Let’s Be Real: Is Oxygen Good — or Bad — in Skin Care?

Ingredient Spotlight, Skin Care Advice
Are Oxygen Facials Effective

There are ingredients you know are great, nearly all of the time, in skin care: Retinol, vitamin C, vitamin E, niacinamide, sunscreen. And then there are ingredients you’ve heard mixed reviews about. Put best in the words of Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D., a renowned dermatologist in an exclusive FutureDerm interview, “Many active ingredients that are used as Read more »

Tomatoes, Lemon, Olive Oil, and More: Are They Food, Skin Care Ingredients, or Both?

Nutrition, Skin Care Advice
Ingredients that are good for eating and skin

Is healthy food skin care? In a word, no. Not always. However, thanks largely to the organic and natural product movement, there are a lot of well-intentioned people out there who say things like: Let thy food be thy skin care. If my eighth-grader can’t pronounce it, I won’t eat it or use it on my Read more »

What are the Best Products for New and Expectant Mothers?

Body Lotions, Elemis, Oils, Shiseido, Skin Care Advice, Sunscreen
What are the Best Products for New and Expectant Mothers?

Pregnancy can be one of the most beautiful times of a woman’s life — blood volume will more than double (Clinical Hematology, 1985), resulting in that characteristic “glow.” But by that same token, pregnancy can also come with difficulties for the skin, including stretch marks, skin tags, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and even acne. Thankfully, there is a Read more »

Recommended Under Makeup: Exuviance Targeted Filler T5

Aging, Beauty, Exuviance, Hyperpigmentation (Age Spots), Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews
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 Read more »