2016 October

Optimize Your Skin’s Health With Retinoids

Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives that help stimulate collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin’s texture and tone, and increase cell turnover. While prescription strengths such as tretinoin or adapalene yield to better results, they can be very irritating, leading to discontinuance. Retinoids are still the gold standard in…

Glycation and the Skin

By now most of us are aware that consuming excess simple sugars such as sodas and candy lead to a process called glycation. This is when proteins (like collagen), cross-link with the sugar molecule, compromising the collagen. As if that weren’t enough, harmful molecules are created, called AGEs.