A Brief History of Women in Medicine

A Brief History of Women in Medicine September is Women in Medicine Month Each September, the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. The AMA is the American Medical Association and it promotes the art and science of medicine and […]

An Argument for the Benefits of Manual Exfoliation

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An Argument for the Benefits of Manual Exfoliation Chemical exfoliants are all the rage in skincare nowadays, with many users shunning traditional, manual exfoliators for fear of damaging the skin. This is false, and here’s why manual exfoliation remains an excellent choice for most skin types. Chemical exfoliants and active ingredients don’t always combine well […]

What Is a Serum and Why Should I Use One?

What Is a Serum and Why Should I Use One? Over the last few years, serums have become an indispensable step in skincare here in America. Popularized by multi-step Korean skincare trends, essences or serums are lightweight elixirs packed with active ingredients and are used as a treatment, generally in-between the cleansing and moisturizing stages […]

CBD as a Treatment for Rosacea

According to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), rosacea affects over 16 million Americans. However, this chronic skin disorder remains poorly understood. Topical steroids can help, but they are not a sustainable long-term solution. If you use topical steroids for a long time, they can compromise your skin’s integrity leaving it overly thin and prone to […]

May is Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month   May is Lupus Awareness Month and like any awareness campaign, the goal is to raise awareness regarding the economic, emotional and physical impact of this disease on sufferers. Approximately 5 million people worldwide have some form of lupus. 9 out of 10 adults with this disease are women. Women of […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Babassu Oil

Ingredient Spotlight: Babassu Oil Babassu oil is extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm, which is found in the the Amazon, the Caatinga, and the Cerrado regions in Brazil, South America. The Babassu palm is a perennial palm, Attalea Speciosa, also called the Cusi. Babassu oil is a non-drying oil used in food, cleaners and […]

The Incomparable Benefits of Probiotics

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The Incomparable Benefits of Probiotics Probiotics have been a trending topic over the last few years, and they boast a solution to a multitude of issues. The good news is, used consistently, probiotics live up to their hype. Let’s start with the basics: what are probiotics? Probiotics are live microorganisms that naturally inhabit our gut […]

Exploring the Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

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Exploring the Healing Properties of Aloe Vera Records of Aloe Vera, a succulent plant, date back to the 16th century BC. According to the Indian Journal of Dermatology, the Ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera “that plant of immortality”. Aloe Vera has also been used therapeutically throughout the world for centuries. Everyone has heard of the […]

What are Active Ingredients?

What do you do when you’re a results focused consumer bombarded with hundreds of products claiming to be anti-aging, clarifying, resurfacing, etc? You become well-versed in active ingredients, their effects, and how to combine them, of course! But what are active ingredients anyway? Well, active ingredients are the components in a product tasked with the […]

Using Niacinamide for Stronger Skin

Using Niacinamide for Stronger Skin Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is an essential nutrient called vitamin B-3. We need Niacinamide both as a dietary supplement to prevent B-3 deficiency, and as an active ingredient in skincare. Topically, niacinamide has a slew of great benefits for the health and appearance of your skin. There is no evidence […]

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