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EXOSOMES IN SKINCARE PART III – We Launched! What a Beautiful Sight.

What a liftoff!  Our name is in lights! In March 2019 and in July 2021, BFT introduced its readers to the rapidly evolving science of exosomes and their potential for […]

What were they thinking? This makes no sense at all.

A primer on combined Fibroblast and Adipose Stem Cell Conditioned Media as a skincare ingredient. Quick question for our BFT readers, especially those who have been keeping up with our […]

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 […]

Cytokine Cocktails & Stem Cell Factories (Part 3 of a Series)

In this series, we are focusing on the role cytokines play in skin healing and regeneration. In part 2 we began compiling  a compendium of key cytokines, and examined them […]

Cytokines in Healing and Rejuvenation (Part 2 of a Series)

Cytokines are small “signaling” proteins with molecular weights ranging from 8 to 40,000 daltons.  Nearly all nucleated cells are capable of synthesizing these proteins and, in turn, responding to them. […]

Cytokines in Dermal Regenerative Medicine (Part 1 of a Series)

Research into cytokines, and their roles in health and disease, is booming.  This is true across the spectrum of organ systems, including our favorite – skin.  Our work with stem […]

Lifeline: Reviewed and Sold Short. (An anti-aging approach to avoiding penny stock ruin) UPDATED & REVISED

You are thinking “I thought this was a skin care science site; why are you telling me about financials of penny stocks when I want to hear about wrinkle creams?” […]

Truth matters. Cytokines Line by NaturaBisse contains none.

Cytokines are the molecules that cells use to communicate with one another. They have a number of critical functions in maintaining health, and undoing damage, in skin and throughout the […]

Stem Cells and Skin Care Series Premiere

Barefacedtruth launches its premiere series on stem cells in skin care.  We plan to cover a wide range of “ingredients” that claim stem cell science.  Some based in reality, others […]

Controversy: Bioeffect EGF Serum

This is our first controversy, a carryover from a discussion that began on It deals with products that contain a single cytokine (epidermal growth factor) as an active ingredient. […]