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Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:38 pm      Reply with quote
Interesting excerpt from this article…

Face Lift in a Bottle
Eyewitness News (New York - WABC, September 15, 2007)

There are many choices out there for skin care and that many times leads to big-time confusion. Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie joins Eyewitness News to discuss the key ingredients of the skin care products.

Myth #1: You can get a face lift in a bottle.
FACT: The marketing spin of over-the-counter skin care products has resulted in unrealistic expectations regarding results. While there is no "face lift in a bottle," a comprehensive, physician-strength skin care regimen can correct many of the signs of photodamage, as well as prevent further damage.

Myth #2: Good advice can come from anyone.
FACT: Nobody understands skin like a skin care physician. Only a skin care physician, such as a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon, has been through medical school and residency training completely focused on skin and its care. You can't get that kind of expertise at the drug store or cosmetics counter.

Myth #3: All product claims and promises are true.
FACT: Only claims made by prescription products are reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a recent survey, nearly 70% of women did not know that claims made by skin care products sold in drug stores and department stores are not regulated, evaluated or verified by a governmental agency like the FDA.

Myth #4: The newest ingredients are the best and most effective.
FACT: Just because a product includes the newest ingredient on the market, doesn't mean it will deliver results. More important is the formulation, the effectiveness - and the science behind the product.

Myth #5: No pain, no gain.
Fact: Irritation doesn't equate to results. Many very effective products and ingredients can work well - without irritation, dryness or peeling. In fact, glycolic acid, a gold-standard anti-aging ingredient that pulls moisture into the skin, can be partially neutralized to maximize results and minimize irritation.

Myth #6: Expensive products work better.
FACT: There is no direct correlation between cost and results. Half of women surveyed reported that the most expensive anti-aging skin care product they have purchased is not their favorite product. 1

Myth #7: All antioxidants are created equally.
FACT: Antioxidant effectiveness is quantified by an environmental protection factor (EPF), which works similarly to the sun protection factor (SPF) that rates sunscreen strength. In an EPF study, the super-potent antioxidant idebenone scored the highest of five antioxidants with an EPF of 95 out of a possible 100.

Myth #8: It doesn't matter where you buy your products.
FACT: Physician-dispensed products - which are products offered only through a doctor's office - contain active ingredients at a higher percentage than over-the-counter products. Plus, there's the added benefit of a physician's guidance. More than half of women surveyed did not know that skin care physicians offer non-prescription skin care product lines.

Myth #9: Skin care is less important than cosmetic procedures.
FACT: Topical skin care should be used alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures to protect and maintain anti-aging efforts and prevent the signs of aging. Getting procedures without investing in good skin care is like putting money in a mattress. A panel of expert physicians coined the idea of the "Five R's" of anti-aging skin care: Resurface, Relax, Refill, Redrape, and - importantly - Retain.

Myth #10: One size fits all.
FACT: There is not a single approach that works for all skin types. Consumers should consult a skin care physician who can develop an appropriate regimen, monitor improvement and make changes based on the results. When dermatologists and plastic surgeons customize an anti-aging skin care regimen, they consider the patient's skin type and lifestyle, envision a goal and then choose synergistic products - or products and procedures - that work in concert to achieve results.
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Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:17 am      Reply with quote
Well said. I get better results using glycolic acid three times a week in the evening and a sunblock during the day. Any more than that is overkill.
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Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:17 pm      Reply with quote
thanks for the info.

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