Month: October 2010

Under Eye Dark Circles And Hydroquinone 4%

Question: Will under eye circles benefit from the use of hydroquinone 4%? Answer: You possibly know that hydroquinone 4% is recognized as the gold standard for treating skin conditions that involve hyperpigmentation (dark patches of skin). For this reason, it would make sense that it may help to resolve under eye dark circles. However, before… Read more »


Canadian Preparation H

The Canadian version of Preparation H Cream contains Bio-dyne (also known as Live Yeast Cell Derivative). Marketed as a treatment for hemorrhoids, Preparation H Cream from Canada is also as a ‘secret weapon’ to fight wrinkles and relieve under-eye puffiness. Canadian Preparation H Cream differs from that found in the USA (and some other countries)… Read more »


Longevicell: A Novel Anti Aging Skin Care Ingredient

Longevicell is a botanical extract from myrtle, a scented white flower that grows on a Mediterranean shrub. In studies, it has been shown to reduce the signs of skin aging. Longevicell is known for its rejuvenating virtues and has been selected for inclusion in anti aging skin care products for several reasons: It blocks the glycation… Read more »


Fitzpatrick Scale – A Skin Type Classification Scale

The Fitzpatrick Scale is a skin type classification system that was developed by a Harvard School Medical Dermatologist, Dr Thomas Fitzpatrick in 1975. Unlike the traditional skin typing system that most of us are accustomed to (Is your skin normal, dry, oily or combination?), the Fitzpatrick Scale classifies skin based on an individual’s complexion and… Read more »


La Roche Posay Mela D Hands Treats Brown Spots

La Roche Posay Mela D Hands is a targeted depigmenting treatment that may be used daily to deliver evenly toned hands prone to brown spots. Mela D Hands’ combination of an effective skin-lightening agent – kojic acid – and La Roche Posay’s Mexoryl XL sun filtering system, helps to limit the production of melanin, which… Read more »

quinoa whole grains

Looking Good: Try Replacing Your Grains

If you’re concerned about looking good, maintaining a svelte waistline will be important. That’s why you may want to consider swapping over to whole grains. A recent article in the Globe and Mail  cites a study involving 2,834 middle-aged Americans, showing that those who consumed the most whole-grain foods had a significantly smaller waist circumference…. Read more »