What is the skin barrier?
The main function of your skin is to form a barrier between your body and the outside world. Its general role is to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. It protects you against external factors like bacteria, viruses, moisture, dirt, heat, and cold. This barrier function is important for your health, but also for your appearance. Nobody wants dry, flaky or irritated skin. And that is why I’m going to tell you what the skin barrier is, what t
What is rosacea, and what can you do about it? If your face looks like you're blushing and you have bumps that look like acne, you might have a skin condition called rosacea. This condition affects a relatively large amount men and women, so I wanted to write a blog about this topic to give more insights and help to those dealing with this condition. What is rosacea?
Several symptoms characterize rosacea: rapid blushing (flushes or flare-ups), permanent redness, and visible
Nowadays, most people know that oils can be amazingly beneficial to the skin. I started learning about the benefits when my skincare journey started, now, some years ago. Until then, I never knew what oils could do for skin and thought it was only an ingredient that was delicious in a salad or ideal for preparing food. Even more so, hearing 'oil' and 'skin' in the same sentence sounded like a disaster waiting to happen. But boy oh boy, how wrong I was! Oils are one of the ess
Exfoliation is such an important step in a skincare routine. Since I discovered chemical exfoliants, I can no longer live without it: it supports and enhances my glow so much! But what are chemical and physical exfoliants, and which method should you use as part of your personal skincare routine? What is exfoliation, and why do we need it?
Your top skin layer (stratum corneum) consists of dead skin cells and is our skin's main protective layer. New cells are made continuously
Saggy skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume are all signs of skin aging. Most of us aren't very happy with the visible side effects of getting older, and we are willing to do close to everything to prevent it from happening. But is it even possible to slow down this process, or are we just fighting time? Is it, in the end, just a matter of acceptance that our skin is inevitably going rusty and traveling south as we age? What functions does our skin have?
Everybody can get dry skin from time to time, especially during episodes with cold winter weather it’s a common issue. Fine lines from dry skin, red and dry patches, and flaking skin can be very annoying and can make you look older. This is obviously something we do not want. Before you start troubleshooting, it is very important to find out the cause of your skin’s reaction. Dry skin caused by winter conditions
As mentioned, it is specifically common to get dry skin during
Now more than ever, we are taped behind our screens. On top of that, the current world situation has caused us to live most of our time on and through the internet. From daily Zoom meetings with our colleagues, sweating in front of our TV doing YouTube workouts, to maintaining somewhat of a social life with friends and family by using Whatsapp, dating on Happn or Tinder, and even ordering our groceries from an online supermarket. Screens seem to be our life saviours during th
We work hard in the gym to firm and tone the muscles of our legs, arms, and butt. Why should our faces be any different? If we want to believe the internet, facial exercises, better known as face yoga, can stimulate and build muscles that can help sculpt the face and smooth out wrinkles. I imagine all of us would love this to be true, but is there any scientific evidence to back up this theory? I took a plunge into the world of face yoga to find out if it is true that we can
Beautiful and radiant skin is almost impossible without proper skincare. That is why I have listed several surprising and especially easy tips for the basics in skincare that can help you achieve and maintain beautiful skin. # 1 Clean your skin with oil
If you have never tried this, you most certainly frown your eyebrows right now and think: “Clean my skin with oil?! No, thanks”. But I hope you will believe me when I say it really does work! The reason why it does, is becaus
The quest for a good sunscreen can be a huge challenge, especially when you have sensitive skin or when you want to avoid certain ingredients. All the noise around sunscreens and what damage they can do to our health made me want to write a blog about this topic and shed some light onto which ingredients to look for and which ones to avoid. First things first, always wear sunscreen!
If you want to keep your skin youthful looking as long as possible, avoiding getting deep wri
Vitamin C is one of the most desired active ingredients to use for skincare. In fact, it is an ingredient that should be part of everyone’s daily skincare routine. It is an ingredient that is found in all kinds of skincare products. With good reason, as it an amazing ingredient that really works wonders and I will happily explain why. Why vitamin C is good for the skin
Vitamin C is one of the most studied cosmetic ingredients and it has countless advantages when you add it t
Alcohol is still widely used in skincare products and it is often not entirely clear whether this is good or bad for our skin. To answer that question, it is important to first understand why they are being incorporated into skincare products so that you can determine for yourself whether you want to buy a product containing alcohol or not. In this blog I will explain which types of alcohol are either good or bad for your skin. Types of alcohol that you want to avoid
There is a lot of misinformation regarding skincare being spread over the internet these days. A couple of those skincare myths that I see regularly are: "60% of everything you apply to your skin ends up in your bloodstream" and “It takes only 26 seconds for a cosmetic ingredient to reach your bloodstream”. Luckily, these statements are untrue and are spread around by people who are ill-informed and repeat information they read on the internet. It is true that our skin has an
Ever since I was little, I dreamt of having my own company. I wanted to run my own business without having to answer to a boss and chasing my own dreams, instead of someone else's. It took me many years, multiple unexecuted business plans, and lots of different studies to finally realize that I wanted to create and sell skincare products. I never thought that I would start a skincare brand or create such a passion for skincare and formulating as I have right now. The idea to