Personalised skin and hair care

Personalised skin and hair care

November 14, 2018

Everyone’s skin is different, as unique as your DNA. Many ingredients in commercially-available skin and hair care products can be irritating or simply inappropriate for some skin types, leaving your skin dry, oily, clogged, scaly — or even inflamed. Sadly, not all products are formulated well, and some use cheap ingredients.

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The oils in our skincare products

The oils in our skincare products

November 14, 2018

Moisturisers (or emollients) are complex mixtures of ingredients. They work by increasing the skin’s hydration (water content) by decreasing the evaporation of water and by trapping it in the skin. Moisturisers are not one-size-fits-all. Everyone’s skin is as different as their DNA, and it is possible to select the best oil for your skin. One of the key factors that determines how well a moisturiser will work is the kind of oils that it contains.

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The BCP Custom Skincare system

The BCP Custom Skincare system

November 14, 2018

BCP Custom Skincare is an easy four-step system to help you design a moisturiser that is best suited for your skin and needs.

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About BCP Custom Skincare

About BCP Custom Skincare

November 14, 2018

As both pharmacists and industrially-trained cosmetics formulators, it was clear to us that there was a massive gap between the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sciences, a gap in both thought and approach.

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Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

November 14, 2018

During pregnancy, nausea and vomiting known as “morning sickness” is a common problem… but a treatable one.

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The skincare potential of silibinin

The skincare potential of silibinin

November 14, 2018

Silibinin is a purified form of Silymarin, a standardized extract from the seeds of the milk thistle (Silybum marianum)—a traditional herbal medicine that has been used since antiquity (1). Silibinin is also found abundantly in globe artichokes (Cynara scolymus).

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Vitamin B3 for acne

Vitamin B3 for acne

November 14, 2018

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. Medically, it is known as acne vulgaris. It occurs when skin pores or hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin (sebum), and so usually affects skin areas where oil glands are present in relatively high numbers, such as the face, back, and upper chest.

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Sunscreens and skincare

Sunscreens and skincare

November 14, 2018

Everyone knows that sunshine can burn your skin. The main culprit in sunlight is a high-energy radiation called ultraviolet (UV) light.

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Introducing the BCP Skincare Hydroxy Resurfacer

Introducing the BCP Skincare Hydroxy Resurfacer

November 14, 2018

Our skin is constantly being bombarded by damage. This might be caused by sunshine’s UV light, irritants from pollution, or even cosmetic products that are not as kind to our skin as they should be.

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Vitamins in personal care products?

Vitamins in personal care products?

November 05, 2018

Everyone's skin and hair is as different as their DNA... so why shouldn't you choose what ingredients care for them best?

 

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Antioxidants for your skin

Antioxidants for your skin

December 14, 2017

Before talking antioxidants, first we need to talk about damage. Oxidative damage, that is. It’s a bit like rust in a machine, but in your cells. Oxidative damage occurs when the body’s cells become stressed.

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What your cosmetic's packaging is telling you

What your cosmetic's packaging is telling you

March 25, 2017

At BCP, we believe in freshness. Our cosmetic products never sit around on our shelves. They are formulated to order in our laboratory, using only high-quality ingredients.

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