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Part III: Retinol Metabolism Cont’d; Why Retinol Can Never Replace Tretinoin

In Part I, we discussed an overview of retinol metabolism in the skin. It delved into the actual steps and corresponding classes of enzymes responsible for the conversion process. Part II examined and analyzed the various issues about retinol use such as: retinol strength, and concomitant use with acidic products. In this final part, we will discuss whether or not retinol can … Continue reading

Part I: Updated Post on the Main Pathway of Retinol Metabolism

The Main Pathway of Retinol Metabolism *Sections of this post were done on FutureDerm (http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/28/how-do-retinoids-work/). However, I wasn’t satisfied with it because the information was incomplete. So I decided to update this post with some supplementary facts and create a series out of it. **Part I will discuss just retinol metabolism. Part II will be an extension of this topic, and will be a … Continue reading

What is Retinol Metabolism?

After a two-week delay, the post on retinol metabolism is finally up!! Read it and… weep? Haha! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/28/how-do-retinoids-work/

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

My Story & Routine in Detail: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs: Q. Why do you use so many products? A. I like to use more emollient product during the nighttime, and I like to make sure that my skin gets as many different well-documented antioxidants as possible. Our skin is a complex organ system that needs a cocktail of various nutrients. It’s true that retinoids and … Continue reading

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