The site is moving!

The blog at FutureDerm.wordpress.com is in the process of moving to FutureDerm.com.  While working out the bugs for the next two weeks or so, please visit FutureDerm.wordpress.com for the complete site.  Thank you!  🙂
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Product Review: Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Serum

A reader recently asked me about cheaper alternatives to Skinceuticals CE Ferulic. After a bit of research, I discovered Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Serum ($21.95, PaulasChoice.com), and I am loving it, especially for the price. What ingredients does Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Serum have? It has a lot of potent antioxidants, including vitamin C (in the form of tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate), vitamin E, green tea (in high concentration) and soybean extract. Vitamin C…
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In the News: Can You Really “Vacuum” Away Your Acne?

There’s a new acne system in town, according to the December 2007 issue of Health magazine. Called the PPx (Photo-pneumatic) Pore-Cleansing System, PPx has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2007 for treating stubborn acne. How effective is PPx against acne? PPx was originally developed for the removal of hair. However, one small study at Johns Hopkins University amongst 15 patients with mild to moderate acne…
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Commentary: Can Calorie Restrictive Diets Help — Or Hurt — Your Skin?

Calorie restrictive diets often emphasize nutritive sources, like cherries. Photo source.   Calorie restrictive (CR) diets have been proclaimed as an anti-aging source. According to Wikipedia, in human subjects, calorie restriction has been shown to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and resting blood glucose levels. The diet has also been associated with increased lifespan in primates, rats, mice, spiders, Drosophila, C. elegans and rotifers. However, what does current scientific research say…
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Product Review: Bare Escentuals SPF 15 Foundation Powder vs. Nature’s Beauty Minerals Foundation

BareEscentuals, Inc. is one of the nation’s best-performing cosmetic companies right now, with sales up to $126.6 in the third fiscal quarter of 2007. Advertising “make-up so pure you can sleep in it,” Bare Escentuals has products like its best-selling Bare Escentuals SPF 15 Foundation Powder ($25, BareEscentuals.com) that uses only “pure minerals and no additives or irritants”. According to its founder, Leslie Blodget, the formulas are designed to be…
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The World’s Most Expensive Moisturizer?

  According to the October 29, 2007 issue of Life & Style magazine, Jessica Alba, Victoria Beckham and other stars love La Prairie products, like La Prairie Caviar Luxe, because they “refresh skin and keep it luminous”. The product isn’t cheap at $2000 for the limited-edition 1.7 ounce jar (shown above) which is nestled in a tub encrusted with 2400 Swarovski crystals. La Prairie Caviar Luxe Cream even comes with its own…
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