Better than Proactiv?: Relogy Natural Acne Treatment Kit 3-Step System Review

Acne, Skin Care
Relogy

Relogy Natural Acne Treatment Kit ($49.95 every 60 days, RelogyNow.com) breaks the mold in acne treatment. When it comes to over-the-counter acne products, you end up with a lot of the same ingredients, over and over: Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, witch hazel, charcoal, and (sometimes) retinoids. Yawn. The problem is, acne is caused by a Read more »

Tried, Reviewed, Recommended: Glytone Acne Kit

Acne, Benzoyl peroxide, Concerns, Normal-to-Dry Skin, Salicylic Acid
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 Read more »

What Causes Acne and Why Retinol Helps

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

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 Read more »

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

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

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 Read more »

If Nothing Else Has Worked for Your Acne, Try LHA!

Acne, Acne treatments, Skin Care Advice
La Roche Posay Effaclar Serum

  There are many different ways to treat acne: Kill bacteria, P. acnes, which is responsible for acne, with oral and topical antibiotics and other chemical agents; Increase cell turnover and exfoliation rates, which is often slowed in patients with acne; Decrease the amount of skin cells that “stick” to one another, which causes the skin to Read more »