Month: March 2012

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Revisiting Retinol

Skin care trends come and they go, but you shouldn’t forget about tried and true ingredients like retinol. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol belongs to a category of skin care ingredients classified as retinoids. From retinyl palmitate to prescription retinoic acid and tazarotene, retinoids provide a foundation for great skin. Retinoids can unclog pores,… Read more »

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Fungi for Your Face?

I can’t say I’ve ever been tempted to smear my face with fungus – of any kind – but according to one recent study, I might like to consider the benefits of Tremella Fuciformis for soft, hydrated and evenly toned skin. Known colloquially as snow fungus or silver ear fungus, Tremella  is a gelatinous, bland,… Read more »

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Heliocare: Another Layer of UV Protection

Looking for protection from UV rays? Heliocare capsules are an oral dietary supplement containing antioxidants to  protect against sun-related damage, including skin aging. Fernblock™, (from the plant Polypodium Leucotomas) the main active ingredient in Heliocare capsules, works to protect the skin’s structure and immune response and also provides a daily defense against the UV photoaging… Read more »

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Believe It: Snake Venom for Anti Aging

A topical treatment incorporating imitation snake venom is being marketed as an alternative to Botox. I don’t think anything will surprise me anymore. The active ingredient imitates a protein found in the venom of the Temple Viper snake. Inhibiting neuromuscular communication, it blocks messages from the brain to the facial muscles, reducing facial mobility so that… Read more »

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What is the Secret to Great Skin?

Because I make skin care my business, some people assume I have secrets that I’m not giving up. “So what is the best product, really?” Most individuals express surprise when I assert there is no such thing as a “magic bullet” for great skin. The reality to achieving a great anything is far more boring… Read more »