Did You Know? Aging

There are two types of aging: Intrinsic and Extrinsic. Intrinsic aging is also referred to as chronological aging. This natural aging process is responsible for about 20% of aging and is very difficult to control because it is determined by genes. It is the reason some people begin to see...

Did You Know? Vitamin C

Applying Vitamin C to the skin is 20 times more effective than ingesting it orally. In Tibet during the Tang Dynasty women rubbed the golden-orange berries of the sea buckhorn plant on their faces and hands to fight the outward signs of aging. Native Americans made a Vitamin C rich...

Did You Know? Aloe Vera

The earliest records of aloe vera being used by humans appear in Egyptian medical papyrus from the 16th Century BC. In ancient Egypt, aloe vera was referred to as β€œthat plant of immortality.” Cleopatra and Nefertiti, two queens of Egypt, used aloe to keep their skin soft. Aloe was also...

Did You Know? Epidermal Cells

Epidermal stem cells are responsible for the everyday regeneration of the different layers of the epidermis. These cells are located in the basal layer and make up approximately 7% of the cells in your epidermis. Swiss apple stem cell PhytoCell Tec Malus Domestica was one of the first plant derived...

Did You Know? Sebum (Skin Oil)

Sebum (the medical term for skin’s oil) is an essential part of healthy, youthful looking skin. Anyone who suffers from oily skin and acne knows that excess sebum can be a real problem. When follicles become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells bacteria grows and causes acne breakouts. Yet...

Did You Know? UV Rays and Melanin

Temperature does not dictate the amount of UV emitted from the sun. This means that on a sunny winter's day you can still get sunburned! UV Radiation is the part of the electromagnetic (light) spectrum that reaches the earth from the sun. There are three classifications of UV light: UVA,...

Did You Know? Cellulite

80-90% of post-adolescent females suffer from cellulite? The word cellulite was first used in VOGUE magazine in the 1960’s and refers to the undesirable bumpy, orange peel appearance most commonly found on the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. Cellulite is caused by the way tissue beneath your skin traps fat. Women’s...

Did You Know? Oxygen

In pre-historic times the earth's atmosphere contained oxygen levels of up to 35%. Today, thanks to the Industrial Revolution and deforestation, that number has decreased to approximately 21% and in some major cities as low as 17%! Oxygen is vital to the survival of every cell in our body. In...

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Did You Know? Keratin and Skin

Hooves, claws, horns and even the shells of turtles and spines of porcupines are composed of keratin, the same cells that make up our skin, hair and nails. New skin cells are formed in the basal layer, the lowest layer of the epidermis. These new cells gradually push their way...