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Should L-Ascorbic Acid and Glycolic Acid Be Used Together?

A while back, several readers brought this article to my attention. In it, the author Dr. Cynthia Bailey states that, “… vitamin C and glycolic acid can’t both be on the skin at the same time anyway.” The readers wanted to know if there was any truth to this statement. Is There Any Evidence of a … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE)

Here’s my ingredient profile of DMAE. See if you find it worth implementing into your skin care routine, and let me know what you decide! http://www.futurederm.com/2013/02/07/spotlight-on-dimethylaminoethanol-dmae/

Exclusive Interview with FutureDerm and Review of the Time-Release Retinol 0.5

Enjoy this short Q&A session with Nicki Zevola, the creator of the FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 product. It answers several questions that have thus far, not been asked yet! Why did you decide to start your own skin care line? Three reasons: One, I always wanted to start my own skin care line. I always wanted to be the … Continue reading

Part II: Retinol Metabolism Cont’d; Retinol Degradation and Strength; Combination Use of (Hydroxy) Acids and Retinol

FAQs about Retinol In Part I, we discussed the main pathway of retinol metabolism and learned that in order to allow the skin to OPTIMALLY convert retinol into retinaldehyde, and then into tretinoin, a retinol product should have a pH value of between ~5.0-6.0. So the obvious question that is asked most often is, “Can I use retinol … Continue reading

Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion

Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion ($13.00 for 6.7 oz) *I know that most of my readers have already seen my review of this product, but because I removed it from my regular routine, I just decided to create a separate post on it so all future readers will be able to see it. Oh, and I also covered this … Continue reading

Part I: Updated Post on the Main Pathway of Retinol Metabolism

The Main Pathway of Retinol Metabolism *Sections of this post were done on FutureDerm (http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/28/how-do-retinoids-work/). However, I wasn’t satisfied with it because the information was incomplete. So I decided to update this post with some supplementary facts and create a series out of it. **Part I will discuss just retinol metabolism. Part II will be an extension of this topic, and will be a … Continue reading

Should You Use Milk of Magnesia on Your Skin?: The Internet Rumor, Researched

Ever hear that Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia can control oily skin? Find out if that has any merit! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/07/12/should-you-use-milk-of-magnesia-on-your-skin-the-internet-rumor-researched/ Let me know what you think please!

What is Retinol Metabolism?

After a two-week delay, the post on retinol metabolism is finally up!! Read it and… weep? Haha! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/28/how-do-retinoids-work/

Spotlight On: Tretinoin

Here’s a BRIEF overview of tretinoin, in anticipation for the retinol metabolism post. Since Nicki decided to post it later next week, I figured we’d cover tretinoin this week, just to refresh everyone’s memories. :) Enjoy! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/22/spotlight-on-tretinoin/

Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Elessa Shereem!

Introduction: Elessa has combination oily skin that’s also prone to the occasional breakout, which typically manifests as a papule or cyst (in her words) on the chin or forehead areas. Other than that, she’s concerned with dealing with blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads), which are types of non-inflammatory acne. From previous experiences, it is known that her skin responds poorly to benzoyl peroxide. … Continue reading

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