October: Enhancing the Properties of Anti-Aging Products
The column debuts with tips on how to incorporate salicylic acid and other actives into formulations.
December: At-Home Facial Peels Enter Main Street
More consumers than ever are using these products to exfoliate, unclog pores and improve the appearance of skin.
February: From the Inside Out: Beauty Supplements
Vitamins improve skin and consumers are beginning to gobble them up, creating a growing market in the US.
April: Age-Old Pomegranate has Anti-Aging Benefits
The fruit’s high ORAC value make it an excellent source for antioxidants which neutralize skin-damaging free radicals.
June: Anti-Aging Benefits of Matrixyl Substantiated
A review of some of the clinical studies that have confirmed the efficacy of this peptide.
August: Natragel Delivery System has Anti-Aging Benefits
Herbal masks with Natragel enhance the effects of the numbing creams applied before Botox or Restylane therapies, according to study findings.
October: Must We Age So Quickly?
The types of wrinkles, what causes them and some potential treatments are reviewed.
December: The High Cost of Beauty
It’s amazing just how much some people are willing to pay to look younger.
February: Taking a Closer Look at Eye Area Treatments
Special treatments are necessary where skin is at its thinnest.
April: Looking for Better Skin? Just Add Some Water
The benefits of H2O can’t be stressed enough.
June: Taking a Closer Look at Anti-Aging Serums
More than 7,000 anti-aging products debuted in 2005; Dr. Jeannette Graf reviews several of them.
August: A Primer on Emerging Anti-Aging Technologies
A review of some the newest ways to combat damage caused by ozone, UV and other enemies of the skin.
October: Are High-Priced Cosmetics Really Worth the Price?
DDF, La Mer and La Prairie are just some of the brands that charge more than $130 for face creams.
December: Green, Black or White, It Fits to a T
No matter its color, tea contains some unique ingredients to improve the appearance of skin.
February: A Lot of New Wrinkles in the Anti-Aging Segment
Demand for cosmeceuticals is growing 8% a year. Here are some of the new products garnering the most attention.
April: Human Growth Factors in Anti-Aging Products
HGFs show promise, but many questions still remain about this controversial class of ingredients.
June: There are No Negatives Regarding Antioxidants
A variety of natural ingredients provide benefits.
August: The Health and Beauty Benefits of Astaxanthin
This powerful antioxidant is both water and fat soluble.
October: Clinical Studies Reveal Cosmeceutical Benefits
The most effective skin care actives, including alpha lipoic acid and vitamin C, are backed by extensive clinical data.
December: Beauty and the Beach, Wonders from the Sea
A brief review of some of the most effective marine-based, anti-aging materials finding their way in products.
February: Exfoliants Play Key Role in Achieving Healthy Skin
Before skin gets healthy, you’ve got to get rid of the dead skin layer.
April: Do Stem Cells Hold the Key to Younger Looking Skin?
There is a lot of discussion regarding these controversial materials.
June: The Benefits of an Ayurvedic Anti-Aging Regimen
The secrets from India are revealed.
August: Cellulite and Skin Aging
There are plenty of misconceptions about cellulite. Geria clears them up in this month’s column.
October: A Range of Products that Promise to Treat Cellulite
From injections to wraps to more conventional creams, everyone it seems is offering a solution.
December: Skin Analyzers
Shine Light on Aging and UV Damage Facial skin analysis can be used to show consumers what causes premature aging and convinces them to take the proper steps to avoid it.
February: Aging and Brown Spots
They may be inevitable, but there are ways to diminish their appearance.
April: Night Creams: A Dream Come True or Nightmare?
Dermatologists take formulations to task for their bold product claims.
June: DNA Repair Is the New Anti-Aging Frontier
Still, the concept has plenty of doubters, including derms and regulators.
August: Açai’s Anti-Aging Claims Go Under the Microscope
Upon further review, the fruit’s claims seem pithy.
October: The Role of Free Radicals in Anti-Aging
When skin cell production slows down, free radicals are to blame.
December: The Role of Phytosterols in Cosmeceutical Products
Research suggests they can stop the sun-induced slowdown of collagen production.
February: Exploring the Versatility of French Maritime Pine Bark
This natural material has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and de-pigmenting properties.
April: Novel Light Technology Rejuvenates Skin
It’s been used for decades to rehabilitate muscles; now it can do the same for skin.
June: Good Skin Tone Remains a Global Beauty Attribute
Strong and resilient elastin fibers aid firm skin tone. Here’s how to get it.
August: Bizarre for the Beautiful
Chicken embryo and horse blood serum are just some of the off-beat ingredients finding their way into skin care products.
