, John Palmer and Karl Meyer. This molecule owes its name to the Greek word hyalos which means “glassy” and to its high concentration of uronic acid. Hyaluronic […]

Are Hydrating Serums Necessary?

As its name suggests, the hydrating serum … hydrates! It is a treatment that is applied directly to the skin in order to deeply revitalize it. Intended for both men and women, it comes in the form of a relatively liquid fluid, sometimes in the form of a gel. Restore a new radiance to your […]

How Your Skin pH is Related to Your Health

What exactly is skin pH? It’s short for ‘potential hydrogen’ and it refers to the acidity level of the skin. A pH of 7, which is the acidity level of pure water, is considered neutral. Anything below that value is acidic and alkaline above it. The optimal pH value of human skin – on most […]

Why We Love The Prickly Pear: An Anti-Aging Hero Ingredient

It has 3 times more antioxidant power than Argan oil! The prickly pear is an oval fruit containing multiple seeds. http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyO6pFKbAWE Its weight can vary from 50 to 400 g and its color is red, yellow, white or green, depending on its geographical area. The number of seeds is much greater than in most fruits […]

Collagen & Veganism: Should You Be Worried?

Collagen supports the skin, providing it with the firmness and elasticity it needs to move and function healthily. Our bodies naturally make collagen until around the age of 30. From this age on, it produces fewer and fewer hormones and less collagen. By the age of 40, the production of this protein can be reduced […]

8 Tips For Fighting Mascne

How to protect your skin from damage when you wear a mask. Wearing a mask for long periods can cause slight discomfort. The repeated rubbing of the mask can cause irritation and redness or even burns from the friction. Breathing within the mask for long periods of time creates excess humidity which can clog the […]

Is Your Phone Screen Aging You?

So you’ve lathered on your sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays outside, but what about the dangerous light inside? SPF and sun protection have become hot topics in the world of consumer skincare, but there is an even more dangerous culprit undermining your skin health that’s closer than you think: […]