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 […]

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 […]

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

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

  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 […]

How Does Food Affect Your Skin?
Acne, Aging, Expert Advice, Skin Care Advice, Wrinkles | Tagged , ,

How Does Food Affect Your Skin?

As I’ve talked about on the FutureDerm blog before, due to stress, fast “convenient” food, and a lack of exercise, I gained 30 pounds in 3 years. Thanks to great skin care (both other brands and, later, our own FutureDerm products), I never really noticed any wrinkling, acne, or skin sallowness changes during that time. […]

GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment
Acne, Expert Advice, Masks, Oily Skin, Skin Care, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

A Must-Have for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin: GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment Review

Typically, I am not a fan of products that feature lots of newfangled trademarked compounds. For instance, while I love many old Peter Thomas Roth products, some of the newer ones claim to contain 10% of exotic-sounding compounds like “10% Phytomoist Qusome™” that is probably just 10% hydrating phospholipids and sphingolipids. That sort of thing. […]

Ask Nicki
Acne, Ask Nicki, Expert Advice, Retinol, Retinol Serums, Skin Care | Tagged

Reader Question: What To Do When Retinol Makes Me Break Out?

I love getting reader questions! This one is from Lithuania. Dear Nicki, I’m a big fan of FutureDerm and a long-term Facebook follower. I purchased your FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 product — three bottles, since I don’t live in the U.S. I was totally eager to try it and get hooked, but I noticed that […]