Rethinking the Science of Skin

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When my sister and I were young, we liked to come home from school and turn on “Guiding Light,” a soap opera on CBS. We only ever caught the last fifteen minutes of the hour-long show, but, because it wasn’t particularly subtle, this was plenty of time to follow even its most involved plotlines—such as when Reva Shayne, a nine-times-married character who had arcs as a talk-show host, a psychic, the princess of a fictional island, and a time traveller to the Civil War and Nazi Germany, had to fight Dolly, a devious clone that her most recent husband had made of her in order to spare her children from grief during the most recent of her presumed deaths.

“Guiding Light” began, in 1937, as a radio show to promote a soap called Duz. (“Duz does everything.”) When it went off the air, in 2009, it was the longest-running show

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Hugs Creates Natural Skin Care Products Infused With CBD

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Hugs CBD Has A Diverse Line Of Wellness Products From Skin Care To Bath Bombs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hugs Wellness has been shaking up the beauty industry by creating CBD infused health and beauty products with a business model of holistic wellness.

Hugs brand is a trendsetter not only for their innovative use of CBD in products like bath bombs, and face masks but also for their exceptional workplace culture, which promotes an employee-centric model of business.

Hugs says they seek to add transparency to the CBD industry, which has become highly saturated since demand has exploded in the last few years. Too often, CBD companies do not perform adequate testing to assure potency of their CBD, which can lead to customers feeling disheartened with the whole experience. All the CBD that Hugs uses in their products has been triple-tested by third-party labs, winning

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New Survey from Essity and TENA Reveals Most Women with Incontinence Experience Intimate Skin Irritation, Yet They Reach for the Wrong Products

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PHILADELPHIA, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company and the maker of TENA incontinence and skin care products announced new findings from a recent consumer survey of incontinence sufferers that uncovered a surprising truth: most women are living with intimate skin irritation, yet are not using the right incontinence products or addressing these issues with their doctor. i

Through the survey, conducted of women 45 and older, based in the U.S., who self-identified as having incontinence, TENA’s findings reflect that many women do not realize the connection between incontinence and intimate skin care. Three in five women over the age of 45 with incontinence experience intimate skin irritation, but only 35% have used incontinence products.

That’s why TENA Intimates® new, innovative design has

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Apothecary, A Harvard Skin Care Startup, Helps You Discover The Right Cosmetic Products

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Finding the right skincare product is challenging, especially if you have an underlying condition. Given the thousands of products to choose from, it’s hard to select the skincare treatment that’s right for you. Even if you do, there’s the danger that the product could have unanticipated side effects due to the ingredients in it reacting adversely with your skin. Christine Hong has gone through the struggle of researching and spending hours in department store cosmetic aisles to find what works for her. She’s created Apothecary to make it is easier to discover the right skincare products. Apothecary is a “data-driven skincare consultation service that streamlines your product discovery experience.”

Frederick Daso: What drives customer confusion on skincare products?

Christine Hong: I’ve had eczema and acne for as long as I can remember. I was so itchy, pimply, and insecure. My incredible mother

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How 14 Powerful Women Are Practicing Self-Care Right Now

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How are you coping with that anxiety?

It’s been a lot of conversations with my husband. He’s tried to play the calm, cool, and collected one, who’s like, “Oh, it’s fine. She’s okay. It’s not a big deal.” He’s trying to play devil’s advocate to calm me down, but it’s a lot of conversations and a lot of harsh realizations with myself that I can only do the best I can do. We’ll figure out a way to get through it.

So what is self-care looking for looking like for you right now?

We had a conversation really early on in quarantine and were like, “Okay, every day we’re going to give each other at least an hour, if not two hours, to where the other one will take the baby.” If it’s a workout, going and lying out in the sun in our backyard, if you just want to

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Novel “Drawn-on-Skin” Electronics Platform Offers Better Data for Personalized Care

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Scientists led by Cunjiang Yu, PhD, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, have developed a new form of electronics known as “drawn-on-skin electronics,” allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.

