In recent years, a new player in the antiaging game has come onto the field and is growing in popularity –bakuchiol. Bakuchiol is a natural chemical compound extracted from the seeds of the bakuchi plant (psoralea corylifolia) and has been used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It was first introduced for commercial use in topical applications around 2007 and recent research proves …
Adhering to a pro-active recipe for antiaging is a multi-faceted approach that is inclusive of several factors which all play an integral role in contributing to skin health as a whole. The wealth of products that make up a skin care arsenal include diet, exercise, and general health, sun protection, environmental exposures, and physical factors, such as how one positions skin while sleeping. These are…
Preservatives play a vital role in skin care. Because most skin care products contain a considerable amount of water, they are an easy target for fungi, mold, and bacterial attacks, if not for the chemical shield that preservatives provide. For decades, parabens were the most commonly used preservative in skin care products. Today, parabens are shunned by much of the industry and believed by many…
Much of what is believed about the subject of LED light therapy is urban mythology, based on sales spins and not in rigorous scientific evidence. Several of these myths relate to the relationship between LED devices, hyperpigmentation, and are perpetuated despite the fact that they are not supported by clinical research. Specifically, this article explores the myth that LED devices can cause hyperpigmentation. {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18"}…
The summer of 2020 was one marked by unprecedented change in the lives and habits of people worldwide. Months of being confined to homes brought about the do-it-yourselfer in many. People sought alternatives to maintain their skin care and health. And while more complicated cosmetic practices such as injectables had to be put on the back burner, procedures like dermaplaning quickly found their way into…

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