Month: December 2010

Human Growth Hormone For Skin. Good Idea?

A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine casts doubt on the effects of human growth hormone (HGH) on skin and overall health.  Scratch any Hollywood beauty and you’re likely to discover a recipient of the much-touted HGH injections for youth and vitality. Twenty years ago a study showed that HGH injections, usually indicated in… Read more »

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Snow Bunnies: Winter UV Rays Do Damage Too

A new study reveals that ski resort patrons are not taking enough precautions to protect themselves from UV radiation. There’s a surprising amount UV at high elevations; in fact, skiers are bathed in radiation.  Under certain conditions, the UV index on a snowy mountaintop can be even more dangerous than on a hot summer’s day… Read more »

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Colorescience: Do Mineral Cosmetics Require Preservatives?

When it comes to skin care products formulated with minerals, as in Colorescience, are preservatives important? Lately I’ve been observing a shift in how my customers approach personal care products: makeup and skin care items are often considered part of a health-conscious strategy aimed at preventing and minimizing skin damage. For this reason, many individuals are wary of cosmetic… Read more »

older woman with jar of face cream

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »

older woman with jar of face cream

Natural Preservatives: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Some individuals still insist upon natural preservatives in their cosmetics. And whether your skin care product contains a preservative that is ‘natural’ or one that is synthetic, it’s important to know that preservatives are a must in personal care products. Preservatives are ingredients with antimicrobial activity and they are used in cosmetics to keep them… Read more »

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The Return of the Pimple: Acne in Menopause

Worried about acne during menopause? You can take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone – nearly half of all adult women experience some form of skin eruption during perimenopause.  The good news is that acne during menopause can be treated with outstanding results.  Here’s what you need to know: Acne occurs when the sebaceous glands… Read more »