Product Review: Murad Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles

Retinol, Skin Care

When it comes to dermatologists who have helped the public better understand the true physiology of the skin, few have done it better than Dr. Howard Murad, M.D.  As a board-certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Murad has always emphasized the importance Read more »

Product Review: Hydroxatone


Image source: Ah, skin care products from infomercials. Some, like Pro-Activ, are pretty quality. Others (which shall not be named here) get sued for false advertising and claims. So it’s hard to know which products just sound quality and which are the real deal. Which brings me to Hydroxatone ($69.95, Marketed as a Read more »

So many peptides, so little time…


Recently, a reader pointed out to me that palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, an ingredient in Olay 14-Day Intervention, is a component of Matrixyl, an established anti-aging peptide complex. After some reading, it turns out that Matrixyl is indeed the trademark for Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, owned by Sederma and Proctor & Gamble. According to the Sederma website (provided by Read more »