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What Is "Tech Neck" And How To Care For Your Neck And Décolleté

What Is "Tech Neck" And How To Care For Your Neck And Décolleté
Did you know that the second product our Founder Dr. Luigi L. Polla created (right after our best-selling Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask) was our Firming Gel For Neck And Bust? Indeed, he noticed that while his female patients were taking great care of their faces (read, face says I am 37), their neck and décolleté were giving away their “real” age (read, neck says I am 45). He still spends a lot of time reminding his patients to take good care of this often forgotten part of the body. Here are his top recommendations.  Continue reading

Uneven Pigmentation? Here Is What You Need To Know

Uneven Pigmentation? Here Is What You Need To Know
Some of the most frequent questions we receive on social media or through our website have to do with pigmentation, dark spots, brown spots… In honor of the renaming of our pigment product, now called Pigment Perfecting Serum, here are some answers to your most frequent questions.  Continue reading

Why Is Green Tea Good For My Skin?

Why Is Green Tea Good For My Skin?
Green tea, from the plant Camellia sinensis, is typically used in skin care because of its high concentration of polyphenols (also known as catechins). The most studied of these polyphenols is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is known to help prevent and repair free radical damage. Green tea also contains quercetin, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize excess iron in the skin, as well as resveratrol, another super-antioxidant. Finally, green tea also contains caffeine and tannins, which help to decrease puffiness. Continue reading

Is My Skin Dry Or Dehydrated? And Does The Difference Matter?

Is My Skin Dry Or Dehydrated? And Does The Difference Matter?
While dry skin and dehydrated skin may sound like they are the same thing, they are not. Here is the difference: dehydrated skin lacks water and dry skin lacks oil. Continue reading

10 Tips On How To Choose The Right Moisturizer

10 Tips On How To Choose The Right Moisturizer

Most of us use a moisturizer, but how do you know which one to choose? The basic rule of thumb is that you should choose your moisturizer based on your skin type. Here is all you need to know about how to find the perfect moisturizer for you. 

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