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Arbutin: New Generation Skin Brightener

imageIn a recent study, researchers found that the number one skin concern that made women appear older is uneven skin tone- age spots and ruddy skin texture actually age you more than fine lines. Many products that promise to brighten, tone, and add luminosity can be too harsh or drying for those with sensitive skin. For a while, hydroquinone was the “miracle” skin-lightening ingredient—until it was declared a carcinogenic by the FDA. So the new lightener took its place, Arbutin, the secret skin brightener you’ve never heard of. Vitamin C, kojic acid, licorice are all great natural brighteners, but there are a few reasons why arbutin is so much better. While hydroquinone works by killing the cells that produce pigmentation and melanin, arbutin inhibits the enzymes that stimulate pigment-producing cells. Read More

The Latest Solar Skin Defenders!

Sticky, smelly, and pasty SPF formulas of yesteryear are long gone, thanks to a new wave of technology! And it’s not just the standard spritz formulations I am into sunscreen now comes in many different forms to fit your lifestyle and beauty routine. Since SPF 15 doesn’t cut it anymore with the FDA’s new regulations, doctors and dermatologists alike recommend a broad-spectrum formulation of at least 30. I’ve done the research, read on and find the one for you. To see the product click on the image. Read More