Introduction: Miranda is at a point where the skin is showing characteristic signs of aging such as wrinkles, and unevenness in texture and color. The skin is described to be “crunchy” and rough as a result of excess layers of dead skin cells (stratum corneum). These signs are attributed to hormonal changes, and a fair amount of UV exposure for almost half a century, among … Continue reading
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
RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner Skin Remodeling Complex ($18.95 for 4 oz) Positives: True to its name, its milky texture replenishes the skin by providing good amounts of different components of the epidermal barrier, specifically the extracellular matrix, and other ingredients that mimic those components, including: the linoleic, oleic, linolenic acids, phospholipids, sodium hyaluronate, as well as moderate amounts … Continue reading
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
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
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!
The next category of products I want to try is a water-soluble vitamin C serum, such as the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic (which I probably won’t just because it’s SO expensive), or various alternatives that Nicki from FutureDerm suggested HERE. Most likely, I’d go with the Timeless dupe since Nicki likes it (in a completely personal way) more than the … Continue reading
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! 🙂
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!
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. 🙂