The Skin-Care Index: A complete guide to decoding skincare labels

Skincare labels can be fascinating, frustrating and down-right difficult to understand. There are just so many ingredients. Some are labeled in the media as bad guys (but are they really?!?) and some are promoted as being luxe super-elixirs. It becomes really difficult to work out if ingredients are worth the hype.  Let me break it …

‘Tweak-ments’

Giulia D'Anna was recently interviewed about small treatments that give maximum impact with little intervention. No one wants extended downtime or aggressive treatments anymore, as these are often associated with side effects, discomfort and looking starkly different. It is all about 'natural' now. Take a read Has there been a shift from excessive age defying …

Straight teeth, Fast!

Most people that request straighter looking teeth or orthodontic treatment are primarily interested in making the upper and lower 6 front teeth straighter. These are called the “social six” by most dentists, as they are the ones that are seen when smiling. Although there may be irregularity with the back premolars and molars, most people …

Why your skin needs (and loves) Lactic acid

What is lactic acid? When it comes to skin, Lactic acid is an essential ingredient. Otherwise known as an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), it is a milk-derived gentle acid that helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and other contaminants from the skin. Lactic acid is great at reducing pigmentation spots, improving hydration levels and also preventing breakouts. Lactic acid is found in many skin …