As the weather becomes increasingly warmer, skin protection becomes more essential. A long period of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems.
When talking about collagen, one of the most commonly asked questions has to do with weight gain. Many of you may wonder: “Can collagen cause weight gain?”. Well, the answer is “no”. On the contrary! Clinical studies show that it helps speed up the metabolism, promote weight loss and inch loss, as well as helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite, by leaning the muscle tissue and supporting the bodies connective tissue.
Collagen is a triple helix structural protein responsible for binding the cells together. Our skin contains approx. 75% collagen, which along with hyaluronic acid, is essential for a healthy, plump, and youthful complexion.
Most of us have a bottle of olive oil in our cupboards because it is perfect to use in various dishes or salad dressings. What not all of us know is that virgin olive oil has exceptional benefits as a face moisturiser, too.
Winter is coming… to an end! After all those cold and rainy days, spring brings higher temperatures and a better mood for all of us!
Makeup removal at night is something we all know and most of us do. Cleaning our face in the morning, though, does not seem to be so popular.
Lately, facial serums have been flooding beauty selves all around the world and have become a “must have” product for women of any age. But what is the secret that has made serums so popular? And can we rely on them for our anti-ageing needs?
You may have heard it before but we truly believe that beauty really does start from within, which is why our range of skincare has been specifically designed to work hand-in-hand with our collagen supplement, to boost your inner and therefore your outer beauty.
A moisturiser is essentially a hydrating cream that is there to replenish and retain precious water in your skin, isn’t it? So why is it so hard at times to select one and why can it get so complicated to find one that is just perfect for you?
Spring always brings to mind rejuvenation, awakening and with it comes the desire to improve and enhance our looks. Be it a new haircut or a new makeup palette, you are guaranteed to want to change something up in the spring months. Today, we wanted to run through some of the beauty trends of the past year or so, which really made an impact on social media, to generate ideas for your next beauty overhaul. And frankly, because some of them are nothing short of shocking, to have a good chuckle or two…So stay tuned for the strangest beauty trends of 2015 (and 2016, for some).
We have all long finished our high school chemistry curriculum, yet the periodic table starts making a frequent appearance in our lives, the older we get. Anti-ageing skincare sometimes seems like it should come with its very own science lab assistants, instead of instructions. We have already shared basic knowledge of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C and yet, there is more.
Well, maybe we do not want you to turn into a mass of groats, specifically, but the sentiment is correct, nevertheless! Buckwheat is slowly making its way towards limelight, alongside of quinoa, millet and other popular foods and deservedly so. If we had to make financial prognosis, we would definitely advise investment managers to look at this hot commodity, as it prepares to be the next best thing in everyone’s plate, which should drive its prices up there with the Peruvian supernova, quinoa. But let’s explain why you, the consumer, should be paying attention to this little gem first.
If you have not been living under the rock for the past 10 years, you have no doubt heard a lot about this magical ingredient and all its wonderful uses in skincare. Or have you? Surely, you are aware that it does wonders to moisture levels of your skin. And, if you have read our previous article, you know that this is an important factor for all skin types, including oily. And naturally you know that it is used heavily in skincare, food supplements and cosmetic injections to restore youthfulness to our skin.
What are some of the attributes of young skin? Let’s recall a baby’s cheeks for this one. Softness. Suppleness. Firmness. Lack of visible pores. Luminous glow. Uniform tone.
So you have taken heed of the advice to incorporate antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, exfoliants, moisturisers and sunblock into your daily skincare regime. Great job and we applaud you! Questions start popping up: “Do I need to use everything day and night?”; “What goes on first?”; “Is it safe to use these ingredients together?” We are here to clarify how to apply skincare in the right order, so that your good intentions reap the most benefits and keep your skin supple.
How often do we see and hear magazines and websites instruct us to scrub our faces more often and more vigorously? It is almost enough to believe that an average person forgoes basic hygiene, should they be left to their own devices for a day. An entire industry has sprung up within the cosmetics world that churns out devices, potions and other tools, all targeted at getting your skin as clean, as humanely possible. Loofahs, gels, soaps, balms, waters (no, not your regular H2O but other waters), sponges, flannels, rapidly pulsating face brushes and more are here to help you out.
Remember the struggle against teenage acne? The topical solutions and astringent lotions. The drying soaps and oil-free moisturizers, if any. The endless fight against the sole offender to your peaceful existence, as far as beauty concerns used to go.
Why exfoliate? As we age, the cell turnover slows down and this has a two-fold effect. Firstly, the build-up of these cells leads to dull and lacklustre skin, which means it looks older. Secondly, the young and healthy cells we need to maintain our youthful looks do not show up on time and when they do, they are blocked by the above-mentioned evil perpetrators.
You have probably heard a lot about this miracle ingredient by now. Many of us were a little confused, when we first heard of its use in anti-aging skincare. “Isn’t this a soluble tablet that you take to ward off a cold? What does it have to do with younger looking skin?” This article will explain how Vitamin C helps you look younger. And because once you start researching the product, you will inevitably get more confused – trust us – we will also introduce the basics of the various types of the miracle component and how to distinguish between them, if needed.
