All Things Retinol
RETINOL
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Introduction to Retinol Vitamin A and its derivatives have been utilized in both prescription and cosmetic over‑the‑counter (OTC) anti-aging creams for decades. Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, has been shown to improve the appearance of collagen-depleted skin, complement skin’s natural renewal process, and fight signs of aging. Retinol was discovered over a century ago, but it wasn’t until …
Skincare Mondays | Sensitive Skin
sensitive skin
by AveenoMD on
Why are your patients so sensitive?   71% of adults have self-declared sensitive skin.1 While differences in how people perceive skin sensitivity exist, most say they have sensory effects, such as itching, burning, stinging, tightness and dryness.2  Due to the subjective nature of sensitive skin, diagnosis is complex and there is often a disconnect between what subjects feel and what medical …
Skincare Mondays | Surfactants in Skincare
Surfactants in skincare
by NeutrogenaMD on
For most consumers, a skincare routine is a positive part of their daily routine. Thirty-eight percent (38%) see it as ‘me’ time. Sixty-three percent (63%) wash their face at least two times per day,1 yet roughly half of consumers (men and women) report using bath wash or hand soap to cleanse their face.2 So it's no surprise that over half of consumers surveyed have no idea what ingredients …
Thinking Oat Loud: Colloidal Oat for Eczema and Beyond
atopic dermatitis
by Adam Friedman, MD | Blair Allais, MD on
Atopic Dermatitis Pathogenesis Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease for which common symptoms are rash, itch, dryness, and redness. AD is a perfect example of what happens when skin barrier homeostasis is not maintained. In AD, the lipids that comprise the skin barrier are reduced in chain length compared with healthy skin, resulting in poor barrier function and increased …
The Truth About Skincare Ingredients: Dermy Doctor Weighs In
skincare ingredients
by Allison Sit on
Two consumer articles recently posted raise questions about the use of skincare ingredients: SheFinds recently revealed skincare ingredients that are completely useless, and TODAY asked how to use active ingredients. What’s the truth about which skincare ingredients to choose and how to use them? For answers I reached out to Fatima Fahs, MD, a Michigan-based dermatologist who runs @dermy …