Why does my moisturiser sting?

Why does my moisturiser sting?

May 15, 2019

When a moisturiser stings your skin there’s possibly a number of things at play, but generally it’s caused by one ingredient that’s common to all moisturisers: water. It is true that alcohols, fragrances and other ingredients can irritate your skin, but generally they are in a very low concentration and shouldn’t cause any stinging.

Most people will have experienced the slight burning when pool water or tap water gets up their nose. This is caused by a difference in salt concentrations between the pool or tap water and the water or fluid that exists in the cells of the nose. The cells of the nose rapidly swell causing the nerves to send signals to the brain that something is not right! 

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Pro-Biotic vs Pre-Biotic

Pro-Biotic vs Pre-Biotic

April 18, 2019

Everyone’s heard of the term Pro-Biotic. It’s a buzz word that surrounds everything from yoghurt, to fermented foods to baby formula and more recently to skin care.  The term pro-biotic is generally accepted to mean a live culture of bacteria that is used to exert a therapeutic effect.

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The work of a true skincare professional

The work of a true skincare professional

March 26, 2019

When a pharmacist designs a cream, it is created with a true understanding of human physiology, biochemistry and histology. Every ingredient is analyzed and used only if it is of benefit to enhancing the health of the skin.

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Peptides and skincare

Peptides and skincare

February 20, 2019

Once upon a time a short while ago, I wasn’t a fan of peptides in skincare products. The pharmacist
in me was sceptical that the evidence for the effectiveness was slightly lacking. More importantly,
the lack of evidence surrounding possible side effects had me downright worried.
A chemical that can alter intracellular messaging and hormones sounds a bit daunting. What would
happen if a chemical that stimulates the growth of cells was applied to a cancerous lesion on the
skin?

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The BCP Acne Treatment Regimen

The BCP Acne Treatment Regimen

January 22, 2019

Keeping bacteria happy and in natural harmony is critical for the health of the skin and treating acne. If any of these 500 strains of bacteria are disrupted, then the skin becomes more alkaline and an overgrowth of one of the previously good strains of bacteria becomes a problem. Other bacteria and fungi that don’t normally live on the skin are also given an opportunity to colonise – these are the Bad Bacteria!

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Melatonin

Melatonin

January 15, 2019

Melatonin - a regulator of day/night rhythms[/caption] Melatonin is an endogenously produced hormone that is present in animals, plants and microbes. In mammals, melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. Initially melatonin was discovered as the regulator of circadian rhythm and sleep, however its uses and roles within the body have been shown to go far beyond this.

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Omeprazole for infant reflux and colic

Omeprazole for infant reflux and colic

January 15, 2019

Omeprazole belongs to a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The main action of PPIs is a pronounced and long-lasting reduction of gastric (stomach) acid production. They are the most potent inhibitors of acid secretion available. The maximum effectiveness of omeprazole occurs around two hours after administration, lasting for up to three days. However, stomach pain from certain conditions may not ease for several days. If symptoms persist, a doctor should be consulted. 

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Compounding of veterinary medicines

Compounding of veterinary medicines

November 14, 2018

At Border Compounding Pharmacy, we work closely with local veterinarians to formulate a wide range of veterinary medicines.

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BCP Vitamin C Serum

BCP Vitamin C Serum

November 14, 2018

When skin is exposed to sunlight—and particularly to the high-energy ultraviolet spectrum it contains—many chemical changes take place within its cells and proteins. A major mechanism by which these changes take place is known as photo-oxidation, a kind of damage caused by sunlight-induced free radicals (a kind of reactive, damaging chemical).

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Custom hormone replacement therapy

Custom hormone replacement therapy

November 14, 2018

A woman’s oestrogen (or estrogen) and progesterone levels rise and fall with her menstrual cycle (peaking before and after ovulation, respectively) and levels of both hormones increase markedly during pregnancy.

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Folate deficiency and why folic acid supplements may NOT work

Folate deficiency and why folic acid supplements may NOT work

November 14, 2018

Everyone has heard of folate, but what does it mean to be deficient in folate, and what can anyone do about it?

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Drug shortages and discontinuations

Drug shortages and discontinuations

November 14, 2018

Border Compounding Pharmacy can help you continue with your medications during times of drug shortage or discontinuation, rather than requiring you to change your medications completely. We are currently compounding products to help with the increasing number of Australian drug shortages and discontinuations.

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