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 …

Allumera: Cosmetic Photo Dynamic Therapy

Dermal Distinction, one of Australia’s premier cosmetic skin clinics providing treatments to enhance natural beauty, restore confidence and protect the skin, talks to Beauty Biz about the Allumera phenomenon. Here’s everything you need to know.  PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT) Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that uses a drug called a photosensitizer and a particular colour …

Retinol vs. Bakuchiol: What is it? What does it do? What are the alternatives.

Why do people like to use Retinols when it comes to anti-ageing?  Our skin is constantly undergoing self renewal, and is battling the environment and damage that comes from that every day. This can be in the form of chemicals, pollution and especially UV from the sun. This causes detrimental effects, otherwise known in the …