Facial rejuvenation | part 1 | Botox

Facial rejuvenation | part 1 | Botox

In our 3-part non-invasive, facial rejuvenation series, we look at the pros and  cons of the three most popular cosmetic techniques: Botox, Dermal Fillers and Chemical Peels. Touted as the miracle wrinkle eraser, Botox can quickly and painlessly relax wrinkle-causing muscles to reduce expression lines and create a smoother, wrinkle-free complexion. Facial rejuvenation for expression lines Expression lines, such as laugh lines, brow lines and crow’s feet, are the result of repeated facial movements. As we age and our skin starts to lose its elasticity, expression lines make deeper depressions on our faces and are reinforced every time we laugh,…Read more …
Nutrigenomics | food for thought

Nutrigenomics | food for thought

“Positive health requires knowledge of man’s primary constitution and of the powers of various foods, both those natural to them and those resulting from human skill.” Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, 480 BC We all know that poor diet and exercises affects our physical and mental wellbeing. Now, through nutrigenomics - the study of foods and gene interaction - we are discovering why our genes can have a profound effect on our overall health. Ever wondered why two people eating exactly the same diet have different body shapes and health outcomes? The…Read more …
The science behind beauty | cellular activators

The science behind beauty | cellular activators

How do you separate clever marketing from fact? How does one navigate the daunting number of elixirs on the market promising to turn back the clock on your skin? The answer is Nobel Award-winning science. In early 2000, Icelandic stem-cell scientists used *award-winning science to develop a platform to produce human growth factors – or cellular activators, as they are known in Australia - by bio-engineering a plant-based replica of human protein. What the northern scientists discovered was that these cellular messengers were really important to maintaining healthy skin. In 2008 the scientists…Read more …
Smart beauty devices | personal care essentials

Smart beauty devices | personal care essentials

Smart beauty provides a big opportunity for the cosmetics industry. Handheld beauty devices are forecast to become a staple addition to beauty bags all over the world. According to Google, tech-savvy Millennials are looking to technology to support their skin care routines. They are demanding products that save time, offer value, and provide instant gratification. And as Millennials account for close to one third of the world's population, smart beauty devices have the potential to become personal care essentials. Across the three core markets that Google reported on - France, the US, Japan - facial…Read more …
Blue light | cause of sleep disruption | potential for skin damage

Blue light | cause of sleep disruption | potential for skin damage

Is your skin paying the price for exposure to blue light from electronic devices? It's no secret that light throws our body clock, or circadian rhythm, out of whack. Not only does sleep suffer, but research shows it may even contribute to some pretty nasty diseases; think cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease. However, different coloured light has different effects. Blue light, for example, is beneficial in daylight hours as it boosts our mood, reaction times and our attention. Come night though and it's a different story. Blue light is thought to cause more…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 …