Beautiful Skin Know How
Q&A with Dr. Brazil
Q. There are so many advertised products to make me look younger. Are any of them more than just “hype in a bottle?”
A. Yes. These products are called cosmeceuticals, and often rely on purchased testimonials or money back guarantees, which telemarketers know are only used 10% of the time even if the product is worthless. You must separate the science from the hype by demanding cosmeceuticals have clinical studies supporting their claims, or are based on basic science research that makes sense.
For example, I researched and recommend Remergent™ skin care, a new class of cosmeceuticals that incorporates DNA repair enzymes. Damaged DNA is the result of free-radical attacks on skin cells. This damaged DNA is often repaired by natural enzymes but when that fails the damaged DNA leads to abnormal cellular function that produces abnormal skin appearance, including roughness, sallow tone, discolorations and wrinkles. Remergent™ has the power to assist natural DNA repair and rejuvenate sun damaged skin. Nothing like it has been on the market before. I also recommend NeoCutis cosmeceuticals, which utilize human skin growth factors to rejuvenate skin. Similarly, Revaleskin™ and Vivite? are also based on scientific studies; the first uses a coffee berry extract to provide unparalleled antioxidant protection and the latter incorporates glycolic acid and antioxidants to protect and rejuvenate skin.