Month: March 2008

Effects of Topical Soy on Skin

Effects of Topical Soy on Skin

Is soy a miracle food? The health claims associated with soy have us embracing soy lattes; edamame and soy protein shakes with great gusto. From natural relief of menopausal symptoms to stronger bones and protection against heart disease, soy’s claimed benefits are many. On the other hand, you may also have heard about soy’s negative effects, linking it with… Read more »

How do you relieve puffy eyes?

How do you relieve puffy eyes?

What causes puffy eyes? Skin around the eyes is sensitive and very thin so it can easily become irritated, red and puffy. Many women may experience minor puffiness upon arising, but this tends to resolve on its own by mid-morning as gravity drains the fluid that has accumulated throughout the night. Topical Solutions There are… Read more »

Is Anthelios really the best sunscreen in the world?

Is Anthelios really the best sunscreen in the world?

Your dermatologist, the media and various internet sources go on about how wonderful Anthelios, the French sunscreen made by La Roche Posay is. Yet with so many sunscreens on the market vying for your hard earned dollars, does Anthelios really deserve such accolades? Is it really “the best sunscreen in the world”? UVA and UVB… Read more »

Neostrata Skin Brightener – a review

Neostrata Skin Brightener – a review

Vitamin C is a workhorse skin care ingredient and because of this, one of my absolute favorites. When formulated to maintain its stability, studies have shown that topical application of Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) has considerable benefits on skin including: Protection against free radical damage associated with sun exposure (UV damage) via its potent antioxidant action Strengthening… Read more »

Hydraphase UV SPF 30 ingredients in Canada vs. US

Hydraphase UV SPF 30 ingredients in Canada vs. US

Question: What’s the difference between Hydraphase UV SPF 30 from the US and from Canada? Answer: La Roche Posay markets Hydraphase UV SPF 30 in both Canada and the US. But what you get are two very different formulations depending on where you purchase it. In the US, Hydraphase UV SPF 30 is a moisturizer plus SPF… Read more »