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Hydroxy Acids Part II: The Differences between Glycolic Acid, Salicyclic Acid, Lipohydroxy Acid, and Gluconolactone

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!

Hydroxy Acids Part I: What are Hydroxy Acids?

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. ūüôā

Is Ethanol in Skin Care Products Safe?

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!

The 5 Most Common Skin Care Mistakes Even Experts Make

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!

How do you deal with sales associates who tell you about nonsensical skin care “facts?”

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

Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Jessica Meyers!

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

How do you avoid or treat flaky skin that accentuates foundation?

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

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

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

My Story & Routine in Detail Part II

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

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