Ingredient spotlight

What are ceramides and how do they help skin?

What are ceramides and how do they help skin?

Ceramides are often used as an anti-ageing ingredient in skincare products, but what exactly are they and how do they work? Read on to discover answers to your ...

6 Retinol myths busted

6 Retinol myths busted

We're often asked about the claim that AHA and BHA exfoliants "deactivate" or reduce the effectiveness of retinol. We've also read similar cautionary statements in beauty magazines that retinol works ...

Alcohol In Skincare: The Facts

Alcohol In Skincare: The Facts

There is so much incomplete or misleading information online, it's easy to believe that alcohol-based moisturisers or treatments aren't really all that bad for your skin. Formulas loaded with alcohol ...

Are Natural & Organic Ingredients Better for Your Skin?

Are Natural & Organic Ingredients Better for Your Skin?

Many people believe natural and organic ingredients are better for the skin but the truth is this belief has no factual basis or scientific legitimacy.

Cell-communicating ingredients

Cell-communicating ingredients

For all parts of our bodies to work properly, including skin cells, each cell must know how to perform the correct action at the correct time—and, hopefully, to ignore the information (in the form of messenger ...

Everything you need to know about retinol: over-the-counter and prescrip­tion products

Everything you need to know about retinol: over-the-counter and prescrip­tion products

Retinol, better known as vitamin A, is great for your skin. But because there are so many different retinol products available, we can imagine you have questions and find it difficult to choose between them. Our information will help you...

Hyaluronic acid: a blessing for your skin

Hyaluronic acid: a blessing for your skin

It seems as if there is always some new breakthrough ingredient that is the biggest skincare ingredient of the moment. The latest product to hit the shelves is ...

Niacinamide improves your skin

Niacinamide improves your skin

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is not yet as well-known as retinol (vitamin A) or vitamin C, but this ingredient has a lot to offer your skin. Whether in your serum, cream or other product: niacinamide is fantastic ...

How vitamin c helps your skin

How vitamin c helps your skin

Some skincare ingredients are so remarkable for skin they deserve special attention and vitamin C is one of those ingredients. On this page, we will tell you about the results you can expect from vitamin C, whether one form is better than the other and how you can...

The essential role of omega fatty acids

The essential role of omega fatty acids

Essential to our overall health, omega fatty acids have been proven to deliver remarkable benefits when applied topically to skin. Read on to discover more about ...

Retinol (vitamin a) against wrinkles

Retinol (vitamin a) against wrinkles

Retinol is one of the best studied skincare ingredients. It has attracted a lot of attention in the world of skincare. And rightly so, as research has shown that the skin benefits greatly from using it...

Silicone in skincare

Silicone in skincare

There are numerous forms of silicones used in cosmetic products, particularly leave-on skin-care products and all manner of hair-care products. Perhaps the most common forms of silicone are cyclopentasiloxane ...

What Strength Retinol Should I Use?

What Strength Retinol Should I Use?

Retinol is a research-backed, proven anti-ageing ingredient. Everybody can benefit from using it, but what strength should you use? Put simply, how much retinol your ...

What are peptides and what do they do for your skin?

What are peptides and what do they do for your skin?

Peptides are one of the most talked-about ingredients in the field of anti-ageing skincare. When applied to your skin, they demonstrate remarkable benefits, revitalising your skin and making it more resilient and stronger.

What are amino acids?

What are amino acids?

Amino acids play an important role in maintaining your overall health and getting beautiful skin. There are many amino acids, but only 20 are really important for...

5 reasons to choose antioxidants

5 reasons to choose antioxidants

Antioxidants have many benefits for skin. In fact, you can never have too many! Antioxidants protect your skin from the damaging effects of pollution, keeping your skin resilient, radiant and younger-looking. This article breaks down the 5 most important benefits of antioxidants when it comes to skincare...