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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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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Acne, Acne treatments, Skin Care Advice

If Nothing Else Has Worked for Your Acne, Try LHA!

  There are many different ways to treat acne: Kill bacteria, P. acnes, which is responsible for acne, with oral and topical antibiotics and other chemical agents; Increase cell turnover and exfoliation rates, which is often slowed in patients with acne; Decrease the amount of skin cells that “stick” to one another, which causes the skin to […]