Self-proclaimed skin care addict Oskar tells us about the benefits of serums. He explains why and how they work (they have tiny molecules and are ultra- potent). He answers what he feels are the most frequently asked questions when it comes to serums. Finally, by following him and Swiss Clinic on Instagram, you are in for a chance of winning a Swiss Clinic serum of your choice.
Hyaluronic acid and microneedling are two of the most dominant tools on the market to combat signs of ageing. By combining them, you have one of the most powerful anti-ageing treatments available at your disposal. We look at the difference between having the treatment performed at a clinic and doing it at home. Both methods will give you visible results and leave your skin looking and feeling younger.
Depending on your skin type and specific concerns, you may choose skin care products suitable for acne-prone, dry, oily, or sensitive skin. What you need to keep in mind, is that unless a product has the ingredients to fulfil its promises, it’s useless. Thankfully, legislation mostly prohibits companies from making claims they cannot substantiate, but there are grey areas when it comes to describing skin care. This is where active ingredients come into play. Provided a product or treatment has an adequate amount of an ingredient proven to treat a condition, you can be assured it can deliver the results you want.
”Marika Axén is 38 years old and runs the popular Swedish blog “Inredningsfrun” where she writes about interior design and lifestyle tips. In addition to the blog, Marika also works as a teacher and has three kids, so her life is rather hectic. With so much going on, she does not always prioritise herself and her own well-being. “After many years of not taking care of my skin, it was beginning to look saggy and dull.” Marika says, then continues: “Skin Revival is a lifesaver for anyone who does not have the time or money to go to expensive clinics, but who still wants to take care of their skin!”
A while back, we met up with Dr Ana Barragan, Non-Surgical Senior Aesthetic Doctor to talk about trends in clinical treatments. During that discussion, she talked to us about the benefits of at-home microneedling; Both as a complement to different clinical procedures, and as a natural part of a skin care routine. As the published article had a different focus, we didn't spend too much time on the skin rolling aspect. Upon reflection however, we realise that Dr Barragan's expertise is too good not to share. We called her back and fired some quick questions at her…
Swiss Clinic have partnered up with Hudcentrum Hagastaden, a leading Swedish Dermatology Clinic, in order to be able to offer qualified advice on acne and acne scarring. This means that you will be able to ask questions and receive professional advice on how to treat active acne and the scarring that sometimes arises from it.
A little while back, a loyal customer spontaneously declared her love for our at-home treatments on social media. We were, of course, overjoyed. We decided that we wanted to get to know her better, so we reached out to her. Once we got to know Ingrid, and both parties realised how well we got along, a natural collaboration evolved - you might recognise her from pictures and videos on different platforms. She is now part of the Swiss Clinic family, so we thought we'd like to introduce her to the rest of you!
Meet Isabelle - one of the dedicated, energetic members of staff at the Swiss Clinic head office in Stockholm. With a genuine passion for health and skin care, Isabelle feels she has found her dream job, as it combines e-commerce with products and treatments geared at solving skin concerns.
Maria is 31 years old and has a three-and- a-half- year-old son. Whilst expecting him, she developed acne, and as a consequence, was left with scarring on her jaw.
Naturally long, dense, healthy lashes is something many dream of, but few are born with. Thankfully, there is a way to help Mother Nature along. Lisa Anckarman is one of the many women, who has trialled the Swiss Clinic Eyelash Enhancer Serum. She saw a difference in just 10 days, and is keen to recommend others to try it! “It really is one of my absolutely best beauty tips, I noticed a difference in just two weeks.”
Our hands; the second most visible parts of our bodies, and typically the first to show signs of ageing. Hand on your heart, are you giving your hands enough consideration and care?
Who doesn’t want perfectly groomed, glossy, healthy hair? Just like we want glowing skin and a healthy, fit body. To achieve the latter two, we have skin care regimes with potions and lotions, exercise regimes, and consider our dietary choices carefully. So, it makes sense that, if you are going to achieve that perfectly coiffed look, you will need to put some thought into your hair care as well. Below is a list of top tips to keep your mane looking as fabulous as the rest of you!
Many of us worry when we see the amount of hair that’s left in our brushes or combs after grooming. Or that clump of hair in the shower drain (ugh). Though it may seem a lot, it’s usually not as big a problem as you might think. You see, your hair in in a constant growth cycle, and losing strands is a natural part of that process. In fact, losing hair can be considered healthy, as it means new, fresh strands can form where the old ones were. However, if your hair loss is increasing noticeably or inexplicably, there are steps you can take.
Four out of five adults in the UK have a smartphone*. This means that we can stay connected to others, access browsers and email more or less wherever we are, allowing us to multi-task on an unprecedented level. Whilst practical, this also means we are very rarely completely relaxed or take time out to regroup. Furthermore, society teaches us that we must work hard and ‘perform’ to feel good about ourselves. We often feel pressure to be perfect: patient and nurturing parents, supportive partners, loyal family members and friends. All whilst being hard-working employees. In this unrealistic myriad of demands, we often struggle to find time to just stop and do something for ourselves.
Having worked with celebrities ranging from Rita Ora to Salma Hayek, clients including Manolo Blahnik and the Brit Awards, Danny Defreitas understands anything worth knowing when it comes to hair and make-up. Luckily, Danny has decided to share his knowledge on a number of platforms. With nearly 100 thousand Instagram followers, and a recently launched Youtube channel, Danny’s tips and ideas are readily accessible. We follow him religiously, and feel like we know him quite well, but had a few specific questions. Below are some of Danny’s replies – enjoy getting to know him a little bit better!
If you are lucky enough to be jetting off on holiday soon, you might want to consider giving you skin a bit of extra love before, during and after your flight.
Whilst ritual and non-ritual scarring practices are popular in some cultures and subcultures around the world, the majority of us would rather be without visible scars on our skin. Below is a quick guide to help you understand and treat scars.
As we age, our appearance changes. This is not necessarily a bad thing, fine lines can add character to a face, and crows’ feet can represent a life spent laughing.
In the beauty industry, new products are often launched with the promise of being revolutionary, ground breaking and having the ability to transform the world as we know it. And every now and then, something comes along that actually has the ability to deliver these. Meet the dry mask; a treatment that will hydrate, smooth, firm, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out the skin tone, and leave your face glowing.
If you follow beauty news and trends, chances are you have heard of microneedling, or dermarolling as some like to call it. Put simply, microneedling may be one of the quickest and easiest ways to get more glowing, even, and youthful looking skin. Put a bit more complexly, but hopefully without getting too technical, below is an in depth look at this magical treatment and what it can do for you.
Most of us have heard that in order to have healthy-looking skin, it needs to be hydrated. And hydration is achieved with water, right? Well, yes and no. We are told that we can hydrate our bodies by guzzling water, but after swimming or showering, the skin can feel dry and rough. Why?
They say you shouldn’t have favourites, and we don’t really, but can’t help being a little bit extra proud of our little super star; The Skin Renewal treatment.
What if you went and developed a range of skin care based on a combination of 1 or 2 hyaluronic acids and 1 or 2 peptides?
How we choose to present ourselves is often a reflection of our personality and how we feel. The same goes for companies, and we felt the time had come for us to update our look.