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Alpha hydroxy acid

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Products I’ve Purchased from Paula’s Choice

While it seems that these days, most of the press I get in regards to Paula Begoun–the creator of the Paula’s Choice brand–are about how I disagree with her various positions on skin care, one if which quite dramatically refutes her claim that acidic products should be used in conjunction with retinol ones, it’s easy to forget that … 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

Hydroxy Acids Part IV: The Best Hydroxy Acid Products

Here’s Part IV! The last one, finally! I know, I know. http://www.futurederm.com/2012/05/17/hydroxy-acids-part-iv-the-best-hydroxy-acid-product-reviews-and-recommendations-of-all-time/ If you have any questions, requests, or anything let me know!

Hydroxy Acids Part III: Common Misconceptions of Hydroxy Acids

Here’s Part III, as promised! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/05/10/hydroxy-acids-part-iii-common-misconceptions-of-hydroxy-acids/ Enjoy! Only 5 references this time, but still it’s quite a hefty bit of reading! 🙂

Hydroxy Acids Part II: The Differences between Glycolic Acid, Salicyclic Acid, Lipohydroxy Acid, and Gluconolactone

Here’s Part II of my series on hydroxy acids! I discuss FOUR different HAs that represent the old and new generations of this remarkable family of compounds! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/05/03/hydroxy-acids-part-ii-the-differences-between-glycolic-acid-salicyclic-acid-lipohydroxy-acid-and-gluconolactone/ Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Hydroxy Acids Part I: What are Hydroxy Acids?

Here’s another FutureDerm post for you guys! It’s part 1/4 in my quest to explain hydroxy acids! Enjoy!! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/04/26/hydroxy-acids-part-i-what-are-hydroxy-acids/ As always, comment here or on FutureDerm. 🙂

Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher: ($48.50/$76 for 1 oz/1.7 oz) Positives: There are high amounts of the monosaccharide N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG), which is a substrate precursor to hyaluronic acid (HA). In vitro, it has been demonstrated to enhance the proliferation and collagen expression of fibroblasts as well as upregulate HA production. Furthermore, in vitro studies have shown that NAG inhibits melanin production by upregulating epidermal … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part V

Morning: Moisturizer with SPF: Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sensitive, SPF 30+. I like this because it contains 10% zinc oxide and 5% titanium dioxide, is cosmetically elegant, and again I don’t have to wait 30 minutes after applying to go out into the sun. I’m also thrilled that the manufacturers didn’t reverse the two percentages because zinc … Continue reading

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