• Premium,  Product Review

    Fleurs D’ Afrique – Intensive Recovery Cream by African Botanics

    The Intensive Recovery cream is designed to hydrate, firm and reinforce the skin structure. The main ingredients are: Ceramides to repair your skin barrier. CellDetox to fight dull complexion by facilitating the cells waste-disposal-system. The anti-aging matrix potent with firming Oligosaccharides. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Iโ€™ve been using this cream for about 6 months now (and the 50ml jar is still half full). To be honest the scent is not my favorite, I remember their Infinite Resurfacing mask had the same scent, but the good thing is that it does not linger!  The moisturizer has a light lotiony-creamy texture, absorbs fast, and gives a velvety finish. The first few times…

  • Acne series,  Skincare ingredients

    Retinoids

    Retinoids are Vitamin A derivatives which have proven to be the best anti-aging ingredients available; they work by affecting gene expression, neutralizing free radicals (which may cause collagen damage) and promoting collagen production. Retinoids also have been widely used for acne treatment; they prevent cells from sticking together and blocking the pores, promote healthy cell turnover, and reduce inflammation.  In order to find the best retinoid treatment for your skin you have to: a. Find the type (strength) of retinoids which is best suited for your skin concernb. Find the formulation and percentage of retinoid product which is best suited for your skin typec. Investigate brands and packagingd. Figure out the…