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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. ūüôā Enjoy! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/22/spotlight-on-tretinoin/ Advertisements

What topic in skin care is the most confusing for you?

I’d say trying to properly evaluate a skin care product is the most confusing thing to do. Like I said in my Product Review Rubric, ingredient-based reviews can only go so far. There are several limitations and doubts that I have when reviewing a product. Some things like: How much of an ingredient is actually … Continue reading

Eyebrow Pencil Dupes! Featuring MAC, Clinique, and Sephora Brands

***THERE’S AN UPDATED VERSION OF THIS POPULAR POST! PLEASE CHECK IT OUT! So¬†I was¬†at South Coast Plaza recently¬†and discovered an exciting dupe for my HG eye brow pencil, the MAC Eye Brow Automatic Pencil in Spiked! I wanted to let you guys know because I know how popular these pencils are, and for good reason. … Continue reading

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

Spotlight On: Menthol ‚Äď A Fascinating Look at a Mysterious Ingredient

Sorry I’ve been so MIA. Life is just whopping my ass. Lol!! Anyways, if you’ve ever been curious about menthol, here’s my take on it: http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/07/spotlight-on-menthol-a-fascinating-look-at-a-mysterious-ingredient/ Comment on here or¬†at FutureDerm.com!

Is Fragrance in Skin Care Good or Bad?

Ever wonder if fragrance is harmful to your skin? Look no further but here: http://www.futurederm.com/2012/05/25/is-fragrance-in-skin-care-good-or-bad/ As always, post either on the original FutureDerm page or here! Enjoy. ūüôā

Do you think Asian-brands or products marketed toward the Asian community are better than their Western counterparts?

I recently had a reader ask me if Asian cleansers are better than Western ones. Here’s what I told him: “I have to emphasize that products geared towards these Asian countries don’t have some type of “monopoly” or exclusive rights to any skin care ingredient. Most of the companies that come out with these products … Continue reading

Do you apply foundation in a way that minimizes movement of your sunscreen?

If I’m going out during the day, as in when there’s ANY significant sunlight, I’ll wear sunscreen under my foundation. This includes if I go out at like 6:00 pm and the sun sets at 7:00 pm haha. Yes, I know I’m crazy. For reference, I wear a mineral-sunscreen mixed with a bit of mattifying … Continue reading

How do you test new products?

Because I’m so particular and OCD about reviewing products based on their ingredient lists before actually trying said products, I don’t have to test them for too long before deciding whether or not¬†they’re suitable. I will typically try¬†a new product for two weeks to determine¬†if it fits into my routine and that it doesn’t trigger … Continue reading

Is Ethanol in Skin Care Products Safe?

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!

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