Studies

Acne

Acne Diet & Nutrition

Comparison of Vitamin D Levels in Patients with and without Acne: A Case-Control Study Combined with a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 25;11(8).

The blemishes of modern society? Acne prevalence in the Dogon of Mali. Evol Med Public Health. 2016; 2016(1): 325–337.

Linking diet to acne metabolomics, inflammation, and comedogenesis: an update. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2015; 8: 371–388.

Correlation between the Severity and Type of Acne Lesions with Serum Zinc Levels in Patients with Acne Vulgaris. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014: 474108.

Acne: risk indicator for increased body mass index and insulin resistance. Acta Derm Venereol. 2013 Nov;93(6):644-9.

Acne Pharmaceuticals, Cosmeceuticals & Actives

Bacteriological resistance in acne: A call to action. Eur J Dermatol. 2016 Apr 1;26(2):127-32.

Tretinoin: A Review of Its Anti-inflammatory Properties in the Treatment of Acne. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2011 Nov; 4(11): 22-29.

What's new in antibiotics in the management of acne? G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2012 Jun;147(3):227-38.

Acne Supplements 

Comparison of Vitamin D Levels in Patients with and without Acne: A Case-Control Study Combined with a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 25;11(8).

Correlation between the Severity and Type of Acne Lesions with Serum Zinc Levels in Patients with Acne Vulgaris. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014: 474108.

Acne Therapies

Efficacy of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy in the Treatment of Facial Acne Vulgaris: Comparison of Two Different Fluencies. Indian J Dermatol. 2016 Sept-Oct; 61(5): 545–9.

Light-based therapies in acne treatment. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2015 May-Jun; 6(3): 145–157.

Acne Scars

Microneedling: Advances and widening horizons. Indian Dermatol Online J 2016 Jul-Aug; 7(4): 244–254.

Percutaneous collagen induction: an effective and safe treatment for post-acne scarring in different skin prototypes.  J Dermatolog Treat 2014 Apr;25(2):147-52.

Anti-Aging

Anti-Aging Diet & Nutrition

Caloric restriction delays disease onset and mortality in rhesus monkeys. Science. 2009 Jul 10; 325(5937): 201–204.

Anti-Aging Pharmaceuticals, Cosmeceuticals & Actives

Anti-Aging Supplements

Superior Efficacy of an Herbal-based Cosmeceutical Compared With Common Prescription and Cosmetic Antiaging Therapies. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Feb;15(2):218-23.

Anti-Aging Therapies

Microneedling: Advances and widening horizons. Indian Dermatol Online J 2016 Jul-Aug; 7(4): 244–254.

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (aka Dark Spots)

Microneedling: Advances and widening horizons. Indian Dermatol Online J 2016 Jul-Aug; 7(4): 244–254.

Treatment of melasma with topical agents, peels and lasers: an evidence-based review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013 Oct;14(5):359-76.

A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of 4% Hydroquinone vs 0.75% Kojic Acid Cream in the Treatment of Facial Melasma. Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Mar;58(2):157.

Skin Care Products

Common Ingredients

How Much Do We Really Know About Our Favorite Cosmeceutical Ingredients? J Clinical Aesthet Dermatol. 2010 Feb; 3(2): 22–41.

Pharmaceuticals, Cosmeceuticals & Actives

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Clinical efficacy and safety of 20% glycolic peel, 15% lactic peel, and topical 20% vitamin C in constitutional type of periorbital melanosis: a comparative study. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2016 Jul 6. 

Treatment of melasma with topical agents, peels and lasers: an evidence-based review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013 Oct;14(5):359-76.

Beta Hydroxy Acids

Botanicals

Superior Efficacy of an Herbal-based Cosmeceutical Compared With Common Prescription and Cosmetic Antiaging Therapies. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Feb;15(2):218-23.

A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of 4% Hydroquinone vs 0.75% Kojic Acid Cream in the Treatment of Facial Melasma. Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Mar;58(2):157.

Kojic Acid

A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of 4% Hydroquinone vs 0.75% Kojic Acid Cream in the Treatment of Facial Melasma. Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Mar;58(2):157.

Hyaluronic Acid

Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of combinations of hydroquinone, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid in the treatment of melanoma. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015 Jun;14(2):113-23.

