Tag Archives: skincare

Acne: It’s No Friend of Anyone

I have wanted to cover the topic of acne since the launch of this blog, but it’s a topic with such breadth that I have been waiting for the right angle. Recently, I read an article about new acne guidelines that creates a perfect forum for discussion of this important issue. According to the American […]

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Airelle: Product Review

The Airelle™ Skincare natural line of anti-aging products claims to improve the appearance of fine lines in less than 28 days. Its products, which focus on collagen protection and restoration, are free of artificial fragrances, sulfates and parabens. In addition, they’re all made in the USA and without animal testing. Airelle’s products utilize a proprietary formulation (called “Berrimatrix”) that combines […]

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A Follow Up on Seborrheic Keratoses

A Common Variant of Seborrheic Keratoses My prior post discusses seborrheic keratoses (SKs), and I think a subsequent post on a related condition – one that is in the SK family – is fitting. “Here is a 46-year-old man who presented for evaluation and treatment of multiple, clustered dark brown papules that he reports have been […]

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Ava Anderson Non Toxic: Product Review

If you’re in the market for natural and organic skincare products, you may know of a brand called Ava Anderson Non Toxic [AANT]. Some of its personal and skincare products include a moisturizing mask, exfoliator, sugar lip scrub, eye cream, makeup remover, and more. In addition to its popular skincare line, this company offers an array […]

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Age-Defying, Copper…Pillowcase?

About six weeks ago, I ordered a special pillowcase – one that skincare professionals, bloggers, and enthusiasts having been raving about since it hit the market in the Fall of 2013. But instead of what you might imagine, this pillowcase is not made from satin or silk; rather, its fibers consist of copper oxide. And […]

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Review: Rodan + Fields Mini Facial

Since starting this blog several months ago, I have tried more products than I did during the nearly six years in dermatology practice. I have already posted a few reviews, but I plan to feature reviews on Skintranslations on a routine basis. In some instances, I will review a product someone recommended to me or I […]

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Sunless Tanners, Part 2

One thing I learned about myself while reviewing these products is that I am really into self-tanning. The extra time I spend applying it is nominal, and the process is zen-like. I also like the results. When people compliment my tan, they are shocked to learn its fake. “But you live in California? You don’t need self-tanner!” Cue the […]

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Acure Organics: More To It Than a Catchy Name

“Acure for your Skin…Acure for the Planet….Acure for a Cure.” This is the vision of Acure Organics. A Major Award I shop at Whole Foods and Target regularly but had never encountered this brand. A few weeks ago, a display with the above slogan caught my eye. I thought, “That’s clever!” Turns out the store […]

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Sunless Tanners, Part 1

A follow up to Faking It: The Art of Faux Tanning Prior to starting this blog, I never used or thought about using self-tanner. I actually cringed at the thought of the off-putting, yellow-orange color. The technology needed tweaking. Even with improvements, and despite recommending it to patients who wanted to mask imperfections, self-tanner didn’t interest […]

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Faking It: The Art of Faux Tanning

Forgo Bakin’ It Public awareness of the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun and tanning beds has grown substantially over the past two decades. Programs like The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Go With Your Own Glow campaign stress the beauty of one’s natural skin color, and many celebrities promote untanned skin. But there needs […]

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