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Dermatologist’s Tips for Starting Adapalene
Dermatologist’s Tips for Starting Adapalene
Adapalene is my go-to retinoid for beginners! Why? It’s prescription strength, clinically proven to improve acne, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. It’s also the gentlest of the prescription-strength retinoids and one of the most stable, meaning that it can be used during the daytime and at the same time as benzoyl peroxide. And to top it all off, it’s now available over the counter! Here’s how to get started: Take it slow! Adapalene, like other retinoids, can cause irritation and purging in the first few weeks. The easiest was to avoid this is to start slowly. Start out applying it 2-3 days per week and gradually work up to daily application. A little Dan is all you need! You don’t need to be bathing in adapalene to see good results. In fact, applying the correct amount (a pea-size) will help ensure that you’re getting the benefits without increasing the risk of irritation. I like to take my pea-sized amount and dab it on the forehead, nose, chin and both cheeks before spreading to ensure even application. Slap on a moisturizer first! Another way to make adapalene more tolerable is applying it AFTER moisturizer. I know this sounds counterintuitive, but some studies done with other retinoids indicate that applying moisturizer first decreases irritation with no impact on effectiveness. I swear by this method myself. Be patient! Like with any change to your skincare routine, don’t expect to see substantial results until at least 6 weeks of consistent use. It might be hard due to irritation and purging but try to power through – the benefits are worth it. Most importantly... Adapalene can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so don’t skimp on the SPF, hats, sunglasses and protective clothing. Though I know you’re doing that already Which one to choose? There’s not an easy answer on this one. Most over the counter adapalene gels are similar. I’ve used and enjoyed both La Roche-Posay and Differin’s versions. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment
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DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
Vichy Mineral 89 Review
Vichy Mineral 89 Review
Hyaluronic acid is one of my go-to ingredients for hydrating and plumping the skin. Mineral 89 claims to be a hyaluronic acid booster that does more than just hydrate – Vichy say that it’s proven to improve skin barrier function. I tested it for 6 weeks to find out. What makes it different? Like many other serums, Mineral 89 contains sodium hyaluronate and glycerin. You may balk at the 89% water content of this serum. HOWEVER, it’s not just any water. Vichy, like other brands including La Roche-Posay, is a line conceptualized around the use of volcanic water from a specific source in France. These waters have been used in French medicine for centuries. Vichy claims that the volcanic water from their source in Vichy, France is what gives this serum its calming edge. Is there any data to back it up? Some. The brand provided me with results from 3 studies. One looked at the effect of Vichy water on redness and transepidermal water loss after induced irritation over the course of 10 days. They found that subjects using Vichy volcanic water saw greater improvement in both parameters when compared to controls. They did another study looking at the use of Mineral 89 in about 1100 subjects who had undergone dermatologic procedures and found overall improvements in symptoms like redness and irritation over the course of 4 weeks. However, it’s hard to put these results in context as there was no control group. The third study looked at similar parameters in participants who had undergone procedures or who had inflammatory skin diseases had similar findings, but again, no control group was included. Overall it seems this product is well tolerated and may improve redness, dryness and irritation, but higher-level data is needed to know for sure. What was my experience? I did my own experiment using Mineral 89 twice daily for about 6 weeks. I have rosacea, so I get some redness and sensitivity from time to time. My first impression was that Mineral 89 provided good hydration beneath a moisturizer. I didn’t feel it provided as much of a plumping effect as other serums that contain multiple weights of hyaluronic acid. However, I became convinced of the soothing effect that Vichy touts. At one point I had some irritation and redness around my eyes after an encounter with a glycolic acid treatment. I applied Mineral 89 under DIEUX’s reusable eye masks and left it on for about 20 minutes. Afterwards, my skin was visibly calmer. The Verdict Mineral 89 is a solid hydrating serum for those who want the added soothing benefits of Vichy’s volcanic water. It’s a good addition to your routine if you want to calm or prevent irritation from actives or if you just have sensitive skin. If you’re looking for a “plumping” serum, there are better options on the market. As someone who suffers with rosacea, I can see this product becoming a staple in my routine. VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum #cheriepartner #giftedproduct
