Tag Archives: skin care

What your skin really needs with Dr Johanna Ward

Confused about what you need in you skincare regime? Dr Johanna Ward has the answers.   With so many brands and so much conflicting advice on what you ‘must have’ in a skin care regime it’s not surprising people are confused about what they should be doing to keep their skin in good health. Fortunately Dr Johanna Ward, a self-confessed skin care ‘geek’, GP, cosmetic doctor and founder of the skin care brand ZENii, is here to help. She has two main messages when it comes to skin care: keep it simple nourish your skin from the inside as well…

How menopause affects your skin, hair and nails

How does menopause affect your skin, hair and nails? Dr Naomi Potter explains what it does and what can help. Menopause is so much more than hot flushes and night sweats. There are more than 40 symptoms that signal declining oestrogen levels, and many affect our skin, hair and nails. As skin is the body’s largest organ it plays an important role in keeping us healthy, so it’s vital that we keep it in good condition. Here Harley Street Emporium’s Dr Naomi Potter, a London-based GP with a special interest in menopause, runs through some of the common skin symptoms she…

Skin care myths and tips for healthy skin

Not sure where the truth lies when it comes to skin care? Our Skin-tellectuals sort the fact from fiction on some common questions. Q. Do you need to change you skin care routine in Summer? According Dr Bhavjit Kaur from the Health and Aesthetics Clinic in London there can be an argument for changing some of your regime as the weather warms up. As temperatures rise some people may find their skin produces more oil and if this is an issue she suggests swapping your usual cleanser for a salicylic acid cleanser. Salicylic acid helps control oil production, fight the…

Retinol Rules: How to use retinol products properly- Dr Tympanidis explains

Retinol Rules: Dermatologist Dr Penelope Tympanidis explains how to use it properly. If there’s only one secret to youthful even skin tone, retinol would be it. It is the only active ingredient that is proven to reset the function of the skin cells, and it can deliver  impressive results – provided it is applied correctly. And there are many myths and misconceptions about when and how retinol – or Vitamin A -products should be used. It is a tricky ingredient that can initially cause flakey, dry and irritated skin, but these can be minimised if certain rules are followed. To…

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…

Skin health: can supplements help?

Do you need supplements for your skin? Dr Johanna Ward explains why a well balanced diet isn’t enough these days. The British public spend around £700 million on dietary vitamins and supplements each year, so Brits clearly love supplements. But do they really work or can we get all of the nutrients we need for great skin from a well balanced diet? I will endeavour to answer these questions in this blog and address how certain supplements can benefit your skin and give you a metabolic tune up. A BIT OF THE SCIENCE  All cells in our bodies need a…

Tebiskin Cytoceuticals

Welcome to the world of Tebiskin®. This is an exclusive brand of ‘Cytoceuticals’ – that is products that are formulated and targeted to act effectively at a cellular level to ensure the best skincare results. Tebiskin® Cytoceuticals are prescription strength products that are medically tested, trialled and proven and as such are only available with the recommendation of a doctor. If you are interested in Tebiskin Products please take the Skin Care Test and our reviewing doctor will be able to recommend the best products for your skin concerns. The range of products includes products for rosacea sensitive skin acne…

Photo Dynamic Therapy and Actinic Keratosis

What is Photo Dynamic Therapy and how can it help with actinic/solar keratosis? Fiona Clark runs through her experience with the treatment.   I confess, I am a sun worshiper, but it’s taken its toll on my skin. Back in the day, as they say,  when I was a child (think late 1960’s here) there was no sunscreen except zinc cream – a thick white paste that smelt awful and once you reached teenage years was not a great look. Consequently I spent most of my youth with a blistering nose and burnt cheeks and shoulders. Even when the clear…

Why you need sunscreen every day

Sunscreen isn’t just for summer holidays. Dr Zara Kassam PhD explains why you need it every day. When you pack for a summer holiday, no do doubt your sunscreen has its spot next to your beach wear. But good sun protection isn’t just for the beach. No matter where you are a daily Sun Protection Factor (SPF) all year round is vital for protecting the skin against the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. And if you are not wearing sunscreen every day, it’s time to rethink that decision as sun exposure is the number one cause of skin aging.…

What can Green Tea do for your skin

It’s not just a drink anymore, green tea is increasingly found in skincare products. Dr Zara Kassam PhD finds out why. Green tea has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of ailments from digestive problems to depression, but it’s also been revered for its beauty enhancing properties for generations. It’s an antioxidant which has the added benefits of being antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and as a result various claims have been made about it ranging from its anti-aging and wound healing abilities to its anti-acne properties. What is it about green tea that makes it so…

Essential oils: can they really benefit my skin?

They may have been used for centuries because of their ‘healing powers’ but what evidence is there that essential oils can truly help? Dr A. Bolin takes a look. With so many claims to fame for natural essential oils, how many are really true?  Will they do miraculous feats of transformation to make you achieve eternal youth? All hype and no science? Does the truth lie somewhere in between? Plant essential oils: what properties do they really have? Plant essential oils do actually have properties that range from being anti-bacterial (anti-microbial), antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, insecticidal and fungicidal. They also have…

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Harley Street Emporium’s mission is to provide you with editorially independent information so you can make the informed decisions about your skincare treatments, procedures or products. We do not review products but instead focus on the science behind them. There is no advertorial – all the information is written by our team of writers and is unbiased, trustworthy and based on best medical practices or available evidence. And the same goes for the products on the site. They are: formulated by the best in their field (mostly medical professionals) with ingredients in the right concentrations to ensure they are effective, are…