Intrinsic v extrinsic skin ageing

Intrinsic v extrinsic skin ageing

We can't do much about chronological ageing, but we sure can slow down extrinsic, or lifestyle, skin ageing. It is a given that we will all age. However, whether we age gracefully or gracelessly often comes down to individual lifestyles. Intrinsic ageing Until science has worked out how to stop the clock, there is nothing we can do about intrinsic ageing. We are genetically programmed to age, and there is little we can do about it. Intrinsic skin ageing starts at around 60 years of age and accounts for about 10% of the…Read more …
Pentavitin | dry skin saviour

Pentavitin | dry skin saviour

Dry skin is the number one unmet skincare need around the world. Until now. Pentavitin provides instant, deep hydration by generating a moisture reservoir that lasts up to 72 hours. Using a new 3D moisture mapping method, Pentavitin was put to the test. The 3D  mapping device by DSM can track moisture levels at 30 different points of the face - compared to conventional tools that take data from just one point. When testing four ethnic groups, this new mapping technology found big differences in levels of moisturisation of the same face, often in close proximity. Pentavitin…Read more …
Liposome | a delivery system that yields results

Liposome | a delivery system that yields results

Liposomes are composite structures that aid active ingredients to penetrate multiple layers of the skin. Extensive research has been conducted to determine to best way to deliver actives to various depths of the stratum corneum. One conclusion of this research has shown the preferred mechanism for delivering active ingredients into the skin is by incorporating liposome into personal care products. Microscopic Liposomes are microscopic. Spherical in shape, these self-enclosed capsules range in size from 150 – 3500 nanometres in diametre. A liposome’s lipid bilayer sequesters water-soluble materials but prevents ions, proteins and other molecules from diffusing…Read more …
Topical probiotics

Topical probiotics

Probiotics have long been associated with good gut flora, however topical probiotics are now trending in personal care lines. Probiotics, aka friendly bacteria, are live bacterial cultures found in live microbial food supplements and fermented foods, such as yoghurt. Yogurt is recognised around the world for its health benefits owing to its probiotics ABC cultures.When ingested these non-pathogenic micro-organisms help fight illness and disease, and may significantly improve a person’s health. Topical probiotics are now trending in both skin and hair care product lines. This friendly bacteria can influence the makeup of the…Read more …
Anti ageing solutions | Simple steps to prevent premature ageing

Anti ageing solutions | Simple steps to prevent premature ageing

While we can’t stop the ageing process, we can prevent signs of premature ageing with a few simple steps. There are several solutions to anti ageing, improving health and protecting skin. Smokers could quit Sun-lovers could protect Reasons to quit lighting up6 No one disagrees that smoking is harmful to your health. But did you know that it also speeds up the normal ageing process of your skin? The more ciggies you smoke and the longer you smoke, the more your skin will age. Although early skin damage from smoking can be difficult…Read more …
What price would you pay for a tan?

What price would you pay for a tan?

Sun protection is paramount to looking and feeling young, healthy and skin cancer free. It may look glamorous to lay on the beach working on a golden tan, but have you asked yourself what price is too high to pay for a tan? According to the Cancer Council, Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Many people die each year from an almost preventable disease. Fortunately, being SunSmart is a simple and effective way to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, as well as unattractive photoaging, such as…Read more …
Summer skin and hair care | sorted!

Summer skin and hair care | sorted!

With the summer season in full swing, your clients may be finding the heat, sun, salt and chlorine water wreaking havoc on their skin and hair. Fortunately, Trulux has a wide range of products to manage the summertime blues. To help you locate products that are up to the job, we’ve put together a summer skin and hair care bucket list. From skin renewing facial oils to softening exfoliants, anti-frizz treatments to instant tans and sun protection, Trulux has beautiful, ready-made skin and hair care waiting for you to relabel with your own brand. Problem:…Read more …
Epigenetics | a new era in skincare development

Epigenetics | a new era in skincare development

Epigenetics is the latest big trend hitting the skin care industry... and it offers an exciting new era in the development of anti aging products. So what is epigenetics? It is the biological process that enables gene expression to be modified without changing the DNA sequence. Epigenetics is putting the nature vs nurture /biology vs psychology argument to rest. According to discovermagazine.com: "Since the 1970s, researchers had known that the tightly wound spools of DNA inside each cell’s nucleus require something extra to tell them exactly which genes to transcribe, whether for a heart cell, a…Read more …
Activated Charcoal | the skincare ingredient with pulling power

Activated Charcoal | the skincare ingredient with pulling power

Activated charcoal is the go-to ingredient for many doctors and skincare specialists around the world. Why? Activated charcoal has the power to draw out impurities from the body, such as bacteria, poisons, chemicals and dirt. In medicine, it can draw toxins to the surface of the skin and away from the bloodstream. In cosmetics, it has the pulling power to extract dirt and oil that clog up pores, making it a superior ingredient in the treatment of acne. What's old is new again Charcoal has been used for years - centuries, in fact - for medicinal…Read more …
Cosmetic Venom Elixir | mimic wrinkle treatment

Cosmetic Venom Elixir | mimic wrinkle treatment

A wrinkle treatment like no other. Everyone is looking for a magic elixir, or wrinkle treatment, to repair facial folds, creases, ridges, and grooves. Often referred to as crow’s feet, laughter lines, and frown lines, they all come under the broader banner of mimic wrinkles or expression lines. We can't prevent expression lines. These facial creases define our features and are reinforced every time we show any kind of emotion, be it laugh, cry, frown, or act surprised. As we age and these lines become longer and deeper, many of us look for that magic elixir, ie wrinkle…Read more …