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Powder Me SPF by Jane Iredale

By admin
June 12, 2012

Jane Iredale's Powder Me SPF is a dry sunscreen. It's easy to apply, and it provides a physical block from the sun because of it's composition. Powder-Me SPF can be used on the body, face and scalp for a UVB/UVA SPF 30 protection. It contains titanium dioxide and a natural clay dried in the sun ... read more

Obagi Image Revealer

By admin
June 5, 2012

At our next event on June 14th, we will have this exclusive tool from Obagi, the  Revealer Camera! Call today to schedule an appointment, so that you can see how healthy your skin really is! Our Obagi expert will be here with the Reveal Camera.  It's  a special camera that takes a picture of your ... read more

Lowering Your Risk of Certain Cancers

By admin
May 29, 2012

  According to an article released by MedPage Today , "People who used common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) had a significantly lower risk of melanoma and squamous-cell skin cancer  and the benefit increased with duration and drug dose, according to" a study published online in the journal Cancer. "Any NSAID use was associated with a ... read more

Melanoma Awareness for Teens

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May 15, 2012

The Tampa (FL) Tribune (5/1, Shedden) reports, "The American Cancer Society estimates 3.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers in 2012," while "an additional 76,250 will be told they have melanoma, the more serious skin cancer responsible for a majority of the more than 12,000 annual deaths." Dermatologist ... read more

Melanoma Among Women- New Study

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May 3, 2012

  Analysis: Women With Melanoma Appear To Have 30% Survival Advantage. According to a recent post from The American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatology Daily, a recent study shows the following for women who received a melanoma diagnosis: Reuters (5/2, Grens) reports that according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, women who ... read more

New Rules for Sunscreen Labels

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April 17, 2012

  The FDA has issued a Final Rule on the labeling and testing of sunscreen products. The rule establishes that: -A sunscreen product may only be labeled "Broad Spectrum" if the product has an SPF of greater than 15 and passes the new Broad Spectrum testing requirements. -SPF products may not be labeled as "Waterproof", ... read more

New Research About SPF

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April 11, 2012

A recent article from the AAD says, "Sunscreen lotions with a sun protection factor (SPF) value of 70 or above provide better protection than those with an SPF of 30 or 50, even when under-applied," according to a study published online April 1 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. It's interesting that ... read more

Skin Cancer Among Young Adults

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April 2, 2012

USA Today released an article stating that,  "A dramatic rise in skin cancer rates among young adults is leading health officials to shed light on the risk factors, specifically tanning salons, which women are more likely to use." In fact, "according to the National Institutes of Health, excess exposure to ultraviolet light increases risk for ... read more

Progress in Melanoma Vaccine

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March 23, 2012

The American Academy of Dermatology has reported progress in creating a vaccine against Melanoma. Richard Vile author of Nature Biotechnology says, "We believe that this new techniuqe will help us to identify a whole new set of genes that encode antigens that are important in stimulating the immune system to reject cancer." (AAD Daily, 3/23/12). ... read more

Mercury in Over the Counter Products

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March 19, 2012

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the FDA has recently pulled several over the counter products from the market.  The AAD reports, "Consumers should avoid skin lighteners, 'anti-aging' creams, and other cosmetics that may contain toxic levels of mercury, the FDA advised in an alert issued Thursday." Products with these ingredients, "'mercurous chloride,' 'calomel,' ... read more