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Snow Algae Face Cream

Discover Snow Algae

AVA Laboratorium makes skin care products which Snow Algae as a main ingredient. Snow Algae has been discovered having properties which stimulate our longevity genes KLOTHO and FOXO1 and has been scientifically proven to slow the aging process. 

 

Allergy and Atopy Is Not a Disease of Civilization

Allergy and Atopy Is Not a Disease of Civilization

Do you think that allergy is a disease of civilization? If so, you're wrong. Such conditions have existed for a long time, but people probably did ...
7 Harmful Ingredients In Beauty Products You Should Avoid

7 Harmful Ingredients In Beauty Products You Should Avoid

Here are seven ingredients that you will easily find in cosmetics, which you should avoid: 1. Oxybenzone Most US sunscreens contain oxybenzone. T...
Vianek Pruple for Rosacea and broken capillaries

5 Steps to the Best Rosacea Face Treatment

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which requires medical attention. In addition to prescribed medicine, we recommend daily skincare routine and looking for products with ingredients supporting the treatment, strengthening the blood vessels, reducing redness and soothing the irritation.
Birch Trees Bark betulin

Cosmetic Benefits of Birch Trees

The birch tree bark extract betulin, betulinic acid and lupeol are used as an ingredient in cosmetology for skin and hair care. It is known as a natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, improves atopic dermatitis/eczema conditions of the skin, eliminates symptom of severe itching, stimulates collagen and elastin in the skin (lifting effect, anti-wrinkle effect).

 

Just Leave Bunnies Alone!

Just Leave Bunnies Alone!

In 2013 Europe completely banned testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on animals and the sale of cosmetics that have been tested in this way. After the entry into force of a total ban on the use of ingredients tested on animals in cosmetics, the marking 'not tested on animals' (or ' cruelty-free') is considered to be misleading. Currently, no cosmetics or its ingredients are tested on animals to assess the safety of the cosmetic. 

What Does It Mean "Cosmetics Made in The EU"?

What Does It Mean "Cosmetics Made in The EU"?

European Union Law imposes strict requirements on the safety of cosmetics. It creates a list of ingredients prohibited in the cosmetics. EU completely bans animal testing. EU specifies safety requirements, label markings, steps before placing cosmetics on the market - attestations, CPNP list registry. Each State's proper authorities monitor and enforce the law. Producers need to label cosmetics properly and give the required information to consumers.
Difference Between Natural Cosmetics & Conventional Cosmetics

Difference Between Natural Cosmetics & Conventional Cosmetics

The main difference between natural and conventional cosmetics is what they are made of. Natural skincare is made with high-quality pure ingredients taken from nature, organic plant's extracts, waxes, and oils. Conventional cosmetics have toxic substances in them, harmful to humans and causing cancer, genetic mutations, and birth defects. They include byproducts of petroleum oil, paraffin, paraffin wax, synthetic dyes and fragrances, toxic preservatives like paraben and formaldehyde.
Organic and natural ecocert certified face creams on display

What is Natural, Organic, Hypoallergenic, & All That Jazz?

Basic understanding of the cosmetic world terminology of Natural, Organic, Hypoallergenic and who decides about these designations.  An Introduction to COSMOS and their standards.
Taking Care of Your Skin - Part 3

Taking Care of Your Skin - Part 3

Fundamental care of the face is cleaning, toning, daytime protection creams, nightly nourishment, and special treatments such as peeling and masks.
Taking Care of Your Skin - Part 2

Taking Care of Your Skin - Part 2

Beyond basic 4 skin types, there are also additional problematic aspects of the skin. The article discusses problems with allergic and sensitive skin, problems with capillaries, problems with acne, problems with eczema skin and problems with a proper hydration of the skin.
Taking Care of Your Skin - Part 1

Taking Care of Your Skin - Part 1

Before you buy any skincare product, you need to establish what type of skin you have, otherwise, your face cream is not going to work for you properly. Basic skin types: normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, combination skin.