There might not be a lot people that are aware of the differences between the two, or you may not have even heard of the word Cosmeceutical before. What we do know is we have our lovely ‘cosmetic’ brands where make up and retail skin products sit under and then we have our pharmaceutical medications where the ingredients are active and prescribed, most often from a doctor. Cosmetics are known as the cover and coats. They cover the applied area
Skin cycle turn over, what a topic! I wonder how many people would know roughly how long our skin cells live for? Up to the age of about 25 our skin cells would turn over on average every 28 days. As we age this cycle can slow right down to 80- 120 days before we see new cells reaching the surface. This means as we age we are left with old, tired cells sitting on or face for too long.
There are many forms of pigmentation that an individual can come across. There are however a few main types that seem to pop up that can have quite an effect. Melasma which can also be known as the ‘pregnancy mask’ is a form of pigment that can take on an appearance of dark, irregular patches on the skin. It is most commonly found on the face. Mainly the cheeks, forehead and upper lip. The cause for melasma is thought to
Amongst treatments and products, hydration and diet can also have an effect on your skin. If we think of our skin as an organ, made up of cells just like any other organ of our body which needs water to function. Without water our cells certainly do not work very well. Not getting enough water can mean your skin can feel tight and dry, even flaky which can leave our skin very vulnerable. Our skin acts as a barrier to
Lipolysis is basically the breakdown of lipids. It involves hydrolysis of triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids so that our body can excrete it. Body excreting fat? Sounds amazing doesn’t it, to naturally excrete fat from our bodies. There are a few reasons why lipolysis in induced. Hormones are a big contributor and can include epinephrine (also known as Adrenaline), norepinephrine, ghrelin, growth hormone, testosterone, and cortisol. All working for different reasons in the body however can all induce the breakdown of fat.