PMD Personal Microdermabrasion Review

Skin Care
pmd

is the latest in at-home devices promising results similar to dermatologist’s office procedures. Specifically, PMD claims to help women “uncover their most vibrant, radiant complexion through an easy series of treatments.” I’m not a fan of this device, though, and here’s why: What is the Same as Dermatological Procedures Microdermabrasion works in part by applying aluminum oxide Read more »

5 Ingredients Companies are Trying to Make You Believe are Toxic — and Why

Skin Care
toxic

I think Americans are skeptical. Skeptical of marketing claims. Skeptical of politicians. Skeptical of whether or not something is really “organic,” “gluten-free,” or even “healthy.” But one thing Americans are not skeptical of is a claim something is “unsafe”. And this is one thing Americans should be VERY skeptical of: Think about it. There are billions, if not Read more »

How To Get Rid of Acne Scarring

Skin Care
acne scars

The best treatments for acne scarring are, unfortunately, available from a dermatologist’s office.  However, with time and effort, there are several treatments that will make a difference at home. As with in-office treatments, at-home treatments vary for raised, “ice-pick” type acne scars versus flat, “saucer-like” acne scars (Acne: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2000): Non-raised Scars: Microdermabrasion, Read more »

What Percentage of Retinol is Legal in Korea — And Why?

Ingredients, Skin Care
koreanretinol

Retinol has long been considered the gold standard of anti-aging, and for good reason: As Dr. Ranella Hirsch, M.D., president-elect of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, once said, “We have beautiful, profound data that shows if you use [retinoids] for 20 years, you’re going to look a lot better than someone who doesn’t.” Retinol and Read more »