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 […]

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, […]

Stem Cells and Growth Factors in Skin Care.  Hype v. Hope (Round 1).

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If I can’t touch them  how am I supposed to know if they are real or not? We are, of course, talking about stem cells. The stuff of high science, not […]

From theory to Glissandra – building a sincere debate in skin care


This post arose from e-mail conversations with a gentleman representing a skin care company with an MLM model who impressed us because he was civil, knowledgeable, and willing to debate […]

Phytoceramides: Newest Spam Box Hit from Martha and the Misogynists


Misogyny /mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/ is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.Misogyny has been characterised as a prominent feature […]

The Flaccid Truth about NeriumFirm


OK, we admit it. When we first heard of a product named NeriumFirm (from the people who bring you Nerium AD) we thought they were getting into the erectile dysfunction market.  Another […]