How We Source Totarol
The heartwood from New Zealand’s totara tree provided a major breakthrough when we were looking for natural ingredients to protect skin from harmful bacteria. Including Totarol in our products meant we could offer an organic alternative to synthetic antibacterials.
Totarol: The Natural Alternative to Synthetic Antibacterial Agents
We use a substance called Totarol extracted from the heartwood of New Zealand’s native totara tree. This evergreen forest giant is famous for its resistance to rot.
32 Surprising Things that Ruin Your Skin
32 Surprising Things That Ruin Your Skin. Which one are you guilty of?
Fascinating Facts About Skin
How much do you really know about the skin you are in? Where on our body is our skin thinnest? How many types of skin are there? Read on for a fun and interactive way to learn about your body's largest organ.
Eight Super Foods for Glowing Complexion
Flawless skin does not usually come naturally to most of us, here is a quick snapshot of recommended foods you should eat to help your body build healthy, gorgeous skin.
The Benefits of Niacinamide in Skin Care Products
Choosing active ingredients for skin care means weighing up all their effects. If you can find one that covers off a range of key functions, from improving wrinkles to reducing water loss, you’re onto a winner. That’s what we believe we have with niacinamide.
Do Your Neanderthal Genes Influence Your Skin and Skin Care?
If you have European or Asian ancestry there’s a good chance you have Neanderthals in your family tree. These prehistoric hunters interbred with modern humans during the Ice Age, leaving today’s Europeans with a genome that’s 1-4% Neanderthal.
Face Yoga to Improve Your Skin Condition
Besides consuming nutrient-rich foods and using premium quality products, a face massage is another essential element of any skin care routine.
P&G's Patent Application Opens the Door to Skin Care Products with Prebiotic Agent
Consumer marketing companies don’t get much bigger than Procter & Gamble. So the American giant’s patent application for a cosmetic product containing a prebiotic agent is a sure sign that skin care technology is entering a new phase.
The Rise of Male Skin Care
Caring about the appearance of one’s skin used to be a female thing. But as we approach the third decade of the 21st century, men are increasingly challenging this stereotype.
The new focus on male skin care mirrors the broader interest in healthy living seen amongst men around the world.
Metagenomics and the future of skin care
Your skin is a complex ecosystem made up of your skin cells and many other organisms including bacteria, yeasts and viruses. The sum of all of these organisms’ DNA and your own genetic makeup is known as your microbiome.
It’s an environment that’s unique to you, incredibly diverse and barely understood. Nature Reviews Microbiology has an interesting paper that looks into the implications.
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