cosmetic conundrums

Common terms in skincare marketing: Hypoallergenic fragranceHypoallergenic fragrance is a term that may actually have some dermatologic relevance. Since the term literally means reduced allergy, not the absence of allergy, it can be used loosely.
Common terms in skincare marketing: NourishingMany facial serum formulations claim to nourish the skin; however, the term has no scientific meaning.
Common terms in skincare marketing: Sensitive skinOne of the most commonly used terms is “sensitive skin.” It is important for the dermatologist to understand the value of such terminology and the associated implications.
Health concerns with BPABPA is found in food containers, dental fillings and vitamin gel capsules. It also is found in milk, butter and meats, just like phthalates, and is also considered a hormone disruptor.
The concerns around phthalatesOne of the most concerning group of chemicals are phthalates, which are used as plasticizers to increase the flexibility, transparency, durability and longevity of plastics
Moisturizers and skin firmnessIncreased firmness is commonly used to describe the beneficial effects of moisturizers. This is confusing to the dermatologist who considers firm skin indicative of scleroderma.
The impact of facial foundation on luminosity“Luminosity,” is often used to describe facial appearance after applying facial foundation. What is luminosity?
Facial serums and radianceMany of the newer facial serums claim to improve radiance immediately after application. How is this claim substantiated?
Do facial patches work?An old anti-aging concept was rediscovered with the renewed popularity of facial patches.
What are Korean facemasks?Korean facemasks are making their way from Asia to the US with great rapidity.