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New Year Skin Resolutions

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Vitamin E, hydrate, dry skin, ageing, pigmentation

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Is 2020 the year you achieve your best skin ever?

Changing your skin care routine is one of the simplest yet most rewarding resolutions you can set yourself - and it's much easier than training for a marathon! So let's start with some easy resolutions we promise ANYONE can stick to.  

 

Resolution #1: Exfoliate Your Body Daily 

Did you know you can jump-start the skin renewal process by encouraging dead skin cells to shed via exfoliation? Products containing Retinol will help you shed old dull skin cells making way for the younger skin cells to come through. Make it a habit to use an exfoliating body wash and look for body moisturisers containing Retinol to supercharge your efforts. Retinol will dissolve the bond between the dead skin cells and the surface of your skin allowing them to effectively regulate and lift away. 

 

Resolution #2: Hydrate Straight After Your Shower 

Restore the moisture to your skin when it needs it most. This means straight after the shower.

Hot water can strip the skin of precious oils and moisture and lead to dehydration of the skin. For this reason, post-shower is the best time to replenish your skin's vital water levels. Look for a moisturiser that contains hydrating ingredients such as Glycerin or Tocopherol which will restore moisture levels while locking the moisture into the skin with barrier protection capabilities. 

 

Resolution #3: Brighten Up Those Imperfections 

If uneven skin tone is a concern, opting for a product that contains brightening ingredients is a fast way to hydrate and brighten in one. Look for a product that contains both Retinol to encourage cell renewal along with brightening agents such as Tetrahydro Diferuloylmethane which is derived from Tumeric. This is a natural brightening addwdgent known to enhance skin tone and lighten areas of pigmentation commonly found on elbows, knees, and sensitive areas of the body as well as scarring.

 

Resolution #4: Know What You're Putting on Your Skin

One of the key things to remember, is to nourish your body. It's a two-way relationship. If you want your skin to look its best, encourage it to function optimally with the correct nourishment inside and out. Reading the ingredients list on your products is vital to encourage optimal skin health. We recommend using products with fewer ingredients and look for those active ingredients that really work. Do your research on the ingredients of a product before you buy! 

 

Neutriderm Brightening Body Lotion is a multi-function body lotion which works to effectively restore moisture, encourage cell renewal and skin tone. This antioxidant-rich product is designed to achieve optimal hydration and an even skin tone thanks to the following professionally endorsed formulation: 

  • Retinol - stimulates cell turnover and corrects skin tone
  • Glycerin - Draws water into the outer layer of the skin from within for intense hydration
  • Tocopherol - strengthens the skin's protective barrier to prevent moisture loss
  • Tetrahydro Diferuloylmethane - a derivative of turmeric used as a skin-whitening ingredient with rich antioxidant properties
  • Benzoic Acid - known for its soothing and intense moisturising properties
  • Trehalose - an antioxidant with moisturising and water binding properties which increases and maintains hydration

Dermatologically endorsed and formulated to nourish your skin with superior ingredients, this dual acting hydrating and brightening body lotion is an easy way to step up your skin routine in 2020. 

 

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Antioxidants in Skin Care: Are You Getting Enough?

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Vitamin E, hydrate, dry skin, ageing, pigmentation

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They're considered the holy grail of skin care, and while it's generally assumed that antioxidants are good for us, how exactly do they work?

To help you understand the true power of antioxidants and which products pack an antioxidant punch, we explain what they are and why you should include antioxidant-rich products in your skin care regime. 


 

 1. So what is an Antioxidant? 

Antioxidants protect the skin from environmental damage and pollutants which can compromise the skin's integrity. They actively work to defend the skin when under attack. How good is that?

They do this by neutralising free radicals before they can cause harm to the skin. Antioxidants essentially latch onto the free radicals acting as a barrier between the free radical and the healthy skin molecule. In doing so they discourage damage to the skin molecule which minimises inflammation within the skin and lays the foundation for optimal skin health. To top it off, healthy skin can better defend itself against external pollutants, UV damage and dehydration further increasing your skin health. 

 

2. The Hero's of Antioxidants

The most potent forms of antioxidants include Vitamins E, A and C. These guys pack a serious antioxidant punch! 

Vitamin E in particular (often referred to as Tocopherol Acetate or Tocopherol Phosphate in skin care) is one of the most effective antioxidants found in skin care products. Vitamin E has a unique multi-function action of successfully delivering antioxidants to the outer layers of the skin while providing barrier protection to the surface of the skin which helps to maintain moisture retention. 

