Alumier Skin Experts / June 4, 2018

My sister always wanted to follow in our mum’s footsteps. Mum is Jane Hiscock, the author of the VTCT Beauty Therapy NVQ. I was never interested in therapy, I was creative. I did A-Levels in…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Adults can get acne in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and some will even develop it for the first time as an adult (referred to as adult-onset acne). Acne affects 25% of men and 50% of women at some point in their adult lives. It…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Hinokitiol, otherwise known as Beta-Thujaplicin, is an organic compound extracted from the oils of the western red cedar tree. It was discovered in the 1930s by First Nations people,…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 19, 2016

What are bacteria? Bacteria are single-celled organisms found inside and outside the body. Many bacteria are not harmful, and some are indeed helpful. However, many other bacteria cause illnesses, skin infections and acne. What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance is the term used when an antibiotic loses its ability to…