Skin care facts & myths

Learn the facts & myths

Wide selection of beauty care products that can be found on the shelves requires us to have at least the basic knowledge about their ingredients and effects. At times, however, we find ourselves in situations in which we are guided by not sufficiently verified convictions. But wrongfully repeated popular opinions shouldn’t replace data confirmed by scientific research. Make sure you know the facts and say goodbye to doubts – here are the facts as verified by experts.


MYTH
Paraffin and mineral oils result in the formation of blackheads.

FACT 
Mineral oils and paraffin are one of the most stable cosmetic substances – they don’t break down under the influence of ultra-violet light and don’t oxidize. They have softening, oiling, and indirectly moisturizing properties. And the clogging of pores is caused by many factors, such as improper daily cleansing of the skin, environment, diet, or hormonal fluctuations.

MYTH
Parabens cause breast cancer.

FACT 
There is no evidence to prove this theory. Parabens are the most thoroughly tested also one of the best-tolerated preservatives used in cosmetics. They don’t have any potential allergenic or irritating effects, which is proven by many dermatological tests.

MYTH
Vitamin C is unstable in products and in the skin.

FACT 
There are derivative forms of Vitamin C that are stable both in products and in the skin: Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Ethyl Ascorbyl Acid.

MYTH
Vitamin C protects the skin against the harmful effects of UV radiation.

FACT 
Be careful, because it’s not true. Vitamin C provides no protection against UV radiation, however, is a very effective antioxidant – catches and degrades aggressive free radicals.

MYTH
Retinol is a substance that only has anti-wrinkle properties.

FACT 
It definitely is not the only benefit of retinol! It reduces wrinkles, improves the skin tone, stimulates the synthesis of new cells, exfoliates dead cornified epidermis, stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid, fades discoloration, and models the skin contour.
 

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