Posts by SkinMedica

AHA/BHA Cream Gets a New Look

SkinMedica® AHA/BHA Cream has undergone an external makeover! Inside the new bottle, you’ll find the same advanced formula with proven ingredients that nourish and promote the look of more youthful-looking skin.

AHA/BHA Cream combines the gentle exfoliating benefits of alpha-hydroxy acids—lactic, glycolic, citric, tartaric, and malic, to be exact—along with salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid that helps to improve the skin’s texture. Vitamin C and E help prevent free radical damage, while panthenol gives skin a moisture boost.

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Superfoods for Healthier Skin

Antioxidant-rich and nutrient-dense, superfoods earn their titles thanks to the numerous benefits they provide for overall health and wellness. In addition to a varied diet rich in healthy-skin staples like vibrantly colored fruits, vegetables and berries (along with salmon and green tea, to name a few), seek out the superfoods below, which help fight free radical damage and boost the skin’s vitality for a healthy, radiant complexion...

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Pinterest Physician of the Month

Meet SkinMedica® Pinterest Physician of the Month, Dr. Ashley Magovern! Dr. Magovern is a board-certified dermatologist and the founder and owner of Manhattan Dermatology in Manhattan Beach, CA, where she specializes in general, cosmetic and pediatric dermatology. She also serves as the medical director for DermStore.com. Before entering into private practice, Dr. Magovern was the associate general and cosmetic dermatologist for the renowned Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group...

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Celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness!

Each year, Skin Cancer Awareness Month casts an important spotlight on skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. This summer, be sun-smart with these tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation...

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The Shelf Life of Skin Care Products

Like most consumer products on the market today, your skin care essentials have a shelf life. And while a product’s lifespan can vary from six months to two years or more, its long-term efficacy ultimately depend on its ingredients, packaging and storage...

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What’s the Perfect Skin Care Dose?

In an effort to maximize the efficiency of skin care products, it’s often tempting to slather on creams and serums with abandon. But to achieve the best results from your skin care, how much is too much?

Often, the answer is quite simple: A little goes a long way. Clinical skin care products are typically formulated with high concentrations of potent ingredients like retinol, vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids. When these…

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411 on SPF: New FDA Sunscreen Regulations

Google “sunscreen” and you’ll find that it has been in the news rather frequently lately: Recent media reports debating the validity of sunscreen manufacturer’s claims prompted the American Academy of Dermatology to issue a response calling sunscreen “ … an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.”

New FDA regulations aim to eliminate common sunscreen misnomers and better protect consumers from sun-induced skin damage. These regulations impose new guidelines for all…

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Seeing the Light: Red and Blue Light Therapies for Acne

Acne can range in severity from the occasional breakout to the ongoing eruption of painful, swollen cysts—and as any sufferer of severe acne knows, it can be debilitating. Fortunately, advanced light-based technologies are making the battle against blemishes easier for those who have not seen results from conventional therapies.

Whether caused by hormonal shifts, excess oil production or multiple factors, the best way to fight stubborn forms of acne is to attack it at the source. An acne lesion forms when bacteria (called p. acnes) and sebum mix with dead skin…

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The Essential for Healthy Skin

You have a multitude of skincare concerns, so you need a vast array of products to treat them, right? Not so fast. With a do-it-all treatment like the SkinMedica® TNS Essential Serum®, you can undergo a skin transformation with just one product.

TNS Essential Serum has won multiple awards, and for good reason: This first-of-its-kind serum combines powerful antioxidants, anti-aging peptides and an exclusive blend of growth factors to…

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Commit to Healthier Skin This New Year

We often think of increasing exercise or losing weight when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, but why not focus on the health of our skin? As the largest organ in the body—and one of the biggest age revealers—it’s certainly worthy of a tune-up.

A visit to your dermatologist is a great way to start the year. Your dermatologist should be board certified, meaning that he or she has been certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in dermatology and has undergone extensive training in skin health and related disorders.

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