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Forget Its 'Novel' Ingredient Peptide 171, Freeze 24-7 Eyecing Has Better, More Proven Ingredients

Freeze 24-7 Eyecing Fatigue-Fighting Eye Cream ($131.09, amazon.com), has some very effective ingredients. But those ingredients may not be the ones the company touts. Sometimes it’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting to have the most novel ingredients. I understand this desire to stay on the cutting edge. When I’m shopping, I want […]

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Does Ecru New York Acacia Protein Oil Benefit Your Hair Long-Term?

Ecru New York Acacia Oil Protein ($30, amazon.com) is a little like a multi-vitamin in terms of topical hair products. With Acacia Collagen, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Almond, Apricot Kernal, and Extra Virgin Argan Oils, it’s promise of superior conditioning and moisturizing properties isn’t hard to imagine. In fact, it might even have long-term benefits for your […]

Age Spots, Hyperpigmentation (Age Spots), Skin Care Advice

Why Does It Take So Long to Treat Hyperpigmentation?

One of the most bothersome and disfiguring characteristics of cutaneous inflammatory conditions such as acne and rosacea is not the condition itself, but the residual discoloration or hyperpigmentation that is left behind. Even with efficacious treatments, this hyperpigmentation can linger for months. But why is that? How can pimples disappear after one week, while the […]

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A Look at Ambergris: the Whale Secretion Found in Perfume

You may know that ambergris is a substance that comes from whales, but do you know what it really is and why it’s used in perfume? Often times we know that ingredients come from animals, but often the actual mechanics of how ingredients go from animal to your products is a bit of a mystery. […]

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Are Paraben Alternatives Actually Better?

In recent years, there has been a turn in the beauty and cosmetics industry against parabens.  The reason?  Some studies show high concentrations of parabens can weakly mimic estrogens (Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2008; The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2002).  Other studies have shown parabens accumulate in human breast tissue (Journal of […]