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Skinflamm’aging and Rusty Faces

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

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

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 […]

Roll your own. Face.

Does this man look 70 years old to you? He is. He published an article in 2006 about a procedure he has used fifty times. Dr. Desmond Fernandes is a […]

AVON reads BFT but fails to respond to fibrosis issue. Appeal to CEO: do the right thing.

  This follows on our previous post, where we take this beauty industry stalwart to task for promoting a product (Avon Anew Wrinkle Eraser Pro) that they claim increases activity of […]

AVON reads BFT but fails to respond to fibrosis issue. Appeal to CEO: do the right thing.

  This follows on our previous post, where we take this beauty industry stalwart to task for promoting a product (Avon Anew Wrinkle Eraser Pro) that they claim increases activity of […]

Snail snot & fairy dust. An epistemology of skin care

Epistemology is the branch of philosophy and science that deals with the question of how do we know what we know?  It’s a good question to ask if you are interested […]

Slather on your vegetables, they’re good for you …botanicals in skin care.

It’s organic! It’s natural! It’s green!  What is it? Snot, when you have a bad cold.   Sorry for such a disturbing illustration here, but I wanted to point out […]

“Cytokine Facts” & Actual Products (Part 5 of a Series)

In this edition, we look at the marketplace and try to make sense of products containing cytokines and growth factors derived from human stem cells. How do they add up […]

Stem Cytokine "Tissue of Origin" Issues (Part 4 of a Series)

In real estate, it’s “location, location, location”. It’s not much different in regenerative research into cytokine signaling networks. We like to call it “tissue of origin”. Because even though mesenchymal […]

Guinness for Healthy Skin

We at BFT are fond of natural polyphenols as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories for skin. Hops used in beer production are a source of polyphenols such as xanthohumol (XN), and its […]

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