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The key to anti-aging care: moisturising 

Beautiful, supple skin is a skin well moisturised. Especially after winter, when we feel dehydrated the most. During the calendar year, there are two main periods of increased female visitation to cosmetic salons (it is still mainly women who seek improvements). It is the above mentioned, post-winter time, when our skin is exhausted with the lack of sunlight, fresh, locally grown fruit and veggies, as well as tired of the heated, stuffy air while we remain cooped up inside. The second-period being post-summer when we look for help after suffering from extensive sun exposure. We experience increased...

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Retinol – The wrinkle slayer

Retinol is a pure form of vitamin A, an essential compound for the prolonged youth of our bodies.  It has been used by the anti-wrinkle industry for a long time, based on its unique properties. One of the main benefits of retinol is its ability to boost new cell production. Initially, it works on the skin’s surface, by stimulating active regeneration. With time, or with the use of more professional procedures that contain higher doses, Retinol actually encourages fibroblasts to an increased synthesis of collagen and elastin- two main proteins that build our skin and...

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What not to eat – trans fats

Sometime in the mid 90ties, a low-fat dietary/marketing trend started leaking from the US into the world. It blamed fat in general for all of our lifestyle diseases. Fat, meats, eggs, lard, cream and butter became evil and replaced with poultry, margarine and light-everything. While limiting red meat can have numerous health benefits, one cannot say the same about the introduction of highly processed fats into our diet. Plant oils that become trans fats- saturated fats, are also called hydrogenated fats, and are created during the processing of natural fats at high temperature, with the use of...

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The book that started everything

In our lives, there come certain people, events, songs or things that mark a turning point on our path. I happened to encounter this phenomenon too. Almost five years ago, a book made its way into my hands, which was influential enough to finally convince me that owning a business was in fact for me. It was in the middle of winter, when we went for a skiing break with a group of friends. After a wonderfully successful day on the slope, I injured my knee on the following day, in a fall that essentially ended my skiing...

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How to read labels?

I found inspiration for this article during a Sunday meeting with my Grandma. While visiting me, she summarised her latest visits to the doctors, in her usual fashion. Luckily, the story was short. In my family, there is a common belief, that sinus blockage is a genetical illness- a destiny that cannot be escaped. So, Grandma visited a laryngologist, who for her blocked sinuses recommended a fantastic product from the chemist (but without a prescription). The packaging included a little bottle with a nozzle and seven sachets with a powder that she dissolved in water, in the...

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Anti-aging skin care – what does it mean and when should you start using it?

We know a lot about looking after our skin- how to cleanse it, and why it’s so important; when to moisturise and when to nourish. Those matters will always be discussed every now and again. The real trick is to know, when to enrich your daily skincare ritual with anti-aging products. What does ‘anti-aging’ even mean? It is crucial to fully understand the answer to this question, as it allows you to have realistic expectations towards such skin care products, and not be disappointed. Some believe that our skin begins aging slowly, from birth onwards. It’s not necessarily...

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The use of preservatives in natural cosmetics

This is an interesting subject. It certainly pays off to have a base of knowledge about preservatives, to always choose a better-quality product and be sure of the effects it will have on your health. These days, a lot of brands advertise as “preservative free”. Personally, I recommend a careful assessment before believing such claims, unless it is in fact a wax or oil based product (in which case preservatives truly are unnecessary; microorganisms are unlikely to thrive in such). Proceed with caution when faced with empty marketing promises or plain false advertising: often, the...

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Case study: Allergy

My girlfriends suggested I should write an article about allergies, as this topic is often discussed by our blog readers and users of Resibo cosmetics. I used to be allergic to all sorts of things most of my life. However, for a couple of years now I don’t suffer from any allergy symptoms anymore, despite never trying to get rid of them consciously. I must clearly state that I am not a doctor, and this entry is not medical advice. Also, it is not a scientific elaborate; nor is it a recipe for getting rid of...

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