CosBeauty Magazine #86


CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
In this issue:
- The 2019 Christmas Gift Guide
- City Skin Detox
- Fool Proof Steps for Party Survival
- Diet is a Dirty Word
- Hair Trends from Catwalk Zimmerman
- Fertility Options for Cancer Survivors

Did you know?

Retinol is proven to be a

potent tool in treating acne, by

preventing the cells that line

the follicular canal from sticking

together and creating the

solid impactions that block the

follicle - thereby addressing the

underlying mechanisms that

contribute to acne.

more effective than run-of-the-mill

retinol products, but will also typically

be more irritating to the skin.

Thankfully, any irritation at all may

be a thing of the past. Manufacturers

are now developing different effective

forms of Vitamin A which are less

irritating, if at all.

It’s no wonder that Vitamin A (in

its various forms) is an important

and necessary ingredient in all

quality anti-ageing product lines.

And with new molecules and new

product formulations constantly being

developed, this skincare stalwart is

fast becoming the gold standard antiageing


The facts about

Vitamin A


Vitamin A is a central driving

factor in the development of

normal, healthy human tissue,

including all parts of the skin. This

continues from conception to death.

If Vitamin A disappeared tomorrow,

no more humans would be born in

the normal, recognisable form.

Skin becomes thin because of a

2. general lack of Vitamin A, sun

damage, loss of sex hormones and

general ageing.

Retinoids (class of Vitamin A

3. derivatives) are a proven method

to increase the thickness of the

dermis – the deep layer of skin where

wrinkles form.

Despite contrary belief, retinoids

4. do not make skin more sensitive

to the sun. The reason some product

labels recommend ‘pm’ use only is

because retinoids are unstable in

sunlight, thereby rendering daytime

use ineffectual. 51

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