Have you ever been stressed and noticed a break-out? Researchers have recently discovered a link between a molecule that protects against stress and chloracne. This molecule (or molecular switch, rather) is called Nrf2 – an antioxidant response pathway linked to stress – and activates certain genes that protect cells and aid them in survival under certain stress conditions. The implications for skincare are quite interesting – read the full article here.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:00:00 AM America/New_York
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:00:49 AM America/New_York
We’re (obviously) into innovation in skincare, but we’re also keen on finding new, nutritious foods and ingredients to incorporate into our diets. We’re loving this article on Huffington Post spotlighting seven Peruvian power foods that we should all be eating in 2014 – and we’re trying all of them!
Read the full article here, and fill us in on any recipes you come up with utilizing these superfoods!
Photo courtesy of Eatingfree.com
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:00:49 AM America/New_York
Obviously, our skin changes as we age – but do you know what’s really happening “behind the scenes”? Were you aware that every ten years, your skin cells decrease by 10%, making skin slower in repairing itself? We’re feeling enlightened after reading the information on Bioelements, and we think you’ll feel the same.
Read the full article here.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7:00:54 AM America/New_York
You don’t need to begin an anti-aging regimen until you start seeing signs of aging, right? Not according to Generation Y. A recent study by the NPD Group, Women’s Skincare In-Depth Consumer Report, reveals that attention to anti-aging skincare rapidly increases around age 24 and indicating that members of Generation Y are interested in taking preventative measures to keep wrinkles at bay.
The study attributes this new perspective to heightened product awareness and communication, savviness navigating the online retail space and increased reliance on advice from older generations (i.e., daughters consulting their mothers and grandmothers for skincare advice).
Our opinion? The early bird gets the worm!
Read more here.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:00:29 AM America/New_York
It's a fact - people care about what's in the products they're putting on their skin. Fortunately, product developers are taking note. A recent article by Cosmetics Design details how governments (both state and national) are taking steps to meet the consumer demand for transparency in product ingredients. Meanwhile, developers are utilizing new software that enables them to more efficiently check the safety and efficacy of ingredients.
We believe in informed decision-making when choosing the products best for you. Our opinion on these developments? Good news, all around!
Read the full article here.