Is There a Difference Between Regular and Clinical Grade Skincare?

Recently, a new term has arisen in skincare: “Clinical-grade.” Distinct from “professional-grade” skincare that is typically only sold at licensed professionals’ offices (think Skinceuticals), clinical-grade skincare is available at retailers like Sephora or Ulta for the masses. So is there a difference? Officially, no. “Clinical-grade” or “medical grade” is not a term that is authorized by the FDA or FTC or any other regulating agency. Pretty much any skincare product…
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Can You Drink Your Way to Younger Skin? Dirty Lemon +retinol Review

Beauty drinks and supplements seem to be all the rage these days, from collagen powders to niacinamide gummies. Dirty Lemon‘s newest drink, +retinol, is the latest addition to this growing trend. The company claims that it will give you “smoother, younger-looking skin” without the harsh side effects associated with topical retinol like dryness, irritation, and sun sensitivity. +retinol is the 10th addition to the brand’s growing line of beauty drinks.…
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The Ordinary EUK-134 0.1% Review

Batten down the hatches for this one; it’s about to get crazy! The Ordinary created an affordable, yet highly powerful water-free high-potency antioxidant formula that might be one of the strongest antioxidants available. The Ordinary EUK-134 0.1% claims to reduce visible redness and protect against the appearance of UV damage. But does it work as they claim it should? What, Exactly, is EUK-134? Used for years to combat oxidative stress on…
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Versed: Target’s New Skincare Line — What to Buy

Earlier this year Target partnered with Who What Wear to launch an affordable skincare line called Versed. Yes, you are reading that name correctly. Versed also happens to be a popular sedative given to patients before they go into surgery. I haven’t found a reason yet for why they went with this name, and I imagine it’s not great for SEO but that is for another day. This line was…
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Sanitas Skincare Brightening Peel Pads Review

A while back I started noticing that some big name beauty vloggers like Jaclyn Hill, James Charles, and Desi Perkins were all using products from a brand I was unfamiliar with, Sanitas Skincare. They all said that Sanitas came highly recommended to them by their estheticians, so I was interested in giving them a try. Their best selling and highest rated product are the Brightening Peel Pads. These pads are…
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Dr. Jart+ Peptidin Radiance Serum with Energy Peptides and Peptidin Firming Serum with Energy Peptides Review

Who said science can’t be art, too? Well, whoever it was, apparently didn’t really have much of an imagination, or vision like Dr. Jart+. As his website states, his products are “Powered by science. Inspired by art.” That sounds wonderful, but just how do these prettily-bottled serums really stack up when it comes to results? FutureDerm recently took a look at two of their most popular products: Peptidin Radiance Serum…
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