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Peptides...Hype or Happy dance?

What is a Peptide and what does it do for our skin?Peptides are amino acids and in turn, they are the building blocks of protein in the skin. What's exciting about Peptides? In short, Peptides penetrate deeply into the skin and stimulate collagen production. No easy task. When they are formed in specific formations, they create specific proteins. That's good news for our skin. They are i…

What is a Cosmeceutical and why should you care?

What exactly is a Cosmeceutical and why should you care? It's the buzzword these days for ingredients that do more than simply moisture your skin. In theory, they offer benefits to the skin through a variety of delivery systems. A Serum, for instance, is a delivery system. So is a facial mask (typically with bio-active ingredients added to enhance it). So what kind of ingredients are co…

Bar Soap, Body Wash or Shower Gel...what's the difference?

Bar Soap, Body Wash or Shower Gel...which one should I use? Moisturizing Body Wash and Shower Gel are both liquid cleansers that use mild surfactants to cleanse skin (soap free). Shower Gels tend to be a bit more liquid than a Moisturizing Body Wash and are used to cleanse but do not moisturize. A Moisturizing Body Wash (like our Seabuckthorn Body Wash) is thicker and more "gel" like than a…

Perservatives in your products...do we need them?

There's been a lot of talk on Social Media about the safety of preservatives these days and that's a good thing! There is unfortunately a lot of misinformation as well. Let's set the record straight!Any product that is made with water requires a preservative. It's to prevent bacteria, mold, fungus or other critters from growing in the product. Preservatives are needed to prevent contamination.…

Does your skincare expire? Timeline for products....

So, you just found out that your favourite moisturizer and your age defying serum has an expiry date. If you're like a lot of women, you may even use it sparingly so that it will last a long time. It never ceases to amaze us to hear this from our customers. Declaring that you still have some serum left in the bottle a year later is not reason to celebrate. If you're guilty of this, we have two wor…

Strong skin is radiant skin..so how do you build a strong skin barrier ?

Building a strong skin barrier is the best defense against sensitive, irritated skin. A weak or damaged skin barrier cannot protect the skin effectively and it is the weakness of the skin barrier that is the underlying issue in sensitive and problematic skin. Strengthening the skin barrier may be the best defence against pollution, UV, harsh chemicals and environmental stressors. Aging, skin…