Without question, when it comes to anti-aging skincare, the best studied and most effective ingredient with the strongest evidence is Retinoic Acid (prescription Vitamin A a.k.a.
I have two alarm clocks, the one that rings at 5am and wakes me on the mornings that I am on TV, the other ones are the puppies who wake me at 5:45 most other mornings.
You have probably seen tons of skin care brands advertising Vitamin C in their products, so should you be using it too?
Increasingly we have seen the term “pH balanced” in skin care advertising but we have never seen any brand explain what that means.
By Daniel, ESK Co-founder
The answer is yes. The skin barrier helps prevent Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) keeping moisture in your skin.
The Safe and Effective Answer to Hyperpigmentation: 4-n-Butylresorcinol
Hyperpigmentation has a number of different causes, is triggered deeper in the Dermis and can be difficult and require a long term approach to treatment to treat.
Acne breakouts along the jaw, chin and cheeks as a result of frequent wear of a protective mask.
So you’ve decided it’s time to take your skin care up a notch but you’re not sure what to expect or you’re worried that after starting things aren’t as you expected?
We sometimes get asked why we don’t have higher concentrations of hydroxy acids in our exfoliating serum (Smooth Serum) like some of our competitors.
Jump on to YouTube and search “skincare” … go on I dare you. And you will be inundated with hundreds if not thousands of videos about skin care routines.
Vitamin A was first tested in the 1940’s for use in treating acne, but early testing found it to be too irritating.
(spoiler alert, don’t read this if you like to hate alcohol)
If you google “alcohol in skincare” you will find a lot of opinions (almost always stated as fact 😊).
Our skin is a pretty incredible organ. It’s the largest in our bodies and its primary jobs are to protect our bodies from impacts, changes in pressure and temperature and to keep out “bad” things like harmful chemicals, radiation, micro-organisms and other foreign bodies.
As most menopausal women will tell you, menopause means havoc for your skin.
But seeing as menopause happens when both natural skin aging and premature skin aging (which is mainly caused by cumulative exposure to the sun) are starting to set in, it’s hard to tease out how many of the changes in your skin are due to aging and how many to menopause.
After a long hot summer, it’s almost a relief to feel that chill in the air as winter begins.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (a complex sugar) and it is one of the major components of the scaffolding known as the extracellular matrix of the skin.