Beauty Wisdom

Is Your Sunscreen Making You Tired?

Is Your Sunscreen Making You Tired?

Last week I started using a new sunscreen - the Australian brand Ultra Violette Extreme Screen - which I loved by the way! Creamy texture, dreamy coconut fragrance, and very high SPF. As the week wore on I became more and more tired and the dermatitis on my hands flared up. I did not at the time think that this might be related to my new sunscreen - but some desperate google research to uncover the cause of this latest skin reactivity resulted in this surprising discovery - yes, sunscreen can cause tiredness and dermatitis. I suffer from a salicylate...

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What do we mean by 'Pro-Aging' anyway?

What do we mean by 'Pro-Aging' anyway?

When we are young, we find it hard to imagine that we will ever age. Young people see old people differently to the way old people see themselves. For me, as a sixty four year old woman who is proud of all that she has accomplished, I don't feel the need to look young. I celebrate my longevity and I am daily grateful for all that I have learned. Skin care is self care. It's not about trying to be something I am not. So 'anti-aging' doesn't make sense to me as an approach to skin care. At Founder's Formula,...

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Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berry evidence of anti-inflammatory skin care for irritated skin and maskacne. Founder's Formula CALM

Australian Tasmanian Pepper Berry - And The Results Are In.....

Founder's Formula CALM uses Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berry (Tasmannia lanceolata) to instantly reduce the experience of skin irritability and reduce the potential for the appearance of skin redness and micro-inflammation. The Tasmanian pepper tree is a tall evergreen shrub of 1 to 3 meters high and belongs to the Winteraceae tree family. Native to the mountainous southeastern parts of Australia: Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales as far as the Hastings River, it is found from sea level to alpine regions over an altitude range of 300‐1400 meters. Hence, its other common name: mountain pepper or alpine pepper. It is...

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Vitamin C Serum Ferulic Acid Founder's Formula Wild-Harvested Kakadu Plum Vitamin C Serum

Clinical Studies Kakadu Plum - The Evidence is Clear!

Hi There Science Nerds!  This post is for you! Kakadu Plum has the highest percentage of Vitamin C of any known plant. So what is the evidence that Kakadu Plum Extract actually works? 'Gloss value' is the scale used to measure changes in skin luminosity. Gloss value is the ability of the skin to reflect light and is measured using a spectrophotometer/colorimeter. In relation to 'gloss value', the average improvement in clinical trials using Kakadu Plum extract was 17% for 20 volunteers with a mean age of 37. On the best volunteer, Kakadu Plum Extract was shown to induce skin...

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Founder's Formula Vitamin C Serum Ideal %

The Myth of High % Vitamin C Serums

We all love Vitamin C and we all seem to want more of it. But when it comes to Vitamin C, more is not necessarily better.  Vitamin C is an important support for good skin and its benefits are real. Skin cells are naturally exceptionally high in Vitamin C. It plays a role in collagen synthesis and protection against UV-induced photo-damage. The best way to optimise Vitamin C cellular levels is to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, however, as we age or if we have spent too much time in the sun, the body’s capacity to deliver nutrients to...

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