It seems like we’re always reading product reviews. And while they’re useful, it’s important to keep in mind that they can only go so far. Check out my pros and cons: http://www.futurederm.com/2012/10/18/the-benefits-and-limitations-of-skin-care-product-reviews/ Feel free to add your own to the list! Have fun.
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
Enjoy this short Q&A session with Nicki Zevola, the creator of the FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 product. It answers several questions that have thus far, not been asked yet! Why did you decide to start your own skin care line? Three reasons: One, I always wanted to start my own skin care line. I always wanted to be the … 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
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
Ever hear that Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia can control oily skin? Find out if that has any merit! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/07/12/should-you-use-milk-of-magnesia-on-your-skin-the-internet-rumor-researched/ Let me know what you think please!
Here’s a product review requested by BooBooNinja! I finally got around to it. xD It’s featured on FutureDerm! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/28/product-review-luminaze-catalytic-skin-tone-illuminator-and-dark-spot-corrector/
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
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