The form of Vitamin E to look for is Tocopherol Phosphate. Tocopherol Phosphate is a naturally occurring form of vitamin E, as opposed to Tocopherol Acetate which is synthetic. While both have the ability to provide anti-ageing and healing benefits to the skin, Tocopherol Phosphate is in a class of its own. This is due to its ability to reduce membrane fluidity, cleanse, and prevent free radical transfer from one polyunsaturated fat to another - reducing further free radical damage to the skin. One of the only moisturisers to contain Tocopherol Phosphate is Neutriderm's Vitamin E Moisturising Lotion

If plump, soft, healthy looking skin is what you're after, this is a unique antioxidant and one to look for when purchasing creams, oils and serums.

 

3. Who Can Benefit From Antioxidants in Skin Care? 

Antioxidants are beneficial for a variety of skin concerns. Commonly praised for their ability to help fight ageing and build the skin's immunity thanks to fighting free radicals, antioxidants also play a vital role in supporting skin which may suffer from:

  • Inflammation
  • Dry and dehydrated skins 
  • Atopic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis 
  • Ageing and premature ageing 
  • Environmentally damaged skin including pigmentation 

Inflamed and compromised skins negatively impact the skin's rejuvenation process. By calming inflammation, antioxidants create the environment for skin to repair itself and correct visible damage. Healthy skin is less likely to show the visible signs of environmental damage which includes dry skin, signs of premature ageing, pigmentation and more. Antioxidants are essential for the integrity of all skins to ensure they function at their best. 

 

Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion is an antioxidant-rich product designed to restore and maintain moisture levels within the skin for long lasting hydration thanks to its dermatologically endorsed formulation: 

  • Vitamin E Tocopherol Phosphate - when applied topically helps to nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. 
  • Sodium PCA - increases the water content of the skin's surface by drawing moisture from the surrounding air. 
  • Glycerin - a humectant used for its ability to draw water into the outer layer of the skin for increased hydration levels. 
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Everything You Need to Know About Hyperpigmentation

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Whitening, ageing, pigmentation, hyperpigmentation

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Do you find your skin appearing darker or uneven as you age? Did you know that hyperpigmentation can add years to your appearance? Eek! But don’t be alarmed, there are creams designed to help regulate your skin tone woes and restore your skin to its true age. Phew!

But first, let’s explore the condition itself to understand the causes and most common forms of hyperpigmentation and how we can control them. 

 

 

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is the direct effect of increased melanin production – the pigment that gives skin its colour. Melanin appears due to the over production of melanocyte skin cells, which occurs for a number of reasons including sun exposure, trauma to the skin including acne scarring, as well as medications.

Hyperpigmentation may appear on the skin in the form of darkened areas of both the face and body. When it comes to sun exposure, many women notice sunspots as they age. Sunspots are a common form of hyperpigmentation which appear as darkened circles on the face, chest and hands, and are known for ageing the appearance of the skin dramatically.

 

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation which is triggered further by hormonal changes in the body’s cellular makeup. This can be caused by contraceptives, medications, as well as naturally occurring hormonal changes during pregnancy, nursing, and menopause.

Melasma will commonly appear on the areas of the skin which have been exposed to the sun, such as bridge of the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chest, and can appear in obscure shapes and sizes and depths of colour.

When the skin is compromised by hormones and stress, UV rays can trigger melanocytes to increase and produce darkened patches on the skin in the form of melasma. When this occurs for women who are expecting, we refer to this as the "mask of pregnancy". 

 

Preventing Hyperpigmentation & Melasma

Pigmentation-related skin conditions can be minimised with adequate sun protection. It’s important to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen, even in winter, and this includes areas such as your hands to avoid those age-telling sunspots.

If you are on the contraceptive pill, pregnant, nursing, or experiencing hormonal changes, covering up when in the sun is vital as this is the time when your skin will be the most vulnerable to an increase in melanocyte production and hyperpigmentation and melasma.

 

Undo the Damage with Skin Whitening Creams

Skin Whitening Creams have been known to even skin tone and tackle the appearance of hyperpigmentation and melasma effectively. However, the market is crowded with products that promise to whiten the skin. Some of these products work, but many fail in their promises. It's also important to mention that some popular whitening ingredients have been deemed unsafe for ongoing use, such as Hydroquinone.

Here’s how Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème aims to deliver real results with scientifically proven (and safe) ingredients for those struggling with uneven skin tones.

Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème is formulated to:

  • Inhibit 88% of Tyronsinase formation
    Tyrosinase is the enzyme found within Melanocytes. This enzyme plays a major role in melanin production and therefore the colour of the skin.
  • Increase hydration
    Moisturised skin is proven to function better than dehydrated skin. When skin functions at its best it appears brighter, shinier and healthier. Hydrated skin can better protect itself from environmental damage.
  • Tackle dark spots and patches 
    Antioxidants are utilised for their ability to slow down melanin production through Tyronsinase inhibition, resulting in an overall brighter and lighter skin tone.
  • Act as an anti-inflammatory
    Anti-inflammatory activity helps to control Tyronsinase production while encouraging a natural, soft looking skin.

Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème contains effective Tyrosinase inhibitors including tetrahydrocurcumin, tetrahydropiperine, and glycerine which have been delivered in a cream for effective daily use on areas of hyperpigmentation.

 

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The Brightening Bar Designed to Banish Fine Lines and Wrinkles

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Hydroquinone, Skin Whitening, ageing

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Do dark circles have you reaching for the concealer? Do you long for an overall brighter, more youthful complexion?

Many women over 30 years of age struggle with uneven skin tone and pigmentation, which is largely due to the slowing of skin cell turnover. The most common solution is to cover these flaws with make-up rather than addressing the dull skin itself.

What if we told you that loving your true-complexion is easy with the help of an expertly formulated brightening product that not only tackles pigmentation, but the signs of ageing as well? 

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Restore Hair Volume & Vitality

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Hair, Neutriderm

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For most of us, having a full head of healthy hair is the epitome of hair goals. Our hair plays a huge role in our confidence and when we notice it feeling less than luscious, it can leave us feeling, well, a bit flat.

So why are you seeing more hair in your hair brush than usual? 

Frustratingly, almost 50% of all women will experience overall volume loss due to a combination of styling habits, ageing and hormones before they reach 50 years of age. So it isn't just our skin care regime that needs a shake-up as we age, it's our hair care as well.

 

My hair is thinning! Why?

If you are experiencing volume loss and thinning it can come down to a number of factors. Compromised hair often suffers from cuticle damage which can cause our hair to appear thinner through breakage. Hair compromisation can be caused by dry scalp conditions as well as external factors such as heated styling tools and bleaching.

On the other hand, hormonal imbalances through times such as pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause can cause disruptions in our hair growth patterns. For example, pregnancy can cause a surge in hair growth due to high levels of estrogen which prolong the growth phase. This is commonly followed by dramatic hair fall during breastfeeding as our hormones re-balance.

As we age and go through hormonal changes such as menopause, we experience a rise in testosterone which converts to DHT. DHT damages hair follicles and triggers hair loss by physically shrinking the hair follicle. DHT is the most common cause of actual hair loss in women. 

 

How do I restore my luscious mane? 

A shampoo that works to effectively clean the hair to remove excess sebum will address dry scalp issues which can compromise the quality of the hair. A shampoo that contains Sabal Extract which smooths and protects the hair cuticle will also work to reduce hair breakage.
 
A conditioner that contains Sabal Extract will anchor the hair at its root while stimulating overall hair growth and slowing the hair loss process by minimising inflammation. Sabal Extract has a direct action on 5a-reductase which modulates DHT to prevent follicle shrinkage and minimise hair fall. 

Avoid heated styling tools which can dry your hair leading to breakage and therefore making it prone to falling out. Heat damaged hair appears thinner as strands snap away. Play it cool and embrace your natural style on a more regular basis. 

Go a shade darker. If you're dedicated to lightening your tresses, consider going a shade darker. Bleach is known for drying and snapping hair strands leading to thinner-looking hair. Allow your hair time to recuperate and you can rejoice in less breakage and restored volume in time. 

With the right tools and advice, volume loss and thinning hair can be a thing of the past. Medically endorsed products and smarter hair care habits will help you restore your hair's volume and vitality for good. 

 

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Beating the Winter Skin Woes

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Vitamin E, hydrate

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Winter is here, and with that comes the perils of dry skin, unwanted redness, and the dreaded itching and flaking that we associate only with the coolest part of the year. While we enjoy curling up by the fire, heated blankets, and warm cozy interiors, these elements combined with cold winds can leave us looking and feeling a little worse for wear. So how do we minimise the affects of the winter spell?

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Skin Whitening Alternative to Hydroquinone

/ by Isabella posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Hydroquinone, Skin Whitening

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There are a multitude of reasons why someone may want to lighten their skin. However, whatever your reason is, it is important to ensure you are using a safe and effective product. The best way to ensure this, is to choose a solution with the right ingredients.

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Does Your Moisturiser Contain Vitamin E?

/ by Isabella posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Vitamin E, Moisturiser

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Does your moisturiser contain this super effective antioxidant? Take your daily moisturising one step further by ensuring it contains Vitamin E.

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How To Fix Damaged Hair Without Changing Your Routine

/ by Isabella posted in Hair, Neutriderm

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As a busy, hard-working, career woman, it can be hard to juggle a hair care routine while maintaining all the other things in your life. Sometimes, you may find that your hair care routine falls behind due to having such little time, and it may not make it to the top of your priority list.

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