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Our philosophy regarding skincare has always been to support and protect the skin, not abuse it. We believe in non-invasive treatments combined with a consistent at-home regimen that treat your specific skin conditions.In the quest to look younger, many people turn to aggressive treatments which can result in a thinner lipidic layer, frozen muscles and a dull complexion. Botox, although not considered “invasive”, is a big culprit. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, therefore the injected muscle cannot contract. This makes the wrinkles relax and soften. The effect from botox lasts approximately 3 to 6 months, in...

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Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins that the skin needs to look and function its best (ex. collagen, keratin, and elastin.) Lab engineered peptides are used in skincare to send signals to the cells to create more collagen and elastin. The consistent use of products containing these peptides can lead to plumper, firmer skin.There are many types of peptides and peptide compounds that work differently. So depending on your skincare concern, there is a peptide or combination of peptides that target specific conditions including:Oligopeptides induce and stimulate new collagen growth.Hexapeptides inhibit the...

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Rosacea is one of the world’s most common skin conditions and is said to affect over 415 million people all across the globe. Some of its most recognisable symptoms include facial flushing and redness, sensitivity to water or skincare products, dry skin, itchiness and irritation. While there is no cure, there are many ways to manage it. Understanding what it is and what triggers it is the first step. Rosacea is an extremely common, chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes redness and in some cases, pus-filled red bumps on the skin. While rosacea can occur in anyone, it most commonly affects women...

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Of the four basic types of skin – normal, dry, combination and oily – it’s the latter that seems to attract the most attention. For those who suffer from it, oily skin can be incredibly difficult to deal with, and thanks to its association with acne, is often responsible for severe lapses in confidence. Not that oily skin is all bad news. Although it may trigger self-consciousness and lead to breakouts, it also has many practical benefits to those it affects. What are they and just how should oily skin be properly managed, both at home and by a professional?...

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We put our skin through a lot of things that can damage it including stress, sugar, smoking etc. But one of the most unhealthy things you can subject your skin to on a daily basis is improper exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, especially in the summer or in warm, sunny climates when we tend to be outdoors in direct sunlight for more than 30 minutes. . . There are three types of rays that are damaging to our skin: UVA rays age skin cells, can damage their DNA, and can play a role in skin cancer formation. These rays penetrate more...

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