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  Topic: Question for Dr. T re: Deep Peels
freckleface

Replies: 2
Views: 9789

PostForum: Exfoliants   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:52 am   Subject: Question for Dr. T re: Deep Peels
Hi Dr. Todorov,
What happens to the epidermis with a deep Jesner's peel? Does the peel go all the way down to the dermis?
How is new eipidermis created?
I thought prevailing wisdom says to lea ...
  Topic: Dr. Todorov
freckleface

Replies: 5
Views: 6137

PostForum: Skin Rejuvenation / Anti-Aging   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:43 am   Subject: Dr. Todorov
Thank you, Dr. Todorov. I understand that something has to be used to "bulk up" a mixture, and that actives are usually included in lesser amounts. But why use glycerin and HA?

Also,

1. Does ...
  Topic: Dr. Todorov
freckleface

Replies: 5
Views: 6137

PostForum: Skin Rejuvenation / Anti-Aging   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:53 pm   Subject: Dr. Todorov
Dear Dr. Todorov,
I would really appreciate hearing your personal opinion on the use of glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which are listed near the top of almost every product ingredient list these days ...
  Topic: 302 products?
freckleface

Replies: 29
Views: 39457

PostForum: Retinoids / Vitamin A   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:39 pm   Subject: 302 products?
Is it theoretically possible for the 302 skincare line to accomplish all it claims, when it does not have the ability to penetrate the skin?
"Assessment of Toxicological Data. Avocatin 302 does not ...
  Topic: Glycerin & HA -- Innocuous fillers, or worse ?
freckleface

Replies: 0
Views: 3809

PostForum: Skin Rejuvenation / Anti-Aging   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:13 am   Subject: Glycerin & HA -- Innocuous fillers, or worse ?
This has been on my mind for quite some time. I see glycerin and hyaluronic acid listed near the top of most ingredient listings these days. I have always seen them as inexpensive and worthless fill ...
  Topic: How does sunblock work?
freckleface

Replies: 6
Views: 10544

PostForum: Basic Skin Care / Skin Health Maintenance   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:11 am   Subject: How does sunblock work?
So I can put powder or foundation on the top of a physical sunblock without hindering the ability of the sunblock to block UVA/UVB?

I could also mix tinted foundation WITH a physical sunblock?
  Topic: Dr. T... Actives & DMSO
freckleface

Replies: 1
Views: 5001

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:02 am   Subject: Dr. T... Actives & DMSO
Is it true that just a small percentage of actives actually penetrate the skin barrier? What percentage of Vitamin C in a serum like Skinceuticals C+E+ferulic gets to where it needs to be? Same que ...
  Topic: How does sunblock work?
freckleface

Replies: 6
Views: 10544

PostForum: Basic Skin Care / Skin Health Maintenance   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:39 pm   Subject: How does sunblock work?
I'm not sure I totally understand, because you used the term sunscreen, and I'm only talking about physical sunblocks. Did you mean to say sunblock? So, if sunblocks form a reflective film on the sk ...
  Topic: How does sunblock work?
freckleface

Replies: 6
Views: 10544

PostForum: Basic Skin Care / Skin Health Maintenance   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:58 pm   Subject: How does sunblock work?
I've read the sunscreen/sunblock info on the Smart Skin Care site, but I'm left with a few nagging questions.

If physical sunscreens rely mostly on their ability to reflect or deflect the UVA/UVB ...
  Topic: Any tips for reducing graininess of Vit C powder?
freckleface

Replies: 3
Views: 5579

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:23 pm   Subject: Any tips for reducing graininess of Vit C powder?
Good question!

I'd like to know why there is never any mention of using DMSO as a solvent, and also as a penetrating agent. Even just a drop? I've often wondered about using DMSO with Vit C serum ...
  Topic: Retin A application with water
freckleface

Replies: 4
Views: 11516

PostForum: Retinoids / Vitamin A   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:14 pm   Subject: Retin A application with water
Finally....here is the link to the RetinA study I mentioned earlier. Sorry for the delay, but it took some doing to track it down again.

After you've had a chance to read it, I would very much like ...
  Topic: Renova/Tretinoin ok for Eye area?
freckleface

Replies: 13
Views: 26764

PostForum: Retinoids / Vitamin A   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:06 pm   Subject: Renova/Tretinoin ok for Eye area?
In addition to undereye hollows due to lack of fat, does Juvederm get rid of the dark circles at the same time?
  Topic: Retin A from Mexico
freckleface

Replies: 15
Views: 69419

PostForum: Retinoids / Vitamin A   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:54 pm   Subject: Retin A from Mexico
When I lived in Southern California, I used to buy Retin A in Mexico. It was legitimate-looking, but I do not believe it was the real deal. It never caused redness or skin irritation, and as soon as ...
  Topic: Retin A application with water
freckleface

Replies: 4
Views: 11516

PostForum: Retinoids / Vitamin A   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:46 pm   Subject: Retin A application with water
I read a study a couple of years ago (I think it was from Sweden), where the scientists applied Retin A after misting the skin with water. This resulted in no skin irritation and provided the same be ...
  Topic: Question for drtodorov & merton
freckleface

Replies: 3
Views: 5626

PostForum: Vitamin C   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:40 pm   Subject: Question for drtodorov & merton
I have studied topical DIY Vit. C formulas for over a year, and have gotten myself confused with too much research. Just as I was about to place an order for ingredients for the anhydrous vit. c form ...
 
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