Spotlight On: Bromelain


The newest addition to our Ingredients Glossary is bromelain, a compound present in stems and immature fruits of pineapples. What Does Bromelain Do? When taken orally, bromelain has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic, anti-coagulating, diuretic and de-clotting abilities.  It’s been used as a folk remedy to heal bruises for centuries. In skin care, it’s Read more »

What Can Be Done for Very Oily Skin?

Q&A, Skin Care

Submitted via private message on the FutureDerm Facebook page: I have a sebaceous hyperplasia and very oily skin. Is there anything I can do for this? I’m on Retin-A due to acne and it hasn’t helped my oily skin. Btw I’m 39. -Sylvia Dear Sylvia, Oily skin is the result of overproduction of sebum by Read more »

Shop Local Pittsburgh: Stuff for the Bath Hand Soaps

Skin Care

I’m definitely a person who buys products on the basis of ingredients and delivery systems (in case you haven’t noticed ;-)), not so much anything else.  But when a friend recently started teaching me about the benefits of buying local, both economically and ecologically, I began to consider this alternative, particularly for hand soaps, shower Read more »

Product Review: Kinerase Ultimate Volume Lip Conditioner SPF 20

Skin Care

Very few people realize it, but the lips are one of the first places to show signs of sun damage.  Lips do not have sebum glands like the skin, so they don’t naturally produce  sebum like the skin does.  As a result, the lips don’t benefit from any of the natural protection of sebum, making Read more »