FutureDerm Specialist Customizable Day Serum

FutureDerm Specialist Customizable Day Serum Giveaway!

Of all the products we’ve launched through the years, my favorite are our FutureDerm Specialist Customizable Skin Care products. And now we have partnered with beautysavers.com to host an Instagram giveaway of our Customizable Day Serum! Our Customizable Day Serum is a personalized product infused with high concentrations of powerful ingredients to help meet your skincare goals. Your day serum is created using years of research spent analyzing data, carefully…
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Can You Use Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peels and Vivant Skin Care 15% Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Serum with FutureDerm Retinol? (Reader Question)

Thanks for the insightful question, L. Unfortunately, I don’t like using AHAs with retinol. I stand by this one. I’ve been called out by other bloggers and scientists. I’ve read their rebuttals. But I still don’t agree. First of all, the optimal pH for retinol to work in is significantly higher than the optimal pH range for AHAs. For the ultra-scientific or the ultra-curious, the enzymes responsible for the oxidation…
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Kojic Acid

Is Kojic Acid as Effective as Hydroquinone?

Reader question: Can I use Kojic acid cream to treat my facial skin hyperpigmentation, after I stop using hydroquinone and tretinoin in combination? Will it cause any problems? Like, can it be bad for skin of colour? Will skin become black because of stopping hydroquinone? Answer: Kojic acid and hydroquinone are often revered as skin lighteners. Both have their primary mechanism of action in common: Hydroquinone works by inhibiting the…
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CHI Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

COMMUNITY REVIEW: CHI Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron Review

Two members of the FutureDerm community recently tried out the CHI Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron. Here’s what they had to say: Erin’s Take The CHI Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron treats your hair with “healthy heat.” It fuses the power of CHI Ceramic with volcanic lava to provide gentle, consistent heat during styling and also allows for styling at lower temperature settings. According to CHI’s website, the tool uses volcanic lava sourced…
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Follow Friday Nicki Anthony

Follow Friday + Nicki’s Personal Updates: How I’ve Redesigned My Life During My First Year As a Mom

I’ll admit it: Before I got pregnant, or even while I was pregnant, I had no idea why mothers seemed to complain so much. What on earth were they talking about, having no time for a haircut, or not being able to go to the bathroom alone? Now, with my baby Anthony about to turn one next week (!), I understand. Completely, totally, wholly understand. That said, in case it…
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Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum

Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum Review

As far as dark spot serums go, I used to personally prefer 4% hydroquinone over just about anything else for anyone with light to medium skin tones. That said, some people just don’t like hydroquinone and believe it’s unsafe. I’ve read the literature, didn’t agree that it’s unsafe in 2-4% OTC concentrations, and stuck by it as my #1 recommendation for dark spots for a long time. For those people…
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