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Argan: The gold of the desert

22 October 2019
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A 3,500-year-old beauty secret is revealed, giving us the most precious and desirable ingredient in cosmetics.

Sourced from the kernels of argan trees (Argania Spinosa L.) in Morocco, argan oil is an extremely versatile ingredient. Commonly used in food and cosmetics, argan oil is quickly gaining ground worldwide as a skin care staple. At once nourishing, moisturizing, and soothing, argan oil is gentle enough for all skin types while providing some serious anti-aging benefits.

In this installment of our Ingredient Spotlight series, we’ll dive into the argan oil benefits in skin care and what makes it so nourishing.

Great Moisturizer

Argan oil is naturally very moisturizing and non-clogging. This means that it can provide your skin with the moisture it needs without clogging your pores with unnecessary amounts of oil. Argan oil very closely resembles the oil your skin naturally produces. Therefore, your skin will accept and absorb it best.

For All Skin Types

Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or a combination of both, argan is the oil for you. Most facial cleansers and moisturizers are too harsh for skin and ultimately strip your face of its natural sebum, forcing skin to overproduce oil to compensate for the loss. By applying argan oil to the skin, you are balancing your natural oil production levels.

Excellent Remedy for Acne

Argan oil is an excellent remedy for acne breakouts. It’s high in linoleic acid content, making it perfect for reducing inflammation and redness when healing acne. What is linoleic acid you ask? Linoleic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that is part of the omega 6 fatty acids. This means that linoleic acid helps keep your hair and skin moisturized.

Great for Anti-Aging

Argan is packed with fatty acids and antioxidants, which makes it an excellent product to promote elasticity in your skin. This oil also naturally carries Vitamin E and A, which contribute to the anti-aging process. When used regularly, argan can help reduce the production and depth of wrinkles, while also fading age spots and reinforcing the regenerative properties of healthy skin cells.

Skin Healing Properties

Due to its rich natural formula, argan is deeply moisturizing and restorative to your skin and face. It can help reduce inflammation and heal wounds, creating a preventative remedy for scarring. Both women and men can benefit from argan’s ability to nourish and heal the skin. It can heal and moisturize a dry scalp, soften a scruffy beard, and double as a soothing post-shave product.

DÉCAAR’s golden formulas

The nature’s liquid gold is one of the active ingredients of DÉCAAR Oxygen Mask and Lift Firming Eye Cream.

The Oxygen Mask calms, hydrates and restores all skin functions by increasing the oxygen level of the cells. The skin metabolism is optimised and leaves the skin with a healthy glow. Fine lines are softened and the skin looks more healthy, tight and radiant.

The Lift Firming Eye Cream is a rich and innovative eye cream that actively counteracts fine lines, smoothes wrinkles and improves skin tone, giving the skin around the eye area a rested appearance. Fine lines and puffiness are reduced and the skin is moisturised and restored.

 

 

 

Neck & Décolleté Regeneration by DÉCAAR

8 October 2019
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We tend to focus on our faces because we look at them every day in the mirror and necks are just one of those places that are easily forgotten about until they become a problem. However, you can always tell the true age of someone by their neck, décolleté and hands, which are susceptible to showing signs of ageing before the face.

The delicate skin on the neck and décolleté

Skin here is finer and more delicate as there are fewer sebaceous glands to keep it moisturised and yet it’s as exposed to environmental damage as the face. It also has a less protective hydrolipidic film, and a thinner dermis and epidermis, so it’s more vulnerable to lines and loss of firmness.

On top of fine skin and lack of moisture and protection, fat drops towards the base of the face as we age, turning a once defined jawline into a double chin – not helped by constantly looking down at tablets, mobiles and laptops. So even if you’re young, tech-neck, as it’s known as, can still be an issue.

And the final insult is the menopause, when hormones go awry. Oestrogen drops off, the hormone responsible for (amongst other things) collagen production, and so skin loses density and firmness, which results in skin slackening, creping, sagging, fine lines and wrinkles.

