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DIY Homemade Hand sanitizers - Debunking the myths from the facts.

Click here to read the article in Swedish In these uncertain times, Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has the world on new unchartered facing new challenges on a daily basis.  One of the challenges that we are facing is in regards to the information and what is true and false. Especially in regards to health and safety.  We are seeing a lot of conflicting advise online at the moment regarding homemade hand sanitisers and would like to set some things straight. First: please be critical of your sources, and don’t believe everything you read online! Always check your information on the official sites with confirmed sources. For Sweden, https://www.krisinformation.se/ is a really useful site where information from different government bodies...

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Everything you need to know about niacinamide!

What is niacinamide? Niacinamide is an active form of vitamin B3, used in skincare as well as dietary supplements and medicine. Niacinamide forms the essential constituent of the oxidoreduction coenzymes NAD and NADP, these coenzymes are essential in the metabolism of cells but decline with age in our skin. Let’s simplify it – Why use niacinamide in skincare? A wide range of claims can be done with the use of niacinamide, it is a very well-studied ingredient. To generalise; a concentration of 2% can strengthen the skin barrier by reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and help hydrate the skin, as well as stimulate collagen production, while a concentration of 5% can help with reducing the size of pores and appearance...

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Is hyaluronic acid good to use for your skin?

We have seen some conflicting thoughts and opinions on hyaluronic acid lately, and really wanted to write something on the subject. Is it really that good of an ingredient? And what about the molecular size, isn’t it too big to penetrate the skin? The answer is yes, it is an amazing ingredient, and yes, it is too large to easily penetrate the skin. So how can it still be good for you?

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Why we don't talk about concentrations

We have had a few questions about concentrations and why we don’t state them on our products. So, we thought we’d address that topic here today. First, don’t stare yourself blind at the INCI-list. Is it really worth removing other good ingredients, to move up a certain active, without actually increasing the concentration, just so that it will look better? 

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Let's talk about the base: Skintology Stockholm Sheet Masks

Where it all started for us, our masks. Our amazing bio-cellulose sheets. So, what’s so special about them? Well, let us tell you! There are many bio-cellulose sheet masks from different brands being sold today. In that sense, we are not unique. BUT, we found a bio-cellulose that is made differently, with patented technology, specifics that we, for now, will keep to ourselves as we want to continue being unique 😉

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