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Minéral 89 Face Serum
VICHY-Minéral 89 Face Serum
Top 3 Vitamin C Serums of 2020
Top 3 Vitamin C Serums of 2020
Many of my patients are looking for the perfect routine to prevent the signs of ageing. Uneven skin tone is one of the first signs to show up and vitamin C is one of the most lauded ingredients to tackle it. It’s a strong antioxidant and also helps to normalize the process of melanin production. However, ascorbic acid, the active form of vitamin C, is notoriously unstable and oxidizes quickly. With so many products on the market, it’s hard to know which one to choose. Here are my top picks for vitamin C SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum Yes, the price tag may repel most of you, but this serum is truly the OG. This formula is super stable due to its blend of vitamin E and ferulic acid to help stabilize the 15% vitamin C. Skinceuticals’s own studies also showed that these three ingredients are more than the sum of their parts – this serum has higher antioxidant capacity than if you were using any of the 3 star ingredients alone. That makes it the perfect daytime serum to help augment your sunscreen and prevent free radical damage. This is truly one of my favorite products of all time, due in no small part to both its formula and cosmetic elegance – when I wear this I feel like my skin is glowing from within. NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum This was a new discovery for me this year after being gifted by the brand. The innovative formula combines encapsulated L-ascorbic acid with other vitamin C derivatives and plant extracts. It is also stabilized with gold and glutathione. The cosmetic elegance/finish on the skin is glowy without being too shiny. It plays well with other products and, with a price tag of only $20, it’s a great value. This product feels EXPENSIVE! The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% This product is one of my favorite finds for hyperpigmentation this year. It has a super simple formula of only 3 ingredients – the two actives dispersed in propanediol. Using multiple agents that address the different steps of melanin synthesis is ideal for treating or preventing hyperpigmentation. Both ascorbic acid and alpha arbutin inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme that produces melanin. Arbutin has the added benefit of putting a brake on the maturation of melanosomes – the cellular vehicles for melanin. It burns a little bit on application but did not irritate my sensitive skin. At $10, it’s a bargain! #cheriepartner
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Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
The Ordinary-Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
Dermatologist’s Top Hair Loss Tips
Dermatologist’s Top Hair Loss Tips
Hair loss is one of the most common conditions I see, and unfortunately many people have wasted time with supposed "miracle cures" before they even come to see me. Hair loss can be frustrating, worrisome and even down right depressing BUT there are many solutions that can help. Here are my top tips for hair loss! 1. Time is hair! I say this nearly every time I talk about hair loss. Time is hair! What do I mean by that? Every type of hair loss is better treated early rather than later. This is especially true of conditions like central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA). This is a type of scarring hair loss, meaning that once the affect hair has fallen out, it will never grow back. However, when treated early, we can halt the progression and preserve as much hair as possible. That's why it's so important to see a dermatologist as soon as you notice hair loss. 2. Don’t put too much hope in supplements! While there are a whole host of supplements on the market for hair loss, many don't have convincing data supporting their use as a single agent to regrow hair. Even more important is the fact that some hair supplements may actually be dangerous. Case in point: biotin. It has been touted as a treatment for hair loss for years. However, there is no data supporting its efficacy for hair growth, and it might actually be dangerous in some cases. 3. Know that there are options! While the prospect of regrowing your hair might seem hopeless, there are plenty of options available like topical minoxidil for androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern hair loss), laser devices and prescription treatments. As I stated before, checking in with a dermatologist will be the first step to find what's right for you. Rogaine - 5% Minoxidil Foam for Hair Regrowth #cheriepartner #dermatologist #hairloss #hair
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5% Minoxidil Foam for Hair Regrowth
Rogaine-5% Minoxidil Foam for Hair Regrowth