Protecting it with DÉCAAR

The good news is that there are ways to both prevent and treat existing signs of aging on the area that require minimal effort. DÉCAAR blends a range of nature’s finest skin savers – like gold, abyssinian oil and buriti oil – with scientific expertise to create skincare that delivers real results. With its unique formula, DÉCAAR Neck & Décolleté Lifting Cream, reduces wrinkles and restores silky smoothness, firmness and hydration to the neck and décolletage. It wonderfully regenerates and restores sun-damaged skin and gives back its elasticity and structure.

Gold

One of the many benefits of Gold when applying it to the skin, is that it boosts blood flow to the area being treated, and this speeds cellular process and activates regeneration. An increase in blood circulation also helps hydrate and maintain the skin’s moisture level, leads to reduction in acne and other skin ailments. Gold provides glowing skin, restores elasticity, slows down collagen depletion and the breakdown of elastin to prevent sagging skin. It also stimulates cellular growth to regenerate healthy, firm skin cells and provide a tightening effect. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as recreating broken cellular connections, which translates into fine lines and wrinkles being diminished with its use.

Abyssinian oil

Abyssinian Oil is a natural seed oil with an ultra light, non-greasy skin feel, and has a unique molecular structure not found in any other naturally occurring substance. It is an excellent moisturizing property which help promote skin suppleness, softness and wrinkle reduction. It contains an abundance of both Linoleic and Linolenic Acids. Linoleic Acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid, is helpful with skin regeneration, while Linolenic Acid, an Omega 3, is anti-inflammatory, cell-communicating and skin conditioning.

Buriti oil

According to research conducted in various labs throughout South America, buriti oil is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and photo-protective. The antioxidant activity of buriti oil protects the lipid membranes that surround all skin cells, keeping cells healthy longer. The anti-inflammatory activity of the oil is beneficial in cases of rough or sensitive skin, redness, rashes, and irritation. And the photo-protective properties of the oil help skin cells to better withstand the potentially damaging UVA and UVB rays of the sun. This last activity makes buriti oil suitable for use in sun-protection products. The discovery of the sun-protective properties of buriti was learned from native people, who sometimes finely grind the fruit and smear a paste of it onto their skin if they are going to be in direct sunlight for long periods.

 

Acne: causes and treatments

24 September 2019
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Acne is a skin condition characterized by red pimples, whiteheads or blackheads due to inflamed or infected sebaceous glands that is present mostly on the face. It isn’t just a teen skincare issue. In fact, dermatologists are seeing more adult acne cases today than in previous decades. Some adults develop acne for the first time in their 20s, 30s or beyond and others also had it as a teen. Either way, acne can be frustrating.

What causes acne?

Acne may be non-inflammatory or inflammatory. Subtypes of acne within these two categories include whiteheads, blackheads, papules, nodules, pustules and cysts. For the most part, the same factors that cause acne in adolescents are at play in adult acne. The four factors that directly contribute to acne are: excess oil production, pores becoming clogged by “sticky” skin cells, bacteria, and inflammation. There are also some indirect factors that influence the aforementioned direct factors, including:

  • hormones, stress, and the menstrual cycle in women, all of which can influence oil production
  • hair products, skin care products, and makeup, which can clog pores
  • diet, which can influence inflammation throughout the body.

Some medications, including corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, and lithium, can also cause acne.

DÉCAAR provides the most advanced acne treatments

The basis of DÉCAAR methodology is listening and observing to make a relevant skin diagnosis and effectively recommend the most appropriate care. Our skin professionals propose to each one a customized cabin care program in order to prolong at home the benefits of the care cabin. Our face skin care protocols have been classified into different categories to allow the beauty professional to offer the most appropriate care for each customer, cell repair and regeneration. It performs deep skin hydration and changes skin profile and depth of wrinkles. The skin’s immune system is significantly improved, and the cells are energised. We use a different cabin care healing protocol and treat acne at a different stage.

Algae Peeling Regimen

Algae Peeling Regimen protocol is used for 1st stage acne. This stage is diagnosed because of excessive skin oiliness and the keratinization of the sebaceous follicles, blocked pores and the appearance of comedones, papules and pustules. The biological Algae peeling contains ingredients like algae, perfluorocarbon, herbs and organic compounds with a high capacity for transporting Oxygen in solution. Its micro-fibres penetrate the skin causing an increased blood flow and production of new cells. The result of this action is to balance the function of sebaceous follicles, reduce oiliness, increase microcirculation and improve the immune capacity. The skin become softer, cleaner, the pores are cleaned deeply, and regenerated.

