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3 Ways Retinol Can Change Your Skin

Retinol. The secret ingredient that every dermatologist loves. For those who haven’t heard of it (where have you been!), retinol is part of the vitamin A family called retinoids and very much touted the superhero ingredient for many skin problems.   FROM RETINOIC ACID TO RETINOL TODAY Discovered in milk in the early 1900s, the first study to use retinoic acid to treat acne was first published in 1943. In the 1970s, Retin-A (Tretinoin, Retinoic acid) became the first prescription cream for treatment of acne, and is still being used today. What was surprising was apart from being an extremely effective treatment for acne, older patients who were given Retin-A noticed their wrinkles became less, skins became smoother and even their pigmentation appeared lighter! But wait, retinoic acid was getting a nasty reputation for irritating skin and making some a hideous red, and this led the cosmetic industry to produce a milder form of retinoid, known as retinol. Retinol is converted to retinoic acid in the skin and many believe Continue Reading

4 Ways Fillers Can Enhance Your Face

Sink, sag and wrinkle. That’s what the natural aging process does to our faces. We lose about 10% of fat in our face at the age of 35, and up to about 10% goes again every decade after that. Not that women don’t like a sharper, chiseled visage, but losing fat around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, forehead – youthful volume essentially, can make one look old and haggard. A convenient, effective (and safe) way to bypass surgery to look younger today is the injectable hyaluronic acid filler. These are made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid molecules which the body breaks down naturally over months to years (depending on the type of filler used) so it is not permanent. So a good way to look at these is there is always room for freshening up or improving the appearance as our skin and structure changes ever so gradually over the years. So for those who feel they need to put some volume back to their faces, we’ve put together 4 ways fillers Continue Reading

Beauty Treatments Under 60 Minutes That Can Change Your Skin

Party season is approaching, and whilst most of us are looking forward to that big holiday or party, some of us might be thinking of having something done to undo the toil that work or stress has done to our appearances first. Here are the best no-nonsense treatments that topped our list because of their amazing abilities to change the skin in less than 60 minutes.   HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS Age and weight loss may rob the face of its youthful volume and leave it looking tired and old. Those with sunken cheeks and strong nasolabial lines can restore volume to their midfaces with volume high definition lift, which places hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers strategically in the cheeks, giving the midface a much-desired natural-looking lift and restore subtle, youthful curves at the same time. But that’s not all. HA fillers can be used to augment a flat nose bridge, a short or receding chin and even fill in deeply etched wrinkles. These natural fillers are biodegradable – your body breaks Continue Reading

The 5 Best Things To Do At Home For Better Skin

Skincare regimens today can be a little confusing (or excessive) for some. Seriously, there are hundreds of ingredients for every skin issue, so how does one choose? And there are only so many things we can apply to our skin everyday. Our skin is fragile and stressful lifestyles, less-than-optimal diets as well as environmental pollution cause our skin to look dull and dry. You may not be able to change these but there are certainly ways to regain that glow and radiance. So fret not, here are the simplest, yet most effective home remedies for natural, flawless-looking skin.   SECRET INGREDIENT #1 RETINOL This is the secret ingredient in every dermatologist’s beauty armoury, and the skin hero everyone needs in their skincare regime for a flawless complexion. A type of compound related to vitamin A, retinol can be found in over-the-counter skincare products and is converted to the active version once in contact with skin. It works to increase cellular turnover, stimulate production of collagen (therefore smoothens fine lines and Continue Reading

The Facelifts Of Tomorrow – Three Skin Treatments That Will Reduce Your Skin Age Drastically

The anti-aging treatments of tomorrow will relax wrinkles, smoothen out fine lines, firm the skin and even fill up lines on the face. Check out these 3 powerful doctor-approved treatments that will reduce your skin age drastically.   1. YOUTH SAVANT A youth miracle in a needle, they say. Youth Savant contains polynucleotides (PN), the building blocks of DNA required for cellular survival in our skin. Purified from salmon germ cells, our skin uses these DNA building blocks to build a natural resilience, resulting in younger, more youthful skin. Normal skin is not only subject to normal aging processes, it is also subject to inflammatory processes and damage brought on by the environment. Youth Savant contains PNs which aid in wound healing, and anti-inflammatory effects. One can expect improved skin elasticity, hydration, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, enhanced skin repair and normalization abilities, as well as improved skin tone and texture.   2. FOREVER YOUNG BBL Move over IPL, the BBL is the new multi-tasking light treatment for our skin Continue Reading