View Post

These Bumps Bum Me Out

I see a lot of people in clinic who want an explanation (and a cure) for the annoying rough red bumps on the back of their arms. Some hate the texture, other can’t take the color or the itchiness that can pop up around them. Still others are convinced that these spots are new and indicate something terrible is spreading …

View Post

Drugstore Cures Worth Trying Part 2

Sun-damaged, Dull Complexion: RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream.  Retinols help exfoliate and renew dull, sun damaged skin. The challenge of retinol cream is the irritation. It’s very hard to avoid some amount of redness or flaking… “nature of the beast” to some extent. Roc was the leader of OTC retinols when they first emerged, and their latest innovation is this sensitive …

View Post

Drugstore Cures Worth Trying, Part 1

Oily, pimple-prone on your teenager (or you): Stridex Sensitive Pads. These contain salicylic acid, which targets the oil glands, but without the drying effects of alcohol contained in most acne wipes. Used twice a day, especially after volleyball/basketball/hockey practice, they can help ward off mild breakouts from that extra oily skin. Panoxyl Creamy Wash. Benzyol Peroxide is the gold standard of …

View Post

Three Cheers for Ole’s Eye Gel?

Ole Henriksen is a popular spa brand with pleasant creams and gels for general body and beauty care. They haven’t made a big mark in the cosmeceutical market, so I was skeptical about their Ultimate Lift Eye Gel.  It hit the mark on hydration, but the texture makes it less user friendly. My favorite part about this product is definitely …