Squalene was discovered in 1906 by the Japanese researcher Dr. Mitsumaru Tsujimoto, an expert in oils and fats at Tokyo Industrial Testing Station. He separated the unsaponifiable fraction from the shark liver oil.Read More
Opuntia ficus-indica is a species of cactus that has long been a domesticated crop plant important in agricultural economies throughout arid and semiarid parts of the world. It is thought probably to have originated in Mexico.Read More
It is one of the fastest growing plants and 10,000 years ago was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fibre. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed. Both skin and environmentally-friendly – it’s four times more effective at capturing CO2 than trees.Read More
The production of Collagen within the dermis slows down and elastin has less ‘spring’, the turnover of new skin cells takes longer as does the shedding of dead skin cells; these changes start as early as your twenties but take years to be visible in the appearance of your skin.Read More
Essential Oils – The concentration (dermal limits) used in correctly formulated skin care products are low enough not to cause a reaction, however if you are experiencing very sensitive skin and or have a compromised barrier essential oils are best avoided. Some Essential oils do contain allergens and it is compulsory for manufacturers to list them…Read More
Are your lifestyle choices causing premature skin ageing?
Photo-ageing and glycation stress are major causes of skin deterioration, lets take a look at what this actually means for you and your skin…
I wanted to share this informative guide so that we can all make better choices for our skins’ needs and to lesson some of the confusion surrounding ‘marketing hype’.Read More