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Drug Store in a Cell

Preview of Coming Attractions.  Dr George and I are taking on different topics this week.  I”ll give you a preview of his chosen topics shortly. As for me, I am […]

Why wrinkle cream research might lead to better treatments for heart attacks

AND VICE VERSA. As many of our readers know, DrGeorge and I work in the field of regenerative medicine focusing on stem cell biology. Our work in dermatology arose from […]

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 1.  Lentigo monologue.  In truth, Lady Macbeth had it fairly easy. A little soap and water and her spot would theoretically be gone. The spot on […]

Suggestion Box for New Topics

BFT is building up a regular readership, which we think is great! Thanks to all of you who stop by regularly to see what mischief we have gotten ourselves into […]

Skin Cell to Brain Cell without a Stem Cell? Hmmm.

This has implications!  You may have heard about this in a recent news story. Scientists Transform Skin Cells Direct To Brain Cells, Bypassing Stem Cell Stage Bypassing the stem cell […]

Sunscreens 101. The basics.

Photoaging is the long-term consequence of sun exposure. While not threatening to life, it does reduce quality of life. Repeated unprotected exposure to UV light leads to premature wrinkling, sagging, […]

BFF: Vitamin A and your skin

Okay, the Bugs Bunny part is a stretch, but not the relationship between carrots and skin care. And it has nothing to do with the ancient “root” word for carrot, […]

3LAB WW Cream: Reviewed and Ridiculed! (as well it should be)

Our readers request, we respond with alacrity.  Here is an egregious example of what we have been talking about around here … the use of science buzz words to sell […]

Reviewed and Recommended ~ Fotoshop by Adobe Beauty

Fix all your face and body defects, one application and you’re done. Finally a product that lives up to it’s hype. Oh, wait — this product helps create all that […]

Perfection on sale. But how do you "measure up"?

The smiling, classy faces, the slim bodies, the poreless, glossy, smooth and clean skin, perfect in every way and of course wrinkle free, beam at us every day. They appear […]

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 […]

A brief history of cosmetics 2: Dark Ages to mid-20th century

We continue our multi-part series on the history of cosmetics with this view of the dark ages through the mid-20th century. “A woman without paint is like food without salt.”    […]

Of stem cells, cytokines, tunneling nanotubules, mitochondria, and skin.

As many of you know, Dr. George and myself work with human mesenchymal stem cells, exploring their tremendous potential as microscopic factories of healing and restoration. MSC’s have been compared […]

A brief history of skin care & cosmetics. Part 1: Ancient times

Skin Care & Cosmetics: Then, Now, and in the Future. This BFT series will start at the beginning and explore the ancient world first. Subsequent postings with discuss more current times […]