Category: Beauty

Dermatologist Answers: Is Lanolin Good or Bad for Your Skin?Dermatologist Answers: Is Lanolin Good or Bad for Your Skin?

Lanolin has long been used in the skin care and cosmetics industry as an effective emollient, commonly used in body creams and lotions to lock in much-needed moisture and prevent water loss. But lanolin also has a bad rep for irritating sensitive skin and causing allergic reactions. So what’s the real story behind lanolin? What […]

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Dermatologist Answers: What Is Hydroquinone and Is It Safe to Use?Dermatologist Answers: What Is Hydroquinone and Is It Safe to Use?

In the quest to lighten those dreaded dark spots on your face from hyperpigmentation, age spots, or freckles, you may have encountered an ingredient called hydroquinone. If you haven’t heard of or tried it before, it’s a synthetic organic compound and skin brightening agent  present in many brightening serums and creams that promises to lighten dark […]

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6 Things Dermatologists Wish You Knew Before Buying Your Moisturizer6 Things Dermatologists Wish You Knew Before Buying Your Moisturizer

  Moisturizer has always taken a pride of place in our vanity cabinets. But the truth is not a lot of people understand what it does and why it is important in their skin care routine. Here, I’m going to answer six of the most commonly asked questions about moisturizers, including how to select the right one for […]

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The Latest Trends and Treatments for Under-Eye CirclesThe Latest Trends and Treatments for Under-Eye Circles

The causes of shadowy under-eye circles are many—lack of sleep, thinning skin from simple aging, genetic predisposition, damaging environmental factors and allergic reactions all contribute to this common beauty problem. While the laundry list of causes may seem intimidating, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Your solutions are just as numerous as the […]

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Spotlight on… PumpkinSpotlight on… Pumpkin

Refresh your face with this enzyme-packed seasonal veg!   Bursting with beauty benefits, pumpkin is a great addition to your skincare routine. Commonly associated with Halloween, the veg is often recommended by dermatologists to women wanting a skin refresh. ‘Pumpkin is an extremely nutrient-dense food,’ says Dr. Isabel Sharkar of Sönd skincare, who regards the […]

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