What Real Dermatologists…And I…Use on Our Skin

  Recently, I received an e-mail from a reader wanting to know what I use on my skin, and specifically, if the creams featured on the upper right hand corner of the page are my moisturizers. Unfortunately, no; those moisturizers are a stock picture from another site! However, I have listed the moisturizers I use daily below, along with highly recommended products and the dermatologists who recommend them. …But First,…
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Product Review: Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

Nowadays, it seems that everyone is talking about Dermalogica products. One of the products, Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream ($51.66, Amazon.com) claims to be “a medium-weight cream that maintains skin’s moisture balance while improving its texture.” Based on scientific research studies of the ingredients, is the product as great as many are saying? Vitamin A as retinyl palmitate Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream contains vitamin A in the form of retinyl palmitate.…
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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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