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Do you really need a serum? - 10 steps to Great Skincare, cont. Part 4 - Serums

Skincare Research

Do you really need a serum? - 10 steps to Great Skincare, cont. Part 4 - Serums

As we move through the steps of the Korean Skincare routine, which is quite involved, to say the least, one step that always comes up, no matter the source, is face serums.  What is a serum exactly, and do you really need one?   A serum is a different product than a moisturizer or cleanser in that it is designed to target specific problem areas of the skin, hence the added step in the skincare process. A serum is applied after cleansing, but before moisturizing,  and is designed to deliver a punch of powerful active ingredients--like antioxidants-- in concentrated form....

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Natural Facial Cleansers: The oil-based method

Skincare Research

Natural Facial Cleansers: The oil-based method

It's time to talk facial cleansers. We often get asked which soap to use on our face, and the truth is that we don't have a dedicated 'facial soap' in our line because, although the soap is gentle, it is still soap, which carries a higher ph than is desirable than what we might look for in a facial cleanser. The face requires some special treatment, of which there are several options, but two stand out to us among the rest: hydrophilic oil cleansers and gentle, SLS-free cleansers (typically coconut-based and used in baby products as well). First up, you...

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Why Moms are Opting for Natural Soaps

Healthy Living Skincare Research

Why Moms are Opting for Natural Soaps

  Many Moms are searching for simple solutions to implement more natural practices within their households. It isn't surprising that one of the first product replacements tends to be all natural soaps. Why are Moms making the switch for their families? Because they are educating themselves in order to make more informed decisions when purchasing items their family will use every day. They now know that: 75% of commercial soap brands contain triclosan, a biocide that still warrants further human study in terms of long-term anti-microbial or otherwise harmful effects (Bergstrom, 2014). Alternatives are also now being considered and in production...

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