5 Derm-Backed Vitamin C Serum Benefits That Will Convince You To Use Yours Every Single Day

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Zoe Weiner・April 15, 2021 As a kid, vitamin C likely made its way into your a.m. routine through the glass of O.J. your mom forced you to gulp down before school. Now, as an adult, it should be considered just as integral to your mornings—only this time, you ought to be using a vitamin C serum on your skin for serious brightening benefits. “Vitamin C is a great skin-care ingredient because it’s safe to use on any skin type and has a ton of incredible anti-aging, hydrating, and brightening benefits,” says Shuting Hu,  cosmetic scientist, formulator, and founder of Acaderma Skincare. The ingredient is a mainstay in cleansers, moisturizers, and… read more

The Difference Between a Retinol and Glycolic Acid

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Both active ingredients are practically essential to a good skincare routine. But which is the one for you? By Roxanne Adamiyatt Apr 15, 2021 When it comes to taking care of one’s skin, there are a lot of rules, particularly when it comes to slowing down the aging process. First and foremost, wear an SPF. Probably slather on vitamin C from time to time. Hyaluronic acid is great for keeping your skin hydrated and plump. But when it comes to using active ingredients that slough, exfoliate, and cause skin cell regeneration, things can get a bit more confusing. Case in point: a lot of people don’t know whether they should… read more

What Your Dermatologist Wishes You Knew About Sebaceous Filaments

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Those spots on your nose probably aren’t blackheads. By Amber Kallor 4.14.2021 Before you start squeezing, take a second to really look at your skin. That ever-present constellation of blackheads dotted across your nose, chin, forehead, or cheeks may not be blackheads at all. More than likely, sebaceous filaments are what you see staring back at you in the magnifying mirror — and your dermatologist desperately wants you to stop freaking out over them. Although it may seem that any dark spots in your pores are a menace to be dealt with, it’s important to correctly identify them before you start messing with your face. The first order of business:… read more

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Dr. Corey L. Hartman on the Importance of Industry Acknowledgement

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April 14, 2021 When recommending products to friends and patients, Dr. Corey L. Hartman, a board-certified dermatologist, looks at what not only delivers results, but what is easy to use and provides great value. “Whether I’m recommending a product to a friend or a patient, I need to know that it works and uses proven ingredients. Clinical studies are great—I love learning about new formulations and the science behind products—but the products I recommend the most are those that I personally use and love. I have favorite brands, but am always open to trying something new, especially if the products are geared toward Black skin/people of color,” said Dr. Hartman,… read more

12 Questions to Ask Your Dermatologist When Considering Fillers

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In our selfie world, opting to get facial fillers may be marketed as pedestrian as getting a blowout or a facial. But before dipping a toe into the waters of injectables, take a beat to educate yourself on the very real medical procedure and side effects. By Kaitlin Clark April 14, 2021 No doubt about it: aging can be a touchy subject. Emotions, self-esteem, and confidence are intertwined with the choice to pursue cosmetic enhancements, and dermal fillers are often referred to by dermatologists and plastic surgeons as the first step into the aesthetics world. The ever-evolving collection of dermal fillers — for lips, cheeks, and chin — can instantly… read more

Interested in the BBL Laser? Here’s what to expect during and post treatment

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology The Forever Young BBL is hands-down a crowd-pleaser. It corrects sun damage, makes the skin appear clearer, smoother, and younger, and even prevents signs of aging skin. What’s not to love? It’s an excellent option for anyone looking to reduce aging signs, but it’s also a go-to for those looking to maintain healthy, young skin. What is BBL? Plus, the Difference Between IPL vs. BBL When looking for the right laser treatment, many wind up choosing between the IPL, which is intense pulse light, and the BBL, which stands for broadband light. So what’s the difference?  Basically, the laser company, Sciton, branded their… read more

The Skinification of Haircare–Does It Deliver?

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Erika Stalder Apr 5, 2021 It was bound to happen. The so-called “skinification of haircare” — which brings active ingredients and product types from facial care to hair and scalp care routines and has grown in the past few years — is a concept, one that feels perfectly intuitive to a generation who came of age with the normalization of seven-to-seventeen step facial skin care routines and encyclopedic knowledge of ingredient lists. The approach has even proved pandemic-proof, with market research firm NPD Group showing that even as other sectors of the beauty industry stalled in 2020, hair treatments and masks captured top market share gains for the year. So… read more

The Top 10 Devices To Remove Facial Hair, According To The Pros

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By Kelsey Stewart 4.5.2021 No, they all don’t cost an arm and a leg. Facial hair is completely normal. Everyone gets it, and it’s totally at your own discretion if you choose to remove it or not. However, if you do opt to get rid of unwanted hair, you’ll want to make sure you’re using a good, reputable tool. Luckily, these days, the market is full of options to turn to, and according to professionals, the best devices for facial hair removal run the gamut from drugstore disposables to high-tech tools. First and foremost, before you even pick up your preferred device, cleansing the skin is a must. “Make sure… read more

What is Progeline Cream, and Does It Really Work?

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By Jenny Jin| Apr. 5, 2021 There are a lot of skincare products out there these days—each one with prettier packaging, fancier ingredients and more promising claims than the next. The sheer volume of options can be overwhelming and, as anyone who has ever made an impulse Instagram buy at midnight knows, it is far too easy to get distracted by the shiny new thing. The latest beauty buzz we’ve been hearing about is progeline cream, which is being touted as “an anti-aging cream that allegedly reduces fine lines, wrinkles, or other signs of aging,” shares David Petrillo, a cosmetic chemist and founder of Perfect Image Skincare. But it might not… read more