Product Review: Zeno

Zeno ($185.00, Amazon.com) is a handheld acne device that supplies heat of 121oF to the area of a blemish for an average of 2.5 minutes to get rid of the blemish faster. Versus other acne treatments, how effective is Zeno? Is it worth the cost? How effective is Zeno for mild to moderate acne? Graph courtesy Bruce et al. In a double-blind, controlled clinical study by Bruce et al., it…
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Product Review: Avon Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion System

  Photo courtesy Avon.com Avon Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion System ($28.00, Avon.com) claims to combine “increasing intensities of Dermatologist-Grade Polishers” with an “Advanced Skin Conditioner” to give a “whole new level” of “youthfully radiant ” skin. Yet, how effective is Avon Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion System? Does it really measure up to dermatologists’ polishers? Similar only to a “superficial” dermatologist’s peel According to this study in the journal Dermatological Surgery, microdermabrasion with…
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Product Review: The Cancer Council Australia Sun Care Cosmetics Lipstick SPF 30+

The skin on the lips is as susceptible to sun damage as anywhere else. Unfortunately, according to a University of Texas at Austin survey cited in the December 2007 Allure magazine, 71 percent of women do not apply sunscreen to their lips. Thankfully, the following The Cancer Council Australia Sun Care Cosmetics Lipsticks SPF 30+ ($20.00, Sasa.com) offer broad-spectrum UVA/UVB with a high SPF – the highest SPF I have…
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Spotlight On: Azelaic Acid

BENEV Azalex Gel contains 10% azelaic acid over-the-counter. Photo courtesy Amazon.com. Azelaic acid (like kojic acid) is a bleaching agent that is commonly used in alternating four-month cycles with hydroquinone (Cosmetic Dermatology). Azelaic acid has also been found to be effective as an acne treatment, and, to a lesser extent, a rosacea treatment. However, how effective is azelaic acid? Could you use it instead of hydroquinone? And is it safe?…
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Skin Care at NYC Fashion Week 2008

Photo from Temptalia.com I will admit, I am not much of a trendy person — I tend to stick to the classics (think fitted tops and high heels). But, on location for Total Beauty at NYC Fashion Week 2008, I learned a few things. And I stopped by Sephora at 597 Fifth Avenue in NYC, where, in addition to great service, I learned what is flying off the shelves during…
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