Hydroquinone

Treatment of melasma with topical agents, peels and lasers: an evidence-based review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013 Oct;14(5):359-76.

A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of 4% Hydroquinone vs 0.75% Kojic Acid Cream in the Treatment of Facial Melasma. Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Mar;58(2):157.

Retinoic Acid

Retinyl Propionate

A randomized, controlled comparative study of the wrinkle reduction benefits of a cosmetic niacinamide/peptide/retinyl propionate product regimen vs. a prescription 0.02% tretinoin product regimen. Br J Dermatol. 2010 Mar;162(3):647-54.

Peptides

A randomized, controlled comparative study of the wrinkle reduction benefits of a cosmetic niacinamide/peptide/retinyl propionate product regimen vs. a prescription 0.02% tretinoin product regimen. Br J Dermatol. 2010 Mar;162(3):647-54.

Cosmeceutical peptides. Dermatol. Surg. 2005 Jul;31(7 Pt 2):832-6; discussion 836. 

​Niacinamide (aka Nicotinamide / Nicotinic Amide / NAA)

A randomized, controlled comparative study of the wrinkle reduction benefits of a cosmetic niacinamide/peptide/retinyl propionate product regimen vs. a prescription 0.02% tretinoin product regimen. Br J Dermatol. 2010 Mar;162(3):647-54.

Vitamin C

Pharmaceuticals 

Antibiotics

Bacteriological resistance in acne: A call to action. Eur J Dermatol. 2016 Apr 1;26(2):127-32.

What's new in antibiotics in the management of acne? G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2012 Jun;147(3):227-38.

Isotretinoin

Tretinoin

Treatment of melasma with topical agents, peels and lasers: an evidence-based review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013 Oct;14(5):359-76.

Tretinoin: A Review of Its Anti-inflammatory Properties in the Treatment of Acne. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2011 Nov; 4(11): 22-29.

A randomized, controlled comparative study of the wrinkle reduction benefits of a cosmetic niacinamide/peptide/retinyl propionate product regimen vs. a prescription 0.02% tretinoin product regimen. Br J Dermatol. 2010 Mar;162(3):647-54.

Supplements

Types

Anti-Oxidants

Botanicals

Minerals

Correlation between the Severity and Type of Acne Lesions with Serum Zinc Levels in Patients with Acne Vulgaris. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014: 474108.

Phytonutrients

Probiotics

Vitamins

Comparison of Vitamin D Levels in Patients with and without Acne: A Case-Control Study Combined with a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 25;11(8).

Uses​

Supplements for Acne

Supplements for Anti-Aging

Superior Efficacy of an Herbal-based Cosmeceutical Compared With Common Prescription and Cosmetic Antiaging Therapies. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Feb;15(2):218-23.

Therapies

Acupuncture

Chemical Peels

Clinical efficacy and safety of 20% glycolic peel, 15% lactic peel, and topical 20% vitamin C in constitutional type of periorbital melanosis: a comparative study. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2016 Jul 6. 

Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of combinations of hydroquinone, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid in the treatment of melanoma. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015 Jun;14(2):113-23.

Treatment of melasma with topical agents, peels and lasers: an evidence-based review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013 Oct;14(5):359-76.

Facial Massage

Galvanic Therapy

Light Therapy

Efficacy of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy in the Treatment of Facial Acne Vulgaris: Comparison of Two Different Fluencies. Indian J Dermatol. 2016 Sept-Oct; 61(5): 545–9.

Light-based therapies in acne treatment. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2015 May-Jun; 6(3): 145–157.

Laser and light based treatments of acne. Indian Dermal Venereol Leprol. 2013 May-Jun; 79(3): 300-9.

Laser Therapy

Treatment of melasma with topical agents, peels and lasers: an evidence-based review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013 Oct;14(5):359-76.

Massage

Microdermabrasion

Micro Needling (aka Collagen Induction Therapy)

Microneedling: Advances and widening horizons. Indian Dermatol Online J 2016 Jul-Aug; 7(4): 244–254.

Percutaneous collagen induction: an effective and safe treatment for post-acne scarring in different skin prototypes.  J Dermatolog Treat 2014 Apr;25(2):147-52.

Radio Frequency (RF) Rejuvenation