Your Lips Need Sunscreen, Too!

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

One of my most vivid memories of summer vacation as a kid is of putting on Pre-Sun brand sunscreen at the beach. Granted, it was probably like SPF 4, since this would’ve been in the late 1970s, but at least my mom was trying. I remember the smell as well as the taste, which was, in a word, dreadful.

And sunscreen hasn’t gotten much better on that front over the years. No matter what facial sunscreen I choose, if I happen to get a tiny bit on my lips… instant BLURRGHHH reaction. And yet, your lips need sunscreen. They’re one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging, and you don’t want to feed that fire by leaving your lips exposed to the sun.

Enter lip balm with SPF. There are many on the market, at many price points, but my favorite is Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($35 in our shop). It isn’t the strongest SPF in the world, but it has a light, non-sticky texture and the most wonderful scent, which makes me much more likely to reapply it throughout the day. And it allows you to protect your lips without that vile sunscreen taste. Definitely a must-have from my perspective.

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads Review

Dr Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads FutureDerm

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads are like the original Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pad. Around for nearly a decade, Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads contain glycolic acid and lactic acid that refine fine lines and wrinkles, take down oil in the skin, and leave skin smoother to the touch. For more on the science behind this product, read on…

Glycolic Acid

How Glycolic Acid Works FutureDerm Diagram

Glycolic acid is the most common of all the alpha hydroxy acids in skin care products. Used in concentrations 20 to 70% at the dermatologist and up to 10% over the counter, glycolic acid peels exfoliate and smooth the skin, quicken the rate of cell turnover (which is reduced by up to 7% every ten years), decrease small wrinkles, and increase the fibroblast proliferation of collagenTreatment with glycolic acid peels has also been shown to increase expression of Type 1 Collagen mRNA and hyaluronic acid content in the dermis of the skin. Although the percent glycolic acid in the Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peels is not provided, its location on the ingredients list suggests a high concentration (my best guess would be 8-10%, but again, this is only a guess).

Lactic Acid

Glycolic Acid vs. Lactic Acid

The second AHA, lactic acid, is usually used to treat dry skin, not signs of aging. For anti-aging treatments, glycolic acid is usually preferred to lactic acid because it is smaller and penetrates the skin more easily, and also because glycolic acid has been found to increase the thickness and firmness of the skin, but lactic acid does not. At any rate, this product is an excellent source of AHAs.

Which Is Better: Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads or Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads?

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads

I personally prefer each for different conditions.

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads are best for aging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and dry skin. The lactic acid in the formulation seals the deal for dry, aging skin — keep in mind the active ingredient in prescription LacHydrin, designed for dry skin, is lactic acid.

On the other hand, Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads are best for acne, oily skin, and younger skin. The salicylic acid in that formulation will increase cell turnover and help aid the appearance of all types of acne except cystic acne.

May Not Be Right for Sensitive Skin

This product certainly takes an aggressive approach against wrinkles and rough skin, including not only a high concentration of alpha hydroxy acids, but also retinol. Although the exact concentration of retinol in the product is not provided, based on the ingredients list, my best guess (please note this is only a guess!) would be <0.025%,similar to the level of retinol in Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15 or RoC Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for All Skin Types. Again, however, this is only a guess. :-)

While this is a relatively small amount of retinol compared to other sources on the market (Skinceuticals 0.5 and 1.0 contain 0.5% and 1.0% retinol, while Green Cream Level 6 and 9 contain 0.6% and 1.0% retinol, respectively), this still may upset those with sensitive skin. In fact, dermatologists consulted for the December 2007 issue of Allure magazine recommended alternating use of AHAs with retinol rather than using them together. If you have concerns, talk to your dermatologist about use of this product with your specific skin type.

Antioxidants Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Green Tea

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE FUTUREDERM

This product also contains a fair concentration of antioxidant vitamin E as tocopheryl acetate, which has been found to have a high antioxidant capacity compared with kinetin, ubiquinone, vitamin C (as L-ascorbic acid) and lipoic acid. Again, not the highest antioxidant capacity in skin care (think CoffeeBerry, green tea, idebenone) but still good. The product also includes vitamin C as sodium ascorbyl phosphate, and a low concentration of antioxidant green tea. I think I’m falling in love…

When Do I Use This Product? What Other Products Should I Use It With?

As with most products, if your skin is red and irritated after use, it is generally advised for you to wait until the symptoms clear and then to try again, gradually building up use of the product to the desired frequency. However, in some cases, a product is not right for your skin, in which case an application of the product never fails to induce redness. As always, if you have concerns, consult your dermatologist.

