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
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
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
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/
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/
I expand on what I covered in last week’s FutureDerm post about the functions of ethanol in skin care. Here’s the link and enjoy! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/04/19/is-ethanol-in-skin-care-products-safe/ I’ll respond to comments made here or on FutureDerm. It’s up to you guys!
Introduction: Lisa is middle-aged and blessed with “normal” skin, meaning that she experiences only mild bouts of dry or oily skin; any deviations are likely the result of seasonal changes in the weather. But no extreme climate conditions are experienced as Lisa spends most of her time indoors. However, this doesn’t mean that Lisa has no issues when it comes to her skin. … Continue reading
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