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Why Does It Take So Long to Treat Hyperpigmentation?

Here’s just a quick post on why patience is a virtue!ūüôā http://www.futurederm.com/2012/11/29/why-does-it-take-so-long-to-treat-hyperpigmentation/

Makeup with SPF: Effective or Not?

Want to know how effective makeup products with SPF are? Find out here: http://www.futurederm.com/2012/11/15/makeup-with-spf-effective-or-not/

My Top Liquid Face Makeup Products from Sephora

With the Sephora VIB Sale starting today, I thought I’d share my HG foundations! What are yours? http://www.futurederm.com/2012/11/08/my-top-liquid-face-makeup-products-from-sephora/

Common Misconceptions of Skin Care Terminology

Have you committed these “errors” before? Let us know down below! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/11/01/common-misconceptions-of-skin-care-terminology/ Thanks for all your support!

This or That: A Brief Look at Lightweight Sunscreens

This is just a quick follow-up post describing a great dupe for the EltaMD¬†UV Clear SPF 46 product that doesn’t contain niacinamide. Enjoy! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/10/27/this-or-that-a-brief-look-at-lightweight-sunscreens/

Part II: Retinol Metabolism Cont’d; Retinol Degradation and Strength; Combination Use of (Hydroxy) Acids and Retinol

FAQs about Retinol In Part I,¬†we discussed the¬†main pathway of retinol metabolism and learned that in order to¬†allow the skin to OPTIMALLY convert retinol into retinaldehyde, and then into tretinoin, a retinol product should have a pH value of between ~5.0-6.0. So the obvious question that is asked most often is, “Can I use retinol … Continue reading

What skin care product do you really want to try next? Why?

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

Do you apply foundation in a way that minimizes movement of your sunscreen?

If I’m going out during the day, as in when there’s ANY significant sunlight, I’ll wear sunscreen under my foundation. This includes if I go out at like 6:00 pm and the sun sets at 7:00 pm haha. Yes, I know I’m crazy. For reference, I wear a mineral-sunscreen mixed with a bit of mattifying … Continue reading

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer SPF 15

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer SPF 15: ($20.95 for 2 oz) Positives:¬†This is an inorganic sunscreen that also contains¬†moderate amounts of vitamins C and E, as well as CoQ10¬†or ubiquinone, which have all been shown to work synergistically¬†with the active ingredients in chemical¬†sunscreens to provide¬†additional¬†sun protection. In physical sunscreens,¬†they still does provide additional¬†sun¬†protection, just in … Continue reading

Why and How to Mix Sunscreens

Question: Why should I mix sunscreens? Answer:¬†There are several plausible scenarios where mixing a sunscreen with another skin care product would yield a desirable outcome. The reasons can usually be placed under two broad categories: a cosmetic or formulary concern. A cosmetic concern¬†would be if for example, you’d¬†like the sunscreen to mattify¬†more quickly or to … Continue reading

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