This week's edition of the Mainstream Patient features stories about 8 Black-owned holistic beauty brands, tear trough filler for under-eye bags, dermatologist-approved SPF-containing moisturizers, and more.
New this week: Allure lists 13 of the best sunscreens for hydrated skin and Elle reviews 8 Black-owned holistic beauty brands. NewBeauty discusses tear trough filler for under-eye bags and Byrdie talks about delaying glycation for youthful skin. Women's Health reveals the best SPF-containing moisturizers according to dermatologists and Self asks dermatologists for their best night cream recommendations.
"'If you have dry skin, you generally want to stay away from drying ingredients like ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, and benzyl alcohol, which are all commonly used in skin care,' says Melanie Palm, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in San Diego, California. 'Instead, opt for formulations that have hydrating, noncomedogenic properties like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and ceramides.'"
"Even with Black History Month behind us, it’s never too late to support Black-owned beauty brands making a difference 365 days of the year. From superfood, vegan-friendly face masks to moisturizing plant-based body washes, these 9 Black-owned holistic beauty brands are bridging the gap between external and internal wellness for all."
"Under-eye filler, as explained by Woodbury, NY oculoplastic surgeon David Schlessinger, MD, is a dermal filler treatment utilizing hyaluronic acid-based fillers which attract minimal water. 'Under-eye filler is the same dermal fillers we use elsewhere on the face. I recommend an HA-based filler that doesn’t attract water, or non-hydrophilic, such as Juvéderm Volbella, Restylane or Belotero,' says Dr. Schlessinger. 'These hollows can be genetic or age-related. Because there is a relative loss of volume, there is a depressed area between the lower eyelid and cheek. Adding volume with a dermal filler can even out the area and create a smooth transition between the lower eyelid and cheek.'"
"Prevention is the name of the game, especially when delaying glycation, a common chemical reaction where sugar molecules, like glucose or fructose, attach to proteins like collagen and elastin in your skin. According to board-certified dermatologist Marisa Garshick, MD, FAAD, this can lead to the development of advanced glycation end products (or AGEs), which are thought to contribute to and accelerate, the various signs of skin aging."
"Sunscreen should be applied every day—yes, literally every day—even if you're not going outside, even if you're spending all day watching movies, and especially if you are going to embrace the great outdoors and expose that precious skin to the harsh sun. Okay, I love the sun, she's a great lady, but she does some *stuff* to our skin. See below for the 15 best dermatologist-recommended, Women's Health editor-tested moisturizers with SPF."
"Skin tends to lose moisture throughout the day and into the night, so it can be helpful to use a particularly nourishing product that’ll make up for that water loss before going to bed, as SELF previously reported. That’s why the most obvious difference between night creams and daytime moisturizers is their consistency, Randie H. Kim, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, tells SELF. They’re usually thicker, heavier, and, well, creamier. (That’s the texture you can expect to find in a traditional night cream, but there are other products marketed for overnight use, including facial oils and thinner creams, that can be just as moisturizing in a lighter-weight, faster-absorbing formula.)"