What is betaine in skin care?

Betaine, also sometimes known as trimethylglycine, is a naturally occurring substance that’s derived from the sugar beet plant. It’s a substance that the body requires for certain biological functions. It’s also added to skin care products to help to hydrate the skin.

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What is Argireline in Skin Care?

Argireline is being touted as an effective alternative to Botox. Scientifically speaking, argireline is a synthetic peptide. Peptides are short chains of molecules called amino acids (that also form long chains, forming the proteins in our body, including our skin). They go on to form proteins such as collagen and elastin, that keep our skin youthful and supple. 

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What is Cyclopentasiloxane in Skin Care?

Cyclopentasiloxane in effect, is a type of silicone. It’s also used as a lubricant and emollient, as it helps the skin and hair absorb heavier, larger molecular weight ingredients. So what does it do? Let's take a look and find out.

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What is a humectant in skin care?

Humectants are found in products designed to help moisturise the skin and hair. Not only found in skin and body moisturisers, humectants are also found in other moisturising products such as shampoos and body washes. Here’s all you need to know about humectants, who is best using them and who is best to avoid them.

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Can you use hand cream on your face?

The skin on our faces has different needs to the skin on our hands. It needs something more targeted to our specific skin type too. Hand creams tend to cater for all hands (although some are more geared towards very dry skin). 

Moisturisers developed for use on the face tend to be more specific. For example, we might need a different facial moisturiser if our skin was oily to if our skin was very dry. 

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