New Year’s Eve is almost upon us and that means many things, including the inevitable resolutions we make, filled with good intentions. Let’s include good skincare in that list and, if you have to narrow it down, these 5 simple steps will make this resolution your easiest, to date.
This time of the year is the most wonderful one, indeed. Family dinners morph into drinks with friends and it does not stop there.
Today’s article is for those that like the thrill of last minute gift shopping. We decided to take the guesswork out of the process for you and provide a handy beauty gift guide to suit most occasions and budgets.
Winter is a beautiful time of the year. The abundance of holidays, accompanying gifts, endless social events, family ‘get-together’ opportunities (if you like the gifts, you have to love these, too!), game nights and comfort foods…Need we go on?
Everyday habits such as eating food with preservatives, frequent prescriptive drug use and smoking, result in premature ageing of your skin which creates wrinkles, spots and ageing signs on your face and body.
The sun is a very strong ally when treating many illnesses, as many vitamins and hormones need sunlight. But nowadays, the sun and more specifically our thoughtless exposure to sunlight can cause many skin problems. One of these is photoaging.
These 7 foods are high in protein and healthy fats, equally important for the health of your skin, hair and nails. All you have to do is add them to your diet or increase their consumption to boost your skin, hair and nails health and vitality.
Your skin needs everyday care to look fresh and radiant. There are many habits that cause skin ageing. We gathered the top 5 that “fast forward” the ageing process.
The ageing countdown for your skin starts from the moment you are born. At the age of 25 the reduction of collagen and elastin production begins, although the visible signs appear during your 40s. With the passage of time comes an overall slowing of cell metabolism due to the reduction of the hormonal activity. This deceleration affects 3 layers of the skin:
Your diet keeps your body slim and healthy. But have you ever considered that not all foods have a good impact on your skin? We gathered the Top Anti-aging Power Foods that give your skin a youthful, healthy and beautiful look.
There are many benefits of using topical skincare products, but many of us ignore the fact, that “you are what you eat.” The 21st century lifestyle consists of fast food, high stress levels and overall poor nutrition. This can lead to an array of skin conditions including skin ageing.
You may know the obvious reasons that contribute to the ageing of your skin, such as sun exposure and smoking, but most likely you never thought that the position of your sleep is among a list of factors that accelerate the formation of wrinkles… right? Well, the fact is that the way you sleep actually causes wrinkles!
Your favorite relaxing shower at the end of the day may not be as good as you think! There are some night habits that you certainly did not expect to cause damage to your skin. Don’t worry, we present to you the basic habits that accelerate the aging process, along with the right alternatives so that you can sleep carefree!
Having clean and healthy skin is a matter of precaution and consistency. You can have the youthful, healthy look you want by supporting your skin on a daily basis. We tend to see our skin age and think it's natural but there are many factors that cause your skin to age faster, such as sun exposure, stress and lack of a skin care routine.
Sunny day, salty sea and breezy wind… on one hand you have the ideal vacation set and on the other hand you have the most difficult challenges your hair can come up against. Dryness, dehydration and color that fades are the most common challenges. Take the following quick and easy precautions, enjoy your time in the sun and watch your hair get younger, brighter and healthier!
There are many external factors which can cause premature skin ageing. The sun is the biggest culprit, and is the number one cause responsible for up to 90% of skin damage.
Collagen consists of water-soluble peptides which are rich sources of the amino acids glycine, L-proline and L-hydroxyproline. Pure hydrolyzed collagen supplements help to reduce the visible signs of ageing as well as boosting skin health. Clinical studies suggest that collagen may also help the symptoms of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, it’s also known to help in the recovery from exercise and sports-related injuries.
Ageing is a fact of life, your natural chronological and genetic ageing processes partly determine how well you age. The appearance of your skin is directly related to the way your skin is supported. Wrinkles form when the natural collagen and hyaluronic acid in your skin diminish during the natural aging process.
Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant which can literally work wonders for the skin due to its rejuvenating, nourishing, hydrating and cell protecting properties. Research has shown that it helps repair skin and cell damage. Vitamin E can be taken orally through diet and nutritional supplements. Foods that contain high amounts of vitamin E are Spinach, Avocados, Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds and Sunflower seeds.
Collagen accounts for up to 33% of the protein in the human body. It is found in the connective tissues (including the skin, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments). Collagen makes up 75% of the skin and is one of the major factors contributing to a plump and smooth appearance of young healthy skin. Collagen’s major role in the skin is to support the surrounding cells. It works alongside elastin which supports tissues to provide ﬁrmness and strength as well as ﬂexibility.
Your skin and body never stay the same. As you get older, your health and beauty needs will also change, so it’s vital to know about and address these individual needs to ensure you keep your skin and body in optimal condition as the decades pass.