The Truth Behind “Clean Beauty”?

The Truth Behind “Clean Beauty”?

I still remember it – that one day my co-worker and I went skincare shopping during lunch hour. She said to me “Don’t buy that thing! I heard that it’s full of chemicals”. I won’t lie, it stopped me dead in my track for a good 5 seconds. I stared into space like I was […]
What are Probiotics? 

What are Probiotics? 

These days, probiotics are rapidly used in medical and skincare industry due to their safety profile.   Your skin and your gut have their own microbiome, a colony of good microorganisms. These diverse groups of microorganisms keep your skin in good shape, just like some balanced gut microorganisms keep your gut healthy and in working condition. […]
What are skin Dark Circles?

What are skin Dark Circles?

Nowadays, people are conscious about their looks and skin like never before. They spend a hefty amount on skincare and makeup products to look tip-top. Dark circles are the pigmented area under the lower eyelids and may appear blue, dark brown, and black. They are not a serious disorder and cannot affect your health but […]
Being a Doctor during COVID-19 in Pakistan

Being a Doctor during COVID-19 in Pakistan

People these days are talking about the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) all the time, but it’s often about the worldwide disastrous effects of this virus. I, being a doctor, find it difficult to think like that in a bigger picture. In this crisis, I would like to tell my own story and what we have been going […]
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Is Skin Repair the Future of Skincare?

“Okay Jess, chillax. You’re gonna be fine” I said to my friend Jessica. “But MY SKIN! ” she screamed at me. Okay. I know I said that she’d be okay, but I was actually starting to get worried. I mean, her face is as red as a lobster. And I’m talking about the tight, tingling, […]
Can detergent affect the skin?

Can detergent affect the skin?

After a wash, your clothes may smell as fresh as a daisy or a morning dew but in real your clothes are washed by a detergent that contains more than 25 harmful chemicals that can cause adverse skin reactions ranging from the minor itch, rashes, atopic dermatitis and to carcinogenicity.   Detergents contain fragrances, dyes, preservatives, […]
Are topical steroids safe for the skin?

Are topical steroids safe for the skin?

Topical corticosteroids have been used for many years and their introduction is a remarkable achievement in Dermatology. Topical corticosteroids refer to any sort of gel, cream, an ointment containing corticosteroids, which is a synthetic drug used to treat inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis, atopic eczema...
What Does Salicylic Acid Do for Your Skin?

What Does Salicylic Acid Do for Your Skin?

Salicylic acid is quite a popular chemical compound among skincare companies. It has proven to be one of the best medications for acne. You’ve probably read it in the back of an acne-treatment product.  If you sleep with a happy face but in the morning you find a pimple trying to break out, don’t panic, […]
How to store your skincare products?

How to store your skincare products?

Do you love your skin and spend a hefty amount on skincare products? If so, you need to store your skincare products in a safe place and a favorable environment. The place where you store your skincare products can have a large impact on their effectiveness and shelf life.   Most of us store our […]
Understanding Cosmetics Label

Understanding Cosmetics Label

In this modern era when thousands of brands are introducing their products daily, it’s getting quite harder for a person to differentiate between good and bad ones. With every passing time, skincare companies are making product labels so fancy and appealing that one can easily fall into trap of finding it something, but that never […]
What are omega fatty acids benefits for your skin?

What are omega fatty acids benefits for your skin?

Omega fatty acids are well recognized for their beneficial effects on our body.   There is a total of 11 omega-fatty acids but only 2 Omega fatty acids (omega 3 and omega6) are considered as essential nutrients that cannot be synthesized in the body. Therefore, consuming directly from foods or dietary supplements is the only practical […]
What Type of Skincare Should You Use during Pregnancy?

What Type of Skincare Should You Use during Pregnancy?

When you are pregnant, a lot of changes occur in your body including your skin. Some of you get glowing skin while others end up having hyperpigmentation or patches of discoloration on face commonly called ‘melasma’.   They say you got ‘melasma’ when you are having a baby girl and a glowing skin while having a […]
What can technology do for the Skincare industry?

What can technology do for the Skincare industry?

After working in the tech industry and probably one of the most tech advanced industry that is finance, I keep hearing people talking about what technology can do in the already tech-saturated industries. However, the best opportunities for disruption remain in the lower tech-oriented sectors. While machine learning and “AI”(very often overused concept) have been […]
Skincare tips while Travelling

Skincare tips while Travelling

If not planned properly, A few days of neat and tidy vacation from home may bring a lot of ups and downs in your skin care routine. Skin care is something that requires constant attention and time. We’ve come across this question many times about “what should I pack when I’m traveling?” and today we’ll […]
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Have we reached the peak of the Cosmetics market?

It is estimated that the global beauty care (cosmetics) industry is worth about 532 billion USD globally as of 2019. The market value is expected to reach $805 billion by 2023, though this may need to be adjusted with the Corona Crisis. In 2008 the industry CAGR slowed down but kept growing despite the overall […]
How to fix your Acne problems?

How to fix your Acne problems?

Our skin is made with delicacy and passion and it is tough enough to bear the heavy storms, the heat of the crimson red sun, and it is so delicate that the tiny dust particles, bacteria, viruses can cause serious issues like acne. The skin has a variety of skin layers and the most upper […]
Eczema scratching

How to Fight Eczema?

What is Eczema?  It is a skin disorder in which parts of skin get affected by inflammation, redness, and itchiness. In some cases, skin can get cracked and rough as well. Eczema affects about one-third of the population in the USA. Atopic Dermatitis is the most well-known and frequently occurring type of eczema.  Should I worry about it?  The questions like “Is it dangerous?” or “Does […]
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What is Vitamin B5 and its benefits for the skin?

Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic Acid, is a water-soluble vitamin and belongs to the group B of Vitamins family. It is a component of Coenzyme A, which is a cofactor for many enzyme-catalyzed reactions in the metabolism of various macromolecules. These molecules are essential for the integrity of the skin layers and help to strengthen them. It is widely used in cosmetics products by […]
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How to protect your skin against pollution?

Due to the urbanization of the world, pollution is the main concern for all of us. Pollution doesn’t just create a layer of dust on your face but also steal away its luster by adding toxins and free radicals to your skin. Moreover, ultraviolet radiations coming from the sun have the major harmful effects on […]
Which ingredients to avoid in skin care products

Which ingredients to avoid in skin care products

Ignorance is bliss but this saying is not applicable when it comes to taking care of skin. While skin care products may show promising results for your skin, but are they really good for your health?   It is necessary to understand that the FDA doesn’t take note of this field and the regulation of skin care products is something that’s taken lightly. A lot […]
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What are antioxidants and are they good for your body and skin?

There are numerous studies trying to explain what are antioxidants and how it influences the skin and overall health, and that’s what we’ll cover in this article. It is essential that we learn about the basic ideology behind antioxidants and what it is good for before we jump into how beneficial they are for our […]
What is the biggest irony about the Coronavirus?

What is the biggest irony about the Coronavirus?

As a business owner whose business partners dealing with many hospitals and medical groups, and given the current world panic over the Coronavirus, I do receive frequent questions about how we can stay safe from it, how strong and infectious it really is, and how we can fight it efficiently. So, what is the biggest […]