Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that affects more than ten million Americans, with almost half of the sufferers aged between 30 and 50 years old. The disease has been called “the Celtic curse” because it affects people of Northern European descent more often. Women are more likely to suffer rosacea of the milder form, and men more frequently have the severe form, which involves deformity of the nose. Rosacea nearly always appears on sun damaged skin.
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You may think that drastic intervention is the way to make a big difference in your skin, but there are alternatives. With drastic intervention comes a high risk of messing up your skin. Before you take that path, make sure you try the route that involves coaching your skin into making the changes with the help of the actives that we at Skin Actives can provide you. Continue reading


The basics

The color of our skin is partly due to the pigment called melanin. Other factors are the content of diet carotenoids, the bluish-white color of connective tissue, and the abundance of blood vessels in the dermis and the color of blood flowing in them (oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin). Other minor pigments (minor unless you have a bruise) are bilirubin (the yellow hemoglobin degradation product that colors bruises) and the complete sequence, which includes hemoglobin to biliverdin to bilirubin to hemosiderin. The different skin colors among individuals and races do not reflect major variation in numbers or size of melanocytes, but rather different kinds and amounts of melanin produced by the melanocytes. Continue reading


Let’s talk about preservatives

How do we make a product that is microbiologically safe for the user? First, we start with very clean ingredients and work in a very clean environment: the objective is to limit bacterial and fungal presence to a minimum. But bacteria and mold are part of our environment and, sooner or later, spores will make their way into your skin care products. Continue reading

Special – Free with orders of $150

Vitamin A Cream with Kakadu Plum and Vitamin E Oil


The January/February bonus is a modified version of our excellent Vitamin A Cream. To our regular cream, we have added Kakadu Plum extract and Vitamin E Oil. Please see our newsletter for more information on Kakadu Plum and Vitamin E Oil.

We are offering a 1 fl. oz. jar free with orders over $150. Customers placing order over $50 will receive a 5 ml sample tube.

Please note: Bonus products are added automatically. No code is required, and they will not show in the shopping cart.

We have also put the Kakadu Plum and Vitamin E Oil on sale for use in your custom formulations to add antioxidant protection.