My thoughts regarding Conventional, Natural, and DIY …

I love “natural”, “minimally processed” skin care products, and I love science! To me when I say “natural” I meant the product in its original…

Cleanser, skin ph, and acne

If there’s one thing I can tell you that will make the biggest difference in your acne treatment or taking care of your skin …that…

Intercellular lipids of skin

(Info and image source: Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology) Lipids of the skin layers: In the lower layers of the epidermis: Cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids…

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and damage to …

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) is the loss of water from the stratum corneum.  And it’s one of the major factors responsible for dry, scaly skin…

Desquamation: The shedding of skin cells to …

Shedding of skin is a process call desquamation. In normal skin, the whole epidermis is replace in about 42 days and for the stratum corneum…

Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF): How our skin …

Our stratum corneum contains free amino acids (remember those amino acids results from enzymes break down of fillaggrin? from this post), and other nature occurring chemical lactic…

A Quick Overview of skin anatomy and …

  *Info & Image Sources: Harry’s Cosmeticology. Click to enlarge* Skin is the organ that protect us from the environment.  It is our widest organ with…