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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What are cosmeceuticals and how can I use them in my skin care regime?

The word ‘cosmeceutical’ is a relatively new word, made up of two words. Cosmeceuticals are a blend of the best bits of cosmetics and pharmaceutical topical drugs meant to benefit the skin. So, think of a foundation or a tinted moisturiser, with added ultra hydrating hyaluronic acid or exfoliating salicylic acid. Or a lipstick with added antioxidants to help support healthy, smooth lips. 

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What is squalane in skin care?

Squalane is an amazing skin care ingredient that helps to hydrate the skin without blocking the pores. This makes squalane ideal for gently hydrating oily skin without the heaviness of some other hydrating ingredients. It also makes it ideal for supporting dry skin without overloading the skin and making it oily.

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