1. Skin Serums, Facial Oils, or Skin Moisturizers?

    Skin Serums, Facial Oils, or Skin Moisturizers?

    Modern technological advancements in skincare have allowed skincare companies to provide more and more advanced solutions to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. It has also created a beauty industry which is more saturated and confusing than ever!

    We often hear variations on, "what skincare products do I really need" or "what is the difference between x and y products?" Amongst the most common of these confusions are the differences and similarities between facial serums, facial oils, and skin moisturizers.

    Today, we will be defining all three, discussing the benefits and downsides of each, and when you should consider using facial serums, facial oils, and/or skin moisturizers for healthy, glowing skin!

    The Case for Facial Serums

    The Case for Facial Serums

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  2. Less is More When it Comes to Quality Skincare Products

    Less is More When it Comes to Quality Skincare Products

    How many of us have a stockpile of beauty products that we almost never use? Trust us, you are not alone. In the hopes of finding the next big thing, it is easy to go overboard with new products and beauty regimens. Yet the fundamentals of skincare have remained the same over the years! Technology may be progressing, but simple, effective products still reign supreme in the beauty industry.

    This begs the question: when it comes to skincare, can there be too much of a good thing? We believe the answer is yes. Today, we will discuss some popular skincare routines, whether you really need all those products, how to select quality skincare products, and some pared-down beauty regimens to fit your budget and your lifestyle!

    The Rise and Fall of the 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine

    You heard that right, some advocates have suggested

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  3. Best Skincare Products for Dry Skin

    Best Skincare Products for Dry Skin

    Dry skin can strike at any time with an itch on your arm, cracked knuckles, even a dry, flaky scalp! Skin moisturization often becomes lost in our busy schedules at times. Thankfully, there are effective, easy to use products to bring that dry skin back to life!

    Today, we will review what products are available for dry skin, the benefits and drawbacks of each, and how to select the best skincare products for your individual needs.

    Best Moisturizers for Dry and Cracked Skin

    Best Moisturizers for Dry and Cracked Skin

    In order to determine what skincare products will deal with dry skin, we must first understand how moisturizers and other hydrating skin products actually work!


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  4. Can You Really Change Your Complexion?

    Can You Really Change Your Complexion?

    How many times have you leaned in close to the mirror . . . . and cringed?
    Do you hide under a deep, wide-brimmed hat pulled way down low?
    Have you ever seen someone's flawless skin in passing and felt a pang of jealousy?

    It doesn't have to be that way.

    You're stuck in your skin, but not with it. You really can change your complexion.

    A visit to your derm shouldn't be just because you found a pre-cancerous lesion you need to have removed. Often, if you're not happy with the way your skin is looking, there are things you can do to help, and many of them are as simple as changes to your daily routine. You'll be surprised at the results you can get by tweaking a few of your habits just a bit.

    Healthy Skin Starts From the Inside, Out

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  5. Probiotic Derived Bioactives (PDB's)

    Probiotic Derived Bioactives (PDBs)

    There is a very deep connection between you, your skin, and your overall health. While your body is made up of multiple organs and organ systems, they work together as a beautiful whole.

    Glowbiotics, a pioneer of probiotic skincare, is dedicated to taking care of your largest organ- your skin- through the innovative use of topical probiotics, or more specifically, probiotic derived bioactives.

    What Can Topical Probiotics Do For Your Skin?

    What Can Topical Probiotics Do For Your Skin?

    There are trillions of microorganisms that exist on your skin in a world called the microbiome. They're supposed to exist here. You actually want them here. Most of them are bacteria, and they play a huge beneficial role

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  6. What Ingredients Should I Avoid and Why?

    What Ingredients Should I Avoid and Why?

    (Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, Artificial dyes and any known cancer-causing ingredient.)

    You're trying to do the best you can for your skin. You *try* to eat a diet to support your skin's health. You spend hours pouring over articles and information about the latest and best ingredients to tend to your particular skincare needs. You handpick your skincare regimen to provide your skin with exactly what it needs, regardless of the circumstances.

    But are you digging even deeper? While you're paying attention to ingredients you want to look for, are you also putting just as much time into understanding exactly which ingredients you should avoid in your skincare?

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  7. Competition lifestyle - how it changes your skin and what it does to your body

    Competition lifestyle - how it changes your skin and what it does to your body

    Having a hobby is good for the soul. Bonus points if your hobby is one that is healthy for your body, too. Competitive athletes, and bodybuilders in particular, put a great deal of stress on themselves to be the leanest, most muscular, strongest, fastest, most cut . . . . it goes on and on. Maintaining that physique is difficult enough through the season, but with the pressure of keeping within your weight range, diet and exercise become a tightrope balancing act.

    So what does all that do to your body, and your skin especially? Competitive bodybuilding tends to be great for your body, but not so much for your skin. The lifestyle can be difficult for the largest organ of your body and skincare for athletes sometimes requires special considerations.

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  8. Common Mistakes People with Acne Make on Their Skin

    Common Mistakes People with Acne Make on Their Skin

    Acne is one of the most common skin issues. Despite how common it is, however, there is no shortage of misunderstandings and misperceptions about acne. This leads to a lot of people making mistakes when it comes to skin care.

    So, what are these mistakes? And what should people do to make sure that they are taking care of their skin? These are topics that we want to address in order to help everyone's face glow.

    Acne 101

    Acne 101

    Despite what most people think, acne is not caused by dirty skin, bacteria, or eating lots of greasy food. Yes, these factors lead to less healthy skin, but they are not the triggers or causes of acne. They are among the so called 'acne myths.' These are frequently written about and are the bane of dermatologists and responsible

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  9. Postpartum Acne What Can You Do For Your Acne When You're Still Nursing?

    Postpartum Acne: What Can You Do For Your Acne When You're Still Nursing?

    You have been the queen of changes for almost a year now. No one could touch your ability to grow, shift, glow, melt, eat, and emotionalize. But you thought you were done when you hit the delivery room, with the exception of 'shifting' back to your old pre-pregnancy self.

    By now you've realized that the changes are far from over. Even weeks after the birth, your raging hormones are continuing to wreak havoc on your skin. So what can you do about it?

    Post-Pregnancy Hormones

    Post-Pregnancy Hormones

    The hormones that have been elevated for the past nine months to help keep your pregnancy going drop off suddenly after birth. Estrogen levels

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  10. You're Seeing Skin Changes: When To Be Concerned

    You're Seeing Skin Changes: When To Be Concerned

    Everyone's skin goes through some changes over the course of time. Some aging changes are subtle, some not so much.

    But how do you know what types of changes you should be concerned about? How do you know if you should reach for your Advanced Vitamin-C Brightening Serum or to put your dermatologist on speed dial?

    Aging Changes

    Aging Changes

    As your body ages, your skin does, too. That's just a fact of life. Collagen and elastin break down and don't regenerate as fast as they used to. Fine lines and wrinkles start to appear, and liver spots may make themselves known.

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