Skin Care

Patient Buzz: Reddit for Skin Care Questions?
Reddit SkincareAddiction
by Allison Sit on
Cosmopolitan recently posted an article on how Reddit's SkincareAddiction community is creating a generation of at-home dermatologists. But is a community of 1 million users answering dermatology questions good for the specialty? For an expert opinion, I consulted Jared Jagdeo, MD, MS, associate professor of dermatology and founding director of the Center for Laser, Aesthetics and Body Insti …
Is Differin Gel an Anti-Aging Secret? The Expert Weighs In
Differin anti-aging gel for wrinkles and fine lines
by Allison Sit on
Yahoo! Lifestyle recently wrote an article naming Differin Gel (adapalene 0.1%) the “best drugstore anti-aging product.” But should dermatologists recommend an over-the-counter acne product to help patients with their fine lines and wrinkles? This article is brought to you by SanovaWorks.  For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Fran Cook-Bolden, MD, clinical assistant professo …
Product Sensories & Consumer Experience
Moisturizer Product Design
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
In part 2 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 3, the last delivery in our series, we discuss product sensories and consumer experience across moisturizing products. Product Sensories Today, consumer experience …
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) …
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 …