What is the Acne Biofilm

What is the Acne Biofilm

You can think of the biofilm as a sticky coating around a toffee apple. Unless you can get beyond that sticky toffee, that big juicy apple is impervious to your attempts to eat it. Unfortunately, biofilm formation in your skin means the usual methods for tackling acne will not work...
September 18, 2022
What is Psoriasis — how to differentiate Eczema and Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis — how to differentiate Eczema and Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition characterised by an abnormally hastened turnover of skin cells that produces rough, scaly patches of thickened skin. Due to this, understanding the skin's lipid barrier is important to treating and healing conditions with such characteristics. 

Our skin is perpetually on the move forming the skin's lipid barrier providing waterproofing for the skin and protecting us from the environment, airborne pathogens, and water loss. So when this barrier can no longer be formed, our skin dries and flakes.

September 01, 2022
Botanical Retinol: Mother Nature's Answer with Zero Skin Irritation

Botanical Retinol: Mother Nature's Answer with Zero Skin Irritation

Retinol pretty much does it all. Improves skin texture, eases the symptoms of acne, speeds up cell renewal, reduces the visible signs of ageing, and reduces blotchy pigmentation. Unfortunately though, retinol has a downside as it can cause redness, flaking skin, and irritation. We believe a botanical alternative is an excellent way to gain all the benefits of retinol without unwanted side effects. 
July 04, 2022
Choosing The Best Cleanser For Dry Skin

Choosing The Best Cleanser For Dry Skin

The lipid layer is a permeable barrier and can become disrupted when excessively exposed to the environment. If you have dry skin, you'll know how difficult it can be to keep the skin soft, supple and hydrated. when the skin is incorrectly cleansed...
June 02, 2022
Are You Over Exfoliating Your Skin

Are You Over Exfoliating Your Skin

There's no need to overdo it when exfoliating at home. In fact, over-exfoliation can adversely affect your skin and lead to skin conditions such as sensitivity, flakiness, moisture loss, and a general imbalance in the skin. 
May 19, 2022
The 4 Most Common Causes of Premature Ageing

The 4 Most Common Causes of Premature Ageing

Ageing is a natural and unavoidable part of life, but if you observe some common signs of premature ageing of the skin on your face, arms, legs and hands you can take steps to slow down the process and even reverse some of the damaged caused.
November 04, 2021
Bakuchiol - The natural substitute for retinol FREE of side effects

Bakuchiol - The natural substitute for retinol FREE of side effects

You don't want to use harsh chemicals, but you also don't want acne…

It is such a topic of discussion these days as we all seek more natural alternatives to skincare products. It can be very disheartening trying to find what we need without the hard side effects and the information isn’t readily available to the everyday consumers.

October 20, 2021
What You Need To Know About Vitamin C Serums

What You Need To Know About Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C serums are one of the most popular skincare products on the market right now, but there are several factors that you need to take into account before you purchase one for yourself. Before we go any further...
October 04, 2021
The Benefits of Raspberry Seed Oil for Acne Prone Skin

The Benefits of Raspberry Seed Oil for Acne Prone Skin

In this blog, we break down the truth behind the acne-fighting powers of Raspberry seed oil. Also, find out why it is a must-have for anyone with acne prone skin. Acne is a very common skin problem that affects millions of people of all ages worldwide. It’s a very common disorder that can leave you feeling self-conscious and anxious about your appearance.
September 16, 2021
Roccoco Botanicals Collagen Supplements

Collagen Supplements - The Double Edged Sword

The recognition that our diet and what we eat has an impact not only on our health, but also on our skin and gut microbiome, has never been more acknowledged.  Many clients when treating their skin often look for internal supplements to support and assist what they are doing topically.
July 29, 2021
Teenage & Adult Acne Are Different

Teenage & Adult Acne Are Different

Teenage acne is different to adult acne.  During adolescence there is a surge in growth hormone, which causes the oil glands to become over active and pump out more sebum. 
July 25, 2021
The Disadvantages of Sulphur (Sulfur) and Acne

The Disadvantages of Sulphur (Sulfur) and Acne

Whilst Sulphur is known for its antimicrobial properties and has been used since Ancient Egyptian times as a treatment for acne, we still need to proceed with some degree of caution. 
May 09, 2021