Can You Eat Your Skin Care? Do Nutricosmetics Really Work?

Skin Care

About The Author:  FutureDerm is pleased to welcome Leah Argento to our staff as a Contributing Writer. For a complete bio please visit our About page. There is a growing worldwide trend in skin care for nutricosmetics. That is, cosmetics you eat to support the structure and function of the skin. It seems reasonable that if micronutrients Read more »

FutureDerm's Ultimate Bluemercury Shopping Guide: What to Buy, What to Pass By

Makeup, Skin Care

It’s summertime, and one of my all-time favorite things to do is go on a road trip! This past weekend, my boyfriend and I went to Washington, D.C. for the heck of it. Which means one thing to a beauty blogger: That’s right.  Bluemercury!  Started in 1999 by Marla Beck and her husband, Barry Jon Read more »

Product Review: La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Acne Treatment Fluid

Skin Care

If you have tried everything for oily or acne-prone skin and nothing has worked, then look no further than La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Acne Treatment Fluid ($15.35,  The cream contains three proven acne fighters – salicyclic acid, retinyl linoleate, and LHA – which synergistically work together to improve cell turnover, resulting in improved texture, Read more »

Do African-Americans Need to Wear Sunscreen?

Q&A, Skin Care

Submitted via the Twitter page: Do African-Americans need to wear sunscreen?  I’ve never had any in my community do so. -J Dear J, Absolutely.  But even more importantly, African-Americans need to also take a vitamin D supplement. The darkest black skin has heavy melanin deposited throughout its composition, resulting in an SPF of about Read more »