Healthy skin, healthier body

Healthy skin, healthier body

May 29, 2019

Inflammation is a complex process of immunological response, usually raised against pathogens, such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. Inflammation can also be stimulated by damaged and necrotic cells, chemical irritants, and even our microbiota (the population of microorganisms which inhabit our body).During aging, the chronic stimulation of the immune system results in a... more about "Healthy skin, healthier body"

China takes a step closer to cruelty-free cosmetics

China takes a step closer to cruelty-free cosmetics

May 23, 2019

For years, testing cosmetics on animals has been considered a necessary step to ensure the safety of products for use by the public. This includes lipstick, eye shadow, skincare products? basically, anything that you apply to your face.  Anyone who works in science, however, knows that just because a product works (or doesn't work) on animals doesn't guarantee... more about "China takes a step closer to cruelty-free cosmetics"

Fighting zombie cells for a better and longer life

Fighting zombie cells for a better and longer life

May 15, 2019

In our "How does aging work" posts (part 1 and part 2), we discussed that, despite its obvious complexity and individual variations, aging has some common hallmarks, which includes:DNA alterationsTelomere attritionCellular senescenceMitochondrial degeneration.Recently, another aspect of aging has also been uncovered: aging can be contagious between cells. We talked... more about "Fighting zombie cells for a better and longer life"

Clean beauty is more than skin deep

Clean beauty is more than skin deep

May 08, 2019

The cosmetic industry is keen on picking up societal trends, so it is no coincidence that the popularity of "clean" beauty has paralleled that of the health movement, opening the floodgates on greenwashed products... You know how it goes: pretty white packaging featuring images of plants and buzzwords, like "pure" and "natural". "Clean" does not have pure... more about "Clean beauty is more than skin deep"

How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 2)

How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 2)

Apr 16, 2019

Last time we talked about the two biggest and most obvious culprits against skin health and came to two very familiar conclusions: wear sunscreen and don't smoke. This post will discuss some more subtle offenders to skin health and how small changes in your lifestyle can make a world of difference for your skin's health and appearance. Diet and Exercise As the saying... more about "How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 2)"

How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 1)

How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 1)

Mar 26, 2019

Overview of Lifestyle Habits on Aging Role of skin on your health The effects of sun exposure and smoking on skin health Why your skin wants you to eat well and exercise The roles that sleep and stress play in skin health As your number one defense mechanism against harmful environmental factors, your skin works... more about "How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 1)"