Ingredient spotlight

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 hyaluronic acid. While some of these trendy ingredients are not that effective, hyaluronic acid’s reputation is completely justified. This skin-restoring ingredient works well for all skin types and is especially beneficial for more mature skins. Read more...

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 if you have problems with enlarged pores, an uneven skin tone or fine lines. Read more...

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 substances) that tells cells to do the wrong thing. This takes place through constant communication, with many substances telling cells how and when to function properly, and the cells then relaying that information to each other. Read more...

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 and cyclohexasiloxane. Other forms include various types of dimethicone and phenyl trimethicone. Read more...