Moisturization Efficacy & Functional Ingredients
Moisturizer product design
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
In part 1 of this 3-part series, we discussed the basics of moisturizer product design, including the key components that differentiate moisturizers from other product formats, and the benefits and uses of common ingredients. In part 2, we continue looking at other classes of ingredients, moisturization efficacy of creams versus lotions, and functional ingredients such as Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) …
Patient Buzz: At-Home Laser Hair Removal – The Expert Weighs In
At home laser hair removal device
by Allison Sit on
Marie Clairerecently posted a list of the magazine’s top devices for at-home laser hair removal, noting their budget-friendly appeal. But are these devices safe and effective? How should you counsel your patients? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Eliot F. Battle Jr., MD, CEO and co-founder of Cultura Dermatology & Laser Center in Washington, D.C., clinical instructor in th …
Journal Review Series: April-May 2018
Journal Review Series
by Ramya Kollipara, MD on
Derm In-Review Advisory Council Member, Dr. Ramya Kollipara, searched dermatology journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different medical journals for the months of April, May, and June of 2018.  Find study tools and more like this at Derm In-Review. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one …
Chlorhexidine – Friday Pop Quiz 4/19
chlorhexidine
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Regarding the use of chlorhexidine, which of the following is true? A. Chlorhexidine rinses (0.12%) aid in prevention of drug-associated gingival enlargement. B. Chlorhexidine when applied to the eyes will reduce keratitis." to "B. Chlorhexidine, when applied to the eyes, will reduce keratitis. C. Chlorhexidine reduces risk of deafness when applied to the ear canal prior to surgery. D. C …
Moisturizer Formulation Design: Art and Science
Designing Moisturizers
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
This 3-part series will discuss the myriad ingredients that are utilized in moisturizer formulas.  It will describe the ways in which formulas can be engineered to create specific, desired outcomes, and debunk some of the long-standing myths that have pervaded the industry. This understanding is crucial for those who are recommending products to consumers or patients.  Moisturizers provide sign …