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Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Miranda Previat!

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

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

Hydroxy Acids Part IV: The Best Hydroxy Acid Products

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!

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

Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Adrianna Lenko!

Introduction: Adrianna lives in a hot climate that’s fortunately, also dry rather than humid year round. She describes her skin as oily that’s also acne-prone. The acne is predominately whiteheads and blackheads, with more inflammatory forms appearing every few months. As a result, she has several physical “ice pick” scars on the cheek area. She also has issues with flakiness that she … Continue reading

Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum: ($29.95 for 1 oz) *This review was highly requested by several people including Christi, so here it is! Others have remarked that I do too many Paula’s Choice product reviews, but I do have several reviews for products from other brands on the site. And if you have requests, please … Continue reading

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

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer: ($19.95 for 2 oz) Positives: This is quite emollient due to its blend of silicones and  evening primrose oil content, as well as various synthetic thickeners. It has high amounts of several epidermal barrier components and related ingredients such as: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, sodium PCA, panthenol, and rose fruit oil. It contains moderate amounts of the … Continue reading

Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream

Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream: ($19.95 for 2 oz) Positives: This product has a ton of jojoba seed oil, whose similarities to sebum composition should relieve truly dry skin types. There are also moderate to high amounts of the epidermal barrier components: ceramide 3, cholesterol as well sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and squalane, which are water-binding agents. Finally, it … Continue reading

Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Lisa Thompson!

Introduction: Lisa is middle-aged and blessed with “normal” skin, meaning that she experiences only mild bouts of dry or oily skin; any deviations are likely the result of seasonal changes in the weather. But no extreme climate conditions are experienced as Lisa spends most of her time indoors. However, this doesn’t mean that Lisa has no issues when it comes to her skin. … Continue reading

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