Tried, Reviewed, Recommended: Glytone Acne Kit

Acne, Benzoyl peroxide, Concerns, Normal-to-Dry Skin, Salicylic Acid
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 Read more »

Reader Question: What To Do When Retinol Makes Me Break Out?

Acne, Ask Nicki, Expert Advice, Retinol, Retinol Serums, Skin Care
Ask Nicki

I love getting reader questions! This one is from Lithuania. Dear Nicki, I’m a big fan of FutureDerm and a long-term Facebook follower. I purchased your FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 product — three bottles, since I don’t live in the U.S. I was totally eager to try it and get hooked, but I noticed that Read more »

Q&A: Dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Baxt


  Dr. Rebecca Baxt began one of the first combination dermatology and plastic surgery practices, located in Bergen County, New Jersey. Dr. Baxt is particularly interested in treatment of acne and rosacea. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and had her residency at the New York University Medical Center. She currently has hospital privileges at Read more »

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum Review

Product Reviews, Retinol, Skin Care

While browsing through the online Sephora catalog (something that I do quite often; as somewhat of a skin care pundit, I have to keep up with new releases), I happened upon this eye serum. Usually, I ignore anything labeled as an “eye” product. However, I have to admit that the ferulic  acid in the title Read more »

Will Drinking Water Improve Skin Hydration?

Skin Care

Question: Will Drinking Water Improve Skin Hydration? Answer: No. It’s an old wives’ tale actually. Now, there are many good reasons to drink water, like to quench your thirst and help your brain function. Water maintains energy levels, helps regulate body temperature, aids in digestion and absorption of vitamins and minerals, and can help you Read more »

How to Get Rid of Acne: 6 Treatments You Haven't Tried!

Skin Care

acne, a photo by epidenver on Flickr. People typically think of acne as a typical teenage problem.  However, a University of Alabama at Birmingham study of more than a thousand adults revealed that acne doesn’t always end with the teen years, even if you have a skin care routine. Adult acne affects the following demographics: Read more »

Daily Question: Why Does My Skin Breakout When I Change Skin Care Lines?

Q&A, Skin Care

Today’s question, submitted via the Facebook page: Can changing your skin care routine cause a breakout? And if so, any idea why? -Traci   Dear Traci, When patients change skin care lines, they may experience acne for a number of reasons.  These include using products that are incompatible for your skin type; a mere Read more »