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Dermatologist’s Tips for Starting Adapalene
Dermatologist’s Tips for Starting Adapalene
Adapalene is my go-to retinoid for beginners! Why? It’s prescription strength, clinically proven to improve acne, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. It’s also the gentlest of the prescription-strength retinoids and one of the most stable, meaning that it can be used during the daytime and at the same time as benzoyl peroxide. And to top it all off, it’s now available over the counter! Here’s how to get started: Take it slow! Adapalene, like other retinoids, can cause irritation and purging in the first few weeks. The easiest was to avoid this is to start slowly. Start out applying it 2-3 days per week and gradually work up to daily application. A little Dan is all you need! You don’t need to be bathing in adapalene to see good results. In fact, applying the correct amount (a pea-size) will help ensure that you’re getting the benefits without increasing the risk of irritation. I like to take my pea-sized amount and dab it on the forehead, nose, chin and both cheeks before spreading to ensure even application. Slap on a moisturizer first! Another way to make adapalene more tolerable is applying it AFTER moisturizer. I know this sounds counterintuitive, but some studies done with other retinoids indicate that applying moisturizer first decreases irritation with no impact on effectiveness. I swear by this method myself. Be patient! Like with any change to your skincare routine, don’t expect to see substantial results until at least 6 weeks of consistent use. It might be hard due to irritation and purging but try to power through – the benefits are worth it. Most importantly... Adapalene can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so don’t skimp on the SPF, hats, sunglasses and protective clothing. Though I know you’re doing that already Which one to choose? There’s not an easy answer on this one. Most over the counter adapalene gels are similar. I’ve used and enjoyed both La Roche-Posay and Differin’s versions. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment
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DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
Vichy Mineral 89 Review
Vichy Mineral 89 Review
Hyaluronic acid is one of my go-to ingredients for hydrating and plumping the skin. Mineral 89 claims to be a hyaluronic acid booster that does more than just hydrate – Vichy say that it’s proven to improve skin barrier function. I tested it for 6 weeks to find out. What makes it different? Like many other serums, Mineral 89 contains sodium hyaluronate and glycerin. You may balk at the 89% water content of this serum. HOWEVER, it’s not just any water. Vichy, like other brands including La Roche-Posay, is a line conceptualized around the use of volcanic water from a specific source in France. These waters have been used in French medicine for centuries. Vichy claims that the volcanic water from their source in Vichy, France is what gives this serum its calming edge. Is there any data to back it up? Some. The brand provided me with results from 3 studies. One looked at the effect of Vichy water on redness and transepidermal water loss after induced irritation over the course of 10 days. They found that subjects using Vichy volcanic water saw greater improvement in both parameters when compared to controls. They did another study looking at the use of Mineral 89 in about 1100 subjects who had undergone dermatologic procedures and found overall improvements in symptoms like redness and irritation over the course of 4 weeks. However, it’s hard to put these results in context as there was no control group. The third study looked at similar parameters in participants who had undergone procedures or who had inflammatory skin diseases had similar findings, but again, no control group was included. Overall it seems this product is well tolerated and may improve redness, dryness and irritation, but higher-level data is needed to know for sure. What was my experience? I did my own experiment using Mineral 89 twice daily for about 6 weeks. I have rosacea, so I get some redness and sensitivity from time to time. My first impression was that Mineral 89 provided good hydration beneath a moisturizer. I didn’t feel it provided as much of a plumping effect as other serums that contain multiple weights of hyaluronic acid. However, I became convinced of the soothing effect that Vichy touts. At one point I had some irritation and redness around my eyes after an encounter with a glycolic acid treatment. I applied Mineral 89 under DIEUX’s reusable eye masks and left it on for about 20 minutes. Afterwards, my skin was visibly calmer. The Verdict Mineral 89 is a solid hydrating serum for those who want the added soothing benefits of Vichy’s volcanic water. It’s a good addition to your routine if you want to calm or prevent irritation from actives or if you just have sensitive skin. If you’re looking for a “plumping” serum, there are better options on the market. As someone who suffers with rosacea, I can see this product becoming a staple in my routine. VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum #cheriepartner #giftedproduct
