Moisturizing and hydrating: Glycerin

skincare-ingredients

Overview: – neutral, colourless, thick liquid which freezes to a thick paste – powerful degreaser and a natural by-product of soap making – make the bubbles in bubble bath last longer – skin-friendly humectant which attracts water to the skin – provide lubrication and acts as a humectant – natural remedy for yeast and fungal infections – highly stable…

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Anti-aging: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

skincare-ingredients

Overview – an active ingredient derived from fruit acids – may be naturally occurring or synthetic – common AHAs include:     > glycolic acid from sugar cane    > lactic acid from milk    > citric acid from citrus fruits – less common AHAs include:    > malic acid from apples     > tartaric acid from wine – helps exfoliate the top…

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Collagen production: L-Ascorbic Acid

skincare-ingredients

Overview – the only useful form of vitamin C in skin care products – a potent antioxidant proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen  – strengthens the capillaries and cell walls – protect both beta-carotene and Vitamin E from oxidation – easily absorbed by the skin and can stay for up to 72 hours – is unstable and…

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Gentle skin care: Calendula

skincare-ingredients

Prelude Using flowers in skin care is increasingly becoming more common.  In fact, most if not all natural or organic skin care manufacturers these days use extracts taken from fresh flowers as active ingedients in their product range.  Apart from the fact that they are natural ingredients, using flowers in skin care recipes is great because it…

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