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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]