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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Tretinoin (also known as Retin-A)



This wonder drug treats a host of common skin problems, including fine lines, age spots, and acne. "Tretinoin has the most science behind it in terms of eradicating sun damage and photoaging," says Ron Moy, MD, the president of the American Academy of Dermatology and a professor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "There's also some evidence that it prevents precancerous lesions."

Tretinoin — most popularly prescribed as Retin-A and Renova — works its magic by speeding cell turnover and stimulating collagen production, which rejuvenates skin. "Retin-A is the gold standard," says Fusco. "If I could use only one thing, it would be that."

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Latisse



Latisse is the only thing in its class,  It's revolutionary.

For anyone who has less-than-lush eyelashes, Latisse is an effective treatment, providing longer, thicker, and darker lashes.

Latisse stimulates the growth of the lashes — it's quite amazing, The prescription product, which is applied daily to the edge of the upper eyelids, appears to stimulate the lashes' growth, or anagen, phase.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Topical antioxidants

Antioxidants prevent free-radical damage — a by-product of aging and metabolism, and environmental toxins such as tobacco and ultraviolet light.  They're responsible for skin damage, and damage to the body in general. Certain molecules — antioxidants — neutralize free radicals, which is why they're so important.

Topical antioxidant serums are one of the most popular beauty products on the market today, promising to promote collagen synthesis, diminish age spots, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well as partner with sunscreen to help fight those skin-aging free radicals.

One of the most potent antioxidants — idebenone — was originally a medication used to prevent memory loss. Now it's available as an anti-ager for skin that's been proved more powerful than other common antioxidants. You can only find idebenone in Prevage skin care products.

 Prevage

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lumene Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence



Lumene Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence 

$24; amazon.com


 "I think vitamin C is maybe the number-one, top antiaging ingredient of all time," says New York dermatologist Dennis Gross, MD. "It's the only ingredient that both directly stimulates fibroblast cells to make collagen and protects the collagen you already have by acting as an antioxidant." However, vitamin C—also a champion brightener by virtue of its melanin-disrupting properties—has historically been tricky to deliver topically: It's easily deactivated by exposure to light and air, and its most common form, ascorbic acid, is naturally water-soluble, meaning that it's repelled by the skin's lipid components.

Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel



Drunk Elephant B Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Gel

$52 at sephora.com


B-Hydra™ is like a cool glass of water for your thirsty skin. Uniquely formulated with provitamin B and pineapple ceramide, it attracts and holds moisture to leave skin looking healthy and illuminated. Watermelon rind/apple/lentil complex provides up to 24 hours of hydration and significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines. Swertia chirata extract supports the appearance of skin thickness, and bearberry extract naturally brings antioxidant and skin-lightening properties to the formulation. Finally, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer soaks in easily to provide unsurpassed moisture through the slow delivery of water. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant. This lightweight, hard-hitting gel is ideal for all skin types and maximizes the benefits of a daily moisturizer. Drabness, dryness, uneven texture, and fine lines appear diminished, and skin appears brighter and more youthful upon every application.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
B-Hydra is formulated with molecular size and pH level in mind to penetrate the skin without disrupting the skin’s balance. Drunk Elephant formulations only contain ingredients that benefit skin health and assist the formulation, keeping them safe and making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin. The brand is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation).

Pro tip: vitamins B5 and C work together to deliver a load of benefits, so mix with D.E.'s C-Firma first thing in the morning. It can also be added to Umbra sunscreen for additional sheer luminosity. When combined with with Virgin Marula Oil, it creates an addictive blend that attacks dryness and dehydration from every angle. And don't forget to try mixing with foundation for extra glow and ease of application. You'll be reaching for it multiple times a day.