WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
Could This Antioxidant Be Your Skin’s New Best Friend? Why Ferulic Acid is Great for Your Skin.
You may already know that free radicals can be ‘quenched’ when they meet antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E. And even better news is that ferulic acid can add to this protective effect, by making Vitamins C and E work even harder, and bolstering the skin’s ability to absorb UV light and inhibit UV-induced skin damage. But what is it that makes ferulic acid such a potent protector of skin?
What is the Skin’s Moisture Barrier - And Why Moisturizing Your Skin Can Make it More Vulnerable
It seems paradoxical. Women and men use moisturizer every day to sustain their skin and enhance its natural barrier function – yet somehow end up achieving the opposite result. Could such a widely accepted skincare practice actually be harmful to skin health? Dermatological research says yes.
Dry Skin Derm Tips: Essential Fatty Acids and Skin Health
Your body needs fat. The walls of your cells are made of it, and if they aren’t replenished with fatty acids (the kind that can’t be made by your body), then cell function is impaired.
Do Wrinkles Affect Female Skin More Than Male Skin?
Men and women have important differences in the composition of their skin. Women have a lower natural collagen density (i.e. the ratio of collagen to the thickness of their skin). Both men and women lose about 1% of their collagen after the age of 30, but for women, this escalates in the five years after menopause.
How Red Seaweed Can Help Reset Your Skin
The Other Downside of Constant Moisturizing – It Crowds Out Good Stuff
3 Things That You Can Easily Start Doing Now (And Make a Huge Impact Towards a More Sustainable Future)
Here are 3 things that you can easily start doing now to make a huge impact towards a more sustainable future.
Rethinking Plastic Packaging: Towards a Zero-Waste, Circular Economy
Sustainable Packaging Trends and Challenges for Skincare Brands
Why Sustainable Packaging is Critical for a Sustainable Future
Alongside ‘natural’, ‘clean’ and ‘organic’, ‘sustainable’ has become a trending, sexy topic in the beauty industry in recent years. However, lack of regulation and oversight means that brands can use whatever marketing terms they like to define sustainable packaging.
The Plastics Problem: A Pressing Issue for the Beauty Industry that Requires a Long-Term Solution
Imagine your skin in its native state of health. Perfectly pristine, naked, raw, untouched by the elements.
RESTORE SKIN TO ITS NATIVE STATE OF HEALTH
From the depths of minerals pools and the heights of mountain peaks comes Ao—a line of beauty born from the wild abundance of the world’s last settled landscape.
Our fresh scientific methods filter nature’s potent energy into products designed to overcome uncertain elements and defend your skin’s dynamic boundary.
_Adaptive ingredients that stand up to the harshest conditions
_Cold processed formulas that retain the raw power of every active
_Instigative expertise that questions standard skincare practices
This is beauty from the brink that brings back your natural balance.
MEET THE DOCTOR
Dr. Mark Gray
Dermatologist, Director Product and R&D
MBChB, FRACP, FRCPC, FRCPA, ABPath, ABDermpath, FRACCS, FASMS Specialist Dermatologist, Specialist Pathologist, Specialist Dermatopathologist, Mohs Surgeon.
Harvard-trained pathologist and dermatologist Dr. Mark Gray deeply understands the science of skin. As the founding Director of the largest provider of skin medical and surgical services in New Zealand, he’s spent the past 20 years listening to his patients struggle with the skincare world’s mixed messages: effective ingredients that are harmful; natural ingredients that don’t deliver results.
Armed with the belief that skincare is evolutionary, he explored breaking scientific advancements and societal trends towards globalism, environmentalism and rising ethical standards to find the ideal balance between health and efficacy.
"Skincare science needs to be on the very edge of social change and evolution in order to succeed."
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