25May

Real potential of beauty products

According to international legislation, cosmetics should have only an external effect. This means that no cosmetic additives should reach the layers of skin containing living cells and affect them. However, if these legal regulations were implemented, either many kinds of cosmetics would be withdrawn from sale or the claims they make would be drastically reduced since the preparations would act in a way they should not or in word only. Unfortunately, there is no proper practice of preparation approval for manufacturing in the cosmetics industry in contrast to the pharmaceutical industry. Due to this fact, there is a grey area […]

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25May

Cosmetics for ultimate skin nutrition!?

Almost all vitamins and minerals can be found in the skin, which once again confirms that skin and body have the same needs. Vitamins and minerals serve as a biological “ignition spark” to run certain processes. Vitamin A – plays an important role in the formation of new cells in the upper skin layer. If there is a lack of vitamin A, keratinisation of the skin is disturbed and the skin becomes rough. Beta-carotene, a vitamin A pre-cursor, is very important for sun tolerance and helps the skin to better cope with ultraviolet rays. Vitamin C – takes part in […]

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22May

Skincare – endearment for the soul

Although, as you know, beauty comes from within – the opposite is also possible. Because the skin is not only “mirror of the soul”, but also one of its most important “receiving stations”. It is very sensitive to any kind of physical contact. So, love pats are not only a nice touch, but signals for the soul, as they comfort and give you confidence. Therefore, attentive skin care, coupled with intensive skin contact can be considered as a sort of psychotherapy. When you clean the skin after a hard day full of haste and stress – you also wash off […]

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21May

Let’s talk about cosmetics for men…

Cosmetics for men… Is this a commercial move or a necessity associated with structural features of the male skin? On one hand, the distinction between cosmetics by gender can be considered absurd. It’s like producing toothpaste for men, aspirin for men etc. Indeed, in its composition, there is no difference between “male” and “female” cosmetics, if it’s free from synthetic fragrances. Among all skin care products there is only one, which can be rightly attributed to the “Male cosmetics department” – a tool for shaving, and to tell the truth – every woman resorting to mechanical hair depilation can use […]

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19May

Factors of premature skin aging

Factors causing skin aging can be divided into two groups: internal (endogenous) and external (exogenous). Genes play a crucial role in the internal causes of skin aging. Not only skin type can be congenital, but also quality and resistance of the connective tissues. This is genetically transmitted and cannot be changed. Symptoms of congenital weakness of the connective tissues: cellulite, rosacea, varicose veins, etc. If a propensity to such changes is hereditary, it is necessary from a young age to start avoiding anything that can weaken the connective tissues. Unfortunately, we cannot change heredity. But there are many other factors […]

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17May

Performance capabilities of a good cleansing product

The amount of cleansing products offered is immense. Each of us can choose the most appropriate and enjoyable substances for the skin: soap or oil, foam or gel, cleansing creams or lotion. Almost every product exists in different versions: for oily, dry, combined or sensitive skin. A good product should thoroughly clean the skin from dust, lotions and makeup, as well as from contaminated sebum, sweat and delaminated horned skin particles. To achieve this purifying effect, the product should remove substances soluble in fats (sebum, cream and makeup), as well as substances soluble in water (sweat residues). In such emulsions […]

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17May

Allergic skin?

Cosmetic allergies, according to allergists, have not increased in recent years, but rather became even rarer. Cosmetics became notorious as an allergen mostly because of the tendency to skin symptoms, that most allergies have (including food allergies). So, those substances, which the skin comes into direct contact with, are often suspected. The second reason for libel on cosmetics is rooted in the fact that if there’s an intolerance reaction – people immediately start thinking about an allergy. Few people know, that there’s a big difference between allergy and skin irritation. In case of an allergy reaction, the immune system takes […]

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10May

Especially for the neck

Neck skin loses its elasticity faster than facial skin. The reason for this: the sebaceous glands are smaller, which means less protection, less flexibility and less ability for resistance. Also, the connective tissue on the neck is weak and fiber-poor. And, finally, the fat layer on the neck is particularly thin, so that the skin is almost completely devoid of softening layer. Since wrinkles on the neck immediately destroy the impression of youth created by the face – neck deserves close attention from a young age. The main thing to remember is a good posture. Head up, shoulders down, chest […]

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