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Ten Body Care Tips from Switzerland’s Leading Dermatologist

Ten Body Care Tips from Switzerland’s Leading Dermatologist
While our Founder, Dr. Luigi L. Polla, treats mostly faces, his patient consultations always include a discussion of body care, as a reminder that we are, indeed, more than “just our faces.” Here are his top ten body care tips for heathy, youthful-looking skin from head to toe. 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