Give Your Skin a Pre-Holiday Pampering

As much fun as the season of giving can be, it can be a chaotic time of year that leaves you drained, thanks to all the merrymaking. Worst yet, there's hardly enough time between family gatherings and ugly sweater parties to change your outfit, much less indulge in skin treatments, [...]

Give Your Skin a Pre-Holiday Pampering2022-11-23T16:09:55-06:00

Could Niacinamide Be the Skin Restorative You’ve Been Searching For?

Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is one of the skincare industry's choice ingredients, featuring in a range of products from moisturizers to serums. Because niacinamide doesn't occur naturally in the body, we are responsible for introducing it into our system via diet, supplements, or skin topicals. Niacinamide's Skin-Rejuvenating Benefits [...]

Could Niacinamide Be the Skin Restorative You’ve Been Searching For?2022-11-18T15:06:06-06:00

Back to Nature: The 7 Best Botanicals for Winter Skincare

Natural skincare is all the rage, and for good reason! Right outside our front door is a rich biosphere of plants, herbs, spices, and roots that have been lauded for their healing powers since long before modern medicine. Today, skincare experts use these plant extracts in conjunction with contemporary science [...]

Back to Nature: The 7 Best Botanicals for Winter Skincare2022-11-09T11:33:12-06:00

Beauty Routine Myths and Truths, Part 2: Sulfates

Perhaps even more so than silicones, sulfates top the list of "no-no" ingredients in beauty products, with many brands touting that they are free of this spurned additive as a selling point for wary customers.   Unfortunately, sulfates are the victim of the rapid spread of information online and rose to [...]

Beauty Routine Myths and Truths, Part 2: Sulfates2022-11-09T09:25:42-06:00

Beauty Routine Myths and Truths, Part 1: Silicones

Lately, silicone has gotten a pretty bad wrap. This comes despite a proven track record of health benefits, including helping wounds heal faster thanks to their ability to form a breathable barrier that keeps microbes out while letting air and moisture in. These characteristics make it invaluable in preventing post-operative scarring, [...]

Beauty Routine Myths and Truths, Part 1: Silicones2022-10-27T12:50:32-05:00

What Actives Are Best for Anti-Aging?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you're browsing your favorite skincare store? Not sure which serums and supplements are worth investing in? AST is here to help! When it comes to anti-aging, many people tend to be preoccupied with addressing outwardly visible signs like discoloration, wrinkles, and dullness. However, some [...]

What Actives Are Best for Anti-Aging?2022-09-30T11:00:19-05:00

Caring for Your Skin During Menopause

Aging comes with many complicated emotions and a whole host of physical changes. This is particularly true for women as they transition through menopause. Nosediving hormone levels can send your skin into a tizzy, causing the tell-tale symptoms of growing older. Maintaining your skin is crucial at this point, so [...]

Caring for Your Skin During Menopause2022-09-12T13:42:25-05:00

The Science of Post-Operative Scarring

Our skin is a pretty miraculous organ, able to knit itself back together after traumatic injuries thanks to a complex matrix of collagen that works diligently to rebuild broken blood vessels and skin cells. When injuries are particularly deep, like those resulting from a surgical procedure, collagen can take months [...]

The Science of Post-Operative Scarring2022-09-09T09:51:48-05:00