Month: February 2010


Pearls In Your Skin Care

Pearl powder is a preparation made from crushed pearls and used widely in Asia for skin care. In traditional Chinese medicine, pearl powder is used to fight inflammation and as a detoxification agent. It is also taken internally as a relaxant. Made from either freshwater or saltwater pearls, pearl powder is rich in amino acids,… Read more »

Cosmetic medicine

Allegra, Clarinex, Drixoral For Puffy Eyes

Spring starts early in some parts of North America and if you’re living in one of these zones, then an antihistamine – Allegra, Clarinex, Drixoral, for example, may be a better solution that something topical for treating your puffy eyes. Allergies caused by pollen are not uncommon. From a medical standpoint, puffy eyes as a… Read more »


Pineapple (Bromelain) And Skin

Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme found in the fruit and stem and which has been used to treat inflammation when ingested orally. Classified as a protease, bromelain helps to break down proteins making it useful in cooking as well where it is often added to meat tenderizers. Bromelain is heat sensitive so canned or processed… Read more »


Fruit Acids In Skin Care: How To Use

Fruit acids are ingredients found in a range of skin care products including cleansers, toners, moisturizers and serums. Derived from a wide range of fruits (or milk – lactic acid) such as sugar cane (glycolic acid), apples and pears (malic acid), oranges and lemons (citric acid), grapes (tartaric acid) or bitter almonds (mandelic acid), these… Read more »

African American Woman

Hydroquinone + Glycolic Acid: Effective Treatment For Hyperpigmentation

Q: Why is the combination of hydroquinone and glycolic acid effective in treating hyperpigmentation? A: Hyperpigmentation is a disorder characterized by dark patches of skin as found with melasma, chloasma, age spots and some types of scarring. Certain individuals – usually those with darker skin tones – tend to be more susceptible to hyperpigmentation than… Read more »