The advance, described in a paper entitled “Ultra-conformal drawn-on-skin electronics for multifunctional motion artifact-free sensing and point-of-care treatment,” in Nature Communications, allows for the collection of more precise, motion artifact-free health data, solving the long-standing problem of collecting precise biological data through a wearable device when the subject is in motion, according to the researchers.

“An accurate extraction of physiological and physical signals from human skin is crucial for health monitoring, disease prevention, and treatment. Recent advances in wearable bioelectronics directly embedded to the epidermal surface are a promising solution for future epidermal sensing. However, the existing wearable bioelectronics are susceptible to motion artifacts

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Perfect Corp. Partners with Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Jason Emer, for a Digital AI Skin Care Diagnostic Experience

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YouCam Makeup teams up with Dr. Emer as resident skin expert with the integration of original content and the new EMERAGE SKIN product line within the in-app skincare diagnostic.

Perfect Corp, the leading AI + AR beauty tech solutions provider and developer of the award-winning virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup, teams up with Beverly Hills dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Jason Emer, to spotlight the efficacy and utility of YouCam Makeup’s skin technology. As the resident in-app skincare expert, Dr. Emer will share an original weekly content series answering user skincare questions, live video segments spotlighting skincare and industry news, and feature the integration of the new EMERAGE SKIN product line into the YouCam Makeup virtual skin analysis tool.

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Perfect Corp. partners with Dr. Emer for a digital AI skin care diagnostic experience (Photo: Business Wire)

As a celebrated expert in

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A Look at Fenty Skin’s Ingredients

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Ever since Rihanna announced a few weeks ago that she was releasing Fenty Skin, it’s been all we could think about. The skin-care line was two years in the making before she even gave fans a peek at the full collection, which includes three products: the Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser, Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum, and Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen.

All of the products are clean, oil-free, vegan, gluten-free, and made with ingredients from all over the world, including Rihanna’s home of Barbados. Some of the Fenty Skin ingredients you may already know of, but others may not be as familiar. Ahead, we’re diving into the 12 main ingredients in the new Fenty Skin products and the benefits of each.

Barbados Cherry

The Barbados cherry, from Rihanna‘s homeland, is loaded with vitamin C. In fact, these tropical cherries contain more vitamin C than an

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To begin addressing racial bias in medicine, start with the skin

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“Until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes.” — Bob Marley, “War”

Racial inequity in the U.S. health system is, in many ways, far deadlier than police violence.

The failures of the health care industry to appropriately care for Black patients are well-documented, resulting in the lowest life expectancy of any major group in the U.S. In addition to poverty, lack of access to care, and inadequate treatment, people of color are also dying due to bias in medical education, clinicians’ insufficient exam skills, and lack of appropriate information tools. The medical community needs to wake up and start fixing the way we recruit, train, and equip clinicians to reverse the trend of Black Americans dying too early and too often.


My specialty, dermatology, is a prime example of the kinds of changes we need.

The skin

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A Fenty Skin Review, Straight from an Esthetician

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In the two weeks since Rihanna announced Fenty Skin on Instagram, the post has been viewed more than four million times. Comments like “MY QUEEN” and “My skin ain’t ready for this gift” abounded, and when I tried to log on to the brand’s website ahead of the line’s July 31 launch, there was so much traffic I had to wait to get in.

But while Fenty Beauty fans are undoubtedly excited about the launch, the question remains: What do skin pros have to say about the line’s first three products? Spoiler alert: They live up to the hype.

Fenty Skin’s initial rollout includes a gentle cleanser, a toner-serum hybrid, and an SPF moisturizer—three basic products that make up a solid skin-care routine. Rihanna has been outspoken about the fact that the line is “for everyone,” regardless of their age, gender, or skin situation. “Fenty Skin is everything I

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