Cape Town: Beautiful Skin – exclusive guide by Dr Des Fernandes, one of the world’s leading experts on skin care Scientists are promising us that we are going to live longer but who wants to live longer if it only … Continue reading
Cardiospermum Dry Skin Eye Gel is the first treatment developed specifically for eczema effecting skin around the eye. This kind of eczema, known as blepharitis, is common in people who suffer from eczema or atopic dermatitis elswehere on their skin, … Continue reading
Beauty from the inside out in the buzz for 2008. Whilst it is the creams and lotions of major high street brands that tend to grab the headlines, there are some more traditional remedies that people have been using for … Continue reading
London: Nina Goad of the British Skin Foundation gives you the facts on how smoking prematurely ages skin: Cigarette smoking has long been associated with increased risk of many health problems including lung disease and cancer, heart attacks and stroke, … Continue reading
São Paulo: Scientists in Brazil claim that coffee is a miracle cure for cellulite. In a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology eight out of ten women who used a cream containing a caffeine solution every day for … Continue reading
London: Laresse new dermal filler from the US and which says it is the most technologically advanced has launched in Europe. It is synethetically made from absorbable medical polymers, bio-polymer which uses such small particles that it can be … Continue reading
London: The Oxyjet Correction Facial is a new anti-ageing treatment that breathes life into stressed and ageing skin. It is a special and intensive anti-ageing treatment for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, especially under the eyes, as well as softening … Continue reading
London: Health and beauty guru Janet Ginnings of London’s Curzon Street has created Indian Infusion, a collection of skincare products based on recipes her mother taught her as a child, at home in India. Born in Bhopal, India, Janet learned … Continue reading
Glamorous girls hands work hard surely they deserve some extra special TLC with Johnson’s Baby Soothing Naturals Intense Moisture Cream and according to to a survey this is what girls in the UK do to their hands in just one … Continue reading
Nanoparticles used in some sun tan lotions have been found to affect mice brains by upsetting the chemical balance and possibly causing brain damage, says new US research. The US Environmental Protection Agency study, published on the website Nature.com, looked … Continue reading
Los Angeles: Several of the world’s leading manufacturer’s of sun creams are being sued in a US court accused of exposing users to the risk of cancer. In a lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court the makers of … Continue reading
London: Europe’s leading dermaceutical company, Pangaea Laboratories, has launched a new skincare range containing the latest wrinkle-busting technology. Medik8®, consists of 24 products combining cutting-edge biotechnology (use of fat based delivery systems, liposomes) with the latest dermaceutical peptide ingredients. All … Continue reading
New York: Health watchdogs in the UK and US are calling for more research into the new “nano” anti-ageing creams. The US’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK’s most prestigious scientific body, the Royal Society, want further research … Continue reading
New York: Emma Samms, the former Dynasty actress, is the glamorous face of Isolagen, a unique skin rejvenation system, that harnesses a person’s own cells and grows them to rejuvenate wrinkles. This is the Isolagen process in detail: Isolagens patented … Continue reading
New York: A new cream, containing a synthetic antioxidant, said to be the most powerful yet, has been launched by US company Allergan. The price tag of US$110 an ounce has not deterred purchasers who are going on waiting lists … Continue reading
A moisturiser and a supplement which is used to improve memory and protect the liver.
A natural skin-lightening agent found in a Japanese mushroom. It works by blocking the formation of pigment. It is used for toning the skin, lightening age spots, freckles and general pigmentation problems on the face and body.
A synthetic antioxident that resembles co-enzyme Q-10 but has smaller molecules, allowing to be more easily absorbed by the skin. Its manufacturers claim it is more powerful than any known antioxident.
DMAE DMAE, or dimethylaminoethanol (chemical name deanol), is a compound found in high levels in oily fish such as anchovies, sardines and salmon. It is also produced in small amounts by the human brain. It is sold as a food … Continue reading
Beta Glucan is a powerful immune stimulator which is also effective in the diet in preventing coronary heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol levels. It is found in mushrooms, barley, oats and yeast.
For the food sources and explanations of these supplements see Diet and also Anti-Ageing Elixirs Vitamins: A, B complex including folate acid and biotin,C (L-Asorbic Acid and Ascorbyl Palmitate) and vitamin E Minerals:Calcium, chromium, magnesium, selenium and zinc Amino Acids … Continue reading
Like vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxident
This is a combination of Vitamin C with palmitic acid (a fatty acid derived from palm oil) which is more easily absorbed by the skin. It is a powerful antioxident which can help skin heal, particularly skin which has been … Continue reading
An antioxident which is applied to the skin to neutralise free radicals. Topical Vitamin C encourages collagen production and repair. But can burn and irritate the skin as well as loosing its potency when exposed to the air.
Deritivatives of Vitamin A such as retinyl palmitate and retinly linoleate have gained popularity with manufacturers becausethey are thought to work like Retin A but with less irritation.