Are Oxygen Facials Effective
Ingredient Spotlight, Skin Care Advice

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

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 […]

Photolyase
Ingredient Spotlight

Spotlight On: Photolyase

Photolyase is naturally found within the skin, but most assuredly deplete with age (Gerontology, 1991).  Photolyase reverses DNA damage in cells and prevents cell death caused by UV exposure.  It has been shown in trials to reduce UVB radiation-induced dimers by 45% and to increase UV protection by 300% (source). According to the text The New Science of Perfect […]

Yes To Coconuts Products
Argan Oil, Avocado oil, Coconut oil, Dry Skin, Eczema, Normal-to-Dry Skin, Tamanu oil, Tamanu oil, Yes To Carrots | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Spotlight On: Yes to Coconuts Eczema Relief Spray

You don’t have to spend a lot to get a lot. People (and car commercials) often say this, and sometimes it is true. Like with Yes to Coconuts Eczema Relief Spray ($9.99, Yestocarrots.com) — this is a fantastic product for the body, especially before bed. I was recently sent a sample by a PR agent, and I […]

Spotlight on Orchid
Ingredient Spotlight

Spotlight On: Orchid Oil

As women, they say we will try anything to look good. There are bewildering substances I have heard of and tested here at FutureDerm in skin care products: Queen bee royal jelly, bovine extract, “dragon’s blood,” placenta extract, mink oil, emu oil, shark liver oil, and now orchid oil. What Does Orchid Oil Do? Unlike most of […]

resveratrol-wine-glass
Ingredient Spotlight

5 Facts About Resveratrol You Might Have Missed

Greek Gods loved to drink sweet nectar.  If the modern rumors about resveratrol are true, then surely resveratrol must have been the secret ingredient in their sweet juice, granting everything from cellular life extension to the eradication of cancer cells. Resveratrol (3,5,4′-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) is a phytoalexin, a compound plants like grapes, berries, and peanuts produce naturally when under attack. […]

FutureDerm Vitamin CE Caffeic Silk Serum 16+2
Aging, FutureDerm, Serums, Vitamin C

5 Ways the Vitamin C in FutureDerm Vitamin CE Caffeic Silk Serum 16+2 Benefits Your Skin

As longtime readers of the FutureDerm blog know, we love vitamin C here. Loooove it. Vitamin C is known for doing all kinds of wonderful things for your skin (particularly when combined with vitamin E!). It tightens and brightens skin, protects from UV-radiation, helps decrease the appearance of sun damage, and works as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger (Cosmetic Dermatology). […]

Coconut Oil
Ingredient Spotlight

Spotlight On: Coconut Oil

While daydreaming about summertime, it’s easy to picture yourself lounging on a beach: You’re enjoying the light spray of the surf, watching a sunrise, with a beverage-filled coconut in hand. In fact, maybe there are even coconut trees shading your from the sun. But there’s more to coconuts than just piña coladas and shade — they […]

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 […]