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The Healing Mechanism: What happens when skin heals?

Did you know that when our skin is injured or undergoes trauma, a series of reactions take place to minimise and repair tissue damage? In fact, our skin's healing mechanism is so effective that many aesthetic treatments now make use of our skin's own healing mechanism for regeneration and rebuilding of our skin.   There are 3 stages to wound healing: Inflammation Tissue Formation Tissue Remodelling Let's get to understand how the three phases work better here:   Inflammatory phase: This is the body's natural response to injury. The blood vessels contract and form a clot...

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Skincare 101: How to Increase Product Penetration?

CAN SKINCARE GET ABSORBED? If you have read our last post, you'd have learnt a little about skin structure. But if not, here's a recap - basically, the epidermis is our skin's first line of defence. Skin is waterproof (else how can we bathe/swim!), and apart from blocking out water, our epidermis also prevents many other harmful elements from entering our skin.    But this begs the question - if our epidermis is so good at keeping stuff out of our body (especially water!) how effectively can the good stuff get in to...

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More Father’s Day Gift Ideas

TCR Keratin Fibers, $65 Give your dad the gift of fuller hair this Father's day with a set of TCR Keratin Fibers. A quick sprinkle of TCR Keratin Fibers over thinning hair areas gives the illusion of instantly fuller hair! Don't believe us? Check out the video below!  Keratin Fibers come in three shades - Black, Dark Brown and Medium Brown.   <align="aligncenter">   TCR Mist Fiberhold Spray, $28 Use the TCR Mist Hair Spray for soft styling, or to protect keratin fibres from wind and rain. Simply spritz a small amount of mist over affected areas for an...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

With Father's Day just around the corner, thinking of practical gift options to show how much you appreciate your Dad can be a challenge. Here are some practical and simple options for your Dad this Father's day to make sure he always looks his stylish best.   Skin Origin's Refresh Gel Cleanser, $78 [caption id="attachment_23440" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Refresh Gel Cleanser[/caption]   Forget soap. Skin Origin's Refresh gel doesn't strip our skin of its pH but softly and gently cleanses any impurities away. With ginger extract, the Refresh Gel can not only help keep clogs away...

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Skincare 101: Our Skin Structure

Understanding how your skin is structured can make you more aware of how to care for it. Learn about the different layers in our skin to pinpoint the root of a skin problem!   OUR SKIN STRUCTURE   Did you know our skin consists of three layers? There is the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of our skin.    The dermis is the second most outer layer of our skin, and is where important regenerative elements reside - things like collagen, elastin are all produced in our dermis! So if you're looking for results that...

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CM Beauty Insider #2: What’s in our cabin?

Curious about what products are in a salon's cabin? Here at Chez Moi, we mainly use Phyris and Skin Origin products for our in-house treatments. Let's check out some products our therapists love using in their treatments:   NICO   What's your go-to product in the cabin?   [caption id="attachment_23342" align="alignleft" width="300"] Skin Origin Cleansing Milk[/caption] My go-to product in the cabin would be the Skin Origin Cleansing Milk and Repair Mask. I love Skin Origin products as they're great for all skin types. The Cleansing Milk doesn't just cleanse well, it also provides a soothing effect...

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Caring for your Skin on a Trip

Protect Whether it's sunny, cold or if you're up in the clouds, don't forget to apply sunscreen. The sun's rays can be particularly strong when the plane is high up, so remember to apply sunscreen generously or bring a hat along - especially if you're sitting beside the windows! Bring along a facial mist for some hydration in the air as well. (But remember to blot any excess mist droplets so you don't end up dehydrating your face instead — this is because facial mists usually evaporate if applied without a...

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Blemish 101: Banish that Blemish

Nothing quite spells trouble than when you wake up with an outbreak on your face, and nothing seems to work. Try the following suggestions to control your blemishes and regain your confidence.   Find a cleanser that suits you Using high pH cleansers or harsh soaps that leave skin feeling squeaky clean may seem tempting when you're having a breakout...

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Penta Peptides – why it’s good for our skin

Have you ever heard of "Penta Peptides"? If not, get to know more about this fantastic ingredient in skin care in this post.   What are Penta Peptides? Peptides are made up of amino acids. Amino acids are used to build protein, which are essential building blocks for our skin. When these amino acids are formed in a certain chain, in this case, a chain of five, they create specific peptides. In this case, as they are formed in a chain of five, they are known as "Penta Peptides". What makes Penta Peptides so...

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Get to know: What are Cosmeceuticals?

You've probably heard of Cosmeceuticals,  but what actually are Cosmeceuticals and what do they do for our skin? The word "Cosmeceuticals" is a portmanteau of cosmetics and pharmaceutical, which also describes its effect on our skin.   Compared to regular over the counter (OTC) products, Cosmeceuticals contain active ingredients that benefit our skin and alter our skin cell function in some way. Often times, they are the most powerful you can get on the market without going to get a skin care prescription. Examples of actives include AHA, Peptides, Vitamin C, Retinol, Lash...

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