Month: October 2011

The Cosmos Standard: Why It May Be Easier To Choose Organic Cosmetics

The Cosmos Standard, an internationally recognized standard for organic and natural skin care and cosmetics, may have me re-evaluating how I feel about organic skin care products. In a previous post I’ve written about my concerns. Maybe it’s time to revisit them. Finalized earlier this year, the Cosmos Standard was set up to address the needs… Read more »

Maximum Retinol Without Prescription

Question: What is the maximum retinol available without prescription? Answer: Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and is used skin care for a number of reasons: It increases cell turnover in the skin’s epidermis (top layer). New skin cells leads to a brighter and smoother look. Stimulates collagen production which smoothes and plumps Reduces… Read more »

Melanoma Treatment: New AAD Guidelines

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has issued new recommendations for melanoma treatment in response to an increased incidence of the deadliest form of skin cancer.  An extensive review of scientific literature has resulted in updated evidence based guidelines for melanoma treatment, which were published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The… Read more »