Deep Phyto Peeling

For more severe acne (2nd and 3rd stage), with contaminated papules and pustules, nodules and small cyst, Deep Phyto Peeling protocol is recommended. This protocol includes DÉCAAR Deep Phyto Complex as it can quickly penetrate the surface of the skin, boost collagen, correct even extensive sun damage, soften wrinkles and clear acne-scarred skin. The peeling reduces cutaneous inflammation, hyperkeratosis and balances the lipid moisturizing and gives a skin film protection.

 

It is advised to use DÉCAAR home care products to optimize treatment outcome, as more than 70% improved results have been noticed when the treated person combines the treatment with DÉCAAR homecare products.

Nourish your skin with DÉCAAR

10 September 2019
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Daily moisturizing is important for radiant skin, though it’s not just about looking good. Our skin is the first line of defense for our bodies against pollution, allergens, microorganisms, radiation and other irritants in the environment. Since it is uncovered, it fights on the front lines every day. This makes it even more important to moisturize to prevent the dryness and any other skin problems associated with exposure to environmental irritants.

DÉCAAR was founded on the idea that skincare is personal and that everyone has different needs for their individual skin type and skin concerns, so we offer the following unique moisturizers for each of them.

All skin types

The most obvious benefit of moisturizer is softer skin. If your face is particularly dry, it will instantly feel softer when applying moisturizer, and you may immediately see the difference as tiny lines and wrinkles become less apparent. DÉCAAR Oxygen Hydro 24hr is the ultimate solution for each and every type of skin.

Targeting pigmentation with triple brightening power, DÉCAAR Brightening Cream 24hr is a highly concentrated cream formulated with the most biologically active vitamin C, selected herbal extracts and arbutin. The optimum moisture of your skin is replenished and maintained thanks to Shea Butter and Macadamia Oil.

Oily and Combination

While many people with oily skin tend to shy away from moisturizers, this is a mistake. Moisturizers help balance skin so that it is neither excessively dry or oily and will help prevent blemishes by improving your skin’s health. The trick here is to use a moisturizer that is designed specifically for your skin type and DÉCAAR Rebalancing Cream 24hr is definitely one. It specifically contains biopolymers that convert sebum into invisible micro granules to ensure an anti-shine effect, but also active components that soothe and moisturize the skin whilst protecting it against blackheads and eczemas.

Skin Regeneration

Mature skin needs special care. It tends to be drier than younger skin and has a slower production of new skin cells, so DÉCAAR offers a special skincare regimen, in order to remain healthy and radiant. During the day, the highly advanced anti-aging rejuvenating Youth Elixir Day Cream, provides the skin enough moisture and protection with its strong smoothing and firming properties. As for the night, the regenerating Youth Elixir Night Rich Nourishing works to heal, tighten, tone and empower the skin.

Everyone needs a facial moisturizer daily, regardless of skin type. Ideally, moisturizer should be applied twice daily after cleansing, and always after showering or exfoliating. The way you apply your moisturizer is also important. By rubbing it into your skin in a circular motion, you are giving yourself a mini-massage. This massaging action improves circulation to your facial tissue, helping to produce new skin cells and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, the structural proteins that help keep skin looking young. Drink plenty of water every day to stay hydrated, and always wear sunscreen.

 

 

 

Hyaluronic Acid: the fountain of youth

27 August 2019
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It seems as if there is always some new breakthrough ingredient that is the biggest skincare ingredient of the moment. While some of these trendy ingredients are not that effective, hyaluronic acid’s reputation is completely justified. This skin-restoring ingredient works well for all skin types and is especially beneficial for more mature skins.

