• Scientific Skincare - Can You Shrink Pores
    Skincare,  Skin Concerns

    Can You Shrink Pores? – The Evidence Says Yes!

    Ahhhh pores! They are useful little fellas for the most part. However, enlarged pores are often a cosmetic concern for many people (including me). So why do some people have very visible pores while others have largely unnoticeable pores? What causes large pores? Why are the pores on my nose so big compared to the rest of my skin? Is it possible to shrink pores? And for the love of all that is good, why are the pores on my face getting bigger?! To answer your burning questions, here is everything you need to know about your facial pores… What are Pores? What are commonly referred to as ‘facial pores’…

  • Scientific Skincare - Topical Treatments For Post Inflammatory Erythema
    Skincare,  Skin Concerns

    Topical Treatments For Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE)

    We previously discussed the various different laser treatment options for Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE). However, laser treatments are often costly and come with downtime and side-effects. You will hear people claim that "you can't get rid of PIE with topical treatments, it will go away with time", but this is only partially true. There are a number of topical treatments for Post Inflammatory Erythema that can improve the appearance of PIE and fade it faster.

  • green tea serum for acne treatment
    Skincare,  Acne

    Green Tea Serum For Acne

    Many scientific studies have highlighted the beneficial effects of green tea on a variety of skin conditions. These effects are largely down to the polyphenols (antioxidant molecules) that are present in green tea. Green tea polyphenols can block the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. The latter two of which suggest a potential benefit of green tea serum for acne.  Acne Mechanism Acne is a common inflammatory skin condition characterised by blocked and inflamed hair follicles and sebaceous glands (oil glands) that results in lesions. The condition is caused by a number of overlapping factors: (1) Excessive oil production (2) A build-up of dead…

  • Scientific Skincare - 3 skin benefits of niacinamide

    3 Skin Benefits of Niacinamide

    There are many skin benefits of niacinamide and a number of reasons you should add it into your skincare routine. Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of Vitamin B3. When applied to the skin, it supports the skins barrier function. This reduces the amount of water lost through the skin and improves hydration. So, what can niacinamide do for your skin? Well, here are 3 great skin benefits...