Month: March 2009

FDA Approves Latisse Eyelash Treatment

Latisse, the first drug to promote eyelash growth has recently been approved by the FDA. Manufactured by Allergan, the same company that manufactures Botox, Latisse is available by prescription only and contains bimatoprost, the active ingredient used in the glaucoma drug Lumigan, also made by Allergan. How To Use Latisse Though the mechanism of action… Read more »

3 Effective Anti Aging Skin Care Ingredients

Skin care manufacturers are always on the lookout for new ingredients promising to be the latest breakthrough in delivering youthful skin. That’s why you’ll be interested to learn about a recent review of anti-aging treatments that appeared in The Archives of Dermatology. The review concludes that three anti-aging treatments are proven clinically effective: the topical… Read more »

Can Caffeine Reduce Skin Cancer?

While previous studies have reported that individuals who regularly drink coffee or tea are less likely to develop non-melanoma skin cancers, a new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, suggests that topical application of caffeine in sunscreen or after-sun preparation minimizes or reverses the effects of UV damage on the skin. Caffeine causes… Read more »