Spotlight On: Skinasensyl® (and the Best Products with It!)

Bel Mondo Beauty, Ingredient Spotlight, Skin Care

Sensitive skin is a common complaint in skin care and cosmetics. In fact, as many as 40% of women state that they have the condition, though actual numbers reported by dermatologists vary (Dermatitis, 1997; British Journal of Dermatology, 2001). There are many ingredients out there designed to help soothe and treat sensitive skin, including: Green tea, Read more »

Magnesium: Spotlight Ingredient

Ingredient Spotlight, Skin Care
Nicki Snacks

When it comes to magnesium, most of us think it is solely a mineral of some sort. Some meaningless nutrient added to foods. As it turns out, magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat Read more »

Spotlight On: Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14

Ingredient Spotlight, Skin Care
Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14

I don’t know about you, but I really love peptides. Peptides have been demonstrated to have activity attributable to everything from skin-firming to wrinkle-fighting to skin-smoothing, and these benefits only increase as more research is done. Peptides perform many functions and it is commonly theorized that some peptides are signaling within the skin to elicit effects. Patented by Read more »

Let’s Be Real: Is Oxygen Good — or Bad — in Skin Care?

Ingredient Spotlight, Skin Care Advice
Are Oxygen Facials Effective

There are ingredients you know are great, nearly all of the time, in skin care: Retinol, vitamin C, vitamin E, niacinamide, sunscreen. And then there are ingredients you’ve heard mixed reviews about. Put best in the words of Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D., a renowned dermatologist in an exclusive FutureDerm interview, “Many active ingredients that are used as Read more »