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The future of aesthetics

What does the future hold for the beauty and aesthetics industries? See what experts say is trending   The beauty industry is big – in fact it’s estimated to be $675 billion big by 2021. By comparison the aesthetics component is a drop in the ocean, coming it at around $17bn by 2023. But where will we be spending our money? According to research done by Safety in Beauty founder, Antonia Mariconda, there are significant changes afoot. She surveyed 100 industry leaders to get their opinions of where these closely related industries are heading, and here’s what she found. Top…

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Harley Street Emporium – Your Complete Aesthetics Guide Harley Street Emporium is your complete aesthetics guide.  It’s a website where you can find a doctor, find information and buy the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. It features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and cosmetic treatments. It also has a glossary of ingredients which tells consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns associated with them. It also has a shop section which showcases evidence-based products – mostly…

Is all that glitters good for you: a guide to glitter make up

Whether it’s festival time, the festive season or just a big night out – who doesn’t like a bit of glitter to brighten things up a bit? But how safe are these sparkly bits and the glue that sticks them on? Dr Zara Kassam finds out. Who doesn’t love glitter? Our love for glitter dates to the Ancient Egyptians, who used mica dust as sparkly makeup. Glitter has become one of the biggest makeup trends for 2017, from festival looks to a night out on the town, we can’t seem to get enough of it. However, one of the biggest…

Microencapsulation-how it’s changing skincare

Good things may now come in small skincare packages. Daniel Judd looks at how packaging ingredients into micro-capsules could benefit your skin. There’s a quiet revolution going on at a cosmetics counter near you. You may have heard the buzzword – micro-encapsulation. It’s a big word for packaging ingredients into tiny capsules that will either better preserve or release ingredients into the skin in a very different way from what we’re used to. Cosmetics can be tricky things to build. Many of the ingredients you love, your antioxidants, your vitamins, your nutrients and your fragrances all have problems that limit…

Should you worry if alcohol is in your skincare products?

Should you worry when you see ‘alcohol’ listed as an ingredients in your skincare products? Not necessarily. Zara Kassam explains why. Most of us turn to the internet for advice on skincare these days, but there’s a lot of deceptive information out there – especially when it comes to alcohol in skincare products. It’s easy to assume that alcohol would bad for skin as it dries it out, but that’s not necessarily the case – some do serve a purpose and can even be beneficial. So what is the function of alcohol in skincare? Well, Alcohols are introduced into skincare for…

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Harley Street Emporium is a website where you can find a doctor, find information on perimenopause and menopause, women’s health and skin care. We feature the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. Consumers can also book with some of the UK’s best menopause doctors, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners. Harley Street Emporium features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and treatments. The site also features a glossary of ingredients telling consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns…