Glowing, dewy skin is what most of us aspire to, especially in the summer. But with the change of season, there is usually a change in your skin, too. Your skin is your largest living organ and it relies on vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as proteins, glucose and fats, to build a strong barrier against outside toxins and fend off damage from environmental assaults.
Using natural products and moisturizing regularly are helpful, but your skincare routine is only half the battle. While research on nutrition and skin health is in the early stages, scientists are learning that what you eat can help prevent, or at least reduce, age-related wrinkles and fine lines, sun-related skin damage and other skin problems. Continue reading “5 Nutrients for Healthy and Glowing Skin”
Ortho Molecular Products is a company that focuses on supplements that work. Their commitment to efficacy produces highest levels of patient wellness. They combine evidence-based formulations and superior raw ingredients to develop supplements that noticeably enhance patient health.
Now they have formed a partnership with skin care pioneer SophytoPRO®, a skincare system available exclusively through Ortho Molecular Products. This new partnership brings together the best of nutritional supplementation with all natural, organic skin care products to help patients achieve health and beauty inside and out.
SophytoPRO® is gluten free, whole-food based and has an average of 90% organic ingredients. It is designed to support the skin’s natural environment and encourage its innate restoration and renewal mechanisms. We carry cleansers, moisturizers and serums. Continue reading “New Product: SophytoPRO® Skin Care Line”
As a mom, I am very concerned about what I am putting on my children’s skin… whether it be shampoos, diaper creams, or moisturizers. So I thought it would be interesting to take some questionable ingredients commonly found in products we use every day and find out what they do. First up, polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol (PEGs and PPGs).
These ingredients are used in many products as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. They are also popular emulsifiers – helping to mix two products that normally don’t mix together (for example, oil and water). Most cream-based products need some kind of emulsifier in them.
There are all sorts of names for these ingredients and they are used in many products on American shelves, but their safety for use in cosmetics is controversial. There are no restrictions on the use of PEGs in cosmetics in America. In the case of propylene glycol, as with many ingredients in products, it might not be the ingredient itself that is harmful, but process it goes through before it is used in a product that is the problem. Continue reading “Polyethylene Glycol & Propylene Glycol: What Are They & What are They Doing in My Moisturizer?”