• Scientific Skincare - Scientific Sunscreen Guide Part II: How is Sunscreen Tested?

    How Is Sunscreen Tested? SPF vs UVA-PF: Scientific Sunscreen Guide Part II.

    How do we know how effective a sunscreen is at protecting our skin from UV radiation? How is sunscreen tested? What do SPF and UVA-PF stand for? What's the difference between the two? So many sunscreen-related questions, so little time! In part II of this three-part scientific sunscreen guide we are looking at how sunscreen is tested and how to work out which sunscreens will offer better protection (particularly UVA protection).

  • Scientific Skincare - Scientific Sunscreen Guide Part I: The Importance of Sunscreen

    The Importance Of Sunscreen: Scientific Sunscreen Guide Part I.

    Daily sunscreen use is on the rise as people begin to realise just how damaging UV radiation can be for the skin. However, there is still plenty of confusion regarding how to choose a sunscreen with good UV protection. Is a moisturiser with added SPF ok? Are physical sunscreens better than chemical? How do you know whether a sunscreen is broad-spectrum? Are higher SPFs always better? How do you know how good a sunscreen is at protecting against UVA damage? Do you need to worry about visible light or infra-red? Should you wear sunscreen indoors? These are just a small selection of the hundreds of possible questions that may go…

  • Scientific Skincare - Skincare Ingredients That Work Better Together
    Skincare,  Skincare Layering

    Skincare Ingredients That Work Better Together (12 Combinations Based on 60+ Research Studies).

    Layering and mixing skincare ingredients can be overwhelming at the best of times. With thousands of different skincare products available, we’re often spoilt for choice. We read a news article that suggests that ingredient X is the next best skincare saviour. But we’re already using the last skincare ingredient that they recommended and it has become our new holy grail product. So will ingredient X counteract our ingredient Y? Will they interact and leave us with irritated and painful skin? Or maybe, just maybe, will they enhance each other and let us experience the glowing skin that we have only ever dreamed of? While some skincare ingredients work against each…

  • Scientific Skincare - How To Look Younger Than Your Age

    How To Look Younger Than Your Age (7 Scientific Secrets To Looking Younger)

    In this day and age, where we are constantly bombarded with photo-shopped images of perfect wrinkle-free skin, everyone is looking for the secrets to looking younger. While photo-shop is probably the biggest (non) secret, there are a number of evidence-based tips for how to look younger than your age. Of course, there are some aspects of aging that are genetic or intrinsic (internal) that we are unable to control. However, the majority of skin aging is premature and extrinsic (external). This is often referred to as intrinsic vs extrinsic aging, or chronological vs premature aging. In order to understand how to look younger than your age, we first need to…

  • Scientific Skincare - Should I wear sunscreen indoors?

    Should I Wear Sunscreen Indoors?

    It is becoming more widely known and accepted that daily sunscreen use is the number one skincare tip for younger looking skin. Dermatologists have known this for decades, but there is a surprising amount of resistance from sun worshipers. Many people still believe that a sun tan makes you look healthier and it’s hard to break this mind-set. These sun-kissed people may think that the sunscreen enthusiasts that wonder “should I wear sunscreen indoors?” are taking it too far. However, what they don’t realise is that most windows do not block all UV radiation.So yes, you should wear sunscreen indoors and here is why…