In addition, I would not use this product during the day because both AHAs and retinol have been found to make the skin more photosensitive, i.e., more susceptible to sun damage. In fact, a study conducted by Tsai et al. found that pre-treatment with 10% glycolic acid caused an increase in UVB sensitivity in white and Asian subjects, and an increase in UVA sensitivity in Asian subjects.

As such, whether used during night or day, this product should definitely be used in conjunction with a broad-spectrum, UVA/UVB sunscreen.

Overall Opinion

One of my all-time favorite products – however, due to its potency (AHAs and retinol) and the need for sunscreen to be used in conjunction with it, I use Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads only once/week at night and before special occasions for a smoother look. A great exfoliating treatment – just be careful if you have sensitive skin, and don’t keep using it if the product irritates your skin.

Product Rating

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads

9/10 (I wish there weren’t AHAs and retinol, which is a strong combination! At any rate, a superb peel.)

How to Use

Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Peel Pads suggested usage

Ingredients

Water, Glycolic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate (Lactic Acid), Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Butylene Glycol, Arginine, Linolenic Acid (Vitamin F), Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Retinol (Vitamin A), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Alanine, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salicylic Acid, Caprylic/Capric, Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

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Find Your Number: Which of the 32 FutureDerm Moisturizers is Right for You?

FutureDerm 32 Moisturizers

Best for All Signs of Aging (Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Age Spots, Skin Sagging): FutureDerm Super Moisturizer 01, 02, 17, 18

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FutureDerm Anti-Aging Super Moisturizer is designed for the skin care fanatic. Eight leading anti-aging, brightening, and firming ingredients make up an unprecedented 33% of the moisturizer’s surprisingly lightweight composition, including:

  • 4% niacinamide (hydrating, soothing, and brightening)
  • 5% vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate; brightening and lightening)
  • 8% Matrixyl (firming/antiwrinkle peptide)
  • 3% Haloxyl (brightening peptide)
  • 4% Argireline (Botox-like peptide, with greater effects in some people than others)
  • 2% SymWhite (lightening agent)
  • 1% White tea extract (antioxidant)
  • 1% Grape seed extract (antioxidant)

All ingredients are used in concentrations shown to work in peer-reviewed, independent research. The lightweight, hydrating formula may improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and skin sagging in as few as 5 days.

Find the right formula for your skin type here.

Best for Anti-Aging Prevention for Young Skin: FutureDerm Super Moisturizer 03, 04, 19, 20

 

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FutureDerm Anti-Aging Super Moisturizer is designed for the skin care fanatic. Eight leading anti-aging, brightening, and firming ingredients make up an unprecedented 33% of the moisturizer’s surprisingly lightweight composition, including:

  • Niacinamide
  • Vitamin C as Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • White tea extract
  • Grape seed extract

All ingredients are used in concentrations shown to work in peer-reviewed, independent research. The lightweight, hydrating formula may improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and skin sagging in as few as 5 days.

Find the right formula for your skin type here.

Best for Skin Sagging and Wrinkles: FutureDerm Peptide-Rich Power Moisturizer 05, 06, 21, 22

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Does your skin hang low? Does it wobble to and fro? Does it…OK, OK, that’s enough of that. All jokes aside, skin sagging is no laughing matter, and FutureDerm Peptide-Rich Power Moisturizer fights collagen loss with a powerful one-two-three punch of Argireline, Matrixyl, and Haloxyl peptides. These leading anti-aging, brightening, and firming peptides comprise over 16% of the moisturizer’s surprisingly lightweight composition, including:

  • Argireline
  • Matrixyl
  • Haloxyl

Find the right formula for your skin type here.

Best for Skin Lightening and Brightening (Age Spots, Hyperpigmentation, Melasma): FutureDerm Lighter + Brighter Moisturizer 07, 08, 23, 24

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Out, damned spot. If you’ve tried everything to lighten your age spots or melasma and nothing has worked, look no further than FutureDerm Lighter + Brighter Moisturizer. This powerful moisturizer fights even the worst age spots with 4% niacinamide, 5% vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate), 8% Matrixyl, 3% Haloxyl, and 2% SymWhite Plus. These leading anti-aging, brightening, and lightening peptides make up over 25% of the composition of the moisturizer:

  • 4% niacinamide (hydrating, soothing, and brightening)
  • 5% vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate; brightening and lightening)
  • 8% Matrixyl (firming/antiwrinkle peptide)
  • 3% Haloxyl (brightening peptide)
  • 4% Argireline (Botox-like peptide, with greater effects in some people than others)
  • 2% SymWhite (lightening agent)

All ingredients are used in concentrations shown to work in peer-reviewed, independent research. The lightweight, hydrating formula may improve the appearance of age spots and uneven skin tone in as few as 30 days.

