Month: April 2011

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L’Oreal Youth Code

Youth Code is a new anti aging skin care line recently introduced by cosmetics powerhouse L’Oreal. While I’m never one to advocate products that contain secret ingredients, you may be interested to learn that Youth Code’s ‘secret’ is its patented Pro-GenTM technology or bifida ferment lysate, also known as probiotic bacteria. While there isn’t oodles… Read more »

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What’s Causing Your Dark Circles?

Dark circles are most commonly caused by visible blood vessels combined with thinning of the fat pad under the eyes. They may also be caused by allergies, lack of sleep or other health issues. In some instances, dark circles may be due to irregular skin pigmentation. How you treat dark circles is dependent upon their… Read more »

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Grover’s Disease

Grover’s Disease, also known by various medical terms including “Benign papular acantholytic dermatosis,” “Persistent acantholytic dermatosis” and “Transient acantholytic dermatosis” is a skin condition characterized by a red, itchy rash that appears on the trunk – both front and back – of affected individuals. Other parts of the body including the legs and arms may… Read more »


Lac-Hydrin 12% Lotion Available Again

Lac-Hydrin 12% (ammonium lactate) Lotion has been on manufacturer short for some time, but it’s available again. A boon to dry, itchy skin, Lac Hydrin contains lactic acid 12% (an alpha hydroxy acid) along with skin soothing ingredients such as glycerine and cetyl alcohol. Lac-Hydrin is specifically indicated for  the treatment of dry, scaly skin (xerosis)… Read more »


April Is National Rosacea Month

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Month. A condition that affects an estimated 16 million Americans, rosacea is widespread and many individuals aren’t even aware that they have it. Because the signs and symptoms of rosacea often mimic other skin conditions, it has often been called “The Great Impostor.” The flushing… Read more »

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Neostrata Moisture Rescue Sheet Mask: Help For Dry Skin

If dry, cold winter air has left your skin crying out for help, you’ll be excited to hear about Neostrata Moisture Rescue Sheet Mask. A new treatment, presented in a novel sheet mask, it provides fast acting relief for dry, dehydrated skin. Neostrata Moisture Rescue Sheet Mask is designed for all skin types, especially dehydrated… Read more »


Can Haloxyl Help Your Dark Circles?

Haloxyl is an ingredient added to eye care products for its ability to lighten dark circles. Will it work for you? Haloxyl is a  combination of two peptides (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7) along with Hydrosuccinimide and Chrysin. It works by absorbing and eliminating colored blood pigments in the skin that are responsible for dark… Read more »