Do UV-Rays Damage Nails?

Skin Care

We talk about how UV-irradiation affects your skin constantly, we even talk about how UV-irradiation affects hair all the time, but rarely do we consider what the sun can do to our nails. In fact, it can be very damaging to nails and so it’s important to protect them from the sun. And few people Read more »

Spotlight On: Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide and Nicotinic Acid)


Let’s begin by clarifying the numerous terms that are seen when discussing vitamin B3, which is a water-soluble essential nutrient. Vitamin B3 is known as niacin or nicotinic acid (NTA). Niacinamide (NCA) or nicotinamide is the “amide” form of vitamin B3. What that means is that outside of the pyridine ring, the carboxyl group (COOH) Read more »

Product Review: Dr. Hess Udder Ointment

Skin Care, Skin Care Product Reviews

Dr. Hess Udder Ointment ($12.79, is the kind of cream that’s good for dry, chapped, and cracked skin, as well as eczema. As the weather starts to get colder here, I fear having any part of my body exposed to the drying winter winds. So I wanted to put Dr. Hess’ Udder Ointment to Read more »

Should I Get a Hair Gloss Treatment?

Hair Care

FutureDerm, Do you know anything about hair glossing? My hairdresser just told me that I should get my hair glossed because it lacks shine but I’m not sure if it’s safe for me to do it frequently. Genetically, I (and my entire family!) have really bad hair FYI- I have black long hair like you, Read more »

Product Review: Naturopathica Glycolic Purifying Peel

Skin Care, Skin Care Product Reviews

Naturopathica Glycolic Purifying Peel ($66, has ingredients that work for those with fine lines and acne. After they sent it over, I was excited to see what kind of effect it would have on my skin. I found that while it’s not likely a product that everyone can or will want to use, it’s Read more »