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Resveratrol: A real anti-aging ingredient

Resveratrol is a plant compound and the parent molecule of a group of compounds known as viniferins – known to prevent fungal and bacterial infections in plants. Although resveratrol is found in at least 72 plants, it is not found in many of the edible ones; peanuts and grapes seem...
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Mandelic Acid: The AHA for all skin types

Mandelic Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bitter almonds. It has been studied extensively for its use in treating common skin issues, and can be used for a variety of skin types. With a larger molecular structure than other AHAs, mandelic acid takes longer to penetrate the skin,...
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Antioxidants in Skin Care Products

If you’ve been paying attention, or even if you haven’t, the word “Antioxidants” is used to tout everything from coffee to wine to shampoo and lotion. It’s become something that is used so often, you might not even pay attention any more – but you should! First, what exactly are...
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Feeling dry? It could be your cleanser!

If your face feels dry after washing it, your cleanser may be to blame. Cleansers are formulated to remove dirt, pollutants,  and make-up, but some ingredients might also be stripping your natural oils, leaving you with skin that feels dry or tight. But doesn’t having “squeaky clean” skin keep me...
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