Archive for February, 2010

Retin-A Developer RIP

February 24, 2010

Normally I wouldn’t mention the dead in a skin care blog but this is an exception.  Albert Kligman, MD, PhD, died at age 93.  And who is Albert Kligman?  He was a botanist, a cosmetic chemist, a dermatologist and the genius behind  Retin-A, the potent form of vitamin A that was initially used to treat acne and then as acne patients aged and their skin continued improving, Retin-A (or tretinoin, as it’s generically known) became the gold standard of anti-aging cosmetic formulations.

Retin-A, Renova, retinol, retinol palmitate…there are many variations of topical vitamin A that have an anti-aging effect on the skin, all attributable to Dr. Kligman’s original research in the 1960’s.  Dr. Kligman also coined the term “cosmeceutical” in the early 1980’s.  He published more than 1,500 articles on acne, rosacea, eczema, contact dermatitis and skin agin.  He and his wife generously endowed the University of Pennsylvania with research grants to further the study of vitamin A and other cosmeceutical ingredients.  At his 90th birthday, hundreds of his former students came from around the world to honor him. 

So as we’re applying our daily anti-aging skin care routine, we have Dr. Kligman to thank!

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Next Generation of AHAs

February 15, 2010

New to the Peels To The People anti-aging arsenal comes Age-Limit, a new generation of alphahydroxy acids (AHAs).  In the 1990s, AHAs were the most remarkable skin treatments ever developed for aging or problem skin.  But they had one big drawback:  irritation.

Age-Limit solves this problem with the AHAminoPlex molecule – a complex of glycolic acid and a naturally derived amino acid to ensure maximum acid delivery without penetrating skin’s zone of irritation.  This patented technology, developed by Drs. Yu and Van Scott, the pioneers of AHA skin therapy, is the next generation of AHAs.

This safe and effective new product is available now!  Coupled with periodic chemical peels, results are phenomenal.