Another month down and it's been a busy one for sure. Thank you to those of you have left a review for me recently, it really is much appreciated and so nice to read your lovely comments.
The Apothecary Skincare Clinic
My skincare clinic is proving very popular and is fully booked until Saturday 25th April. If you want to make an appointment then contact me asap.
Must have skincare ingredients 2020
In a world of skincare, new ingredients come and go, but this list of ingredients really gets the job done! Each ingredient treats the skin in a slightly different way.
Here are the top essential skincare ingredients...
Collagen is one of the most important proteins in your skin, it keeps your skin strong and firm. Natural collagen production slows down as we age, losing 1%-2% every year from the age of 25 years old. Try applying collagen topically or through powders or pills.
2. GLYCOLIC ACID
Part of a group of acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids, glycolic can penetrate into the skin's deepest layers. This ingredient has exfoliating benefits, improves skin texture, tone and pore size. Glycolic acid also boosts collagen and elastin in the skin.
BE CAUTIOUS... if you have sensitive skin it can cause some irritation.
THE FAVOURITE! A super-hydrating ingredient that holds one thousand times its own weight in moisture, which means it not only hydrates the skin but also plumps your skin and fills those fine lines and wrinkles. Apply a hyaluronic acid serum to damp skin then add your moisturiser on top.
Also known as Vitamin A, this is one of the most effective skin-transforming ingredients.
Retinol increases the rate in which your cells turn over, this ingredient is great for targeting fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. Retinol is also great for combating blemishes.
5. VITAMIN C
Not only is this a great antioxidant to help against sun damage but it also helps slow the production of excess pigment in the skin and stimulates collagen production.
6. JOJOBA OIL
Very popular in facial oils. Jojoba oil acts like the oil naturally found in the skin, it won’t clog pores, it moisturises and is great for dry skin types. You can use it on your hair and scalp too.
7. LACTIC ACID
A gentle and less irritating facial exfoliator used in mild facial peels to leave the skin with an even tone and radiance.
8. SUN SCREEN
A MUST! Look for a sunscreen that blocks both UVB (burning)!l and a UVA (ageing) rays.
Sun exposure is one of the main causes of signs of ageing. Use a minimum of SPF 30 (ideally 50!) daily over your moisturiser.
If you suffer from any kind of skin irritation or redness niacinimide is a good choice.
A form of B3 this ingredient helps calm inflamed skin, helps brighten and targets unwanted pigmentation.
It may not feel like it outside, but spring is on its way. I've started adding to my gel polish collection with these beautiful colours. What do you think? Will you give one of them a try at your next nail appointment?
It's just over two weeks until Mother's Day. What better way to treat your mum than to some paper time. Gift vouchers can be posted out to you and are available in any monetary denomination, or specific treatment.
Details of all treatments both for mobile and at the skincare clinic can be found on my website.