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Antioxidant

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Spotlight on: Thioctic Acid or Alpha Lipoic Acid

Known as the UNIVERSAL antioxidant (given that it’s both water- and lipid- soluble), this antioxidant is present in virtually every type of living cell in the human body as it is manufactured in mitochondria. After initial synthesis, ALA is covalently bonded through lysyl residues to various enzyme complexes in order to facilitate important redox reactions. Systemically, ALA and its reduced counterpart … 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/

What type of product do you think is still missing on the current market?

I have yet to find an excellent aqueous vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), E, and ferulic acid treatment that’s very lightweight, appropriate for oily skin types, and packaged in a pump bottle!! The Skinceuticals version is good, but it’s also super expensive and packaged in a dropper bottle! WTF?!? Haha, okay. /endrant I’d also like something with high levels of green tea (ECGC), pomegranate, … Continue reading

Spotlight On: Kinetin

Here’s my post on Kinetin, which is primarily championed by Kinerase. http://www.futurederm.com/2012/07/22/spotlight-on-kinetin/ Enjoy and let me know what you think! 🙂

What do you guys think of “silicone entrapment?”

Recently, I read an article on FutureDerm and replied to a few comments asking about the idea of how silicones trap active ingredients, preventing them from reaching the skin. Here’s a breakdown of what happened: Nicki of FutureDerm fame stated: “While beneficial skin care ingredients can have some documented effects in cosmetics with a silicone base, the … Continue reading

Why and How to Mix Sunscreens

Question: Why should I mix sunscreens? Answer: There are several plausible scenarios where mixing a sunscreen with another skin care product would yield a desirable outcome. The reasons can usually be placed under two broad categories: a cosmetic or formulary concern. A cosmetic concern would be if for example, you’d like the sunscreen to mattify more quickly or to … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail: Updated Skin Care History

***Note that I have NOT been using this exact routine since about September of 2012. An updated routine will be published soon! Current Routine: Morning: Part 1: For a more detailed explanation, click HERE. Cleanser: (Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser) Toner: (Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner) Treatment: (Paula’s Choice CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness … Continue reading

Estée Lauder Perfectionist [CP+] Wrinkle Lifting Serum

Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+] Wrinkle Lifting Serum: ($55/$80/$135 for 1.0 oz/1.7 oz/3.4 oz) Positives: There are high amounts of the antioxidants skullcap, black mulberry, and grape extracts. Due to its arbutin and therefore hydroquinone content, the black mulberry extract can theoretically inhibit melanin production, which can result in a more even complexion. However, you aren’t going to get anywhere near the results … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part IV

Evening Part 2: Lip Moisturizer: MAC Lip Conditioner in a Tube. This is the same product that’s used during the day. See Part 1 for that review. Moisturizer: Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum OR Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM.  This is the same serum as the one I use during the day. The Concentrate is basically … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part II

Morning Part 2: Moisturizer: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel OR Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Serum. The Moisture Gel is reserved, yep you guessed it, for when I’m indoors. Surprise, surprise. On the other hand, the RESIST Serum is applied under my sunscreen and foundation; it acts as an additional layer of (antioxidant) protection against … Continue reading

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