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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

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

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. 🙂

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

Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Catherine Aldrich!

Introduction: Catherine has quite problematic skin that is characterized by multiple inflammatory acne lesions and an overall oily surface. While the acne is mostly limited to the jaw, cheek, and chin areas, the lesions leave behind severe post-inflammatory hyperpigmented scarring that persists for months. Because of this, she’s had several visits with a dermatologist, whose solutions have either been … Continue 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!

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!

The 5 Most Common Skin Care Mistakes Even Experts Make

I’m completely thrilled to be joining Nicki and the rest of the FutureDerm.com team. Here is the link for my first ever contribution! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/04/12/the-5-most-common-skin-care-mistakes-even-experts-make/ For the contest, please post below THIS comment for the addition (+2) number of entries! Thanks and I hope you guys enjoy it!

Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Overview Review #1

I’ve realized that by just reviewing a given’s person routine week after week wouldn’t be very helpful for most readers unless his/her routine and skin is similar to the reviewee’s. In addition, because of the length of each routine, I doubt anyone would read through past routine reviews in an attempt to find something more relevant. Therefore, … Continue reading

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