Find the right formula for your skin type here.

Best for Mild Symptoms (Skin Sallowness, Mild Dryness, Slight Age Spots): FutureDerm Niacinamide-Rich Moisturizer 09, 10, 25, 26

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There are certain things that seem like they can do it all: Working mothers, Oprah Winfrey. Oh, and then there’s niacinamide, or vitamin B3. This superb ingredient that has been shown to alleviate everything from age spots to skin sallowness to mild discoloration (Cutis, 2005) when used in concentrations ranging from 2-4%. Our FutureDerm Niacinamide-Rich Moisturizer 09 contains 4% niacinamide.

Best of all, it’s safe for all skin tones. Unlike other skin lighteners like hydroquinone, niacinamide doesn’t stop hyperpigmentation by inhibiting enzymes, so you’re also not at risk of side effects like ochronosis, even if you have one of the darkest skin tones.

Find the right formula for your skin type here.

Best for Vitamin C Fanatics: FutureDerm Vitamin C-Rich Moisturizer 11, 12, 27, 28

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Vitamin C is one of my favorite all-time ingredients. It brightens, it lightens, it tightens the skin. (Oh my, that even rhymes!) But, all witty puns aside, vitamin C makes a brilliant difference in your skin after just a few days of regular use. (Give it a few weeks, and you look even better! I promise.)

FutureDerm Vitamin C-Rich Moisturizer doesn’t mess around. It contains about 10% stabilized vitamin C as ascorbyl glucoside (5%) and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (5%). When used in conjunction with our FutureDerm Vitamin CE Caffeic Silk Serum 16+2, you are getting the most potent 1-2-3 wallop of three forms of proven vitamin C in the market today (that we know of, anyway).

Find the right formula for your skin type here.

Best for Skin Care Fanatics Who’ve Tried Everything: FutureDerm SymWhite + White Tea Moisturizer 13, 14, 29, 30

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Maybe you’ve got age spots, but they’re not that bad. Maybe you want to fight hyperpigmentation, but don’t want the potent one-two-three punch of the FutureDerm Lightening and Brightening Moisturizer 07, 08, 23, 24. Look no further than this gentle lightening and brightening moisturizer with just 2% white tea and 2% SymWhite Plus. These gentle brightening and lightening ingredients lighten age spots, but without any irritation.

Find the right formula for your skin type here.

Best for Gentle Anti-Aging Action: FutureDerm Power Essentials Moisturizer 15, 16, 31, 32

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Sometimes you just need to get down to basics. Sometimes skin just needs the best in anti-wrinkle, firming, and antioxidant ingredients. That’s where our FutureDerm Power Essentials Moisturizer 31 for Dry Skin comes in; it’s just like our FutureDerm Anti-Aging Super Moisturizer 1, but without the brightening ingredients. It includes:

  • Niacinamide
  • White tea
  • Grape seed extract
  • Matrixyl (firming peptide)
  • Argireline (Botox-like peptide in some individuals)

Best of all, it’s safe for all skin tones. Unlike other skin lighteners like hydroquinone, niacinamide doesn’t stop hyperpigmentation by inhibiting enzymes, so you’re also not at risk of side effects like ochronosis, even if you have one of the darkest skin tones.

Find the right formula for your skin type here.

Bottom Line

It took us all winter to perfect these. (Good thing it was a super long winter!) But, of all of the FutureDerm products to date, I am perhaps most proud of these 32 moisturizers. No matter who you are or what your skin type and concerns, you can surely benefit from one (or more!) of these spectacular formulations.

True to the FutureDerm brand, all ingredients are used in concentrations shown to work in peer-reviewed, independent research. The formulations may improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin sagging, sallowness, and age spots in as few as 14 days. I am truly stoked to offer these to everyone, because they represent the best of everything we do here at FutureDerm!

Which will you try? Do you have any questions? Let me know in Comments!

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What Are the Best Skin Care Ingredients for the Body?

What Are the Best Skin Care Ingredients for the Body?

