• Bella Aura,  Product Review

    Bella Aura Rapid Repair Clarifying Elixir

    The Rapid repair clarifying elixir is designed to rebalance, protect and repair acne-prone skin. Why I think it is a well-formulated product: 1. Both eczema-prone and acne-prone skin suffer from too thin or damaged lipid barrier,sothis product contains ingredients such as sunflower & Blackcurrant seed oils which are rich in fatty acids to reinforce & protect the skin barrier. 2. Inflammation is one of the main causes of acne. This product uses a hydrocortisone-like ingredient called Ballon vine to address inflammation and soothe the skin. Ballon vines extract is considered as an alternative to hydrocortisone. It is anti-inflammatory and works to soothe different forms of skin irritation and inflammation: + Acute…

  • Skincare and Technology

    Winleviยฎ (clascoterone cream 1%): A new FDA-approved drug for hormonal acne

    WINLEVI cream is a new topical acne treatment by the Italian biotech Cassiopea which has been approved by the FDA recently. WINLEVI is the first acne drug with a new mechanism of action in 38 years; the last one was Accutane! How does this new drug work to combat acne? Acne is a multifactorial skin condition, affected by 3 distinct pathways: excess oil production, C. acne bacteria, and inflammation. Products such as benzoyl peroxide and topical antibiotics can target the acne bacteria and ingredients such as retinoids and salicylic acid can help regulate sebum production and avoid clogged pores, the inflammation which is caused by excess androgen is usually addressed…