Friday, 01 July 2022 16:31

The power of Retinol

What is Retinol?

Retinol is derived from vitamin A, this multitasking skin care ingredient is a form of retinoid.

Proliferation means growth. Retinol increase cellular turnover in the skin, meaning they grow faster, which is going to make the skin a little bit thicker. The thicker skin is stronger and smoother and has fewer overall imperfections. They also make the dead cells shed, which is a lot like exfoliating, but this is really a secondary effect. This cellular turnover makes the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin) more compact, which gives a nice anti-aging benefit.

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 14:15

Salicylic Acid : How it works

Salicylic Acid – How it works.
There are three classes of hydroxy acids you will often see in skincare, these are Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) and the less used Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA).
Boosters vs Serums
Our boosters and serums hone in on specific skin concerns (like large pores, uneven skin tone, and premature ageing). At first glance, the differences between these types of products might seem subtle, but closer examination reveals the nuances are incredibly important for certain skin types and concerns.
Keep in mind that other skin care companies may interpret or formulate their boosters and serums differently than we do. Product categories within the cosmetic industry are rarely universal. Because of this, we don’t recommend using our descriptions to determine what products from other brands will do for your skin.
Monday, 08 March 2021 20:28

Free radicals and antioxidants

Free radicals and Antioxidants

Free radicals and the Science
Free radicals (also called reactive oxygen species as they usually contain oxygen) are molecules with unpaired electrons. They rob other cells of electrons causing damage.
These free radicals can cause damage at cellular level and are implicated in the development and onset of skin conditions, especially pre-mature ageing.

Monday, 08 March 2021 20:02

What Niacinamide can do for your skin

What Niacinamide can do for your skin
What is Niacinamide?
Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B-3, an essential nutrient. Scientists theorize that niacin (and therefore niacinamide/nicotinamide) may be effective because it’s a precursor to two super-important biochemical cofactors: nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+/NADH) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP+). Both of these molecules are central to the chemical reactions that your cells—including skin cells—need to repair damage, propagate, and function normally. Many of these essential reactions can’t occur at all without NAD+, which your cells can’t make without niacinamide.

Thursday, 04 February 2021 17:32

Your skin and Vitamin C

What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C has multiple benefits to the skin from prevention, to repair to overall glowing skin.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 23:14

Guide to determining your skin type.

How to determine your skin type
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, as complex and intelligent as your heart, lungs, liver and other vital organs. Using cleansers and treatments that are too harsh, even if they are recommended for excessive oiliness, may send the signal to your skin that more oil is needed. In the same way applying moisturisers that are too thick or heavy can result in decreased natural oil production, leaving your skin even drier!
Taking the time to learn your skin’s specific needs will help you to choose the right options that will balance your skin. First, we need to discern between what is your natural skin type and what is your skin’s condition due to external factors.
Your skin type is genetically determined by the over or under activity of the sebaceous glands. Your sebaceous glands are the small glands in your skin that is in charge of your oil production. If your sebaceous glands are overzealous you are stuck with oily skin. If they are a less productive you end up with dry skin. If they are unbalanced, meaning working harder in some areas than in other you have what is called Combination skin. If your skin is the perfect example of what skin should be and you have no problems whatsoever with your skin you have Balanced skin, since this nearly never happens, Balanced skin is usually combined with Combination skin.
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:16

Face Masks and Skin Conditions

Face masks and skin conditions

From “maskne” to rosacea, masks has proven problematic for our skin, but there are steps you can take to prevent or treat it.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 14:59

Omega Face Oil

Sknlogic Omega Face oil is a light facial oil that contains all the Omega's, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 9.  It helps restore the skin's barrier function, keeping moisture in the skin and keeping pollutants out. 

Thursday, 30 April 2020 14:33

Preventative and Combative Ageing

Preventative and Combative Ageing
The one thing we all have in common is that we are all getting older. Ageing is inevitable, but if one can delay it both on the inside and on the outside, then for many its an option worth serious consideration.
Skin aging is a complex biological process influenced by a combination of intrinsic, also referred to as chronologic ageing and extrinsic factors also known as photoaging.

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