Glytone Acne Kit
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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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Will Drinking Water Improve Skin Hydration?

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 […]

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

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: […]

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

Today’s question, submitted via the FutureDerm.com 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 […]

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Spotlight On: Zinc

As far as trace minerals in the skin go, you don’t get one much more abundant than zinc: the skin contains about 6% of all the zinc in the body, according to Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN and author of Food Cures.  In the skin, zinc is responsible for protecting cell membranes and maintaining skin’s […]

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Spotlight On: Azelaic Acid

BENEV Azalex Gel contains 10% azelaic acid over-the-counter. Photo courtesy Amazon.com. Azelaic acid (like kojic acid) is a bleaching agent that is commonly used in alternating four-month cycles with hydroquinone (Cosmetic Dermatology). Azelaic acid has also been found to be effective as an acne treatment, and, to a lesser extent, a rosacea treatment. However, how […]

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Acne: What Causes It and What to Do About It

According to dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone’s The Clear Skin Prescription, there are seven phases of acne from its onset to its most severe form, the cyst. What are the seven stages of acne formation? Stage 1: Retention Hyperkeratosis In normal skin, there is exfoliation of the skin follicle. In retention hyperkeratosis, there is no exfoliation […]

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Spotlight On: Niacinamide

Niacinamide is an amazing ingredient. According to Bissett et. al., niacinamide does it all: reduces fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmented spots, red blotchiness, and skin sallowness (yellowing), and increases elasticity. Further, according to a 2005 study by Draelos et. al., niacinamide may help alleviate some of the symptoms of rosacea by increasing hydration and barrier […]