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Have you found that water-based products are more effective than oil-based ones?

Let me clarify the question a bit. When I mean water-based products, I mean ones that have water as the first ingredient, or second/third if the ingredients preceding water are water-soluble and/or are easily miscible with water (i.e butylene glycol). Therefore, all other products that don’t fulfill the above-mentioned prerequisites are considered oil-based. This includes products that have silicones … Continue reading

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum Product Review

Yes…. the time has come for me to actually recommend and rave about an “eye” moisturizer! I know, I know, it’s against policy, but this serum is something special. So please let me know if you think it’s unique or not; have you found something similar? http://www.futurederm.com/2013/01/17/dr-dennis-gross-ferulic-retinol-triple-correction-eye-serum-product-review/

Part III: Retinol Metabolism Cont’d; Why Retinol Can Never Replace Tretinoin

In Part I, we discussed an overview of retinol metabolism in the skin. It delved into the actual steps and corresponding classes of enzymes responsible for the conversion process. Part II examined and analyzed the various issues about retinol use such as: retinol strength, and concomitant use with acidic products. In this final part, we will discuss whether or not retinol can … Continue reading

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

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

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/

Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum: ($29.95 for 1 oz) *This review was highly requested by several people including Christi, so here it is! Others have remarked that I do too many Paula’s Choice product reviews, but I do have several reviews for products from other brands on the site. And if you have requests, please … Continue reading

Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture, Night

Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture, Night: ($17.59 for 1.4 oz) Positives: This contains moderate amounts of the humectants glycerin, squalane, and panthenol as well as one of my favorite emollients, shea butter, which not only has a divine texture and smell, but also provides moisture loss as an occlusive agent and flavonoids as a source … Continue reading

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