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’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
***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
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
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!
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. 🙂
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
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
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
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!