People often ignore their body skin all winter (and their bodies too, but that’s another workout/nutrition story). As a result, when springtime short-sleeve tops and breezy skirts start to emerge, many people wish they could put their limbs back in hiding. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case. Many treatment serums and moisturizers that work well on the face are also excellent treatments for the body. Keep the following advice in mind:

Apply Antioxidant Serum to Exposed Areas, Like Neck, Chest, and Hands

Where to apply antioxidant serum on the body

Antioxidant serums are vital for different reasons in the summer and winter. In the warmer spring and summer months, there is more sun exposure, which means that use of a 15% or greater vitamin C and 2% vitamin E serum can help to boost your sun protection when used under a sunscreen (Acta Dermato-Venereologica). In the winter months, the decreased temperature causes the skin to naturally produce less sebum and oil. Within these oils are some beneficial ingredients, including vitamin E, which helps slightly to protect against UVB damage (Skin Pharmacology and Physiology). So, this means you’re not producing as much protective vitamin E in cooler months, and should supplement it topically. I recommend applying a topical vitamin CE serum, such as our FutureDerm Vitamin CE Caffeic Silk Serum 16+2 or Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, as well as a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen of at least SPF 30 each and every day, on all areas that are regularly exposed to the sun, such as the neck, decolletage, and the tops of the hands. (After I apply FutureDerm Vitamin CE Caffeic Silk Serum 16+2 to my face, neck, and decolletage daily, I rub the excess on the backs of my hands!)

Use Retinol for Sun-Exposed Areas

Where to apply retinol on the body

Take a look at your body in the mirror and you’ll see: Different parts of the body require different levels of exfoliation. Some places are patchier and scaled over heavily with skin; others are smooth, but darker than the rest of the skin. And that’s if you don’t have conditions like psoriasis, eczema, or vitiligo, which are another matter altogether! The vast majority of the signs of aging are the result of sun damage. Studies show that windows also let in 62.8% of long-wavelength UVA rays [read more], which are aging. So you want to treat the parts of the face and body that are exposed to daylight regularly with the most aggressive agents. The best anti-aging ingredients are retinoids and sunscreen, followed by antioxidants, niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3), and possibly peptides. I recommend using a concentrated retinoid on the face, neck, decolletage, hands, and tops of the feet. If you experience dryness, apply a quality niacinamide moisturizer over top. I personally use FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5, followed by Olay Regenerist, every night, and FutureDerm Vitamin CE Silk Serum 16+2, followed by Vanicream SPF 50, every morning.

For Dark Patches, Use Glycolic Acid

Where to apply glycolic acid on the body

For the parts of the body that are not exposed, I treat darker and more resistant patches of skin (think knees, elbows, legs) with a retinol or glycolic acid-based treatment. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads are great for that. I then follow with a healthy application of either LacHydrin (if skin is dry), or Glytone Retexturize Body Lotion SPF 15 with 17.5% Glycolic Acid (if skin is normal to oily).

Use Lactic Acid All Over the Body, and Apply Sunscreen on Exposed Areas

Where to apply lactic acid on the body

Those with slightly more to more resistant skin can benefit from use of the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) lactic acid. Like other alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acid is able to refine the skin by increasing cellular turnover. (It’s cousin, the AHA glycolic acid, is the active ingredient in most chemical peels. However, unlike glycolic acid, lactic acid does not thin the skin, even at higher concentrations). What’s more, most acidic ingredients are drying for the skin, particularly when they are used in high concentrations. But this is not the case with lactic acid, which is so hydrating, it is prescribed in concentrations of 12% for treatment of dry skin as AmLactin! Lactic acid in concentrations of 5-10% are regularly sold over the counter in products I love like AmLactin and LacHydrin Five.

Apply Lotion While Your Skin is Still Wet

Apply lotion while your skin is wet.

For best results, apply your body moisturizer, like LacHydrin, while your skin is still wet. On the other hand, I recommend using treatment serums like retinoid, glycolic acid, and antioxidant serums on completely dry skin.

Bottom Line

Body skin treatment plan for summer

For your best body skin ever, treat your sun-exposed regions of your body just like your face, applying antioxidant serum under a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen by day, and a concentrated retinoid at night. For dark patches, such as on the knees and elbows, apply a concentrated glycolic acid treatment. No matter what, all over the body (except where other treatments were applied), apply a thin layer of LacHydrin Five when getting out of the shower.

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5 Reasons Why You Really Need to Try the FutureDerm Summer 2014 Limited Edition Skin Care Set

FutureDerm Summer 2014 Limited Edition Skin Care Set

I’m super excited to offer our brand-new Summer 2014 Limited Edition Gift Set! It contains our lighter cleanser and moisturizer, which are perfect for the summer months. Other advanced treatment products include our 16% vitamin C + 2% vitamin E serum, 0.5% microencapsulated retinol serum, and our 10% vitamin C + 1% vitamin E eye cream. The full set includes:

- FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5: Our best-selling, gentle retinol. $55 value.
- FutureDerm Vitamin CE Caffeic Silk Serum 16+2: A silky serum that delivers an amazing glow. $89 value.
- FutureDerm Vitamin CE Eye Cream 10.0: Vitamins C and E in a non-irritating formula. $59 value.
- FutureDerm Organic 8 Cleanser: Get soft, clean skin with just 8 natural ingredients. $19 value.
- FutureDerm 7 Wonders Antioxidant-Rich Water: Perks up tired skin with potent antioxidants. $29 value.
- FutureDerm Organic 8 Moisturizer: A fantastic moisturizer made from 8 natural ingredients. $29 value.

