A while back, several readers brought this article to my attention. In it, the author Dr. Cynthia Bailey states that, “… vitamin C and glycolic acid can’t both be on the skin at the same time anyway.” The readers wanted to know if there was any truth to this statement. Is There Any Evidence of a … Continue reading
Known as the UNIVERSAL antioxidant (given that it’s both water- and lipid- soluble), this antioxidant is present in virtually every type of living cell in the human body as it is manufactured in mitochondria. After initial synthesis, ALA is covalently bonded through lysyl residues to various enzyme complexes in order to facilitate important redox reactions. Systemically, ALA and its reduced counterpart … Continue reading
Here’s a short overview of one of the most popular and widely used ingredients in skin care, vitamin C! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/07/05/spotlight-on-l-ascorbic-acid/ Let me know what you think! What else would you guys like to know about vitamin C?
The next category of products I want to try is a water-soluble vitamin C serum, such as the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic (which I probably won’t just because it’s SO expensive), or various alternatives that Nicki from FutureDerm suggested HERE. Most likely, I’d go with the Timeless dupe since Nicki likes it (in a completely personal way) more than the … 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
Evening Part 2: Lip Moisturizer: MAC Lip Conditioner in a Tube. This is the same product that’s used during the day. See Part 1 for that review. Moisturizer: Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum OR Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM. This is the same serum as the one I use during the day. The Concentrate is basically … Continue reading