Exuviance Targeted Filler T5
Aging, Exuviance, Hyperpigmentation (Age Spots), Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

Recommended Under Makeup: Exuviance Targeted Filler T5

Recently, a PR agency for Exuviance mailed me the Exuviance Targeted Filler T5 ($60.00, Amazon.com). The filler contains brightening glucosamine and palmitoyl oligopeptide (also known as Matrixyl) in a unique syringe-like applicator that helps to fill wrinkles as it corrects them. For what the science says, read on. Glucosamine N-acetyl glucosamine is an ingredient that has […]

Glytone Acne Kit
Acne, Benzoyl peroxide, Concerns, Normal-to-Dry Skin, salicylic acid, Uncategorized | Tagged

Tried, Reviewed, Recommended: Glytone Acne Kit

In terms of growing up, I think 1997-1998 were big years for me. There were the Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, and Britney Spears. UConn and Kentucky were the teams in the NCAA tournament. (And two of my faves). And I was in love with Neutrogena skin care at the time that featured copper peptides, which has since been […]

How Running Ruins Your Teeth
Mascara, Teeth | Tagged , ,

FutureDerm Beauty News: July 14, 2014

Running May Be Ruining Your Smile It’s no secret that running can be great for the mind, body and soul, but what it’s doing to our teeth may surprise you. According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, a new study is linking an increase in cavities and tooth erosion among runners and athletes who train for […]

retinol molecule
Acne, Acne treatments, Ingredient Spotlight, Retinol, Retinol Serums, Skin Care Advice

What Causes Acne and Why Retinol Helps

Because it’s concentrated, yet gentle, FutureDerm Time Release Retinol 0.5 is a great choice for teens and young adults with mild to moderate acne. The lightweight gel absorbs quickly into skin, so there’s no need to wait 30 minutes to apply a moisturizer. Because our product is microencapsulated, it targets retinoid receptors for a full eight hours […]

FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5
Acne, Acne treatments, Aging, Ingredient Spotlight, Retinol, Retinol Serums, Wrinkles

Tretinoin, Retinol, and Retinyl Palmitate: The Key to Anti-Aging Success?

According to Dr. David E. Bank, director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, researchers discovered the anti-aging properties of Retin-A, a prescription topical treatment containing a derivative of vitamin A, in 1985, when it was first used as an acne treatment. Patients reported decrease in the appearance of wrinkles and smoother skin, in addition […]

Kojic Acid vs. Hydroquinone
Hydroquinone, Hyperpigmentation (Age Spots), Ingredient Spotlight, Kojic Acid, Skin Care Advice

Which is Better: Kojic Acid or Hydroquinone?

We have received some questions form FutureDerm readers wondering if kojic acid or hydroquinone is better at treating hyperpigmentation. To answer this question in a word: hydroquinone. A study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reported kojic acid alone is less efficacious than 2% hydroquinone in treating hyperpigmentation (i.e., sun spots, uneven skin pigmentation, and the like). Kojic acid […]

How to Control Shine
Normal-to-Oily Skin, Oily Skin, Skin Care Tools

How to Control Shine During the Summer Months

With summer in full swing I wanted to share one of best beauty inventions EVER with our readers…blotting linens! While they aren’t new, I’m always surprised by how many women still haven’t tried them, even some celebrities who definitely need them.  In fact, photographs accentuate shine, so if you’re getting married this summer, be sure […]