Skin Care & Synthetic Ingredients

Skin Care & Synthetic Ingredients

When it comes to skin care, we’ve been conditioned by the media to avoid any products containing “synthetic” ingredients. Mostly due to fear mongering and attempts to sell their own “natural” products, many companies have convinced the public that all synthetics are harmful, toxic and hazardous to our health. While this can be true for some types of synthetic ingredients, including phthalates and parabens, this…

Antioxidants - The Perfect Defense

Skin Care: Antioxidants – The Perfect Defense

You have no doubt heard about the wonders of antioxidants and how they can help to protect your body from free-radical damage. But what exactly is a free-radical and how does it effect our skin? A free radical is any molecule or atom that is missing an electron in its outer shell. This “unstable” molecule will then attack and destroy surrounding healthy molecules to gain…

Skin Care: The Wonders of Peptides

You’ve probably been hearing plenty about peptides in skin care. But what exactly are they and what do they really do? Peptides are the building blocks of proteins and are made up of long and short chains of amino acids. These active molecules send signals to your cells instructing them how to perform and function. Due to age, environment and other factors, these signals can…

Vitamin C Dilemma & Antioxidant Serums

The Vitamin C Dilemma & Antioxidant Serums

Understand why Vitamin C in skin care can be effective, or have no effect at all.  Important information for those looking for a highly effective antioxidant serum for their private label skin care line. Vitamin C has been used throughout history to help heal and cure numerous internal and external ailments, while being a staple nutrient for overall health.  While its internal benefits are impressive, its external…