Entries by catherineM

The mighty power of marine ingredients in skincare products

Seaweeds and algae are major organisms in the aquatic ecosystem. Although commonly interchanged, these two may be similar in some ways but have major differences. Algae are chlorophyll-containing organisms commonly found in marine and freshwater habitats. They are the most primitive organisms on earth, with fossils, dating back to three billion years. They can be macroscopic […]

7 Fruits That Will Complement Your Skincare Routine

Beyond your skincare products and routine, what you eat also affects your skin – and overall health. So, to get a wholesome result from your therapies and time, it is best that you make the most of nutrition. For that reason, we have itemised 7 fruits containing essential nutrients that will further improve your skin. […]


Acne is a skin condition that has been experienced by countless generations with seemingly countless approaches to its treatment. Why try ancient poultices or harsh detergent-like cleansers when there is now a holistic approach to acne treatments that not only clears the skin but improves overall skin health. It is important to note that acne […]

Nut oils

Most of us know that nuts as food are healthy to add to our diets. In the cosmetic industry, we now see many oils extracted from nuts appearing in skin care formulas. In recent years, products containing active ingredients extracted from nuts have become, at times, controversial due to the possibility of allergies. Individuals who […]

13 Micro Habits for Happy and Healthy Skin

Not enough time for a full-scale routine? You can adopt micro-habits that take very little time each day and are easily doable for a healthy skin. Taken individually, none of them will trigger an instant wow factor, but practiced in the context of other activities, these micro-habits will help your skin dealing with daily stressors […]

Sunscreen – Why you should avoid Octocrylene

Sunscreen – Why you should avoid Octocrylene It has been recently shown that Octocrylene, a UV filter found in sun protection products and anti ageing products, evolves into a harmful component once the products are open. Octocrylene was previously accused of being harmful to marine life, especially corals. Some manufacturers have consequently withdrawn it from […]

“Made in France” – Why is this label still so attractive?

In the beauty industry, the label “Made in France” evokes quality, efficiency, and trust. Why is that so?  In the world of fashion, beauty and cosmetics, the label “Made in France” conjures glamour, elegance, and sophistication. But the attraction for French skincare goes further than that. It’s about centuries-old wisdom in selecting ingredients, blending know-how, […]

Ampoules: small in size, big on results!

Glass ampoules are the star packaging of professional products used in Phyt’s facial treatments. Ampoules (sometimes called phials) are small sealed glass (or plastic) containers, mostly used to protect liquid or solution from air and contaminants in pharmaceutical, personal care and cosmetic industries. Usually, ampoules carry around 2 to 5 ml of product. Traditionally, they […]

How to get that perfect pout?

The skin on our lips (in the redder area) is much thinner than the skin on the other parts of our body (in that redder part of the lips, the skin is made up of three to five cellular layers, compared to the skin on the rest of the face which is typically arranged in […]

Exercise for a healthy skin

You are all aware that exercise is excellent for your heart, lungs and mental outlook, but did you know that regular exercise plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin? Here is why Physical activity has many benefits and one of them is that it improves your blood circulation. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to […]

The surprising benefits of after-sun body cream

Summer activities can be fun for you and your friends, but harsh environmental conditions could damage your skin. The sun, sand, saltwater, and chlorine directly affect your skin after sunbathing at the beach or the pool.  Regardless of how well your skin is temporarily protected, no sunscreen can provide 100% protection from UV radiation. And […]

4 Ingredients best to avoid

When choosing your body and beauty products, it is essential to understand what is actually in them to help you pick, choose and source products that are the best, most natural option for you and your family. There is an endless list of chemicals known for the health-hazard they represent when used regularly. We are […]

PHYT’S Anti-Wrinkles Firming Mask

Skin aging is a complex mechanism involving two simultaneously occurring processes: intrinsic ageing known as chronological aging and which is genetically determined, and extrinsic aging which is due to environmental factors such as chronic sun exposure, known as photo-aging. Chronologically aged and photoaged skin share important molecular features, including decreasing collagen and elastin production and […]

Two very delicate areas of your face

Our eyes require special attention to maintain a more youthful appearance.  The skin around your eyes is much thinner than on other parts of your face and is therefore more sensitive to lifestyle stress and prone to premature ageing. Fine lines and wrinkles in this area are the first to appear, caused by our facial […]

simple summer routine for dehydrated skin

Summer is notorious for leaving skin feeling dehydrated and dry following constant exposure to our harsh Australian climate. Despite all the fun that summer brings into our lives, it is not the best of time for our skin. With a little preparation, it is possible to complete a simple, highly effective summer beauty routine using […]

How to choose the right anti-ageing product for your skin?

Each generation has its beliefs and preferences in the way they care for their skin to maintain a youthful and healthy appearance.  Today, we can delay the appearance of the visible signs of ageing much longer and much more effectively than our grandmothers were able to. However, it’s essential to take into account a few […]

Just like your face, your body skin needs water and oil to stay supple, smooth and glowing. Dehydration and dryness will often compromise your skin natural defences leaving it open to more problems. You need to supply your skin with water to rehydrate it and oil to keep the moisture in. You can choose to […]

Why use hand cream?

A few facts about the skin on the back of your hands: it is very thin it has hardly any fatty tissue there are fewer sebaceous glands than on other parts of you body  Sebaceous glands produce sebum (an oily substance) that provides lipids to the skin and helps keeping it moisturised by binding with […]

Natural Vit E – The magic want in your pro-ageing tool kit

Although vitamin E is frequently used and has been around a long time, it is interesting to know how it benefits the skin. The first step is to understand the difference between the natural form of Vit E and it’s synthetic counterpart. Both are used in cosmetics and nutritional supplements but, just because they appear […]