by Robert Tisserand Question: Antioxidant, anti-acne, antiaging, antimutagenic, anti-inflammatory – what do these properties have in common in regard to the skin? Answer: All of them require transdermal absorption, because they are effects that take place either within the epidermis or dermis. Essential oils such as lavender, coriander and rose demonstrate some of these effects, [...]
Here is a quick breakdown of where you need your actives to get to in order for them to work.
It all depends on what your skin care active is intending to do and how well you can deliver it to its target site and that’s not easy.
Biomimetic peptides sound scary and complex but they need not be and with a little bit of science know-how paired with close observation of nature some amazing things are indeed possible.
Changes in the texture of the skin that appear as lines, creases or folds are called wrinkles.
Inflammation is a non-specific response of the skin to potential treats to its integrity.
Increasingly, there is a move within the personal care industry to seek out more “mild”, or “natural” ingredients, especially preservatives.
There is so much misinformation and fear in regards to cosmetics littering the information super highway.
We often see the advice that people should avoid mineral oil at all costs.
Research out of the University of Western Australia showed Tea Tree oil to be effective in inhibiting the growth of tumours under the skin in mice.