AAA – a novel anti-ageing product?

There seems to be much excitement about this new anti-ageing compound.  Generally, i roll my eyes when i hear about a new “wrinkle cream” because some are based on shoddy science and poor formulations; but this one has promise. Apparently, it does something which is the holy grail for any anti-ageing formula; it increases collagen […]

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What’s a good cosmetic product? And what is a poor one ?

It’s fair to say this is very difficult for the average person.  There are so many products out there with so many claims and glossy packaging. Even if you get on the Internet to do your own research, half the sites are full of second hand information which may or may not be reliable. The […]

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sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)- a warning

It may surprise some of you but there a lot of products out there which contain known irritants; or at least substances suspected to be irritants. I see you pull a face and gasp “why are they still sold then?”. Well, because people still buy them and they are not illegal to sell. An example […]

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Acne and Zinc – A weird link.

Acne is one of the most psychologically scarring skin conditions. It often starts in adolescence, but usually resolves as people enter adulthood. It is usually triggered by hormones such as Testosterone or Estrogen, with diet and other factors playing a role. Off course genetics play a huge role too. I stumbled across a paper yesterday which […]

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