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The study of the benefits of snail slime on the skin started in 1980 when Chilean farmers who handled snails noticed their skin was visibly smoother. When snails are agitated, they excrete a thick fluid (slime) as a means to protect themselves. The slime is packed with nutrients that are beneficial to the skin like

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I was in a beauty store some months ago and saw a skincare product by a Nigerian brand; I decided to check the ingredients list…..the first ingredient in there was WATER and there were no preservatives in it. If there is water in a formulation and no preservatives, this should be a big red flag.

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You may or may not have seen some scary photos and the term OCHRONOSIS floating around social media as a condition caused by bleaching creams. What is Ochronosis? Ochronisis describes a condition where a  characteristically dark, blue-black pigment is deposited in deep layers of the skin. What causes ochronosis? The most common type of ochronosis

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All living beings have stem cells – Plants, Animals, Humans. Stem cells are mother cells; they have the potential to become any type of cell in that organism. The stem cells found in skincare products are plant-based (not human based), so unless you are a plant trying to synthesize chlorophyll, they are not going to

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One of the main ways the skin ages is through free radical damage, also known as Oxidative stress. Free radicals are molecules with an impaired electron, which make them highly reactive. To become stable, they have to acquire another electron by taking one from another molecule. That molecule now has an unpaired electron which makes

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Did you know that moisturizers are classified in different groups, namely emollients, humectants and occlusives? “Moisturizer” is simply a generic term, which encompasses an array of creams, gels and lotions. These formulas may contain humectants, occlusives and/or emollients in their combination of ingredients. It is clinically proven that as we age, our skin loses natural

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Vitamin C is a key anti-aging skincare ingredient that helps to gently brighten and smooth your skin. It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants and helps protect your skin against free radical damage caused by the environment, which can breakdown the skin’s collagen. It also helps create scar tissue to aid the skin’s self repair.

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Our skin naturally exfoliates dead cells every day, but over time this shedding process slows down primarily as a result of age and unprotected sun exposure. This results in dull, dry, or flaky skin; clogged, enlarged pores; bumps, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and uneven skin tone.

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It was in the news recently that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a whopping $417 million to a woman who claims she developed ovarian cancer after using their baby powder for decades since she was 11. This isn’t the first time the company has been involved in a lawsuit over its popular

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Mineral oil is a colorless and odorless oil derived from petroleum (a natural substance extracted from the earth) that helps your skin retain moisture. It is an occlusive agent, which increases moisture levels by providing a physical barrier on the skin to prevent trans-epidermal water loss (moisture loss).

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