Skin Glossary Library

 

What is it and how to interpret it?

PPM is not a new term in the skincare industry and it sounds sophisticated, doesn’t it? What does PPM really mean and stand for?

PPM stands for Parts Per Million. It is a type of measurement unit of concentration. It represents part of the total number in units of 1/1,000,000 (million). It is a unit that is more commonly used in the laboratory.
It’s not as complicated as you thought!

Let’s take few examples:

We have 110,000ppm of Centella Asiatica. What does it mean? Let’s get down to the equation!

110,000ppm = 110,000/1,000,000 = 0.11 = 11%

So, it basically means that 110,000ppm of Centella Asiatica is equal to 11% of Centella Asiatica.

Where there is basically 110,000 parts of Centella Asiatica in one million of molecules.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body.
It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles.
Collagen has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones.
In recent years, collagen supplements have become popular. Consuming collagen have a variety of health benefits:
1. Improves skin health

2. Helps relieve joint pain

3. Prevents bone loss

4. Boosts muscle mass

5. Promotes heart health

Collagen supplements have been claimed to promote brain, heart, and gut health, as well as help control weight and keep hair and nails healthy.

Naturally occurring digestive enzymes are a vital part of our digestive system. Without them, our body can’t break foods down so that nutrients can be fully absorbed.
Digestive enzymes help our body break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. This is necessary to allow for the absorption of nutrients and to maintain optimal health. Without these enzymes, the nutrients in our food go to waste.
Digestive enzymes take the place of natural enzymes. Once foods are broken down, nutrients are absorbed into our body through the wall of the small intestine and distributed through the bloodstream.

Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth. They’re so powerful that pomegranate juice has been found to have three times the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea
They contain a range of beneficial plant compounds, unrivaled by other foods. Studies have shown that they may have several benefits for our body, possibly lowering our risk of various diseases.
Pomegranates are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, packed with nutrients and powerful plant compounds.They have wide-ranging benefits and may help reduce our risk of various serious illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
What’s more, they may boost your memory and exercise performance too!

Brix, a measure (in degrees) of the amount of dissolved solids in a liquid via its specific gravity; used especially to measure dissolved sugar in fruit juice and wine.

Degrees Brix is the sugar content of an aqueous solution. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution and represents the strength of the solution as a percentage by weight. The °Bx is traditionally used in the wine, sugar, fruit juice, and honey industries.

Remember to see the 'Brix' sweetness in your product before buying!

THREE common reasons why your pores are BIG!

Reason 1: When excessive sebum is not eliminated

Reason 2: Loss of elasticity due to aging of the skin

Reason 3: When skin temperature increases due to factors like UV rays

These are the major factors affecting your pores, but pores also become larger due to stress, hormones and clogged skin turn over cycle.

The biggest obstacle for beautiful skin texture are these pores, so care for them now with AHA BHA PHA Refining Boost Pad!

Organic, cold-pressed, virgin...what exactly do all these labels mean, and how does one choose the best type of Coconut Oil? Is all Coconut Oil the same?

No, they are not the same! The best type of coconut oil for skin is organic virgin coconut oil, as it’s the least processed of the bunch so it retains the most nutrients! 100% Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is obtained from fresh coconuts and is 100% natural. The oil is non-sticky, lightweight in texture, and gets easily absorbed by the skin. Being pesticide-free and fertilizer-free!

When using coconut oil for face, avoid buying the more processed varieties produced primarily for food purposes. It may be great for cooking, but you don’t necessarily want it on your face!

In other words, don’t go shopping for coconut oil in the grocery store unless you see organic virgin on the shelf. That's why we chose Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm packed with 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.

Eczema, is a common skin condition marked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin.

It’s often seen in babies and young children, appearing on the faces of infants. But eczema can come in a variety of types in children, teens, and adults. Many people use the word eczema when referring to atopic dermatitis, which is the most common type.

Certain foods, such as nuts and dairy, can trigger symptoms. Environmental triggers include smoke, pollen, soaps, and fragrances. Eczema is not contagious.

In most cases, however, eczema is mild. The most common symptoms of atopic dermatitis include:

- dry, scaly skin
- skin flushing
- itching
- open, crusted, or weeping sores

Some people outgrow the condition, whereas others will continue to have it throughout adulthood.

Pyrus ussuriensis (Pyrus ussuriensis Maxim Leaves, in short PUL), also known as the Ussurian pear, Harbin pear, and Manchurian pear, is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae.

It is native to Korea, Japan, and the Ussuri River area of far eastern Russia. It has flowers in spring that are slightly pink when budding and then turn white.

The tree grows to a height of about 15 meters (49 ft) and prefers well-drained loam-type soils. It is considered the hardiest of all pears.

PUL is found effective in easing eczema inflammation conditions by relieving itching and increasing moisture retention. Further, it also boosts the skin’s immunity.⁠

Also, don't forget it is the STAR ingredient of the GNST Coco line, and that's the reason this range stays the best for treating eczema, rash, and redness, in babies and adults.

We are sure you are more knowledgeable about IPL after the raging success, love and support that we have received from your end, CocoFam!

Yes, after the very launch of SmoothSkin IPL devices, we felt we had done the right thing by going behind the World's No.1 IPL Hair Removal Brand and making it available right here on Cocomo, for YOU!

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. IPL Hair Removal is designed to help break the cycle of hair growth by targeting the hair root or follicle. Light energy is transferred through the skin’s surface and is absorbed by the melanin present in the hair shaft. The absorbed light energy is converted to heat energy (below the surface of the skin), which disables the hair follicle preventing further growth. Treated hairs naturally fall out over the course of a few days to 1-2 weeks.

The at-home safe and effective Hair Removal devices Bare+ and Pure that work on the principle of IPL are onboard with us for your care!

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