Category: Ingredient Focus

ABC of Skin Health

Benefits of Vitamin A Vitamin A is still considered the Gold Standard of anti-ageing ingredients by Dermatologists worldwide. There are several derivatives of Vitamin A

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Know Your Ingredients

Know Your Ingredients

What are the 3 most important factors to take into account when choosing your skincare products? Ingredients Performance Budget Dermastore® was the first online store

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Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Upon visiting the NeoStrata® headquarters in Princeton USA in 2014, I had the privilege of meeting the two famous doctors who founded the NeoStrata® company

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Inside Natural Growth Factors

What are Growth Factors? Essentially, they are proteins secreted by all cell types. They regulate cellular growth, proliferation and differentiation under controlled conditions. They play

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Active Ingredients - Low & Slow

Cosmeceuticals are highly sophisticated skincare products with scientifically proven active ingredients which are formulated to make a difference to your skin and they are usually

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What is Arbutin?

Arbutin is a naturally occurring derivative of hydroquinone. It is believed to be one of the best alternatives to hydroquinone as it provides the skin-lightening

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Hydroquinone Products & Creams

In recent years there have been numerous reports of Asian cosmetic companies, mainly from China, selling skincare creams containing Hydroquinone in informal shops across South

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What is an Antioxidant?

You could call antioxidants your internal bodyguards when it comes to preventing and protecting your skin and cells, literally from the inside out. They can

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