Do you know your kojic acid from your glycolic acid? Discover everything you need to know about kojic acid and why it's so good for hyperpigmentation.
Hailed as one of skincare’s all-time superheroes with most dermatologists wielding it as their top skincare tool (- along with SPF, of course), retinol is one of the most effective ingredients in the modern skincare kit. It helps accelerate skin cell turnover, reduce inflammation, diminish hyperpigmentation, and stimulate collagen production, promoting smoother, firmer, brighter skin. In short, it’s one of the best ingredients to use in all anti-aging skincare rituals.
While many ingredients and products recommended to address skin concerns are for the most part, the same for all skin tones, there are some conditions that can be problematic for people with more richly-melanated skin. Discover skincare tips for darker skin tones
Whether you have serious hyperpigmentation or simply wish your complexion wasn’t so blah, almost everyone wants to brighten dull skin. Especially in the winter, when temperatures drop and we’re forced to deal with an extra dry epidermis. Sure, adding in a heavy duty moisturizer can help replenish lost moisture, but that’s not going to give you that coveted lit from within glow. Lucky for you, we have 5 easy tips to help boost your glow for a more radiant complexion.
The more popular something becomes, the more people try to cheapen or 'dupe' it. The same goes for skincare. We’ve seen a rise in both interest and general knowledge of skincare routines, formulas and products, yet we continue to see clients who insist on creating DIY formulas for skin concerns that could easily be remedied with the right over the counter product. You may think that making your own products is the answer, but we’re here to (gently) remind you that it’s not. Though you’ll never catch us recommending lemon, honey and baking soda as a facial cleanser/mask, there is one frequently promoted ingredient that receives love from both professionals and DIYers alike, and that's Witch Hazel.
Let's talk dark spots: tons of people have them and tons of people want them gone. Scientifically, this skin concern is known as hyperpigmentation and can result from scars, sun burns and even pregnancy. But even if addressing hyperpigmentation isn’t your number one concern, no one can say no to a fresh, glowing complexion. So, how do you brighten skin and lighten dark spots? Read on to learn more.
At some point in your life, you’ll be unhappy with your skin. Whether it’s while fighting bouts of blemishes as a teen, wrestling with dark spots during pregnancy or attempting to slow the unstoppable signs of aging as an adult, it will happen and it will likely happen more than once throughout several stages of life. But don’t lose hope just yet. There is one category of products that offers a strong chance of fighting (and beating) your most unfavorable skin concerns. You may or may not be familiar with them but it’s never too early to learn. So, without further ado, let’s talk about SERUMS.
As our skin cells regenerate in their normal life cycle, old/dead cells naturally slough away, giving way to new cells. This natural process slows down as we age, causing dead cells to build up on skin’s surface, resulting in dry and dull looking skin.
When you're in the mood to #treatyoself, what does your budget allow for? Do you like to save up for an occasional big spend or would you rather pick up more frequent, lower priced items?
While many people might immediately think of aging as the most common skin concern, hyperpigmentation is not far behind. And it’s no wonder, as hyperpigmentation can raise a woman’s perceived age by up to twenty years!
Our focus for Spring 2018 is promoting your healthiest skin through improved hydration levels. To get the most out of your moisturizer, you should be using one year-round, morning and night. And if you’re not doing so already, now is the perfect time to start!
While you generally have one skin type, you can have multiple skin concerns. These conditions can come or go, change or advance. Zero in on your unique concerns by answering the following question, 'If you could change anything about your skin, what would it be?'
We all know that using great products for your skin is important. Non-toxic, paraben, aroma and dye-free are all great when choosing a proper skincare regimen, but what about your food consumption? Did you know that excess sugar found in most junk foods and sodas can be the reason you’re having those breakouts with hard-to-extract pimples and pustules? Sugar can actually cross-link the proteins in our skin, making our sebum (natural oils) thicker and harder, and excess sodium found in many processed foods can leave your skin dehydrated, which depletes collagen and elastin production, leading to early signs of aging.
As we say 'so long' to summer, it’s also time to say 'hello' to products that help brighten and treat our skin after months in the sun. glo therapeutics offers several brightening and lightening options that can help repair and illuminate your complexion for a bright & beautiful start for fall.
One of the most common skin concerns our clients want to address is dark spots. Also known as age spots or sun spots, these pesky problems are one of the first signs of aging, sometimes even before wrinkles or loss of elasticity.