SOS, Science of Skin in partnership with Pharma-Cos

Science of Skin develops clinically proven solution-focused skincare remedies. Taking the very best from science and nature, Science of Skin was founded by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons Douglas McGeorge and Ardeshir Bayat, an acclaimed academic skin biologist (with an international reputation in wound healing and skin scarring), both of whom are experts in skin health and passionate about creating products that actually work. Years of collaboration and a desire to address unmet skincare needs has resulted in the development of their breakthrough cult scar treatment cream, Solution for Scars.

Since 2015 the range has grown to include Solution for Stretch Marks, Stretch Mark Defence and Solution for Bites with more fantastic products in the pipeline to support your skin health needs.

Science of Skin offers you reliable skin therapies for you and your family, giving you innovative and effective solutions for your family’s skin health.

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Principle Vitamins, a new partnership with Pharma-Cos Ltd

Principle Healthcare is a private family-owned business proud of its British heritage. Weare fully committed to delivering products of the highest standards, using carefully sourced ingredients of the finest quality. Our vitamin range is a comprehensive range of multivitamins made with ingredients of the highest quality for your everyday well-being. Our products are specially designed for different ages and individual needs.

Magnesium, an important mineral for your body and brain.

Magnesium plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body, including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses.
The human body contains around 25 gram (g) of magnesium, 50 to 60 percent of which is stored in the skeletal system. The rest is present in muscle, soft tissues, and bodily fluids.


Magnesium is one of seven essential macrominerals.
These are minerals that need to be consumed in relatively large amounts, at least 100 milligrams (mg) per day.
Adequate intake can help prevent problems with bones, the cardiovascular system, diabetes, and other functions.
The following health benefits have been associated with magnesium.

1. Bone Health

Magnesium is important for bone formation. It helps assimilate calcium into the bone and plays a role in activating vitamin D in the kidneys. Vitamin D is also essential for healthy bones.
Optimal magnesium intake is associated with greater bone density, improved bone crystal formation, and a lower risk of osteoporosis in women after menopause.

2. Calcium Absorption

Calcium and magnesium are important for maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis.
Without magnesium, a high intake of calcium can increase the risk of arterial calcification and cardiovascular disease, as well as kidney stones.
Anyone who is taking calcium supplements should also take magnesium to ensure their calcium intake is properly metabolized.

3. Diabetes

Magnesium plays an important role in carbohydrate and glucose metabolism, so magnesium status can also impact the risk of diabetes.
Several studies have associated a higher intake of magnesium with a lower risk of diabetes.
For every 100 mg per day increase in magnesium intake, up to a point, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes decreases by approximately 15 percent. Low magnesium levels were linked to impaired insulin secretion and lower insulin sensitivity.
In most of these studies, the magnesium intake was from dietary sources. However, other studies have shown improvement in insulin sensitivity with a magnesium supplement intake of between 300 and 365 mg per day.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Diabetes Association note that further evidence is needed before magnesium can be routinely used for glycemic control in patients with diabetes.

4. Heart health

Magnesium is necessary to maintain the health of muscles, including the heart, and for the transmission of electrical signals in the body.
Adequate magnesium intake has been associated with a lower risk of:

atherosclerosis, a fatty buildup on the walls of arteries
hypertension, or high blood pressure

Patients who receive magnesium soon after a heart attack have a lower risk of mortality. Magnesium is sometimes used as part of the treatment for congestive heart failure (CHF), to reduce the risk of arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm.

5. Migraine headaches

Small studies have suggested that magnesium therapy may help prevent or relieve headaches, but the amount likely to be needed to make a difference is high. It should only be administered by a health professional.

6. Premenstrual syndrome

Ensuring an adequate intake of magnesium, especially combined with vitamin B6, may help relievesymptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as bloating, insomnia, leg swelling, weight gain, and breast tenderness.

7. Relieving anxiety

Reductions in magnesium levels, or changes in the way that it is processed, have been linked to increased levels of anxiety.
This appears to related activity in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, a set of three glands that control a person’s reaction to stress.
Research has shown that a low-magnesium diet may alter the types of bacteria present in the gut, and this may impact anxiety-based behavior.


Reporting directly to the Directors and/or Pharma Sales Manager, the ideal candidate will be required to perform the following duties:

 – Maintenance of good distribution practice

– Maintaining, updating and auditing of the Company’s standards of procedure that fall within the realm of good distribution practice (GDP)

– Be responsible for the release of pharmaceuticals

– Liaise with our overseas suppliers and the medicines authority specifically pharmacolvigilence and regulatory affairs.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

 – A degree in Pharmacy

– Good managerial and communication skills

– Strong attention to detail

– Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and a good background knowledge in IT

Applicants are requested to send a full CV by not later than the Wednesday the 30th of November 2017 addressed to:

Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System launches now!

File, buff and shine your way to gorgeous, groomed, natural looking and shiny nails with the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System. This is the hottest new beauty accessory on the nail care scene to complete your at-home manicure and pedicure routine.

The brilliant beauty innovation developed by experts at Scholl is a battery-operated 3-in-1 electronic nail file. Designed for easy handling, it features an oscillating head with two speed settings to effortlessly spruce up the nails on your hands and feet. The gadget will also stop when too much pressure is being applied. The kit comes with three different heads that you can quickly switch between by gently pulling them away from the device.

STEP 1: FILE – shape your nails and help prevent nail damage
STEP 2: BUFF – even out ridges and smooth the nail surface
STEP 3: SHINE – polish nails with an instant natural-looking, glossy shine

Celebrity nail guru and beauty insider Sophy Robson shares her top tricks and tips to tend to your nails: “I’m a huge fan of the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System! I keep it with me in my kit to prep models’ nails. The gadget allows nails to be left without polish as the finish is natural looking and shiny. It’s my must-have backstage beauty essential.”

Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System is available from all Scholl Foothealth Centres, leading pharmacies and supermarkets.


Lights by TENA encourages women to say ‘C’est la Vie!’ to Oooops moments™ by launching new campaign

Light bladder weakness experts lights by TENA has launched a new campaign that continues to challenge the taboos surrounding light bladder weakness, which is experienced by one in three women in the UK.
Anna McCrory, brand manager for lights by TENA, said: “Our latest campaign shows women that whether it’s unsightly tan lines or a little leak when you laugh too hard, Oooops moments™ happen to the best of us. C’est la vie!
“At lights by TENA, we continuously strive to break down the taboos surrounding light bladder to reassure women that when little leaks happen, it doesn’t matter.
“Alongside our campaign, and thanks to a series of improvements, two liners in the lights by TENA range are now 5x drier than regular linersand the new lights by TENA Ultra Towel absorbs two times faster than normal Ultra Towels. Thus, giving our consumers the very best protection and confidence they need to have a care-free attitude.”
lights by TENA, manufactured by leading global hygiene company SCA, are available in leading supermarkets, pharmacies and independent retailers.


Check-ups for diabetics introduced at the Scholl Foothealth Centre Clinics

Diabetics need to have their feet checked regularly by a podiatrist.
Diabetes affects the feet in two ways. It can reduce blood circulation and also damage the nerves to the feet.
Good foot care can help people with diabetes avoid foot problems. During your visit to our Podiatry Clinic, a state registered Podiatrist will examine both your feet thoroughly. They will then be able to identify problems and advise you on the best treatment for you.

The Podiatry service at the Scholl Foothealth Centres is available daily in Valletta and Paola.

Scholl Clinic Valletta
24, South Street, Valletta. Tel: 2122 7347 Email:

Scholl Clinic Paola
246, Hompesch Road, Fgura. Tel: 2180 7483 Email: