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RETINOL: THE REAL STORY

Posted by Tanya Jacobson on

RETINOL: THE REAL STORY

RETINOL IS ALL THE RAGE    

Without doubt, retinol is one of the glowing love stories of our time. Who hasn’t heard about it, wondered about it, read about it, or desperately wanted to try this age-busting, prune- face staving beauty wonder. Let’s start with a learn-about-it part. Simply put, retinol is a type of retinoid — an umbrella term that encompasses any skincare ingredient derived from vitamin A, a vitamin found in foods like carrots, eggs and sweet potatoes. (Forget dreams of carrot cake and sweet potato pie making you look younger.) Tretinoin, under the brand name Retin-A, was the first retinoid that was used as an acne treatment in the 1970 ’s, but was later found to do so much more. But you need a prescription to get it. Does that mean running to a dermatologist and paying a derm’s often hefty fees? Lucky you, no. There are products with retinol that can do the job for a lot less. (Go ahead, you can do a happy dance now.)

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What do you need for a good skin care regimen?

Posted by Dan Narsete on

What do you need for a good skin care regimen?
We interviewed plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Narsete, MD to find out just what you need for the perfect skin care regimen.

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How Peptides Work On Your Skin

Posted by Dan Narsete on

How Peptides Work On Your Skin
We interviewed plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Narsete, MD to explain the three types of peptides and what they do for your skin.

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Peptides Explained: What They Are and Why You Need Them

Posted by Dan Narsete on

Peptides Explained: What They Are and Why You Need Them

    “I think that ultimately your age is determined by your attitude. It’s not the number; it’s not how many wrinkles you have on your face. It’s the energy that you project.” – Christie Brinkley Many of you have written to us asking for guidance on specific ingredients in our top skincare products that can help reduce the signs of aging. Since we can’t stop time, we’re creating a dedicated series of posts that explain single ingredients and how they work. For the past several years, the use of peptides in medical grade skincare has increased enormously. But just...

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The 4 Facts on Why You Need the Best Sunscreen

Posted by Dan Narsete on

The 4 Facts on Why You Need the Best Sunscreen

  Are you sunscreen savvy? This is an important question to ask yourself on whether or not sunscreen is a part of your daily life. We hope it is! But right now if you are a little lax in this department of skincare, we’re here to tell you that there are so many reasons why you should slather yourself in the right sunscreen each day. Here are the best 4 facts on why you need to wear sunscreen or sunblock every day. Keep in mind if you don’t like the goopy feel of sunscreen, many modern beauty companies are making...

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