Category «What is that?»

What is Hyaluronic acid?

Elizavecca hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is an acid produced by your body and located in-between your skin cells. When you are younger your skin will have a high level of hyaluronic acid. Basically, one can explain it as a molecule that helps the skin to bind water. When the skin has a high level of hyaluronic acid the skin looks even, bright and elastic. The older you get the harder your body will have to produce this acid

What is an Emulsion?

Skinfood water berry emulsion

This is a product that is really confusing for some people and not all brand has an emulsion in their skincare line.

Basically, one can say that an emulsion is a very light moisturizer containing more water than a regular moisturizer. Since an emulsion is light, it is easy to apply and absorbs quickly into your skin.

They normally come in a watery cream liquid, but they can also come in gel form or waterier.

They common emulsion has hydrating properties but they can still have other properties like brightening or enhancing the skin’s barrier.

Cleansing my face with oils, what a wonderful idea. But what are cleansing oils?

Nature republic argan cleansing oil

Cleansing oils is a really effective cleanser which helps not only to remove the makeup on your face but also to treat specific problems.

The most common oils to be used in are grape seed oil, almond oil, coconut oil, mineral oil, apricot oil, rice bran oil, jojoba oil and olive oil. I am not going to go in too deep but all oils have different benefits for the skin and works towards specific concerns. But that will have to be a completely different post.

What are snail products?

Mizon snail repair eye cream

So what are snail products and do we really need them.
How weird is this, lets slime our faces folks. I bet no one thought they would actually use snail slime on their skin, but now it is a fact. I use snail products daily and really think these products are great. So simply said, snail mucus, snail slime, or snail extract are put into skincare products and makeup.

What is Collagen? The thing that is good for your skin, or is it?

Holika holika 3 sec starter collagen

what is collagen? It is the main protein that exists naturally in your skin and body and is sometimes referred to as the glue of your body. About 30-35% of your body consists of Collagen and around 75 %of your skin is made of Collagen.The production of collagen decreases with age (as does almost everything, except the effect of gravity on your but). This leading to saggy skin and formation of wrinkles (tell me about it).
I need to lift a tiny warning when buying products containing collagen. If a product say it contains collagen and only that word it is probably not a good product. Collagen itself is a large molecule which cannot penetrate the skin at all. When you have a product containing regular collagen it will wash away when you clean your face.

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