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How to care for dry sensitive skin

What causes dry sensitive skin? You know you have sensitive skin when your skin has a higher tendency than average to react to products. Sounds familiar? This happens when the skin barrier is weaker, making irritants penetrate your skin easily. You can have sensitive skin whether you have oily, normal, dry, or combination skin – […]

Anti-ageing Skincare Tips

Can you prevent ageing? Skincare products are forecasted to account for more than 60 percent of the total cosmeceutical product demand in 2010, and the demand for anti-aging products is growing at twice the rate of other cosmeceutical products (Prakash & Majeed, 2009).  Long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation has been known to produce numerous skin […]

The difference between AHAs and BHAs

What are AHAs and BHAs? AHAs are alpha hydroxy acids while BHAs stand for beta hydroxy acids. More recently, beta hydroxy acids, or a combination of AHAs and BHAs are being used in skincare products (Nilforoushzadeh & Amirkhani, 2018).  AHAs and BHAs are chemical exfoliants that get rid of dead skin cells. Alpha hydroxy acids […]

Understanding the skin barrier

What is the skin barrier?  Understanding skin barrier functionality and the reasons the skin barrier requires protection is vital. As the largest organ, the skin exists for the justest cause ever – protecting our more delicate insides.The skin has three main layers namely the epidermis (topmost layer), dermis (middle layer), and hypodermis (bottom layer) with […]

Are you purging or breaking out?

What is purging? Acne scores high on the list of Kenyan skincare problems. Globally, it’s the eighth most common skin disease, with an estimated 9.8% of the population being affected. Although acne is common, it’s important to note the differences between breaking out, allergic reactions and skin purging, especially when introducing new products.  Purging is […]