A $260 value for just $189! Order now; quantities are limited. And all are backed by our unconditional money-back guarantee.

1.) Why is the Organic 8 Moisturizer included?

Our FutureDerm Organic 8 Moisturizer is great for the summer months, especially when worn under a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen by day and immediately after the retinol at night.

To understand why, it’s best to start with the fact that there are three main different classes of moisturizers and moisturizing ingredients. [Read more: 3 Ways Moisturizers Function]

The first is a humectant. These are ingredients like glycerin, which draw in moisture from the environment above the skin, as well as up from lower layers of the skin. You’re essentially pulling all of the moisture to the skin’s surface. These are fine to use year-round.

The second class of moisturizer is an emollient. Emollients fill in cracks in the skin’s surface seamlessly, and are lightweight. These are also fine to use year-round. Interestingly enough, ingredients like panthenol (a form of vitamin B5) found in our FutureDerm Organic 8 Moisturizer, act as both a humectant and an emollient, filling in cracks in the skin’s surface and drawing moisture to the skin’s surface.

The third is an occlusive agent. These are ingredients like mineral oil or petrolatum, which seal in water, prevent water loss to the environment. Occlusive agents are generally best in the winter months, when drier, less humid climates tend to draw all of the moisture in your skin up to the environment.

So I love using our FutureDerm Organic 8 Moisturizer as the weather gets warmer — it’s lightweight enough not to aggravate oily/acne-prone skin, but moisturizing enough to keep most dry skin types smooth in the summer months!

Ingredients in FutureDerm Organic 8 Moisturizer: Aqua, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Coco-Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride

2.) Should I really keep using a retinol in the summer months?

Yes! But use the retinol treatment only at night, and use an antioxidant serum (especially one with vitamins C and E) under a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen during the day.

Retinol gets a bad rap for use in the summer for a couple of reasons. For one, if you are wearing a retinoid during the day, it is a UV absorber that will make your skin more sensitive to the sun (Pharmaceutical Research, 2006). For another, retinol increases your skin’s cell turnover rate. This can be incredibly flattering — your skin looks really smooth after using a quality retinol treatment — but it can also make the skin thinner and drier. Some of the natural oils in the skin contain vitamin E (Skin Pharmacology and Physiology), which helps protect against UVB damage. Without those oils, you are more susceptible to UVB damage.

By the way, this is something that really makes me angry that I have been reading some other skin care experts refute lately, just to keep people using retinoids in the summer months. It is a scientific fact that retinoids make your skin more sensitive to the sun. If you don’t believe me, slather them on and go sunbathing. (Some of the so-called experts working behind-the-scenes for other skin care companies should do this!) This doesn’t mean that exfoliation and enhanced cell turnover from retinoids aren’t beneficial in the summer months — it just means you have to be careful, and use antioxidant serum and sun protection during the day!

3.) Is the vitamin CE eye cream really your favorite product?

Maaaaybe. I’ll never tell. ;-) But the fact that we are combining 10% stabilized vitamin C as L-ascorbic acid and 1% vitamin E in FutureDerm Vitamin CE Eye Cream 10.0, and have put in enough emollients to make it suitable for the eye area is really, really exciting to me.

The truth of the matter is, the undereye area looks awful so fast on so many people because there are simply so many sources of damage. The skin around the eyes is thinner. The eyes move around constantly. Eyeglasses and even improperly fitted sunglasses can cause UV rays to bounce around the eye area. There are hardly any oil glands around the eye area compared to the rest of the face. It’s brewing with possible problems! No wonder so many people have sagging undereye skin, dark circles, broken blood vessels, and more.

FutureDerm Vitamin CE Eye Cream 10.0 addresses sagging skin, dark circles, and a generally lackluster eye area. Add in the fact that vitamins C and E enhance sun protection somewhat, and it makes me wonder why every researcher hasn’t created an eye cream with such high concentrations of vitamins C and E before! I’m absolutely in love with this eye cream, it’s true.

4.) Where is the sunscreen?!

It’s in production. We should be releasing it within the next week or two.

5.) Can I substitute one product for another?

We are all for customer service here at FutureDerm. Write to me at nicki[at]futurederm[dot]com, and let me know what you have in mind.