Archive for September, 2010

What is an Alpha Hydroxy Exfoliator?

Posted on September 16, 2010 with No Comments

We have heard a lot lately about alpha hydroxy, our main question is can it be used as an exfoliator? AH has been popular in the anti aging family for some time now. It is used in everything from serums to lotions, to help rebuild damaged skin. It is an acid much like glycolic or lactic acid, the only difference is it is made from fruit. But our question is can it be used as an exfoliator.

The simple answer is yes, the way it works is by getting rid of the top layer of dead skin cells. By doing this it helps stimulate new cell growth. This can be done by using a product with alpha hydrody in it for periods of time. It is used in small percentages as too not burn or irritate the skin. It will also make your skin more sensitive to UV light so make sure you use sunscreen if you are going to be outdoors for long periods of time.

In only a couple of weeks you will notice your skin looking and feeling younger. AHA can be found in everything from serums to face masks and all result in a more youthful appearance. Another thing AH is good for is reducing dark spots on the skin such as age spots or freckles as well. So next time your looking for an anti aging product look for a good alpha hydroxy exfoliator for younger looking skin.  Read this article to learn how alpha hydroxy works on acne.

Idebenone Face Creams: What You Should Know

Posted on September 10, 2010 with No Comments

Idebenone has been in the mix a lot lately if you follow skin care products closely. So we decided to take a closer look at it to see if it can really help your skin. Like everything else we need to start at the beginning. Idebenone face creams have been around for a long time, but until advances in science we didn’t quite understand how it worked. After tons of research the common consensus was that it helped cells reproduce faster causing the effects of aging to slow down and in some cases stop.

It’s antioxidant properties our outstanding which means it is great at fighting free radicals and other environment stresses.

This is the same properties that helps it get rid of wrinkles as well. Researches found out that a great way to transfer the Idebenone into the skin was through a cream with emu oil in it. Emu oil is a carrier oil and carries the Idebenone deep into the skin for faster results.

While doing this it helps give you more vibrant skin. Idebenone face creams are easy to find, but finding one with emu oil in it as well can be a chore. It also uses vitamin C to help repair skin and make it more healthy.

Overall Idebenone has been proven to help smooth, firm and tighten skin around the eyes and facial area. It is great for rebuilding skin that has been damaged by the sun or other external elements, and best of all it is an excellent moisturizer.