October: Sirtuins, A Breakthrough in Anti-Aging Markers
A look at the composition, benefits and production of this enzyme family.
December: Sifting Through an Alphabet of Antioxidants
Various antioxidants, such as allantoin, ascorbic acid and grape seed extract, have a variety of skin benefits.
February: Cotton Thistle Shows Promise as Skin Repair Cosmeceutical
It has applications in damage caused by UV, according to one study.
April: Understanding the Markers of Skin Aging
What’s in your genes has an impact on how you age.
June: Inflammation’s Conflicting Role in Beauty and Aging
It’s not all bad news. Acid peels, dermabrasion and laser resurfacing work because they induce low-level skin inflammation.
August: Cytomimic Technology
Want to produce more collagen and elastin? Bio-electricity may jumpstart the process.
Beauty I/O: The Beauty-Food Connection
From broccoli to coffee berry to euphoria fruit, what we eat impacts our appearance.
October: Understanding the Anti-Aging Power of Peptides
Some of the most promising anti-wrinkle, anti-aging products contain peptides. Here’s details on several of them.
December: The Truth About Telomeres
Telomere shortening plays a major role in the aging process.
February: Understanding Resveratrol as a Topical Skin Brightener
Found in a variety of grapes, it inhibits melanin synthesis.
April: Anti-Aging Benefits of Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin C has become the most widely used ingredient in anti-aging formulations; here’s why.
June: Health and Beauty Benefits of Curcumin
The spice has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing effects.
August: Understanding the Anti-Aging Benefits of Nutricosmetics
Phyto- and organosulfur compounds do wonders for your skin.
October: Reviewing Recent Anti-Aging Developments
A study released by researchers in the US revealed that fluorouracil could improve wrinkles and age spots by a mechanism similar to laser resurfacing.
December: Anti-Aging Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
The loss of HA is one of the causes of wrinkles, but regular use of products that contain active ingredients such as retinoids, peptides and HA are gaining credibility in high-end anti-aging preparations.
February: Anti-Aging Supplements Finally Come of Age
They inhibit inflammatory reactions and block damaging free radicals that are linked to the aging process.
April: New Anti-Aging Benefits Emerge for Probiotics
A review of the science surrounding this multibillion-dollar market.
June: Understanding Anti-Aging Benefits of Mushrooms
There are nearly 150,000 different known species of mushrooms in the world; find out more about the ones that work best on skin.
August: Promising Cosmeceuticals
Some of the best are retinoids, antioxidants, skin lighteners and hydroxyl acids, says Geria.
October: Genomic-Based Anti-Aging Products: Hope or Hype?
Ground-breaking research is underway, but consumers should be wary of products that make too many promises.
December: Remarkable Retinoids
They affect gene expression and enhance production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, two of the main components of dermis.
February: The Anti-Aging Power of Topical Vitamins
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K, and co-enzyme Q-10 all promote healthy skin when properly formulated into skin care products.
March: A Stinging Endorsement for Honey & Bee Venom
The former is a humectant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent. The later contains a peptide known as melittin, which is known to increase blood circulation.
May: Glycation’s Role in Skin Aging
Antioxidants prevent and even reverse the attachment of sugar to collagen by allowing better metabolism of sugar in the cell, preventing its build up and facilitating the body’s natural repair mechanism.
July: Can You Diminish Skin Pores?
Effective treatments include alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, retinol and/or fruit enzymes. The daily use of an SPF product is recommended, since removing dead skin cells can make skin more sensitive.
September: Banish Dark Circles and Puffy Bags
The primary cause of under eye circles is poor blood circulation and leakage of blood in the delicate tissues surrounding eyes. Here are effective treatments
About Navin Geria
Navin Geria, is a principal and senior technical advisor with Doctors Skin Prescription. DSP is led by world renowned Dermatologist David J. Goldberg M.D.J.D. and Plastic Surgeons William P. Adams M.D., F.A.C.S. and Jason N. Pozner, MD, F.A.C.S.
Geria has over 30 years experience in the personal care industry, and was previously with Pfizer, Warner Lambert, Schick, Clairol and Bristol-Myers. He has earned 15 US patents, has been published in cosmetic literature, and is on the editorial advisory board of UK-published SPC (Soap Perfumery Cosmetics) magazine.
Geria serves on advisory boards of SRI Cosmeceuticals, Cozmetex, PCITX, CTFA, SpaAssociation of America, HBA, Pathways to Beauty and Well Being and Global Business Research. He holds a Master of Science degree in industrial pharmaceutical technologies, Columbia University, New York.
He is a VIP member of Strathmore’s 2006 Who’s Who Directory.