You are what you eat
There are many benefits of using 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.
How to Clean Makeup Brushes
Did you know that 61% of women never clean their makeup brushes? This means that your best beauty tool may also be your skin’s worst enemy. While makeup residue, oil and dead skin can collect on makeup brushes and impact your skin’s health. In order to get rid of all the dirt and bacteria that accumulate on them after regular use you need to clean them often.
How to Keep your Nails Healthy
We use our hands for everything, and our nails can take quite a beating. If you're a nail art junkie, then it's important to know how to care for your nails, too. You don't need a million products to pamper them. Here's how you can take care of them using the basics in any nail care kit.
Get into using a quality Collagen Supplement
Collagen peptides are gaining popularity and they have taken over the internet so it’s time to answer the question: What exactly are collagen peptides, and even more importantly, how can they help me?
Eyebrows on Point
For the last years, eyebrows have been in the spotlight: they can make a face pretty or ugly, fresh or tired. Whether they are thick or thin, all we can do is fill them in to give them the best shape; and still we are not satisfied because we think that they look fake. Well, don’t lose hope: there’s a lot of room for improvement with specific treatments and products.
Fight ageing with the power of antioxidants
Antioxidants are natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. This is why they come up frequently in discussions about good health and preventing diseases. Antioxidants include dozens of food-based substances you may have heard of before, such as carotenoids like beta-carotene, lycopene and vitamin C.
The purity of nature in Irish moss extract
Irish moss is found on the Atlantic coast of both Europe and North America. The plant has nearly 10% of protein and about 15% of mineral matter and is rich in iodine and sulphur.
Softer skin with pomegranate!
In many cultures, this fruit is a symbol of good luck! This must mean something, considering the benefits of pomegranate not only for your health but also for your skin!
Papaya: the “fruit of the angels”
Papaya fruit is native to the tropics of the Americas. Christopher Columbus used to call it the “fruit of the angels”. Papaya is an incredible ingredient because of the presence of the enzyme papain along with other essential nutrients and effective enzymes.
Get enough sleep and stay beautiful!
You wish to have a balanced life while looking beautiful and fresh every day? Then, you need to remember that a good amount of beauty sleep has important benefits not only for your health but also for your looks!
Exfoliation and detoxification: two powers united!
It is widely known that you need to clean your face well and remove your make up every night, before going to bed. The skin must breathe during the night. Even some olive oil on a cotton pad and a little gentle massage onto your face helps get rid of the makeup and dirt.
Keep it cool baby!
Summer means heat and sweating, not to mention the dryness of the skin. Under the hot sun of the summer period, one important thing you need to know is how to look after the skin properly, so it looks fresh and vibrant all the time.
With the power of Dragon!
Native to Mexico, Central and South America, dragon fruit is a tropical, delicious superfood with various benefits for your body.
Food for skin! Give it a bite…
Nutrition plays a very important role in our looks. From the shape of our body to the brightness of our skin and hair, the foods we consume affect our health and our appearance. As far as the beauty of skin is concerned, certain foods can help it look younger, softer, brighter or even be healed faster.
Skin protection on hot summer days
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.
Can Collagen Promote Weight Loss?
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 vs Wrinkles
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.
Skin Benefits of Olive Oil
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.
Post-winter hair care
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!
Rise and shine every morning with clean skin and a bright face!
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.
Serum: the magic elixir of facial revitalisation
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?
Beauty Starts From Within
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.
Your Fool-Proof Guide to Moisturisers
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?
Last year’s Strangest Beauty trends
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).
Can You Tell Your AHA From Your BHA?
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.
You Are What You Eat, So Eat Buckwheat
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.
Focus On: Hyaluronic Acid
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.
How To Add Brightness To Your 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.
How To Apply Skincare In the Right Order
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.
Focus on Cleansing: Are you overdoing it?
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.
Dry vs Dehydrated Skin
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.
How To Reverse Time In One Step: Exfoliate
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.
All You Need To Know About Vitamin C
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.
5 New Year’s resolutions for your best skin ever
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.
Office Christmas Party Survival Guide
This time of the year is the most wonderful one, indeed. Family dinners morph into drinks with friends and it does not stop there.
Ultimate Christmas Beauty Gift Guide
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 Skin Survival Guide
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?
Skin ageing: beware of the enemies
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.
All about Photoaging
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.
Youthful look for your skin, hair and nails
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.
5 habits that cause skin ageing
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.
Skin ageing and collagen loss
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:
Anti-aging power foods for your 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.
Collagen supplement for younger looking skin
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.
Resting or Ageing overnight?
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!
Night habits that affect your skin
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!
5 ultimate anti-aging habits
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.
5 steps to protect your hair ageing from the sun
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!
Extrinsic ageing (External ageing)
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 supplement to reduce the visible signs of ageing
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.
Intrinsic ageing (Internal ageing)
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 for younger looking skin
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.
What is Collagen?
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.
Understanding how skin ages
Stages of skin ageing
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.