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Eczema and Moisturisers…..The 3 essential ingredients.

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 05/07/2017 Comments 0

For those of you with eczema finding a moisturiser that WORKS is sometimes confusing. With so many brands to choose from how do you know if it will work? Well there are 3 key ingredients that need to be in a cream to effectively repair the skin barrier. Ceramides, Cholesterol and Fatty Acids. Not only…

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Using Oil As A Moisturiser……Why your not doing your skin any favours.

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 0

“I’ve been using Rosehip oil as a night cream…but it doesn’t seem to be as moisturising as my night cream. What am I doing wrong?” Take a quick look on the net and you will find a host of sites recommending the use of oils in place of a moisturiser, but is this really the…

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Do You Need A Toner…..or Are They A Waste of Money?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 0

Year ago skin toners were fashionable, but lately they don’t seem to be as well accepted. Many consumers think they are unnecessary product and that using a toner does not make any difference to their results. However a well-formulated toner can make such a difference to the results you get from your products. Besides having…

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Hyaluronic Acid – The difference matters

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 0

So what is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic Acid is the key molecule involved in skin moisture and is one of the major substances in the skin. Hyaluronic Acid is found throughout the entire body but 50% of the bodies Hyaluronic Acid is found in the skin. Your Collagen and Elastin are embedded in Hyaluronic Acid and…

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Acetylated Lanolin does NOT cause acne

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 1

Acetylated lanolin is listed by just about every website on the internet as comedogenic. So do you really have to avoid this treasure trove for the skin?…… Well it appears the answer is NO. Most acne sufferers are familiar with the list of comedogenic ingredients (pictured below) that has been copied in some shape or form by…

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Comedogenic Ingredients….The Cause Of Cosmetic Induced Acne

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 0

Cosmetic acne was first reported by French dermatologists in the mid-forties. In 1970 Gerd Plewig and James Fulton examined over 700 men to find some of them with normal skin, much to their chagrin the majoriy had cosmetic acne. The knowledge that cosmetic ingredients can cause acne has been known for over 50 years. Approximately

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What does non comedogenic mean?

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 0

Non comedogenic is a term that is used frequently by cosmetic companies to indicate that their products will not aggravate acne prone skins, but where does this term actually come from? The possibility of comedogenicity and irritancy of facial skin care products has been well documented.  Hair conditioners, hair gels, moisturisers, sunscreens and even acne…

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The Collagen Myth

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 0

Have you been hoodwinked by the "Collagen" Brigade? Collagen has been an ingredient in skin care products for as long as I can remember. There are numerous claims to its benefits in regard to assisting the delaying of ageing and in supposedly decreasing wrinkle formation...

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Rosacea and Acne is there a connection

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 0

Rosacea is a disorder of the skin involving the capillaries of the face and a massive amount of inflammation. Rosacea does not normally present until after the age of 30. There can be consistent redness in the skin and underlying inflammation.

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List of Comedogenic Oils

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 0

If your like most acne sufferers you just get rid of one breakout only to begin another....and yet somehow we seem to think this is normal..... Well it actually isn't. What most of us don't realise is that cosmetics can and do cause acne. There are many cosmetics that contain comedogenic oils. The discovery that ingredients...

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Protect Your Skin Against Pollution

Posted By: Roccoco Botanicals Published: 02/07/2017 Comments 0

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