Nerium Family Values

Nerium - stick family or "stick it to the family" ?

Many of our readers have written to comment on the impact of Nerium and similar selling schemes on family and friends. How participation in these schemes  may affect relationships in a […]

Poisons, Excuses, Delusions. An Examination of Nerium’s Botox Fantasy


A few Nerium International brand partners have challenged the skepticism BFT expresses about Nerium AD (a self-purported “cosmetic”) by equating the use of a toxin in it to the  use […]

Topical Antioxidants: Protecting Skin from Cellular Assassins

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We have all heard that antioxidants are important in skincare. Do you know why? Do you know what they are? How they protect skin? How they make life possible? Without […]

The Docs Like this Pyramid. The Height of Hypocrisy?


We have written quite a bit about pyramid schemes here in the pages of BFT. Generally we have been, shall we say, critical. But now we must confess to our […]

Independent Nerium Review with Before & After Pix


Sandy Sandmeyer received free samples of Nerium AD so that should could do an independent review. Sandy has melasma, and was told she would see improvement in her dyschromia with Nerium AD. […]

Believe! A BFT movie review.


Now, normally we don’t dabble in the arts, and we aren’t going to compete with Rotten Tomatoes.  But this was just too good to resist. We had to share it […]

Cosmeceuticals Applied to Skin during Microneedling. Safety, Efficacy, and Restoration of Sanity.


Primum non Nocere. First, do no Harm. It is a guiding principle in medicine, although in the world of skin care and topical aesthetic medicine, we seem to have been […]

Bright Lights in Skincare: Lasers & IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)


The relationship between light and health has been observed for millennia: Hippocrates often advised his patients to expose themselves to sunlight to treat a variety of ailments. Herodot, a citizen […]

Acne (part two): Fighting back with Lotions, Potions, and Notions


  Acne is as old as mankind (and womankind) so it is not surprising to see references to it in ancient texts. Aristotle and Hippocrates both referred to it in […]

Acne (part one): Why me? Why now? Existential ponderings on the mirror shot.

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Everyone has a similar story. It’s your first date with that someone you’ve been eyeing in class, or an important job interview, or the senior prom, or your wedding day, […]