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COULD YOUR SKIN BENEFIT FROM GROWTH FACTORS?

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Posted by 07.17.18

When it comes to skincare, most dermatologists will agree there are three essentials for healthy skin: Sunscreen, antioxidants, and a retinol (or retinoid). Opinions begin to vary once you step beyond this protective and corrective trifecta—and growth factors are often part of the anti-aging ingredient conversation.

Simply put, growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that promote cellular growth, proliferation and healing. In terms of benefits for your skin, growth factors can help improve fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin firmness, fade the appearance of scars and more. While that’s easy enough to understand, growth factors are biologically active, which makes formulating

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SKINCARE AND MAKEUP FINDS FOR FITNESS FANATICS

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Posted by 07.03.18

Between sweat, humidity and environmental assaults encountered in the great outdoors, exercise can be tough on our skin. And while we don’t advocate wearing a full face of makeup while working out, there’s no reason to look like a hot mess either. As the wellness movement grows, we’ve seen the dawn an entirely new category of products designed specifically for use before, during and after active endeavors, and here are our picks…

CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Whether you’re hitting Pilates, Crossfit or just running errands around town, this lightweight foundation helps even out skin tone and disguise imperfections with medium coverage that stands up to sweat

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STEM CELLS AND YOUR SKIN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Posted by 07.02.18

There are countless anti-aging ingredients used in skincare today, but few have the potential regenerative capabilities of stem cells. With the remarkable ability to limitlessly divide into new stem cells or more specialized cells such as muscle, blood cells or brain cells, stem cells play an integral role in repairing and replenishing all parts of our bodies—including the skin. But as with many other types of cells, stem cells in the human body decline with age.

New York City dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg recognizes the significance of stem cells and their impact on the skin and hair, which is why he offers umbilical stem cell injections at his practice. “By harnessing the power

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DERM-APPROVED WAYS TO CURB BACKNE

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Posted by 06.29.18

Combine sweat, hormones and pore0-clogging beauty products, and you’ve got a recipe for breakouts and blemishes on the face and beyond. According to Dr. Sejal Shah, founder of New York City’s SmarterSkin Dermatology, “The factors that cause acne are the same regardless of location. Oil and dead skin cells block the pore and lead to P. acnes bacterial overgrowth, which causes inflammation.”

In addition to main contributors like diet and pore-clogging hair and skincare products, pressure and friction caused by tight-fitting workout gear can make matters worse by trapping dirt and sweat. Blemishes on the back are particularly bothersome come summer thanks to bathing suits, tank tops a

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