- The earliest reported skin care techniques date from approximately 3000 BC, when iron oxide and milk were frequently used
- Ancient Egyptian and Roman societies used preparations to moisturise skin and lighten uneven spots, and Greeks used lanoline (a fatty substance from wool) to develop anti-wrinkle solutions
- Biochemist Richard P. Evershed recently proved that Romans used three major ingredients for producing the cream that gave aristocrats a pale complexion; animal fat, starch and tin
- 20th century Europeans used acids from fruit to lighten pigmentation or smooth rough skin
- Modern skin care was born out of research into emulsion technology and naturally-occurring materials
- In 2003 Peter Ager received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of natural protein valves that distribute water in the body (aquaporiness). This discovery coupled with a molecule that contains 1000 times its weight in water (hyaluronic acid), has brought major innovation to skin moisturising products
- Advances in cell engineering and in our understanding of skin physiology and structure, have enabled the development of reconstructed skin that can be used to test new ingredients
- Ingredient effectiveness is improved by new formulations: gels, solutions, emulsions (multiphasesic systems), fatty and powder mixtures, aerosols and patches
Cleansing lotions, moisturisers, exfoliators, facial masks, serums, toners, eye creams, hydrating & anti-ageing creams, shaving creams
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- Regular cleansing and caring improves hygiene, prevents pores from becoming clogged, removes dead skin cells and protects against external elements
- Dermatological research continually leads to more effective and gentle applications that address different skin types such as dry or aged skin
"I wish my skin could stay as soft as it was the day i was born..."