Monday, September 21, 2009

Vitamin C can help skin heal, say scientists

Vitamin C can help skin heal, say scientists

Vitamin C can help promote wound healing and DNA repair in the skin, according to scientists who investigated the substance’s effect in human fibroblasts.

The research, published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, used a full genome wide analysis to look at the effect of vitamin C derivative ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AA2P) on the genes of human fibroblasts.

In total, nearly 300 hundred genes were affected by the addition of AA2P and the researchers then looked at their role in the body to further define the vitamin’s effect.

According to the study, the addition of the vitamin helps stimulate fibroblasts out of their dormant state so they can help the skin heal as well as affecting the cells’ ability to move to the wounded area.

Stimulating the ability of DNA self repair

In addition, the vitamin also stimulated the ability of the DNA to repair itself after damage, as well as having strong antioxidant properties.

The scientists conclude that although the activation of specific signaling pathways remains to be elucidated, the results show that vitamin C in skin cells is required for efficient wound healing and the repair of potentially mutagenic products of DNA oxidation.

But we already knew this which is why we have Vitamin C in our 2B Skin Care range of products and both our BabyBaby and 2B Sunscreen.

Best replaced at night as UV light destroys Vitamin C hence why we have used it in our 2B Night Cream, healing damage done by exposure to UV light and other environmental dangers throughout the day. Topically Vitamin C should be an essential part of your beauty routine especially so if you have any exposure to UV light throughout the day.

2B Skin Care has taken care of it for you. Found in 2B Daily Facial Moisturiser, 2B Night Cream, 2B Eye Cream, 2B Sunscreen, BabyBaby Sunscreen.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Spring is in the Air...

The sun is trying to come out and with school holidays just around the corner it is time to start thinking sunscreen. Naturally we have two of the most beautiful sunscreen formulations on offer. BabyBaby sunscreen for infants is gentle enough for the newest member of your family as well as for older children. 2B sunscreen is perfect for you and is fantastic to use under or over make up - yes over make up. I press it through my make up so re-applying sunscreen is no longer a problem when you wear foundation and it is not greasy or oily so will not clog your skin.

Here is what some of our wonderful facebook fans had to say about our sunscreen:

This sunscreen is brilliant it's the only one I have used on our two girls, love the fact it has no nasty chemicals in it and we always get comments on the nice smell!!
Have the adult one too!!Rachel

Great sunscreen so good for sensitive skin.. i break out with other products but not, the babybaby it :)Kyla

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The dreaded cradle cap

Cradle cap is a form of seborrhea dermatitis (sebum causing inflammation). Found mainly on the scalp and face. It appears as thick, oily, yellowish or brownish patches usually on the scalp and eye brows. The skin itself appears red, flaky and irritated.

Cradle cap is simply a build up of sweat and oil produced by overactive glands or occasionally an overgrowth of yeast may contribute to the condition.

Treatment of cradle cap:

Brush the scalp with a soft bristle brush to loosen the scales
For mild cradle cap shampoo daily with Cradle Cap Shampoo. The lavender and chamomile will help to regulate the sebum while the manuka honey has a powerful effect on regulating the sebum.
You may also massage in Comforting Massage Oil into the scalp prior to shampoo.

Do not pick cradle cap or scrape off scales unless they are already loose. You do not want to cause infection.

Cradle cap is generally not a serious condition so don't stress over it. Some kids seem more prone to others (I was lucky enough to have four children affected). There are myths and legends in regards to over shampooing and under shampooing children's hair, however it does come down to the individual child. If you need to use the shampoo every day to get on top of cradle cap then do so. If not then don't. If the cradle cap becomes irritating to the child then a yeast infection may have developed and it may be time to head of to the doctor. For more info please feel free to email me