Skincare Mixology

Skincare Mixology

Mix and Match the Right Products for Your Skin Concerns

Some skincare lines don’t allow you to mix and layer their products. Some may be too thick, leaving your face feeling dirty and unable to breathe. Some products may be too strong to mix and cause your skin to breakout.

Well, Stemology isn’t like those other skincare lines. You can mix our treatment products without overwhelming your skin.

Here are three “ skincare cocktails” to use depending on your skin concerns.

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Collagen 101

Collagen 101

Choose the Best Collagen For Your Skin

We’re always told, that as we age our skin losses it’s collagen. But, how much do you actually know about what collagen is, and if you are using the correct one?

Collagen is the most abundant protein found in mammals. It is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments and the skin, where it provides structure and connectivity. Type I collagen makes up 90% of the collagen in the body, and is the collagen type found in the dermal layer of the skin. Collagen and elastin protein in the skin is produced by the fibroblast cells in the dermis through a complex process, which involves amino acids – glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, with assistance from vitamin c.

The problem with aging is that, as one ages, the production of new collagen by our dermal fibroblast cells slows down. Slowing down of collagen production contributes to facial wrinkles, loss of structure and elasticity, and a general loss of youthful appearance.

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What Causes Dark Eye Circles?

How to Get Rid of Dark Eye Circles For Good

In scientific terms, dark circles under the eyes are caused by the oxidation of hemoglobin in the capillary matrix that surrounds the eye. These capillaries actually “leak” blood, creating a dark bluish-red pigmentation under the skin that looks like a bruise. That is the real problem, not exhaustion and age.

In many ways, dark circles actually are a type of ‘bruising’ – which is why all the moisturizers in the world aren’t going to help (despite what some cosmetic companies say). Compounding the problem is the sensitive nature of the skin that surrounds the eye. A balance of performance and sensitivity in your under-eye beauty products is needed – products that are too strong can cause damage; products that are not strong enough won’t give you any results.

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The Signs of Aging Skin

Is It More About Wrinkles or Dull Tone?

Did you know that an older looking complexion has as much to do with dull, fading skin tone as it does with age lines?

According to dermatologists, bright, clear, and consistent skin color, tone and texture are essential elements to a truly younger-looking complexion.  So, even if you were using all of the miracle wrinkle creams in the world, you would still be missing an essential element to regaining that youthful complexion – luminous tone.

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When it comes to cosmetics, read all labels carefully!

Deciphering Skincare Ingredient Lists

It’s easy to be cynical about cosmetic ingredients.  They all have suspiciously long names, and the media is constantly telling us about cancer risks and other issues associated with commonplace cosmetic ingredients.  The barrage of claims on labels often sound too good to be true (and many times they are, as any good beauty buff knows).  We want to help you differentiate between marketing spin and genuine miracles of science. In this day and age of truly amazing anti-aging technology, consumers should be able to identify what is good for them and which products will work without being toxic.

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