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Minéral 89 Face Serum
VICHY-Minéral 89 Face Serum
Dermatologist’s Top Hair Loss Tips
Dermatologist’s Top Hair Loss Tips
Hair loss is one of the most common conditions I see, and unfortunately many people have wasted time with supposed "miracle cures" before they even come to see me. Hair loss can be frustrating, worrisome and even down right depressing BUT there are many solutions that can help. Here are my top tips for hair loss! 1. Time is hair! I say this nearly every time I talk about hair loss. Time is hair! What do I mean by that? Every type of hair loss is better treated early rather than later. This is especially true of conditions like central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA). This is a type of scarring hair loss, meaning that once the affect hair has fallen out, it will never grow back. However, when treated early, we can halt the progression and preserve as much hair as possible. That's why it's so important to see a dermatologist as soon as you notice hair loss. 2. Don’t put too much hope in supplements! While there are a whole host of supplements on the market for hair loss, many don't have convincing data supporting their use as a single agent to regrow hair. Even more important is the fact that some hair supplements may actually be dangerous. Case in point: biotin. It has been touted as a treatment for hair loss for years. However, there is no data supporting its efficacy for hair growth, and it might actually be dangerous in some cases. 3. Know that there are options! While the prospect of regrowing your hair might seem hopeless, there are plenty of options available like topical minoxidil for androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern hair loss), laser devices and prescription treatments. As I stated before, checking in with a dermatologist will be the first step to find what's right for you. Rogaine - 5% Minoxidil Foam for Hair Regrowth #cheriepartner #dermatologist #hairloss #hair
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5% Minoxidil Foam for Hair Regrowth
Rogaine-5% Minoxidil Foam for Hair Regrowth
Top 3 Vitamin C Serums of 2020
Top 3 Vitamin C Serums of 2020
Many of my patients are looking for the perfect routine to prevent the signs of ageing. Uneven skin tone is one of the first signs to show up and vitamin C is one of the most lauded ingredients to tackle it. It’s a strong antioxidant and also helps to normalize the process of melanin production. However, ascorbic acid, the active form of vitamin C, is notoriously unstable and oxidizes quickly. With so many products on the market, it’s hard to know which one to choose. Here are my top picks for vitamin C SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum Yes, the price tag may repel most of you, but this serum is truly the OG. This formula is super stable due to its blend of vitamin E and ferulic acid to help stabilize the 15% vitamin C. Skinceuticals’s own studies also showed that these three ingredients are more than the sum of their parts – this serum has higher antioxidant capacity than if you were using any of the 3 star ingredients alone. That makes it the perfect daytime serum to help augment your sunscreen and prevent free radical damage. This is truly one of my favorite products of all time, due in no small part to both its formula and cosmetic elegance – when I wear this I feel like my skin is glowing from within. NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum This was a new discovery for me this year after being gifted by the brand. The innovative formula combines encapsulated L-ascorbic acid with other vitamin C derivatives and plant extracts. It is also stabilized with gold and glutathione. The cosmetic elegance/finish on the skin is glowy without being too shiny. It plays well with other products and, with a price tag of only $20, it’s a great value. This product feels EXPENSIVE! The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% This product is one of my favorite finds for hyperpigmentation this year. It has a super simple formula of only 3 ingredients – the two actives dispersed in propanediol. Using multiple agents that address the different steps of melanin synthesis is ideal for treating or preventing hyperpigmentation. Both ascorbic acid and alpha arbutin inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme that produces melanin. Arbutin has the added benefit of putting a brake on the maturation of melanosomes – the cellular vehicles for melanin. It burns a little bit on application but did not irritate my sensitive skin. At $10, it’s a bargain! #cheriepartner
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DermAngelo
Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
The Ordinary-Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%