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Skin lightening
Jun08

Skin lightening

Treatments to reduce dark spots and lighten the complexion are often sought by patients worldwide. Dr Daniel Sister looks at the causes of pigmentation and ingredients that offer results

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Acne  prevention and treatment
Jun08

Acne prevention and treatment

Dr Zein Obagi describes his novel approach to preventing comedogenic acne and optimising a treatment plan

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Damage limitation
Apr08

Damage limitation

Chiza Westcarr looks at managing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation risks in ethnic skin

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Plant stem cells
Nov05

Plant stem cells

Brenda Cumming demystifies the origin and role of plant stem cells in clinical skincare today

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Resveratrol
Oct02

Resveratrol

Antioxidants are essential in the body’s fight against the assault of free radicals and consequent ageing. Julien Demaude discusses the latest research into antioxidant formulations for longevity and anti-ageing, with a focus on resveratrol’s effect on oxidative damage

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Sugar and the skin
Sep10

Sugar and the skin

Dr Beth Briden summarises the effects of glycation on the skin, and how antioxidants such as gluconolactone, lactobionic acid and maltobionic acid can help fight the negative effects of advanced glycation end products

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Lifestyle and ageing
Jul07

Lifestyle and ageing

Lifestyle choices are critical influences on how long we are likely to live and how good our skin will look along the way. In the second of her two-part series, Dr Stefanie Williams looks at how stress can be a significant ageing factor, not only for our skin, but our entire body.

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Hormone balance
Jul07

Hormone balance

Different types of hormones have different effects on our skin. As we age our hormones can become imbalanced and cause skin problems and ageing. Dr Terry Loong shares some common hormonal problems affecting the skin and reveals some simple actions for hormone and skin optimisation

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On the bright side
Jul07

On the bright side

The controversial skin lightener hydroquinone can be effective for certain indications but prolonged use has the potential to cause severe side effects. Dr Zein Obagi discusses skin brightening alternatives and combination treatments

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Lifestyle and ageing
May03

Lifestyle and ageing

By cutting out the healthy fats needed for optimal skin function, many low-fat diets can cause accelerated skin ageing. In the first of a two-part series, Dr Stefanie Williams investigates the effects of diet on skin ageing processes, particularly oxidative stress, glycation and inflammation

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