Goodfellas v. Worsefellas – Ray Liotta sues Nerium over fake before/after photos


Nerium International is being taken to court by Ray Liotta. Seems he is a tad upset about seeing his face plastered all over Nerium web sites with claims that the […]

L’dara review: Déjà fu all over again?


Déjà vu, (/ˌdeɪʒɑː ˈvuː/) from French, literally “already seen”, is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it […]

Inflamm’aging: a Unifying Theory of Life, Death, Aging, and Beauty


Inflammation (Latin, īnflammō, “I ignite, set alight”) is part of the complex biological response within tissues to harmful things, such as infectious agents (bacteria, viruses, etc), damaged cells, or irritants […]

Topical Nerium oleander: “OK” , or “Unsafe at any Concentration”?

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We are going to continue to discuss here the issue of science-based selection of active ingredients for skin care products, both from a safety and efficacy point of view. This […]

Skinflamm’aging and Rusty Faces

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As iron oxidizes, the result is rust. As faces oxidize, the result is chronic inflammation leading to the appearance of aging.  But rather than getting soft and crumbly like rusty […]

Your PIH Post Got Me Thinking

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The author of this post, Lina Jacobson, is a licensed esthetician from Boise, Idaho who has operated her own salon for more than 18 years. Because she is a kindred […]

Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation

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The word inflammation comes from the Latin “inflammo”, meaning “I set alight, I ignite”. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response. Initially, it is beneficial when, for example, your skin […]

Melasma, melanin, and mosaicism


  While our facial skin’s cells all start out with the exact same DNA, they don’t all look alike. Skin, more than any other organ, reflects a genetic “mosaicism”, which […]

Feeling blue about brown spots?


Truth matters, but pigment smatters… Some species communicate their moods by changing the hue, tone and intensity of their facial coloration. Humans do so to a limited extent (e.g. we […]

Injectable Fillers – Smart or Not?


Injectable dermal fillers aka “facelift in a bottle” The liquid face lift has been popular for years and for understandable reasons – a more youthful appearance with no downtime, no […]