Answer: I’ve received this type of comment so frequently I think it deserves a post of its own. Mixing Retin A ( aka tretinoin) with a moisturizer immediately reduces its concentration and impast on the skin. If you take a pea size dab of .04% tretinoin with an equal dab of moisturizer, the concentration is now .02%– lower than any other prescription grade tretinoin. If there is more moisturizer than tretinoin, then the concentration is even lower and the action on the skin will be very limited. Then there is the issue of cost. Retin A Micro .04% runs about $300/tube. If you dilute it to .02% you will get more for your beauty dollar if you buy .1% Retinol from Skinceuticals which clocks in at $100.
I love to dig into beauty problems and their solutions and post what I find. In my research I’ve come across great information that just doesn’t fit into my blog format. There are new studies on skin care, nutrition and fitness that I think would interest you as much as they did me.
I also have been trying to find a solid way of reviewing and recommending products that compare different options at different prices. Its time-consuming and I only have one face, so a regular weekly or even bi-weekly feature is just not going to happen.
To find a home for this info I decided to publish a free, quarterly No-Nonsense Beauty Newsletter. I was one of the founding editors of the Berkeley Newsletter and I love the format. A newsletter allows me to … Continue Reading…
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I am now at 26 weeks of my 42 week treatment program with Dr Jacquie. My lower jaw is gorgeous! I keep sneaking peeks in a mirror, barring my teeth like a puppy to check out the perfect row of even white teeth. I never really cared about the overcrowding in my lower jaw and focused on the flare on my upper jaw. However one of the reasons for the almost scary overbite is that the flare from the lowers pushed out the upper teeth. Now that the lower bad boys have been brought in line, the Invisalign retainers can focus on my upper bite problems.
In the before and after X-rays you can see the flare in both my upper andContinue Reading…