Product Review: L’Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Day Cream for Very Mature Skin

One of L’Oréal’s latest products, Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Day Cream for Very Mature Skin ($24.99, Walgreens.com) is targeted at the 60+ crowd. Fortified with Calcium Microspheres, Soy Proteins and Marine Collagen, L’Oréal advertisements say the product helps to restore skin density and deeply hydrates. According to L’Oréal, 100% of 42 women testing the product saw more supple skin and 93% saw smoother skin after use. Are calcium, soy proteins, and…
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Product Review: Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Day Lotion SPF 20

Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Day Lotion SPF 20 ($16.75, Drugstore.com) is the latest product from Neutrogena. Claiming to reduce 99% of free radicals and boosting broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection to prevent future aging, and many soothing and moisturizing ingredients to improve skin tone and texture now, Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse seems to be a two-fold treatment for the skin. How does this product compare to other anti-aging antioxidant treatments? Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant…
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Spotlight On: Hydroquinone

  Photo: Tri-Luma, a prescription-strength hydroquinone-steroid-retinoid treatment, is used to treat melasma and dark spots for eight weeks. Since 1982, hydroquinone has been FDA-approved for the treatment of freckles, melasma, and general brown patching. Today, hydroquinone is the most commonly used bleaching agent in the United States. Over time, hydroquinone has acquired a much-deserved high reputation in the dermatology community, as it is considered to be very effective in reducing…
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*Recommended: Sun Protective Clothing from Alex and Me Co., Solar Eclipse, and MaxOUT Swimwear Co.

  It can’t be said enough: the primary environmental factor that causes human skin aging is the sun. And even if you’re not concerned about aging now, consider this: sun exposure is cumulative over time. The skin doesn’t forget how much sun you’ve gotten, and it shows. So why sun-protective clothing and not just sunscreen? According to Dr. Leslie Baumann, director of Cosmetic Dermatology at the University of Miami, patients…
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Product Review: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules

In 1991, the Elizabeth Arden company premiered a blend of ceramides into their skin care products, designed to strengthen, exfoliate, retexturize and moisturize the skin. In addition, the company’s antioxidant E and retinyl complex are designed to improve and prevent the signs of aging over time. Are ceramides as good as they sound? According to Tony Vargas, Vice-President of Elizabeth Arden Research and Development, Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules Intensive…
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The Most Misunderstood Skincare Ingredient: Alcohol

All too often, consumers will refuse to buy a product because it contains high concentrations of some form of alcohol. Yet, according to Dr. Audrey Kunin, board-certified dermatologist and founder of DERMAdoctor.com, not all alcohols are dry and irritating. In fact, according to Kunin, there are seven dense alcohols — cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol 40, C12-15 alcohols, stearyl alcohol and lanolin alcohol — that are not…
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