It’s All About Energy

  Mitochondria are little power houses inside your cells.  These organelles are like little engines that fuel all the metabolic activity that happens in your skin (and in the rest of your body for that matter). Mitochondria transforms nutrients (specifically glucose) and oxygen to create ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which is the energy (think gasoline in […]

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How to Hydrate Within Your Skin

Hydration is an indisputable part of all skin care treatments and home care products.  Hydration provides benefits to all skin types regardless of their skin type.  Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, Panthenol, Glycerin, Sodium PCA and many different sugars heave long been known as effective hydrators that provide precious moisture to the skin.   Because hydrators are […]

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What’s So Important about Skin Hydration?

IN A WORD: WATER Water is the basic substance in our skin and throughout our body that transports vitamins and nutrients to skin cells.  This keeps them plump, healthy, alive, resilient and younger looking.  In order for your skin to protect itself from UV radiation, micro organisms and toxic agents, it must be kept adequately […]

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How Vitamins Boost Sun Protection

HOW VITAMINS BOOST YOUR SUN PROTECTION FACTOR Sunscreens are vitally important to the health of your skin and should be applied daily, but they’re not the whole story.  There are two vitamins that have been scientifically shown to protect your skin against sun damage.  They work when applied directly on the skin, or taken internally […]

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Antioxidant Superfruits for Your Skin

By now you realize that antioxidants are essential nutrients that protect your skin and slow overall aging by capturing and neutralizing damaging free radicals.  That’s why you just ordered that freshly pressed green-drink, for its mega amounts of antioxidant vitamins. But, if you’re already eating right, keeping your skin clean, well hydrated and exfoliated will adding a serum rich in […]

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Ten Mistakes That Are Aging Your Skin

1. Not applying sunscreen properly.  By now you know to apply sunscreen every morning, winter and summer, rain or shine. But are you really applying enough to get that SPF number written on the label? Most people just skim coat their faces and think they are being protected. Really, it’s more about how much you […]

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SKINCARE MYTH #1 – Moisturizers

“Expensive Moisturizers Don’t Work Better Than Cheap Ones.”   Dermatologists often tell their patients that Vaseline is just as good as any other moisturizer. Yes it’s true that Vaseline locks in moisture, keeping it from evaporating out into the air. Maybe you could try it the next time you go skiing or find yourself in […]

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