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Vitamin C

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Should L-Ascorbic Acid and Glycolic Acid Be Used Together?

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

Spotlight on: Thioctic Acid or Alpha Lipoic Acid

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

Skin Care Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Here are a few suggestions for those of you who are still scrambling to buy Christmas presents! Feel free to share some of your favorite or intriguing skin care gift sets! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/12/20/skin-care-holiday-gift-guide-2012/

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/

Should Niacinamide and L-Ascorbic Acid Be Used Together?

Ever wonder if vitamin C and vitamin B3 should be used together? Look no further: http://www.futurederm.com/2012/10/25/should-niacinamide-and-l-ascorbic-acid-be-used-together/ Enjoy and make sure to read the comments. Within a matter of hours, the comments just flooded in. So much to respond to! 🙂

What type of product do you think is still missing on the current market?

I have yet to find an excellent aqueous vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), E, and ferulic acid treatment that’s very lightweight, appropriate for oily skin types, and packaged in a pump bottle!! The Skinceuticals version is good, but it’s also super expensive and packaged in a dropper bottle! WTF?!? Haha, okay. /endrant I’d also like something with high levels of green tea (ECGC), pomegranate, … Continue reading

Spotlight On: L-Ascorbic Acid

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?

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

My Story & Routine in Detail Part IV

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

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