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Sensitive or sensitized skin?

Sensitive skin is a skin type a person is born with. It is most common amongst fair skinned individuals and is characterized by easy flushing, low tolerance to sun exposure and is generally dry and fine in texture. Sensitized skin on the other hand is a skin condition brought on by certain environmental, biological and physiological stressors. While a skin type cannot be altered, a skin condition can in most cases be prevented, and when not, successfully remedied.Here are some of the triggers that may cause sensitized skin:-excessive sun exposure-dry cold weather-alcohol and cigarette smoking-diet high in sugar and processed...

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Clean Skin Care Defined

Clean skin care means selecting products that are free from ingredients that disrupt the skin's pH balance, strip it from its natural flora and cause gradual long term damage to the stratum corneum by causing it to become sensitized, inflamed and dried up.   Ingredients to avoid are all sulfates and laureates found in foaming cleansing products.  Cleansers that preserve the skin's pH and its microbiota will use sugar tensides in their mildly foaming cleansers known as glucosides. Petroleum gel, Paraffin, Mineral Oil, PEGs (polyethylene glycol), are synthetic emulsifiers and humectants that form the base of many high end skin...

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Susanne Kaufmann Plant Based Skin Care

Susanne Kaufmann Plant Based Skin Care

Plant based ingredients make their way into the full range of Susanne Kaufmann organic treats in the form of extracts, essences, powders and oils.  Each and every single ingredient was specifically selected for its intended effect and combined intelligently with other ingredients that complement each other and work in synergy to deliver the best outcome.  Susanne Kaufmann integrates traditional knowledge about the healing and anti aging properties of the ingredients selected with the latest scientific research in her state of the art manufacturing facility in Bregenzerwald. While plants have been used to heal and care for the skin since millennia,...

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Susanne Kaufmann Anti Aging Line A

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Susanne Kaufmann Anti Aging Line A

The Susanne Kaufmann anti aging Line A represents the perfect synergy between nature and technology.  Advanced scientific innovations are combined with natural active ingredients.  They smooth and vitalise the skin with organic ingredients developed over years of research.  Hyaluron from senna leaves provide intensive moisturisation, extracts from moth beans, the natural vitamin A proven as effective for cell regeneration as Retin-A minus the irritation, increases the skin's elasticity and the essence of lupine firms the tissue.  Precious Ectoine known for its cell protective, pro-collagen qualities and ubiquinone (natural CoQ10) aid in cell regeneration, brown algae rejuvenates and prevent free radical...

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Cosmetic formulations: the active and the inactive ingredients

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Active ingredients in a cosmetic formula carry out an action on the skin compatible with the results they claim to deliver. They either fight free radical damage, fight inflammation, enhance collagen production, prevent and reverse photo aging, oppose glycation, assist in cell regeneration or help speed cell turnover.Inactive ingredients are in the product for three main reasons: - As a vehicle to deliver active ingredients to the skin - As a preservative to help maintain a reasonable shelf life for the product- To make it feel, smell and look niceThat does not mean that inactive ingredients will not have an...

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