Hello, it’s Aaron here this time. You haven’t heard from me in a while as I am usually locked away in my Top Secret R&D room working on numerous projects. We have a few new products on the way but mostly we are looking at updating old favourites to ensure that they are still on the cutting edge.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a pretty fancy name, but to put it simply it’s really just a large sugar molecule (i.e. a natural polysaccharide) that looks a bit gooey and sticky. It plays a really important role in moisturising your skin, keeping it healthy and hydrated.
Yes it’s true - in Australia cosmetic products don’t need to have an expiry date displayed. But when a cosmetic chemist develops a formula the goal is for it to last *unopened* in the bottles on a shelf at room temperature for 2 years. Minimum. But how long you have to use it once it's opened is another matter.
Moth Bean - despite its very unflattering name - has some pretty flattering powers. Its greatest power lies in its ability to provide retinol (Vitamin A)-like effects on your skin, but without the side effects. You can imagine our excitement when we discovered that there's now a natural and safer retinol alternative.
If you ever wondered why a supposedly super-duper product with lots of fabulous ingredients in it gave you results that were a bit “meh”, it could be all down the pH being wrong. If your skincare product’s pH is too far away from 5.5, it could trigger some unwelcome issues.
Today we’re going to give you an insight into the cosmetic world from a formulators view. We are going to lift the lid on a famous internet headline and put it through some myth busting questions….. "Our Skin Absorbs 60-70% of everything we put on it!"
Have you have ever wondered why a skincare product with the greatest reviews ever wasn’t right for you? Well, like Goldilocks, if a certain little detail (the pH) is too big or too small your skin will throw a tantrum.