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Hitchhikers guide to skincare in your 40’s and beyond

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Skin inYour 40s: Discover how your skin changes & what can help.   We’re often made to feel that the older we get, the less content with our physical appearance we should be. But in reality, there are so many simple ways to feel beautiful, no matter what your age—and great skincare is one of them. But navigating the complicated world of skincare as you age can be challenging, especially if it’s not your area of expertise. If you need a little guidance on how to look great at 40 and beyond, we can help. How…

Are we in the midst of a skincare revolution or is it just massaging the facts?

Are your skin care products undergoing a revolution? With all this talk about latest scientific research and cutting edge patented technology are today’s products really any different? Self-confessed skeptic, Dr Haran Sivapalan, finds out.  For thousands of years, people have covered themselves with various substances in an effort to prevent dry skin. As far back as 150AD, the Ancient Roman physician Galen mixed molten beeswax with olive oil and rose water – and was credited as the inventor of the first cold cream. Galen’s concoction likely worked because the rose water hydrated the skin, while the beeswax and olive oil…

Do wrinkle smoothing peptide creams really work?

The market is awash with peptide products claiming everything from boosting collagen to botox-like wrinkle smoothing, but how well to they actually work? Dr Haran Sivapalan finds out. Everyone seemingly wants younger looking skin. In 2013, consumers in the U.S. alone spent a massive $2.1 bn on anti-ageing creams. And in the UK research shows that women spend, on average, a whooping £140,000 over their lives on hair and skincare.  With such high demand, there is clearly a pressure on cosmetics manufacturers to continually produce innovative products to secure their share of this ever-growing market. Tea extract, vitamins, collagen extracts –…

What are the top five ingredients to look for in skin care?

What are the top 5 ingredients you need in your skincare regime? Rosie Taylor finds out. There are thousands of skincare products out there and the list of ingredients can be baffling. But there are some key ingredients that experts agree are vital for smooth, clear skin and to fight signs of ageing. Here’s our list of the 5 essentials for great skincare:  1. VITAMIN C What is it? Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is a naturally occurring antioxidant which we need for cell growth. We get it through our diet – citrus fruit, berries and dark leafy…