skincare

Are facial toners necessary?Not really, says Dr. Zoe Draelos in this month's Cosmetic Conundrums. Toners are present in most commercial skin care products, but originally it was intended as a cleanser.
Comprehending cleanser developmentSoap has probably done more to improve world health than any prescription medication, says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly Dermatology Times column, "Cosmetic Conundrums."
Cannabis for skin care?It’s been called the next “it” beauty ingredient, but one expert says the hype is ahead of the research.
10 patient questions you might be asked todayWith the internet being available at everyone's fingertips and seemingly endless advertising for a variety of skincare and cosmetic products, the average patient may come to an appointment with misinformation and questions.
Common terms in skincare marketing: Hypoallergenic fragranceHypoallergenic fragrance is a term that may actually have some dermatologic relevance. Since the term literally means reduced allergy, not the absence of allergy, it can be used loosely.
Common terms in skincare marketing: NourishingMany facial serum formulations claim to nourish the skin; however, the term has no scientific meaning.
Common terms in skincare marketing: Sensitive skinOne of the most commonly used terms is “sensitive skin.” It is important for the dermatologist to understand the value of such terminology and the associated implications.
Health concerns with BPABPA is found in food containers, dental fillings and vitamin gel capsules. It also is found in milk, butter and meats, just like phthalates, and is also considered a hormone disruptor.
The concerns around phthalatesOne of the most concerning group of chemicals are phthalates, which are used as plasticizers to increase the flexibility, transparency, durability and longevity of plastics
A checklist to practice what you preach
A checklist to practice what you preachIt’s a lot simpler to help your patients if you can fully stand behind what you’re suggesting. Can you add any of these simple tips to your to-do list this week?