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. 🙂
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!
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!
I just politely nod and smile, while occasionally saying, “Ah.” Or, “Wow, I didn’t know that.” But I do listen to everything that they say, and I just come up with my own rationale or reasoning about why a certain statement or claim that they say, is wrong. I used to just block them out entirely, … Continue reading
Introduction: Jessica has mostly dry skin with some oiliness on the forehead that is exasperated by the climate that she lives in, which is sometimes hot and humid, and at other times cold and arid. Occasionally, she break outs around the mouth and forehead areas during a woman’s “time of the month.” Her acne is characterized as mostly whiteheads with some blackheads peppered on the nose area. Also, … Continue reading
I use a gentle chemical exfoliant, preferably a 5-10% glycolic acid liquid treatment every 2-3 days to avoid this problem. I use the 5% more often since it’s not as harsh and irritating, but still efficacious. The 10% is reserved for weekly use. When applying foundation, I make sure to use a good primer (I actually use … Continue reading
Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Combination to Oily Skin: ($59 for 2.0 oz) Positives: This contains high amounts of the Bilberry fruit extract that contains various polyphenols that exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which in one study, were shown to reduce UVA-induced lipid peroxidation. Of course, more studies are necessary to corroborate the effectiveness of this ingredient. It also contains moderate amounts of the humectant squalane and low … Continue reading
Chanel Hydramax+Active Active Moisture Gel Cream: ($72 for 1.7 oz) Positives: I really tried my best, but all I could find were infinitesimal amounts of vitamin E and two forms of vitamin C. However, they are all listed after the preservatives, which means that they will do absolutely nothing for the skin. There are also low … Continue reading
Morning Part 2: Moisturizer: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel OR Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Serum. The Moisture Gel is reserved, yep you guessed it, for when I’m indoors. Surprise, surprise. On the other hand, the RESIST Serum is applied under my sunscreen and foundation; it acts as an additional layer of (antioxidant) protection against … Continue reading