What Causes Acne and Why Retinol Helps

Acne, Acne treatments, Ingredient Spotlight, Retinol, Retinol Serums, Skin Care Advice
retinol molecule

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 Read more »

Tretinoin, Retinol, and Retinyl Palmitate: The Key to Anti-Aging Success?

Acne, Acne treatments, Aging, Ingredient Spotlight, Retinol, Retinol Serums, Wrinkles
FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5

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 Read more »

Why Not to Use Retinol and Alpha Hydroxy Acids Together

Ingredient Spotlight, Retinol
Why Not to Use Retinol and Alpha Hydroxy Acids Together

  Recently, I have received some concerned questions as to whether or not it is okay to use retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) together. For the answer, I turned to the advice of my favorite dermatologist, Dr. Leslie Baumann. On Dr. Baumann’s blog, she states: “Retinol is a highly effective ingredient, but it is unfortunately not a terribly stable one! Alpha hydroxy Read more »

Why FutureDerm Limited Edition Summer Retinol 0.5 is My Favorite New Product (Besides the Fact I Designed It)

Retinol, Retinol Serums
FutureDerm Limited Edition Summer Retinol 0.5

As many mothers do, mine was fond of telling me what was appropriate — and what was not — growing up. “There is a time and a place for that, but this isn’t it,” she would say as I would try to carry a baby doll to church, cha-cha around a formal dinner, or play hide-and-seek in clothing Read more »