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What are Peptides?


What are Peptides and what can they do for my skin?

Peptides-YesPeptides are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in the skin. When peptides form a long chain of amino acids, they become proteins. When they are in a short chain of amino acids, they are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and increase cellular communication within the skin.

One important protein in our skin is collagen. Collagen gives our skin its thickness and suppleness. When collagen breaks down in the skin (from age and environmental factors like the sun and stress), wrinkles form. Einfaches RGB

Peptides applied topically to the skin help prompt the formation of new collagen, providing for more youthful, supple looking skin.

Various types of peptides exist with a multitude of functions. Continue reading

The Sun – Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It!

Welcome to our first blog entry for the year 2015!  It’s been quite some time since we have dabbled with the whole blog concept, and our idea behind this is to offer our clients up to date info with leading trends and products, treatment advice, and recommendations.

We hope this will be a great way to interact and share our beauty knowledge with you. Entries will be made regularly by our wonderfully talented Team at body cafe, covering a range of beauty related topics. Feel free to get involved in the comments section below, ask questions, & offer us ideas you wish to know more about, we encourage all positive feedback!

Right! Let’s kick off the New Year with some SPF, Sun & skin health advice!!


The Sun. That glorious warm ball of light in the sky that we all love.

We sunbath in it, we move to sunnier climates, we take winter escapes to sunnier places, and we complain endlessly if it gets obscured by clouds or rain for any length of time.

It is an essential element to life on earth, yet like most things, we can have too much of a good thing – can’t live with it, can’t live without it! Continue reading

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