The importance of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in skin with the consistency of a viscous gel, known for its stunning capacity to retain over 1,000 times its weight in water within the cells of skin, making it an excellent moisturizer. It works overtime by replenishing skin to provide both immediate and long-term hydration benefits and perfect skin complexion like never by:

✓ Improving moisture content, for long-lasting and intense hydration

✓ Restoring skins natural barrier to protect against free radical damage, for a more radiant, firmer complexion

✓ Repairing surface damage to promote an instantly more youthful appearance

✓ Diminishes signs of ageing by plumping fine lines and wrinkles

✓ Lightweight, meaning it will not aggravate oily or sensitive skin types

✓ Safe to use it in pregnancy or when breastfeeding

As we age, we lose collagen and hyaluronic acid naturally, so the skin becomes dehydrated more easily.  Furthermore, harsh weather, heaters during the wintertime, certain skin-care products, and underlying skin conditions can cause tiny breaks in the protective skin barrier, allowing water to escape. That’s why creating a tailored skin-care regimen with moisturizing products can be extra beneficial.

DÉCAAR’s blessings for your skin

Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient in our two superstars: Elixir Serum and Oxygen Hydro 24hr.

A new generation of ingredients are used in the formula of DÉCAAR Elixir Serum, to provide the immediate effect of skin illumination. It effectively reduces wrinkles, stimulates collagen production and moisturizes the skin against water loss and harmful external factors. Along with its firming and lifting properties, this strongly condensed serum elixir, has a silky, delicate, non-oily texture and a pleasant smell. Apply mornings and evenings after cleansing and before your usual skincare routine.

DÉCAAR Oxygen Hydro 24hr is an easily absorbable light textured cream, suitable for even the most delicate skins, that guarantees the restoration of the skin’s hydro balance as well as an intense cellular revitalization. It is especially advantageous if used as a soothing treatment or in the replenishing phases after chemical and/or multilevel peeling thanks to the synergy of the hydrating and revitalizing effects. Apply after DÉCAAR Oxygen gel or serum to moisturize, soften, hydrate and balance the skin.

 

Environmental effects on skin

13 August 2019
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While we’re often preoccupied with treating our skin ‘type’, we can overlook the obvious need for treating our skin in accordance with our environment. Studies are showing that environmental triggers can sensitize our skin, and this is different from genetic sensitivity or being born with sensitive skin. What do we mean by our environment? Think pollution, humidity, and sudden temperature changes in climates – like going from the cold, dry winds outdoors to dry heat indoors.

Air Pollution

Air pollution contains microscopic contaminants, called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which help produce Reactive Oxygen Species, or “free radicals.” It refers to the gases released into the air by human activities, such as auto exhaust, manufacturing processes, cigarette smoke, and many others. These strip the skin of barrier lipids, thus increase skin sensitivity, discomfort and even premature signs of skin aging. Furthermore, small airborne pollutants get stuck in pores, causing acne-like breakouts and triggering damage in the deeper layers of skin, right where wrinkles and most discolorations form.

Although air pollution is obviously worse in big cities, living in rural areas doesn’t mean you’re free from risk. All forms of pollution move through the atmosphere, water, and can settle in soil on the ground.

Humidity

A little humidity can be a good thing for keeping your skin soft and hydrated. However, when the skin is exposed to low humidity, this moisture evaporates quickly, leading to dryness, irritation, and peeling.  High humidity levels, on the other hand, can lead to excess sweat and oil production therefore clogging your pores with toxins. Additionally, high humidity promotes the growth of bacteria and mold resulting in skin irritation, redness and even breakouts. 

Temperature

Colder weather, central heating in your home as well as hot weather and air conditioning can all deprive skin of its moisture, leaving it feeling irritated and sensitive. Bitter cold winds can strip moisture from skin left exposed as well, so the winter months you might find your skin to be rough, red, tight or cracked.

The heat can also lead to skin sensitivities like a heat rash, as the moisture gets trapped under the skin and can lead to a rash made up of blisters or bumps.

Always take into consideration sun exposure and the effects of damaging UV rays on the skin. Using adequate sun protection is an all year-round consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DÉCAAR Age Reverse, Oily & Combination and Delicate lines offer the ultimate treatments for such skin conditions as mentioned above, using highly active ingredients and effective formulas. You can find more information on our blog: decaar.com/category/news/

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