Hyaluronic Acid, Seaweed Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Concentrated Tea Blend Extract

“Hyaluronic acid is a water-binding substance that absorbs water from surrounding tissue and holds the skin structure, making wrinkles look less defined,” explains Dr. Goldfaden. “The Cosmesis product called Fine Lineless helps in this area as well.”

Dark circles under the eyes, commonly referred to as “allergic shiners,” often have little to do with allergies, says Dr. Goldfaden. They can be caused by inadequate blood drainage from the superficial vessels under the eyes. Blood backs up into the lymphatic system, releases enzymes into the skin, and starts breaking down the tissue. Broken red blood cells under the skin cause the dark appearance.

“Cosmesis Under Eye Refining Serum and Under Eye Rescue Cream target the cause of swelling and dark circles,” he explains. “Both contain a combination of soy and rice bran peptides that reduce venous blood clotting and can increase blood supply to superficial tissues, increasing the natural firmness of the skin. An antioxidant tea blend diminishes free radicals, reducing inflammation to minimize puffiness and wrinkling around the eyes.”

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Hyperpigmentation is one of the most common problems that bring patients to Dr. Goldfaden’s office. Patches of skin become darker in color due to excessive melanin, the pigment that produces skin color. Types of hyperpigmentation include sun spots, which result from cumulative sun exposure; melasma, which arises primarily in women due to hormonal causes; and post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, which arises from an injury or insult to the skin. While these conditions are conventionally treated with toxic topical agents such as hydroquinone, natural agents may also be helpful in managing them.

“Plant-derived agents such as alpha arbutin and kojic acid have been found to be beneficial in lightening skin and evening its coloration,” says Dr. Goldfaden. “Cosmesis Pigment Correcting Cream, which combines alpha arbutin and concentrated tea antioxidants, has been beneficial for many forms of increased pigmentation, especially those affecting larger areas of skin. For smaller areas, Cosmesis Skin Lightening Serum can be used. Use of sunscreens is also essential to prevent repigmentation.”

Other conditions, such as rosacea and acne, can also benefit from topical nutrients, says Dr. Goldfaden.

Email motherhealth@gmail.com for more info.  Add these nutrients in your diet for healthy skin: Vitamin C, A, B, D3 and E.  Have quality sleep, take deep breaths and exercise daily. Stress less and eat whole foods rich in good fats (more than 50% of your diet, carbs of 25% and protein of 25%) like walnuts, goat’s milk and avocado (in portion control) 4 hrs before bedtime. Add lemon in your water.